BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The WKU women’s basketball team will play host to defending national finalist Louisville on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in E.A. Diddle Arena at 7:00 p.m. CT, it was announced Monday by Lady Topper Basketball head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. The complete non-conference schedule will be released at a later date.
The game will mark the first time that former Paul Sanderford assistant coaches Jeff Walz and Clark-Heard have faced off on the hardwood as head coaches. Clark-Heard also served as an assistant coach to Walz at Louisville for five seasons. She helped Walz lead the Cardinals to the national championship game in 2009. Current WKU assistant coach Candyce Bingham was a player on that 2009 Louisville team.
The game will mark the first time since the 1999-00 season that WKU has hosted a team that reached the NCAA Final Four in the previous season in E.A. Diddle Arena. WKU has four wins in E.A. Diddle Arena history over teams that reached the NCAA Final Four the previous season including wins over Old Dominion in 1983-84 and twice in 1985-86 in addition to a win over Louisiana Tech in 1994-95.
WKU’s last meeting with a team that reached the Final Four in the previous season came in 2007-08 when WKU faced North Carolina.