BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU finishes its 2013-14 non-conference schedule with a showdown against Ole Miss Monday night at 7:00 (CT) at E.A. Diddle Arena.
A win against the Rebels would make WKU 9-4 entering conference play for the first time since the 2006-07 squad also went 9-4 in the early non-conference schedule.
Ole Miss is the fourth team on WKU’s non-conference schedule to win at least 27 games in 2012-13 (Wichita State, 30; Louisville, 35; Southern Miss, 27; Ole Miss, 27), and the Rebels return 11 letterwinners from a 2012-13 team that advanced to the third round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
WKU and Ole Miss have never met, but Rebel head coach Andy Kennedy has been to E.A. Diddle Arena multiple times as a player for three seasons at UAB and assistant coach at South Alabama in 1994-95 and UAB from 1997-2001.
WKU last hosted an opponent from the Southeastern Conference on November 27, 2010, when South Carolina earned an 87-85 double-overtime win at E.A. Diddle Arena. WKU’s last home win against an SEC foe came the season before, when the Hilltoppers knocked off Mississippi State 55-52 on January 4, 2010.
Monday's game will be televised by the Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network, airing nationally on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court and regionally on WKU PBS in the Bowling Green area and WBNA in Louisville. It will be broadcast on the radio on the Hilltopper IMG Sports Network, airing locally in Bowling Green on WKLX-FM Sam 100.7.
Single-game tickets for the 2013-14 season and various multiple-game packages are on sale now. Fans interested in purchasing single-game tickets or multiple-game packages can call the WKU Ticket Office at 1-800-5-BIG RED or 745-5222 locally, or order online at WKUSports.com.