BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Fresh off another comeback win on Thursday night, WKU goes for its fifth-straight victory Saturday night at 7:00 (CT) against Texas State.
After overcoming a 15-point deficit to beat UT Arlington the last time out, WKU has now found a way to win after trailing by double-digits in both of its last two games. Saturday’s game is a matchup of the top two defensive teams in the Sun Belt Conference, as both WKU and Texas State surrender an average of just 66.3 points per game.
With a win on Saturday, WKU would be eight games over .500 for the first time since the 2009-10 squad ended the season at 21-13.
Saturday'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, with Randy Lee and Hal Schmitt on the call.
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.
Tickets for the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament are now on sale through the WKU Ticket Office. Each ticket book contains eight tickets. There are a total of eight sessions, with sessions 1-6 including two games each. Session seven featuring the women's championship game, and session eight is the men's championship game. Ticket books cost $99.00, and seats are general admission. To purchase tickets please contact the WKU Ticket Office at 1-800-5-BIG RED or 745-5222 locally, or order online at WKUSports.com.
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WKU (14-7, 6-2 SBC) vs. Texas State (6-14, 2-5 SBC)
February 1, 2014 // 7:00 PM (CT)
Bowling Green, Ky. // E.A. Diddle Arena (7,326)
Radio: Hilltopper IMG Sports Network • Randy Lee (pxp), Hal Schmitt (analysis)
Television: ESPN3 / ESPN Full Court / WKU PBS / WBNA • Randy Lee (pxp), Hal Schmitt (analysis)
• WKU has trailed by at least 10 points at one point in both of its last two wins, and WKU has three double-digit comeback wins this season (12/21, vs. Murray State) and nine under head coach Ray Harper.
• A win on Saturday would give WKU a five-game winning streak in each of the last seven seasons.
• After going 2-6 in January last year and 2-5 in 2011-12, WKU is 6-2 in January so far this season.
• WKU leads the Sun Belt Conference in average home attendance in 2013-14 (4,600 per game).
• WKU has outrebounded each of its last 11 opponents, and the margin has been an average of 6.5 boards per contest.
• WKU is tied for 21st in the nation in rebounding in conference games.
• George Fant has started 51-straight games.
• George Fant has made 26-of-41 shots in the last four games (.634).
• T.J. Price has scored in double figures in 28 of his last 32 games.
• T.J. Price has made at least one three-pointer in 32 of his last 34 games and multiple threes in 27 of the 34 contests.
• Chris Harrison-Docks has scored at least 10 points in four of the last five games.
• WKU has won five-straight SBC road games, dating back to the end of last season.
• Should the 2013-14 Hilltoppers advance to the NCAA Tournament, it would mark the third time in WKU history the program has advanced to three-straight tournaments (1993-95; 2001-03).
• A Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship would give WKU two of the three instances of three-straight tournament titles in league history (UAB, 1982-84; WKU, 2001-03).
• The game is a Pink Out for cancer awareness, and the first 500 fans into E.A. Diddle Arena will receive a free pink rally towel.
• The Party One Zone for Kids will be open in the upper concourse, as it will be every Saturday home game throughout the season.