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WKU to open the season against Nevada and LSU in Golden Window Classic

WKU Hilltoppers vs. Louisville Cardinals, November 29, 2019 at Bridgestone Arena
WKU Hilltoppers vs. Louisville Cardinals, November 29, 2019 at Bridgestone Arena(Evan Brown/WKU Athletics | Evan Brown/WKU Athletics)
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 1:37 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - We finally know who the WKU Hilltoppers Men’s basketball will open the season against. The Hilltoppers open the season against Nevada and LSU in Nebraska’s Golden Window Classic.

WKU will begin its 102nd season against Nevada on Nov. 25 and turn around to face LSU in a Thanksgiving matchup on Nov. 26.

The games will be played without fans at Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. Game times and television are still pending.

Nevada finished 19-12 last season with an 89 NET ranking, while LSU tallied a 21-10 record and 28 NET a year ago.

WKU is 0-1 all-time against the Wolf Pack and 0-3 against LSU. The Tigers, a popular preseason top-25 pick, are also a familiar opponent for Stansbury, who went 18-13 against them in his 14 seasons as head coach at Mississippi State.

This is the latest on the calendar that WKU has started a season since opening on Dec. 3 in 1994-95, and the first time starting play on a neutral court since opening the 2009-10 season in the NIT Tip-Off in Baton Rouge, La.

WKU’s first six games against Division I competition had a combined record of 125-61 last season. Four of those opponents finished in the top 90 of last year’s NET rankings, while the other two both won their regular season conference titles.

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