GALLERY: Senior Send-Off

WKU forward Tashia Brown (10) and her mother Tomekia Thomas wipe away tears as they listen to coach Michelle Clark-Heard following the Lady Toppers 83-61 win over University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Friday Feb. 23, 2018 at Diddle Arena. In her four years on the team Brown has scored 1961 points and averaging 15.2 points per game.

by Jeremy Chisenhall

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams held their senior night in Diddle Arena last week, and both came away with convincing wins in their final home games of the season. Both teams have a short road trip to end the season before the Conference USA Tournament starts. 

The Lady Toppers sent seniors Ivy and Tashia Brown off with an 83-61 win over UNC Charlotte. Tashia Brown scored a career-high 38 points on the night, which was good for the fifth-most points in a single game in program history. Ivy Brown scored 14 points, including three 3-pointers. Both Ivy and Tashia Brown are members of the 1,000-point club, with Tashia nearing 2,000 points for her career.

The Hilltoppers win their final home game against Old Dominion University, 88-66, in front of a sellout crowd. Senior forward Justin Johnson picked up his 34th career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Graduate transfer guard Darius Thompson had 11 points, six rebounds and a team-high eight assists. Graduate transfer forward Dwight Coleby had 11 points and 8 rebounds.