Heard excited for Saturday’s title game

WKU loses the tipoff to UALR freshman forward Keanna Keys at the start of the game against University of Arkansas-Little Rock in the 2014 Women’s Sun Belt Tournament at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La. on Friday Mar. 14, 2014. (Jeff Brown/Herald)

Kyle Williams

NEW ORLEANS — The Lady Toppers’ last loss came against Arkansas-Little Rock on Feb. 8. Since then, they’ve racked up nine straight victories, including a 66-62 win over the Lady Trojans on Friday afternoon to solidify WKU’s 20th Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship game appearance.

No. 2-seed WKU (23-8) is slated to face off against No. 1-seed Arkansas State at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Lakefront Arena.

“You can’t win a championship if you don’t get to the championship game,” Heard said. “And that’s our whole goal is to get there and be prepared and ready to just go to battle.

“I know our girls are excited. I know I’m excited as a coach. We’ll just be ready to go.”