WKYU producing documentary on WKU basketball’s postseason run

Cole Claybourn

WKU fans will now have a chance to relive the men’s basketball team’s late-season run.

WKYU and WKU are partnering to produce a documentary about the end of the 2011-2012 season.

Michael Schroeder, assistant director of athletic media relations, said the idea for the documentary developed while the team was in the midst of its postseason run.

WKYU was alongside the team as the official team videographer, so they were able to film extra footage thanks to some extra access that the NCAA allowed.

“(WKYU) reviewed some of the stuff they got, and we thought we might be able to put something together that fans would like to have as a memento for the season,” Schroeder said.

WKU won its last two regular season games before winning four games in four days to win the Sun Belt Conference Championship and earn an improbable NCAA Tournament berth, despite having a 15-18 record.

The Toppers trailed late in the second half of each game.

WKU then came back from a 16-point deficit with less than five minutes left to defeat Mississippi Valley State in the NCAA Tournament First Four in front of President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The documentary is still in its early stages, with player interviews having just started on Tuesday.

There’s no timetable as far as when it will get done, but Schroeder said it could be as soon as this summer.

Prices on DVDs and how fans can purchase them will be released at a later date.

“We’ll end up doing some sort of pre-order to try and figure out what the interest level is,” Schroeder said.