WKU inching close to sellout for MTSU game

Cole Claybourn

WKU wants a sellout for Saturday’s game against Middle Tennessee State, but there’s still a little ways to go.

Senior Associate Athletic Director Todd Stewart said he’s at least hoping the crowd will surpass the season-high attendance of 6,407 set against South Alabama on Feb. 4.

“Need some movement but we have a chance,” Stewart said. “If we have a decent walk-up (crowd) and 1,000 students, we should do it.”

Stewart said 750 students showed up to Thursday’s 79-76 win over Arkansas State.

Lindsay Thomas, assistant athletic director for Marketing and Ticket Sales, said she’s hoping to see 1,500 students, which would leave 500 tickets left to sell.

“We need a big student turnout, but tickets are selling fast,” she said. 

Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m. and the game has been labeled a “red out” and fans are encouraged to wear red. The team’s lone senior, guard Kahlil McDonald, will be honored during Saturday’s Senior Night activities.