Lady Tops 73, FAU 46 (final)

Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles’ WKU team is off to the program’s worst start in 30 years, but the Lady Toppers are 3-2 in the Sun Belt. They look to improve that mark when they host FAU at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cole Claybourn

The Lady Toppers (6-11), off to their worst start in 30 years, host Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m. Sunday in Diddle Arena. Follow beat writer Cole Claybourn for updates throughout the game.

FINAL: Lady Tops 73, FAU 46

Four players were in double figures for WKU. Look for more at later.

3:12 Lady Tops 67, FAU 42

This is the largest lead the Lady Tops have had all season. LaTeira Owens and Arnika Brown both have double-doubles. 

7:58 Lady Tops 57, FAU 38

It’s still all Lady Tops. They’ve increased their shooting percentage to 40 percent now.

10:30 Lady Tops 51, FAU 32

The Lady Tops continue to sustain their lead. They now have four players in double figures and have increased their shooting percentage to 37.7 percent. They’ve forced FAU in to 14 turnovers and have only turned it over eight times as a team.

15:50 Lady Tops 42, FAU 22

Lady Tops have outscored FAU 12-5 this half. Lady Tops with 20 points off turnovers to FAU’s six. They’re also out-rebounding FAU 35-22.

Teranie Thomas scored with 16:39 left, but fell immediately to the ground favoring her left ankle. She limped off the court and in to the locker room. 

HALFTIME Lady Tops 30, FAU 17

The Lady Tops equaled their largest lead of the season when they were up 30-11. They’re still only shooting 29.7 percent from the field but have forced 10 turnovers.

3:21 Lad Tops 26, FAU 11

Both teams struggled during the last three-minute stretch. Not much scoring or offensive flow.

6:41 Lady Tops 24, FAU 9

WKU has increased the defensive pressure. They’ve forced seven turnovers and have gotten in to transition a lot. They have 12 points off turnovers so far.

11:53 Lady Tops 16, FAU 6

Lady Tops go on a 10-2 run since the last timeout led by two straight 3-pointers from Janae Howard. FAU was held scoreless for more than six minutes. 

15:57 Lady Tops 6, FAU 4

Both teams shooting poorly so far. WKU is 2-9 from the field and FAU is 2-8. Lady Tops are out-rebounded 8-6 early on.


Starting lineup – Amy McNear, Teranie Thomas, Hope Brown, LaTeira Owens, and Arnika Brown.