National Basketball News
The 2020-21 WKU men’s basketball (21-8) season has officially reached its end after losing to conference foe Louisiana Tech (23-8) 72-65 in the quarterfinals of the NIT tournament.
The most highly anticipated tournament kicked off on March 18 with four games being played to set up the 64-team bracket. Fans of all ages enjoyed upsets during the first round of the tournament but for some, the Buckeyes upset was especially painful.
After a restful week in Bowling Green following a thrilling 69-67 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels, the Hilltoppers (21-7) are back in Frisco, Texas to compete against the LA Tech Bulldogs (22-7) in the quarterfinals of the NIT Tournament.
After a heartbreaking loss in the Conference USA championship, the WKU Hilltoppers had every excuse in the world to lose in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament, but they pulled out a victory against a Saint Mary’s team that finished second in the West Coast Conference.
WKU (21-7) took on Saint Mary’s (14-10) in Comerica Center Wednesday evening to open the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. The Hilltoppers escaped with a 69-67 win after two clutch free throws from senior Taveion Hollingsworth.
WKU (20-7) isn’t done playing just yet. On Sunday evening the Hilltoppers were announced as a No. 3 seed in the National Invitational Tournament. The No. 2 seed, Saint Mary’s (14-9), are WKU’s next opponent after both programs lost in their conference tournaments.
On Tuesday afternoon, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced WKU Basketball junior center Charles Bassey was named to the NABC All-District First-Team while senior guard Taveion Hollingsworth was named to the second team. The teams were selected by NABC-member head coaches …