Hilltopper Gameday vs. Brescia (Ky.)

Dec. 27, 2013


WKU resumes its four-game homestand Saturday night at 7:00 against Brescia (Ky.), looking for its second three-game winning streak of the season.

The Hilltoppers earned wins against Southern Miss and Murray State last week and will close 2013 with a tilt against Ole Miss on Monday night.

Brescia (Ky.) is located in Owensboro and plays in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA.

A Hilltopper win on Saturday would give WKU eight wins before the new year for the second-straight season and second time in the last six years.

Saturday's game will be televised by the Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network, airing nationally on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court and regionally on WKU PBS in the Bowling Green area and WBNA in Louisville. It will be broadcast on the radio on the Hilltopper IMG Sports Network, airing locally in Bowling Green on WKLX-FM Sam 100.7.

Single-game tickets for the 2013-14 season and various multiple-game packages are on sale now. Fans interested in purchasing single-game tickets or multiple-game packages can call the WKU Ticket Office at 1-800-5-BIG RED or 745-5222 locally, or order online at WKUSports.com.

WKU (7-4) vs. Brescia (Ky.) (5-5)
December 28, 2013 // 7:00 PM (CT)
Bowling Green, Ky. // E.A. Diddle Arena (7,326)
Radio: Hilltopper IMG Sports Network • Randy Lee (pxp), Hal Schmitt (analysis)
Television: ESPN3 / ESPN Full Court / WKU PBS / WBNA • Randy Lee (pxp), Hal Schmitt (analysis)

• WKU has won 11-straight non-conference home games.
• WKU is 22-5 under Ray Harper at home.
• WKU leads the Sun Belt Conference in average home attendance in 2013-14 (4,337 fans per game).
Chris Harrison-Docks is the first Hilltopper freshman to score in double figures in each of his first three games in the Red and White since Courtney Lee had at least 10 points in the first five contests of his rookie year of 2004-05.
• WKU has committed 11 or fewer turnovers in three of the last four games.
• WKU has shot better than 75.0 percent from the free throw line as a team five times in 11 games in 2013-14 after doing it five times in 36 games a season ago.
• WKU ranks 45th in the nation in fewest points allowed per game this season (64.3).
• WKU has held at least a two-possession lead in all four of its losses this season and a lead of at least nine points in two of its last three defeats.
T.J. Price has scored in double figures in 21 of his last 23 games.
T.J. Price has made at least one three-pointer in 25-straight games and multiple threes in 20 of the 25 contests.
• WKU's current four-game homestand is its longest since playing four-in-a-row at E.A. Diddle Arena from November 23-December 4, 2011, a stretch in which WKU went 2-2 against VCU, Southeastern Louisiana, Murray State and Bowling Green State.
• Should T.J. Price and George Fant both reach the 1,000 career point threshold in 2013-14, it would mark the first time since 2009-10 that multiple players have reached the milestone in the same season (Jeremy Evans, Steffphon Pettigrew, A.J. Slaughter; 2009-10).

• On Fan Appreciation Night, all fans can purchase bleacher seats for $7.00 instead of the usual $12.00 per seat.
• All students in grades K-8 can receive a complimentary ticket for the game as part of Education Day.
• The Party One Zone for Kids will be open in the upper concourse, as it will be every Saturday home game throughout the season.

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