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2007–08 WKU Hilltoppers basketball team

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2007–08 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers men's basketball
WKU Hilltoppers wordmark.png
Sun Belt Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 12 Seed, Sweet 16
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
DivisionEast Division
2007–08 record29–7 (16–2 Sun Belt)
Head coachDarrin Horn
Home arenaE. A. Diddle Arena
Seasons

The 2007–08 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers men's basketball team represented Western Kentucky Universityduring the 2007-08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hilltoppers were led by head coach Darrin Horn in his fifth season and played their home games at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Kentucky as members of Sun Belt Conference. Senior Courtney Lee was the Sun Belt Player of the Year.[1]

The team would advance to the Sweet 16 defeating the Drake Bulldogs and San Diego Toreros before losing to the Kevin Love lead UCLA Bruins[2].

Previous Season[edit | edit source]

The Hilltoppers finished the 2006–07 season with 22–11, 12–6 in the Sun Belt Conference to finish in first place. They lost the conference tournament championship game to South Alabama Jaguars 95-70. The Hilltoppers then lost in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament[3].

Schedule and Results[edit | edit source]

The Hilltoppers went 29-7 (16-2) finishing 2nd in the Sun Belt East. They won the Sun Belt Conference Tournament[4].

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Nov 9*
Kennesaw State W 96-61  1–0
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Nov 13*
Kentucky Wesleyan W 88-67  2–0
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Nov 17*
Murray State W 87-63  3–0
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Nov 22*
Gonzaga L 71-74  3–1
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
Nov 23*
Alaska-Anchorage W 71-67  4–1
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, Alaska
Nov 24*
Michigan W 73-69  5–1
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, Alaska
Dec 1*
Northern Arizona L 61-64  5–2
Walkup Skydome 
Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 5*
Nebraska W 69-62  6–2
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Dec 8*
Eastern Kentucky W 77-60  7–2
McBrayer Arena 
Richmond, KY
Dec 15*
Tennessee L 82-88  7–3
Bridgestone Arena 
Knoxville, TN
Dec 18*
North Carolina Central W 84-53  8–3
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Dec 22*
Southern Illinois L 78-88  8–4
The SIU Arena 
Carbondale, Il
Dec 29
Troy W 94-90  9–4
Trojan Arena 
Troy, AL
Jan 2
MTSU W 62-51  10–4
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Jan 5
South Alabama L 61-65  10–5
Mitchel Center 
Mobile, AL
Jan 10
Louisiana Monroe W 71-44  11–5
Fant-Ewing Coliseum 
Monroe, LA
Jan 12
FIU W 76-60  12–5
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Jan 16
FAU W 80-62  13–5
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Jan 19
Louisiana W 69-66  14–5
Cajundome 
Lafayette, LA
Jan 23
New Orleans W 73-55  15–5
Human Performance Center 
New Orleans, LA
Jan 27
Arkansas State W 77-68  16–5
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Jan 31
Little Rock W 71-47  17–5
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Feb 2
Denver W 78-64  18–5
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Feb 7
North Texas W 94-84  19–5
Super Pit 
Denton, TX
Feb 13
Troy W 92-57  20–5
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Feb 16
MTSU W 71-66  21–5
Murphy Center 
Murfreesboro,TN
Feb 21
South Alabama L 64-69  21–6
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Feb 23
Louisiana-Monroe W 86-78  22–6
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, KY
Feb 27
FIU W 69-54  23–6
US Century Bank Arena 
Miami, FL
Mar 1
FAU W 88-78  24–6
FAU Arena 
Boca Raton, FL
Sun Belt Tournament
Mar 9
North Texas W 84-70  25–6
Mitchell Center 
Mobile, AL
Mar 10
Little Rock W 70-55  26–6
Mitchell Center 
Mobile, AL
Mar 10
MTSU W 67-57  27–6
Mitchell Center 
Mobile, AL
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21*
Drake University W 101-99  28–6
St. Pete Times Forum 
Tampa, FL
Mar 23*
University of San Diego W 72-63  29–6
St. Pete Times Forum 
Tampa, FL
Mar 27*
UCLA Bruins L 78-88  29–7
US Airways Center 
Phoenix, AZ


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  1. "Sun Belt Player of the Year Winner". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  2. "NCAA Tournament History". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  3. "2006-07 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Schedule and Results". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  4. "2007-08 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Schedule and Results". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.


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