BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball will be the No. 3 seed in next week’s
2018 Conference USA Basketball Championship, and will open play against either
sixth-seeded UAB or 11th-seeded Florida Atlantic at 9 p.m. CT Thursday in Frisco,
WKU’s No. 3 seed is its highest finish in its four years in C-USA, as well as its
highest finish overall since earning the No. 2 seed in the 2014 Sun Belt Conference
The Hilltoppers (22-9, 14-4 C-USA) enter the tournament with their most wins overall
and their most league victories since 2008-09.
The winner of WKU’s quarterfinal matchup will advance to the semifinals at 3 p.m.
Friday in a contest broadcast nationally by CBS Sports Network. The championship
will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 10 and also air on CBS Sports Network.
WKU split its games against UAB this year, with a 77-69 victory in Bowling Green in
January and a 101-73 loss in Birmingham on Saturday night.
The Hilltoppers defeated Florida Atlantic 75-63 at home Feb. 8.
WKU has advanced to at least the semifinals of its league tournament in 11 of the
last 13 seasons. The team is 21-6 with four championships in the last 10 conference
All-session booklets for this year’s conference tournament are on sale now through
the WKU Ticket Office. Limited premium GA booklets are available. Purchases made
through the WKU Ticket Office directly support WKU Athletics.
All-session booklets cover all games for both WKU Hilltopper and Lady Topper
Basketball games as well as all other tournament games.
See the tournament bracket here.
How to follow the Hilltoppers: For complete information on WKU Hilltopper
Basketball, follow the team’s social media channels, @WKUBasketball on Twitter,
@WKUBasketball on Instagram, and WKU Basketball on Facebook.