BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball’s final four games of the regular
season were revealed Saturday night as part of Conference USA’s new Bonus Play
The Hilltoppers will first travel to Old Dominion on Saturday and UAB on Feb. 28,
then host Southern Miss on March 3 and UTSA on March 6 to complete the regular
Within the new scheduling format, the league’s 14 programs played each other once
and their travel partner twice in the first seven weeks of the conference season. At
the conclusion of the seven weeks, teams were placed in one of three groups based on
conference standings through the first 14 games of league action. The teams were
divided into two groups of five (1-5 and 6-10) and a group of four (11-14). During
the final three weeks, teams will play within their respective grouping for the last
four games of conference play.
Home and away games within the groups were determined by a preset formula. Teams
were guaranteed to play two home games and two away games over the final weeks of
WKU (16-11, 9-5 C-USA) finished the first 14 games of the regular season as the No.
The Hilltoppers lost at No. 1 seed Old Dominion 69-66 on Jan. 5 after starting the
game up 21-0. WKU lost at home to No. 5 seed UAB 68-60 on Saturday.
The Hilltoppers defeated No. 3 seed Southern Miss 66-63 on the road on Jan. 24 and
beat fourth-seeded UTSA 96-88 in overtime at home on Jan. 31.
Once all 18 games have been completed, the top 12 teams based on final league
standings will be seeded in the conference tournament. Teams will be guaranteed
seeding within their respective group. For example, if a program landed in the
second group (6-10), it will seed no higher than six and no lower than 10 in the
WKU can be seeded no lower than fifth in the C-USA Tournament.
Season ticket holders will use the tickets labeled Game 15 and Game 16 for the two
remaining home games in Diddle Arena. Season long parking passes will also be
honored and required for the Bonus Play games.
Single-game tickets for WKU’s two remaining home games will go on sale soon.