BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Home games against five of the top seven finishers in
Conference USA last season highlight the league play portion of the 2017-18 WKU
Hilltopper Basketball schedule, as announced Wednesday by WKU.
The Hilltoppers will play home-and-home series with 2017 C-USA regular-season and
tournament champion Middle Tennessee and third-place Old Dominion, as well as host
second-place LA Tech.
The 18-game conference slate also includes home-and-home series with UAB, Marshall
and Charlotte and single games against the other eight teams in the league.
WKU will kick off the conference schedule with a pair of home games against LA Tech
(Dec. 28) and Southern Miss (Dec. 30) at E.A. Diddle Arena.
The Hilltoppers then hit the road for three straight contests away from home with
trips to Marshall (Jan. 6), Old Dominion (Jan. 11) and Charlotte (Jan. 13).
That time away from home will be followed by three consecutive games in Diddle
Arena, starting Jan. 18 against UAB. WKU will then welcome Middle Tennessee on Jan.
20 and Marshall on Jan. 27.
The first matchup with Middle Tennessee will be the 135th meeting in the series that
dates back to 1914-15. WKU leads the series 93-41 and 52-15 in Bowling Green.
The schedule continues Feb. 1 with a road swing to UTEP (Feb. 1) and UTSA (Feb. 3),
followed by home games against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 8) and FIU (Feb. 10).
Two more stops in the Lone Star State follow at North Texas (Feb. 15) and Rice (Feb.
17) before the Hilltoppers host Charlotte on Feb. 22 and Old Dominion on Feb. 24 in
the regular-season home finale.
WKU wraps up the regular season on the road against two of its main conference
rivals, at Middle Tennessee (March 1) and at UAB (March 3).
The C-USA Tournament will take place March 7-10 at Ford Center at The Star in
C-USA’s television partners could still ask for date changes to accommodate
broadcast schedules. Information on the nonconference portion of the 2017-18
schedule will be available in the coming weeks.
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