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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Basketball

College: Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Conference: Conference USA (C-USA)

Stadium: E.A. Diddle Arena (capacity 7,326)

Head Coach: Steve Lutz (2023-present)

2022-23 Regular Season Record: 17–16

2023 Postseason Record: Did not qualify

Legendary Alumni: Courtney Lee, Charles Bassey, Jeremy Evans

National Championships: 0 (Final Four: 1971)

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Basketball

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers basketball team was extremely successful at conference level for much of its early history, dominating all comers throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. The Hilltoppers have also enjoyed some success at NCAA March Madness tournaments, cracking the Sweet 16 on 8 occasions and the Elite 8 twice. The team’s lone Final Four ended in a heartbreaking 92-89 loss to the Villanova Wildcats (though both teams would see their places “vacated” later due to players who had signed professional contracts). With the Hilltoppers’ most recent March Madness appearance being back in 2013, fans will be hoping for a return to the national stage in 2024 and the seasons to come. 

How can I get cheap tickets to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers games?

In Bowling Green, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers basketball games are the hot ticket in town and often sell out months in advance. To get a hold of the cheapest tickets to Hilltoppers games, search the TicketX listings on this page and use our trusty TicketX seating chart to compare prices and locations. You can purchase tickets with the lowest commission fees from TicketX with just one click! 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Rivalries

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have a long-standing rivalry with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, known as the Battle of the Bluegrass. The Hilltoppers maintain a hefty advantage in the series, standing at 116-44 as of 2023. The Hilltoppers also have local rivalries with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, and Murray State Racers.

Are Western Kentucky Hilltoppers basketball games exciting?

WKU Hilltoppers games are known for drawing full crowds who come dressed in red and white to support the team. It can feel like the whole town of Bowling Green is in E.A. Diddle Arena when the ‘Tops are in town!


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