Western Kentucky has been to the NCAA Tournament 23 times. They have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen seven times (1960, 1962, 1966, 1971, 1978, 1993 and 2008) and have been to the Elite Eight (1940 and 1971) and went to the Final Four in 1971. Will the Hilltoppers get back to the Big Dance in 2016? Come out to the E.A. Diddle Arena and find out.
The Hilltoppers have been to the NIT 13 times and have advanced to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden twice (1948 and 1954). Some of the great players to play for the Hilltoppers include Clem Haskins, Courtney Lee, Willie Carmichael, Tellis Frank, Chris Marcus and many more.
The Hilltoppers play at Diddle Arena which opened in 1963 and seats 7500 fans. There are no bad seats at E. A. Diddle Arena and you’ll enjoy the view along with great food items from the concession stands such as Polish Sausages, brats, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and pretzels while watching the action! Nowhere is college basketball taken more seriously than in the state of Kentucky and WKU is one of the state’s great programs.
WKU plays in Conference USA which includes great teams such as UAB, FAU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, UNC Charlotte, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Mississippi, UTEP, and UTSA. These teams will be trying to get to the NCAA Tournament by winning the C-USA Tournament and gaining the automatic bid. They will also be trying to win an at-large bid by winning enough regular season games. So the action will be intense when these teams come to Diddle Arena.
Don’t miss out in the exciting college basketball action at Diddle Arena this season.
Courtesy of Western Kentucky University