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WKU Returns to Texas for Second Time in Three Weeks, Face North Texas Thursday

Posted on 04 February 2015 by Allen

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For the second time in three weeks, WKU travels west to the Lone Star State for a pair of games in Texas, starting with a showdown with North Texas on Thursday night in the Super Pit in Denton.

Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CT on Thursday evening in Denton. Fans can subscribe to the C-USA Digital Network through Conference USA’s website, which provides access to live and on-demand video content from every Conference USA school, including WKU, to watch the game live. Audio will be live streamed on www.wkusports.tv with Barry Williams (play-by-play) on the call. The game can also be heard live on ESPN 102.7 FM and 1450 AM in the Bowling Green area and worldwide via the TuneIn app for select game.

WKU is now 18-4 through 22 games, marking the sixth time in program history that WKU has won at least 18 games through 22 games. The Lady Toppers are just two wins shy of recording its third consecutive 20 win season on the heels of a 9-21 campaign prior to Michelle Clark-Heard’s arrival on the Hill as head coach.

If WKU can claim two wins this week in Texas and reach the 20-win mark, it would be the second fastest WKU has reached the 20-win mark in terms of date in program history. The quickest came during the 1985-86 Final Four season in which the Lady Toppers won their 20th game on Feb. 4. The next quickest is the 1990-91 season when WKU won their 20th game on Feb. 11 followed by the 1984-85 Final Four season on Feb. 14.

This weekend’s games mark the final trip to the Lone Star State for Texas native Alexis Govan. The senior All-American candidate chose to travel approximately 1,000 miles from her native San Antonio, Texas to attend WKU. This weekend’s trip will mark her seventh trip to Texas during her WKU career.

One of Govan’s greatest moments in her WKU career didn’t happen in the state of Texas, but against a team from the state of Texas, Thursday’s opponent North Texas. Govan registered her career high of 40 points on Dec. 29, 2012 against North Texas in E.A. Diddle Arena. She converted on 16-of-20 shots in the game as WKU beat the Mean Green 82-80. The 40-point performance is one of four in WKU history and was the first since Crystal Kelly’s school record 42-point performance against ULM on Feb. 23, 2008. Govan scored 57 points in 58 minutes against North Texas in two games during the 2012-13 season.

WKU is 7-2 on the season in Conference USA play, having already played five games away from home in league play. Following this weekend’s road trip, WKU plays five of its final seven league games at home.

Following the two-game swing to Texas, the Lady Toppers return home for a three-game home stand.

The Lady Toppers will host Marshall on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 on Play4Kay Day in E.A. Diddle Arena at 1:00 p.m. CT. Individuals are encouraged to wear pink in support of the Kay Yow Foundation and breast cancer awareness. Donation buckets will be available at the door and WKU will host a silent auction to support the cause. Fans can also donate online at http://www.play4kay.org/wkuladytoppers. It is also Daddy/Daughter Date Night in E.A. Diddle Arena where all father/daughter couples can purchase one adult ticket and receive a youth admission for free. The Party 1 Kids Zone will also be available one hour prior to tipoff on the third level concourse with inflatables for kids. Fans can also purchase two tickets to the game for only $15 and receive a coupon for a free small pizza from Mr. B’s.

WKU hosts UAB on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CT and then welcomes rival Middle Tennessee to E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CT for the only meeting between the teams this season.

Students receive free admission to all Lady Topper Basketball games. Members of the Red Wave, WKU’s student support group, are encouraged to Bring a Friend to the Game for the remainder of the season for the chance to win great prizes. Students can check in at the Red Wave Table at the student entrance of E.A. Diddle Arena for more information.

Fans can also participate in the new Lady Toppers U Win Program for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. Fans that buy a $10 upper level reserved seat to any home game will receive a free ticket to the each of the next WKU home games as long as the Lady Toppers continue to win. For example, if WKU wins the next 10 home games after fans purchase their $10 upper level reserved seat, they will receive a free ticket to each of the 10 ensuing home games for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart has also extended a unique offer for the remainder of the season.

“Our women’s basketball team is off to a great start this season, but we need more people in the stands,” said Stewart. “I guarantee you will have a great time seeing this team this year. Please buy a ticket and see this Lady Topper team. If you don’t have a great time, send me your ticket stub and I will refund your money.”

In addition, free parking will be available in PS1 and in the upper floors of PS2. Lots 1-5 and first floor of PS2 will continue to be reserved for HAF members.

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