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Lady Toppers Earns Top Seed in C-USA Championships, Set to Face Charlotte or Marshall in Quarterfinals

Posted on 09 March 2015 by Allen

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WKU will open play in the 2015 Conference USA Championships on Thursday, March 12 in the quarterfinals of the tournament at the Bartow Arena on the campus of UAB at 5:00 p.m. CT, it was announced Saturday night by the league offices. WKU’s opening round matchup will be against No. 8 Charlotte or No. 9 Marshall. Those teams face off on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CT in Bartow Arena.

First round and quarterfinal games in the Conference USA Championships will be televised by the American Sports Network with Leah Secondo and Nate Ross before CBS Sports Network takes over for the semifinals and finals with Ed Cohen and Julianne Viani on the call. All Lady Topper games will also be available on the radio and at wkusports.tv with Barry Williams on the call.

WKU is 3-0 all-time in conference tournament games against Charlotte but have never faced off against Marshall in the postseason in the program’s history.

The Lady Toppers are the top seed in the 2015 tournament after winning the 2015 Conference USA Regular Season Championship. WKU is attempting to win back-to-back conference tournament titles for the first time since winning three straight tournament titles in 1991 through 1993. The Lady Toppers won last year’s Sun Belt Conference Championships with a 61-60 win over Arkansas State after erasing a 14-point second half deficit to get the win and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in program history.

The Lady Toppers (27-4, 16-2) enter the Conference USA Championships having won nine straight games, 24 of 26, 37 of 42 and are 51-13 over the last two seasons.

WKU completed its first regular season as a member of Conference USA by finishing with a 16-2 record and claiming the Conference USA regular season title. WKU’s 16 league wins tied the school record set in 2007-08 and tied the Conference USA mark set by UTEP in 2007-08 and Houston in 2010-11. The Lady Toppers’ 27 regular season wins tied the school record set during the 1985-86 season when WKU won 27 games before making their second consecutive run to the Final Four. The 27 wins are also tied for the fifth most in WKU history and the sixth most in Conference USA in a single season. WKU is 27-4 or better through 31 games for just the fourth time in program history.

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