NCAA: WKU Advances, Cards Play Morehead Today

by Rick Howlett on March 20, 2009

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have advanced to the second round of the men’s NCAA
basketball tournament. The 12th seeded Hilltoppers beat Number 5 seed Illinois last night, 76-72.

WKU will face Gonzaga Saturday at 5:10pm in the tournament’s South Regional in Portland, Oregon.

Top seeded Louisville opens tournament play this evening at 7:10 in Dayton against Morehead State. The Eagles beat Alabama State in Tuesday’s play-in game.

The U of L women’s team begins play in the NCAA tournament Sunday at 9:30pm in Baton Rouge against Liberty.

In the men’s National Invitation Tournament, Kentucky takes on Creighton Monday night in Omaha. Tipoff for the second round game is 7:00pm.

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