Ahh...but there were lessons learned on the court as well.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Sun Belt Conference (24-8, 15-3)
NEW ORLEANS - WKU, UALR and Troy have earned the top three seeds in the upcoming 2009 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Championship, set to begin this week. The trio will receive first-round byes and will await their opponents in the quarterfinals in Hot Springs, Ark.
With non-conference play all but done and conference play starting up, CollegeHoops.net decided to bridge the two with a topic more important than both: mascots!
Preview & Prediction: By Evan Dorey
December 14th, 2008 by Press Release
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Evansville (7-1) held Western Kentucky University (5-3) to a frigid 16.1 percent shooting in the first half, outscoring the Hilltoppers 20-5 over the last 10 minutes of the first half en route to a 23-point lead at the break. The Purple Aces, off to their best start in 27 years, won 72-40, keeping WKU winless in Roberts Stadium over the past nine years.
In a halftime ceremony, Evansville honored the memory of the men's basketball team who perished in the 1977 plane crash exactly 31 years