On Sunday while everyone was watching the home teams in the NFL go 2-10 , the Courtney Lee-less Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were doing their best to find their own identity, much like the genderless blob that is their mascot.
After taking down the #3 Louisville Cardinals 68-54 on a neutral court, this WKU team may have found what they were searching for. The undersized Big Red took the lead from the beginning and never let go. The 'Ville looked like the kid in preschool trying to put a square block in a circle hole, shooting 27% and only hitting on 6 of 30 three point attempts.
What the hell is a "Hilltopper?" And why is it overweight?
In the championship of the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, #12 Tennessee took on #10 Gonzaga. The game remained close until about 15 minutes remaining in the second half and then the Zags pulled away, at one point leading by 18 points. The 'Zags hit eleven from behind the new 3 point arc, and prevailed 83-74. Five players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs, something we will come to expect from them as the season progresses. They will now spend their next four games preparing for UCONN, who visit Spokane on December 20th.