WKU travels to Portland for NCAA Tournament - WDRB 41 Louisville News

WKU travels to Portland for NCAA Tournament

Western Kentucky, the winner of the Sun Belt will travel to Portland as the 12th seed in the South.

The Hilltoppers face off with 5th seed Illinois.

It's the second straight year Western Kentucky has made the tournament. A year ago, the Hilltoppers beat fifth-seeded Drake and San Diego.

If WKU can pull off the upset, they'd move on for a matchup against Gonzaga or Akron.

The Hilltoppers were picked to finish third in the Sun Belt Conference's East Division after star Courtney Lee graduated and coach Darrin Horn left for South Carolina.

Instead, Western Kentucky won the Sun Belt tournament for the fifth time in the last nine years.

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