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Hilltoppers embracing pass-first philosophy

Jan. 16—The Western Kentucky University men's basketball team is rounding into its own under first-year coach Steve Lutz.

The Hilltoppers, who are 13-4 overall and 2-1 in Conference USA play, have won nine of their previous 10 games, including Saturday's 80-69 win over Jacksonville State and former WKU and Kentucky Wesleyan head coach Ray Harper.

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