The West Virginia men's basketball team defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Friday. (Richard Carlson/Inertia) The Hilltoppers saw a 48-38 lead with 15:40 remaining in second-half lead disappear to the West Virginia Mountaineers in the finals of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic on Friday afternoon and eventually suffered a 70-64 loss to the No.
West Virginia rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit against Western Kentucky and had to hold off a frenzied rally down the stretch to win the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. The 15th-ranked Mountaineers (3-0) led 66-57 with just under three minutes to play before Western Kentucky (2-1) cut it to four in the final minute. It looked like the Hilltoppers would get the ball back, down four, after a scramble for a rebound out of bounds was given to Western Kentucky.
It wasn’t perfect, but West Virginia exited game one with a hard-fought 79-71 win over South Dakota State.