Western Kentucky put up a heck of a fight tonight against Kansas, losing by a score of 64-57. Despite the loss, Western accomplished something no one has ever been able to accomplish. For two hours, they united the fan bases of Kentucky and Louisville. No matter ones allegiances, basketball fans all across the commonwealth were gathered around their televisions rooting on Ray Harper and his transition lenses. (Seriously, look at these glasses.)
While cold shooting late and Jeff Withey doing his best Anthony Davis impression led to the Toppers ultimately coming up short, they represented the state of Kentucky very well and Ray Harper showed that he’s not just a pretty face. The man can coach. I’d expect him to be around Bowling Green for many years to come.
And let’s be honest. Western Kentucky didn’t lose this game. They just ran out of time. Right, Coach Self?