NCAA Men's Basketball

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (17-16)


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WKU hires Texas A&M-CC's Steve Lutz to coach Hilltoppers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Western Kentucky hired Steve Lutz as the Hilltoppers' coach on Saturday, quickly completing a national search a week after Rick Stansbury stepped down.

Lutz guided Texas A&M-Corpus Christi past Southeast Missouri State 75-71 on Tuesday for its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory - a First Four matchup of No. 16 seeds. The Islanders then fell 96-75 to overall No. 1 seed Alabama on Thursday.

Lutz is 47-23 lifetime after two seasons at TAMUCC, including going 24-11 this year. His teams saw automatic NCAA Tournament berths after twice winning the Southland Conference Tournament championship.

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Leaders
Points: D. McKnight16.5
Rebounds: J. Sharp7.7
Assists: D. McKnight3.8
FG%: D. McKnight45.6%
FT%: D. McKnight84.1%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: D. McKnight1.8
Blocks: J. Sharp4.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama31-6
2 Houston33-4
3 Purdue29-6
4 Kansas28-8
5 Texas29-9
6 Marquette29-7
7 UCLA31-6
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga31-6
10 UConn31-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 UConn31-8
2 San Diego State32-7
3 Miami (FL)29-8
4 Alabama31-6
5 Florida Atlantic35-4
6 Houston33-4
7 Texas29-9
8 UCLA31-6
9 Kansas State26-10
10 Gonzaga31-6
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Florida Atlantic 18-2 35-4
North Texas 16-4 31-7
UAB 14-6 29-10
Middle Tennessee 11-9 19-14
Charlotte 9-11 22-14
Rice 8-12 19-16
Western Kentucky 8-12 17-16
FIU 8-12 14-18
Louisiana Tech 7-13 15-18
UTEP 7-13 14-18
UTSA 4-16 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.4 (184)
Rebounds: 9.1 (256)
Assists: 12.6 (222)
FG%: 44.0% (217)
FT%: 71.2% (206)
3P%: 35.8% (92)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.6 (198)
Rebounds: 25.8 (103)
Assists: 13.1 (216)
FG%: 42.0% (73)
FT%: 69.9% (92)
3P%: 35.6% (293)