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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky ▪ Colors: Red & White
Record: 94 Years, 1697-859, .664 W-L%

Conferences: CUSA, Sun Belt, OVC and Ind
Conference Champion: 28 Times (Reg. Seas.), 19 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 23 Years (19-24), 1 Final Four, 0 Championships

Ranked in AP Poll: 4 Times (Preseason), 11 Times (Final), 111 Weeks (Total)

Seasons where the school was classified as a major school (i.e., Division I or equivalent).
Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

94 Seasons

SRS back to 1979-80
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
1 2014-15  CUSA 5 4 .556 -1.07 -0.74 68.4 68.8 Ray Harper (5-4)
2 2013-14  Sun Belt 20 12 .625 -1.47 -1.34 68.6 67.6 Ray Harper (20-12)
3 2012-13T Sun Belt 20 16 .556 -0.65 -1.14 66.9 65.7 Lost Second Round Ray Harper (20-16)
4 2011-12T Sun Belt 16 19 .457 -2.66 0.51 64.9 68.1 Lost Second Round Ken McDonald (5-11)
Ray Harper (11-8)
5 2010-11  Sun Belt 16 16 .500 -3.80 -3.15 70.1 70.7 Ken McDonald (16-16)
6 2009-10  Sun Belt 21 13 .618 2.32 -2.18 71.2 66.7 Ken McDonald (21-13)
7 2008-09RT Sun Belt 25 9 .735 3.68 -1.23 72.2 67.0 Lost Second Round Ken McDonald (25-9)
8 2007-08RT Sun Belt 29 7 .806 9.34 0.24 77.4 66.8 Lost Regional Semifinal Darrin Horn (29-7)
9 2006-07  Sun Belt 22 11 .667 1.00 -3.71 78.2 72.3 Darrin Horn (22-11)
10 2005-06 R Sun Belt 23 8 .742 5.38 -0.35 77.7 71.6 Darrin Horn (23-8)
11 2004-05  Sun Belt 22 9 .710 5.01 -0.49 77.0 71.2 Darrin Horn (22-9)
12 2003-04  Sun Belt 15 13 .536 1.63 -0.10 76.3 71.0 Darrin Horn (15-13)
13 2002-03RT Sun Belt 24 9 .727 7.71 1.40 73.6 66.5 20 19 Lost First Round Dennis Felton (24-9)
14 2001-02RT Sun Belt 28 4 .875 10.46 -0.28 77.8 64.7 17 19 Lost First Round Dennis Felton (28-4)
15 2000-01RT Sun Belt 24 7 .774 8.67 -1.65 74.3 60.9 Lost First Round Dennis Felton (24-7)
16 1999-00  Sun Belt 11 18 .379 -4.00 -1.45 68.8 71.3 Dennis Felton (11-18)
17 1998-99  Sun Belt 13 16 .448 -1.39 1.04 64.2 66.4 Dennis Felton (13-16)
18 1997-98  Sun Belt 10 19 .345 -5.29 -1.33 65.7 69.7 Al Seibert (3-3)
Matt Kilcullen (7-16)
19 1996-97  Sun Belt 12 15 .444 -4.66 -1.12 Matt Kilcullen (12-15)
20 1995-96  Sun Belt 13 14 .481 2.95 0.92 Matt Kilcullen (13-14)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
21 1994-95RT Sun Belt 27 4 .871 7.94 -2.29 21 21 Lost Second Round Matt Kilcullen (27-4)
22 1993-94R Sun Belt 20 11 .645 8.12 1.72 25 Lost First Round Ralph Willard (20-11)
23 1992-93T Sun Belt 26 6 .813 15.22 1.75 20 20 Lost Regional Semifinal Ralph Willard (26-6)
24 1991-92  Sun Belt 21 11 .656 3.93 0.13 Ralph Willard (21-11)
25 1990-91  Sun Belt 14 14 .500 0.31 1.17 Ralph Willard (14-14)
26 1989-90  Sun Belt 13 17 .433 -1.55 2.52 Murray Arnold (13-17)
27 1988-89  Sun Belt 14 15 .483 0.75 0.99 Murray Arnold (14-15)
28 1987-88  Sun Belt 15 13 .536 -0.27 -0.31 Murray Arnold (15-13)
29 1986-87R Sun Belt 29 9 .763 12.91 2.46 8 Lost Second Round Murray Arnold (29-9)
30 1985-86 Sun Belt 23 8 .742 11.03 5.31 19 Lost Second Round Clem Haskins (23-8)
31 1984-85  Sun Belt 14 14 .500 6.15 2.22 Clem Haskins (14-14)
32 1983-84  Sun Belt 12 17 .414 4.43 3.80 Clem Haskins (12-17)
33 1982-83  Sun Belt 12 16 .429 2.01 3.24 Clem Haskins (12-16)
34 1981-82 R OVC 19 10 .655 1.88 -4.33 Clem Haskins (19-10)
35 1980-81RT OVC 21 8 .724 0.23 -3.18 Lost First Round Clem Haskins (21-8)
36 1979-80RT OVC 21 8 .724 4.41 -1.01 Lost First Round Gene Keady (21-8)
37 1978-79  OVC 17 11 .607 Gene Keady (17-11)
38 1977-78T OVC 16 14 .533 Lost Regional Semifinal Jim Richards (16-14)
39 1976-77  OVC 10 16 .385 Jim Richards (10-16)
40 1975-76RT OVC 20 9 .690 Lost First Round Jim Richards (20-9)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
41 1974-75  OVC 16 8 .667 Jim Richards (16-8)
42 1973-74  OVC 15 10 .600 Jim Richards (15-10)
43 1972-73  OVC 10 16 .385 Jim Richards (10-16)
44 1971-72 R OVC 15 11 .577 Jim Richards (15-11)
45 1970-71RF OVC 24 6 .800 9 5 7 Lost National Semifinal John Oldham (24-6)
46 1969-70R OVC 22 3 .880 12 18 Lost First Round John Oldham (22-3)
47 1968-69  OVC 16 10 .615 16 15 John Oldham (16-10)
48 1967-68  OVC 18 7 .720 John Oldham (18-7)
49 1966-67R OVC 23 3 .885 8 3 6 Lost First Round John Oldham (23-3)
50 1965-66RT OVC 25 3 .893 10 10 Lost Regional Semifinal John Oldham (25-3)
51 1964-65 T OVC 18 9 .667 John Oldham (18-9)
52 1963-64  OVC 5 16 .238 E.A. Diddle (5-16)
53 1962-63  OVC 5 16 .238 E.A. Diddle (5-16)
54 1961-62R OVC 17 10 .630 Lost Regional Semifinal E.A. Diddle (17-10)
55 1960-61 R OVC 18 8 .692 E.A. Diddle (18-8)
56 1959-60R OVC 21 7 .750 18 Lost Regional Semifinal E.A. Diddle (21-7)
57 1958-59  OVC 16 10 .615 E.A. Diddle (16-10)
58 1957-58  OVC 14 11 .560 16 E.A. Diddle (14-11)
59 1956-57 R OVC 17 9 .654 12 E.A. Diddle (17-9)
60 1955-56 R OVC 16 12 .571 E.A. Diddle (16-12)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
61 1954-55 R OVC 18 10 .643 20 E.A. Diddle (18-10)
62 1953-54 RT OVC 29 3 .906 3 8 E.A. Diddle (29-3)
63 1952-53 T OVC 25 6 .806 8 17 E.A. Diddle (25-6)
64 1951-52 RT OVC 26 5 .839 11 E.A. Diddle (26-5)
65 1950-51  OVC 19 10 .655 E.A. Diddle (19-10)
66 1949-50 R OVC 25 6 .806 7 8 E.A. Diddle (25-6)
67 1948-49 RT OVC 25 4 .862 69.9 54.4 3 5 E.A. Diddle (25-4)
68 1947-48  Ind 28 2 .933 E.A. Diddle (28-2)
69 1946-47  Ind 25 4 .862 E.A. Diddle (25-4)
70 1945-46  Ind 15 19 .441 E.A. Diddle (15-19)
71 1944-45  Ind 17 10 .630 E.A. Diddle (17-10)
72 1943-44  Ind 13 9 .591 E.A. Diddle (13-9)
73 1942-43  Ind 24 3 .889 E.A. Diddle (24-3)
74 1941-42  Ind 29 5 .853 E.A. Diddle (29-5)
75 1940-41  Ind 22 4 .846 E.A. Diddle (22-4)
76 1939-40 Ind 24 6 .800 Lost Regional Semifinal E.A. Diddle (24-6)
77 1938-39  Ind 22 3 .880 E.A. Diddle (22-3)
78 1937-38  Ind 30 3 .909 E.A. Diddle (30-3)
79 1936-37  Ind 21 2 .913 E.A. Diddle (21-2)
80 1935-36  Ind 26 4 .867 E.A. Diddle (26-4)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
81 1934-35  Ind 24 3 .889 E.A. Diddle (24-3)
82 1933-34  Ind 28 8 .778 E.A. Diddle (28-8)
83 1932-33  Ind 16 6 .727 E.A. Diddle (16-6)
84 1931-32  Ind 15 8 .652 E.A. Diddle (15-8)
85 1930-31  Ind 11 3 .786 E.A. Diddle (11-3)
86 1929-30  Ind 4 12 .250 E.A. Diddle (4-12)
87 1928-29  Ind 8 10 .444 E.A. Diddle (8-10)
88 1927-28  Ind 10 7 .588 E.A. Diddle (10-7)
89 1926-27  Ind 12 7 .632 E.A. Diddle (12-7)
90 1925-26  Ind 10 4 .714 E.A. Diddle (10-4)
91 1924-25  Ind 8 6 .571 E.A. Diddle (8-6)
92 1923-24  Ind 9 9 .500 E.A. Diddle (9-9)
93 1922-23  Ind 12 2 .857 E.A. Diddle (12-2)
94 1921-22  Ind 3 1 .750 L.T. Smith (3-1)