Courtesy CU AthleticsHead coach of the Campbellsville men’s basketball team Brent Vernon announced the addition of an exhibition contest against NCAA Division I Western Kentucky University on November 1.

The contest in November is set to be the eighth time the Tigers have matched up against the Hilltoppers, with the last five meetings being exhibition games. WKU has faced Campbellsville in an exhibition contest the previous two seasons.

Last season, Campbellsville suffered an 87-79 loss at WKU, to fall to 0-7 in contests against the Hilltoppers.

In last year’s exhibition game, the Tigers kept the game within reach throughout, as the largest lead for WKU was 11 points at the start of the second half. Campbellsville was never able to take the lead in the contest, but it tied the game twice in the first half.

Former Tigers, Roderick Lawrence and Erik Kinney, led the Campbellsville offense with 29 and 10 points, respectively. The Tigers shot 37 percent from the floor, compared to 48.3 percent from the Hilltoppers.

WKU head coach Rick Stansbury was a four-year letterman at guard for Campbellsville from 1977-81 and got his coaching career started with the program as a student-assistant. As a senior, Stansbury helped lead the Tigers to the program’s first District 32 hoops title and an appearance in the 1981 NAIA Tournament. He received Campbellsville’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999 and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Tipoff for the exhibition contest between Campbellsville and WKU is going to be announced at a later date.

Contact: David Gerhart

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