Hilltopper Hysteria set for Thursday, Oct. 17

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU’s annual tip-off event for Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball, Hilltopper Hysteria, is set to take place Thursday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. CT at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Both programs will be introduced and will go through scrimmages on John Oldham Court, but in a change from years past, the men’s team will instead go through a full, game-length open scrimmage in front of the Hysteria crowd.

Parking and admission are free for the event. Med Center Health is the presenting sponsor of the 2019-20 Hilltopper Basketball season, and Hilltop Club is an associate sponsor of Hilltopper Hysteria.

The Hilltoppers have traditionally hosted a full scrimmage open to the public over Homecoming weekend following Hysteria, but will instead integrate that more detailed annual look at the team into the Hysteria event.

In addition to both teams’ introductions and scrimmages, there will be contests and promotions on the court during breaks in the action. An autograph session on the court will conclude the evening.

Hilltopper Hysteria will once again be a ticketed event this season, although it remains free admission. Season ticket holders for men’s basketball will have first priority to ensure their season ticket seat locations for Hysteria, but must do so by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

After that, women’s basketball season ticket holders will have priority to secure remaining seats for Hysteria from Monday, Oct 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 9. Starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 through the time of the event, seats will be available to the general public.