Freshman Kevin Kaspar was given the starting nod on Thursday afternoon against Tulsa. Western Kentucky (1-2) turned to Kaspar for 29 minutes in the, 65-49, loss in the first game of the Charleston Classic. Kaspar finished the game with seven points and two assists.
A layup by Kevin Kaspar cut the Tulsa advantage to six at 25-19, but the Golden Hurricane scored the next six points and ultimately took a 38-25 lead into the halftime locker room.
After a strong performance in the opener, Kaspar again proved valuable off the bench in Western Kentucky’s first victory of the season.
On Monday, Junior guard Jamal Crook scored WKU’s final seven points against Tennessee State Monday night at E.A. Diddle Arena, and the Hilltoppers earned a 52-49 win in a game that featured 11 ties and 14 lead changes. Crook led WKU with a career-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, and he also dished out three assists. Derrick Gordon had 10 points and five rebounds, and Kevin Kaspar added seven points.