WKU Squeaks Past Ohio 67-66

December 26, 2016

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Justin Johnson and Pancake Thomas each scored 15 points and Damari Parris' free throw with two seconds left lifted Western Kentucky over Ohio 67-66 on Wednesday night.

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) drives during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) muscles his way during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) splits two defenders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (00) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) splits two defenders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) turns the corner during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) gets fouled during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) goes up and under the basket during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) hits a floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with the referee during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) jets a hook shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) \drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) splits defenders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) gets the steal during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) slams the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) hits a floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) celebrate during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) knocks down the running jump shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with him during free throws WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21NCAA MBB 2016: Bobcats vs Hilltoppers DEC 21WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) celebrate the tough win during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)