There are two very important things I have learned about being a WKU basketball fan; never stop having faith and never stop watching until the clock strikes 0.00. There have been numerous occasions (especially of late) that we have been down by more than 10 in the last 8 minutes of the game and we have come back to win. SinceRay Harper was named official head coach at WKU, he has not lost a game. He has done a tremendous job at taking this team of kids and turning it into a team of young men. He took over the team mid-season, after having one of the worst seasons we’ve had in a long time. That’s incredibly hard to do. And look at us now. I just can’t get over how great of a coach he is, and even more, how great of a person he is. Last night, in the first round of the NCAA tournament, WKU played MVSU. We were down by 16 with 4 minutes left in the game; we came back to win by 1 point. What a great and unexpected turn-around. I don’t think anyone saw that coming.
This is a picture from last night’s game. That is WKU’s basketball coach hugging an opposing player to console him after they lost the game they thought they had in the bag. What makes this picture so great, in my opinion, is that it shows us that we should view games for what they are – games. It shows us that winning is great, but caring about others, even our opponents, is greater. Not only is it the other team consoling this player, but it’s the coach of the other team. What a great example for our players. If there is one guy I want coaching our Toppers, it’s Ray Harper. HARPERNATION: I’m on board!