Sunday’s contest between Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky marked the second part of the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry.
Rick Insell and the MTSU women’s team fell 63-60 to the Lady Toppers in the first game between the schools Saturday evening.
Even in the 100th anniversary of the rivalry between MTSU and Western Kentucky, Sunday’s men’s matchup lived up to the heated rivalries expectations.
Middle Tennessee earned a close 68-66 victory over the Hilltoppers. MTSU has now won the last three games against Western Kentucky, and eight of the last nine.
Fans of both teams had a lot to say after the drama-filled contest. MTSU fans took to Twitter to let Western Kentucky’s faithful hear about the Blue Raiders’ win.
#100MilesOfHate is now #100MilesofSadnessAndTears for #WKU. Call your @WKUFootball team, they understand.
— Matthew Gardner (@MatthewG101) February 22, 2015
Love ending the season knowing WKU has a long ride home!!! #100milesofhate #TRUE #MTalumni #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/BsgU4ZpZsE — Regina W. Ward (@ReginaLeAnne) February 22, 2015
Congrats @MT_CoachDavis and @MT_MBB on win over wku. Perfect time of year to get hot, going into the conf tourny. #GoBlue #100MilesOfHate
— Rob Holman (@Robmanmt) February 22, 2015
Blue Raider men get a huge conference win over rival WKU!!! 68-66! One W I really wanted. @MTAthletics@MT_MBB@Conference_USA#BeatWKU — Cyle (@cylebaker) February 22, 2015
Likewise, Western Kentucky fans took to social media to show their disapproval over Middle Tennessee’s win over the Hilltoppers.
Ugh MTSU sucks. Good try Tops!
— Laura Johnson (@laurajohnson72) February 22, 2015
I cannot wait till Birmingham to see HarperMania take revenge on that POS Kermit and his gang of wannabes. #WKU — Cayla Rios (@CaylaDuncan) February 22, 2015
This place sucks. #MTSU #GoTops pic.twitter.com/SWq5l3aBM7
— Drake Smith (@ImDrakeSmith) February 22, 2015
So much blue…. #IMightVomit#GoTops#WKUpic.twitter.com/pPNWQRO9WX — Zach Watts (@Sideburns1898) February 22, 2015
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