2. Dwight Smith
29 points, 5 Rebounds – (March 7, 1966) (WKU 105 – Loyola (Ill.) 86)
In one of the greatest team perofrmances in WKU history, Hilltopper legend Dwight Smith played one of the finest games of his career. In a first round matchup with 4th-ranked Loyola (Ill.) at Kent, Ohio, the Hilltoppers played with a chip on their shoulders.
Unranked with a record of 23-2 coming into the game, Western completely outclassed the Ramblers and beat them at their own game of speed and quickness.
Smith scored a game-high 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 shooting from the free throw line. Probably the best defender in WKU history, Smith’s defensive prowess against the Loyola guards was another key factor in the Hilltoppers’ thrashing of the Ramblers.