Western Kentucky University has announced plans to retire the jersey of the late Hilltopper basketball great Dwight Smith with a halftime ceremony in early February.

The retirement is planned for the Hilltoppers’ home contest against The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), set for a 3 p.m. tipoff, on Saturday, Feb. 4. Smith, a Princeton native, was a son of the late Henry and Pearl Smith.

Editor’s note: Information comes from Western Kentucky University and Times Leader archives.