High School Basketball-Friday’s scores
Boys: The first night of the Toyota of Hopkinsville Classic took place at Christian County’s Colonel Gym. Bowling Green defeated University Heights 86-70, Christian County edged Paducah Tilghman 74-68 and Hopkinsville rallied to defeat Warren Central 78-70.
Elsewhere last night: Franklin Simpson defeated Logan County 66-50, Trigg County defeated Livingston Central 75-63, Caldwell County defeated Union County 73-63, Madisonville routed Dawson Springs 79-8, Murray defeated Hopkins Central 63-49, South Warren defeated Warren East 76-63, Crittenden County slid by Lyon County 59-53, Henderson County nipped Henry Clay 67-65.
Graves County over Calloway County 57-42, Fulton City over Community Christian 73-38, Hickman County doubled up Carlisle County 66-55, McCracken County defeated Marshall County 64-56, St. Mary over Ballard Memorial 80-54, Owensboro routed Owensboro Catholic 71-43, Apollo over Daviess County 61-49.
Girls: University Heights picked up its first district win of the season edging Hopkinsville 47-44. Todd Central nipped Russellville 37-35, Franklin Simpson defeated Logan County 60-47, Glasgow edged Warren Central 70-66, Greenwood over Muhlenberg County 65-59, South Warren rolled over Warren East 60-31, Livingston Central over Trigg County 47-25, Madisonville rolled over Dawson Springs 67-12, Lyon County over Crittenden County 67-40.
Calloway County defeated Graves County 67-51, Carlisle County over Hickman County 51-35, Marshall County got by McCracken County 54-49, Paducah Tilghman defeated Webster County 60-49, Community Christian over Fulton City 66-45, Owensboro Catholic routed Owensboro 69-29,
Boys: Play continues in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Classic with game at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Gym. The 4 pm game has University Heights meeting Warren Central, followed by Christian County taking on Ohio County and Hopkinsville hosting Lavergne, TN. Coverage of all three games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 3:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Fort Campbell meeting Madisonville and Crittenden County meeting Webster County in the Messenger Tip Off Classic at Webster County, Russellville travels to Butler County, Warren East hosts Allen County Scottsville, South Warren meets North Hardin in the Mike Casey Classic at Shelby County, Union County hosts Evansville Day and Livingston Central goes to St. Mary.
Girls: University Heights welcomes Crittenden County, Fort Campbell goes to Franklin Simpson, Trigg County hosts Carlisle County, Madisonville takes on Evansville Bosse and Hopkins Central meets Hancock County in the Messenger Tip Off Classic at Webster County, Warren East hosts Allen County Scottsville, South Warren entertains Owensboro, Greenwood goes to Clinton County and Warren Central travels to Russell County.
Muhlenberg County hosts Union County, Webster County goes to Graves County, Henderson County is at LaRue County, Livingston Central at St. Mary, Paducah Tilghman welcomes Hickman County, Marshall County hosts Owensboro Catholic, Apollo travels to Edmonson County.
College Basketball: Top 25 action last night saw 16th ranked Memphis defeat Arkansas Little Rock 73-59, 21st ranked Colorado win over Elon 80-63 and 17th ranked Iowa State slid by 23rd ranked Iowa 85-82.
Western Kentucky travels to 6th ranked Louisville, with pre game coverage at 10:30 am on News/Talk WHOP.
10th ranked Kentucky plays at North Carolina, with coverage at 2:30 on Lite 98.7. Other action today includes Tennessee at 11th ranked Wichita State, LSU hosting Louisiana Monroe and Austin Peay hosts Liberty University.
Women’s action has Austin Peay at 7th ranked Louisville, Murray State travels to Alabama A&M.
College Football: WBKO Bowling Green reported last night Western Kentucky junior safety Jonathan Dowling has decided to forego his senior year and enter the NFL draft. Dowling had three interceptions for the Hilltoppers in the 2013 season.
University of Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree announced Friday he will return for his senior season. Dupree had seven quarterback sacks to lead the Wildcats this season. Dupree was a second team All SEC selection.
Alabama coach Nick Saban has signed a contract extension and will stay as coach of the Crimson Tide. According to the Tuscaloosa News, the new contract will raise Saban’s salary to between $7 abd $ 7 ½ million dollars per season. No other information about the length of the contract was known.
Meanwhile, University of Texas coach Mack Brown met with university president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson Friday. Patterson declined to comment on what was discussed or if a conclusion had been made concerning Brown’s future. A source told ESPN Brown is fighting to keep his job.
NFL: The last three games of the Tennessee Titans season will likely determine the fate of coach Mike Munchak. The 5-8 Titans host the 8-5 Arizona Cardinals tomorrow afternoon at LP Field, with kickoff at 3:25 pm.
The NFL Game of the Week on News/Talk WHOP features the New Orleans Saints at the St, Louis Rams, with pre game coverage at 3 pm.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look for their second consecutive home win and third win in a row this evening as they host the San Jose Sharks. First puck drops at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
Golf: Defending champion Kenny Perry and partner Sean O’ Hair share a three way tie for the lead after the first round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, FL. Perry and O’ Hair shot an eight under par 64 as did the teams of Matt Kuchar and Harris English, along with Charles Howell the Third and Justin Leonard. The trio of teams lead Retief Goosen and Fredrik Jacobsen who tallied 67. The second round is today.