High School Basketball
Boys: Russellville defeated Fort Campbell 65-59, Livingston Central over Union County 48-40, Mayfield over Murray 63-44, Henderson County over Owensboro Catholic 55-38, Union City, TN over Calloway County 55-40.
Girls: Caldwell County edged Dawson Springs 44-39, Hopkins Central over Trigg County 66-59, Russellville defeated Butler County 53-42, Muhlenberg County over Apollo 54-48, Warren Central over Franklin Simpson 55-34, Murray over Mayfield 58-41.
Girls: The final 8th district game of the regular season takes place as University Heights hosts Hopkinsville. Hopkinsville has wrapped up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, however, if UHA upsets the Lady Tigers tonight, there will be a tie between the Lady Blazers and Christian County for 2nd and 3rd seeds. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: Christian County hosts Calloway County, Fort Campbell entertains Hopkins Central, Logan County hosts Edmonson County, Madisonville welcomes Webster County, Livingston Central hosts Union County, Lyon County entertains St. Mary, Paducah Tilghman at Heath, Graves County hosts Ballard Memorial, Community Christian hosts Marshall County, Greenwood hosts Allen County Scottsville, South Warren at Warren East and Bowling Green hosts Butler County.
Boys: Hopkinsville travels to Muhlenberg County, Christian County at Apollo, Dawson Springs hosts Trigg County, Logan County welcomes Breckinridge County, Caldwell County hosts Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Murray entertains Reidland, Lyon County hosts Lone Oak, Calloway County hosts Carlisle County,Union County hosts Crittenden County, South Warren at Warren East, Bowling Green at Owensboro, Greenwood hosts Allen County Scottsville, Franklin Simpson welcomes Warren Central.
Monday’s scores: Louisville won its fifth straight game defeating Connecticut 80-59, with former Bowling Green High player Chane Behanan scoring seven points and grabbing a team high 12 rebounds.
In the OVC: Future conference member Belmont drilled Austin Peay 94-55. Former UHA player Tyshwan Edmondson was held scoreless for the first time in his Austin Peay career, while former Heritage Christian player John Fraley added 10 points for the Governors, who lost their third straight game.
Women’s scores: Tennessee Tech edged Austin Peay 58-55 and Murray State defeated Tennessee State 66-56.
Tonight’s games: Top ranked Kentucky is back in action hosting 7th ranked Florida at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis was named the SEC Player of the Week and ESPN.com co National Player of the Week Monday. Davis averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and seven and a half blocks in wins over Tennessee and South Carolina last week. Davis broke former LSU standout Shaquille O'Neal’s SEC freshman record for blocks in a season at South Carolina. Davis has 116 blocks on the season.
University of Louisville freshman Chane Behanan was named Big East co Rookie of the Week Monday after his performance against Rutgers. Behanan--who played his last two years of high school basketball at Bowling Green High--had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Cards to their fourth straight win. Behanan's double-double was the 6th of the season.
University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong Monday elevated quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson to offensive coordinator. Watson was the quarterbacks coach in the 2011 season and took over play calling duties four games into the season. Strong also announced Sherrone Moore has been hired to coach tight ends and offensive line coach Dave Borberly will be the Cards running game coordinator this season.
The Nashville Predators host the team that eliminated them from the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, the Vancouver Canucks this evening. First puck at Bridgestone Arena drops at 7.