High School Basketball
The PNC/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 begins today at Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Second region winner Hopkinsville 32-2 meets 12th region winner Southwestern 27-8 on the season in the second game of the afternoon session.
Coverage of the game airs with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 12:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. The opening game at 11 am Hopkinsville time has 2011 runner up Rowan County of the 16th region meeting region 13 winner North Laurel.
Tonight’s games have Bullitt East and Trinity—two of the pre tournament favorites—playing at 5:30 followed by region 3 winner Apollo and Clark County. Those games can be heard at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
In addition to the Hopkinsville Tigers being at the Sweet 16, Gary Craft will be one of the officials working the tournament. Craft is a Christian County High graduate who has been an official for 25 seasons according to a story in the Kentucky New Era.
High School Baseball
Tuesday’s scores: Muhlenberg County defeated Todd Central 16-2 in 6 innings, Henderson County over Madisonville 8-3, Franklin Simpson defeated Butler County 12-2, Glasgow over Greenwood 7-1.
High School Softball
Tuesday’s scores: Bowling Green shutout Barren County 9-0
President Barack Obama and British prime minister David Cameron were on hand to watch the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rally from a 16 point deficit with less than five minutes to go to defeat Mississippi Valley State 59-58 in the First Four in Dayton.
The Hilltoppers, now 16-18 on the season face top seed Kentucky in the South region Thursday at 5:50 pm at the KFC/Yum Center in Louisville. Pre game coverage begins at 4 on Lite 98.7.
BYU rallied from a 25 point deficit in the first half to down Iona—the nation’s top scoring team—79-72. BYU will face Marquette in the first round of the West region Thursday in Louisville.
There’s two more First Four games tonight in Dayton with Lamar meeting Vermont and South Florida meeting California.
NIT: Oregon defeated LSU 96-76, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey scoring two points, grabbing three rebounds and four assists. The Tigers finish the season 18-15.
Tennessee defeated Savannah State 65-51 and will face Middle Tennessee in the second round. The Blue Raiders defeated Marshall 86-78.
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak and other staff members will meet today with free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. The Titans hosted former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Steve Hutchison yesterday.