ESPN’S Dick Vitale was in the region Monday night, speaking at a fund raiser for Marshall County High School’s athletic foundation. Vitale offered his opinions on this year’s edition of the Kentucky basketball team.
More comments from Dick Vitale as part of Sports Tonight Wednesday night at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Monday’s High School Basketball results
Boys: St. Mary over Lyon County 80-51, Crittenden County defeated Community Christian 60-20, Murray slid by Reidland 50-47, Graves County over Hickman County 72-58.
Girls: Muhlenberg County defeated Christian County 76-49, Murray rolled over Reidland 73-18, Bowling Green edged Owensboro 69-65, Crittenden County defeated Community Christian 60-51.
Tuesday’s High School Basketball schedule
Boys: Fort Campbell hosts Union County, Todd Central at Clarksville Academy, Trigg County at Dawson Springs, Russellville at Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central at Hopkins Central, Madisonville at Daviess County, Webster County at Evansville Day School, Henderson County at Evansville Memorial, Calloway County at Lone Oak, Warren East at Metcalfe County, South Warren at Allen County Scottsville.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Webster County, Trigg County at Fort Campbell, Logan County hosts Warren Central, Russellville at Butler County, Todd Central at Clarksville Academy, Caldwell County welcomes Lyon County, Livingston Central at Hopkins Central, Paducah Tilghman at Calloway County, South Warren at Allen County Scottsville, Warren East at Metcalfe County, Heath at Graves County.
College Basketball: Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan had 19 of his 32 points in the second half as the Racers defeated Lipscomb 88-79 in Nashville. Ed Daniel had his fourth straight double-double with 19 points and 18 rebounds for the 5-1 Racers, with Stacy Wilson adding 23 points.
Tennessee rolled over Oakland University 77-50 behind 19 points from Jarnell Stokes. The Vols improved to 4-1 on the season.
Women’s: Murray State won its third game in a row, defeating Lipscomb 63-55. The Racers are now 3-3 on the season.
Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin was named Monday the SEC Freshman of the Week. Goodwin averaged 25 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over Morehead State and LIU-Brooklyn. The rookie had a career high 28 points in Kentucky’s win over Morehead State. The Wildcats return to action Thursday night at Notre Dame.
College Football: Former Fort Campbell standout and current Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews was named Monday the Sun Belt Conference offensive player of the week for the third time this season. Andrews rushed for 230 yards on 25 carries and scored the game winning touchdown against North Texas on Saturday. Andrews finished the day with 323 all purpose yards, the 4th time this season Andrews has surpassed 300 yards in a game.
Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart is asking for trust from fans as the search is underway for coach Derek Dooley’s replacement. Hart tells the Knoxville News Sentinel they will land a coach sometime in December.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans announced the firing of offensive coordinator Chris Palmer Monday. The Tennessean reports Palmer was replaced by quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains in an audition for the job next year. Palmer has spent 21 seasons as an NFL coach. Neither Palmer nor head coach Mike Munchak were available for comment.