Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way at 5:08 this evening on News-Talk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. The show will originate from Toyota of Hopkinsville, who will host this weekend’s Toyota of Hopkinsville Holiday Basketball Classic.
Previews of the games and a visit with former UK All American and current basketball radio analyst Mike Pratt will be featured.
High School Basketball
Girls: University Heights bounced back from last Friday’s loss to Hopkinsville with a 73-51 win over Caldwell County, Hopkinsville defeated Crittenden County 68-33, Fort Campbell squeezed by Community Christian 73-68, Christian County lost to Franklin Simpson 57-50, Bowling Green defeated Todd Central 65-46, Allen County Scottsville over Russellville 79-60, Glasgow over Logan County 73-48, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 46-35, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 53-40, Paducah Tilghman over Murray 67-45, Union County over Apollo 52-42.
Boys: Fort Campbell defeated Community Christian 71-64, Allen County Scottsville over Russellville 61-56, Glasgow over Logan County 68-45, Livingston Central over Dawson Springs 62-24, Madisonville got by Hopkins Central 53-49, Lyon County defeated Caldwell County 55-43, Ohio County over Muhlenberg County 70-66, Warren East edged South Warren 46-45, Bowling Green over Franklin Simpson 83-55, Marshall County over Carlisle County 64-57.
The Courier Journal reports new Western Kentucky football coach Bobby Petrino’s first year of his $850 thousand salary will be paid by former coach Willie Taggart’s $500 thousand buyout and revenues for the football program from ticket sales this past season that were not anticipated. Petrino, whose contract is four years at $850 thousand per year contains an over one million dollar buyout. Petrino will be the highest paid coach in the Sun Belt Conference.
Former University of Tennessee player and current Southern California assistant coach Tee Martin has turned down an opportunity to return to his alma mater as a member of new coach Butch Jones’ staff. Martin said in a statement that he was honored to be offered the opportunity to return to his alma mater and called the decision the toughest he has ever had to make.
University of Kentucky offensive lineman Larry Warford has been named third team Associated Press All American. Warford is the 12th offensive lineman in Kentucky history to be named AP All American and the first since 1989.
LSU defeated Chattanooga 80-67 last night, without former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey who is on indefinite suspension. Coach Johnny Jones told the Baton Rouge Advocate in a preview article on the game Tuesday that Hickey was still enrolled at LSU and part of the basketball program. Jones added a decision on Hickey’s future would be made later this week. The Tigers begin a three game road trip Friday night at Boise State.