Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been selected among 20 players to the 2012 Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year midseason watch list by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Davis leads the nation in blocked shots and is third in field goal percentage. Davis is Kentucky's leading scorer, rebounder and leads in steals. Kidd-Gilchrist is second on the team in rebounding and steals and is third in scoring. Kentucky hosts 7th ranked Florida this evening, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Murray State has learned its February 23rd game at Tennessee State will be nationally televised by ESPN U. The 7th ranked and undefeated Racers will play the Tigers at the Gentry Center in Nashville at 7 pm. The two teams play for the first time Thursday night at the CFSB Center.
Major League Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed light hitting infielder Alex Cora to a minor league contract and would get an 800-thousand dollar deal if he makes the 40 man roster. The 14 year veteran hit .224 last season in playing all four infield positions for the Washington Nationals. Cora is among 20 non roster invitees to spring training.
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.
Kentucky remains number one in both major college basketball polls and Murray State inches up in both. The Wildcats are number one for the third straight week in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today top 25 polls, with Murray State tied with Florida for 7th in the ESPN poll and 9th in the Associated Press poll.
Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis was named the SEC Player of the Week and ESPN.com co National Player of the Week. 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'Neals SEC freshman record for blocks in a season at South Carolina. Davis has 116 blocks on the season.
University of Louisville freshman Chance Behanan was named Big East co Rookie of the Week 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 today 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.
High School Basketball
Girls: Trigg County at Hopkins Central, Caldwell County goes to Dawson Springs, Murray High hosts Mayfield, Calloway County welcomes St. Mary, Muhlenberg County hosts Apollo, Russellville hosts Butler County and Franklin Simpson at Warren Central.
Boys: Fort Campbell hosts Russellville, Union County hosts Livingston Central, Henderson County at Owensboro Catholic, Murray hosts Mayfield and Calloway County goes to Union City, TN.
Our next high school broadcast will be Tuesday night when UHA entertains Hopkinsville in 8th district girls action. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pregame show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
High School Wrestling
Christian County finished in fourth place and had two champions at the Mustang Classic at North Oldham High School on Saturday. University Heights finished 11th in the event.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, with Sports Nightly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Top ranked Kentucky hosts Florida Tuesday evening, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Sunday’s women’s scores: Fifth ranked Kentucky was upset by LSU 61-51, number eight Tennessee defeated Auburn 82-61 and Vanderbilt over Mississippi State 65-59.
Tonight’s games: Number 25 Louisville meets Connecticut and in the OVC, Austin Peay meets future conference member Belmont.
Women’s games: Murray State meets Tennessee State and Austin Peay plays Tennessee Tech.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 55th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Perry finished at one over par for the four day event, with former UK golfer JB Holmes and Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker both finishing at three under par. Kyle Stanley—after losing last week at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego—won this week with a 15 under par score, one stroke better than Ben Crane and two better than Spencer Levin.
High School Basketball
Girls: Hopkinsville wrapped up the top seed for the 8th district tournament with a 55-37 win over Christian County. Christy Soldo led Hopkinsville with 27 points, including 15-18 from the free throw line. Haley Cook added 10 for the Lady Tigers. Christian County was led by Jamesha Mosley with 13, with Desherica Edwards adding 10. Hopkinsville is now 20-4 on the season and 5-0 in district play, while Christian County is 9-13 and wraps up district competition 3-3.
Elsewhere: Clarksville Academy defeated Heritage Christian Academy 44-30, Hopkins Central defeated Dawson Springs 52-48, St. Mary over Lyon County 58-52, Livingston Central over Graves County 46-35.
Boys: Trigg County defeated Fort Campbell 84-63, Dawson Springs over Christian Fellowship 47-25, Lyon County over Union County 68-59 and Daviess County defeated Owensboro Catholic 52-39.
Christian County plays a boy-girl doubleheader at Owensboro, with coverage of the boys game with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Boys: University Heights is participating in the Riverside Christian Prep Classic, Fort Campbell goes to Crittenden County, Trigg County welcomes Community Christian, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Logan County at Russellville, Webster County at Union County, Caldwell County at Madisonville, Marshall County at Graves County, Mayfield hosts Ballard Memorial, Bowling Green at Greenwood, Warren East at Warren Central.
Girls: Fort Campbell hosts Lyon County, Heritage Christian hosts Somerset Christian, Trigg County hosts Community Christian, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Logan County at Russellville, Caldwell County at Madisonville, Dawson Springs at Crittenden County, Webster County at Union County, Murray hosts Hickman County, Marshall County at Graves County, Mayfield hosts Ballard Memorial, Warren East at Warren Central, Bowling Green at Greenwood.
OVC scores: Ninth ranked Murray State improved to 22-0 with a 81-73 win over Southeast Missouri. Isaiah Cannan had 32 to lead the Racers, with former Christian County player Corey Wilford scoring 15 for Southeast Missouri.
Former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley had 31 points and 17 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Austin Peay fell to Tennessee Tech 94-88.
Manhattan defeated Marist 73-51, with former Christian County standout Donovan Kates scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds.
Women’s scores: 5th ranked Kentucky defeated Ole Miss 82-41, South Carolina upset 8th ranked Tennessee 64-60 and Vanderbilt defeated Auburn 66-61.
Top ranked Kentucky is back in action tomorrow at South Carolina, with pre game coverage at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports LSU forward Malcom White sent an apology letter to both Kentucky’s Anthony Davis and Coach John Calipari this week. White apologized for the takedown of Davis in last Saturday’s game which led to his ejection. White said in both letters he acted out of frustration and not malice. The letters also stated the flagrant foul did not reflect how LSU coach Trent Johnson runs his program.
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 Thursday night. The Predators are back at Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night hosting St. Louis, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.