High School Basketball
Boys: Caldwell County defeated Fort Campbell 95-83 in overtime, Livingston Central over Reidland 67-59, Bowling Green over Monroe County 81-46.
Girls: Hopkinsville edged Calloway County 54-49, Muhlenberg County over McLean County 49-42, Murray over Heath 78-43, Warren Central edged Edmonson County 41-38 and Monroe County defeated Bowling Green 52-34.
Boys: Christian County travels to Henderson County, with tip off at 7:30 and the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: UHA plays at Hopkins Central, Heritage Christian Academy is at Glasgow Christian, Trigg County hosts Caldwell County, Dawson Springs hosts Union County, Logan County hosts Butler County, Russellville welcomes Greenwood, Paducah Tilghman entertains Marshall County, Madisonville at Lyon County, Muhlenberg County at McLean County, Murray at Hickman County,Webster County at Crittenden County.
Girls: Hopkinsville plays an 8th district game at Fort Campbell, University Heights is at Hopkins Central, Trigg County welcomes Dawson Springs, Russellville hosts Greenwood, Logan County entertains Butler County, Paducah Tilghman welcomes Marshall County, Madisonville at Lyon County, Crittenden County hosts Webster County.
Murray State’s Lady Racers lost to Eastern Kentucky 62-61. Junior Mariah Robinson led the Lady Racers with 19 points. Murray State is back in action against Tennessee Tech Saturday night.
Tonight’s games: Number 14 Louisville is in Big East action at Providence and in the SEC, Vanderbilt is at South Carolina.
Kentucky remains number two in both major college basketball polls this week. However, undefeated Murray State jumped up in both polls, moving to 14 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll and 15 in the Associated Press poll. Louisville is 15 in the ESPN poll, 14 in the AP poll. Syracuse remains at the top of both polls.
Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week. Cannan averaged 25 points last week in wins over Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay. Cannan had 27 of his 35 points against Austin Peay in the first half. Cannan has won the OVC player of the week award three times this season.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the University of Tennessee is continuing to search for a defensive coordinator. However, the Vols could be close to naming a special teams coordinator. Veteran NFL assistant Rich Bisaccia—who flirted with taking the job in 2009—is reportedly being targeted for the position again. Bisaccia is currently on the San Diego Chargers staff. A source close to the situation says the two sides are reportedly close to reaching an agreement.
The Tennessean—citing a report from the St. Louis Rams website—says the Jeff Fisher sweepstakes is between the Rams and Miami Dolphins. The former Tennessee Titans coach interviewed with both teams last week about their head coaching vacancies.
The Kansas City Chiefs removed the interim tag from Romeo Crennel as head coach Monday. Crennel replaced Todd Haley near the end of the 2011 season and led the Chiefs to two victories. The Western Kentucky University grad was also head coach of the Cleveland Browns and worked under Bill Bellechik as an assistant with the New England Patriots.
The Nashville Predators begin the second half of the season this evening with a road game in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche. First puck at the Pepsi Center drops at 8 this evening.