College Basketball: Women’s action from Monday night saw Indiana nip Murray State 63-62. Former Hopkinsville Lady Tiger Christy Soldo did not play in the game. Elsewhere, Vanderbilt defeated Lipsscomb 62-45.
Tonight’s games: Fresh from its win over Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic last Friday, Kentucky looks to go 2-0 on the young season as they face Duke this evening at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Coach John Calipari offers his thoughts about the Blue Devils:
Calipari also talks about a key for the Wildcats this evening:
ESPN reports Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow will miss tonight’s game, leaving Jarrod Polson another opportunity to see action. Coverage of the game begins at 7 on Lite 98.7.
Also this evening, Western Kentucky hosts Austin Peay in the first round of the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge in Bowling Green.
Women’s games: Kentucky travels to top ranked Baylor.
Austin Peay’s Travis Betran, who scored 13 points in the Governors season opening win over Samford, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Monday.
It was also announced Monday, Austin Peay’s women’s team will face St. Catherine’s College December 9th in the Dunn Center. The game replaces a December 15th game against Christian Brothers, which was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Tickets already purchased for the December 15th game will be good for the December 9th game.
The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville and the KFC/Yum Center have been awarded second and third round games of the 2015 NCAA tournament. The Yum Center hosted the same rounds this year, which marked the first time NCAA tournament games had been played in Louisville since 1991.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee coach Derek Dooley met with athletics director Dave Hart Sunday. At his weekly news conference Monday, Dooley said if a decision has been made about his future as Vols coach, it was news to him.
Dooley said Hart told him no decision had been made about his future. Tennessee meets Vanderbilt Saturday.
It appears former Arkansas and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has a couple of major backers supporting him for the soon to be vacant position at Kentucky.
The Lexington Herald Leader reported Monday former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall and his son in law Mike Summers, who worked with Petrino as his offensive line coach at Louisville and Arkansas, along with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons are endorsing him for the job.
Louisville will be without running back Senorise Perry for the rest of the seson. Perry tore the ACL in his right knee during Saturday's 45-26 loss at Syracuse. Perry rushed for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 20th ranked Cardinals. Louisville is idle this week, before facing Connecticut November 24th.
Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart said Monday the Hilltoppers have to take care of business when they travel to Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns Saturday. WKU has lost three of its last four after starting the season 5-1. The Hilltoppers are bowl eligible, but the current three game losing streak may keep them out again as was the case last year.
NFL: Following Sunday’s win at Miami, the Tennessee Titans went through a light workout Monday. Following practice, coach Mike Munchak gave the team the rest of the week off. Munchak told the team to rest up as much as possible. The Titans play at Jacksonville November 25th.