|SPORTS HEADLINES 3/7/13|
High School Basketball—Boys Sweet 16
The Hopkinsville Tigers opened play Wednesday night with a 74-52 win over 8th region winner South Oldham. The Tigers got 20 points from Jordan Majors and a double double of 18 points and 17 rebounds from Jaqualis Matlock. Hopkinsville moves to 32-4 on the season and will face Graves County in quarterfinal action Friday afternoon at 12:30 Hopkinsville time, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 12:15 on Newstalk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other first round games Wednesday saw Graves County win over Ohio County 74-60, Holmes defeated Pleasure Ridge Park 65-60 and Madison Central defeated Wayne County 81-56.
First round action continues today with 4th region winner Warren Central meeting Montgomery County at 11 am Hopkinsville time, followed by John Hardin and Fleming County.
The evening session has Johnson Central going against Ballard and Clay County meeting Knott County Central. Coverage of those games airs at 5:15 this afternoon on Newstalk WHOP.
Girls: 2nd region winner Henderson County will face Anderson County in the opening round of the Girls Sweet 16 next Wednesday night in Bowling Green. Anderson County edged Simon Kenton 70-68 in overtime to win the 8th region title. Montgomery County also advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 58-52 win over Campbell County in the 10th region championship.
High School Baseball: Christian County opened its season with a 5-3 win over Trigg County.
Today’s games: University Heights plays its opener against Livingston Central and Dawson Springs goes to Webster County, with Paducah Tilghman meeting Carlisle County.
Murray State’s women’s basketball season came to an end in the opening round of the OVC tournament Wednesday, falling to Eastern Kentucky 62-51. Murray State finishes the season 16-13.
In men’s opening round action: Morehead State defeated UT Martin 73-66 and Southeast Missouri defeated Eastern Illinois 78-66, with former Christian County standout Corey Wilford scoring 14 points for the Redhawks who face Eastern Kentucky at 8 this evening in Nashville.
SEC action last night saw LSU defeat Texas A&M 68-57, with Anthony Hickey scoring just three points in the win. 11th ranked Florida rolled over Vanderbilt 66-40 to lock up the SEC regular season title and Tennessee defeated Auburn 82-75.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky plays its final road game of the regular season at Georgia, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The SEC women’s tournament begins today in Duluth, GA with one of the games sending Vanderbilt against Missouri.
Multiple reports indicated Wednesday University of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng would be participating in Senior Day activities when the Cardinals host Notre Dame Saturday. No official announcement has been made however, if Dieng will leave Louisville a year early to test the waters of the NBA draft.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville’s 2013 schedule has been released. The 2012 Sugar Bowl champions open the season with Ohio University August 31st. It includes a matchup with Kentucky September 14th in Lexington and the Cardinals will open their final season in the Big East at Temple October 5th.
College Baseball: Austin Peay scored a pair of runs in the 7th inning in downing Western Kentucky 7-6. The Governors are off to a 10-2 start, and the win snapped a six game losing streak to WKU. The Governors host the Riverview Inn Classic beginning tomorrow.