High School Basketball-Boys Sweet 16
Madison Central claimed the 2013 state championship Sunday with a 65-64 win over Ballard. Ken Jah Bosley’s three point shot with 2.2 second left gave the Indians their first state title. Madison Central had trailed by as many as 16 in the third quarter of the contest. Both Madison Central and Ballard finished the season 32-5.
Meanwhile, the Hopkinsville Tigers returned home from Lexington Sunday after losing to state champion Madison Central in the semi finals on Saturday night. The Tigers fell 60-56 to finish the season 33-5.
The Girls Sweet 16 begins Wednesday at EA Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with 2nd region winner Henderson County meeting Anderson County at 6:30 Wednesday evening.
High School Baseball (weather permitting): University Heights hosts Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Graves County, Todd Central goes to McLean County, Dawson Springs at Christian Fellowship, Caldwell County hosts Lyon County, Webster County hosts Edmonson County.
The Kentucky Wildcats have earned the number 2 seed in the SEC Tournament which begins Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Wildcats will not play until Friday night against either Vanderbilt or Arkansas who play Thursday. Tip off is set for 6:30, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Tennessee will be the 5 seed and play the South Carolina-Mississippi State winner Thursday at 2:30, while LSU opens play Thursday against Georgia at 12 noon.
A reminder that Kentucky coach John Calipari’s call in show airs at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 this evening on Lite 98.7.
The Louisville Cardinals will begin play in the Big East tournament later this week in New York. The 2nd seeded Cardinals will face the winner of Wednesday’s game between Villanova and St. John’s at 6 pm Thursday.
Sunday’s scores: Western Kentucky advanced to the Sun Belt Conference championship game with a 58-56 victory in the semi finals over Arkansas State. TJ Price scored what proved to be the game winning basket with 19 seconds left to give the Hilltoppers their 19th win of the season.
WKU will face Florida International who upset top seed Middle Tennessee 61-57 in the other semifinal game this evening, with coverage from Hot Springs, Arkansas at 5:30 on Newstalk WHOP.
Manhattan defeated Fairfield 60-42 in the semi final rounds of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament. Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 7 points and 2 rebounds in the win as the Jaspers improved to 14-17 on the season. Manhattan faces Iona in the MAAC championship game this evening.
Top ranked Gonzaga will face St. Mary’s for the West Coast Conference championship this evening, with coverage of the game at 8 on Newstalk WHOP.
Women’s scores: 7th ranked Kentucky fell in the SEC tournament final to Texas A&M 75-67. Arkansas Little Rock ended Western Kentucky’s run in the Sun Belt tournament with a 74-54 win in semi final action.
College Football: One of the six candidates being considered for the head coaching vacancy at Austin Peay has taken his name out of consideration. A news release from the school on Saturday said Andy McCollum has withdrawn his candidacy. The former Middle Tennessee head coach is currently Georgia Tech’s defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.
Interviews to replace Rick Christophel began last week and will continue this week.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will begin a five game road trip tomorrow night in Dallas against the Stars. Coverage of the game at 7:30 on Newstalk WHOP.