High School Basketball
Girls regional tournament action gets underway across the Commonwealth this evening.
2nd region at Christian County: 8th district runner up University Heights meets 5th district winner Livingston Central at 6, followed by 7th district winner Caldwell County and 6th district runner up Webster County. Coverage of the UHA game with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
8th district champion Hopkinsville opens play tomorrow night against 7th district runner up Madisonville at 6, followed by 6th district winner Henderson County and 5th district runner up Lyon County.
4th region at WKU: Todd Central meets Metcalfe County at 6:30, followed by Glasgow meeting Greenwood.
1st region at the CFSB Center: Graves County meets Lone Oak at 6, followed by Marshall County and Hickman County.
3rd region at the Owensboro Sportscenter: Ohio County meets Hancock County at 6, followed by Grayson County and Owensboro Catholic.
The 2nd region boys tournament begins Wednesday at Madisonville, with 8th district runner up Christian County playing Webster County at 7:45, with 8th district winner Hopkinsville meeting Caldwell County Thursday evening at 7:45.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Insider at 6 on Lite 98.7. The top ranked Wildcats return to action Wednesday night hosting Georgia, with pre game coverage at 6:30 also on Lite 98.7.
Sunday’s scores: Loyola, MD defeated Manhattan 62-60, with former Christian County standout Donovan Kates scoring two points and getting a rebound. Manhattan is now 20-11 on the season. 17th ranked Louisville edged Pittsburgh 57-54, as the Cards improved to 22-7 on the season.
Women’s scores: Middle Tennessee rolled over Western Kentucky 77-62, 10th ranked Kentucky defeated Mississippi State 76-40 clinching the SEC regular season championship, 9th ranked Tennessee rolled over Florida 75-59 and 24th ranked Vanderbilt defeated Alabama 67-54.
The brackets have been set for the Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament beginning Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
Men’s: Austin Peay plays Jacksonville State at 8 pm Wednesday. Should the Governors win, they would face Morehead State Thursday night at 8pm.
Murray State is the top seed and has a double bye and will play either Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky or Tennessee Tech in the first semi final game Friday at 6 pm.
Women’s: Austin Peay faces Morehead State at noon Wednesday. Should the Lady Governors win they would face Murray State at noon Thursday.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports University of Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart is beginning work on renegotiating women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell’s contract. Mitchell led Kentucky to its first SEC women’s regular season championship in 30 years Sunday.
Two years ago, Mitchell was given a significant pay raise and a five year rolling contract. Barnhart says he has changed his mind on the rolling contract and wants to lock in Mitchell for a long term deal.
Baseball: Austin Peay fell to Georgia State 9-7, with Murray State defeating South Dakota State 12-4.
Softball: Murray State loses to Bowling Green 6-4 in the Hilltopper Spring Classic in Bowling Green.
The Nashville Predators are back in action this evening, hosting the Los Angeles Kings at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
The Tennessean reports as the NHL trade deadline comes to fruition today, the Predators are will to make a deal for the right player that can help them make a playoff run.