High School Basketball-Monday’s scores
Girls: Muhlenberg County defeated Christian County 67-46, no score reported for University Heights-Northeast, Ohio County over Fort Campbell 73-13, Greenwood over Todd Central 64-49, Union County rolled over Junction, IL 70-17, Owensboro Catholic defeated Warren Central 58-48, Henderson County routed McCracken County 69-29, Calloway County over Mayfield 62-42.
Boys: Warren East edged Logan County 68-66.
Boys: Christian County opens the season with Hopkins Central, with the Heritage Bank pregame show at 7:15 from Colonel Gym on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games include University Heights hosting Union County, Trigg County welcomes Dawson Springs, Russellville entertains Muhlenberg County, Madisonville welcomes Daviess County, South Warren hosts Allen County Scottsville, Warren East entertains Metcalfe County, Franklin Simpson welcomes Monroe County.
Henderson County travels to Evansville Harrison, Webster County hosts Evansville Day, Marshall County is at Ballard Memorial, Murray goes to Fulton City, Paducah Tilghman hosts Fulton County and Livingston Central goes to Graves County.
Girls: Hopkinsville opens the season at Webster County, Trigg County hosts Dawson Springs, Caldwell County goes to Lyon County, Russellville goes to Butler County, Hopkins Central hosts Apollo, Muhlenberg County entertains Whitesville Trinity, Bowling Green entertains Portland, TN, South Warren hosts Allen County Scottsville, Warren East welcomes Metcalfe County, Franklin Simpson hosts Monroe County.
Livingston Central travels to Graves County, Murray hosts Community Christian, Paducah Tilghman welcomes Calloway County.
College Basketball: Western Kentucky trailed Bowling Green State by two at halftime 36-34, but saw the Falcons score the first 14 points of the second half to take the 74-62 win. The Hilltoppers were led by TJ Price with 24 points, with George Fant and Ben Lawson each adding 11. WKU is now 4-3 on the season and play at Southern Illinois Saturday afternoon.
Texas held as much as a 13 point lead in the second half and saw Vanderbilt cut it to one with a minute to go before pulling away and defeating the Commodores 70-64. Vanderbilt is now 4-3 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has Murray State at Xavier and 7th ranked Louisville hosting Missouri State.
Kentucky remained at number three in the Associated Press poll this week and at number four in the USA Today Coaches poll. Michigan State remained number one in both polls, with Louisville ranked 7th in the AP poll and 6th in the USA Today poll.
Kentucky’s women moved to 5th in this week’s Associated Press poll which has Connecticut number one. Louisville is ranked 7th this week.
College Football: Despite a 2-10 season, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said at his final news conference of the season Monday the Wildcats made progress. Stoops praised players efforts for preparation and effort in practice, but lamented on why that did not carry over into games. The first year Kentucky coach’s message to his players was to return next year and give a complete effort.
Louisville can earn a share of the American Athletic Conference title with a win over Cincinnati Thursday night and a loss by Central Florida to SMU. The Cardinals face one of the toughest challenges of the season with a Bearcat team that is 9-2 and still has an outside shot of making a BCS bowl game.
NFL: Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said Monday the officials erred on some plays in Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. Munchak said league officials told him a ball caught by tight end Delanie Walker that was ruled incomplete was actually a completed pass and that an unsportsmanlike conduct call on running back Shonn Greene for clapping his hands in front of a Colts defender was wrong. The Titans are back in action Sunday at Denver.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are back on the ice this evening hosting the Vancouver Canucks. First puck drops at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
NFL: The top two teams in the NFC square off on "Monday Night Football" this week as the New Orleans Saints face the Seattle Seahawks. The Saints are riding a three-game winning streak and lead the NFC South with a 9-and-2 record, a half-game ahead of Carolina. The Seahawks have won six in-a-row and own the NFL's best record at 10-and-1. Seattle has won a franchise-record 13 straight at home going back to 2011.
College Basketball: Kentucky freshman Aaron Harrison was named the SEC freshman of the week. Harrison had 22 points and a career high seven rebounds against Eastern Michigan last week and followed that with a 15 point performance in last night’s win over Providence.
There’s two games involving Top 25 teams this evening as 13th ranked Florida faces 14th ranked Connecticut and 22nd ranked Iowa State hosts Auburn.
College Football: ESPN is reporting Boise State coach Chris Petersen has taken his name out of consideration for the head coaching vacancy at Southern California. Vanderbilt’s James Franklin and Steve Sarkisian of the University of Washington are still candidates. Sources tell ESPN Sarkisian reportedly interviewed for the job over the weekend.
Sarkisian was once the Trojans assistant head coach and offensive coordinator during the 2007 and 08 seasons under former Trojan coach Pete Carroll. Sources also say the search could be concluded by the middle of this week.
MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays have apparently come to terms with catcher Dioner Navarro on a reported two-year deal worth $8 million. Navarro, a 2008 American League All-Star with Tampa Bay, appeared in 89 games for the Chicago Cubs last season and hit .300 with 34 RBI and a career-best 13 home runs.
High School Basketball: The 2013-14 season begins this evening with several area teams in action.
Girls: Christian County travels to Muhlenberg County, University Heights welcomes Northeast, Fort Campbell travels to Ohio County, Todd Central hosts Greenwood, Warren Central travels to Owensboro Catholic, Union County welcomes Junction, IL, Henderson County hosts McCracken County, Crittenden County hosts St. Mary, Calloway County hosts Mayfield and Community Christian welcomes Hickman County.
Boys: Logan County at Warren East, Community Christian hosts Hickman County and Owensboro goes to McLean County.
Our first high school basketball broadcast is tomorrow night as Christian County hosts Hopkins Central, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Football: Championship games will take place this week in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the WKU campus in Bowling Green.
Friday games have Mayfield meeting Williamsburg in the Class A game at 11 am, Wayne County meets Belfry in the 3-A game at 3 pm with Scott County meeting Meade County in the 6-A game at 7 pm.
Saturday games have DeSales against Newport Central Catholic in the Class 2-A game at 11 am, with Collins and Highlands in the 4-A game at 3 pm and Bowling Green meeting Pulaski County in the 5-A game at 7 pm.
College Basketball: Kentucky picked up a big win over Providence last night in Brooklyn, NY 79-65. Willie Cauley-Stein had 15 points, eight rebounds and a career high nine blocks in leading Kentucky to its 7th victory of the season.
James Young led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, with Aaron Harrison adding 15 and Julius Randle with 12. Kentucky returns to action Friday night against Baylor in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX with pre game coverage beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Anthony Hickey Jr’s three point basket with five seconds left tied the game at 61 and helped propel LSU to a 70-68 overtime victory over Butler in the third place game at the Old Spice Classic. Hickey’s three pointer was his only scoring of the day.
Women’s action saw 7th ranked Kentucky rally to defeat 4th ranked Louisville 69-64, with Western Kentucky defeating Morehead State 65-52.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky travels to Bowling Green State, with pre game coverage at 5:30 on News/Talk WHOP. Other games include Vanderbilt meeting Texas.
College Football: Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has his final call in show of the season tonight at 5 on Lite 98.7. Following Coach Stoops, Coach John Calipari has his call in show at 6 also on Lite 98.7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 8:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
NFL: Adam Vinatieri booted five field goals to kick the Indianapolis Colts past the Tennessee Titans 22-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed for 201 yards and a TD while adding a rushing score, but he threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the setback. Chris Johnson was held to 69 yards on 18 carries for Tennessee, which fell to 5-and-7 with its third loss in four games.
High School Football: A couple of Western Kentucky teams will be advancing to next week’s Russell Athletics-Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Western Kentucky University.
Two time defending Class 5-A state champion Bowling Green built an early lead on John Hardin and led 27-14 in the third quarter before the Bulldogs rallied to take a 28-27 lead. The Purples then got a late score to win the game 33-27 to win for the 43rd consecutive game.
Bowling Green will meet Pulaski County for the 5-A state championship next Saturday night.
Defending Class A champion Mayfield moved to next week’s championship game with a 35-7 victory over Frankfort. The Cardinals-who are making their fifth consecutive appearance in the Class A title game- will face Williamsburg next Friday afternoon.
Elsewhere last night: Murray lost to DeSales 38-0 in Class 2-A semifinal action, Wayne County defeated Paducah Tilghman 34-10 in Class 3-A play and Collins High defeated Owensboro 50-14 in a Class 4-A semi final game.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey Jr. led LSU in scoring with 20 points, but the Tigers lost to 21st ranked Memphis 76-69 in the Old Spice Classic. LSU is now 4-2 on the season and will face Butler in the 3rd place game Sunday afternoon.
Tennessee defeated Xavier 64-49 in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. Jarnell Stokes led the Volunteers in scoring with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Tennessee is now 4-2 and avenged a loss to the Musketeers from a couple of weeks ago.
9th ranked Louisville rolled to an easy 69-38 win over Southern Miss. The 6-1 Cardinals were led in scoring by Chris Jones with 18 points.
Women’s action saw 3rd ranked Tennessee defeat SMU 87-47 at the Junkaroo Jam in the Bahamas and Vanderbilt was an 88-66 winner over Elon in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Classic.
Top 25 men’s action saw top ranked Michigan State defeat Mount St. Mary’s 98-65, second ranked Kansas lost to Villanova 63-59, 6th ranked Arizona defeated 4th ranked Duke 72-66, 5th ranked Oklahoma State edged Butler 69-67, 7th ranked Ohio State rolled over North Florida 99-64.
14th ranked Oregon defeated Pacific 85-62, 15th ranked Florida nipped Florida State 67-66, 20th ranked Creighton lost to San Diego State 86-80, 22nd ranked Michigan defeated Coppin State 87-45, 23rd ranked Iowa cruised to a 89-53 win over UTEP and 25th ranked Marquette rolled to a 76-60 win over George Washington.
Today’s games: Western Kentucky hosts Eastern Illinois in Bowling Green this evening, with pre game coverage at 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games have Murray State at St. Mary’s, Austin Peay goes to Youngstown State, Tennessee meets Wake Forest in the 5th place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Women’s action has Austin Peay hosting Central Arkansas, Murray State is at Lipscomb, and Vanderbilt meets Wisconsin in the finals of the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Classic.
Both University of Kentucky basketball teams are in action tomorrow. The 7th ranked Kentucky women host 4th ranked Louisville in a game you can hear at 11:45 am on News/Talk WHOP and 4th ranked Kentucky plays Providence in Brooklyn, NY in a game you can hear at 6 pm on Lite 98.7.
University of Louisville athletic officials have determined following an investigation that forward Chane Behanan had nothing to do with the disappearance of his 2012 Final Four ring. The ring showed up on a sports memorabilia auction site earlier this week. Behanan said he was unaware that the ring was missing until he found out on social media.
Behanan’s mother-Heaven Warren-said earlier this week her son had given the ring to his grandmother last year and that she didn’t know it was missing until seeing it on the auction website Tuesday. Bidding on the ring was stopped Wednesday and the ring is expected to be returned to Behanan.
College Football: Kentucky wants to send its seniors out with a victory this evening as they meet Tennessee at Commonwealth Stadium, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere today, Vanderbilt steps out of the Southeastern Conference and meets Wake Forest, while Western Kentucky attempts to close the season with a victory over Arkansas State in Bowling Green, with pre game coverage at 2 on News/Talk WHOP.
Top 25 games Friday saw number 12 Oregon edge Oregon State 36-35, number 17 LSU got by Arkansas 31-27, San Jose State defeated 16th ranked Fresno State in a high scoring affair 62-52 and 19th ranked Central Florida squeezed by South Florida 23-20.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will be without wide receiver Damian Williams and tight end Craig Stevens when they face the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow. Williams is not playing for the third straight week due to a hip injury, while Stevens suffered a concussion in last week’s win at Oakland.
The Titans will also be without safety Michael Griffin, who is facing a one game suspension due to a hit in last Sunday’s game at Oakland on Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. Kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium is at noon.
The NFL game of the week on News/Talk WHOP tomorrow has the San Francisco 49ers hosting the St. Louis Rams, with coverage beginning at 2:45 pm.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to bounce back from a Thanksgiving night 3-0 shutout by the Edmonton Oilers as they host the Philadelphia Flyers in Bridgestone Arena this evening. First puck drops at 7 pm.
MLB: The San Francisco Giants and pitcher Ryan Voglesong have agreed to a one year contract. The deal is pending a physical which is expected to take place next week. Voglesong was 4-6 with a 5.73 earned run average in 19 starts during an injury shortened 2013 season.
Ted Lilly announced his retirement after 15 big league seasons Friday. The 37 year old left hander has battled shoulder and back problems and had planned to pitch winter ball in Venezuela to try and regain his form.
Lilly pitched for the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers this past season going 0-2 with a 5.09 earned run average in five starts. Lilly won 130 games in his big league career.
College Football: Four teams ranked in the top 25 in the BCS rankings are in action this afternoon and evening. The afternoon games have 17th ranked LSU hosting Arkansas and 16th ranked Fresno State at San Jose State. This evening’s game have 13th ranked Oregon hosting Oregon State and 19th ranked Central Florida welcomes South Florida.
College Basketball: Ninth ranked Louisville hosts Southern Miss, LSU featuring former Christian County star Anthony Hickey Jr. meeting Memphis in the Old Spice Classic, Tennessee meets Xavier in the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation round.
Women’s action has 3rd ranked Tennessee meeting SMU in the Junkaroo Jam in the Bahamas and Vanderbilt hosts Elon in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament.
Top 25 games this afternoon have 8th ranked Oklahoma State meeting Butler, top ranked Michigan State hosts Mount St. Mary’s 15th ranked Oregon welcomes Pacific and 20th ranked Michigan entertains Coppin State.
Games this evening include 6th ranked Ohio State hosting North Florida, 3rd ranked Arizona meets 5th ranked Duke in the NIT Season Tip Off Final in New York, 13th ranked Florida hosts Florida State and 21st ranked UCLA meets Northwestern.