SPORTS

November 19, 2018

RACER VOLLEYBALL TAKES OVC TITLE
Murray State swept Austin Peay 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 on Saturday to win the Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Championship. Rachell Giustino led the Racers with match-high 14 kills and Dacia Brown added 13 as the Racers won their 16th straight match since beginning league play 0-3. With the win, the Racers earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. Murray State will find out its opponent during the selection show Sunday night at 7:30 on ESPNU.
 
TIGERS FALL AT MAYFIELD
The football season came to a close Friday night for Murray High as top-ranked Mayfield ran its record to 13-0 with a 57-13 win in the Class 2A Regional Championship game at War Memorial Stadium. The Cardinals took advantage of two early turnovers to build a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and coasted from there. The Tigers end the the season with a record of 8-5, while the Cardinals advance to the state semifinal game at Walton-Verona Friday night.
 
RECORDS FALL AS RACERS TROUNCE SPALDING
Murray State smashed multiple records in Friday night’s 106-36 victory over Spalding at the CFSB Center. The 70-point margin of victory topped the 68-point win they had against Camp Campbell in 1946. The Racers also set an arena record for fewest opponent points and a school record for most points in a first half. The 2-0 Racers host Missouri State on Saturday. You can hear head coach Matt McMahon talk about the games and head coach Mitch Stewart wrap up the football season tonight at 6 on Hey Coach on Froggy, live from the Big Apple Cafe.
 
SUTTON SIGNS WITH MSU
Sarah Sutton of Allen County-Scottsville High School has signed with the Murray State women’s basketball, becoming the second member of head coach Rechelle Turner’s second recruiting class. Sutton is currently in sixth on the Lady Patriots all-time scoring list heading into her senior season. She was named as this season’s Region 4 Preseason Player of the Year and led ACS last year with an average of 19 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting 55% from the field.
 
RACER FOOTBALL ENDS SEASON WITH LOSS
Jeremiah Oatsvall threw four touchdown passes as Austin Peay pulled away from Murray State for a 48-23 victory on Saturday at Fortera Stadium in Clarksville. The Racers’ Drew Anderson was 23 of 44 for 247 yards passing and two touchdowns but was picked off three times Murray State finished the season with a 5-6 overall record and 5-3 in the OVC.
 
CATS HOLD OFF VMI
The Kentucky Wildcats held off pesky VMI for a 92-82 win at Rupp Arena last night. Reid Travis led the Wildcats with 22 points. Quade Green came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points and P.J. Washington posted 19 points and 18 rebounds for 3-and-1 Kentucky. The ‘Cats host Winthrop on Wednesday.
 
SUNDAY’S MEN’S REGIONAL INTEREST CBB SCORES
Campbell 78, Austin Peay 72
Michigan State 101, Tennessee Tech 33
Evansville 85, Texas Southern 63
Central Florida 78, WKU 62
Northern Kentucky 89, Coastal Carolina 83
Alabama 90, WIchita State 86
Arkansas 73, Indiana 72
South Carolina 90, George Washington 55
Missouri 69, Oregon State 63
Minnesota 69, Texas A&M 64
 
SUNDAY’S WOMEN’S REGIONAL INTEREST CBB SCORES
Ohio 100, EKU 60
St. Francis 101, Morehead State 94
Kentucky 71, High Point 49
Tennessee 96, Florida A&M 31
Louisiana Tech 66, Memphis 50
 
JSU AND SEMO IN 24-TEAM PLAYOFF FIELD
Jacksonville State and Southeast Missouri are going to the NCAA FCS Playoffs. The 8-3 Gamecocks earned the League’s automatic bid, and 8-3 Southeast Missouri eaned an at-large bid. The 20th-ranked Redhawks will host No. 15 Stony Brook at 1 pm Saturday while 8th-ranked Jacksonville State will host #22 East Tennessee State at 6:30 Saturday night.
 
REPORT: DAMERON OUT AT EIU
According to Chicago Now, Eastern Illinois will not renew the contract of Kim Dameron. The Panthers were 3-8 this season and have not made the FCS playoffs since 2015. Dameron’s was 27-30 in five years, and he had winning seasons in three of the five years.
 
TITANS CRUSHED BY GOOD LUCK
Andrew Luck passed for three touchdowns as the Colts crushed the Titans 38-10 in Indianapolis. Quarterback Marcus Mariota went down in the first half with an elbow injury for the Titans and did not return. Blaine Gabbert threw for a touchdown and an interception in his place. Tennessee sits at 5-and-5 and visits the Texans on Monday Night Football a week from today.
 
Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees is currently hospitalized after falling ill during Sunday’s loss to the Colts in Indianapolis. Pees began feeling ill in the first quarter and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. The team is mum on his condition, but multiple sources say he’s doing okay.
 
MEMPHIS DOWNS MINNESOTA
Marc Gasol led the way with 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Grizzlies topped the Timberwolves 100-87 in Minnesota. Mike Conley recorded 18 points and eight assists for Memphis, which moved to 10-and-5 with its third straight win. The Grizzlies return home tonight to host the Dallas Mavericks at FedEx Forum.
 
PREDS HOST TAMPA BAY
The Naashville Predators look to get a win streak going as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. Nashville beat the L.A. Kings on Saturday to end a three-game skid. The Preds are also at home on Wednesday against St. Louis.
 
NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
Joey Logano made a late charge to win the Ford ECOBoost 400 in Homestand and capture the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It was Logano’s first Cup championship in his sixth season with Team Penske. Martin Truex Junior finished second, while Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-four.
 
The Bears strengthened their hold on first place in the NFC North with a 25-20 win over the Vikings on Sunday Night Football in Chicago. Eddie Jackson’s 27-yard interception return for a touchdown put Chicago ahead 22-6 with 8:30 to play and the Bears held on from there. Chicago leads the division at 7-and-3. Minnesota slipped to 5-4-and-1.
 
The Redskins will be without starting quarterback Alex Smith for the rest of the season. He broke his leg in Washington’s 23-21 home loss to the Texans . Smith was hurt in the third quarter when he was sacked and was carted off the field. He has two broken bones that will require surgery. Colt McCoy replaced Smith and will now start.
 
A pair of 9-and-1 teams clash in Los Angeles tonight as the Rams host the Chiefs. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Mexico City, but poor field conditions led the NFL to relocate the game. The matchup will showcase two of the NFL’s best offenses as both teams are ranked in the top-three in points and yards per game.
 
LeBron James put on a show in his return to South Beach as the Lakers scorched the Heat 113-97 in Miami. ‘King James” finished with 51 points on 19-of-31 shooting, including 6-of-8 from three. The 50-point game was the 12th of LeBron’s career. The Lakers have won seven of their last nine games to run their record to 9-and-7 on the season.
 
SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD
 
NFL
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New York Giants 38, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35
Dallas Cowboys 22, Atlanta Falcons 19
Houston Texans 23, Washington Redskins 21
Baltimore Ravens 24, Cincinnati Bengals 21
Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 16
Indianapolis Colts 38, Tennessee Titans 10
Detroit Lions 20, Carolina Panthers 19
Denver Broncos 23, Los Angeles Chargers 22
Oakland Raiders 23, Arizona Cardinals 21
New Orleans Saints 48, Philadelphia Eagles 7
Chicago Bears 25, Minnesota Vikings 20
 
NBA
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Memphis Grizzlies 100, Minnesota Timberwolves 87
Portland Trail Blazers 119, Washington Wizards 109
Orlando Magic 131, New York Knicks 117
Los Angeles Lakers 113, Miami Heat 97
San Antonio Spurs 104, Golden State Warriors 92
 
NHL
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Dallas Stars 6, New York Islanders 2
Carolina Hurricanes 2, New Jersey Devils 1
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Minnesota Wild 1
Vegas Golden Knights 6, Edmonton Oilers 3
Colorado Avalanche 4, Anaheim Ducks 3 (OT)
 
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
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#2 Kentucky Wildcats 92, VMI Keydets 82
#10 Michigan State Spartans 101, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 33
 
NASCAR
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EcoBoost 400 (at Homestead, FL)
 
1. Joey Logano (Wins NASCAR Cup Series)
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Kevin Harvick
 
PGA
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The RSM Classic (at Sea Island, GA)
 
T1. Charles Howell the Third (-19) (Howell wins on second playoff hole)
T1. Patrick Rodgers (-19)
3. Webb Simpson (-18)
 
MONDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
 
NFL
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8:15 p.m. – Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams
 
NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers
7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons
7:30 p.m. – LA Clippers at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans
10:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
 
NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Ottawa Senators
7:30 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues
9:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames
10:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Vancouver Canucks
 
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
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5:00 p.m. – #3 Duke Blue Devils vs San Diego State Aztecs
11:30 p.m. – #4 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini
8:00 p.m. – #7 North Carolina Tar Heels vs Saint Francis U Red Flash
10:00 p.m. – #9 Nevada Wolf Pack vs California Baptist Lancers
2:30 p.m. – #12 Auburn Tigers vs Xavier Musketeers
7:00 p.m. – #15 Florida State Seminoles vs Canisius Golden Griffins
11:00 p.m. – #19 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arizona State Sun Devils
11:00 p.m. – #20 UCLA Bruins vs Presbyterian Blue Hose
11:00 p.m. – #23 Clemson Tigers vs Akron Zips
7:00 p.m. – #25 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Missouri State (Hall of Fame Classic at Kansas City, MO)