JANUARY 24, 2019
RACERS STUFF BELMONT
Tevin Brown scored 24 points and Anthony Smith chipped in with 13 points and a career high 15 rebounds as Murray State pushed its winning streak to eight with an 85-75 win over Belmont last night at the CFSB Center. With the win, 14-5 Murray State maintains a share of first place in the OVC with a 7-0 league mark. The Racers trailed by four at halftime, and by 9 at the 17:05 mark in the second half, but made second half threes and free throws, which were huge keys to the win according to head coach Matt McMahon. The Racers host Tennessee State tomorrow night at 7, with airtime set for 6:45 on FROGGY 103.7.
HARMEYER TOO MUCH FOR RACER WOMEN
Ellie Harmeyer scored 26 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Belmont women’s team pull away from Murray State 86-56 last night at the CFSB Center. Macey Turley led Murray State with 11 points while Ashley Hunter followed with a career-high 10 points. The Racers shot just 33% from the field, including 26% from three point range, and head coach Rechelle Turner knows they can’t afford to do that against the Bruins. The loss was the fifth straight for the Racers, who are now 1-6 in the OVC and 8-10 overall heading into tomorrow’s 5 pm game with Tennessee State that airs at 4:30 on 104.5 WBZB.
MURRAY BOYS ADVANCE WITH ALL-A WIN
Grant Whitaker scored 17 points while Darius Duffy added 11 points and 12 rebounds as Murray High breezed past University Heights 60-33 Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the boys Kentucky All-A Classic in Richmond. With the win, the Tigers improved to 16-3 and advanced to play Metalfe County at 5:30 today. After defeating Knott County Central on Wednesday, the Murray girls will battle Owensboro Catholic this morning at 10:30. Projected airtime for the girls game is 10:00 am, and for the boys game is 5 pm
CALLOWAY VISITS MARSHALL FOR TWINBILL
Tonight, Calloway County visits Marshall County for a girls/boys twinbill in Draffenville. In the girls game, the Lady Lakers come into the game with a record of 9-7, while Marshall County sits at 10-8. In the boys game, the Lakers bring a 13-7 record into the game with 11-9 Marshall County. Both games air on 104.5 WBZB with coverage beginning at around 5:40.
THURSDAY’S BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RESULTS
Christian Fellowship 70, Livingston Central 59
Graves County 85, Vienna 30
THURSDAY’S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RESULTS
McCracken County 60, Carbondale 40
Livingston Central 63, Christian Fellowship 56
Crittenden County 48, Trigg County 45
THURSDAY’S MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS
Austin Peay 99, Tennessee State 74
Eastern Illinois 95, UT Martin 83
EKU 81, Jacksonville State 77
Tennessee Tech 71, Morehead State 59
SIU Edwardsville 84, SEMO 65
Jacksonville 89, Lipscomb 85 (OT)
Indiana 67, (11) Michigan State 63
(25) Houston 63, UCONN 59
(23) Colorado 78, Washington State 56
(12) Oregon 79, USC 70 (2OT)
THURSDAY’S WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS
Eastern Illinois 74, UT Martin 70
Austin Peay 76, Tennessee State 58
SEMO 66, SIU Edwardsville 56
Jacksonville State 68, Eastern Kentucky 54
Tennessee Tech 82, Morehead State 75
SATURDAY’S REGIONAL CBB SLATE
In college basketball tomorrow, 6th-ranked Louisville hosts Clemson, number-15 Kentucky visits Texas Tech, Tennessee is at Kansas and Vanderbilt travels to play South Carolina.
MEMPHIS AT DETROIT
The Memphis Grizzlies are in Detroit tonight to take on the Pistons. They’ve dropped two in a row after a season-high seven game win streak. Memphis sits at 20-and-24 and returns home Sunday to host the Suns.
NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND BEGINS
NHL All-Star Weekend kicks off tonight in St. Louis. The All-Star Skills Competition begins at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Center. Events include Shooting Stars, the Elite Women’s 3-on-3, the Fastest Skater and the Hardest Shot. The All-Star Game will be played tomorrow night. Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O’Reilly, Jordan Binnington, David Perron and Coach Craig Berube will be representing the Blues on the Central Division team.
HENRY AND KERN REP TITANS AT PRO BOWL
Running back Derrick Henry and punter Brett Kern will be representing the Tennessee Titans in this weekend’s Pro Bowl. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, safety Kevin Byard, cornerback Logan Ryan, guard Rodger Saffold and long snapper Beau Brinkley are alternates. The game is Sunday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
PREDS OFF UNTIL MONDAY
The Nashville Predators continue to rest during the All-Star break and will return to the ice Monday to host the Maple Leafs. Nashville sits at 22-18-and-7. The All-Star game is tomorrow in St. Louis where Roman Josi will make his third appearance after being voted to the Central Division team.
NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The NBA is taking its show to Europe. The Bucks and Hornets play today in Paris. It will be the first NBA regular-season game ever in Paris. Hornets guard Nic Batum is one of 11 French players currently in the NBA. Milwaukee has won seven straight, while Charlotte has lost seven in-a-row.
Lakers forward LeBron James will be a starter in his 16th All-Star Game. He, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden have been voted in to start for the Western Conference. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyrie Irving, Pascal Siakam, Trae Young and Joel Embiid will start for the East. The reserves will be named next Thursday. The All-Star Game will tip off February 16th in Chicago.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning will hold a press conference today to officially announce his retirement from pro football. Manning has played the last 16 seasons for New York and guided Big Blue to a pair of Super Bowl championships. He is one of five players in league history to win Super Bowl MVP twice.
Super Bowl 54 is quickly approaching. The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will land in Miami on Sunday to prep for the big game. The ‘Niners are chasing the sixth Super Bowl title in franchise history, while the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. Supper Bowl Opening Night is Monday.
Washington Wizards 124, Cleveland Cavaliers 112
Los Angeles Lakers 128, Brooklyn Nets 113
Dallas Mavericks 133, Portland Trail Blazers 125
No Games Scheduled (All-Star Break)
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
Indiana Hoosiers 67, #9 Michigan State Spartans 63
#13 Oregon Ducks 79, USC Trojans 70 (2 OT)
#24 Houston Cougars 63, UConn Huskies 59
PGA Farmers Insurance Open (at La Jolla, CA)
1. (tie) Keegan Bradley (-6)
1. (tie) Sebastian Cappelen (-6)
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
3:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets (at Paris, France)
7:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic
7:30 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks
8:00 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls
8:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans
8:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Miami Heat
8:30 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. – Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors
8:00 p.m. – NHL All-Star Skills Competition
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
9:00 p.m. – #12 Butler Bulldogs host Marquette Golden Eagles