Sports Update: Friday, February 9th

In Thursday’s high school basketball action, the Pulaski County Lady Maroons secured a narrow 58-56 victory over Wayne Co. This win adds to their successful season and demonstrates their competitive edge on the court.

Shifting to the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals made coaching announcements, adding Justin Rascati as pass game coordinator and promoting Brad Kragthorpe to quarterbacks coach and Jordan Kovacs to secondary/safeties coach. Rascati joins the Bengals from the Minnesota Vikings, bringing valuable experience from his previous role as assistant line coach with the Denver Broncos.

Moving on to Saturday’s college basketball matchups, the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats will host the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Rupp Arena. Kentucky comes into the game fresh off a dominant 109-77 victory over Vanderbilt, while Gonzaga secured a 96-64 win over the Portland Pilots. This highly anticipated game marks the third meeting between the two teams, with the series currently tied 1-1. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 pm, with live coverage on CBS. Additionally, the WKU Hilltoppers will face Jacksonville State, aiming to replicate their previous 80-69 victory over them on January 20th. Live coverage begins at 4:30 pm ET, with tipoff at 5 pm on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.

On Sunday in women’s college basketball, the Texas A&M Aggies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. The Aggies lead the overall series 9-5 and emerged victorious in their last encounter with a score of 74-67. Tipoff is set for 4 pm and will be broadcasted live on SEC Network.

Lastly, Sunday marks the highly anticipated Super Bowl 58 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in a matchup that promises to be thrilling. The 49ers boast a history of success with five Super Bowl victories, while the Chiefs have three Super Bowl wins to their name. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm on CBS.