Sports Update: Wednesday, February 7th

In Tuesday’s high school basketball matchups, the McCreary Central team secured a 53-49 victory over the Somerset Lady Briar Jumpers, while the Pulaski County Lady Maroons dominated with a 78-54 win against Rockcastle Co. On the boys’ side, Pulaski Co. edged out Mercer Co. with a 54-51 victory.

Transitioning to college basketball, the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats delivered an impressive 109-77 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville. Antonio Reeves led the Wildcats with 24 points, supported by Rob Dillingham with 20 points, Justin Edwards with 17, Jordan Burks with 13, Aaron Bradshaw with 12, and Zvonimir Ivisic with 11 points and seven rebounds. Looking ahead, Kentucky will host the Gonzaga Zags this Saturday at Rupp Arena, with tipoff at 4 pm and live coverage on CBS.

In Wednesday’s college basketball action, the WKU Hilltoppers (15-7/4-4 CUSA) are set to face off against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-6/6-1 CUSA) in Ruston, LA. WKU leads the series 18-14, with the Hilltoppers emerging victorious in their last matchup, a 76-66 win last season in Bowling Green. Live coverage begins at 6:30 pm, with tipoff at 7 pm ET on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.

Turning to women’s college basketball, the Kentucky Wildcats (9-14/2-7 SEC) will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (15-6/3-5 SEC) this Sunday, with tipoff set for 4 pm and live coverage on SEC Network.

Lastly, in Sunday’s NFL action, Super Bowl 58 will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs (14-6) against the San Francisco 49ers (14-5). The 49ers have won five Super Bowls, with their last victory in 1994, while Kansas City has won three, including a recent victory last year over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chiefs previously defeated the 49ers with a score of 31-20 in the 2020 Super Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm on CBS.