Saturday, March 9, 2024

60 Teams Left

 Here are the Top 20 Games today:

Sixth Region Semi-Finals (at Lou. Valley):
(11) Lou. Evangel Christian v. Lou. Jeffersontown
(18) Lou. DeSales v. Lou. Fairdale

Eleventh Region Semi-Finals (at Lex. Paul Dunbar):
(2) Lex. Catholic v. Lex. Frederick Douglass
(1) Great Crossing v. Madison Southern

Thirteenth Region Semi-Finals (at The Corbin Arena):
(9) Harlan Co. v. Clay Co.


  1. In Tuscaloosa, Alabama comes from behind to beat Arkansas 92-88 in overtime. The Tide finish 13-5. This means that if UK loses today, the Cats will be the number 5 seed and will have to play on Thursday. But if the Cats win, they will be the number 2 seed.

  2. In the First Region, McCracken Co. grinds past Murray, 47 to 37.

  3. The Sixth Region Semi-Finals are done, and we have another upset:

    (11) Evangel Christian 73, Jeffersontown 45
    Fairdale 87, (18) Lou. DeSales 69

  4. (19) Oldham County did not make the regionals. So far, these top 20 teams have been eliminated in the regionals:

    (4) Lou. St. Xavier
    (13) Woodford Co.
    (16) Lou. Male
    (18) Lou. DeSales
    (20) Lex. Bryan Station

    Fourteen top 20 teams are still dancing.

  5. Ken Pom has the Vols rolling today: 86 to 77 over UK.

  6. Last game of the regular season for the Big Blue. As usual, we close on the road.

    1. Your annual reminder that no UK team has ever won the National Title without beating UT in Knoxville.

    2. Personally, if we have to go to Knoxville every year -- and apparently we do -- I'd rather end the season there.

    3. Also, we're on CBS, and I find games on CBS less painful than games on ESPN.

  7. Cats will start Wagner/Reeves/Edwards/Theiro/Onyenso

  8. With 11:21 left in the first half, Classic Rewind cues up "I Drink Alone," by George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers.

  9. In the First Region, Marshall Co. beats Tilghman 63 to 57. The First Region final will feature McCracken Co. (26-7) against Marshall Co. (24-7). First team to 40 will almost certainly win, and there will be fury at the officials no matter what happens.

  10. In the Eleventh Region, (1) Great Crossing beats Madison Southern 85 to 64.

  11. In the Thirteenth Region, (9) Harlan Co. beats Clay Co. 66 to 60.

  12. Here are the regional finals that are set so far:

    1st: McCracken Co. v. Marshall Co.
    5th: Adair Co. v. Bethlehem
    6th: (11) Evangel Christian v. Fairdale
    7th: (5) Trinity v. Seneca
    13th: (9) Harlan Co. v. Corbin
    14th: Breathitt Co. v. Perry Co. Cent.

  13. In the Eleventh Region, (2) Lex. Catholic beats Lex. Frederick Douglass 60 to 50. That sets up the following matchup in the Eleventh Region final:

    (1) Great Crossing (32-1) v. (2) Lex. Catholic (31-2)

    In the regular season, Great Crossing played Lexington Catholic at Franklin Co., as part of the Gary Moore Classic. The Great Crossing WarHawks beat the Catholic Knights 58 to 50. Catholic's only other loss was at home to Lyon Co. in the final of the White, Greer, & Maggard Holiday Classic. Great Crossing's only loss was to Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.) at Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina in the Beach Ball Classic. O'Connell won 77 to 74 in double overtime.

  14. The Final for the Fifteenth Region is now set:

    Magoffin Co. v. Martin Co.