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The author holds a 20-inch trophy smallmouth bass caught last week from Lake Cumberland on the float-and-fly technique. The next month is the peak for this style of fishing in reservoirs such as Dale Hollow, Lake Cumberland and Laurel River Lake.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold.
Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake. Once water temperatures drop below 50 degrees for extended periods, threadfin shad begin to suffer from the cold water. Continue reading: KY Afield Outdoors: Now’s the time for float-and-fly fishing
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The second-ranked Union College men’s basketball team celebrated ‘Senior Night’ in high style as it posted an 104-66 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) win over Point (Ga.) on Saturday, wrapping an undefeated season in conference play.
The Bulldogs collected their 25th win in a row to improve to 27-3 overall and head into the AAC Tournament having gone 20-0 in league play. Union is the No. 1 seed for the tournament and will play the winner of the No. 8 seed-No. 9 seed game on Thursday at 12 p.m.
The AAC Tournament is being held at the MeadowView Marriott Convention Center & Conference Resort in Kingsport, Tenn. Continue reading: Union College celebrates Senior Night with 25th consecutive win
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Trevon Shaw (St. Helena Island, S.C.) knocked down a clutch 12-footer with 0.6 seconds left to cap a furious comeback for the 15th-ranked Railsplitters (22-4, 17-3 SAC) in a heart-stopping 81-79 win over the 10th-ranked Queens Royals (23-3, 17-3 SAC) on Saturday afternoon at Tex Turner Arena. With the win, Lincoln Memorial extended its winning streak to 12 games and moved into a tie for first place in the South Atlantic Conference standings with two games to play.
The Royals led by as many as 12 and had a 10-point cushion with less than seven minutes to go, but the Railsplitters held the visitors without a field goal for nearly eight minutes before Shaw buried the biggest shot of his career in the final seconds.
“It was just two really good teams fighting their brains out and matching each other shot for shot and play for play,” LMU head coach Josh Schertz said. “We were reeling down 10 with under seven to go and looked like we were maybe about to give way. I’m really proud of how our guys kept competing, kept fighting, kept punching. We showed a lot of resolve, resilience and heart.”
Continue reading: Shaw’s buzzer beater caps LMU come from behind win over #10 Queens
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The No. 9/11 Lady Railsplitters sent out their three seniors in style and junior Ross Mathis (Greer, S.C.) set a new LMU single-game three-point percentage record as they totally throttled Queens 97-45 Saturday afternoon. LMU improved to 23-2 on the season and 18-2 in the South Atlantic Conference with the win and remained in first place in the SAC standings.
The win was the second-largest margin of victory in LMU’s NCAA era (the largest was a 132-73 win over Lees-McRae on Nov. 14, 1998) and the sixth-largest margin of victory in program history.
Continue reading: Lady Railsplitters roll over Queens University on Senior Day
Kentucky at Georgia, Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga.
Feb. 18, 2017
Final Score: No. 13/11 Kentucky 82, Georgia 77
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky won its fourth game in a row and is 22-5 overall, 12-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 15-12, 6-8 in the SEC.
- Kentucky swept the season series.
- Kentucky leads the series 123-26.
- UK leads 42-17 in Athens.
- UK has won eight in a row in the series.
- Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats continue their two-game road swing at Missouri on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. SEC Network will air the game.
Continue reading: Cats hold off Georgia to improve to 22-5 overall, 12-2 in SEC play
NEW ORLEANS – If there’s one thing Kentucky fans learned from Jamal Murray’s one year in Lexington, it’s that he can score. Well, the legion of NBA fans that watched Friday night’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge know that now as well.
Murray went off for a game-high 36 points en route to winning Most Valuable Player honors to kick off NBA All-Star Weekend for nine former Wildcats in style.
Continue reading: Jamal Murray is MVP of the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge
Wildcats Now 9-4 in SEC Play
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team had four players in double figures as the Wildcats won their fifth SEC road game of the season by beating Arkansas 69-62 on Thursday night at Bud Walton Arena.
Sophomore point guard Taylor Murray had 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Kentucky, while senior guard Makayla Epps added 14 points and four assists.
Senior forward Evelyn Akhator recorded her 14th double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. It was Akhator’s 27th career double-double, more than all former UK players except the legendary Valerie Still.
Kentucky (18-8, 9-4 SEC) also got 13 points from sophomore Maci Morris, who has now scored in double figures in six of Kentucky’s last seven games. Continue reading: UK women grab SEC road win at Arkansas 69-62
MARS HILL, NC – The No. 9/11 Lady Railsplitters hit a new single-game high for three-point percentage and had two players set new career highs as they cruised to the 91-63 win over Mars Hill Wednesday evening.
LMU improves to 22-2 on the season and 17-2 in the SAC. The 17 SAC wins are the most by a LMU women’s basketball team since joining the conference.
Continue reading: Lady Railsplitters lead wire to wire in win at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. — The 15th-ranked Railsplitters (21-4, 16-3 SAC) opened the second half on a 21-6 run and outscored the Mars Hill Lions (5-20, 3-16 SAC) by 27 points over the final 20 minutes of regulation to power an 86-51 win at Stanford Arena on Wednesday night.
The victory extends Lincoln Memorial’s winning streak to 11 games and sets up a pivotal South Atlantic Conference showdown against the No. 10 Queens Royals on Saturday at Tex Turner Arena. Queens, who was slotted a spot ahead of LMU in the initial Southeast Regional rankings, defeated Catawba on Wednesday to retain a one-game lead over the Railsplitters in the SAC standings.
The loss dropped Mars Hill to 2-16 in its last 18 games, as the Railsplitters defeated the Lions for the 16th consecutive time and improved to 32-9 in the all-time series. Continue reading: LMU men extend winning streak to eleven with win at Mars Hill
Tennessee at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
February 14, 2017
Final Score: #13/11 Kentucky 83, Tennessee 58
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky won its third game in a row and is 21-5 overall, 11-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 14-12, 6-7 in the SEC.
- Kentucky leads the series 153-69, including 92-16 in Lexington.
- Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats begin a two-game road swing Saturday at Georgia. Game time is 6 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN.
Continue reading: Cats roll over Tennessee 83-58