Bracketology: 13th Region Boys Tournament at the Corbin Arena

Bracketology: 13th Region Girls Tournament at the Corbin Arena

Track & Field: Camacho-Quinn wins hurdles gold, leads UKTF to 3rd at SEC Indoor


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Kentucky women’s track and field team tied the school record for team finish at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships – third overall with 71 points – this weekend.

 

Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn once again displayed her tantalizing potential, scoring 19 points, highlighted by a 60-meter hurdles win that solidified her standing as the SEC’s premier short hurdler both indoors and out.

The UK women’s program finished third at the SEC indoor meet for the first time since 1989, its only other top-three finish at indoor SECs.

Arkansas won the women’s title with 106.5 points, while LSU was second with 94. With 72 points. Kentucky finished eight points in front of Georgia’s 64, while Ole Miss was fifth with 61.5.

The UK men’s team improved by 12 points and four spots from a year ago in placing seventh with 44 points. Arkansas edged Alabama 98-93 for the men’s team title.

“I’m happy to come out with the win in the indoor hurdles,” Camacho-Quinn said. “It’s kind of a validation of the work we’ve been putting in because last year, my freshman year indoors, didn’t go as well as I had hoped, but it provided me motivation and I started to put it together outdoors. So I’m glad to have reached this goal and most importantly to have helped our team finish third.”

Camacho-Quinn needed a .01-second PR of 8.02 to outclass a top-notch field, which featured defending SEC Champion Mikiah Briscoe (LSU) to take ownership of the SEC indoor 60m hurdles crown to go along with the outdoor 100m hurdles title she won last May.
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#1 Union College runs win streak to 28, wins AAC tournament

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The No. 1-ranked Union College men’s basketball team kept a number of streaks alive Saturday as it captured the 2017 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament championship with an 85-58 win over Reinhardt (Ga.).

The tournament championship is the Bulldogs’ fourth in a row and fifth overall. Union (30-3 overall) has won its last 12 conference tournament games and its last 26 games against conference opponents. In addition, Union’s win streak is now at 28 games. Continue reading #1 Union College runs win streak to 28, wins AAC tournament

LMU men earn #1 seed with win at Catawba

SALISBURY, N.C. – Luquon Choice (Laurens, S.C.) scored a game-high 25 points, while Deshawn Patterson (Lenoir, N.C.) poured in a career-high 20 points as the 11th-ranked Railsplitters (24-4, 19-3 SAC) clinched a share of their fifth consecutive South Atlantic Conference regular-season title with a 92-81 win over Catawba (18-10, 12-10 SAC) on Saturday at Goodman Gymnasium. Lincoln Memorial is now 82-6 in conference play over the past four seasons combined.

The Railsplitters, who wrap up the regular-season slate with wins in 14 consecutive games, finished tied with Queens atop the league standings, but will serve as the No. 1 seed for next week’s SAC Championship by virtue of their 2-0 record against Wingate. Lincoln Memorial will host eight-seeded Tusculum at 8 p.m. at Tex Turner Arena on Wednesday night in quarterfinal-round action.
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Lady Railsplitters beat Catawba to claim SAC regular season title

SALISBURY, N.C. – The No. 8/9 Lady Railsplitter basketball team added another accolade to an already-record breaking season as they won the program’s first-ever South Atlantic Conference Championship in women’s basketball with the 89-67 win at Catawba Saturday afternoon. Continue reading Lady Railsplitters beat Catawba to claim SAC regular season title

Postgame notes from Kentucky’s 76-66 win over Florida

Florida at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.

February 25, 2017
Attendance:
24,431 (season high)

 

Final Score: #11/10 Kentucky 76, #13/12 Florida 66

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky has won six in a row and is 24-5 overall. UK is 14-2 in the Southeastern Conference and takes a one-game lead in the standings with two games to play.
  • Florida ended a nine-game winning streak and is 23-6 overall, 13-3 in league play.
  • Kentucky leads the series 100-38, including 51-9 in Lexington.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK plays host to Vanderbilt on Tuesday at 9 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. It will be Senior Night as UK honors Dominique Hawkins, Mychal Mulder and Derek Willis.

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Friday night’s district finals

50th District Boys: Corbin 74 South Laurel 68

51st District Boys: Knox Central 64 Lynn Camp 57

52nd District Boys: Harlan County 68 Harlan 50

13th Region KABC Coaches and Players of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches has announced their 13th Region award winners.

13th Region Boys Player: Peyton Broughton – North Laurel

13th Region Boys Coach: Glenn Gray – Clay County

13th Region Girls Player: Jordan Brock – Harlan

13th Region Girls Coach: Derrick Akal – Harlan

District championship game results from Thursday February 23rd

Boys 49th District – Clay County 63 North Laurel 61

Girls 49th District – Clay County 33 North Laurel 29

Girls 50th District – South Laurel 61 Corbin 48

Girls 51st District – Lynn Camp 53 Knox Central 48

Girls 52nd District – Harlan County 81 Harlan 72

The remainder of the boys championship games in the region take place tonight, Friday February 24th.