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Local Sports 2-18-2013

57th District Basketball Tournament @ Magoffin Co. H.S. Begins Tonight

The 2013 57th District Basketball Tournament gets underway tonight from Magoffin Co. H.S. in Salyersville and WSIP 98.9 FM will bring you every game of this year's tournament. Taking a look at tonight's schedule, as well as the complete tournament brackets.

Tonight:

Game 1 @ 6 PM - (Girls) #4 seed Lawrence Co. Lady Bulldogs vs. #5 seed Paintsville Lady Tigers
Game 2 @ 8:15 - (Boys) #4 seed Magoffin Co. Hornets vs. #5 seed Lawrence Co. Bulldogs

Tuesday:

Game 1 @ 6 PM - (Girls) #1 seed Sheldon Clark Lady Cardinals vs. (Winner) of #4 Lawrence Co. and #5 seed Paintsville
Game 2 @ 8:15 - (Girl) #2 seed Magoffin Co. Lady Hornets vs. #3 seed Johnson Central Lady Eagles

Wednesday:

Game 1 @ 6 PM - (Boys) #1 seed Sheldon Clark Cardinals vs. (Winner) of ) #4 Magoffin Co. and #5 Lawrence Co.
Game 2 @ 8:15 - (Boys) #2 seed Johnson Central Golden Eagles vs. #3 seed Paintsville Tigers

Thursday:

Girls Championship Game @ 7 PM

Friday:

Boys Championship Game @ 7 PM

WSIP will begin our broadcast with the Appalachian Wireless Countdown to Tip-off Show @ 4:45 PM, followed by the CNB Pre-Game Show @ 5:15 PM with a complete in-depth look of tonight's game then @ 6PM we'll have the Hutch Chevrolet, Buick, GMC broadcast of the 57th District Games. These broadcast will also be available on our website at www.wsipfm.com (click on the LIVE straming button) or on our Facebook page, NewCountry989 (click on the LIVE button).

Other area games tonight in the 15th Region

Girls:

Phelps     - at Belfry - 6:30 PM - 60th District

Boys:

Pike County Central - vs.Phelps - 8:15 PM - 60th District (at Belfry)    

UK Men's Basketball

Tennessee showed Kentucky just how difficult life could become for the 25th-ranked Wildcats without Nerlens Noel, as Tennessee rolled to an 88-58 victory over Kentucky, giving the Volunteers their most lopsided win in the 216-game history of this series. Coach Cal summed up the loss like this, "They deserved to beat us by 50 today," "They played harder. They played rougher. They executed better. They were stronger with the ball. We just had passive guys who did not want to make plays. (We were) tentative." Kentucky (17-8, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) was playing its first game without Noel, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Tuesday during a 69-52 loss to No. 7 Florida. 

Tennessee (14-10, 6-6) entered the day ranked 13th out of 14 SEC teams in 3-point percentage (.286), but the Vols made all five of their 3-point attempts Saturday. Kyle Wiltjer scored 18 points, Julius Mays had 12 points and Jarrod Polson had a career-high 11 for Kentucky. Wiltjer and Polson replaced Alex Poythress and Ryan Harrow in Kentucky's starting lineup Saturday, while 7-foot freshman Willie Cauley-Stein took Noel's place. Cauley-Stein, Poythress and Harrow all fouled out.