Lexington may call itself the Horse Capital of the World, but from today until Sunday or so, it might as well be called Basketball City, as we play host to a number of games from the state high school Sweet Sixteen to the opening rounds of the National Invitational Tournament. So, go ahead, Bleed Blue, Red, Purple, Green – whatever your school colors, this is your chance to get it out of your system, cheer and holler for your team, and perhaps for just a day, everyone can stop whining about the Lost Season and we won’t have to call the whaaambulance, not just yet, anyway.
With the prospect of a night full of drinking and debauchery with my elder sister, from whom I learned many an Irish sea-shanty song, my thoughts are simply not focused enough to stay on task, so I’ve been looking to see just what sort of basketball game might be found, should I decide to plant myself in a seat long enough to watch one. After all, I’m going to be river-dancing down to Cheapside, McCarthy’s, Green Lantern, and mayhaps even Molly Brookes…or Mia’s even.
Accordingly, for your convenience, I've listed the pertinent parts below:
TONIGHT: The University of Kentucky men’s team will play against UNLV tonight at Memorial Coliseum in the first round of the N.I.T., at 9:30.
THURSDAY: University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will take on Chattanooga, winners of the Southern Conference regular-season crown. The game will be played Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum.
Wednesday, March 18, the Kentucky High School Boys’ Basketball Championship games (broadcast on WVLK-AM 590, by the way) will begin at Rupp Arena, as follows:
12:00 noon: West Jessamine vs. Hazard
1:30 pm: Grayson County vs. Adair County
6:30pm: Central High vs. Graves County
8:00pm: Eastern vs. Corbin
12:00 noon: Lexington Catholic vs. Bowling Green
1:30pm: Holmes High vs. Christian County
6:30pm: Mason County vs. Shelby Valley
8:00pm: Anderson County vs. Elliott County
IN OTHER NEWS: Iroquois High School won the Kentucky High School Girls’ Basketball Championship on Saturday, defeating Elizabethtown in overtime.
Go. Big. Blue. ;-)