Sports Update: Thursday, February 8th

In Wednesday’s college basketball action, the WKU Hilltoppers secured a hard-fought 81-76 victory over Louisiana Tech. Don McHenry led the Toppers with an impressive performance, contributing 20 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Looking ahead, WKU (16-7/5-4 CUSA) will face Jacksonville State (11-12/3-5 CUSA) this Saturday. The Toppers previously defeated Jax State 80-69 on January 20th at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 pm ET, with live coverage on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.

In Saturday’s college basketball matchup, the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats (16-6/6-4 SEC) will host the Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-6/8-2 WCC) at Rupp Arena. This game marks the third all-time meeting between the two schools, with the series tied 1-1. Gonzaga won the most recent encounter, with a score of 88-72 in Spokane, WA, on November 20, 2022. Tipoff is set for 4 pm, with live coverage on CBS.

Shifting to women’s college basketball on Sunday, the Kentucky Wildcats (9-14/2-7 SEC) will face off against the Texas A&M Aggies (15-6/3-5 SEC). The game is scheduled for a 4 pm tipoff, with live coverage on SEC Network.

Lastly, on Sunday, the highly anticipated Super Bowl 58 will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. The matchup features the Kansas City Chiefs (14-6) against the San Francisco 49ers (14-5). The 49ers boast a storied history with five Super Bowl victories, their most recent in 1994 against the Chargers. Meanwhile, the Chiefs have won three Super Bowls, including last year’s triumph with a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Kansas City also defeated San Francisco 31-20 in the 2020 Super Bowl. Kickoff for Super Bowl 58 is set for 6:30 pm on CBS.