In Tuesday’s college basketball action, the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats faced a tough loss against the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks in the Champions Classic in Chicago. Despite a strong performance from Antonio Reeves with 24 points, the Wildcats fell 89-84. The 2025 Champions Classic is scheduled to be held in Atlanta, with Kentucky set to play against Duke, while Kansas will face Michigan State. Up next for Kentucky is a matchup against the Stonehill Skyhawks (1-3 Northeast Conference/Division I) at Rupp Arena on Friday, with a 7 p.m. tipoff on SEC Network Plus.
On the same Tuesday, the WKU Hilltoppers secured a road win, defeating Murray State 86-81. Don McHenry led the Toppers with 22 points, and Dontaie Allen, a transfer from UK, contributed 16 points. Looking ahead, the WKU Hilltoppers (2-1) will host the Kentucky State Thoroughbreds on Saturday, with a tipoff at 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage will be available on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.
In women’s basketball on Tuesday, UK suffered a setback, losing 68-63 to the Austin Peay Lady Governors. The Wildcats now hold a 2-1 record.
Moving to Thursday in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) faced division rival Baltimore Ravens (7-3). Cincinnati aimed to bounce back from a last-second loss to Houston, while the Ravens looked to recover from a home loss to the Cleveland Browns. Baltimore leads the overall series 29-26, but Cincinnati has won four of the last six games, including a victory in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game last season. The game was broadcasted on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM and Prime Video.
Looking ahead to high school football on Friday, in the third round of Class 2A Playoffs, the Shelby Valley Wildcats (9-3) played against the Somerset Briar Jumpers (9-3). The Jumpers lead the series 2-1 and won the last meeting with a decisive 42-0 playoff victory in 2017. The game was broadcasted live at 6:45 p.m., with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on Somerset 106.1 FM & Somerset106.com. In the third round of Class 5A playoffs, the Cooper Jaguars (10-2/Boone Co. School system) faced the Southwestern Warriors (9-3). It was the first meeting between the two schools, with a kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Looking ahead to Saturday in college football, Kentucky (6-4/3-4 SEC) faced the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-5/2-5 SEC). Kentucky aimed to recover from a loss to No. 8 Alabama, while the Gamecocks defeated Vanderbilt last week. South Carolina leads the overall series against Kentucky 19-14-1 and leads the series in Columbia 9-6-1. The Cats defeated the Gamecocks in Columbia in 2021, 16-10. South Carolina defeated the Cats in Lexington last season 24-14. The game had a kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network. In another matchup, the Sam Houston State Bearkats (2-8/1-5 CUSA) played against the WKU Hilltoppers (5-5/3-3 CUSA). WKU aimed to become bowl game eligible with a victory. Live coverage began at 2:30 p.m., with kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage was available on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.