Weekend Wrap-Up: Monday, January 22nd

In Saturday’s college basketball action, Zvonimir Ivisic, the 7’2″ freshman from Croatia, made a remarkable debut for the Kentucky Wildcats, contributing 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, and two steals in a 105-96 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena. Tre Mitchell led Kentucky in scoring with 23 points, followed by Antonio Reeves with 21, and DJ Wagner with 18 points and 10 assists. The Wildcats’ next challenge is against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday night. The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats (14-3/4-1 SEC) will be facing the South Carolina Gamecocks (15-3/3-2 SEC) with a 7 pm tipoff, and the game will be broadcasted on SEC Network.

The WKU Hilltoppers experienced their second consecutive loss, falling 93-87 to UTEP. Don McHenry led WKU with 19 points. Looking ahead, the Hilltoppers will be hosting the Florida International Panthers (7-12/2-2 CUSA) on Thursday. The game tips off at 8 pm and will be broadcasted on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.

On Sunday, the Kentucky Wildcats women’s team secured a 76-71 victory over the Missouri Tigers at Rupp Arena. Eniya Russell led UK with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Maddie Scherr contributed 19 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Ajae Petty recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Next up for the Kentucky Wildcats women (9-10/2-3 SEC) is a matchup against the Arkansas Razorbacks (14-5/2-2 SEC) on Thursday. The game starts at 8 pm ET and will be broadcasted on SEC Network Plus.

In the NFL playoffs on Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 34-10, and the San Francisco 49ers secured a 24-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers. On Sunday, the Detroit Lions won 31-23 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Kansas City Chiefs emerged with a 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Looking ahead to the Conference Championships, on Sunday at 3 pm, the AFC matchup features the Kansas City Chiefs at the Baltimore Ravens, followed by the NFC clash at 6:30 pm between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers.