Racers win OVC tournament
Murray State beat Tennessee State 54-52 on Saturday afternoon to win the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, guaranteeing an invitation to the NCAA tournament. The Racers (30-1) overcame a seven-point second half deficit to beat the Tigers, using a basket from senior Jewuan Long with 4.4 seconds left in the game to break the tie and secure the win. On Friday, the Racers beat Tennessee Tech 78-58 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.
The Racers will find out who, when, where they will play and what seed they will be in the NCAA tournament on Sunday during CBS’ Selection Sunday show.
The Racer women’s basketball team lost to UT Martin 102-77 on Friday in the tournament semifinals, ending the season with a 13-18 record. On Thursday, the Racers beat Austin Peay 90-73 in the quarterfinals.
Kentucky continues to roll
The University of Kentucky ended its Southeastern Conference season 16-0 with a 74-59 win Sunday at Florida. The Wildcats, ranked first in the nation, are the third team in the SEC to go undefeated in the conference season since Alabama did it in 1956. The other two teams also belonged to Kentucky, with the Wildcats accomplishing the feat in 1996 and 2003.
Freshman Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks in the win, while Terrence Jones had 19 points.
Hamlin wins fuel gamble in Phoenix
Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, hoping he would have enough fuel to complete the race, especially after Kevin Harvick, running in second place, ran out of gas on the final lap. Hamlin started the race in the 13th spot.