Local Sports Wednesday March 15, 2017

The Boys Sweet 16 Basketball State Tournament gets underway today at Rupp Arena in Lexington. All 3 mountain teams will be in action.  14th Region champion the Perry Central Commodores will take on 15th Region champion the Pikeville Panthers in an all mountain first round game this afternoon at 1:30pm.  13th region champion  the Harlan County Black Bears play Scott High School tonight at 6:30pm.  Today's other games include Bowling Green against Graves County at 12 Noon and Scott County against 12th Region Champion Pulaski County at 8pm.  There will be 4 more opening round games tomorrow with the quarterfinals Friday, semi-s on Saturday and championship game Sunday.  You can listen to every game of the Boys Sweet 16 state tournament on CBS Sports Radio AM 920 WTCW. 

In high school baseball....

The The Letcher County Central Cougars will next play at Harlan County on Thursday at 6pm.

The Jenkins Cavaliers will play next on Friday at home against Buckhorn at 6pm. 

Letcher County Central Lady Cougar softball  begins this Saturday March 18th at Belfry. The Lady Cougars will play Henry Clay at 11am then Belfry at 1.   Jenkins Lady Cavalier softball will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th with a doubleheader against JI Burton VA at home.

The UK Wildcats are the #2 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament and will face #15 seed Northern KY in Indianapolis this Friday night at 9:30pm.  Pre-game will start around 8pm here on the Bulldog. 

The No. 18 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team has been selected as an at-large team in the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. 21-10 and Fourth-seeded Kentucky will face 13th-seeded Belmont in the first round on Friday at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington at 12 Noon ET.