A Couple Big Upsets

We have record high temperatures here today. It is 79 degrees and sunny as I type this. I have already grilled out once this year. We expect storms tonight, then a big cool-down.

Big night in basketball last night.

I wasn’t giving the Kentucky women much chance of beating #3 Mississippi State, but they did it on Senior Night in Memorial Coliseum as the crowd said goodbye to Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator. That was only the second loss of the season for the Bulldogs. The Cats finish the regular season Sunday at South Carolina. Kentucky lost the first meeting but is playing better now. With four conference losses, the Cats are out of the running for the SEC regular-season championship but have some momentum for next week’s conference tournament.

The Ohio State men have continued to have a bad season but last night the Bucks pulled off a big upset in Columbus by knocking off a Wisconsin team that had routed OSU earlier in the year. That dropped the Badgers out of a first-place tie with Purdue for the Big Ten lead. The Buckeyes might be able to make some noise in the Big Ten tournament if they can continue to play at this level.

The Maryland women are 54-3 against Big Ten opponents since joining the league, with all 3 losses to Ohio State. The Bucks won their only meeting with the Terps this year. Maryland and OSU are both 14-1 in conference play coming into the final weekend of the season. OSU is guaranteed at least a share of the conference title if they win at Rutgers Sunday.

The Kentucky men are unbeaten since my last post. Big game tomorrow as Florida comes to Rupp Arena. In Gainesville, the Gators beat the cats by 22. The Cats will be looking to avenge that, and break the tie at the top of the SEC (both teams are 13-2).

The Blue Jackets continue to play .500 hockey after the end of the 16-game winning streak. Washington is currently running away with the Metropolitan division. Columbus, Pittsburgh and The Rangers are in a battle for second place. Plenty more hockey to play.

 

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