WKU Public Radio News Staff
Sun March 23, 2014
Covington Catholic Goes to Overtime to Win 2014 Sweet 16 Championship
Update at 3:42 pm:
Covington Catholic is the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Boys' Sweet 16 title after beating Scott County 59-51 in overtime.
Bowling Green High School's bid to play in the 2014 boys' high school basketball championship came up short Saturday, as the Purples fell to Covington Catholic in the semifinal round.
Covinton Catholic won the game 81-68 at Lexington's Rupp Arena.
Earlier Saturday night, Scott County beat Trinity 62-56 in the other semifinal.
Scott County and Covington Catholic face each other Sunday at 2 p.m. eastern for the state championship.
It's a big day for basketball in the Bluegrass State. At the same time the high school title is being decided, the UK Wildcats will be playing No. 1 seed Wichita State in the NCAA tournament. The winner of that game will play the Louisville Cardinals Friday in the Sweet 16.
Kentucky's Sweet 16 is down to the Final Four.
Two semifinal games are set for Saturday night in Lexington's Rupp Arena, site of the Kentucky Boys' Sweet 16 basketball championship.
The Bowling Green Purples will take on Covington Catholic in one of those games. Bowling Green got to semis after beating Knott County Central and McCracken County in the tournament's first two rounds.
The winners of Saturday's games will face each other Sunday afternoon for the state title.
Here is Saturday's schedule, with all times eastern:
Trinity vs. Scott County 6:30 pm
Bowling Green vs. Covington Catholic 8:00 pm