Harrisons are waiting, too!
According to a Houston newspaper, Kentucky fans aren’t the only one anxiously waiting to hear something. The Harrisons must notify the league by April 27 if they are planning on continuing their careers in the NBA. Aaron Harrison Sr. (the twins father) told FOX 26 Sports in Houston that they are awaiting feedback from the NBA before they announce their decision. They want to be aware of what they’re looking at as far as who is interested and when they are looking to be drafted before they make this big decision.
“We’re probably midway. We got to make a decision here in the next six or seven days anyway, but we’ve sat down and had one or two conversations about it and had some prayer about it, but that’s pretty much where we’re at. They’re not leaning either way.” –The Harrisons’ father said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports
Dominating Track & Field
As a sports fan, I can admit that I do not follow track and field and that may be why it’s not usually included in any of my writing, but the relays are events that should be talked about. Kentucky won eight of the Kentucky Relay events on Saturday. This was lead by Raymond Dykstra’s javelin throw that is now ranked second in the NCAA. He surpassed not only his personal best, but also the school record. His fifth attempt of 250 feet and 2 inches surpassed his personal best by almost three feet and smashes the stadium record by more than 12 feet. The #6 Kentucky women won 5 events, and the #25 men won 3.
“Just competing at home, I wanted the team to get that comfortable feeling.” -Head coach, Edrick Floréal
The Kentucky Bat Cats extended their winning streak with a powerful win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. Winning 11-4, the Kentucky offense had been strong throughout the game. Going into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cats were leading 11-1. With their last valiant effort, the Aggies secured three runs and reduced their loss to 7. With A.J. Reed as the hero of today’s game, the future is looking bright as the Bat Cats have 3 more series before the close of their season. They will face Ole Miss in Cliff Hagan stadium before traveling to Tennessee and Georgia to try their skills there.
The Kentucky softball team used their ability to make a comeback to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday. Heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Kentucky Wildcats were trailing by three when the team’s fire was lit and they scored four unanswered runs. This included a home run scored by sophomore infielder, Nikki Sagermann. The Cats dominated again Saturday with their 7-5 win over the Razorbacks. Kentucky is set to take on Arkansas again Sunday at 1 o’clock.
#3 Kentucky got knocked out in the Semifinals of the SEC tournament today with a disappointing loss to #2 Texas A&M. The Aggies took an early lead on the doubles end, but Kentucky showed promise when playing as single. Soon, Texas A&M clenched three wins to end the match with a win. The singles matches were back and forth throughout the duration of the day. Finally, in Nashville, Tennessee, Texas A&M secured the win ending with a score of 4-1.