Jared Savage had a career high 25 points with Tavieon Hollingsworth adding 23 points and nine rebounds as Western Kentucky defeated Valparaiso 83-71 in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational Thursday. The Hilltoppers are back in action tonight facing West Virginia at 8 pm, with pregame at 7:30 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Women’s scores: Kentucky improved to 3-0 on the season with a 63-51 win over Virginia. The Wildcats return to action Sunday facing High Point at 1 pm Hopkinsville time. In other action, North Carolina State defeated Vanderbilt 74-54. The Commodores are back in action tomorrow meeting 2nd ranked UConn in the Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase.
Today’s games: Austin Peay faces Central Connecticut at the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay at 10:30 this morning, with Murray State hosting Spalding at 7 pm in the CFSB Center. Elsewhere, Vanderbilt welcomes Alcorn State in its opening game of the Commodore Classic and Louisville entertains Vermont in the NIT Season Tip Off.