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UK win was great, Christian County win was better

In case you missed it yesterday due to the game, but Christian County took home the boys Sweet 16 state title, and did so in the most memorable fashion, nailing a long jumper in double overtime at the buzzer for the win.  Veontae Lewis will never have to buy a drink in that county again.  Which he hopefully will not take advantage of for a few more years, but nonetheless.  Congrats to them and also to Rowan County, which came out the 16th region to finish runner-up in state in double overtime.  No shame in that.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

45 Comments for UK win was great, Christian County win was better



  1. blitzedanddazed
    1:06 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Money!!!!



  2. Cats R Back
    1:10 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Worst defense ever???? There was nobody within 15 feet of him lol



  3. LexDoc
    1:12 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Texas Tech hires BCG…



  4. somebodyhadtolose
    1:15 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Kid on the left wing defense cheated inside big time and got burned.



  5. UMMMMM
    1:19 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    yeah, NO. Probably not.
    UK win was beyond any other win, always is.



  6. Ashley Judd
    1:21 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry but that win (even if it was for state championship) was insignificant when compared to an NCAA tourney game….



  7. Bho
    1:25 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Did anyone hear the guy say HOLY SH!T near the end?



  8. bigbluedude
    1:25 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    refs blew this game. i didnt care who won, but i was there and the refs only gave rowan county credit for a two point shot when the guy hit an obvious three. this would have won the game in the first overtime for rowan. there are some piocs floating around that shows the kids foot clearly behind the line



  9. Adam Wing's J
    1:26 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Insignificant?? Really? Your baseline for significance is apparently too high if hitting a buzzer beater to win a double OT state title game is insignificant.



  10. Chris Thomas
    1:29 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    AWESOME



  11. ukcatsfan2
    1:41 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Filmographer said “Holy Shit”!!!!



  12. ribin
    1:43 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Agree – without the questionable call (2 vs 3) = Rowan wins in the first overtime – also hitting a shot at the end. Both teams are winners –



  13. barn
    1:44 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    a little off point here, but as i watch the wash/nc game, can someone look at nc’s sked and tell me how they rate a 2 seed? their only non conf w against a ranked team was aganst UK, and barely by 2pts.



  14. blitzedanddazed
    1:51 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #8 Answer the damn phone! It’s Curtis Shaw!



  15. BleedingBlue79
    1:59 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    8) Fair point, but in the scheme of things, that was just one bad call that cost Rowan County a single point, albeit unfortunately timed. Blatantly bad – and worse, blatantly inconsistent – officiating also cost Christian County (and even Rowan County, to a lesser extent) entire crucial possessions late in the game, before and after that. The refs may have blown it on calling the Rowan three a two, but to think that was the only call that ultimately impacted the outcome of the game would be naive. The refs giveth and the refs taketh away.

    On another note, two things that will likely be talked about by a lot of people after this game – and not likely given any consideration by KHSAA – will be the potential need in high school basketball for the use of video replay, and a shot clock.



  16. BleedingBlue79
    2:00 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Oops, 8) = #8



  17. Lyle Dunbar
    2:01 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Read a lot of posts on other “news” sites where Rowan Co fans are complaining about CCHS holding the ball for the last shot. Never do they mention that Rowan stayed in a zone defense the whole time too. Rowan played scared (Of CCHS’s Anthony Hickey) and it cost them the game.



  18. Matt's Barber
    2:06 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Totally agree about a shot clock. I think more states have them now then don’t. Watching teams just hold it with 4 minutes to is getting old.



  19. delk4three00
    2:07 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Rowan co. #12 is a dirty player. Threw elbows the whole game. Also brought attention to himself after every made basket. Several times letting hickey go right by him when turning around celebrating. Kid went off but put himself above the team.



  20. Lyle Dunbar
    2:19 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #18, I agree with the shot clock adaptation, but why would Rowan just sit there in a zone at that point. Challenge them with some defense and force CCHS to score, or turn the ball over. Either way, it’s better than standing around in a zone while the clock ticks down. Now, if they were up 1 or more…sure, sit back in the zone, but not when the game is tied.

    #19, Yep, #12 had the appearance of a true punk. Hopefully he can right that ship. Apparently he’s a JR and looks like he’d have the potential to play college ball somewhere. Can’t deny his ability, but the attitude was horrible.



  21. justice
    2:23 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    How come washington would fly across the country to go play north carolina at north carolina, that is not a neutral site for the that game; shame on the ncaa.



  22. SeoulCat
    2:24 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    “UK win was great, Christian County win was better”
    BTI is the poor man’s less intelligent Tipton.



  23. Blue
    2:28 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Who gives a sh!t?!?



  24. Tricky Rick
    2:41 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    No Lex Cath and no Louisville schools=a good result.



  25. dustyblues
    2:49 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    13. they are north carolina so they will get the favor of a good strong seed over kentucky any day..plus they get to play in their own state every year…the officials in the last 5 minutes were letting unc players especially zeller get away with alot of contact but once again their UNC…their should have been 1.4 secs but washington got .5 left….once again their UNC..our strength of schedule was 8 theirs was 6..they had one less loss than us..we won our conference tournament but they get a 2 seed we get a four seed, once again their UNC.



  26. Cujo
    3:33 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats to my ol coach Kerry Stovall His first Head coaching job was at my High School Dawson Springs



  27. student
    3:40 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Eastern should have won, the officiating was complete Bulls**t. You country boys are hating on the cities too much



  28. The Nail
    3:41 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    DAwson huh? You’re not phil cotton r u?



  29. student
    3:42 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Eastern should have won state. The officiating was complete bulls**t. You country boys are hating on the cities too much.



  30. bosshogg24
    3:43 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA needs to change the rules to get UNC and Duke away from their home floors. They should be required to leave the state of North Carolina, you don’t see UK playing their first two games in Louisville!



  31. A Bad Guy Won
    3:44 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    $%*&^ Kerry Stovall. Corrupt bully hurt a lot of kids at his last gig before being run out of town. Just goes to show that sometimes the bad guys win, kids. Learn to deal with it (and to post about it on message boards–haha.)



  32. BleedingBlue79
    3:51 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #31) Care to elaborate? Where was the Stovall guy’s last job, and what did he do?



  33. A Bad Guy Won
    3:59 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #32) Muhlenberg South HS in Greenville. Several of the best players refused to play his last year there as a result of corruption–that was the final straw. He lied to administrators, tried unsuccessfully to cover up a sex hazing scandal, turned a blind eye to several player’s drug issues, pitted kids against each other and consistently made promises to kids that were never fulfilled. The entire thing imploded, and some very talented teams were wasted. He really hurt some good kids there and had no choice but to leave. He was lucky to get another gig when he did. It turns my stomach to think that some are now going to hold him up as an exemplary coach. That guy is what’s wrong with high school athletics.



  34. BleedingBlue79
    4:23 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #33) Wow, some pretty serious accusations there. I hadn’t heard about any of that, and I can’t find anything official or unofficial about it online…anywhere. How long ago did he coach at Muhlenberg?



  35. Alaska hs basketball
    4:38 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky hs basketball is weak.



  36. Jerry Tarkanian
    4:40 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    All Ky. High school basketball coaches are corrupt.It’s like being a Chicago politician.



  37. Patrick
    5:38 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #17 you’re really comparing using a zone defense versus holding the ball for 1:30 seconds so you can’t get beat, and have the last shot. What they did was gutless, and considering that officiating took away a point from Rowan yes it was a huge boo boo that cost Rowan the State title. Wrong team won. Chalk one up for the gutless cowards.



  38. Ky76
    5:47 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    HELLO…How about the GIRLS SWEET 16 CHAMPS???

    ROCKCASTLE COUNTY!!!!!!!!

    only the 2nd time a non Loserville or Lexington school didn’t win the title..

    HOW BOUT SOME LOVE FOR THE SMALL COUNTY SCHOOLS!!!

    Rockcastle also has the the FIRST McD’S ALL-AMERICAN IN THE HISTORY OF KENTUCKY!!!

    C’MON SHOW A LITTLE LOVE.



  39. BleedingBlue79
    6:33 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #37) All this crying about holding for the last shot reminds me of those kids who would lose at a video game, then throw a tantrum and accuse the game of cheating. The rules are what they are, and both teams played by them. Anybody who thinks the other team wouldn’t have done the exact same thing is either 1) naive 2) suffering from major denial or 3) thinks that team’s coach is stupid. And for anybody who has a problem w/ the lack of a shot clock, their beef is w/ KHSAA, not either of these teams. Besides, it’s not like one team scored the first two points of the game, got the ball back, then held the ball until the final buzzer. An entire game of basketball was played, during which both teams had the opportunity to win it.

    As for the Rowan three that was incorrectly ruled a two, and its impact on the outcome of the game, see comment #15.



  40. Missy
    6:53 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    #31. What a load of horsesh*t!! Coach Stovall is one of the best coaches around. He is also a good, Christian man. All of that said, all proven to be false accusations and innuendo. Sounds to me like somebody is hatin’ a little too hard. Coach probably didn’t like u very much, huh?!



  41. Steady
    8:35 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Better than a Kentucky win? No f*ck8n way. smh.



  42. Mr. Region 2
    9:14 pm March 20, 2011 Permalink

    Stovall definately has turned a blind eye to the drug issue on his team at CC aswell.

    Players have been known to get high before games in the past, of coarse, that goes for all 3 schools in the CC area….



  43. WKY Dude
    12:06 am March 21, 2011 Permalink

    #37….Hey moron…If Rowan Co. is going to stand around in a zone with their thumbs up their asses for the final 1:40 of the 2nd OT, then, “Yes, the other team is likely to wait for the last shot!!” If you don’t like somebody holding the ball, get out there and play some defense!!



  44. WKY Dude
    12:08 am March 21, 2011 Permalink

    #34…The guy in post #33 has been trying to spread this BS for the last week. He’s so full of crap. I guess Stovall banged #33’s girlfriend, or something…or maybe his sister.



  45. cwiscarolina
    5:27 pm March 21, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t see the three pointer being called a two pointer definitive. You’re assuming that everything that occurred after the shot would have been the same. That’s a lot of guessing. Can anyone say for certain that Rowan Co. would even have shot a three pointer at the buzzer if they were down two points (instead of three)? No one can say either way. Heck, they may have turned it over driving to the basket to get a closer shot. Who knows?