THURSDAY 02/07/19 – KATS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN SOUTHLAND AND KAT WOMEN GET ANOTHER WIN

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL ON WEDNESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS RALLIED AT JOHNSON COLISEUM TO TAKE A 77-62 VICTORY OVER McNEESE STATE IN SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEN’S ACTION. THE WIN IMPROVES THE KATS’ LEAGUE RECORD TO 10-&-0 AND MAINTAINS THEIR 2-GAME LEAD OVER ABILENE CHRISTIAN IN THE CONFERENCE STANDINGS. THE BEARKATS & WILDCATS WILL MEET IN A SHOWDOWN ON SATURDAY IN ABILENE.

IN WOMEN’S HOOPS ACTION, THE BEARKAT WOMEN REGISTERED A 93-80 VICTORY OVER McNEESE IN LAKE CHARLES, LA. THE KAT WOMEN ARE NOW 6-&-4 IN THE LEAGUE, AND WILL ALSO PLAY AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN ON SATURDAY.

IN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL ON WEDNESDAY, SHSU BEARKAT HEAD COACH K.C. KEELER RELEASED THE LIST OF THE KATS’ LETTER-OF-INTENT HAUL FOR THE SPRING. THE KATS ADDED 17 PLAYERS TO THEIR ROSTER FOR THE 2019 SEASON. FOUR ARE ALREADY IN ATTENDANCE AT SAM AS MIDYEAR TRANSFERS, IN ADDITION TO 13 HIGH-SCHOOL ADDITIONS. KEELER SAID HE PARTICULARLY EXCITED ABOUT THE TRANSFERS WHO SIGNED WITH THE KATS, AND EXPECTS THEM TO BE IMMEDIATE CONTRIBUTORS THIS YEAR. EVERY PLAYER JOINING THE KATS ORIGINALLY HAIL FROM THE LONE STAR STATE. ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, 5 STANDOUTS FROM THE HUNTSVILLE HORNET’S 2018 STATE QUARTERFINAL TEAM SIGNED TO PLAY FOOTBALL ON THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL.

IN HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING ON WEDNESDAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WON THEIR 5TH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP IN 7 YEARS, AND QUALIFIED 8 TEAM MEMBERS FOR THE UPCOMING CLASS 5A REGION III TOURNAMENT NEXT WEEK IN PLUGERVILLE. MEANWHILE, THE HORNET BOYS WILL HAVE 4 TEAM MEMBERS AT THE REGIONAL. LATER TODAY, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS & LADY ‘DOGS WILL COMPETE IN THEIR DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT AT LUCAS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN WILLIS.

IN POWERLIFTING TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT WALLER FOR A DUAL MEET WITH THE BULLDOGS BEGINNING AT 4PM.

IN THE NBA ON WEDNESDAY, HARRISON BARNES WATCHED THE 4TH QUARTER OF THE DALLAS MAVERICKS’ 99-93 VICTORY OVER THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS FROM THE BENCH AFTER LEARNING HE WAS BEING TRADED TO THE SACRAMENTO KINGS. THE KINGS SENT 2ND-YEAR FORWARD JUSTIN JACKSON & VETERAN FORWARD ZACK RANDOLPH TO THE MAVS.

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS MADE A DEAL TO ACQUIRE GUARD IMAN SHUMPERT IN A 3-WAY DEAL WITH THE KINGS & THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS…. IN OTHER RESULTS ON THE COURT FROM WEDNESDAY, THE ROCKETS POUNDED SACRAMENTO 127-101, WHILE THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WERE ROUTED BY DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE 141-102. ON THE SLATE FOR TODAY HAS THE SPURS AT PORTLAND AT 9:30PM ON T-N-T TELEVISION.

IN THE NFL, THE HOUSTON TEXANS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY HAVE HIRED CHRIS SMITH AS THEIR QUARTERBACK COACH – AS WELL AS MAKING DEALS WITH FORMER TEXAN QUARTERBACK T.J. YATES & LINEBACKER AKEEM DENT TO JOIN THE COACHING STAFF.

ON THE PGA TOUR, TODAY MARKS THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM IN CALIFORNIA.