Scott County leads Boys Sweet 16 field

Scott County leads Boys Sweet 16 field

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Scott County leads Boys Sweet 16 field

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Scott County head coach Billy Hicks reacts to a call on the floor during the second half of the KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament game between Trinity and Scott County at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. Saturday, March 22, 2014. Scott County won the game 62-56. Photo by Mike Weaver, Special to the C-J.

Scott County head coach Billy Hicks reacts to a call on the floor during the second half of the KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament game between Trinity and Scott County at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. Saturday, March 22, 2014. Scott County won the game 62-56. Photo by Mike Weaver, Special to the C-J.

The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings have tabbed Scott County High School as the favorite to win next week’s Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Cardinals (30-5) are No. 1 in the state in the Litratings and will carry an 18-game winning streak into their Sweet 16 opener against Pulaski County (27-7) at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Scott County is among six of the top nine teams in the Litratings that qualified for the Sweet 16, joining No. 4 Bowling Green (32-2), No. 5 Fern Creek (33-2), No. 6 Ballard (28-6), No. 8 Cooper (28-4) and No. 9 Hopkinsville (28-6).

Here are the Litratings for each of the Sweet 16 teams:

1. Scott County (No. 1 in state), 109.3

2. Bowling Green (No. 4 in state), 103.6

3. Fern Creek (No. 5 in state), 102.9

4. Ballard (No. 6 in state), 102.3

5. Cooper (No. 8 in state), 97.9

6. Hopkinsville (No. 9 in state), 95.0

7. Pulaski County, 88.2

8. Perry County Central, 86.9

9. Graves County, 85.9

10. Harlan County, 84.3

11. Elliott County, 82.9

12. Collins, 81.5

13. Scott, 81.1

14. Taylor County, 80.7

15. Pikeville, 73.4

16. Meade County, 70.3

Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and jfrakes@courier-journal.com.

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