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03/07/23 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® to Tip Off at Rupp Arena

March 7, 2023 2022-2023 News Releases



The 2023 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington starting Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. ET.

All 15 games of the tournament will be broadcast live on to subscribers of the NFHS Network. Fans can listen to live audio of each game for free on The games will also be carried statewide through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet 16® Radio Network.


2023 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16®


All times Eastern
Wednesday, March 8 (First Round)
11 a.m. Owensboro Catholic vs. Bowling Green
1:30 p.m. Sacred Heart vs. Lawrence County
6 p.m. Mercer County vs. George Rogers Clark
8:30 p.m. Frederick Douglass vs. North Laurel

Thursday, March 9 (First Round)
11 a.m. Knott County Central vs. Ashland Blazer
1:30 p.m. Bethlehem vs. McCracken County
6 p.m. Mercy vs. Cooper
8:30 p.m. Simon Kenton vs. Henderson County

Friday, March 10 (Quarterfinals)
11 a.m. Quarterfinal 1
1:30 p.m. Quarterfinal 2
6 p.m. Quarterfinal 3
8:30 p.m. Quarterfinal 4

Saturday, March 11 (Semifinals & Final)
11 a.m. Semifinal 1
1:30 p.m. Semifinal 2
7 p.m. Final



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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