Lincoln County logistics
There’ll be more information in the coming days both in this space and in the Advocate leading up to Lincoln County’s appearance in the Boys Sweet Sixteen. Both we and the Patriots have plenty of time to prepare, with eight days between the 12th Region Tournament final and their first-round game against Adair County on Wednesday. That’s twice the time that’s usually between the two tournaments when the boys state tourney is played before the girls.
Lincoln coach Jeff Jackson said the extra time is good for his team, which he said was tired after tough games in the regional semifinals and finals. Jackson held a team meeting Wednesday to go over scheduling and other details related to the state tourney, but there was no practice Wednesday or Thursday. “We usually don’t do two days off, but we felt like it was really important. And we had a really good practice (Friday). I think it’ll help us some.” The Patriots practiced Saturday, took Sunday off and will practice Monday and Tuesday, then have a Wednesday morning walk-through before leaving for Lexington.
Find rosters and statistics for Lincoln, Adair and all the other Sweet Sixteen teams at this KHSAA Web page.
No word has been received on when or how Lincoln will sell its allotment of tickets for its cheering section. A message on the school’s Web site advises fans to contact the Rupp Arena box office (859-233-3535) for tickets. Tickets may also be purchased online through Ticketmaster or in person on game day. Except for those seats in the team’s cheering section, tickets are $10 and $15.
Lincoln’s cheering section for its first-round session will be based around lower deck section 22 and upper deck section 221. Lincoln is the visiting team and will use the bench in front of sections 29 and 30. All tickets are good for both the Lincoln-Adair game and the Scott County-Oldham County game that follows. Gates open at 11 a.m. If the Patriots win, cheering section tickets for their next game will be sold after the game at the arena; listen for announcements late in the game.
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