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Here are Monday night's high school basketball scores featuring local teams.

Boys Scores

Carlisle County 83, Livingston Central 66
Mayfield 88, St. Mary 41
Lake County, TN 74, Fulton County 70
Lyon County 82, Union County 66

Girls Scores

Carlisle County 55, Livingston Central 25
Lake County, TN 48, Fulton County 34
Mayfield 55, St. Mary 17
Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Allen has been named first-team All-America as announced Monday night by the Football Writers Association of America. 

Allen is UK's first FWAA All-American since wide receiver/kick returner Derek Abney in 2002. 

Allen's honors add to a growing list of accolades for the senior from Montclair, N.J.

  • Bronko Nagurski Award, National Defensive Player of the Year
  • Chuck Bednarik Award, National Defensive Player of the Year
  • Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy, National Defensive Player of the Year
  • First-Team All-America by Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated, TheAthletic.com, ESPN, Associated Press, College Football News, Football Writers Association of America
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year by AP, Coaches
  • First-Team All-SEC by AP, Coaches

Allen has been a pass rush terror this season. With 28.5 career sacks and 14 sacks in 2018, he now holds UK's career and single-season records. His 11 career forced fumbles tie former Wildcat and current Chicago Bear Danny Trevathan for UK's career mark (forced fumbles stats available since 1988).  He leads the team with 84 tackles and paces the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss (18.5) and forced fumbles (5). Twelve of his 14 sacks have come in the second half of games, including eight in the fourth quarter. In five of UK's nine wins this season, Allen had a sack in the fourth quarter that was crucial to the Wildcat victory.

Allen has helped lead Kentucky to a 9-3 record, UK's best regular-season record in 41 years, and UK's 5-3 SEC record is the team's first winning league mark in 41 years. The Wildcats conclude the season Jan. 1 vs. Penn State in the VRBO Citrus Bowl. 

Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Allen, senior offensive guard Jervontius "Bunchy" Stallings and junior running back Benny Snell Jr. continue to add to their stack of All-America honors with selections announced Monday by The Associated Press, ESPN.com and CollegeFootballNews.com.

Allen is first-team All-America by all three organizations.  Snell is a second-team All-American by College Football News and third-team from AP.  Stallings is first-team All-America by the AP and honorable mention by College Football News.

Kentucky's most recent Associated Press All-American was third-team offensive guard Larry Warford in 2012.  UK's most recent first-team honoree was wide receiver/kick returner Derek Abney in 2002.  The only other time in school history that Kentucky had three AP All-Americans, including a pair of first-teamers, was 1950 when quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli and tackle Bob Gain (first team) and end Al Bruno (third team) were chosen.

Kentucky's most recent ESPN pick was wide receiver Randall Cobb, a first-team honoree in 2010.  The most recent picks by College Football News were linebacker Danny Trevathan (first team) and Cobb (second team) in 2010.

Allen's honors add to a growing list of accolades for the senior from Montclair, N.J.

  • Bronko Nagurski Award, National Defensive Player of the Year
  • Chuck Bednarik Award, National Defensive Player of the Year
  • Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy, National Defensive Player of the Year
  • First-Team All-America by Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated, TheAthletic.com, ESPN, Associated Press, College Football News
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year by AP, Coaches
  • First-Team All-SEC by AP, Coaches

Allen has been a pass rush terror this season. With 28.5 career sacks and 14 sacks in 2018, he now holds UK's career and single-season records. His 11 career forced fumbles tie former Wildcats and current Chicago Bear Danny Trevathan for UK's career mark (forced fumbles stats available since 1988).  He leads the team with 84 tackles and paces the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss (18.5) and forced fumbles (5). Twelve of his 14 sacks have come in the second half of games, including eight in the fourth quarter. In five of UK's nine wins this season, Allen had a sack in the fourth quarter that was crucial to the Wildcat victory.

These are the second and third All-America recognitions for Snell, the junior from Westerville, Ohio, who also was second-team All-America by Walter Camp. His 1,305 rushing yards and 14 TDs are among the national leaders in both categories. He joined Herschel Walker as the only two players in SEC history to rush for at least 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. He continued his onslaught on the UK record books this season and has broken or tied 13 school records during his career. He needs 107 yards in the VRBO Citrus Bowl to become the Wildcats' all-time leading rusher.

The award for Stallings, a senior from McComb, Miss., follows first-team All-America honors from TheAthletic.com and second-team All-America by Sports Illustrated. Stallings was responsible for only one-half quarterback sack all year.  He totaled 170 blocks at the point of attack and had 55 knockdown blocks. His blocking efficiency helped Snell reach his third consecutive 1,000-yard season.

The trio has helped lead Kentucky to a 9-3 record, UK's best regular-season record in 41 years, and UK's 5-3 SEC record is the team's first winning league mark in 41 years. The Wildcats conclude the season Jan. 1 vs. Penn State in the VRBO Citrus Bowl. 

Kansas is back where it started the season.

The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, sliding into the top spot after previous No. 1 Gonzaga lost to Tennessee.

No. 2 Duke moved up a spot and received four first-place votes. No. 3 Tennessee, No. 4 Gonzaga, No. 5 Michigan and No. 6 Virginia received the other first-place votes.

No. 7 Nevada, Auburn, Michigan State and Florida State rounded out the top 10.

The Jayhawks were the preseason No. 1, but dropped a spot after Duke decimated then-No. 2 Kentucky to open the season.

Gonzaga moved to No. 1 after beating Duke in the Maui Invitational title game, lasting two weeks before losing 76-73 to the Vols Sunday in Phoenix.

Kansas (8-0) kept winning, though needed a big game from Dedric Lawson to beat New Mexico State in Kansas City on Saturday. Lawson, a preseason All-American, had 20 points, including the final 14 for Kansas, and 10 rebounds in the tighter than expected 63-60 victory.

Kansas played without center Udoka Azubuike, but coach Bill Self was not buying any excuses for the struggles.

"We were fortunate tonight," he said. "How in the world we've won these games ... it's one thing to not play well, it's another thing to not play well and not be intellectually into the game and that was certainly the case tonight."

It was good enough to get the Jayhawks past the Aggies — and move to No. 1.

VOLS RISING

Tennessee picked up its biggest win in four seasons under coach Rick Barnes by knocking off Gonzaga in the Colangelo Classic.

The Vols (7-1) kept their poise and made the biggest plays down the stretch, holding off the Zags 76-73 after Admiral Schofield scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half and hit two key 3-pointers.

The victory was Tennessee's first over a No. 1 team since beating Kansas in 2010 and Barnes' first in 31 years as a head coach.

The Vols have their highest AP ranking since hitting No. 1 in 2007-08.

FURMAN HOLDS STEADY

Furman moved into the poll for the first time last week, thanks to a resume that includes wins over 2018 Final Four teams Villanova and Loyola-Chicago.

The Paladins (10-0) moved up two spots in this week's poll to No. 23 after beating Elon and South Carolina Upstate.

Furman plays Charleston Southern on Tuesday and UNC Wilmington Saturday.

TOP 27

This week's poll had a rarity: Three teams tied for the final spot.

Syracuse, Indiana and Kansas State all came in at No. 25 after receiving 118 points. It's the first three-way tie in the AP Top 25 since three teams shared No. 13 in 1991.

The Hoosiers are ranked for the first time since climbing to No. 3 in 2016-17. The Orange moved back into the Top 25 after beating Northeastern and Georgetown.

The Wildcats dropped nine spots from No. 16 after losing to Tulsa.

RISING

Tennessee matched the biggest climb of the week, moving up four spots from No. 7.

No. 15 Ohio State, No. 17 Villanova and No. 18 Mississippi also moved up four.

FALLING

No. 19 Kentucky had the largest drop this week, losing 10 spots to No. 19 after losing to Seton Hall in overtime. Kansas State was next at nine.

MOVING IN

In addition to Syracuse and Indiana, No. 21 Marquette and No. 24 Houston each moved into the poll this week.

The Cougars are ranked for the first time since hitting No. 21 last season and the Golden Eagles are back in the poll after dropping out in Week 3.

BALLOT BOYCOTT

One AP voter opted to leave five teams off his ballot because none have played a true road game.

Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal did not include Kansas, Duke, Tennessee, Auburn, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Villanova or Texas.

His rationale is here .


The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Kansas (57) 8-0 1583 2
2. Duke (4) 9-1 1454 3
3. Tennessee (1) 7-1 1421 7
4. Gonzaga (1) 9-1 1412 1
5. Michigan (1) 10-0 1398 5
6. Virginia (1) 9-0 1384 4
7. Nevada 10-0 1283 6
8. Auburn 8-1 1151 8
9. Michigan St. 8-2 1066 10
10. Florida St. 8-1 991 11
11. Texas Tech 8-0 914 13
12. North Carolina 7-2 890 14
13. Virginia Tech 8-1 833 15
14. Buffalo 9-0 664 17
15. Ohio St. 8-1 621 19
16. Wisconsin 8-2 599 12
17. Villanova 8-2 532 21
18. Mississippi St. 8-1 441 22
19. Kentucky 7-2 385 9
20. Arizona St. 7-1 351 20
21. Marquette 8-2 281
22. Iowa 7-2 208 18
23. Furman 10-0 189 25
24. Houston 8-0 173
25. Syracuse 7-2 118
25. Indiana 8-2 118
25. Kansas St. 6-2 118 16

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 115, Maryland 105, Oklahoma 82, Cincinnati 73, St. John's 57, Purdue 40, N.C. State 26, Iowa St. 19, TCU 13, San Francisco 5, UCLA 3, Butler 2, Minnesota 2, Davidson 1, Florida 1, NJIT 1, Seton Hall 1, Texas 1.


Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.

Allen received the award Sunday night from former Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.

Allen edged fellow finalists Ben Burr-Kirven of Washington, Christian Wilkins of Clemson and Ben Humphreys of Duke.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Allen, from Montclair, New Jersey, has 14 sacks and 84 tackles this season. He also won the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the top defensive player and was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year.

Allen and the Wildcats will close the season against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.