college basketball http://wfpl.org en U of L's Montrezl Harrell to Return for Junior Season; UK's Cauley-Stein Coming Back http://wfpl.org/post/u-ls-montrezl-harrell-return-junior-season-uks-cauley-stein-coming-back <p>University of Louisville basketball player Montrezlll return to the Cardinals for his junior season. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harrell, a forward, was the Cards’ leading rebounder last season and was second in scoring average.</span></p><p>He had been considering <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/pitino-says-harrell-assess-draft-projections-declaring-nba">making himself eligible for the NBA draft</a>, but&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">believes another year at Louisville will improve his status. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:06:56 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9139 at http://wfpl.org U of L's Montrezl Harrell to Return for Junior Season; UK's Cauley-Stein Coming Back Calipari on NBA Rumors: 'I Have the Best Job in the Country' http://wfpl.org/post/calipari-nba-rumors-i-have-best-job-country <p>An executive with the Los Angeles Lakers is denying rumors that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will become the next head coach of the struggling NBA team. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The<a href="https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&amp;q=rex%20chapman"> rumors were floated</a> by former UK star Rex Chapman on Twitter shortly before the Wildcats’ loss to Connecticut in Monday night’s NCAA championship game.&nbsp; Chapman called Calipari’s departure a “done deal.”</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:08:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9090 at http://wfpl.org Calipari on NBA Rumors: 'I Have the Best Job in the Country' Kentucky Falls to Connecticut in NCAA Title Game, 60-54 http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-falls-connecticut-ncaa-title-game-60-54 Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating Kentucky 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.<p> Napier is among three UConn seniors who were part of the Huskies' 2011 title. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:28:36 +0000 Associated Press 9086 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Falls to Connecticut in NCAA Title Game, 60-54 UK's Aaron Harrison 'Not Afraid to Miss' Game-Winning Shots http://wfpl.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-afraid-miss-game-winning-shots <p>The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Connecticut Huskies tonight for the men’s NCAA basketball championship. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UK got by Wisconsin 74 to 73 Saturday night after Aaron Harrison put the Wildcats ahead with a long three-pointer with just under six seconds remaining.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was Harrison’s third straight game-winning shot.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:39:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 9080 at http://wfpl.org UK's Aaron Harrison 'Not Afraid to Miss' Game-Winning Shots Kentucky Wildcats Beat Wisconsin 74-73, Will Face UConn for NCAA Title http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wildcats-beat-wisconsin-74-73-will-face-uconn-ncaa-title <p>Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to the national championship game.</p><p>The Harrison twins and all those Kentucky freshmen aren't one and done just yet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>They will be playing for the Wildcats' ninth national championship Monday night in an unexpected title matchup.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:42:52 +0000 Associated Press 9073 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Wildcats Beat Wisconsin 74-73, Will Face UConn for NCAA Title Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four http://wfpl.org/post/back-home-texas-uks-randle-just-excited-be-playing-final-four <p>The men’s NCAA basketball tournament resumes this weekend with the Final Four.</p><p>The two national semifinal games will be played Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, with Florida facing Connecticut and Wisconsin squaring off with Kentucky. &nbsp; &nbsp;The winners advance to the national championship game Monday night. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The venue, AT&amp;T Stadium, is not far from the Dallas neighborhood where UK’s Julius Randle grew up, but the Wildcats’ leading scorer says he’s thankful to be in a Final Four anywhere.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:14:59 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9061 at http://wfpl.org Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run http://wfpl.org/post/calipari-trying-keep-wildcats-hungry-title-run <p>The Kentucky Wildcats are in Arlington, Texas to prepare for their showdown with Wisconsin in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky defeated Kansas State, Wichita State, Louisville and Michigan to reach the national semifinals, a path that coach John </span>Calipari<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> compared to a minefield.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:15:35 +0000 Rick Howlett 9056 at http://wfpl.org Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run Maryland Beats Louisville 76-73, Advances to Women's NCAA Final Four http://wfpl.org/post/maryland-beats-louisville-76-73-advances-womens-ncaa-final-four <p>Maryland has advanced to the Terrapins' first NCAA women's Final Four since winning the 2006 national championship, holding off Louisville 76-73 Tuesday night in the Cardinals' home arena.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>U of L's Shoni Schimmel scored 31 points in her final game as a Cardinal, missing a tying 3-pointer off the back rim just before the buzzer. Louisville (33-5) missed a chance for a second straight Final Four with the Cardinals' season ending shy of the national championship game they lost a year ago.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:28:24 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9037 at http://wfpl.org Maryland Beats Louisville 76-73, Advances to Women's NCAA Final Four UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success http://wfpl.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-suprised-wildcats-ncaa-success <p>The University of Kentucky Wildcats are preparing for their matchup against Wisconsin Saturday night in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>UK advanced to the national semifinals Saturday with a three-point victory over Michigan. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some had begun to give up hope of any UK tournament success as far back as early March,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;when the slumping Wildcats lost at 10-18 South Carolina. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:44:15 +0000 Rick Howlett 9029 at http://wfpl.org UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success Pitino Says Harrell to Assess Draft Projections Before Declaring for NBA http://wfpl.org/post/pitino-says-harrell-assess-draft-projections-declaring-nba <p>University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino says &nbsp;Montrezl&nbsp;Harrell hasn’t decided yet if he will return for his junior season with the Cardinals.</p><p>Pitino has been holding meetings with his players since the Cards were eliminated from the NCAA tournament Friday, and is advising Harrell to wait for projections on where he might be picked in the NBA draft before making a decision on turning pro. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Harrell was the Cards' leading rebounder this past season and was second in scoring average.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:48:42 +0000 Rick Howlett 9023 at http://wfpl.org Pitino Says Harrell to Assess Draft Projections Before Declaring for NBA