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7:05 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

College Basketball: UK Advances to SEC Final; Bellarmine Eliminated From NCAA Tourney

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Aaron Harrison scored 22 points and Kentucky took a methodical 70-58 win over Georgia on Saturday to advance to another men's Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.

Kentucky will play No. 1 Florida in Sunday's title game, creating a matchup of the tournament's two top seeds. Florida beat Tennessee 56-49 in Saturday's first semifinal.

The Wildcats improved their record of dominance in SEC semifinals to 38-2.

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10:43 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats Advance in Conference Tournaments

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Russ Smith scored a career-high 42 points and No. 5 Louisville cruised to a 94-65 victory over Houston on Friday in the semifinals of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament.

Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell both added 12 for the Cardinals, the tournament's second seed, who will face Connecticut in Saturday’s championship game in Memphis.

In Atlanta, James Young scored 21 points and Willie Cauley-Stein had six blocks as Kentucky pulled away to beat LSU 85-67 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

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5:45 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

College Basketball: Louisville Cardinals Roll Over Rutgers, 92-31

The Louisville Cards have easily advanced to the semifinals of the men’s American Athletic  Conference Tournament in Memphis.

U of L crushed Rutgers 92-31 today and will play Houston Friday evening at 7:00.   Chris Jones led the Cards with 18 points, but four others also scored in double figures.  

Houston upset SMU in their quarterfinal game.  

The Indiana Hoosiers have been eliminated from the men’s Big Ten Tournament.  IU lost to Illinois 64-54 this afternoon in first-round play.  

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4:54 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

College Basketball: U of L Prepares for Inaugural AAC Tournament

The Louisville Cardinals open play Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament in Memphis.

U of L will face Rutgers in the 3:00pm game.  The Scarlet Knights defeated South Florida in the first round.

Cards coach Rick Pitino says a strong showing this week would boost his team's seeding in the NCAA tournament.  

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9:59 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

College Basketball: Louisville Cardinals Fall in Women's AAC Tourney Final

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team fell short in their bid for an American Athletic Conference Tournament title Monday night. The third-ranked Cardinals lost to number one Connecticut 72-52 in the AAC championship game in Uncasvlle, Conn.

U of L players will now wait a week to find out when and where they’ll play in the NCAA Tournament. The pairings are set for the men’s AAC Tournament in Memphis. Louisville opens play Thursday afternoon against either Rutgers or South Florida.

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4:01 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

College Basketball: Senior Day at U of L; UK Visits Florida, IU at Michigan

U of L Senior Tim Henderson
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team closes out the regular season tomorrow against Connecticut.

It’s the final home game for senior players Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson.

Henderson, a Louisville native, earned his spot on the team as a walk-on, and was the hero of last year’s Final Four game against Wichita State, sinking two key three-pointers to lead the Cards to the championship game.

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Local News
4:28 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

UK's Calipari Trying to Get Players 'Thinking Right' After Late-Season Skid

UK Basketball Coach John Calipari
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari says he takes the blame for his team’s recent struggles.

The Wildcats have dropped two straight games—including a home loss to Arkansas and Saturday’s upset at South Carolina—heading into the final week of the regular season.  

Calipari was ejected from the South Carolina game after receiving two technical fouls.   He's also come under some criticism for not attending his post-game press conference. 

UK fell from 17th to 25th in this week’s AP poll.  

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Local News
3:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Pitino Says Fan Behavior Has Worsened in Many Arenas

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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart was wrong to shove a Texas Tech fan who yelled an insult at him from the stands Saturday night.

Pitino says he tells his players to “turn the other cheek” and ignore any taunts they get from opposing teams’ fans.

But he understands Smart's anger.

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Local News
12:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program

Tom Jurich
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With all the chatter about Charlie Strong leaving the University of Louisville football program for the University of Texas, athletic director Tom Jurich is back in the hot seat: Who to hire as the next Louisville Cardinals football coach? How will the program handle switching to the ACC under new leadership?

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2:29 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Chane Behanan Dismissed for Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team

Chane Behanan
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Chane Behanan is off the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team—for good, it appears.

Coach Rick Pitino says Behanan was dismissed by the university from the team. 

Pitino would not say specifically what the forward did to be kicked off the team, but he noted "this is a university policy that has been stretched to the limits." The coach said privacy laws limited what he could say about the circumstances.

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