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Local News
9:46 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats' Fate Unclear After Upset Loss in SEC Tournament

The hopes for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team to defend their national championship took a hit Friday night when the team lost in their first game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

The Wildcats lost 64 -48 to the Vanderbilt Commodores and go into Selection Sunday with a 21-11 record.

Freshman forward Willie Cauley-Stein led the Wildcats with seven points and nine rebounds.

The Wildcats were the SEC Tournament’s No. 2 seed. The Commodores were the tournament’s No. 10 seed.

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Local News
9:29 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Win Automatic Bid to NCAA Tournament

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will have at least two teams in the men's NCAA Tournament.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defeated the Florida International Golden Panthers 65-63 on Monday night to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.

Forward George Fant and guard Jamal Crook led the Hilltoppers each with 17 points.

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Local News
2:04 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Ranked No. 4 in AP Poll; Bracketology Projects a No. 1 Seed

As a topsy-turvy men's college basketball season winds down, the Louisville Cardinals have vaulted to No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Cardinals were ranked No. 8 last week.  The Indiana Hoosier fell from No. 3 to No. 2. Gonzaga remains the nation's top ranked team. Louisville ended the regular season on a seven-game winning streak, last defeating the No. 24-ranked Notre Dame. 

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Local News
10:00 am
Mon March 11, 2013

WKU Plays Florida International (Richard Pitino's Team) for NCAA Tourney Berth

Richard Pitino
Credit Florida International University

In a season when Kentucky may not have much March Madness representation, a team from Kentucky will play a team with strong Louisville ties Monday night for an NCAA Tournament berth.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Florida International Golden Panthers tipoff at 7 p.m. Eastern in an unlikely Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship game. The winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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Local News
4:56 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

College Basketball: U of L vs Notre Dame; UK hosts Florida; IU at Michigan

In college basketball, the Louisville Cardinals return to action tomorrow for an eagerly awaited rematch with Notre Dame.

The Irish beat the Cardinals in five overtimes last month in South Bend.

This is the Cards regular season finale and, and coach Rick Pitino says it’s probably the most important home game of his 12 seasons in Louisville.

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Local News
3:52 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Cards Rise in College Basketball Polls

The Louisville Cards have moved up this week in both the Associated Press and USA Today men’s college basketball polls.

U of L is number eight in the AP survey, up two spots from last week.   The Cards are sixth in the USA Today coaches poll, up from ninth last week.

Gonzaga captured the top spot in both polls.  The Zags are the number one team for the first time in school history.

Indiana dropped to second in both surveys after losing at Minnesota last week.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

College Basketball: Cards Visit Syracuse; UK at Arkansas; IU Hosts Iowa

The Louisville Cards are back on the road this weekend. 

U of L visits Syracuse in the teams’ second matchup of the year.   The Orange won the first game January 19th in Louisville by two points.

This is the final regular season road game for the Cards.  They have two more home games next week against Cincinnati and Notre Dame.

Saturday's  tipoff at the Carrier Dome is at noon.

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Local News
12:04 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Going Camo for Big East Tournament

Credit gocards.com

The Louisville Cardinals basketball teams will don camouflage pants for the Big East Tournament, starting on March 8 for the women's team and March 12 for the men's team.

Also, the men's uniforms have short sleeves.

The uniforms come from Adidas and are being called the "adizero uniform system."

Here's how they look:

And here are details—many details—about the uniforms from UofL athletics:

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Local News
3:11 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

IU Holds Top Spot in College Basketball Polls

Indiana is No. 1 in the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

The teams also have the top two spots in the USA Today coaches poll, followed by Duke and Michigan.   Miami and Kansas are number five in the AP and coaches polls, respectively.

Local News
3:30 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

College Basketball: Cards host Seton Hall; UK vs Missouri

The Louisville Cardinals return to the basketball court tomorrow against Seton Hall.

U of L coach Rick Pitino said after the Cards’ five-overtime loss at Notre Dame on February 9 that his team could make up for its poor performance that night by winning the last seven regular season games.  

U of L will seek victory number three toward that goal against the struggling Pirates.   Seton Hall has lost eight in a row.    Tipoff at the KFC Yum Center  is at noon.

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