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9:54 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Women's NCAA: Kentucky Gets Past Syracuse, 64-59

Bria Goss scored 17 points and third-seeded Kentucky survived No. 6 seed Syracuse 64-59 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Goss went 11 of 12 from the foul line as the Wildcats (26-8) ground out a victory two days after beating Wright State by 46 points. Syracuse's physical play and its 2-3 zone defense had a lot to do with disrupting Kentucky's rhythm and scoring opportunities in a 36-percent shooting performance.

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5:44 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

NCAA: Kentucky Beats Wichita State 78-76; Will Face Louisville Friday

Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin brother Aaron had 19 and Kentucky ended Wichita State's pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet's potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament.

Julius Randle had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and James Young also had 13 points for the No. 8 seed Wildcats (26-10), who made a series of clutch free throws in the final minutes to hold off the top-seeded Shockers in arguably the most captivating game of a thrilling first weekend.

Local News
2:19 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Kentucky Wildcats Dominate Wright State in Women's NCAA Tournament

The Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team made advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament look easy on Saturday.

The Wildcats crushed Wright State 106-60 in Lexington's Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky, a No. 3 seed, improved to 25-8 and next plays third-seed Syracuse or 11th-seed Chattanooga on Monday night.

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Local News
12:56 am
Sat March 22, 2014

NCAA: Kentucky Defeats Kansas State, Will Face Unbeaten Wichita State Sunday

Julius Randle had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Aaron Harrison finished with 18 points and No. 8 seed Kentucky beat Kansas State 56-49 Friday night to earn a date with top-seeded Wichita State.

The preseason No. 1, Kentucky (25-10) is finally starting to live up to the expectations that came with its heralded recruiting class. John Calipari's bunch nearly knocked of Florida in the SEC title game last week and seemed to carry that momentum into the NCAA tournament.

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7:06 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Pairings Set For 2014 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

The Louisville Cardinals are a No. 4 seed in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament pairings and will open play Thursday against Manhattan.

Many thought U of L would earn a higher tournament seed after winning the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Manhattan is coached by Steve Masiello, a protégé of Cards’ coach Rick Pitino.

Louisville and Manhattan will face off in the Midwest Region Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

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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.

Local News
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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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
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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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