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11:14 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Mitch McConnell Campaign Ad Celebrates Kentucky's Basketball Dominance With Duke National Title

Senator Mitch McConnell at a Tea Party rally in Kentucky
Credit Kenny Colston / Kentucky Public Radio

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has stepped into the middle of a nasty basketball rivalry after a new campaign ad about Kentucky's dominance featured Duke University winning the national title.

The McConnell campaign released a video Tuesday morning saying that "rebuilding America begins in Kentucky by making McConnell majority leader."

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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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8:21 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

NCAA: Louisville Sails to Second Round of Women's Tournament

Sara Hammond led five players in double figures with 16 points and third-seeded Louisville rolled past Idaho 88-42 on Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

Jude Schimmel had 14 points and Asia Taylor scored 13 for the Cardinals (31-4), who'll face either Marist or host Iowa in the second round on Tuesday.

Louisville shook off a sluggish start with a 28-10 run late in the first half. The Cardinals then opened the second half with 23 points in eight minutes to push their lead to 63-30.

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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.

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5:36 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Louisville Cardinals Top Saint Louis to Reach Sweet 16

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team has reached the Sweet 16 for the third straight year.

The Cardinals, a four seed, defeated the Saint Louis Billikens 66-51 in their second game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

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8:04 am
Sat March 22, 2014

What You Need to Know About the Saint Louis Billikens, the Louisville Cardinals' Next Opponent

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ST LOUIS — Saint Louis University’s Billikens won their opening round matchup vs. North Carolina State in nail-biting fashion, crafting together a pair of second-half runs to defeat the Wolfpack in overtime, 83-80. A gritty effort down the stretch for the Billikens, now 27-6 on the year, was aided by the Wolfpack’s inability to put the game away at the free throw line, with NC State shooting 20-37 from the line; remarkably, victorious SLU shot even worse, at 12-26. Those misadventures at the stripe aside, the win was a huge one for the senior-laden Billikens, who stumbled late in Atlantic 10 conference play.

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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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1:16 am
Fri March 21, 2014

NCAA: Louisville Cardinals Escape Manhattan, 71-64

Luke Hancock sank two three-pointers late in the game to help the Louisville Cardinals pull away from Manhattan 71-64 in the men’s NCAA tournament.

The 13th seeded Jaspers kept it close against the defending champs and appeared poised to pull off an upset, but a Russ Smith three-pointer and Hancock’s clutch shots in the final minutes allowed the Cards to advance to Saturday’s third round.

Today’s (Friday’s) tournament action has Eastern Kentucky facing Kansas at 4:10pm, and Kentucky meeting Kansas State at 9:40pm. Both games are in St. Louis.

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11:35 am
Thu March 20, 2014

U of L Opens Play in NCAA Tournament; Pitino Not Happy With Manhattan Matchup

University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino has no problem with his team's seeding in the NCAA basketball tournament. It's the pairing that is drawing his ire.

Pitino criticized the selection committee Wednesday for pitting his fourth-seeded and defending national champion Cardinals against 13th-seeded Manhattan, which is coached by Pitino's former assistant, Steve Masiello.

Louisville and Manhattan open tournament play tonight in the Midwest Region in Orlando.

"I don't think that's right for either one of us," Pitino said.

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7:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Nate Silver: Louisville Cardinals Have Best Chance to Win Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Louisville Cardinals fans and many, many others weren't too pleased Sunday when the men's team was made a No. 4 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

The fans thought the Cardinals, who dominated the American Athletic Conference, should've been seeded higher. Sports commentators agreed.

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