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10:22 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Cards, Cats Return to Action in Women's NCAA Tournament

The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky women’s basketball teams resume play tonight in the NCAA tournament.

The Cardinals advanced to the second round with a victory over MiddleTennessee State Sunday.  Fifth-seeded U of L takes number four Purdue at 7:00pm at the KFC Yum Center.

The second-seeded Wildcats meet number seven seed Dayton tonight in Queens, New York  at 7:00.     UK won its opening round game Sunday over Navy.

Local News
4:56 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

U of L, UK Advance in Women's NCAA; U of L Men to Face Oregon Friday; IU vs Syracuse Thursday

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats are both off to a winning start in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

The fifth-seeded Cardinals defeated Middle Tennessee State 74-49 Sunday, while number two seed Kentucky beat Navy 61-41.

U of L will face Purdue Tuesday in second round play at the KFC Yum Center.   Kentucky takes on Dayton Tuesday in Queens, New York.   Both games tip off at 7:00pm.

In the men’s tournament, the Louisville Cardinals return to action this week.

U of L faces Oregon Friday in Indianapolis.

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Local News
7:31 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

IU Advances in NCAA Tournament, 83-62

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The  Indiana Hoosiers won their men's NCAA tournament opener today, easily defeating James Madison 83-62 in Dayton, Ohio.

Yogi Ferrell led Indiana with 16 points and was one of five Hoosiers to score in double figures.  

IU, the number one seed in the East Region, will take on Temple Sunday in third round action.  The Owls advanced with a 76-72 win over North Carolina State.

The Louisville Cards resume tournament play Saturday in Lexington, taking on Colorado State.

Local News
9:40 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Roll in NCAA Tournament Opener, 79-48

The Louisville Cardinals have advanced in the men’s NCAA tournament, easily winning their opener 79-48 over North Carolina A&T tonight in Lexington.

Russ Smith led the Cards with 23 points and eight steals.    

U of L, the tournament’s top overall seed, will face Colorado State Saturday in third round tournament action at Rupp Arena.

The 16th-seeded Aggies finished their season with a 20-17 record.      

Local News
12:59 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

A 16 Seed Upsetting a 1 Seed is Inevitable, Writers Say

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Update: Louisville easily defeated North Carolina A&T  but Gonzaga struggled against Southern. Indiana plays James Madison on Friday afternoon and Kansas plays Western Kentucky Friday night.

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Local News
4:23 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Louisville Cards Begin NCAA Title Quest in Lexington

U of L Senior Guard Peyton Siva
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With the number one overall seed, a Big East Tournament title and a nine-game winning streak on its resume,  the University of Louisville begins play in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament tomorrow  in Lexington.  

The Cards take on North Carolina A&T, which defeated Liberty in Tuesday’s play-in game.  It was the Aggies’ first-ever NCAA tournament victory.

U of L senior guard Peyton Siva says the Cards are clicking—as a team--at the right time.

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Local News
2:40 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Nate Silver: Louisville Cardinals Have 23.8% (and Best) Chance of Winning NCAA Tournament

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Five Thirty Eight's Nate Silver is famous for accurately forecasting presidential elections, but he also correctly picked the 2012 NCAA men's basketball champion—the Kentucky Wildcats.

This year, Silver is forecasting that the Louisville Cardinals have the best chance of winning the NCAA Tournament, though he cautions that they're not overwhelming favorites.

The Cardinals chance of winning is 23.8 percent, Silver writes.

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Local News
12:33 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Are College Basketball's 'Most Valuable' Team, Forbes Says

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The Louisville Cardinals are the "most valuable" team in men's college basketball with a worth of $38.5 million, according to an analysis by Forbes.

The Cards held the honor last year, too, with a worth of $36.1 million.

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Local News
10:01 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Heading to Lexington for the NCAA Tournament? Think About Traffic

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Kentucky transportation officials have a hunch that thousands of people will descend onto Lexington's Rupp Arena for first and second round games of the NCAA Tournament, starting Thursday.

And, of course, there's roadwork on state highways to contend with.

Here's some advice issued Tuesday morning by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

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Local News
8:00 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

U of L, UK Begin Play Sunday in Women's NCAA Tournament


The pairings are set for the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

The Louisville Cards will face Middle Tennessee State Sunday in opening round play at the KFC Yum Center.     U of L is seeded fifth in its region.     If the Cards win they’ll take on either Dayton or St. Johns in the second round.

The Kentucky Wildcats are a number two seed and will take on Navy Sunday in Queens, New York.   If UK advances, the Wildcats will face either Purdue or Liberty in second round play.