November 26, 1997 |
This time, it wasn't even close. In a rematch of last season's national championship game, top-ranked Arizona, which had to go overtime to win the title last season, toyed with No. 8 Kentucky this time, registering an 89-74 victory last night in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii. Arizona (3-0) will face No. 3 Duke in the championship game tonight. "I haven't seen anyone play better than Duke right now," Arizona coach Lute Olson said, anticipating a tough game.
April 15, 2010 |
Michael Gilchrist, of Somerdale, N.J., who is considered one of the top basketball recruits in the country, announced yesterday he would attend the University of Kentucky. Gilchrist was also considering Villanova and Oregon. He is a 6-7 junior forward at St. Patrick High in Elizabeth. He averaged 16.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and three blocks a game, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. He made his selection known on ESPNU. Gilchrist praised Kentucky fans after announcing his decision: "They have a lot of energy.
December 16, 1998 |
Chuck Hamwright, a hard-hitting safety from Highland, has made an oral commitment to the University of Kentucky. Hamwright, who is 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, also played running back at Highland, but he projects as a strong safety in college. He visited Kentucky over the weekend and made his decision Monday, Highland coach Larry Ziemba said. "I really liked the family atmosophere down there," Hamwright said. "Plus, they do a great job helping their players get jobs who aren't going to be playing pro football.
January 15, 1997 |
No way would Kentucky fall to two conference opponents in succession. The No. 5 Wildcats, the defending national champions, rebounded from a rare Southeastern Conference loss, getting 24 points from Derek Anderson and a strong first-half performance from their bench last night in an 86-65 rout of No. 21 Georgia in Athens, Ga. Kentucky (15-2 overall, 3-1 SEC), which was upset by Mississippi on Saturday, broke open a close game late in the first half with one of its patented, defense-generated runs.
March 17, 2011 |
Princeton pins its hopes for an upset of Kentucky today on one simple premise: Because of an environment unique to the NCAA Tournament, youth will not be served. After conceding that UK is the more athletic and skilled team in this NBA-vs.-MBA game, Princeton noted its greater experience. "We definitely acknowledge that they're an athletic team," guard Dan Mavraides said yesterday. "That's something, obviously, that's highlighted in our scouting report. "I can't give away any secrets about how we're going to stop that.
March 18, 2012 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Marquis Teague is taking Kentucky to the South Regional semifinals in Atlanta. And maybe a lot farther than that. Teague scored a career-high 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together another complete performance with a dominating second-half run in an 87-71 victory over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night. Freshman Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, senior Darius Miller added 19 points and Doron Lamb finished with 16. The Wildcats (34-2)
April 2, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Kansas coach Bill Self was perhaps 20 minutes removed from seeing his team secure a spot in Monday night's national championship game when he crystallized the critical issue. This Kentucky team, he said, is better than the Memphis team that outplayed his best team for 39 minutes in 2008. Left unsaid is that this Kansas team isn't anywhere near as good as the 2008 national champions. So, how exactly does Kansas beat Kentucky? It probably doesn't. "They've got guys that can make plays you can't coach," Self said.
March 31, 2009 |
The University of Memphis gave Kentucky permission yesterday to speak to John Calipari about the Wildcats' head coaching position, then made a final push to try to keep the coach. Some of Memphis' key boosters met with Calipari yesterday. But one booster expects Calipari to go to Kentucky, though the person, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing negotiations, acknowledged the coach was torn between the two great opportunities. The Wildcats had a short meeting at their practice gym yesterday afternoon.
February 5, 1999 |
Florida coach Billy Donovan passed out pizza to fans who waited outside the arena for hours before last night's game against No. 5 Kentucky. Wonder if he had some victory cigars for afterward. Freshman Mike Miller scored 20 points and Donovan's program got its biggest boost in his three seasons with the Gators' 75-68 upset over the visiting Wildcats. In front of a record crowd of 12,443, Florida (16-4, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) opened up a 14-point lead midway through the second half and withstood a late Kentucky rally.
January 1, 1988 |
Rex Chapman scored 13 of Kentucky's final 16 points as the second-ranked Wildcats rallied to defeat Vanderbilt, 81-74, last night in Lexington, Ky., in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. It was the 400th career win for Wildcats coach Eddie Sutton, who coached Creighton and Arkansas before taking over at Kentucky in 1985. Vanderbilt, which led by six points at the half, opened a 65-56 edge with 8 minutes, 1 second remaining on Barry Booker's sixth three-point field goal of the game.