April 8, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - I liked four teams when this NCAA Tournament began - Wichita State, Louisville, Michigan State and Florida. Kentucky has beaten two of them, Connecticut the other two. Now, what? The seeds stopped mattering when the games started. Add these seeds up and you get 15. Watch and analyze the 10 games UK and UConn have played in this tournament and you get the teams that have performed the best now playing for the championship. I have been in the building for each of UConn's five wins.
March 10, 2014 |
Patric Young scored 18 points to lead No. 1 Florida Saturday to an 84-65 rout over No. 25 Kentucky (22-9) - and a perfect 18-0 record in SEC play. The Gators (29-2) have won 23 straight. Only two SEC schools have managed a 17-1 mark: Kentucky did it twice (1970, 1986), and LSU did it in 1981. But no one had gone 18-0 until now. Oregon 64, Arizona 57 - Playing at home, the Ducks (22-8, 10-8 Pac-10) won their seventh straight, knocking off the No. 3 Wildcats (28-3, 15-3) to improve their chances of a bid in the NCAA tournament.
December 30, 2013 |
Kentucky guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison combined for 28 points, including 11 during a critical second-half stretch with star Julius Randle sidelined by cramps, helping the 18th-ranked Wildcats beat visiting No. 6 Louisville, 73-66, in Lexington on Saturday. Randle's 17 first-half points staked Kentucky (10-3) to a 41-36 halftime lead before the 6-foot-9 forward went to the locker room early in the second with leg cramps. He returned but cramped again and spent the rest of the game on the bench.
December 16, 2013 |
Marcus Paige scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and James Michael McAdoo had 20 points, helping No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 11 Kentucky, 82-77, in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday. J.P. Tokoto added 15 points for the Tar Heels (7-2), who ground out yet another marquee nonconference victory in a first month of the season filled with wild swings. The Heels shot 57 percent after halftime and scored 20 points off turnovers to finally wrestle control of a foul-filled game away from the Wildcats (8-3)
December 8, 2013 |
Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 9 Baylor, 133-130, on Friday night in Arlington, Texas, in the highest-scoring Division I women's game in history. The previous high for a Division I women's game was 254 points in Southern Methdist's 127-125 win over Texas Christian, also in four OTs, on Jan. 25, 1997. Louisville star out. Louisville starting guard Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.
November 14, 2013 |
Branden Dawson tipped in a miss with less than six seconds remaining, and No. 2 Michigan State hung on for a 78-74 victory over top-ranked Kentucky and its latest cast of young phenoms in the first game of the Champions Classic on Tuesday night in Chicago. Keith Appling came within two rebounds and two assists of a triple-double, finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists for the Spartans (2-0). Julius Randle led the Wildcats (2-1) with 27 points - all but four in the second half - and 13 rebounds.
July 2, 2013
Yeshiva U. chief quits amid probe NEW YORK - The chancellor of a Jewish university in New York City said Monday that he mishandled allegations of sexual abuse at the university's high school decades ago. In a letter announcing his retirement from Yeshiva University, Rabbi Norman Lamm said his response to the allegations was "ill-conceived. " Lamm is stepping down amid an ongoing investigation into accusations of abuse by alumni of the all-male high school that's part of the university.
July 2, 2013 |
SPARTA, Ky. - Matt Kenseth's fuel-only pit-road gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson and win Sunday's rescheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. A race that was Johnson's to lose ultimately became Kenseth's series-high fourth victory of the season even though he passed on getting new tires after the race's ninth caution. He widened his lead after a wild four-wide restart on Lap 246 in which Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet spun from second place on a dominant day when he led three times for 182 of 267 laps.
June 28, 2013 |
YOU HAVE TO LOVE a 21st Century player's ode to ABA hairstyles. Nerlens Noel, however, really would not have played well in the ABA where offense ruled. The freshman from Kentucky is a one-tool player whose tool changes games. If you are looking for a highly skilled big man like last year's Kentucky freshman star Anthony Davis, stop looking. Noel's offense is grabbing a missed shot and stuffing it. Or beating everybody down the floor and dunking it. He arrived in college with a limited offensive game and leaves the same way. The three best skills in college basketball last season were Ben McLemore's pure shot, Victor Oladipo's athleticism and Noel's defense.
June 4, 2013
Center Karl Towns of Metuchen, N.J., has committed to Kentucky. The wrong university was listed in an article in Monday's editions.