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West Virginia advances

Posted: 03/17/2011 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Darryl Bryant scored 19 points and Kevin Jones added 17 to help fifth-seeded West Virginia overcome a slow start and wear down No. 12 seed Clemson, 84-76 in the second round of the East Regional on Thursday.

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Georgetown opens NAIA with win

Updated: 03/17/2011 - Kansas City, Mo. - No. 7 seed Georgetown College (Ky.) opened day two action at the 2011 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship with an 83-76 victory Thursday against Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) at Municipal Auditorium.

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Cats will face Penn State in Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tourney

Posted: 03/17/2011 - March 16, 2011 – Springfield, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced the field of teams and game schedule for the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame’s Tip-Off Tournament, an annual NCAA men’s basketball exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off will take place on Saturday November 19, and Sunday November 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Eight schools will compete in two four-team brackets over the weekend at one of the premier destinations in New England.

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Lexington Catholic advances in Sweet 16

Posted: 03/16/2011 - Scott Schuette had 24 points, including 21 points in the second half, and Lexington Catholic beat Dixie Heights, 69-60, in a first-round game of the Kentucky boys' Sweet 16 state basketball tournament Wednesday.

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UK ready for NCAA action

Updated: 03/17/2011 - UK Coach John Calipari and some Kentucky players held a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Tampa. They say they're ready to get the NCAA tournament underway Thursday afternoon against Princeton.

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Eastern outlasts Warren Central in Sweet 16 opener

Posted: 03/16/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Remy Abell hit two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and Louisville Eastern held on to beat Warren Central 54-51 in the first round of the Kentucky boys' Sweet 16 tournament Wednesday.

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Faried, Morehead prepare for Louisville

Posted: 03/16/2011 - DENVER (AP) - They know a little something about hoops history in the Bluegrass State, and Kenneth Faried has a small slice of his own.

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Pikeville knocks off defending national champ Oklahoma Baptist

Posted: 03/16/2011 - Kansas City, Mo. - Unseeded Pikeville College (Ky.) defeated defending champion and No. 9 seed Oklahoma Baptist University 76-61 in game one of the 2011 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. The matchup kicked off the 74th annual event held at Municipal Auditorium.

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Jones, Knight named freshmen All-Americans

Posted: 03/15/2011 - ST. LOUIS (USBWA) - The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger as the winner of the 2011 Wayman Tisdale Award as the men's National Freshman of the Year. Sullinger will be honored at a gala banquet on Mon., April 11 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Sullinger will also be recognized at the USBWA Awards Breakfast on Fri., April 1 in Houston in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final Four.

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Dunlap repeats as AP SEC Player of the Year

Posted: 03/15/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The awards keep piling up for Kentucky’s Victoria Dunlap as The Associated Press selected the standout senior as its Southeastern Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. The 6-foot-2 forward also was a unanimous choice for the All-SEC first team.

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Ohio State a heavy NCAA favorite

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there's a team, maybe a couple that stand out as the ones to beat. Last year, to a certain extent, it was Duke. Kansas, with those five future pros, was the bracket behemoth in 2008 and Florida was the no-brainer the year before.

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Pitino concerned with Faried, not NCAA seed

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Louisville coach Rick Pitino has plenty going on right now, mainly Morehead State and relentless rebounder Kenneth Faried. The last thing Pitino wants to worry about is why the Cardinals received the No. 4 seed in the Southwest region in the NCAA tournament.

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UK Hoops going West, Draw 4th Seed

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Kentucky has drawn a No. 4 seed in the Spokane Region of the NCAA tournament a week after advancing to the Southeastern Conference tournament final. (Ticket Information Inside)

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Former UK Coaches Could Be On The Move

Updated: 03/14/2011 - The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas is reporting Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie are talking with a number of schools about heading coaching jobs.

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Batcats Ready For Tuesday Tilt

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Winners of five of its last six games, the Kentucky baseball team looks to continue its momentum, hosting Murray State in the final non-conference tune-up before Southeastern Conference play begins, with first pitch on Tuesday set for 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Yocke Named SEC Player Of The Week

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Senior Megan Yocke has been honored as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after she batted .556 in leading the Wildcats to a pair of upsets of top-10 ranked Tennessee to begin league play. Yocke’s honor is the first of her career and the second SEC Player of the Week award this season for the Blue and White.

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Dunlap Finalist For Wooden Award

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Kentucky’s Victoria Dunlap is one of 20 women’s basketball players named to the final ballot for the prestigious John R. Wooden Award which is given to the nation’s best women’s basketball player by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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Cats climb to #11 in both major polls

Updated: 03/14/2011 - The Kentucky Wildcats, after winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament have moved up to Number 11 in both major polls. Last week the Cats were ranked 15th in the AP Poll and 16th in the USA Today-ESPN poll.

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UK signee named Gatorade Player of the Year

Updated: 03/14/2011 - University of Kentucky women's basketball signee Bria Goss of Ben Davis High School was named by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, the 2011 Gatorade Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

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Cats NCAA Game Times Set

Posted: 03/13/2011 - The 15th-ranked University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will kick off its 51st NCAA Tournament vs. Princeton on Thursday, March 17 at approximately 2:45 p.m. ET at the St. Pete Times Forum the NCAA has announced.

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Princeton back in NCAA Tournament after 6-year absence

Posted: 03/13/2011 - PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton is back in the NCAA tournament after a six-year absence and, as usual, one of college basketball's giants stands in its way - a situation followers of the Tigers are familiar with.

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