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Tubby Smith plans to be in Minnesota

Posted: 03/23/2009 - MINNEAPOLIS -- After taking Minnesota to the NCAA tournament in his second year at the school, Tubby Smith says he's planning on coaching the Gophers next season too.

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1992 Kentucky Derby Winner Dies

Posted: 03/23/2009 - Lil E. Tee, who upset heavily favored Arazi to win the 1992 Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 20. The horse was euthanized at Old Frankfort Stud on March 18. Farm owner Jim Plemmons said the horse fell ill last month following an operation to repair an obstructed bowel and struggled to recover.

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Wildcat women fall in NIT

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Madison, Wis. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team concluded its 2008-09 season with a heartbreaking 49-45 loss to Wisconsin Sunday in the second round of the Women’s Invitation Tournament in the Kohl Center. Seniors Carly Ormerod and Eleia Roddy led the Wildcats with 11 points while sophomore Victoria Dunlap grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with eight points and three blocks.

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Gillispie: "I love it here"

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Embattled Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie said on Sunday he wants to remain as the Wildcats' head man. Gillispie made the comments during an afternoon press conference to discuss UK's next opponent in the NIT, Creighton.

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Speculation Swirls Around Gillispie As Cats Head To Omaha

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie says he's happy coaching the Wildcats even as rumors persist about his job security. The second-year coach spent 10 minutes answering questions about his job status on Sunday, one day before the Wildcats (21-13) travel to Creighton (27-7) for the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Gillispie dismissed speculation he met with top university officials on Friday to talk about his position. "I would say there have probably been a few rumors," Gillispie said. "I don't worry about it much. I worry about the things that I can control. And what we can control is how we prepare for Creighton."

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UK Signee's Parents Talk About Gillispie Rumors

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Daniel Orton, Jon Hood and G.J. Vilarino are the future of Kentucky Basketball, but according to their parents, if Billy Gillispie is not the coach next season, they will re-evaluate.

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Holmes tops Central in Sweet 16 championship thriller

Posted: 03/21/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Junior guard Jeremiah Johnson scored two layups in the last 30 seconds of a state championship double-overtime thriller to redeem himself and give Holmes a 67-63 win over Central on Saturday.

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Kentucky Baseball Takes Game 2 From Vanderbilt

Posted: 03/21/2009 - Senior Chris Rusin tossed his second consecutive complete-game win, going nine innings, allowing two runs and striking out 11, to lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a series-clinching 6-2 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Elliott County Loses To Holmes In Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/21/2009 - Rural and city style basketball met in a semifinal matchup of the state tournament's two best teams that saw Holmes prevail over tournament darlings Elliott County 67-57 Saturday afternoon.

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Central Stops West Jessamine At Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/21/2009 - One Cinderella upset another as Central withstood a late West Jessamine rally and overcame seven late turnovers to win 52-48 in the semifinals of the state tournament.

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UK Baseball Team Takes Game 1 From Vandy

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Junior James Paxton worked 6.2 innings allowing one run and striking out 10 and freshman Braden Kapteyn accounted for all three of Kentucky’s RBI – a career-high – as the Wildcats posted a 3-1 series-opening win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, on a gorgeous Friday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Elliott Co. marches on in Sweet 16

Posted: 03/20/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Senior guard Ethan Faulkner scored 20 points and guard Jonathan Ferguson added 16 to lead Elliott County to a 75-69 win over Shelby Valley in the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena on Friday.

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Travis Ford, Oklahoma State Send Vols Packing

Posted: 03/20/2009 - The Cowboys' barrel-chested point guard found a clear path to the basket for a three-point play with 7.2 seconds left Friday, lifting his team to a 77-75 victory over Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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Lexington Catholic Loses In Boys Sweet 16

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Holmes, en-route to its third-straight state tournament final four, could allow Lexington Catholic to outscore them 18-5 in a quarter and still win 72-56 at Rupp Arena.

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Central Upsets Eastern In Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Central High School overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to upset rival and tournament favorite Eastern 71-65 in the quarterfinals Friday.

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West Jessamine Continues Run In Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Even this Cinderella didnt think the shoe would fit. After West Jessamine continued its surprise run in the state tournament Friday, surviving a late Grayson County rally to win 72-67, star point guard Jarrod Polson was in disbelief.

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Louisville Ends Morehead State NCAA Run

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The NCAA tournament's top team had a few early missteps Friday, but uncoiled its full-court press in the second half and rolled to a 74-54 victory over Morehead State that completed 25 years of perfection by No. 1 seeds. (Stats Inside)

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Elliott County Advances In Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Junior guard Jonathan Ferguson scored 24 points, including 15 consecutive first-half points and three straight 3-pointers, to down Anderson County 74-61 Thursday in the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament.

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Morehead State and Louisville Get Ready For NCAA Game

Posted: 03/19/2009 - The Ohio Valley champions played their way into the first round of the NCAA tournament by beating Alabama State in the opener on Tuesday, setting up another game with the top-seeded Cardinals. No top seed has ever lost to a No. 16. No Morehead team has beaten the Cardinals in 52 years.

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Kentucky Women Win First Round NIT Game

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Despite giving up a 12-point second-half lead, the Kentucky Wildcats edged the Chattanooga Lady Mocs 81-76 in overtime Thursday night in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

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Mason County Upset By Shelby Valley In Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Junior guard Elisha Justice scored 22 points and had three key steals in the fourth quarter to lead Shelby Valley to an upset win over state champion Mason County 51-44 in the first round of the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament.

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Holmes Defeats Christian County In Boys Sweet 16

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Brothers Ricardo and Jeremiah Johnson combined for 29 points to lead Holmes to a 72-61 win Thursday over Christian County in the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament.

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Cumberlands Wins NAIA National Tourney Opener

Posted: 03/19/2009 - The University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) bolted to a 39-25 halftime lead and was never threatened in an 81-65 victory over Jarvis Christian College (Texas) in game nine of the 2009 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's National Basketball Tournament at Municipal Auditorium Thursday morning.

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