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Cats out of NCAAs for first time in 18 years

Posted: 03/15/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - This isn't the kind of history Billy Gillispie wanted to make at Kentucky. The Wildcats (20-13) failed to make the 65-team field for the first time in 18 years on Sunday, the latest in a string of setbacks suffered by the program in Gillispie's two years on the job.

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Kentucky Hosts UNLV Tuesday Night

Updated: 03/16/2009 - UK has been selected to play in the National Invitation Tournament, extending the Wildcats' streak of postseason appearances to 18. UK (20-13) earned a No. 4 seed and will face fifth-seeded UNLV (21-10) on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised live on ESPN. (Ticket Info Inside)

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Cats In NIT, Complete NIT Schedule

Updated: 03/15/2009 - UK will open play in the NIT against UNLV. The first round game is scheduled for Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m.

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Kentucky Out Of NCAA Tournament

Posted: 03/15/2009 - The Wildcats (20-13) failed to make the 65-team field for the first time in 18 years on Sunday, the latest in a string of setbacks suffered by the program over the last two months.

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Louisville Overall Number One Seed

Posted: 03/15/2009 - Louisville's run through the Big East didn't go unnoticed by the NCAA tournament selection committee.

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Morehead Plays Alabama St. to Start NCAA

Updated: 03/15/2009 - Morehead State's first NCAA tournament appearance in 25 years could have them facing a familiar foe. The Eagles (19-15) will play Alabama A&M in the play-in game on Tuesday night, with the winner getting the opportunity to play top-seeded Louisville on Friday. The Cardinals beat the Eagles 79-41 at Freedom Hall on Nov. 22.

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Iroquois Wins Girls Sweet 16

Posted: 03/15/2009 - Asia Mathies scored 15 points and Iroquois made 8 of 14 free throws in overtime after missing three of four in the final 10 seconds to beat Elizabethtown 55-47 and win their first KHSAA girls Sweet Sixteen state championship.

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Paxton fans 14, Cats fall at LSU

Posted: 03/14/2009 - BATON ROUGE, La. -- Junior southpaw James Paxton struck out a career-high 14 hitters in six innings of work but No. 29 Kentucky allowed two go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh and LSU reliever Louis Coleman retired eight of the nine UK hitters he faced, as the third-ranked Tigers posted a 5-3 win over the Wildcats, in front of 8,954 fans in the Southeastern Conference opener at a rainy Alex Box Stadium.

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Casey Co. advances in Girls' Sweet 16

Posted: 03/13/2009 - BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Megan Pittman had 13 points and 12 rebounds as Casey County beat Simon Kenton in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky girls' Sweet 16 state basketball tournament Friday. The Lady Rebels (29-3) will play Iroquois, a 46-37 quarterfinal winner over Montgomery County earlier Friday, in Saturday's semifinals.

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Iroquois knocks out Montgomery Co.

Updated: 03/13/2009 - BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Iroquois has come away with a 46-37 victory over Montgomery County in the first quarterfinal game of the KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

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Cats fall to LSU, await Selection Sunday

Updated: 03/14/2009 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Thornton scored 21 points and No. 20 LSU beat Kentucky 67-58 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament and most likely end the Wildcats' streak of NCAA appearances at 17. (Stats Inside)

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UK rifle team gunning for NCAA title

Posted: 03/13/2009 - FORT WORTH, Texas -- After claiming the Great American Rifle Conference regular season and tournament championships, the Kentucky rifle team wraps up its season in the 2009 NCAA Championships, held on the campus of Texas Christian University, Friday-Saturday.

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Lawmakers Approve Sports Safety Bill

Updated: 03/13/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to legislation aimed at improving safety for high school athletes.

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Rowan County Falls In Girls Sweet 16

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Lauren Bowling scored 17 points as Boone County never trailed and beat Rowan County 39-26 in the first round of the girls' Kentucky Sweet 16 state basketball tournament Thursday.

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Cardinals Advance To Big East Semi's

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Rick Pitino watched the Friars nearly match a Big East tournament record with 26 turnovers, and his fifth-ranked Louisville Cardinals eventually find their own offensive rhythm in a sloppy 73-55 quarterfinal victory.

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Meeks finalist for Wooden Award

Posted: 03/12/2009 - LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina, Davidson's Stephen Curry and Luke Harangody of Notre Dame are among the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year.

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Patterson to re-evaluate status after UK season

Posted: 03/12/2009 - UK big man Patrick Patterson recorded his 13th double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, in the Cats' 71-58 win over Ole Miss in the opening round of the SEC Tournament. Internet reports earlier on Wednesday indicated Patterson had decided to return to UK for his junior season. The Huntington, WVa. native backed off those comments, saying he would re-evaluate his status after UK's season.

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LCA falls to Elizabethtown, 56-50

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Lexington Christian, one of the favorites to take home the title at the Girls Sweet 16, falls in their tournament opener.

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Cats back on track, drop Ole Miss in SEC Tournament

Updated: 03/12/2009 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jodie Meeks scored 25 points and Patrick Patterson had 15 points and 14 rebounds Thursday to help Kentucky stop a four-game losing streak with a 71-58 victory over Mississippi on Thursday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. (Stats Inside)

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Simon Kenton Advances Past Breathitt County

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Sydni Wainscott's two 3s in the final three minutes helped Simon-Kenton to a 46-37 win over Breathitt County in the first round of the girls' Sweet 16 state basketball tournament Wednesday.

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Bat Cats Take Down Indiana 8-7

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Junior first baseman William Campbell accounted for a two-run, game-tying home run in the fourth inning and drove in the go-ahead RBI in the sixth, to lead No. 29 Kentucky to its school-record 29th consecutive home non-conference win, edging the Indiana Hoosiers 8-7, on Wednesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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No Favorites At Wide Open SEC Tournament

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie went a step further, suggesting there's really nothing unusual about the lack of a real favorite for the title.

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"One Shining Moment" advocate, CBS executive dies

Posted: 03/11/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) - Doug Towey, the CBS Sports executive responsible for the playing of "One Shining Moment" after college basketball's championship game, died Wednesday. He was 61.

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Big Drama out of Kentucky Derby

Posted: 03/11/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Big Drama is out of the running for the Kentucky Derby after kicking himself in his stall in January. The colt won five of his six starts as a 2-year-old.

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