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Heels Drop Colonels

Posted: 03/16/2007 - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina spent the early minutes of its N-C-A-A tournament opener looking like a top seed determined to beat down an overmatched opponent.

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Duke: One and Done

Updated: 03/16/2007 - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Duke's done. Eric Maynor hit a 15-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds left to give Virginia Commonwealth a 79-77 upset victory over the Blue Devils in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night. Maynor finished with 22 points, six in the final 1:24.

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UK Women Advance in WNIT

Posted: 03/15/2007 - ROCHESTER, Mich. – Senior Kentucky guard Jenny Pfeiffer (North Vernon, Ind.) scored a game-high 21 points, including five three-pointers, and the Wildcats used a strong second-half defensive performance to turn back stingy Oakland, 65-56, in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament First Round on Thursday in the O’Rena.

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Georgetown Falls in NAIA

Posted: 03/15/2007 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Trailing by eight at halftime, Xavier University (La.) opened the second half with a 9-3 run to ultimately topple No. 3 seeded Georgetown College (Ky.) on Thursday in the first round of the NAIA-Buffalo Funds Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tournament at Municipal Auditorium.

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Tar Heels May Face EKU Without Coach

Updated: 03/16/2007 - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Roy Williams was expected to coach North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night, one day after his sister's death.

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Tubby Calls Season a Success Thus Far

Posted: 03/15/2007 - CHICAGO (AP) - Tubby Smith has a national title on his resume, and you have to go back almost 15 years to find the last NCAA tournament he's missed. His career winning percentage ranks up there with Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino and Bob Huggins.

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Baseball Wildcats Put Unbeaten Streak On the Line

Posted: 03/15/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 12 Kentucky baseball team puts its undefeated record on the line as it opens Southeastern Conference play, hosting a three-game set with No. 9 Arkansas, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. EDT at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Campbellsville Opens NAIA with Win

Posted: 03/15/2007 - Kansas City, Mo. - Junior forward Zach Allender posted a game-high 31 points and 22 rebounds to lead unseeded Campbellsville University to an 80-55 victory against No. 13 Houston Baptist University (Texas) Thursday in first-round action at the 2007 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. The entire 31-game tournament is being held at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

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Pike Co. Central Knocks Off Rose Hill

Posted: 03/15/2007 - BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Adrienne Sloane scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds to rally Pike County Central to a 55-to-42 victory over Rose Hill Academy today. It was the opening round game of this year's Sweet 16 Tournament for the teams.

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Louisville Rocks Stanford in Rupp

Posted: 03/15/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Louisville did just fine in its odd Kentucky home. Stanford seemed all too eager to flee back to the West Coast. Playing at Rupp Arena - home to archrival Kentucky - Louisville got 16 points from both Edgar Sosa and David Padgett to rout Stanford 78-58 Thursday in the opening round of the South Regional.

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Assumption Knocks Out Wayne County

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Louisville Assumption has crushed Wayne County 42-to-18 in the first round of the Girls' Sweet Sixteen state basketball tournament in Bowling Green.

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UK Women Prepare for Oakland

Posted: 03/14/2007 - ROCHESTER, Mich. – For a school-record third consecutive season, the Kentucky women’s basketball team was selected for postseason play when the Women’s National Invitation Tournament field was announced. The Wildcats are set to begin their postseason quest Thursday, March 15, when they face Oakland at 7 p.m. EDT in the O’Rena. The game will be carried live on the Big Blue Sports Network (radio) with Neil Price.

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North Carolina Prepares For EKU

Updated: 03/15/2007 - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - More than a week has passed since the flagrant foul that left Tyler Hansbrough's nose broken and gushing blood. Yet the North Carolina star's injury is still the focus of attention as the Tar Heels prepare to open the NCAA tournament.

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Rose Says He Bet on His Team Every Night

Posted: 03/14/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Rose says he bet on the Cincinnati Reds every night when he managed them, but would like another chance in a major league dugout despite his lifetime ban because of gambling.

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Pitino Doesn't Enjoy Coaching in Rupp

Updated: 03/15/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he doesn't look forward to coaching in the University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena again. He says he doesn't enjoy being the villain in the arena where he coached for eight years.

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North Hardin Stops Clay Co. in Overtime

Posted: 03/14/2007 - BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Linda Dixon made a layup with eight-and-a-half seconds to play in overtime to help North Hardin to a 51-to-49 overtime victory over Clay County this afternoon.

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Breathitt County Falls in Sweet 16

Posted: 03/14/2007 - Adia Mathies scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Louisville Iroquois outlasted Breathitt County 57-46 in the opening game of the Girls Sweet 16 state basketball tournament Wednesday.

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Breathitt Co. Ousted in Girls Sweet 16

Posted: 03/14/2007 - BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Adia Mathies scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Louisville Iroquois outlasted Breathitt County 57-46 in the opening game of the Girls Sweet 16 state basketball tournament Wednesday.

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UK Baseball Suffers Setback

Posted: 03/13/2007 - Kentucky preseason All-American outfielder Collin Cowgill will undergo hand surgery Thursday and is expected to miss 2-5 weeks before returning to practice.

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UK Women Head to WNIT

Posted: 03/13/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky women’s basketball team will be a part of postseason play for a school-record third consecutive season as it was selected to participate in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Wildcats will meet the Oakland Golden Grizzlies located in Rochester, Mich., Thursday, March 15. Game times and ticket information will be announced Tuesday, March 13.

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Mitch Barnhart Talks About Tubby Smith

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Q: How have you, aside from the loss to Mississippi State, down the stretch the last couple of weeks have you seen any sort of progress? A: Well, you know that I think that's Tubby's job in terms of gauging player-personnel issues.

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Barnhart: "Tubby's Our Basketball Coach"

Updated: 03/12/2007 - UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart commented on coach Tubby Smith in an interview Monday with AP. Barnhart said, "Tubby's our basketball coach." He stopped short of saying Smith would remain the man in charge of the Cats but added high school recruits should have no reason Smith won't be the coach at UK.

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Marshall University Basketball Coach

Updated: 03/12/2007 - Marshall University Director of Athletics Bob Marcum announced today that Ron Jirsa will not be retained as head men's basketball coach.

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