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Dunlap named finalist for All-American team

Posted: 03/23/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Senior forward Victoria Dunlap has been selected as one of the top 40 finalists for the 2011 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, as announced by The Women's Basketball Coaches Association, in cooperation with State Farm. The finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.

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Cats look to vets for guidance

Updated: 03/23/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A year ago Josh Harrellson never played. Darius Miller never played consistently and DeAndre Liggins never put up a shot.

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UK opens spring football practice

Posted: 03/23/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - So far so good for new Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton. Coach Joker Phillips says he was impressed with the way Newton conducted himself when the Wildcats opened spring practice on Wednesday

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UK's Knight beginning to live up to expectations

Posted: 03/23/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight has spent all season trying to live up to the high expectations that come with playing point guard for John Calipari. The expectations don't come from Calipari, but from Knight himself.

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Batcats Take Down Cincinnati

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Kentucky freshman southpaw Corey Littrell tossed his third quality start of the season and junior righty Braden Kapteyn struck out the side in the ninth inning for the save, lifting the Wildcats to a 4-2 win over Cincinnati, on a gorgeous Tuesday night in front of a spirited crowd at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Spring Football Ready To Kick Off

Posted: 03/22/2011 - It wasn't the smoothest transition for the Wildcats last fall after Phillips took over for Rich Brooks. Kentucky endured another so-so 6-7 season that ended with a dispiriting loss to Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

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Knight, Cats prepare for Ohio State

Posted: 03/22/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman point guard Brandon Knight has spent most of the year playing in the considerable shadow of former Wildcats' star John Wall. Yet Knight has done something Wall never did during his spectacular season at Kentucky: Score 30 points in an NCAA tournament game.

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UK Hoops season ends

Updated: 03/22/2011 - The fourth-seeded Wildcats were led by Victoria Dunlap's 23 points. Kentucky, which hasn't beaten North Carolina in five tries, finished 25-9 a year after reaching the round of eight.

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Cal's Cats Maturing

Updated: 03/22/2011 - Kentucky coach John Calipari kept saying all season he liked his team. He said it when the Wildcats suffered through a miserable 2-6 record on the road in the Southeastern Conference. He reiterated it when his freshmen-laden roster lost six straight close games.

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UK Hoops Holds Off Hampton, Face UNC In 2nd Round

Posted: 03/19/2011 - Brittany Henderson scored four of her six points in overtime and No. 17 Kentucky survived a scare from Hampton, beating the Lady Pirates 66-62 Saturday in the NCAA tournament.

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UK Sweet 16 bound

Posted: 03/19/2011 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - It didn't take Brandon Knight long to build an impressive resume in the NCAA tournament. A game-winning shot in the closing seconds of his debut. A career-best 30 points in his next game, helping Kentucky back into the round of 16. Two days after his only

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UK Looks To Take Down West Virginia

Updated: 03/19/2011 - The coaches will put their friendship aside Saturday when fourth-seeded Kentucky (26-8) and fifth-seeded West Virginia (21-11) square off in the third round of the East regional. The teams also met in last year's regional final, with the Mountaineers winning 73-66 to advance to the Final Four.

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UK Batcats Open SEC Play With Win Over Vols

Posted: 03/19/2011 - With the game locked at 3-3, Kentucky junior two-way star Braden Kapteyn belted a two-run homer into the batting eye in centerfield and then took the mound in the eighth and ninth to record a six-out save and lift the Wildcats to a 5-3 series-opening win over Tennessee, in the Southeastern Conference opener on Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Cats Survive, Advance To Face West Virginia

Updated: 03/17/2011 - Brandon Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on the bench in the final minute against Princeton. (Game Notes Inside)

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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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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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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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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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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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