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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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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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UK’s Spot in NCAA Tournament Not as Unfair as It May Appear

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Everybody take a breath. You howled over Kentucky’s NCAA tournament draw the moment it flashed across the screen, and likely you’ve been thrashing about ever since. The conspiracy theorists are at full throttle and the Big Blue Nation is tweeting, posting, messaging and bashing.

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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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Kentucky Earns 4th Seed In East Region

Updated: 03/14/2011 - The Kentucky Wildcats earned a 4 seed in the East Region for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. They will take on Princeton in Tampa on Thursday. (Ticket & Hotel Info Inside)

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Cats head into NCAA Tournament riding six-game winning streak

Posted: 03/13/2011 - ATLANTA (AP) - The Kentucky freshmen donned their championship caps, cut down the nets and hopped around like this something new to them. Which, of course, it was. For the Wildcats, though, this was just business as usual at the Southeastern Conference tournament.

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UK wins NCAA rifle title

Posted: 03/12/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Behind gritty performances from veterans Heather Greathouse and Ethan Settlemires, the Kentucky rifle team won the overall national title at the 2010-11 NCAA Championships, hosted by Columbus State. After UK won the smallbore NCAA Title on Friday in the first day of competition, the Wildcats held off WVU's charge in air rifle on Saturday to secure the first national championship in program history, finishing with a 4700 team total score.

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UK rifle wins smallbore NCAA Title

Posted: 03/12/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Led by an individual national championship performance from Ethan Settlemires, the Kentucky rifle team claimed the NCAA Title in smallbore with a 2336 total team score and own a seven-point lead heading to the final day of competition, after day one of the 2010-11 NCAA Championships, hosted by Columbus State at the United States Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., on Friday.

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Lamb leads No. 15 Kentucky past Ole Miss 75-66

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Doron Lamb scored 19 points and fellow freshman Brandon Knight had 17 to lead No. 15 Kentucky past Mississippi 75-66 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

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UK women play NCAA waiting game

Posted: 03/09/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – After another banner season under head coach Matthew Mitchell, the No. 17/16 Kentucky women's basketball team will undoubtedly be making its seventh overall and second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament when the women's selection show is announced Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN.

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Newton named AD at Samford

Updated: 03/09/2011 - IRMINGHAM, Ala. — Samford has named former basketball player Martin Newton as athletic director.

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Cats Confident Heading Into SEC Tourney

Posted: 03/08/2011 - The surging 15th-ranked Wildcats (22-8) enter the Southeastern Conference tournament in their typical spot as one of the teams to beat, a position hard to fathom as recently as two weeks ago when they lost on the road at Arkansas.

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