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UT Martin’s late 3 pointer ends EKU’s postseason run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team fell victim to a game-winning three-pointer, falling to the University of Tennessee at Martin, 70-69, Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) at McBrayer Arena.

 

With 3.3 seconds to play, UT Martin (21-12) guard Marshun Newell hit a three in front of the Skyhawk bench to win the game.  The ensuing inbound pass was intercepted at half-court, ending the Colonels’ season.

Continue reading: UT Martin’s late 3 pointer ends EKU’s postseason run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament

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A pair of OVC foes (EKU, UT Martin) will meet in the CIT postseason tournament quarterfinals

RICHMOND, Ky. – To make it to the final four, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will have to get by Ohio Valley Conference foe University of Tennessee at Martin in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) at McBrayer Arena in Richmond on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

UT Martin is 20-12 this season and reached the quarterfinals of the CIT by winning two road games – a 104-79 victory at Northwestern State and a 60-49 win at South Carolina-Upstate.

Continue reading: A pair of OVC foes (EKU, UT Martin) will meet in the CIT postseason tournament quarterfinals

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UK Hoops falls in 2nd Round of NCAA Tournament to 7-seed Dayton

UK Hoops 2014-15 Postgame Notes

(7) Dayton 99, (2) Kentucky 94

Memorial Coliseum – Lexington, Ky.

2015 NCAA Tournament – Second Round

March 22, 2015

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky finishes its season 24-10 overall, while Dayton improved to 27-6 this season and moves onto the Sweet 16.
  • Kentucky moves to 736-495 (59.8) all-time in 41 seasons of varsity women’s basketball.
  • Matthew Mitchell, UK’s all-time winningest coach, dropped to 224-110 overall, 194-81 at UK.
  • UK is now 4-4 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Kentucky is now 17-12 in the NCAA Tournament, 13-6 under Matthew Mitchell.
  • The Wildcats finish 14-3 at home this season. The loss broke UK’s streak of 54 straight non-conference wins in Memorial Coliseum.
  • UK leads the all-time series with Dayton 13-4.
    • Dayton tied the series at 1-1 in the NCAA Tournament.
  • UK is now 19-7 against Atlantic-10 teams all-time.
  • Today’s attendance was 3,320.

Continue reading: UK Hoops falls in 2nd Round of NCAA Tournament to 7-seed Dayton

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Win #36 – NCAA Game 2 – Postgame notes

Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Men’s Basketball – NCAA Tournament – Third Round

KFCYum! Center, Louisville, Ky., March 21, 2015
Attendance: 21,760

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 64, Cincinnati 51

  • Team records: Kentucky is 36-0, Cincinnati is 23-11.

  • Kentucky leads the all-time series 28-10.

  • With Kentucky’s 36 consecutive victories …

    • Kentucky is the first team in the history of college basketball to start a season 36-0.

    • It extends the longest win streak in Kentucky history.

    • It extended the longest season-opening win streak for any team in SEC history.

    • It extended the longest win streak for a John Calipari-coached team.

  • Kentucky is 213-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 58 of the last 60 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.

  • Calipari has led three schools to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 102-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 61-4 at UK.

  • Calipari is now 188-37 (.836) as head coach at Kentucky, the best winning percentage of any coach in UK history.

  • Kentucky has reached the Sweet 16 in every NCAA Tournament appearance under John Calipari.

  • Next for the Wildcats: UK will play the winner of No. 4 seed Maryland vs. No. 5 seed West Virginia in the Sweet 16 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Continue reading: Win #36 – NCAA Game 2 – Postgame notes

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Box score from Win #36 – Kentucky 64 Cincinnati 51

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UK Hoops handily wins NCAA rematch with Tennessee State in opening round

(2) Kentucky 97, (15) Tennessee State 52

Memorial Coliseum – Lexington, Ky.

2015 NCAA Tournament – First Round

March 20, 2015

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky improves to 24-9 overall, while Tennessee State finishes its season 18-13 and champions of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Kentucky moves to 736-495 (61.9) all-time in 41 seasons of varsity women’s basketball.
Matthew Mitchell, UK’s all-time winningest coach, improves to 224-109 overall, 194-80 at UK.
UK is now 9-3 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and has won seven in a row.
Kentucky is now 17-11 in the NCAA Tournament, 13-5 under Matthew Mitchell.
The Wildcats are now 14-2 at home this season, and have won 54 straight non-conference games in Memorial Coliseum.

· UK leads the all-time series with Tennessee State 5-0, including a 3-0 mark under Mitchell.

· Kentucky beat TSU 87-75 in its final non-conference game of the year on Dec. 28, 2014.

· UK is now 90-17 vs. the OVC all time, and has won 38 straight against the conference.

· Tonight’s attendance for the total session was 3,233.

Next up: UK will face the seventh-seeded Dayton Flyers in the Lexington Sub-Regional Final on Sunday. The game will be at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
UK is 13-3 all-time vs. Dayton, 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament. UK met the Flyers in the 2013 NCAA Tournament in Queens, N.Y. Continue reading: UK Hoops handily wins NCAA rematch with Tennessee State in opening round

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Kentucky Boys’ State Basketball Tournament update (Friday March 20)

So far in Rupp Arena at the Kentucky Boys’ State Basketball Tournament:

Covington Catholic 64 Campbell County 43

Doss 56 Williamsburg 50

Hopkinsville 76 Taylor County 64

Owensboro 55 Collins 38

Ballard 82 Johnson Central 69

Bowling Green 86 Elliott County 44

Boyle County 60 Lexington Catholic 59

Calloway County 73 Knott County Central 68  2OT

Friday’s Quarterfinals

Owensboro vs Hopkinsville  Noon

Covington Catholic vs. Doss  1:30pm

Ballard vs. Boyle County  6:30pm

Bowling Green vs. Calloway County   8:00pm

Saturday’s Semifinals at 6:30pm and 8:00pm

Sunday’s Championship Game at 2:00pm

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Win #35 – NCAA Tournament Game 1 – Kentucky 79 Hampton 56

Kentucky vs. Hampton, Men’s Basketball – NCAA Tournament – Second Round
KFCYum! Center, Louisville, Ky., March 19, 2015
Attendance: 21,639

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 79, Hampton 56
Team records: Kentucky is 35-0, Hampton is 17-18.
Kentucky and Hampton played for the first time.
With Kentucky’s 35 consecutive victories …
It extends the longest win streak in Kentucky history.
It extended the longest season-opening win streak for any team in SEC history.
It extended the longest win streak for a John Calipari-coached team.
Kentucky is 212-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 57 of the last 59 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
Calipari has led three schools to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 101-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 60-4 at UK.
Calipari is now 187-37 (.834) as head coach at Kentucky, the best winning percentage of any coach in UK history.
Next for the Wildcats: UK will play Cincinnati in the NCAA third round on Saturday at approximately 2:40 p.m. ET (30 minutes following the UCLA vs. UAB game) in the KFC Yum! Center. Continue reading: Win #35 – NCAA Tournament Game 1 – Kentucky 79 Hampton 56

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Kentucky boys state tournament: Doss 56 Williamsburg 50

13th Region representative, Williamsburg, had a 13 point lead in the first quarter before Doss got untracked.
The Yellowjackets still led, even though it was now only by one point, as the teams entered the final quarter.
In the final period, Doss took their first lead of the game and went on to a 56-50 win. Williamsburg
committed a costly 20 turnovers in the game. They finished the season at 25-5.

Official Basketball Box Score DOSS vs WILLIAMSBURG 03/18/15 8:40 pm at LEXINGTON, KY (RUPP ARENA) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISITORS: DOSS 27-6 TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 25 MCCLOUD,DELVONTE.... f 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 32 JEFFERSON,TYLER..... f 3-9 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 2 6 0 3 4 0 31 02 WEAVER,DUJUANTA..... g 6-14 0-5 1-4 0 1 1 3 13 3 4 1 5 32 11 HALL,JAYLON......... g 2-4 0-2 3-3 1 0 1 1 7 1 0 0 0 16 24 GRAY,TERRELL........ g 9-15 4-9 2-2 1 4 5 2 24 0 2 1 0 29 03 HARGROVE,LARON...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+ 10 MCCARLEY,DAJON...... 1-4 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 18 20 ANDERSON,NICK....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 30 COLLINS,RAMON....... 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 3 4 0 0 1 1 20 TEAM................ 3 3 Totals.............. 23-49 4-20 6-9 6 14 20 18 56 7 10 7 8 160 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-26 53.8% 2nd Half: 9-23 39.1% Game: 46.9% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-11 9.1% 2nd Half: 3-9 33.3% Game: 20.0% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 2-5 40.0% 2nd Half: 4-4 100 % Game: 66.7% 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: WILLIAMSBURG 25-5 TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 00 GRIFFITH,ANDREW..... f 2-5 0-0 2-4 1 5 6 1 6 2 5 2 0 32 21 MASSEY,FRED......... f 2-4 1-1 1-2 1 5 6 3 6 1 1 0 0 25 12 SHELTON,COREY....... g 5-13 2-4 7-9 0 0 0 2 19 0 7 0 0 30 14 GRIFFITH,SKYLER..... g 6-10 1-3 6-8 1 6 7 3 19 1 4 1 1 32 32 LOWRIE,CHASE........ g 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 4 23 04 HAWN,HAGEN.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+ 10 POORE,ERIC.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 33 FAULKNER,GARRETT.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+ 44 WILSON,ETHAN........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 15 55 ROSE-CREEKMORE, M... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+ TEAM................ 3 2 5 Totals.............. 15-33 4-8 16-23 6 20 26 14 50 5 20 3 5 160 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-22 59.1% 2nd Half: 2-11 18.2% Game: 45.5% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-4 75.0% 2nd Half: 1-4 25.0% Game: 50.0% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 4-5 80.0% 2nd Half: 12-18 66.7% Game: 69.6% 5,1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officials: TERRY COLDIRON, BOB HALL, ALFRED WILLIAMS Technical fouls: DOSS-MCCARLEY,DAJON. WILLIAMSBURG-LOWRIE,CHASE. Attendance: 12124 Score by Periods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total DOSS.......................... 14 17 13 12 - 56 WILLIAMSBURG.................. 18 15 12 5 - 50 Points in the paint-DOSS 32,WMSBURG 18. Points off turnovers-DOSS 22,WMSBURG 9. 2nd chance points-DOSS 8,WMSBURG 9. Fast break points-DOSS 2,WMSBURG 4. Bench points-DOSS 6,WMSBURG 0. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-1 time. Last FG-DOSS 4th-01:11, WMSBURG 3rd-03:31. Largest lead-DOSS by 6 4th-01:11, WMSBURG by 13 1st-04:52. DOSS led for 06:52. WMSBURG led for 24:12. Game was tied for 00:47.
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Kentucky Mister and Miss Basketball 2015 award ceremony

Congrats to Maci Morris (Bell County) and Cameron Justice (Knott Co. Central)

Other than Joe B. mispronouncing her first name, it was a great night for Maci’s family and friends.

Here’s the video of the entire evening:

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