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Blocked shot at the buzzer helps Union hold off Milligan 95-92

K.J. Duronslet had 21 points for Union and blocked a shot at the buzzer to preserve the win for the Bulldogs.  Union College photo

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – K.J. Duronslet tied for the team lead in scoring, but it was his defense that helped sealed the 95-92 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) win for No. 24 Union College on Thursday.

Visiting Milligan (Tenn.) had the ball with 15.6 seconds left and played for the final shot. Aaron Levarity got the ball in the right corner and offered up a 3-point attempt. However, Duronslet got a piece of it, causing the ball to go out of bounds as time expired to secure the three-point, Bulldog victory.

The win improves Union to 12-7 overall and 9-3 in the AAC. Milligan falls to 7-11 overall and 6-6 in league play.

Duronslet hit 8-of-14 shots from the field in netting 21 points to go along with his eight rebounds and two blocks. Continue reading

Blocked shot at the buzzer helps Union hold off Milligan 95-92

Davis and Cousins named NBA All-Star Game starters

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The dynamic duo from the Big Easy are headed for the bright lights of Hollywood. Former Kentucky greats Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins were named NBA All-Star Game starters on Thursday. Davis will make his fifth consecutive appearance while Cousins is heading for his fourth All-Star Game.

The Pelicans’ stars will join the league’s best players on Feb. 18 in Los Angeles for the league’s annual NBA All-Star Game. Davis was drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans (formerly the New Orleans Hornets) in 2012, while Cousins was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2010 draft to the Sacramento Kings. Since joining forces midway through last season, they’ve arguably been one of the league’s best 1-2 punches inside and have propelled the Pelicans into position for a playoff appearance.

Davis and Cousins were voted in by the fans, their peers and media members. Fans could vote via Twitter, Facebook, NBA.com, the NBA app and Google search. Continue reading

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Fans at UK men’s basketball games can now be part of the pregame show

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fans at Kentucky men’s basketball games will be able to participate in pregame intros by downloading the BBN FX app, which syncs mobile devices with the light show at Rupp Arena.

 

The BBN FX app – presented by Coca-Cola – will be available for the remainder of the season starting with the Wildcats’ matchup with Florida on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The app is available for download on both the App Store and Google Play Store at this link.

 

Fans should download the app prior to Saturday’s game. Immediately after the national anthem, fans should open the app and hold their phones up during the intro video. Your phone’s flashlight will sync with the music.

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Fans at UK men’s basketball games can now be part of the pregame show

In a battle of top-20 teams, it’s LMU over Carson-Newman 108-69

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Seniors Trevon Shaw and Emanuel Terry combined for 57 points as the No. 3 Railsplitters (16-1, 10-0 SAC) obliterated the 18th-ranked Carson-Newman Eagles (15-3, 7-3 SAC) 108-69 on Wednesday night inside of Holt Fieldhouse. In the 205th all-time meeting between the long-time rivals, Lincoln Memorial snapped Carson-Newman’s 15-game home winning streak while handing the Eagles their most lopsided loss ever at Holt Fieldhouse.

The Railsplitters dominated every phase of the game to extend their regular-season road winning streak to 15 games and South Atlantic Conference winning streak to 24. Lincoln Memorial shot 58 percent and buried 18 three-pointers on a 53 percent clip. On the other side of the floor, the Railsplitters limited the Eagles to 34 percent shooting and an 8-for-29 effort from three.
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In a battle of top-20 teams, it’s LMU over Carson-Newman 108-69

Kentucky loses 14 point lead, and the game, at South Carolina

KENTUCKY AT SOUTH CAROLINA

COLONIAL LIFE ARENA | COLUMBIA, S.C.

JAN. 16, 2018
ATTENDANCE: 16,210

 

Final Score: South Carolina 76, #18/16 Kentucky 68

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky fell to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina improved to 12-6 overall, 4-4 in league play.
  • UK still leads the series 51-12 and 20-8 in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • The Wildcats dropped to 2-2 on the road this season.
  • After playing four on the road over its last five games, Kentucky will return home Saturday to host Florida. That game will be at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN College GameDay will make its season debut from Rupp Arena at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

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Kentucky loses 14 point lead, and the game, at South Carolina

8th grade boys 13th Region Tournament

Tournament will be played in its entirety on January 20th at Whitley County High School and Middle School

in conjunction with the 7th grade boys tournament.

7th Grade Boys 13th Region Tournament

The entire tournament will be January 20th at Whitley County High School and Middle School.

Shorthanded UK women lose at Vandy

Short-Handed Wildcats Lose at Vanderbilt

Taylor Murray Scores Season-High 23 Points

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Playing without leading scorer Maci Morris, the Kentucky women’s basketball team came up short on Monday night, falling at Vanderbilt 70-55 at Memorial Gymnasium.

Junior Taylor Murray led the Wildcats with a season-high 23 points and a career-high seven steals. Freshman KeKe McKinney had nine points and six rebounds for Kentucky.

Kentucky (9-10, 1-4 SEC) was able to create 19 Vanderbilt turnovers, including 16 steals in the game. The Wildcats converted those miscues into 15 points on the offensive end. Kentucky also had an advantage in offensive rebounds, 13-12, and the Wildcats outscored the Commodores 15-9 in second chance points.

Both teams struggled offensively in the first quarter. In fact, neither team scored until Vandy’s Rachel Bell connected on a jumper with 4:46 left in the period to give the Commodores a 2-0 lead. Vandy would hold the lead until the final minute of the period, when Murray scored six points in 33 seconds to give the Cats a 10-7 advantage after one quarter.

Vanderbilt started the second period on a 15-0 run to turn a three-point deficit into a 22-10 lead.  The Commodores would extend the lead to 29-15 before Kentucky scored the final five points of the first half, cutting the halftime deficit to 29-20. Murray had 12 of Kentucky’s 20 points in the half.

In the third period, Kentucky cut the lead to seven, but Vandy closed the period on a 20-10 run to lead 55-38 after three quarters.

Vanderbilt held a double-digit lead through the entire fourth quarter.

Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, as the Wildcats host South Carolina at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for noon p.m. ET and the game can be seen on ESPNU.

13th Region FRESHMAN boys tournament bracket update

UK Cheerleaders win 23rd National Championship

ANUARY 14, 2018

 

Kentucky Cheerleaders Climb to 23rd National Championship

Wildcats Earn Title at Universal Cheerleaders Association, Division IA Coed

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – “Keep Climbing” is the motto Coach Jomo Thompson instilled in this year’s University of Kentucky cheerleading squad.  And, keep climbing is exactly what the team did – all the way to the national championship.

 

The UK cheerleaders won their 23rd national title – including their third in a row – at the Universal Cheerleaders Association competition Sunday night in Orlando, Fla.

 

Competing among Division IA Coed squads, the Wildcats claimed the crown with a score of 97.3 out of a possible 100 points.

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UK Cheerleaders win 23rd National Championship