UK’s Willis will play in Reese’s All-Star Game at the Final Four

PHOENIX – Derek Willis’ Kentucky men’s basketball career isn’t over quite yet.

 

The UK senior will represent Kentucky one more time at the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday at the Final Four in Phoenix. The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. ET at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the 2017 home of the Final Four. CBS Sports Network will provide television coverage.

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Monk named to Wooden All-American Team

LOS ANGELES – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Malik Monk was named a Wooden All-American on Monday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club after leading the Wildcats to Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships as well as a memorable run to the Elite Eight.

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Men’s Basketball: Cats come up just short in quest for another Final Four

March 26, 2017, FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
Attendance: 16,412

 

Final Score: No. 1-seed North Carolina 75, No. 2-seed Kentucky 73

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky finished the season 32-6 overall.
    • UNC snapped UK’s 14-game winning streak, which was the longest streak in the country entering Sunday.
    • UK won 32 games for the fourth time in the John Calipari era.
  • North Carolina advances to the Final Four with a 31-7 record.
  • UNC leads the all-time series 24-15.
    • Kentucky came in on a two-game winning streak in the series.
    • The teams met in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time. Every meeting has been in the Elite Eight.
      • UNC improved to 3-1 against the Wildcats in NCAA Tournament play. UK had won the most recent NCAA Tournament meeting in the 2011 Elite Eight.
    • Kentucky is now 19-8 all-time in NCAA Tournament games vs. opponents it faced during the regular season and 6-2 under John Calipari.

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Wildcats outFox UCLA 86-75

Kentucky vs. UCLA – NCAA Tournament Sweet 16March 24, 2017, FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.

Attendance: 17,532

 

Final Score: No. 2-seed Kentucky 86, No. 3-seed UCLA 75

 

Team Records and Series Notes

· Kentucky has won 14 in a row – its longest winning streak of the season — and improved to 32-5 overall.

o UK’s winning streak is the longest active streak in the country.

o Kentucky reached 32 wins for the fourth time in the John Calipari era.

· UCLA finished the season 31-5.

· Kentucky leads the all-time series 8-6.

o UCLA had won the last two meetings.

o The teams met in the NCAA Tournament for the third time. UK leads 2-1.

o UK has won two in a row against the Bruins in the Tournament, dating to the 1998 Sweet 16. UCLA’s lone NCAA Tournament win against UK was the 1975 National Title Game.

· Next for the Wildcats: UK will play North Carolina in the South Regional Final on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Box score from Kentucky’s 86-75 NCAA win over UCLA

Men’s Basketball: NW Missouri State ends LMU’s season in national semifinals 79-67

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – NABC National Player of the Year Justin Pitts scored a game-high 30 points to lead Northwest Missouri State to a 79-67 win over the Railsplitters in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight on Thursday night at Sanford Pentagon. The Bearcats (34-1) advance to Saturday’s National Championship game, where they will face Fairmont State, while Lincoln Memorial ends another dream season with a 30-6 overall record.

The Railsplitters, who were in the national semifinals for the second consecutive season, fell into a 10-point hole right from the jump, but stormed back to take as large as a six-point lead early in the second half. However, the No. 1 nationally-ranked Bearcats took the lead for good with 13 minutes left, and used a late 8-0 run to put Lincoln Memorial away. Continue reading Men’s Basketball: NW Missouri State ends LMU’s season in national semifinals 79-67

Men’s Basketball: LMU earns return trip to Final 4

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Redshirt-senior guard Luquon Choice (Laurens, S.C.) scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as the Railsplitters used a late 15-1 run to defeat the Chico State Wildcats 74-61 and advance to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship on Wednesday night at Sanford Pentagon.

Lincoln Memorial (30-5) is on to the Final Four for the second consecutive season and will face No. 1 nationally-ranked and No. 2 seed Northwest Missouri State for the right to play in the National Championship game at 9:30 p.m. (ET) on Thursday. Chico State ends its season with a 26-8 mark. Continue reading Men’s Basketball: LMU earns return trip to Final 4

Boy’s Basketball: Bowling Green wins Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16

Championship game box score and tournament award winners.

KABC LARRY CONLEY ULTIMATE TEAMMATE AWARD
Selected by the media, this award is given to a participant in the tournament whose individual play exemplifies the style of play
where scoring isn’t the most important aspect of the game, and is complemented by passing, rebounding and blocked shots. This
award was presented earlier during Saturday’s Semifinals.
Award/Sponsor Winner
KABC Jake Ohmer, Scott
SWEET SIXTEEN® ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
$1000 one-time scholarship given to a tournament participant based solely on academic achievement to be used at a Kentucky
college or University
Award/Sponsor Winner School
Bob Roberts Insurance Vincent Dumlao Scott
TED SANFORD AWARD, sponsored by the Courier-Journal, given to a tournament participant based on Citizenship, Basketball
Ability, Academic Achievement, Sportsmanship. Also, this award includes a $1000 one-time scholarship from Ted Cook Tire
Company to be used at a Kentucky college or University.
Award/Sponsor Presenter Winner School
Ted Sanford Award
(Courier Journal)
Ted Cook Caleb Covington Scott County
CHOCOLATE MILK “OFFENSIVE REBOUND” AWARD
Chocolate Milk, an Official Beverage of the KHSAA presents the “Offensive Rebounder of the Championship Game” award as
part of its Rebound, Rebuild and Recover Program.
Award/Sponsor Winner
SUDIA / Kentucky Dairy Farm Families Kyran Jones, Bowling Green
2017 WHITAKER BANK/KHSAA BOYS’ SWEET SIXTEEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
*-Presented during earlier rounds of the tournament.
NAME SCHOOL
Cooper Robb Scott County
Damon Tobler Perry County Central
Dominque Turner Collins
Clivonte Patterson Ballard
Chad Ohmer Scott
Jake Ohmer Scott
Ahmad Price Fern Creek
Chance Moore Fern Creek
Dante Hendrix Cooper
Adam Kunkel Cooper
Sean McNeil Cooper
Deangelo Wilson Bowling Green
Zion Harmon Bowling Green
Most Valuable Player, sponsored by the Lexington Herald-Leader – selected as the most valuable in this week’s event
Terry Taylor Bowling Green

 

Women’s Basketball: 4th-seed Kentucky rallies, but falls to Ohio State

Wildcats Finish Season 22-11

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fourth-seeded Kentucky rallied from a 19-point second half deficit to within one point of the lead, but the Wildcats could not overcome fifth-seeded Ohio State’s advantage, as the Buckeyes won 82-68 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

 

It was a 33-15 run over 13 minutes that allowed Kentucky to methodically cut into the Ohio State lead. But Ohio State ended the game on a 17-4 run to put it away. Continue reading Women’s Basketball: 4th-seed Kentucky rallies, but falls to Ohio State

Men’s Basketball: Cats are Sweet 16 bound

March 19, 2017, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,293

 

Final Score: No. 2-seed Kentucky 65, No. 10-seed Wichita State 62

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky has won 13 in a row – its longest winning streak of the season — and improved to 31-5 overall.
    • Kentucky reached 31 wins for the fourth time in the John Calipari era.
    • UK’s winning streak is the longest active streak in the country after snapping Wichita State’s nation-leading 16-game streak.
  • Wichita State concluded the season 31-5.
  • Kentucky leads all-time series 2-0. Both games occurred in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK will play in the NCAA South Regional Semifinal in Memphis on Friday.

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