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.

Continue reading Men’s Basketball: Cats are Sweet 16 bound

KY Afield Outdoors: Muskellunge on the march

Jason McDowell, fish and wildlife management foreman for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, holds a 48.4-inch, 41.9-pound muskellunge captured and released during recent population sampling on Cave Run Lake. Muskellunge are now moving shallow to feed, making them vulnerable to anglers on Cave Run, Green River, Buckhorn and Dewey lakes. Lee McClellan Associate Editor, Kentucky Afield Magazine KDFWR

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2017) Spring break for many conjures thoughts of traveling somewhere warm and catnapping on a beach between rounds of golf.

A staycation sounds much better if you’re a muskellunge angler from Kentucky. The state’s muskellunge fishery has earned a reputation that extends beyond its borders, and experienced anglers know spring is one of the can’t-miss times of the year.

“Your odds of catching a trophy are better in the spring and fall,” said Tom Timmermann, northeastern fisheries district biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “In the fall, they’re packing on that weight to get through the winter. In the spring, if you catch those females before they release their eggs, they’re full of eggs. Either way, you’re looking at a chance at some bigger fish.”

Kentucky lies within the natural range of the Ohio strain of muskie, but the population in lakes and streams now is supported with stocking.

The bloodlines of these young predators trace to broodstock collected each spring from the Licking River. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Minor Clark Fish Hatchery at the foot of Cave Run Lake Dam raises every muskellunge stocked in Kentucky.

Buckhorn, Cave Run, Dewey and Green River lakes are managed as trophy fisheries and there is a 36-inch minimum size limit in place on each. A 30-inch size limit for muskellunge is in effect elsewhere in the state Continue reading KY Afield Outdoors: Muskellunge on the march

Men’s Basketball: Closer than necessary, but Cats survive and advance 79-70

Kentucky vs. Northern Kentucky – NCAA Tournament First Round

March 17, 2017, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,269

 

Final Score: No. 2-seed Kentucky 79, No. 15-seed Northern Kentucky 70

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky has won 12 in a row – its longest winning streak of the season — and is 30-5 overall.
    • UK’s winning streak is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind only Wichita State (16) – the Wildcats’ second-round opponent
  • UK head coach John Calipari led a team to a 30-win season for the 10th time in his career.
    • Calipari has led UK to four 30-win seasons.
  • Northern Kentucky finished the season 24-11.
  • Kentucky leads all-time series 2-0.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK will play Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament second round on Sunday. Tipoff time is approximately 2:40 p.m. ET on CBS.

Continue reading Men’s Basketball: Closer than necessary, but Cats survive and advance 79-70

Women’s Basketball: Epps, Akhator lead Wildcats into NCAA second round

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Makayla Epps scored 30 points and Evelyn Akhator added 22 points and 10 rebounds as fourth-seeded Kentucky held off a determined Belmont squad 73-70 on Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Memorial Coliseum.

 

Kentucky trailed 36-35 at halftime, but the Wildcats opened the second half with a 13-0 run, which gave them a lead they would never relinquish.

Continue reading Women’s Basketball: Epps, Akhator lead Wildcats into NCAA second round

Men’s Basketball: LMU a 3-seed entering Elite Eight play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southeast Region champion and 15th-ranked Railsplitters (29-5) will be the No. 3 seed for the upcoming NCAA Division II Elite Eight and will face sixth-seeded Chico State (26-7) in the national quarterfinals at 9:30 (ET) on Wednesday night at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Lincoln Memorial captured its second consecutive Southeast Region championship on Tuesday night with a thrilling 82-68 win over No. 6 Queens at the Levine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Railsplitters will be looking to make their second straight run to the NCAA Division II National Championship game. LMU finished as the 2016 national runner-up after losing to Augustana, whose campus is located just a few miles from Stanford Pentagon. Continue reading Men’s Basketball: LMU a 3-seed entering Elite Eight play