Lady Railsplitters lead wire to wire in win at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC – The No. 9/11 Lady Railsplitters hit a new single-game high for three-point percentage and had two players set new career highs as they cruised to the 91-63 win over Mars Hill Wednesday evening.

LMU improves to 22-2 on the season and 17-2 in the SAC. The 17 SAC wins are the most by a LMU women’s basketball team since joining the conference.
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LMU men extend winning streak to eleven with win at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. — The 15th-ranked Railsplitters (21-4, 16-3 SAC) opened the second half on a 21-6 run and outscored the Mars Hill Lions (5-20, 3-16 SAC) by 27 points over the final 20 minutes of regulation to power an 86-51 win at Stanford Arena on Wednesday night.

The victory extends Lincoln Memorial’s winning streak to 11 games and sets up a pivotal South Atlantic Conference showdown against the No. 10 Queens Royals on Saturday at Tex Turner Arena. Queens, who was slotted a spot ahead of LMU in the initial Southeast Regional rankings, defeated Catawba on Wednesday to retain a one-game lead over the Railsplitters in the SAC standings.

The loss dropped Mars Hill to 2-16 in its last 18 games, as the Railsplitters defeated the Lions for the 16th consecutive time and improved to 32-9 in the all-time series. Continue reading LMU men extend winning streak to eleven with win at Mars Hill

Cats roll over Tennessee 83-58

Tennessee at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.

February 14, 2017
Attendance:
24,391

 

Final Score: #13/11 Kentucky 83, Tennessee 58

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky won its third game in a row and is 21-5 overall, 11-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 14-12, 6-7 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky leads the series 153-69, including 92-16 in Lexington.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats begin a two-game road swing Saturday at Georgia. Game time is 6 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN.

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LMU men’s golf wins Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – Carried by a final-round, five-over par 289, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s golf team beat out five teams ranked inside the top 50 nationally to win the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Fleming Island Golf Club. The Railsplitters finished with a 54-hole total of 865 (+13) to win the 15-team event by three strokes.

Three players finished in the top 10 individually to help the Railsplitters post their third top-two finish in the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate in the past four years and win the event for the first time since 2014.

It was the Railsplitters’ second win of the 2016-17 campaign and first since capturing the State Farm Intercollegiate title on October 11.
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Lady Railsplitters unable to complete comeback in loss at Newberry

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The No. 5/8 Lady Railsplitters trimmed a 15 point Newberry lead down to three but were unable to overcome the deficit as they fell 56-52 to the Wolves Saturday afternoon.

LMU falls to 21-2 on the season and 16-2 in the South Atlantic Conference.
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Post game notes from Kentucky’s win over Alabama

Kentucky at Alabama, Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Ala.Feb. 11, 2017

Attendance: 15,383
Final Score: #15/12 Kentucky 67, Alabama 58
Team Records and Series Notes

· Kentucky is 20-5 overall, 10-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama is 14-10, 7-5 in the league

o Kentucky has won at least 20 games for nine-straight seasons, eight of which came under John Calipari’s direction

o Calipari secured a 23rd consecutive on-court 20-win season – more than any other current active coach

· Kentucky leads the series 109-37, 31-23 in Tuscaloosa

o Kentucky has won seven in a row in the series

· Kentucky has won two in a row for the first time since winning seven straight to begin the SEC slate

· Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats have their first rematch of the season Tuesday against Tennessee in Rupp Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

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Trailing by 23 points, Railsplitters come all the way back to win at Newberry

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The 16th-ranked Railsplitters (20-4, 15-3 SAC) rallied from a 23-point deficit to defeat the hot-shooting Newberry Wolves (14-10, 9-9 SAC) 92-85 on Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena. The victory pushed Lincoln Memorial’s winning streak to 10 games and gave the program its eighth consecutive 20-win season, while Newbery saw its two-game winning streak snapped to fall back to .500 in South Atlantic Conference play.

In an absolutely wild game, the Wolves, who were looking to sweep the regular-season series from the Railsplitters after pulling out a 107-102 win at Tex Turner Arena in mid-December, made nine of their first 14 three-point tries to race out to a commanding 23-point lead. But Lincoln Memorial eventually shook to life, closed the first half on a strong note and completed its comeback for the ages late in regulation. Continue reading Trailing by 23 points, Railsplitters come all the way back to win at Newberry

Cats rebound, beat ‘Bama on the road

UK Hoops claims big road win at Georgia

KENTUCKY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES

Kentucky vs. Georgia

Stegeman Coliseum – Athens, Ga.

Feb. 9, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 66, Georgia 56

Team Records and Series Notes

– Matthew Mitchell is in his 10th season with Kentucky. Mitchell rises to 266-126 overall as a head coach, and 236-97 during his tenure at Kentucky.

– UK improves to 18-36 in the overall series against Georgia.

o Georgia still leads the series 17-6 in games played in Athens.

o This is the second times the two teams have met this season, with UK earning an 82-61 victory over the Lady Bulldogs on Jan. 15 in Lexington.

o The Wildcats have now three of the last four games in Athens.

o Overall, UK has won six of the last eight meetings in the series.

– The Wildcats will have a week-long break, returning to action on Thursday, Feb. 16 as they travel to Arkansas. The game will tip off at 8 p.m. ET on SEC Network+. The game also will be broadcast live on the UK Sports Network with Neil Price on the call.

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LMU women ease past Tusculum in a close one 66-65

HARROGATE, Tenn. – Despite one of their poorer shooting nights of the season and 15 turnovers, the No. 5/8 Lincoln Memorial University women’s basketball team was able to pull out the 66-65 win over Tusculum Wednesday evening.

LMU, who are now 21-1 overall and 16-1 in the South Atlantic Conference, are ranked eighth in the latest WBCA/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and fifth in the D2SIDA National Media Poll. Continue reading LMU women ease past Tusculum in a close one 66-65