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

LMU men move within a game of first place with win over Tusculum

HARROGATE, Tenn. – Chris Perry (Bartow, Fla.) recorded his fourth consecutive double-double to carry the 16th-ranked Railsplitters (19-4, 14-3 SAC) in an 87-67 win over the Tusculum Pioneers (10-13, 7-10 SAC) in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Tex Turner Arena.

Lincoln Memorial shot 49 percent from the field despite going 7-for-26 (26.9 percent) from three-point range to win its ninth consecutive game and move just a game back of Queens for first place in the SAC standings, as the Royals lost to Wingate for the second time on Wednesday night. The win also represented the Railsplitters’ 20th straight against the rival Pioneers.

“We looked tired and we looked slow on both ends of the floor,” LMU head coach Josh Schertz said. “We didn’t look crisp offensively and we struggled defensively. It was one of those nights where we didn’t play great defense but we were fortunate that they missed shots. Continue reading LMU men move within a game of first place with win over Tusculum

2nd-ranked Union College gets a program-record 22nd consecutive win

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Twenty-two and counting. The second-ranked Union College men’s basketball team collected its 22nd win in a row with a 77-71 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) victory over visiting Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday.

The win streak is the longest in program history, eclipsing the previous record of 21 set during the 2014-15 campaign. Union has not lost a game since Nov. 8 after beginning the season 2-3. Continue reading 2nd-ranked Union College gets a program-record 22nd consecutive win

Kentucky too talented for LSU in 92-85 win

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

LSU at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.

February 7, 2017
Attendance:
23,657

John Calapari: Eight minutes to go, what we did, we reverted. I don’t know if we were tired or reverted back. Might have been a combination of both. If I could practice tonight, we would have gone three hours. I would have had them meet me at the gym at 10 o’clock, and I would have gone three hours until one in the morning until people were puking. That’s what I would have done. That’s the old days. I can’t do that. 

Final Score: #15/12 Kentucky 92, LSU 85

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 19-5 overall, 9-2 in the Southeastern Conference. LSU is 9-14, 1-10 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky leads the series 88-26, including 44-5 in Lexington.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the Crimson Tide on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the 16th time this season. UK is 12-4 with this lineup.
  • Fox opened the scoring with a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession, extending UK’s streak of 999 consecutive games with a triple.
  • Gabriel took over the next few minutes as the freshman forward scored 11 of the team’s next 13 points as UK built an 18-4 lead.
  • UK went to halftime with a 43-27 lead with Gabriel already scoring a career-best 16 points.

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UK-LSU box score

Patriot QB Tom Brady wins Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LI MVP

New England Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LI Most Valuable Player.

This marks the fourth time Brady has won the award, having previously been voted the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowls XLIX, XXXVIII and XXXVI. Brady is the only player in NFL history to win the award four times.

Brady has won five Super Bowls, the most by a starting quarterback in NFL history.  Continue reading Patriot QB Tom Brady wins Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LI MVP

#25 Kentucky women beat Vanderbilt 71-63

No. 25 Kentucky Tops Vanderbilt, 71-63

Wildcats Now 7-4 in SEC Play

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Makayla Epps moved into fifth place on Kentucky’s career scoring list as the 25th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team beat Vanderbilt 71-63 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

 

Epps scored 23 points in Sunday’s victory to move past both Pam Browning and Samantha Mahoney for sole possession of fifth place on the UK career scoring list. The senior from Lebanon, Kentucky now has 1,620 career points in her UK career. Leslie Nichols is fourth on the list with 1,797 points.

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2nd-ranked Union College wins 21st straight to lock up the AAC title

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The second-ranked Union College men’s basketball won its 21st game in a row and locked up the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) regular-season championship with a 91-85 win at Milligan (Tenn.) on Saturday.

The victory improves the Bulldogs to 23-3 overall and 16-0 in the AAC. The win guaranteed at least a share of the title, but with Montreat (N.C.) defeating Reinhardt (Ga.) 105-88 sealed the title outright. Reinhardt now sits in second at 12-5 in league play. Continue reading 2nd-ranked Union College wins 21st straight to lock up the AAC title

Wingate scores in final second to hand Lady Railsplitters their first loss of season

HARROGATE, Tenn. – It was a tough battle for 39 minutes and 59 seconds, but the No. 4/5 Lady Railsplitters ended up just short as Amber Neely’s shot fell in with less than a second left to give Wingate the 71-69 win and LMU their first loss of the season.

LMU moves to 20-1 on the season and 15-1 in the South Atlantic Conference. They still hold the top spot in the SAC standings and have a two game lead over Wingate. The team is ranked fifth in the WBCA/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and fourh in the D2SIDA National Media Poll. HARROGATE, Tenn. – It was a tough battle for 39 minutes and 59 seconds, but the No. 4/5 Lady Railsplitters ended up just short as Amber Neely’s shot fell in with less than a second left to give Wingate the 71-69 win and LMU their first loss of the season. Continue reading Wingate scores in final second to hand Lady Railsplitters their first loss of season