Pinson joins 1,000 point club as #6 LMU hammers Coker 120-74

Dorian Pinson

HARROGATE, Tenn. – Emanuel Terry scored a career-high 27 points and Dorian Pinson became the 28th member of the 1,000-point club as the No. 6 Railsplitters (14-1, 8-0 SAC) bludgeoned the Coker Cobras (7-8, 4-3 SAC) 120-74 to win their 22nd straight South Atlantic Conference contest on Saturday evening at Tex Turner Arena.

Powered by Terry and Pinson, Lincoln Memorial shot 63 percent from the field, converted 25 Coker turnovers into 36 points and matched the second-longest SAC winning streak in league history. The Railsplitters also improved to 9-0 in the all-time series against the Cobras, who suffered its fourth straight loss by at least 37 points against Lincoln Memorial.

“I was really proud of our team,” LMU head coach Josh Schertz said. “I thought every guy that played came out and competed hard. Other than one lull in the second half, we really competed hard and played really smart basketball for 40 minutes.

“Coker is a hard game because of the pace and how frenetic it can be. We wanted to play with pace and discipline, and that’s a hard paradox to manage. I thought we did a good job of walking that line. Overall, I’m really proud of our basketball team. Everybody came in, competed hard and played smart basketball.” Continue reading

Pinson joins 1,000 point club as #6 LMU hammers Coker 120-74

Morris has 22, Cann 14, but UK Women lose 7th straight 74-70 at Texas A&M

Kentucky Falls 74-70 at No. 19 Texas A&M

Morris, Cann Pace Wildcats’ Offense

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Junior Maci Morris scored 22 points and senior Makenzie Cann added 14, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team lost, 74-70, at No. 19 Texas A&M on Thursday night at Reed Arena.

 

Kentucky (8-8, 0-2 SEC) got 10 points and eight rebounds from senior Alyssa Rice, while Taylor Murray added seven points and six assists.

 

The Wildcats outscored the Aggies in the paint, 26-18, and had only nine turnovers in the game, compared with 12 for A&M. Kentucky also led in second-chance points, 11-9. The Wildcats were outstanding at the free throw line, hitting nine of their 10 attempts, but the Aggies converted 18 of their 22 shots at the line.

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Cats win first SEC road game 74-71 at LSU

KENTUCKY AT LSU

PETE MARAVICH ASSEMBLY CENTER | BATON ROUGE, LA.

JAN. 3, 2018
ATTENDANCE: 11,952

 

Final Score: #17/14 Kentucky 74, LSU 71

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 12-2 and has won three in a row. LSU is 9-4. UK is 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference. This was LSU’s league opener.
  • Kentucky leads the series 89-26 and has won three in a row vs. LSU.
    • UK leads the series 31-18 in Baton Rouge.
  • Kentucky’s next game will be another SEC road trip, this time to Tennessee for a 9 p.m. ET matchup on Saturday. SEC Network will televise the game.

 

In the First Half

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Quade Green, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington, Kevin Knox and Nick Richards for the 12th time this season. UK is 9-2 with this lineup.
  • Kentucky raced out to a 7-0 lead
    • Knox connected on a 3-pointer with 17:47 remaining, giving Kentucky 1,027 consecutive games with a 3-pointer
  • LSU used a 7-0 run over 1:10 to take its first lead 20-18 at the 8:35 mark
  • LSU outscored UK 13-6 over the last 6:10 of the first half
  • Knox grabbed eight rebounds, tying Wenyen Gabriel’s output from the last game (vs. Georgia) for the best rebounding first half of any Wildcat this season
    • Knox scored 10 first-half points
      • It was the fourth time he’s scored 10 or more in the first half, but the first time he’s done so since Dec. 2 vs. Harvard
    • UK did not attempt a free throw in the first half
      • That was the first time UK failed to shoot a free throw in a half since an 88-79 win at Florida on March 1, 2016. Remarkably, Kentucky shot 32 free throws in the second half of that game
      • UK had shot a combined 33 free throws (16 per half) in each of its previous two first halves
    • UK improved to 4-2 this season when trailing at halftime.

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Men’s Basketball: Cats hold off Georgia in SEC opener

GEORGIA AT KENTUCKY

RUPP ARENA | LEXINGTON, KY.

DEC. 31, 2017
ATTENDANCE: 22,682

 

Final Score: No. 16/15 Kentucky 66, Georgia 61

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 11-2 and has won two in a row. Georgia is 9-3. This was the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
  • Kentucky leads the series 125-26 and has won 10 in a row vs. the Bulldogs.
    • UK leads the series 61-5 in Lexington.
  • Kentucky begins the new year on Wednesday at LSU. Game time is 8:30 p.m. EST (7:30 p.m. CST in Baton Rouge, La.) and it will be televised on the SEC Network.

 

In the First Half

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Quade Green, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington, Kevin Knox and Nick Richards for the 11th time this season. UK is 9-2 with this lineup.
  • Georgia got off to a good start, scoring the first six points of the game.
  • With the Wildcats trailing 10-4, Georgia went scoreless for more than six minutes while UK’s Green scored eight straight points to give the Wildcats their first lead of the game at 12-10.
    • Green connected on a 3-pointer with 13:40 remaining, giving Kentucky 1,026 consecutive games with a 3-pointer.
  • Georgia regained the lead and had its largest advantage at 27-20 before UK scored the last six points of the half.
  • Green had 13 points in the first half, tying his highest scoring first half of the season (Vermont).
  • Wenyen Gabriel came off the bench to claim eight rebounds, the best rebounding first half of any Wildcat this season. (Originally credited with nine on halftime box, revision came later.)
  • UK is 3-2 this season when trailing at halftime.

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Women’s Basketball: UK women lose 63-49 to Tennessee in Rupp

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Dec. 31, 2017

 

Kentucky Falls to No. 7 Tennessee

Morris’ 18 Points Lead Wildcats

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Maci Morris scored 18 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team could not overcome a slow start, as the Wildcats lost to No. 7 Tennessee 63-49 on Sunday at Rupp Arena.

 

Morris scored in double figures for the 14th time in 15 games this season despite suffering a cut above her left eye in the second quarter. Morris returned and played the remainder of the game with a bandage over the cut.

 

Kentucky (8-7, 0-1 SEC) got nine points from freshman Dorie Harrison, while senior Alyssa Rice had six points and a team-high eight rebounds. The Wildcats held the advantage in bench points, 18-4, and forced the Lady Vols into 21 turnovers.

 

Tennessee (13-0, 1-0) scored the first 10 points of the game as Kentucky missed its first six shots from the field. The Cats got on the board with 5:45 left in the period on a jumper by Morris, but the Lady Vols were able to extend the lead, holding a 26-7 advantage after one period.

 

Kentucky scored the first five points of the second period on a layup by Jaida Roper and a three-pointer by Makenzie Cann. Tennessee answered with the next six points to take a 32-12 lead, but Kentucky was able to cut the lead to 16 on two occasions. When Harrison scored with 4:00 left in the period, Tennessee’s lead was 36-20. Neither team would score for the remainder of the half.

 

The Lady Vols led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter and led 51-31 after three periods. In the fourth quarter, Kentucky was able to cut the lead to 14, but the Cats would get no closer.

 

Kentucky returns to action on Thursday, as the Wildcats head to College Station to play Texas A&M. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.

Kentucky comes up just short in 24-23 loss to Northwestern

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Kentucky vs. Northwestern

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Dec. 29, 2017

 

FINAL SCORE: #20 Northwestern 24, Kentucky 23

 

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky finishes the season 7-6.
    • UK is one of two schools in the nation that has tied or improved its win total in each of the past five seasons.
  • Northwestern is 10-3, ending the season with an eight-game win streak.
  • Northwestern leads the series 2-0. The previous game was a 7-0 win by Northwestern in Evanston during the 1928 season.

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Kentucky comes up just short in 24-23 loss to Northwestern

Cats rout Louisville 90-61

KENTUCKY VS LOUISVILLE
RUPP ARENA | LEXINGTON, KY.
DEC. 29, 2017
ATTENDANCE: 24,228

Final Score: #16/15 KENTUCKY 90, LOUISVILLE 61

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 10-2 on the season, while Louisville falls to 10-3.
  • The Wildcats lead the all-time series 35-16, including a 19-5 mark in games played in Lexington.
  • Kentucky’s next game will be against Georgia in Rupp Arena on Sunday to open Southeastern Conference play. Game time is 6 p.m. ET and it will be televised on ESPN. The game is part of a doubleheader with Kentucky women’s basketball, which will be hosting No. 7 Tennessee at noon ET on SEC Network.
  • A season-high 24,228 fans were in Rupp Arena on Sunday.

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Dec. 29th report on high school basketball around the 13th Region

GIRLS

Chain Rock Classic at Pineville:  Lynn Camp 47 Buckhorn 37,  Middlesboro 56 Lee High, VA 42, Powell County 51 Lynn Camp 32, Pineville 51 Lee High, VA 34  Dec. 29: 12:30 – Middlesboro vs. Powell County; 3:30 – Buckhorn vs. Pineville

Berea Holiday Classic: South Laurel 71 Boone County 65, Williamsburg 58 Lewis County 51  Dec. 29:  6:30 – Paintsville vs. South Laurel; 8:00 – Williamsburg vs. Pike Central

Best of the Lakes Classic at Clinton County: Clay County 62 McCreary Central 33  Dec. 29: 6:00 – Clay County vs. Livingston Academy, TN

Christmas at the Capitol in Frankfort: Bell County 56 Raceland 40  Dec. 29: 7:15 – Bell County vs. Brown

Citizens National Bank Classic at W. Jessamine: Anderson County 78 Harlan County 60

Clell Miller Memorial at Hazard: Hazard 80 Harlan 54

Hyden Citizens Bank Classic at Leslie County: Owsley County 66 Knox Central 46  Dec. 29 1:00 – Knox Central vs. Betsy Lane

Lady Eagles Classic at Madison Southern: North Laurel 67 Carroll County 31

 

Boys

Pine Mountain Classic at Pineville: Garrard County 79 Pineville 41, Morgan County 58 Williamsburg 57  Dec. 29: 11:00AM – Garrard County vs. Morgan County; 2:00pm – Pineville vs. Williamsburg

Cumberland Falls Invitational at Corbin: Corbin 83 Mercer County 68, North Hardin 75 Sheldon Clark 63  Dec. 29: 6:30 – North Hardin vs. Mercer County; 9:00pm: Knox Central vs. North Hardin

Forcht Bank Lynn Camp Invitational: Lynn Camp 84 Barbourville 78   OT  Dec. 29: 7:30 – Rockcastle County vs. Lynn Camp

Hancock County Classic at Hancock County, TN: Red Bird 47 West Greene, TN 45

Hyden Bank Christmas Tournament at Leslie County: Leslie County 50 Middlesboro 34  Dec. 29: 4:30 – Middlesboro vs. Hazard

Lake Cumberland Holiday Classic: East Jessamine 80 Harlan 77, Southwestern 64 Clay County 53 Dec. 29: 4:30 – Clay County vs. John Hardin

Legacy Nissan Dribble-Drive Challenge at South Laurel: Harlan County 68 South Laurel 65, North Laurel 60 Simon Kenton 53, Whitley County 50 Seneca, SC 37  Dec. 29: 4:45 – DeSales vs. Whitley County; 8:15 – Harlan County vs. North Laurel, South Laurel vs. TBD

Mountain Schoolboy Classic at Belfry: Jackson County 74 Betsy Lane 44  Dec. 29: 8:00 – Jackson County vs. Belfry

Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic at Greenup County: Bell County 61 Russell County 50  Dec. 29: 3:00 – Bell County vs. Seneca

 

UK Women fall at Midd. Tennessee

Dec. 28

Morris, Rice Reach Double Figures for Wildcats

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Maci Morris scored 13 points and Alyssa Rice added 11 points and eight rebounds, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team fell to Middle Tennessee 62-57 on Thursday night at the Murphy Center.

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Kentucky Women Fall to No. 24 California

Maci Morris Scores 21 Points to Lead Wildcats

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Maci Morris scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team lost to No. 24 California 62-52 on Thursday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

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