LEXINGTON, Ky. – The “greatest tradition in the history of college basketball” and the nation’s all-time leader in wins and NCAA Tournament victories has a new descriptor it can add to its storied name: the best all-time team in college basketball.
That’s according to the Associated Press.
Continue reading: Associated Press names Kentucky the best all-time team in college basketball
Women – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
1) Corbin 133
2) Williamsburg 132.50
3) South Laurel 110
4) North Laurel 95
5) Middlesboro 62.50
6) Whitley County 28
7) Oneida Baptist Institute 24
8) Berea 13
9) Clay County 11
Men – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
1) North Laurel 176
2) Williamsburg 107
3) Corbin 105.50
4) Middlesboro 77
5) South Laurel 74
6) Clay County 43.50
7) Whitley County 34
8) Lynn Camp 29.50
9) Oneida Baptist Institute 22
10) Berea 5.50
Middlesboro’s Evan Brock and Cameron Drake finished 1-2 in the Boys Shot Put
Middlesboro’s Boys Relay Team (Andrew Padgett, Steven Poore, Caleb Bogonko and Christian Hubbard) finished second in the 4×400 Relay
Middlesboro’s Tamisha Brooks won both the Girls Shot Put and the Girls Discus Throw
Luke Becker heads home after his pinch hit home run in UK’s win over Cincinnati on Tuesday March 28th
Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics
Seven-run fifth inning erases four-run hole after first inning; Cats 13-1 at home
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fueled by a seven-run inning, No. 16 Kentucky erased both four-run and three-run deficits to score a 13-7 victory over Cincinnati in front of 2,150 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Tuesday night. The win pushed the Wildcats’ home record to 13-1 with No. 22 Vanderbilt set to arrive on Friday for a three-game weekend series.
Despite falling behind 4-0 before ever coming to the plate, the Cats (19-7, 5-1 SEC) chipped away at the Bearcats’ lead with three runs in the second inning to pull within one. Luke Becker’s home run in the third gave UK momentum after Ryan Noda’s second homer of the game had pushed Cincinnati’s lead back out to 6-3 in the top half of the inning.
Continue reading: Baseball: #16 Kentucky rallies to defeat Cincinnati; Cats now 13-1 at home
MARCH 28, 2017
Three Kentucky Signees Named All-USA All-Americans
Gilgeous-Alexander, Green and Washington honored for stellar senior seasons
Lexington, Ky. – Three future Kentucky men’s basketball players were honored by USA Today for their stellar senior seasons as All-USA Boys Basketball members on Tuesday. P.J. Washington earned a second-team nod, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green were members of the third team.
Continue reading: Men’s Basketball: Three UK signees named All-USA All-Americans
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.
Continue reading: UK’s Willis will play in Reese’s All-Star Game at the Final Four
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.
Continue reading: Monk named to Wooden All-American Team
March 26, 2017, FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
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.
Continue reading: Men’s Basketball: Cats come up just short in quest for another Final Four
Kentucky vs. UCLA – NCAA Tournament Sweet 16March 24, 2017, FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
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.
Continue reading: Wildcats outFox UCLA 86-75
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