Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Buzz on Kentucky Basketball: Demonte Harper Edition

"This is as tough a loss as I’ve had in coaching, and I’ve been coaching a long time, after tonight maybe too long. I feel terrible for our guys because they were just a wonderful group to coach."

- Rick Pitino after Louisville lost to Morehead Sate

Today's Top 5:

- Kentucky avoided disaster and survived against Princeton in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.

- Morehead State pulled the stunner of the day in the NCAA Tournament as the Eagles upset the Louisville Cardinals.

- Georgetown College defeated Olivet Nazarene in the NAIA DII National Tournament.

- Here are 5 thoughts on Kentucky's win over Princeton

- Remember West Virginia mocking Kentucky after they defeated the Wildcat last season? Here's a refresher

On Friday, Get Ready For:

- Pikeville College vs. Azusa Pacific in the Second Round of the NAIA DII National Tournament

- Georgetown College vs. McKendree in the Second Round of the NAIA DII National Tournament

- Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament's Second Round

Recruiting News:

- Elliott County's Timmy Knipp was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky

- Kentucky recruit Stan Simpson posted on Twitter tonight: "Just talk to Kansas coach"

- Kentucky recruits Michael Gilchrist, Kyle Wiltjer, Shabazz Muhammad, Perry Ellis and Archie Goodwin were all named Gatorade Player of the Year in their respective states.

- UK recruit God's Gift Achiuwa and Erie Community College defeated Louisburg College 76-75 in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA DII National Tournament. Erie will play Kiel Turpin and Lincoln College in Friday's 8:00 p.m. ET semifinal.

- Bowling Green's Chane Behanan (Louisville) will play in the 2011 KABC East/West Charity All-Star Classic on Saturday at Transylvania University. Warren Central's George Fant (WKU) will also be in the event.

Scores from Day 2 of the PNC/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen:

Game 5: Rowan County 45 Daviess County 32
Game 6: Wayne County 68 Perry County Central 58
Game 7: Bullitt East 53 Bardstown 44
Game 8: Marshall County 55 Bell County 33

The Buzz:

- Kentucky will play West Virginia at 12:15 p.m. ET on Saturday.

- Today's NCAA Tournament winners: West Virginia, Butler, Morehead State, Temple, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Diego State, Florida, BYU, UConn, Wisconsin, UCLA, Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Kansas State

Video of the Day (Brandon Knight sinks Princeton):

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