Saturday, December 8, 2012
Kentucky started sluggishly and seemed to struggle a bit throughout the game but still managed to blow by Portland 74-46 this afternoon at Rupp Arena.
Orton started five games for the Tulsa 66ers. He averaged 10.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 blocks in 31.4 minutes per game.
Friday, December 7, 2012
AntDavis23 Going back to finish school in the summer with my bro @MikeGillie14 in the summer!
Aaron put in 29 points in a 79-52 win over Willowbridge (Tex.). Twin brother Andrew finished with a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Travis (Tex.) High School returns to action tonight at 9:30 p.m. EST against Terry (Tex.) High School.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Here is footage of the September incident that occurred in the parking lot of Walmart in Murray, Kentucky:
Thomas has joined the Saint John Mill Rats after starting the season with the Montreal Jazz.
In 7 games with the Jazz, Thomas averaged 8.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
Thomas is now his sixth season of professional basketball. He has made previous stops Switzerland and Canada.
The former University of Kentucky head coach has a career record of 499-210. He won 263 games at Kentucky during his 10-season tenure.
Smith was a head coach at Tulsa and Georgia before taking over at Kentucky in 2007.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Missouri Valley Conference) (1991–1995)
1991–1992 Tulsa 17–13 12–6 T–4th
1992–1993 Tulsa 15–14 10–8 4th
1993–1994 Tulsa 23–8 15–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1994–1995 Tulsa 24–8 15–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Tulsa: 79–43 (.648) 52–20 (.722)
Georgia Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (1995–1997)
1995–1996 Georgia 21–10 9–7 T–3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1996–1997 Georgia 24–9 10–6 4th NCAA 1st round
Georgia: 45–19 (.703) 19–13 (.594)
1997–1998 Kentucky 35–4 14–2 1st NCAA Champions
1998–1999 Kentucky 28–9 11–5 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
1999–2000 Kentucky 23–10 12–4 T–1st NCAA 2nd round
2000–2001 Kentucky 24–10 12–4 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2001–2002 Kentucky 22–10 10–6 T–2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2002–2003 Kentucky 32–4 16–0 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2003–2004 Kentucky 27–5 13–3 2nd NCAA 2nd round
2004–2005 Kentucky 28–6 14–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2005–2006 Kentucky 22–13 9–7 6th NCAA 2nd round
2006–2007 Kentucky 22–12 9–7 4th NCAA 2nd round
Kentucky: 263–83 (.760) 120–40 (.750)
2008–2009 Minnesota 22–11 9–9 T–7th NCAA 1st round
2009–2010 Minnesota 21–14 9–9 6th NCAA 1st round
2011–2012 Minnesota 23–15 6–12 T–9th NIT Runner-up
2012–2013 Minnesota 9–1 0–0
Minnesota: 112–65 (.633) 38–49 (.437)
Total: 499–210 (.704)
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Morehead State 57
Final from Morehead, Kentucky
Game recap by MSU:
MOREHEAD, Ky -- The North Dakota State men’s basketball team held Morehead State to 31 percent from the floor en route to a 69-57 victory on Wednesday night at Johnson Arena.
The Summit League Bison improve to 7-2 on the season, while the Ohio Valley Conference Eagles fall to 4-5 on the year. MSU's loss, in the first-ever meeting between the schools, was just its ninth at home over the past five years.
"We just need to get better as a team," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "I thought we would be further along at this point, but that's obviously not the case. We need to put this one behind us, go back to the drawing board, have a few good practices and get ready for another good opponent on Saturday."
NDSU junior Taylor Braun led the way for the Bison with 23 points on 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. Junior Mike Felt chipped in with nine points off the bench, while junior Marshall Bjorklund grabbed a game-best 11 rebounds.
The Bison held the Eagles to 27 percent shooting in the first half and used a 26-9 run over the final 12 minutes of period to grab a 33-19 lead at the break.
Sophomore Angelo Warner led the Eagles with 14 points and five rebounds. Junior Chad Posthumus scored 13 points off the bench and recorded a team-high nine boards.
He writes an article that says John Calipari avoided his fourth loss by playing Samford rather than his beloved Hoosiers.
Here is an excerpt:
Calipari is struggling this season with three losses against Notre Dame, Duke, and Baylor. He avoided a fourth loss by refusing to continue the home and home series against Indiana just as the Hoosiers became dangerous – actually a year after becoming dangerous enough to beat Kentucky.
Samson was actually anything but ready. Down at the half 45-14, Samford had a miserable time in front of 21,221, and Calipari is in no danger today of losing his job. As long as wins are the barometer for success, Cal will be at Kentucky until he gets bored coaching his starters one year at a time.
Despite the three losses and strange inability to play well together, Kentucky is currently projected to send another three freshmen into the NBA (virtually all mock drafts have Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, and Alex Poythress going in the lottery). Next year will bring another raft full of mercenaries, or if you want to be more polite, call them missionaries.
The new generation of Wildcats will come to Lexington, enjoy the adoration of Kentuckians, win some games, and heap praise on Camp Calipari. Dick Vitale will fawn over the diaper dandies and Calipari’s magical ability to attract them. Basketball fans from outside the Bluegrass State will vomit in their mouths for eight months as the extended layover for the Harrisons and others in the 2013 class bring glory to a guy whose chief skill is taking advantage of an idiotic NBA age requirement for draft eligibility.
Kentucky Basketball is still the scourge of those who love to watch genuine (pronounced GEN-you-WINE if you’re from south of the Ohio) student-athletes compete at a great game, but a less so because of the mounting losses. That pile will likely grow no bigger as the Wildcats prepare to face the Murderer’s Row of college hoops – Portland, Lipscomb, and Marshall.
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LUBBOCK, Texas – Jaye Crockett scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Texas Tech held on for a 75-69 win over Northern Kentucky on Tuesday night in United Spirit Arena.
Eshaunte Jones scored 16 points to lead Northern Kentucky (0-6), while freshman guard Tyler White came off the bench and added a career-high 14 points. Freshman Jack Flournoy finished with a career-high 13 points for the Norse, who rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half to make it close at the end.
"We just got a little casual when we were up by 20, and that's just a young team that doesn't understand how to play with a lead," Texas Tech head coach Chris Walker said. "There are just certain things that we've got to continue to work on to get ready for the Big 12."
DURHAM, N.C. – Despite trailing for only 17 seconds, Eastern Kentucky had to fight until the final minute to earn a 63-57 victory over North Carolina Central in the Colonels’ first road game of the 2012-13 season.
At 8-0, Eastern Kentucky is off to its best start in 66 years. The last time EKU started a season with more than five wins was in 1946-47 when the “Maroons” won their first 11 games.
Final from Murray, Kentucky
Game recap by MSU:
The Murray State Racers started fast and came away with an 76-54 win at home over Bethel at the CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.
Ed Daniel led the way for MSU (5-1) with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Isaiah Canaan tossed in 15 points to go with six assists. Stacy Wilson added 14 points.
MSU burst from the gate with a 20-3 start in the first 8:30 and got their first eight points from Daniel.
Erik McCree made a steal and dunk and was fouled at the 1:22 mark. His free throw for a three-point play gave MSU their largest lead at 37-15.
MSU carried a 39-18 lead into halftime.
MSU started the second half with a 14-6 run to lead 53-24 with 16:00 remaining on a Canaan drive to the basket. Daniel secured his fifth straight double-double moments later and MSU led the Wildcats 58-28 with 13:08 remaining.
Final from Lexington, Kentucky
Game recap by UK:
Those defeats led to Kentucky falling from No. 8 last week to out of the Top 25, ending a 61-week stay in the poll that included 11 weeks at No. 1. The Wildcats responded by outrebounding the Bulldogs 41-25 and holding them to 40 percent shooting.
Raijon Kelly scored 14 points for Samford (2-8), which didn't score its 10th point until 4:15 remained in the half.
Willie Cauley-Stein added 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for Kentucky, coming off a rough week that left the Wildcats outside the Top 25 for the first time under coach John Calipari.
Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Louisville turned up the defensive pressure throughout to blow past the College of Charleston, 80-38, on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (7-1) had a season-high 18 steals and forced the Cougars (5-3) into 27 turnovers, 11 more than they'd averaged coming in.
"It's the best we've looked this year on defense,” Pitino said. "We worked on it all week."
Yahoo! Sports, citing numerous sources, reports the team also considered Krewe and Brass as potential nicknames.
The Hornets have planned to change their name since New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, who also owns the rights to the Pelicans nickname, bought the team in April.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The trip was actually pretty interesting and being that I had never been farther west in Kentucky than Elizabethtown, it was exciting to check out some new sites.
It was a beautiful drive down the Western Kentucky Parkway, which begins in E-town and runs through Eddyville. The land was perhaps a little flatter and more rural than expected.
We had planned to stop along the way to catch the Kentucky Wildcats game against Baylor but that idea went south with each Baylor basket.
On a gas stop somewhere near Leitchfield, we did notice an interesting sign. Apparently, a "Golden Corral" had gone out of business and the new owners decided to rename the restaurant "Golden Buffet."
The sign sparked a great chorus of quotes from the old school movie Coming to America.
We recited Cleo McDowell's famous explanation of why he and the McDonald's people have a little misunderstanding:
Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.
Of course, we discussed Jackson Heights' own...Mr. Randy Watson, yeah!
Venturing on, we checked out Central City, home of former Kentucky star Patrick Sparks before finally heading on west to Benton.
UK was coming up short to Baylor and we were several hours early for Hoopfest action, so we decided to check out Kentucky Lake.
I have to be honest, I was pretty impressed by the size and beauty of the lake. We scoped out the marina and lodge, as well. I definitely plan to spend a few days here next summer.
After checking out the lake, we headed to Marshall County High School for basketball.
- Bullitt East already has three quality wins on the young season. They have certainly earned their claim as a top 5 team in Kentucky.
- Aaron Harrison (Kentucky): Aaron was limited in this one after picking up three fouls in the first quarter.
- The Harrison twins are the real deal. That’s the bottom line. They could come in and be stars for Kentucky right now.
- High school fans will want to keep an eye on the Madison Central game at Montgomery County this Friday night.
- Last thought…I’m not sure I’m sold on Travis being a top 5 team in America. While they are very good, their big men happen to play point guard and shooting guard. I don’t see them as being on the same level as Huntington Prep and Oak Hill Academy.
Oak Hill (VA) 89 Memphis Southwind (TN) 73
- Troy Williams (Indiana)
The Marshall County Hoopfest is absolutely a first-class event. It is well-organized and the folks running the showcase go out of their way to make the weekend perfect for the teams, fans and media.
From a media perspective, we were welcomed at the door with open arms, given a booklet filled with information about the tournament and passes to the hospitality room (aka the media's favorite spot). The food was great and every details was covered, all the way down to the SEC Football Championship game on a big screen.
From top-to-bottom, I was thoroughly impressed with the Hoopfest and will be looking forward to attending next season.
Best Player I Watched: Andrew Wiggins, Huntington Prep
Best Team I Watched: 1a) Oak Hill Academy, 1b) Huntington Prep
University of Pikeville (11-1) is up 5 places to No. 4, where the Bears are tied with Rogers State (Okla.).
Lindsey Wilson College (9-1) has climbed 3 spots to No. 8 in the new rankings.
Campbellsville University (7-2) enters the top 25 at No. 18 this week. They are tied with Life (Ga.).
Georgetown College has dropped all the out of the top 25 after losing back-to-back conference games at home.
2012 - 13 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll - (Dec. 4)
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL||2012 – 13 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||2||Oklahoma Baptist (9)||9-1||279|
|2||25||Cumberlands (Ky.) (1)||10-0||266|
|T4||5||Rogers State (Okla.)||9-1||246|
|6||10||Columbia (Mo.) (1)||9-0||236|
|8||11||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||9-1||217|
|9||20||Cal State San Marcos||7-3||201|
|10||NR||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||10-0||188|
|12||16||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||9-2||179|
|14||NR||Science & Arts (Okla.)||7-1||176|
|15||NR||William Carey (Miss.)||7-1||160|
|21||24||Southern-New Orleans (La.)||3-1||106|
|25||17||John Brown (Ark.)||8-1||72|
Others receiving votes: Georgetown (Ky.) 47; Texas College 39; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 27; West Virginia Tech 19; Central Methodist (Mo.) 18; Emmanuel (Ga.) 18; Park (Mo.) 9; Wiley (Texas) 5 Philander Smith (Ark.) 3; Loyola (La.) 3;
^ Indicates ranking in 2012 - 13 Preseason Top 25 (Oct. 23)
Here is the release from the OVC:
Glenn Cosey, G • Jr., 6-0, 182 • Flint, Mich. • Eastern Kentucky
Cosey, the transfer from Columbus State Community College, earned his second OVC Newcomer of the Week honor of the season after averaging 18.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals/game while hitting 50 percent (13-of-26) from the field, 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from 3-point range and 100 percent (3-of-3) from the charity stripe. Cosey scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting (4-of-7 3-pointers) while adding five assists and four steals in a victory over Delaware State to begin the week. In a come-from-behind win over Western Carolina he hit 3-of-6 3-pointers on his way to 15 points, while also pulling down four rebounds and dishing out two assists. As EKU trailed Western Carolina by 10 with 6:38 to play, Cosey played a key role down the stretch, including a layup with 1:15 to go to tie the game and a jumper with 27 seconds left that gave the Colonels its first lead in over 31 minutes of playing time. Cosey currently ranks third in the OVC in scoring (17.9 points/game), ninth in field goal percentage (53.7%) and first in assist-to-turnover ratio (+3.1).
Others Nominated: Jarrett Stokes, Morehead State; Jeremiah Samarrippas, Tennessee Tech; Justin Childs, UT Martin.
NABC/Division II Coaches Poll (Dec. 4, 2012)
W-L Pts Pvs
1 West Liberty  6-0 393 1
2 Washburn  6-0 377 2
3 Metro State  5-0 361 3
4 Alabama-Huntsville  7-1 338 4
5 Bellarmine  5-0 336 5
6 Western Washington 6-0 326 6
7 Southern Indiana 4-0 295 8
8 Seattle Pacific 7-1 266 13
9 Cal Poly Pomona 6-0 264 14
20 Minnesota State 5-0 85 nr
22 Indiana (Pa.) 5-1 60 15
23 North Alabama 7-0 41 nr
[ ] first place votes
Knoxville College 72
Final from Georgetown, Kentucky
Game recap by GC:
Georgetown College men's basketball got back to its winning ways with 96-72 win over Knoxville College Monday night in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The Tigers improve to 8-3 on the season.
Five GC players reached double-digits behind Vic Moses' 23. Mychal Parker had 16, Deondre McWhorter 13, while Allan Thomas and Monty Wilson each had 11. Wilson led the team in rebounding with 10 for the double-double.
Demetrius Dorsey led KC with 22 points. Leon Boddie chipped in with 15 and Demond Johnson 10.
The Bulldogs showed fight at times, trimming a 20-point halftime deficit to 12 on a 10-2 run that had Tiger coach Chris Briggs calling for time. His team found its rhythm again and the lead ballooned back to 27 late in the game.
GC now enters the finals break before returning to action 7 pm Dec. 14 hosting Kentucky Christian University.
"Karl Towns" was trending nationally on Twitter right after the announcement:
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are currently the only undefeated Division I team in the Bluegrass State.
Goodman feels that the Colonels have played a soft schedule on their own court. He says they are a fraud.
Here is an excerpt:
EASTERN KENTUCKY (7-0) -- Jeff Neubauer's Colonels have played seven consecutive games at home -- and come out on top each time. The list isn't pretty: Cincinnati Christian, Kennesaw, Towson, Radford, Norfolk State, Delaware State and Western Carolina. Win a road game and then we'll talk.
Next Game: Dec. 4 at N.C. Central
Next Test: Dec. 8 at Chattanooga
First Loss: Dec. 8 at Chattanooga
Here is your complete Kentucky college basketball schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday, December 3
7:00 p.m. Knoxville College at Georgetown College
7:00 p.m. Alice Lloyd College at Milligan
7:00 p.m. Berea College at Tennessee Tech (Exhibition)
Tuesday, December 4
7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky University at North Carolina Central
7:00 p.m. Northern Kentucky University at Texas Tech
7:00 p.m. Brescia University at IU-Kokomo
7:00 p.m. Cincinnati-Clermont at Asbury University
7:00 p.m. Samford at University of Kentucky
7:30 p.m. Wilberforce at Kentucky State University
8:00 p.m. Bethel at Murray State University
9:00 p.m. University of Louisville at College of Charleston
9:00 p.m. Truett-McConnell at Lindsey Wilson College
Wednesday, December 5
5:00 p.m. University of the Cumberlands at Carver College
7:00 p.m. North Dakota State at Morehead State University
7:30 p.m. Earlham College at Transylvania University*
8:00 p.m. Southern Illinois at Western Kentucky University
TBA Alice Lloyd College at Virginia Intermont
Thursday, December 6
5:00 p.m. University of the Cumberlands at Life University
7:00 p.m. Union College at Berea College
7:30 p.m. Knoxville College at St. Catharine College
8:00 p.m. Kentucky State University at Kentucky Wesleyan College
Friday, December 7
7:00 p.m. Asbury University at Virginia Intermont
7:00 p.m. Cincinnati Christian at Kentucky Christian University
7:00 p.m. Lindsey Wilson College vs. Robert Morris College (at Campbellsville University)
9:00 p.m. Martin Methodist at Campbellsville University (Lou Cunningham Classic)
9:00 p.m. Mid-Continent University at Greenville College
Saturday, December 8
12:00 p.m. Portland at University of Kentucky
2:00 p.m. Asbury University at Milligan
2:00 p.m. Indiana State at Morehead State University
2:00 p.m. Missouri Kansas City at University of Louisville
2:05 p.m. Murray State University at Evansville
2:30 p.m. Wheeling Jesuit at Bellarmine University
3:00 p.m. Manchester College at Transylvania University*
3:00 p.m. Lindsey Wilson College vs. Martin Methodist (at Campbellsville University)
3:00 p.m. Brescia University at Alice Lloyd College*
3:00 p.m. Spalding University at IU-Southeast
3:00 p.m. Washington & Jefferson at Thomas More College*
4:00 p.m. IUPUI at Western Kentucky University
4:00 p.m. Morthland College at St. Catharine College
4:00 p.m. Mid-Continent University vs. Millikin University (at Greenville, Illinois)
5:00 p.m. Robert Morris College at Campbellsville University (Lou Cunningham Classic)
7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky University at UT-Chattanooga
7:00 p.m. Kentucky Christian University at Appalachian Bible College
7:00 p.m. Union College at Cincinnati Christian
Sunday, December 9
3:00 p.m. Berea College at Warren Wilson
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