Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lyles, Arsenal Tech Survive Incredible Comeback Attempt by Ballard

At the end of the first quarter, Arsenal Tech (Ind.) held a 24-2 win over Louisville Ballad and seemed ready to pummel Kentucky's top-rated high school team.

Ballard, led by Mr. Basketball candidates Quentin Snider and Kelan Martin, had other ideas. The Bruins stormed back to eventually take a 7-point lead in the final quarter.

University of Kentucky signee Trey Lyles then took over for Tech and led a comeback to send the game into overtime.

Arsenal Tech made big plays in the final minute of overtime and managed to escape with an 87-84 victory.

Lyles led the way with a game-high 30 points, 19 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots and 2 steals. He was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

Ball State commit Jeremie Tyler added 12 points and 6 boards for Tech. Justin Parker chipped in 10 points.

Snider, who has already signed with Louisville, led Ballard with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Butler signee Kelan Martin finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Jalen Perry contributed 16 points. Rijad Kovacevic had 14 points and was 4-for-7 from long range.

Some highlights (make sure you watch the Kelan Martin dunk):






Trey Lyles Set to Break All-Time School Scoring Record at Hoopfest

Kentucky signee Trey Lyles needs just three points to become the all-time leading scorer at Arsenal Tech (Ind.) High School.

Lyles is currently just behind Frank Kendrick, who finished his career with 1,269 points.

Arsenal Tech opens the revised Marshall County Hoopfest schedule against Ballard High School at noon Central Time today.

Calipari, Randle and Harrison Talk About the Loss to Baylor

Here is Kentucky's John Calipari, Julius Randle and Aaron Harrison talking to the media after last night's loss to Baylor:


Baylor's Rico Gathers: "We just out-physicaled them tonight"

Baylor's Rico Gathers gave his thoughts on his team's 67-62 win over Kentucky last night.

Gathers was honest in his postgame assessment, saying that Baylor "out-physicaled" Kentucky.

Here is an excerpt of his comments via VaughtsViews.com:

Did all the hype UK gets motivate Baylor: “I mean, we don’t play for the hype. We always try to play our style of basketball. One thing that our coaches always preach to us is just being tough. That’s what we did. We just out-physicaled them tonight. We didn’t take no foots off the gas. We was just pushing it the whole night, and they didn’t like it.”

Did Baylor teach Kentucky a lesson: “That definitely plays a key in games like this. We’ve got a very well-balanced team as far as veterans. And when you’re playing a bunch of freshmen on the court, it’s all about thinking. We basically out-thought them today. Like, we made Julius Randle real uncomfortable. He wasn’t getting no easy stuff. When they came in the lane, they weren’t getting too many easies. All them freshmen, it was kind of like they were stunned – or shocked. We just played Baylor basketball. We’ve got a great team, great coaches, and the main thing is like we don’t play to lose. Simple as that.”

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Video: Kentucky Wildcats Travel to AT&T Stadium in Dallas

Check out this video of the Kentucky men's and women's basketball teams on their journey to AT&T Stadium in Dallas:


Morehead State Loses Bakari Turner for the Season

Morehead State has lost senior Bakari Turner for the season to a knee injury that was suffered during the Eagles' road trip for the Las Vegas Invitational.

Turner went down in Morehead State's 88-75 win over Chattanooga on November 28. 

Tests have revealed that Turner has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

In 8 games this season, Turner averaged 10.4 points and 2.0 rebounds per game for the Eagles.

Turner is exploring his options for next season.

Weather Forces Changes at the Marshall County Hoopfest

Weather has forced major changes to the schedule of the 2013 Marshall County Hoopfest.

Tonight's games have been called off and a revised schedule has been released for tomorrow:

Session #3 
12:00pm Louisville Ballard vs. Arsenal Tech, IN 
1:30pm Huntington Prep, WV vs. Atlanta Sports Academy, GA
3:00pm Marshall County vs. Hopkinsville

Session #4

5:00pm Dallas Prime Prep vs. Quality Education, NC
6:30pm Louisville Ballard vs. Moss Point, MS
8:00pm Huntington Prep, WV vs. Arsenal Tech, IN
9:30pm Oak Hill Academy vs. Atlanta Sports Academy, GA

* All times Central

For University of Kentucky fans, 2014 star Trey Lyles and Arsenal Tech (Ind.) play against Ballard at noon tomorrow and again against Huntington Prep at 8:00 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., Moss Point (Miss.) and 2014 Kentucky signee Devin Booker will battle Ballard.

For Kentucky high school fans, there will be the two Ballard games and Marshall County will be playing against Hopkinsville at 3:00 p.m. Ballard is led by University of Louisville signee Quentin Snider.

A long trip to Benton

Scott Anderson (NationofBlue.com) and I drove to Benton today. The trip was brutal as we drove through heavy rain, followed by ice and ending with snow.

In all, we came across nine wrecks, a broken down salt truck and drove more than 4 hours at roughly 40 mph.

Thankfully, we made the trip safely and we are keeping our fingers crossed that we will have a full day of basketball action tomorrow.

Here are some pics of the ride down:






Video: Marquis Teague Talks About His Short Stint in the D-League

Former Kentucky star Marquis Teague talks to the media about his extremely short stint in the NBA Development League (click to play):



Don't Let Cleon and Dion Get You Down: Weekend Schedule

Cleon and Dion are expected to hammer parts of Kentucky this weekend but there's still college basketball to follow.

Here's a schedule for the weekend:

Friday, December 6 4:00 p.m. Union College vs. Welch College (at Asbury University)
6:00 p.m. St. Catharine College vs. West Virginia Tech (at Bluefield, Va.)
7:00 p.m. University of the Cumberlands at IU Southeast
7:00 p.m. Ohio Christian at Asbury Univeristy (Zweifel/Pritchett Classic)
8:00 p.m. Berea College vs. Rio Grande (at Taylor University)
8:00 p.m. Kentucky Christian University at Edison State Community College
10:00 p.m. University of Kentucky vs. Baylor (at Arlington, Texas)

Saturday, December 7

1:00 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at University of Louisville
2:00 p.m. Ohio Christian vs. Union College (at Asbury University)
2:00 p.m. St. Catharine College vs. Barber Scotia (at Bluefield, Va.)
3:00 p.m. Rose-Hulman at Transylvania University*
3:00 p.m. Berea College at Taylor University
3:00 p.m. Waynesburg at Thomas More College*
3:00 p.m. Alice Lloyd College at Point Park University*
3:15 p.m. Kentucky State University at Southern Indiana
4:00 p.m. Spalding University vs. Iowa Wesleyan (at St. Louis, Mo.)
4:00 p.m. IU East at Brescia University*
4:00 p.m. Lipscomb at Murray State University
4:05 p.m. Western Kentucky University at Southern Illinois
4:15 p.m. Salem International at Kentucky Wesleyan College*
5:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky Univeristy at Longwood
5:00 p.m. Northern Kentucky University at Tennessee Martin
5:00 p.m. Mid-Continent University at Hannibal-LaGrange*
6:00 p.m. Welch College at Asbury Univeristy (Zweifel/Pritchett Classic)
7:00 p.m. Life University at Campbellsville University
TBA Kentucky Christian University vs. TBA (at Hillsboro, Oh.)

Sunday, Decembery 8

No Games

* Conference Game

East Jessamine's Ronnie Carson Goes Off for School Record 54 Points

East Jessamine High School's Ronnie Carson blew up for 54 points and 13 rebounds in a 94-91 loss to Anderson County last night.

Carson set a new school record for points in a single game.



ESPN Breaks Down Kentucky vs. Baylor

ESPN breaks down tonight's game between Kentucky and Baylor:


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Baylor's Isaiah Austin: "Kentucky is not better than us in any way, shape or form"

Baylor's Isaiah Austin is feeling pretty confident about the Bears chances against Kentucky on Friday night.

Austin was quoted as saying, "Kentucky is not better than us in any way, shape or form."

Here is more from DallasNews.com:

Austin, a 7-1 sophomore center, said his recruitment came down to Baylor and Kentucky.

“Coming out of high school, everyone wants to go with the hype,” he said. “Kentucky was the hype. … I made the best decision for me coming here. Coach [Scott] Drew is just as great a coach as coach [John] Calipari. We have just as great as faculty and staff. … Kentucky is not better than us in any way, shape or form.”

File that under the respect but no reverence category from Austin for Kentucky, winner of eight national titles. This will be the third meeting in as many seasons for the programs, with UK winning in the Elite Eight of the 2012 NCAA Tournament on the way to the NCAA title and Baylor winning at Rupp Arena a season ago to snap the Wildcats’ 54-game home winning streak. It’s all part of a big weekend for Baylor athletics, with the football program battling for at least a share of the Big 12 title Saturday against Texas.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Will Miss 4-6 Weeks with Broken Hand

Former Kentucky star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken left hand.

Here is more from NBA.com:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- It's been a tough week for former Kentucky stars and top 2012 NBA draft picks Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during Tuesday night's game at Dallas.

Kidd-Gilchrist's former college teammate and friend Davis, who was selected No. 1 last year, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand in the Pelicans game Sunday night against the New York Knicks. Davis is also expected to be out four to six weeks.

Both starters could miss as many as 20 games.

Complete Article

Murray State Squeaks By Evansville at Home

Murray State 65
Evansville 63

Final from Murray, Kentucky

Game recap by MSU:
The Murray State Racers came away with their fifth straight win over the Evansville Purple Aces 65-63 at the CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.

Jeffery Moss scored 20 points and hit a key 3-pointer to give the Racers a 64-61 lead with 49 seconds remaining. The Racers made 1-of-4 from the free throw line and had to defend an Evansville 3-point try for the win with three seconds left, but held on to improve to 3-5.

After Moss' 20 points, Cameron Payne added 14 points and five assists, while Dexter Fields added 11 points. Jarvis Williams grabbed 16 rebounds and chipped in six points.

Leading 30-26 at the half, the Racers started with a 7-0 run. After Fields hit his third three of the game, MSU got a block from Payne which led to a fast break slam from Williams and a steal from Moss netted a layup for a 37-32 MSU lead with 16:38 remaining.

Tyler Rambo cut down the lane and hit a tough shot to tie it at 57-57 with 3:42 left.  MSU came up with back-to-back defensive stands and took a 61-59 lead when Payne scored with 1:24 left to set the stage for the exciting finish.

Moss' big three made him 5-of-9 for the game from long range, both career highs.

The Racers played the Purple Aces even on the boards 32-32, but limited UE to nine offensive rebounds.

Complete Recap


Louisville Overwhelms Missouri-Kansas City

(6) Louisville 90
UMKC 62

Final from Louisville, Kentucky

Game recap by UL:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - As Louisville strives to reach the high level of performance and consistency achieved by last year's championship squad, the Cardinals also know that getting there will take time with a bunch of new faces.

Wednesday night's game against Missouri-Kansas City could be considered a small step in that process.

The No. 7 Cardinals used contributions from veterans and newcomers to get the job done in a 90-62 win over Missouri-Kansas City. Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures.

Facing first-year UMKC coach Kareem Richardson, Louisville reminded the former Cardinals assistant what he left behind to take the job with the Kangaroos. A year after they beat UMKC 99-47, the Cardinals (7-1) controlled the game throughout and steadily pulled away in the second half.

"Sometimes, you don't look at what we're doing because everybody's so focused on last year, which is where we need to get to because we were so successful," Cardinals senior guard Russ Smith said. "It's going to take some time. It's a tough, empty space to fill, but I think we'll get there."

Complete Recap


Kentucky Wildcats to Wear New Nike Uniforms in Baylor Game

The Kentucky Wildcats will be wearing special Nike uniforms for tomorrow night's game against Baylor.

Nike unveiled the new uniforms in a release today:

On Friday, Dec. 6, the University of Kentucky and Baylor University will square off in a Men's and Women's doubleheader at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. To celebrate the games, Nike has outfitted the Kentucky men's and women's basketball teams and Baylor's women's team in commemorative uniforms and footwear. The 80,000 capicity stadium will be retrofitted for basketball, but fans will notice some Texas "bling" embellishments on the court.

All three teams will take the court wearing Nike Hyper Elite uniforms – the brand’s most advanced system of dress and lightest basketball uniform ever produced. The specially designed Hyper Elite uniforms for this match-up will feature silver chrome lettering on the jersey and short for Kentucky and gold chrome lettering for Baylor. The Kentucky men's uniform will also feature eight stars on the back of the neck to celebrate their eight National Championships.

Complete Release


Future Wildcat Devin Booker likes the new look:

DevinBook UK jersey's for Friday 👌 #BBN pic.twitter.com/0fTQHT8bp3

Here's a look at the bottoms:



Randolph Morris Named Player of the Week in China's CBA League

Former University of Kentucky big man Randolph Morris is still playing at a high level in China.

Morris has been named Asia-basket.com Player of the Week after exploding for 46 points and 11 rebounds in a 119-114 win over Foshan LL.

Here is more from Asia-Basket.com:

American power forward Randolph Morris (211-F/C-86) had a great game in the last round for Beijing Ducks, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.

The 27-year old player had a double-double of 46 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Foshan LL (#12, 4-5) 119-114. Beijing Ducks maintains the 3rd position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Beijing Ducks will need more victories to improve their 7-2 record. Morris has many years of experience at Beijing Ducks, through which he has constantly improved. Former University of Kentucky star has very solid stats this year. Morris is in league's top in points (3rd best: 30.9ppg) and averages impressive 2.1spg and 51.6% FGP.

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Morehead State Comes Up Short at Southern Miss

Southern Miss 74
Morehead State 60

Final from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Game recap by MSU:
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Mississippi men's basketball team used scoring advantages of 42-24 in the paint and 27-4 off turnovers to post a 74-60 win over Morehead State on Wednesday night at Green Coliseum.

The Conference USA Golden Eagles improve to 7-1 overall, while the Ohio Valley Conference Eagles slip to 7-4 on the campaign.  USM also closes its deficit in the all-time series to 5-4 with its second straight victory over MSU.

Senior Neil Watson led four Southern Mississippi players in double figures with 19 points on 8-of-9 from the free-throw line.  He also recorded five assists and three steals.

The Golden Eagles forced 12 turnovers in each half.  USM was also credited with 10 steals.

MSU drilled 89 percent (8-of-9) from the foul line in the first half, but made just 30 percent (6-of-20) after intermission en route to 48 percent (14-of-29) for the contest.  The Eagles entered the night at 66 percent on the season.

"Turnovers and free throws were tonight's story," Head Coach Sean Woods said.  "We shot 47 percent from the floor and outrebounded Southern Miss by 12, but you can't commit 24 turnovers and miss 14 free throws in the second half."

Junior Angelo Warner paced the Eagles with 20 points on 7-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line, while junior Luka Pajkovic added 19 points on 4-of-6 from three-point range and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Senior Chad Posthumus contributed 16 points and 15 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season and the eighth of his two-year career.  Warner's 20-point performance was his fifth in 2013-14 and seventh at Morehead State.
Complete Recap

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

John Calipari Talks About Friday's Game Against Baylor

Here is Kentucky head coach John Calipari talking to the media about the upcoming game against Baylor:


UK's Dominique Hawkins, Julius Randle Preview the Baylor Game

Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins and Julius Randle talk about Friday night's game against Baylor and more:



* Video by Kentucky Wildcats TV

Boyle County Impressive in Season-Opening Win Over LCA

The Boyle County Rebels (1-0) seized control of the game early in the fourth quarter and never looked back as they rolled to a convincing 72-53 win over Lexington Christian Academy Tuesday night in Danville.

The Rebels led 51-44 at the end of the third quarter then went on a run in the fourth to extend the lead to double digits. LCA (0-1) was never able to recover as Boyle County won the final frame 21-9.

Junior Hagan Tyler led the Rebels with a game-high 28 points on 10-for-20 shooting. He was 6-for-6 from the free throw line and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Chapman Bean added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Clayton Ray, the only senior on the roster, chipped in 13 points.

Highly-regarded sophomore Colton Elkins finished with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 blocked shots for Boyle County.

Lexington Christian got 14 points and 14 rebounds from talented junior Matt Rose. Junior guard Joe Davis, a transfer from Clinton County, scored 11 points.

LCA will look to rebound Friday night at Christian Academy-Louisville. That game will tip at 8:00 p.m. ET. Boyle County hosts Spencer County Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Who stood out?

- Hagan Tyler (BC): Tyler is a scoring machine. He missed a layup and a couple of open jumpers early. Had he made those, he was going for 35-40 points. He has a nicer outside jumper and is quick as lightning. Has great ability to get the ball to the basket in traffic.

- Colton Elkins (BC): Keep an eye on this young big man. He is primed to blossom into one of the best in the state during the next 2 1/2 years. He's still learning to run the floor effectively and needs to learn how to make himself more available in the paint. Once he figures it out...watch out.

- Chapman Bean (BC): He wasn't flashy but he still managed to stand out by doing everything the team needed. He was 5-for-6 from the field and 2-for-3 from long range. He managed to pull down 8 boards and still dished out 4 assists. Oh yeah, he picked up 3 steals to boot.

- Matt Rose (LCA): Rose is effective from all areas of the court. Has a smooth outside jumped and a variety of moves in the paint. He isn't afraid to mix it up in the paint. Came away with 14 rebounds.

- Joe Davis (LCA): Like Bean, he does everything the team needs. He knocked down several long jumpers, chipped in 2 assists and 2 steals. Davis is small in stature but will be a big addition for the Eagles this season.


John Calipari was in the gym to watch his son play

University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari was at the game to watch his son, Brad, play for LCA.

The younger Calipari struggled offensively, finished with 2 points on 1-for-6 shooting.

Boyle County's student section was on Brad Calipari for most of the night. Several times they showered him with chants of "daddy's boy! Daddy's boy!"

Brad seemed to ignore the fans for the most part and Coach Cal actually went to the floor and posed with the Boyle County students following the game.

Brad's sister, Erin, gave her thoughts on the heckling via Twitter:

TheErinCalipari Heard students were chanting "daddy's boy" at @The_bcal25. Lol. They clearly don't know anything since he is a momma's boy. Stay classy kids

TheErinCalipari if u think heckling bothers @The_bcal25 u're wrong. If u want to upset him ask me or @MeganteCalipari what to say. We're actually good at it



The Boyle County Students Always Bring It Hard

One thing the Boyle County basketball team can always count on is outstanding support from their student fans.

The students collect on the stage behind the visiting team's first-half basket, are often dressed in various costumes usually reserved for Halloween and always bring it hard.

Kudos to the Boyle County students for showing great school spirit and keeping things appropriate (although the guy in pink should probably rethink his paint job)...










Omar Prewitt Earns CAA Weekly Award for Third Consecutive Week

Former Montgomery County star Omar Prewitt was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week on Monday.

Here is a release from W&M:

RICHMOND, Va. - For the third straight week, William and Mary men’s basketball freshman Omar Prewitt was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Prewitt helped the Tribe push its winning streak to three games by averaging 23 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in wins over VMI and Howard, while shooting 50 percent from the floor, 58.2 percent from 3-point range and 88.2 percent from the free throw line.

During each game of the week, Prewitt bettered his career high, scoring over 20 points per game. He became the first Tribe freshman since 2005 to score 20 or more points in back-to-back games. The Mount Sterling, Ky., native poured in 22 points in the Tribe’s 97-67 route of VMI on Nov. 27. Prewitt canned 5-of-7 from 3-point range, the second most 3-pointers for a W&M freshman in program history, and added six rebounds.

In the Tribe’s 84-79 overtime victory over Howard, Prewitt bettered his career-high once again with 24 points on 5-of-10 from the field, including a 2-of-5 effort from 3-point range, and 12-of-13 from the free throw line. He saved his best for the overtime period, scoring 10 of the Tribe’s 13 points in propelling the Green and Gold to its third straight victory.

On the year, Prewitt ranks among the CAA leaders in 10 different categories, while leading league rookies in eight statistical categories, including scoring, rebounding and assists. He is second in the CAA in 3-point percentage (.472), third in 3-pointers made (2.4), sixth in steals (1.3), seventh in field goal percentage (47.8), eight in scoring (15.9), 11th in assists (2.4), free throw percentage (.757) and blocked shots (0.9), 14th in defensive rebounding (4.1) and 17th in rebounding (5.7).
 

Vic Moses Named Molten BBL Player of the Month

Former Georgetown College star Vic Moses has been named Molten BBL Player of the Month in the United Kingdom.

Moses averaged 23 points and 14.2 rebounds per game during the month of November.

Here is more from Eurobasket.com:

Cheshire Phoenix star Victor Moses (198-F-90, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Georgetown, KY) has been handed the Molten BBL Player of the Month award for November after producing a string of stellar performances.

His value and importance for Phoenix was highlighted by the fact that he played every single minute of all five games during the period and in doing so, delivered consistently to leave him head and shoulders above all other contenders.

He averaged a superb performance valuation of 26.2 per game, with no other BBL player passing the notable landmark of 20.

That terrific efficiency was driven by a prolific 23 points per game which made him the second top scorer in the BBL and he racked up his points with an excellent 61.7% accuracy from the floor.

Moses was also rampant on the glass and led the BBL in rebounding with 14.2 boards per game to complete a scintillating double-double month.

He did a particularly incredible job at the offensive end, by hauling down 37 offensive boards.

Moses gained deserved recognition for his efforts during the month by way of a place in the BBL Team of the Week after propelling his side to a hard-fought win against the resurgent Durham Wildcats with a majestic 22 points and 14 rebounds.

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Anthony Davis to Miss 4-6 Weeks with Broken Hand

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.

Here is a press release from the Pelicans on NBA.com:

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the December 1 game against the New York Knicks. Davis underwent further evaluations by team doctors this morning in New Orleans and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Marquis Teague Recalled on Same Day He Was Sent to the D-League

Former Kentucky star Marquis Teague isn't going to the NBA Development League after all.

Teague, who was sent to the D-League yesterday morning, has already been recalled by the Chicago Bulls due an injury to guard Mike James.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Suffers Fractured Left Hand

Former University of Kentucky star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a fractured left hand in tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

DwainPrice  #Bobcats F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a fractured left hand and will not return tonight.

Kidd-Gilchrist is the second former UK player to suffer a fractured hand in the last few days. Anthony Davis fractured his left hand over the weekend.

Kobe Bryant Tells Jodie Meeks to Stop Whining

It sounds like NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is starting to get his mojo back following a serious injury.

Bryant is back at practice with the Lakers and is talking some serious smack. One of the victims is former Kentucky star Jodie Meeks:

Delta Bumps Entire Plane Full of Passengers for the Florida Gators

According to The Gainesville Sun, Delta Air Lines bumped an entire plane full of passengers so that the University of Florida men's basketball team could use the plane.

A witness said passengers were told
the flight was canceled due to "mechanical difficulty" but the Florida Gators were spotted boarding the plane moments later.

Apparently, a maintenance delay grounded the Delta charter flight that the Gators were supposed to take and the company was forced to come up with a backup plan...at the expense of other customers.

Keep climbing.

Here is an excerpt:

A passenger who was supposed to be on the flight to Atlanta before it was canceled and did not want to be identified told The Sun passengers were told there was a mechanical difficulty, but some of them noticed the Gators basketball team boarding the plane meant for them out the window.
 
People were upset as they scrambled to rearrange their travel schedules and some had to be driven to airports in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa to catch other flights, she said. A passenger who was moving from Salt Lake City to New Jersey was going to miss the moving truck, so he had to find someone else to meet the driver instead. A student's father had to drive her to Atlanta so she wouldn't miss an event she needed to make. Another passenger missed a funeral.
 
"It just felt like the wrong decision made by somebody who didn't think it through," she said.
 

Morehead State Holds of Wright State

Morehead State 74
Wright State 69

Final from Morehead, Kentucky

Game recap by MSU:
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Junior Angelo Warner posted 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals to help the Morehead State men's basketball team score a 74-69 victory over Wright State on Monday night at Johnson Arena.

"Angelo is our do-it-all guy," Head Coach Sean Woods said.  "He's as consistent and tough as any player I've ever coached.  Angelo had another really solid game for us, especially down the stretch, and was a big key in our victory."

The Eagles, who play in the Ohio Valley Conference, improve to 7-3 overall and 3-0 at home.  The Raiders, who compete in the Horizon League, slip to 5-4 on the season.  MSU also moves to 7-5 in the all-time series against WSU.

Morehead State senior Chad Posthumus posted 13 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.  Junior Billy Reader chipped in with 14 points for the Eagles on 7-of-9 shooting, while sophomore Brent Arrington contributed 10.

Morehead State trailed most of the first half before putting together a 29-9 run, which covered the three minutes before halftime and first six minutes of the second period.  The Eagles registered their biggest lead of 11 points with 14:07 to play.

"We went to our press, which forced some turnovers and helped us get some easy baskets," Woods said.  "We started getting more aggressive and that got our guys going.  Our crowd also got into the game, and our players fed off that energy."

Complete Article


Louisville to Play Indiana Next Season in the Jimmy V Classic

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said today that his team will play against the Indiana Hoosiers next season in the Jimmy V Classic.

JonathanLintner #UofL coach Rick Pitino confirmed today the Cards will play Indiana in next season's Jimmy V Classic at MSG.

The game will be held in New York City at famed Madison Square Garden.

Cliff Alexander Suspended for Marshall County Hoopfest Game

Cliff Alexander, one of the top big men in the class of 2014, was ejected from a game last night and will be required to sit out Chicago Curie's game on Friday at the Marshall County Hoopfest.

Here is more from SunTimes.com:

Kansas-bound Alexander scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds before being ejected from the game as the host No. 9 Condors escaped with a 79-76 overtime victory at the Team Rose Classic.
 
Law, a Northwestern recruit, finished with 15 points before fouling out with 5:02 remaining for the No. 5 Mustangs.
 
Both players were given technicals for taunting, and Alexander received his second technical and ejection for hanging on the rim with 2:19 left and Curie (1-0) leading 62-53.

Complete Article

According to the IHSA rules, Alexander will be required to serve a one game suspension for his ejection.

Curie is scheduled to play Evangelical Christian at 4:00 p.m. on Friday at the Hoopfest.

Chicago Bulls Send Marquis Teague to the NBA Development League

The Chicago Bulls have sent former Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

chicagobulls #Bulls assign guard Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League: http://bit.ly/1bdD3yw

Here is a release from NBA.com:

December 3, 2013 — The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned guard Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League (D-League).

Teague (6-2, 190) has played in nine games for the Bulls this season and averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.8 apg in 8.9 mpg.

Teague was selected by Chicago in the first round (29th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, after helping lead the University of Kentucky to the 2012 NCAA Championship.

No. 1 Ballard Opens Season with Convincing Win Over Scott County

Top-ranked Ballard survived a second half comeback attempt to hold off Scott County 96-85 in a high-level opening game Monday night.

The Bruins (1-0) led by 21 points early in the second half, but Scott County stormed back to cut the lead down to 85-81. Ballard then closed the game on an 11-4 run to get the win.

Louisville signee Quentin Snider led the way for Ballard with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 steals. Butler signee added 29 points and 7 boards. Malik Dow chipped in 11 points.

Scott County (0-1) got a game-high 40 points from senior guard Trent Gilbert. Teddy Ware scored 20 points.

Ballard returns to action tonight when they host Seneca at 7:30 p.m. Scott County travels to Ryle Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Box Score via the Herald-Leader:

Scott County (0-1) — Gilbert 40, Ware 20, Martini 8, Murray 1, Long 4, Kindred 12.
Ballard (1-0) Snider 32, Martin 29, Dow 11, Robinson 7, Perry 5, Wilson 4, Kovacevic 6, Douglas 2.

Scott County: 17 15 22 31—85
Ballard: 28 21 24 23—96

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/02/2966321/top-ranked-ballard-holds-off-no.html#storylink=cpy

President Bill Clinton Calls John Calipari, Says He Wants to Attend a UK Game

Former President Bill Clinton called Kentucky head coach John Calipari yesterday and the two spoke for about 20 minutes.

Calipari says Clinton wants to attend a Kentucky game in Lexington.


UKCoachCalipari I got a great call at 3 o’clock on game day yesterday from @billclinton. We spoke for about 20 minutes.

UKCoachCalipari He knows our team, he knows our ups and downs, and he knows where we’ve got to go. He really tried hard to make our game, which I appreciate

UKCoachCalipari @billclinton also told me he wants to come to a game in Lexington. I hope he does so he can talk to my young team.

UKCoachCalipari It’s always good hearing @billclinton's voice. I appreciate him reaching out to say hello.

New Highlights of 2014 Louisville Signee Matz Stockman

Check out this new footage of 2014 Louisville signee Matz Stockman, a 7-foot-2 center from Canarias Basketball Academy:


Pikeville's Elisha Justice Nominated for 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team

Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball Elisha Justice of the University of Pikeville has been nominated for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team on the NCAA DII, NCAA DIII and NAIA level.

The names were released by the NABC this morning.

The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.

Among his many outstanding off-the-court deeds, Justice spends much of his time as an Old Regular Baptist preacher.

Justice's resume for the award:

§  Running a community basketball camp for youth in the area
§  Assisting elementary students with reading as part of the Reading with the Bears program
§  Serving as a preacher at Pilgrim’s Prayer Church in Dorton, Ky.

Here are the nominees:

NCAA® Division II, III and NAIA

Albion College – Zach Hurth; Anderson University (S.C.) – Chandler Hash; Bard College – Patrick Lichtenstein; Bethel University – Caleb Hardy; Bluefield State College – Avery Holliday; Central Washington University – Joey Roppo; Coker College – Eren Moses; Colorado College – James Lonergan; Columbia (Mo.) College – Tanner Sutton; Dominican University of California – Connor Haysbert; East Central University – Miles Mitchell; Eckerd College – Alex Bodney; Felician College – Anthony Obery; Franklin & Marshall College – Ed Early; Hamilton College – Peter Kazickas; Hope College – Grant Neil; Illinois Wesleyan University – Nick Anderson; Kalamazoo College – Grant Carey; Kenyon College – Dan Giguere; LaGrange College – Jalen Butler; Lake Superior State University – Cameron Metz; Loyola University New Orleans – Cameron Hill; Montana State University-Northern – Patrick Jensen; Mount Aloysius College – Aaron Patrick; Newberry College – Brunes Charles; Oklahoma Baptist University – Cale Jackson; Penn State Altoona – Michael Wigfield; Pittsburg State University – Jake Bullard; Saint Augustine’s University – Joel Kindred; Saint John’s University (Minn.) – Jack Wittenborg; Saint Xavier University – Brad Karp; South Dakota School of Mines – Lance Kilburn; Southwest Baptist University – Preston Guiot; Southwestern College – Tyler Shirley; St. Mary’s College of Maryland – Nick LaGuerre; Union University (Tenn.) – Paul Valdor; University of Mary Washington – Taylor Johnson; University of Mobile – Cody Scott; University of North Alabama – Wes Long; University of Pikeville – Justice Elisha; University of the Ozarks – Andrew Cummings; University of West Alabama – Kyle Belcher; Westminster College – Paul Carswell.

Elisha Justice preaching:





Kentucky's Jarrod Polson and EKU's Deverin Muff Nominated for NABC Good Works Team

Kentucky's Jarrod Polson and Eastern Kentucky's Deverin Muff have been nominated for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Teams.

About the Good Works Nominees:

The 2014 nominees uphold impressive service resumes detailing unique and inspiring stories of servitude. From volunteering with sick and underprivileged children to lobbying state legislature for new laws that could help save lives, this exceptional group of young men and women demonstrate the positive impact student-athletes can have on and off the court.

Polson's resume for the award:

  • Visiting Ethiopia on a mission trip with seven other UK athletes.
  • Speaking to children his former high school and middle school on the importance of statewide CATS testing.
  • Participating in Samaritans Feed, clothing drives, God’s Pantry Backpack program, and UK basketball camps.

  • Muff's resume:

    ·         Traveling with the 2013 Athletes in Action Men’s New Zealand Tour where he put on campus and clinics during the day.
    ·         Participating in Shriners Hospital field day for three years, Colonel Basketball reading program and the Special Olympics.
    ·         Volunteering with Coach Neubauer Basketball Camp for three years.

    Here are the names that were released by the NABC this morning:

    NCAA® Division I

    Appalachian State University – Michael Obacha; Arizona State University – Dave Whitmore; Boston College – Ryan Anderson; Brigham Young University – Tyler Haws; Brown University – Rafael Maia; Butler University – Erik Fromm; Central Michigan University – Chris Fowler; Cleveland State University – Ludovic Ndaye; College of Charleston – Willis Hall; College of William and Mary – Tim Rusthoven; Creighton University – Ethan Wragge; Eastern Kentucky University – Deverin Muff; Florida State University – Okaro White; George Washington University – John Kopriva; Georgia State University – R.J. Hunter; Gonzaga University – Drew Barham; Hampton University – Deron Powers; Illinois State University – Nick Zeisloft; Indiana State University – Lucas Eitel; Iowa State University – Melvin Ejim; Kansas State University – Will Spradling; Mercer University – Langston Hall; New Mexico State University – Kevin Aronis; North Carolina State University – Tyler Lewis; Northwestern State University – Gary Stewart; Northwestern University – Drew Crawford; Oakland University – Travis Bader; Ohio State University – Aaron Craft; Ohio University – Nick Kellogg; Quinnipiac University – Ousmane Drame; Rice University – Austin Ramljak; Rider University – Emerson Bursis; Saint Joseph’s University – Chris Wilson; Saint Louis University – Jake Barnett; Seattle University – Jarell Flora; Seton Hall University – Patrik Auda; Southern Methodist University – Shawn Williams; South Dakota State University – Marcus Heemstra; St. John’s University (N.Y.) – God’sgift Achiuwa; Stephen F. Austin State University – Desmond Haymon;Tennessee State University – Patrick Miller; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jake Kocher; The Citadel – Dylen Setzekorn; Towson University – Timajh Parker-Rivera; Troy University – Jeffrey Mullahey; U.S. Military Academy (Army) – Maxwell Lenox; University of Alabama at Birmingham – Jordan Swing; University of North Carolina-Wilmington – Tanner Milson; University at Albany – David Wiegmann; University of Arizona – Nick Johnson; University of Arkansas – Kikko Haydar; University of Detroit Mercy – Evan Bruinsma; University of Florida – Patric Young; University of Houston – Mikhail McLean; University of Kansas – Perry Ellis; University of Kentucky – Jarrod Polson; University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Ishaq Pitt; University of Massachusetts – Trey Davis; University of Memphis – Joe Jackson; University of Michigan – Jordan Morgan; University of Notre Dame – Tom Knight; University of Pennsylvania – Dau Jok; University of Pittsburgh – James Robinson; University of Tennessee, Knoxville – D’Montre Edwards; University of Texas – Javan Felix; University of the Pacific – Trevin Harris; University of Tulsa – Nick Wood; University of Vermont – Luke Apfeld; University of Virginia – Joe Harris; Utah State University – Danny Berger; Wake Forest University – Aaron Rountree III; West Virginia University – Kevin Noreen; University of Wisconsin – Zach Bohannon; Youngstown State University – Mike Podolsky.

    Bellarmine's Keisten Jones Named GLVC Player of the Week

    Bellarmine University's Keisten Jones was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

    Here's a release from BU:

    INDIANAPOLIS – Bellarmine University senior guard Keisten Jones has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office Monday.

    Jones led the third-ranked Knights to a pair of wins over Indiana University-Southeast and King University over the holiday break in the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic, hosted by the University of Southern Indiana.

    In Bellarmine's 88-75 victory over IU-Southeast on Friday, Jones scored 22 points on 8-of-10 (.800) shooting, while grabbing eight rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.  He responded the following night with another 22-point effort on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting to go along with three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in an 84-71 result over King.

    Entering the week, the Louisville, Ky., native was fifth in the nation with a 78.9 field goal percentage, and actually improved on that figure by ending the weekend shooting 88.2 percent (15-of-17) from the field.  His stat line also averaged to 22 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.

     Complete Release

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    UK's Real Strength is in the Supporting Cast

    According to Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com, Kentucky's supporting cast and the team's room to grow is what separates it from the pack in college basketball.

    Here is an excerpt:

    Harrison picked up his second foul with more than 10 minutes to go in the first half, and Randle was having some trouble finishing inside against the length along the backline of Providence's zone defense.

    And that's when the “supporting cast” stepped up. Willie Cauley-Stein showed why he could be a future lottery pick, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds and nine blocks; James Young hit three 3-pointers en route to 18 points; while Aaron Harrison filled the point guard role admirably, with 15 points and four assists.

    That's what really separates Kentucky from everyone in terms of talent. The Wildcats can shake off subpar games from one or two of their key players, and still have enough to cruise to victories against good teams.

    Complete Article

    Western Kentucky Comes Up Short at Bowling Green State

    Bowling Green State 74
    Western Kentucky 62

    Final from Bowling Green, Ohio

    Recap by WKU:

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A cold-shooting night in all facets doomed the WKU Hilltoppers on the road at Bowling Green State Monday night, 74-62. The loss drops WKU to 4-3 on the season, and Bowling Green State improves to 3-4.  T.J. Price led WKU with 24 points, and George Fant and Ben Lawson each added 11. Spencer Parker paced Bowling Green State with 20 points.  WKU trailed 36-34 at the half, but the Hilltoppers fought back from a nine-point deficit as the break approached. After scoring the first nine points of the game the Hilltoppers hit a drought and fell behind by the same margin with 7:33 to play. A three-point play by Fant tied the game at 34, before Anthony Henderson made a pair of free throws for the Falcons in the final minutes of the half.  T. Price led the Hilltoppers with 11 first-half points, and Fant and Lawson added eight each. the Hilltoppers finished the half shooting 44.8 percent from the field (13-for-29) and outrebounded the Falcons 21-16. Bowling Green State was paced by Craig Sealey's 11 points.  Bowling Green State scored the first 15 points of the second half to jump out to a 51-34 lead six minutes into the half. From there, WKU got within 10 points at 55-45 and again at 63-53, and WKU found itself within nine points at 71-62 with 1:04 left after a Brandon Price three-pointer. But the Falcons made their free throws shots down the stretch en route to the 74-62 victory.  WKU finished the game shooting 34.4 percent from the floor (21-for-61), 30.8 percent from the three-point line (8-for-26) and 44.4 percent from the foul line (12-for-27). WKU was outrebounded for the first time this season, 42-39.

    Complete Recap

    Video: Kentucky's Willie-Cauley Stein Going Nuts on Providence

    Here some video of Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein going wild on Providence:


    Morehead State's Angelo Warner Named OVC Co-Player of the Week


    Morehead State's Angelo Warner was named OVC Co-Player of the Week on Monday.

    Warner averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game last week for the Eagles.

    Here's a release from the OVC:

    adidas® OVC Players of the Week

    CO-PLAYER
    Angelo Warner, G • Jr., 6-2, 195 • Orlando, Fla. • Morehead State
    Warner averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals/game while hitting 64.3 percent (18-of-28) from the field in a pair of Morehead State games at the Las Vegas Invitational. Warner had a team-high 22 points in each game, including hitting 10-of-12 (83.3%) shots in the team's Thanksgiving Day victory over Chattanooga. The junior also had three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes of action against the Mocs. He capped the week by hitting 8-of-16 (50%) shots while also pulling down eight rebounds, dishing out three assists and netting three steals in an overtime loss to Gardner-Webb. He currently ranks sixth in the OVC in scoring (17.3 points/game) and leads the OVC and ranks 29th nationally in steals (2.56/game).

    CO-PLAYER
    Lucas Nutt, G • Sr., 6-1, 180 • Jonesboro, Ark. • Southeast Missouri
    Nutt averaged 15.3 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds/game while hitting 70 percent (14-of-20) from the field, 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from 3-point range and 81.3 percent (13-of-16) from the free throw line as Southeast Missouri won three games to capture the championship at the Cure UCD Classic in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The senior scored a season-high 21 points on perfect 6-of-6 shooting (including 3-of-3 from 3-point range) in the team's win over Northern Kentucky to open the event; he also dished out three assists in 29 minutes of action in that game. He followed that with seven points, five assists and two steals in a 30-point victory over Tulane. He capped the event by hitting 6-of-8 shots and scoring 18 points in a victory over Texas State; in that contest he dished out seven assists and grabbed six rebounds. Nutt currently leads the OVC and ranks eighth nationally in assists (6.5/game) while also ranking 28th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.47).

    Complete Release

    Kentucky Stays 3/4, Louisville Climbs in College Basketball Polls

    Kentucky (7-1) remains at No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week.

    Louisville (6-1) is up several spots to No. 6 in the coaches poll and No. 7 in the media poll.

    AP Top 25

    RK TEAM RECORD PTS
    1 Michigan State (63) 7-0 1,623
    2 Arizona (2) 7-0 1,547
    3 Kentucky 7-1 1,473
    4 Syracuse 7-0 1,375
    5 Ohio State 6-0 1,340
    6 Kansas 6-1 1,240
    7 Louisville 6-1 1,139
    8 Wisconsin 8-0 1,094
    9 Oklahoma State 7-1 1,070
    10 Duke 6-2 1,021
    11 Wichita State 8-0 911 12 Connecticut 7-0 836 13 Oregon 7-0 801 14 Villanova 7-0 785 15 Florida 6-1 758 16 Memphis 5-1 748 17 Iowa State 5-0 623 18 UCLA 7-0 548 19 Gonzaga 7-1 380 20 Baylor 7-1 377 21 Massachusetts 6-0 274 22 Michigan 5-2 223 23 Iowa 7-1 171 24 San Diego State 5-1 150 25 Dayton 6-1 90

    Others receiving votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida State 40, Boise State 36, Pittsburgh 36, Virginia Commonwealth 30, Charlotte 20, Creighton 17, Colorado 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Ole Miss 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary's 2, Xavier 1

    USA Today Coaches Poll

    RK TEAM RECORD PTS
    1 Michigan State (31) 7-0 799
    2 Arizona (1) 7-0 758
    3 Ohio State 6-0 695
    4 Kentucky 7-1 683
    5 Syracuse 7-0 682
    6 Louisville 6-1 607
    7 Kansas 6-1 597
    8 Duke 6-2 547
    9 Wisconsin 8-0 517
    10 Wichita State 8-0 484
    11 Oklahoma State 7-1 476 12 Florida 6-1 426 13 Oregon 7-0 417 14 Connecticut 7-0 410 15 Memphis 5-1 311 15 Gonzaga 7-1 311 17 UCLA 7-0 261 18 Iowa State 5-0 245 19 Villanova 7-0 201 20 Baylor 7-1 195 21 Michigan 5-2 156 22 Massachusetts 6-0 122 23 Indiana 6-1 76 24 Iowa 7-1 63 25 North Carolina 4-2 62

    Others receiving votes: Virginia 42, New Mexico 36, San Diego State 35, Virginia Commonwealth 35, Pittsburgh 33, Dayton 26, Boise State 21, Creighton 17, Saint Mary's 13, Florida State 10, Missouri 10, Colorado 8, Charlotte 6, Marquette 4, Notre Dame 2, George Washington 1

    Early December Action Around Kentucky: Complete Schedule for the Week

    College basketball in Kentucky moves into December this week with a full slate of games.

    Here's a complete schedule for the week:

    Monday, December 2

    5:00 p.m. Georgetown College at Life University
    7:00 p.m. Wright State at Morehead State University
    7:00 p.m. Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green State
    8:00 p.m. Lindenwood University-Belleville at Mid-Continent University

    Tuesday, December 3

    7:30 p.m. Alice Lloyd College at Kentucky Christian University
    8:00 p.m. Centre College at Asbury University
    8:00 p.m. Lindsey Wilson College at Martin Methodist
    8:30 p.m. Illinois-Springfield at Kentucky Wesleyan College

    Wednesday, December 4

    7:00 p.m. Missouri Kansas City at University of Louisville
    7:30 p.m. Tennessee Wesleyan at Union College*
    7:30 p.m. Thomas More College at Grove City*
    7:30 p.m. Mount St. Joseph at Transylvania University*
    8:00 p.m. Campbellsville University at Lindenwood University-Belleville
    8:00 p.m. Morehead State University at Southern Miss
    8:00 p.m. Evansville at Murray State University

    Thursday, December 5

    8:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky University at VCU
    8:00 p.m. Centre College at Brescia University
    8:30 p.m. Mid-Continent University at Missouri Baptist*
    8:30 p.m. Ohio Valley at Kentucky Wesleyan College*
    9:00 p.m. Spalding University at Principia College*

    Friday, December 6

    4:00 p.m. Union College vs. Welch College (at Asbury University)
    6:00 p.m. St. Catharine College vs. West Virginia Tech (at Bluefield, Va.)
    7:00 p.m. University of the Cumberlands at IU Southeast
    7:00 p.m. Ohio Christian at Asbury Univeristy (Zweifel/Pritchett Classic)
    8:00 p.m. Berea College vs. Rio Grande (at Taylor University)
    8:00 p.m. Kentucky Christian University at Edison State Community College
    10:00 p.m. University of Kentucky vs. Baylor (at Arlington, Texas)

    Saturday, December 7

    1:00 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at University of Louisville
    2:00 p.m. Ohio Christian vs. Union College (at Asbury University)
    2:00 p.m. St. Catharine College vs. Barber Scotia (at Bluefield, Va.)
    3:00 p.m. Rose-Hulman at Transylvania University*
    3:00 p.m. Berea College at Taylor University
    3:00 p.m. Waynesburg at Thomas More College*
    3:00 p.m. Alice Lloyd College at Point Park University*
    3:15 p.m. Kentucky State University at Southern Indiana
    4:00 p.m. Spalding University vs. Iowa Wesleyan (at St. Louis, Mo.)
    4:00 p.m. IU East at Brescia University*
    4:00 p.m. Lipscomb at Murray State University
    4:05 p.m. Western Kentucky University at Southern Illinois
    4:15 p.m. Salem International at Kentucky Wesleyan College*
    5:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky Univeristy at Longwood
    5:00 p.m. Northern Kentucky University at Tennessee Martin
    5:00 p.m. Mid-Continent University at Hannibal-LaGrange*
    6:00 p.m. Welch College at Asbury Univeristy (Zweifel/Pritchett Classic)
    7:00 p.m. Life University at Campbellsville University
    TBA Kentucky Christian University vs. TBA (at Hillsboro, Oh.)

    Sunday, Decembery 8

    No Games

    * Conference Game

    NKU Head Coach Dave Bezold Saves a Sea Turtle in Mexico

    The Northern Kentucky University Norse came up short in two games during their trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the weekend, but the trip wasn't a total loss.

    Not only did the players and coaches experience stunning scenery and warm temperatures, but head coach Dave Bezold was able to give an assist to a baby sea turtle. Good job, Coach!

    UK's Aaron Harrison Named SEC Freshman of the Week

    Kentucky's Aaron Harrison has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after averaging 18.5 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in wins over Eastern Michigan and Providence.

    Here is a release from the SEC:

    Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, a 6-foot-6, 218-pound freshman guard from Richmond, Texas, was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 18.5 points, five rebounds and three assists in wins over Eastern Michigan and Providence. Harrison notched 22 points and a career-high seven rebounds in the win over Eastern Michigan. Logged 15 points and a career-high four assists against Providence at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Made 9-of-11 free throws against EMU and 7-of-9 field goals against PC.

    Complete Release

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