Saturday, January 2, 2016

"The Voice" Winner Jordan Smith Sings National Anthem at Rupp Arena

"The Voice" winner Jordan Smith sang the National Anthem at Rupp Arena prior to Kentucky's game vs. Ole Miss tonight.

To borrow a quote from "Coming to America", that boy can sang!

Check it out:


Skal Labissiere's Pants Fall Off During Dunk Attempt

Kentucky's Skal Labissiere can't win for losing lately. During today's pregame activities at Rupp Arena, Labissiere's warm up pants fell off during a dunk attempt:

Kentucky's Marcus Lee is Sporting a Protective Facemask Tonight

Kentucky's Marcus Lee is wearing a protective facemask tonight.

He apparently took a shot from Isaac Humphries in practice.




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

No. 1 University of Pikeville Outguns Faulkner

(1) Pikeville 101
Faulkner 81

Final from Montgomery, Alabama

Game recap by UPIKE:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Colt Chapman led top-ranked University of Pikeville with 21 points and Christian Leach chipped in with 20 to help the Bears to a 101-81 win on the road at Faulkner on Tuesday.

Jackson Hussey and K.K. Simmons finished with 16 points each and Trey Rakes tallied 13 as the five Bears who reached double figures. Hussey also led the team on the boards with nine rebounds.

Faulkner's Di'mar Hill led all scorers with 33 points, while Nick Drake backed him up with 19, including three 3-pointers.

After only hitting three 3-pointers itself in the first half, UPIKE caught fire in the second, making 8 of 13 to finish the game shooting 59.3 percent from the field. That mark was bolstered by the Bears' incredible 70 percent (21-30) showing in the second half.

The Eagles shot 44.6 percent from the field and made just 22 of 35 free throws, compared to a solid 20 of 26 showing by UPIKE. The Bears also controlled the backboards, 39-24,

UPIKE got a glimpse of what a lead would feel like very early in the action, but for nearly all the first half and the start of the second, Faulkner was in control. Sometimes though, it pays to wait, as the Bears' second-half reward was a run that the Eagles won't soon forget.

After trailing for 22 minutes, Simmons gave the lead back to the Bears at 62-61 with a three. The Eagles tied it back up with a free throw, but things swayed back to the Bears in a big way with a 19-2 run that effectively ended Faulkner's upset hopes.

It had to be a tough pill to swallow giving how well the Eagles had played, but there was nothing it could do with the kind of hot streak the Bears went on.

Simmons made another three to push the lead to 66-62, one of 10 straight field goals made by UPIKE without a miss over a five minute span. When Marshall Bennett finally missed a three with 6:43 to play, the Bears held an 87-65 advantage.

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Oak Hill Academy's Steve Smith Earns 1,000th Career Win

Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith, who graduated from Asbury College in 1977, earned his 1,000th career coaching win last night.




Nets CEO Prepared to Offer John Calipari "Everything Under the Sun" to Coach Team

According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark would offer John Calipari “everything under the sun” to coach the team next season.

Here’s an excerpt from NetsDaily.com:

Q: John Calipari

I know this is difficult to accurately project, but for fun please take an educated guess on the likelihood that John Calipari is coaching the Nets next year.
 
If Brett Yormark is in charge of decision making, Calipari will undoubtedly be offered everything under the sun to become basketball czar of the Nets. I’ve heard conflicting opinions on whether he’d take it, but that will undoubtedly be the first call if Yormark gets his way.

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Omar Prewitt Scores 1,000th Point at William & Mary

Former Montgomery County High School star Omar Prewitt joined the 1,000-point club at William & Mary last night.

William & Mary Tribe Athletics:

With his 23 points in the Tribe's 88-84 win over Central Michigan, Omar Prewitt became the 38th player in W&M history with 1,000 career points.

The 6-foot-6 junior is averaging 17.9 points per game for the Tribe (8-3) this season.

Congratulations Omar!

Eastern Kentucky Rolls By Manhattan in Battle of Old UK Friends Masiello and McHale

Eastern Kentucky 76
Manhattan 64

Final from Richmond, Kentucky

Game recap by EKU:

RICHMOND, Ky. — Hot shooting and a stifling defensive effort helped the Eastern Kentucky men's basketball team jump out to an 18-0 lead in the opening minutes on its way to a convincing 76-64 win over Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon at McBrayer Arena.

With the wire-to-wire win, EKU (9-6) closes out the non-conference season 8-0 at home.

Senior Jarelle Reischel – who missed EKU's game with a back injury at No. 19 West Virginia on December 21 – led the way with 26 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Junior JaVontae Hawkins contributed 15 points, four rebounds and two assists.

The Colonels delivered one of their best defensive efforts of the season in the victory, forcing Manhattan (3-8) into 16 turnovers and converting those turnovers into 26 points. EKU held the Jaspers to 24 percent (6-of-25) shooting from the field and 23 percent (3-of-13) shooting from deep in the first half to build a comfortable lead.

Eastern's defense coerced the Jaspers into eight turnovers on their first 12 possessions. The Colonels generated 14 points off Manhattan's early miscues, as an alley-oop dunk by Hawkins gave EKU an 18-0 lead with 14:42 remaining in the first half.

Manhattan did not score a bucket until the 14:29 mark of the first half, when Rashawn Stores got the Jaspers on the board with a three-pointer. Stores' long ball sparked a 10-0 run over the next 2:18 for Manhattan, closing the Eastern lead to eight, 18-10.

Complete Recap

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Eric Bledsoe Will Miss the Remainder of the Season

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe will miss the remainder of the season following knee surgery this morning.

Here's more from AZCentral.com:

Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe will miss the remainder of the season after he underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee.

Bledsoe, 26, suffered the injury Saturday night on defense when he tried to avoid a screen away from the ball and planted on his left leg. A meniscus repair has a longer recovery than a meniscus removal. Bledsoe is expected to be ready for the start of next season’s training camp.

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Morehead State's DeJuan Marrero Named OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week

Morehead State's DeJuan Marrero was named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week on Monday.

Marrero had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds at Davidson last week.

CO-NEWCOMER

Greg Tucker, G • Jr., 6-2, 195 • Charleston, Mo. • Jacksonville State

Tucker hit 5-of-10 field goals and scored 15 points as Jacksonville State ended a five-game losing streak with a 79-76 victory over Northern Colorado last Monday. The transfer from Mineral Area College also added five rebounds and an assist in 37 minutes of action.

CO-NEWCOMER

DeJuan Marrero, F • Jr., 6-6, 230 • Gary, Ind. • Morehead State

Marrero netted his second-straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a road game at Davidson. The transfer from Chipola College hit 3-of-6 field goals and 6-of-10 free throw attempts while also adding two assists and a steal.

Western Kentucky Adds Tennessee Transfer Jabari McGhee

Western Kentucky recently announced the addition of Tennessee transfer Jabari McGhee.

McGhee, a 6-foot-7 forward, will be eligible to play for the Hilltoppers midway through the 2016-17 season.

Here's a release from WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Hilltopper Basketball head coach Ray Harper announced Thursday the addition of University of Tennessee transfer Jabari McGhee (F, 6-7, Albany, Ga.) to the program to suit up beginning in December 2016. McGhee is scheduled to have two-and-a-half years to play at WKU beginning midway through the 2016-17 season.

McGhee spent the 2014-15 season and the start of the 2015-16 campaign in Knoxville before transferring at the end of the fall semester. In 2014-15, McGhee played in eight games and made two starts before a foot injury ended his season. He was granted a medical redshirt for that season, and he played in six contests as a redshirt-freshman in 2015-16 and averaged 3.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game before transferring.

In all, McGhee played in 14 games at Tennessee and averaged 4.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot 62.2 percent from the field (23-for-37) in an average of 12.0 minutes per game.

Prior to Tennessee, McGhee spent the 2013-14 season at Hargrave Military Academy, where he averaged nearly 24 points and 15 rebounds per game while helping the team to a 32-8 record.

McGhee prepped at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga., where he was a three-year starter and totaled more than 1,200 points during his career and was a first-team all-state performer as a senior after averaging a double-double.

Harper on McGhee

"We are really excited to add another player of Jabari's caliber, who is a great athlete and a high-energy, high-motor guy. To have him, Willie Carmichael and Phabian Glasco, all three sitting out this year, is going to be good for us next year. He is a guy with high-level Division I experience, and we recruited him coming out of prep school. We have known him for a long time, and we are excited to finally have him at home in our program."

Photo: WKU Athletics

Green Bay Holds Off Morehead State

Green Bay 78
Morehead State 72

Final from Morehead, Kentucky

Game recap by MSU:

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Sophomore guard Miguel Dicent scored a career-high 20 points, but it wasn't enough as the Morehead State men's basketball team fell to Green Bay, 78-72.

The loss marked the first of the season at Johnson Arena for the Eagles and their record is now 6-5. Green Bay improved their record to 7-5.

"You have to stay consistent night in and night out, and we didn't do that tongiht. They took advantage of us not guarding and drove to the rim all night," said head coach Sean Woods. "I like my team, there's no doubt about it. This is the best team I've had top to bottom (at Morehead State), we just have to tweak some things."

It was a back-and-forth game for most of the first half as the two teams went into the locker room knotted at 36-36.

Morehead State jumped on the Phoenix early in the second half and opened a 49-46 lead on a layup by junior guard Corban Collins with 14:00 minutes remaining in the game.

But, Green Bay answered with a 7-0 run to regain the lead at 53-49 with 11:08 to go and they would lead the rest of the way. The Eagles trimmed the lead to as little as two, but they couldn't get over the hump and Green Bay pulled away late.

Foul trouble played a pivotal role in the defeat as senior guard Brent Arrington and Dicent each picked up four fouls early in the second half. Senior forward Anthony Elechi and junior forward DeJuan Marrero would join Arrington and Dicent with four fouls, as well.

With foul trouble an issue, the Eagles simply could not find any rhythm in the second stanza. They shot just 33 percent from the floor in the second half, while Green Bay shot 59 percent. The Phoenix also spent a lot of time in the second half at the free throw line, shooting 15-of-26 from the charity stripe. They shot 22-of-36 from the stripe for the game, while Morehead State shot just 13-of-20 from the line.

"We've been doing a good job of not fouling most of the season, but the last few games teams have been taking us one-on-one and spreading us out," said Woods. "We do a good job with how we switch and stopping everyone's offense, but we need to get better at guarding the ball in one-on-one situations."

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X-rays on Isaiah Briscoe's Ankle Were Negative

Isaiah Briscoe is expected to be fine following a bizarre ankle injury Saturday prior to Kentucky's game vs. Louisville. 

X-rays on the ankle were negative, according to Briscoe's father.

Here's an excerpt from SNY.tv:

Isaiah Briscoe is OK after X-rays on his left ankle were negative, his father told SNY.tv on Sunday.

Briscoe injured the ankle during warmups.

"Definitely negative, so we're happy about that," George Briscoe said. "He's doing fine, the doctor called us and said he's fine. He said he's gotta stay off of it for a couple days. It's swollen but just stay off of it for a couple of days."

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Western Kentucky Blows By Brescia in Tuneup for Conference Play

Western Kentucky 93
Brescia University 66

Final from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Game recap by WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Aaron Cosby nailed six shots from beyond the arc and scored 20 points to lead WKU to a 93-66 win over NAIA's Brescia on Monday night.

Justin Johnson made 7 of 9 from the floor for 15 points and Marlon Hunter added 13 points for WKU (8-5). Ben Lawson chipped in nine points and had six blocks.

The Hilltoppers, who have won five of their last seven games, will now turn their attention to their second season in Conference USA when they face Marshall on Sunday.

Brescia led early but the Hilltoppers charged back to go ahead 45-39 at the break. Johnson slammed home a dunk to start the second half during an 18-4 run and WKU led 63-43 at the 14:06 mark. Brescia was limited to just 27 points in the second half.

Austin Morris and Trey Howard had 15 apiece for Brescia.

DeAndre Liggins Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

Former Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week on Monday.

Liggins averaged 17.3 points, 9.0 assists, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game last week.

Here's a release from the D-League:

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2015 – Sioux Falls’ guard DeAndre Liggins was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games Played Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27. This is the second Performer of Week award for Liggins of his D-League career. He previously received the honor on Dec. 30, 2013 also as a member of Sioux Falls.

Liggins (6-6, 204, Kentucky) led Sioux Falls to a 3-0 week, averaging 17.3 points on 44.0 percent shooting from the floor (16-for-36) to go with 9.0 assists, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals. He connected on seven of his 15 shots from beyond the arc (46.7 percent). On Dec. 27, he recorded his second triple-double of the season with 14 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a 106-101 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

For the season, Liggins is averaging 13.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists (ranks third in the league) and 2.5 steals (ranks second in the league). He has two triple-doubles on the season. They are the only two triple-doubles to be a recorded so far this season.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis Earns SEC Player of the Week Honors

Kentucky sophomore Tyler Ulis has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week following his impressive performance in Saturday's win over Louisville.

Here is a release from UK:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tyler Ulis’ sensational performance in the Kentucky men’s basketball team’s victory over No. 16/15 Louisville was more than enough to earn him Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Ulis matched a career high with 21 points on a career-best four 3-pointers in the win over the Cardinals. The Chicago native also dished out a game-high eight assists, just one shy of matching a career best, and he committed just one turnover in 39 minutes of action.

The 5-foot-9 guard was named the Bluegrass Sports Commission Most Valuable Player of the game for the second straight season, becoming the first multi-year winner since the award’s inception in 2010.

In this year’s game, Ulis scored 12 first-half points to spark Kentucky to a halftime advantage. Ulis’ night was capped by a deep made 3 as the shot clock was winding down to give the Wildcats a four-point lead with less than five minutes remaining in the contest.

Ulis was also named NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk’s national player of the week for his efforts.

In two career games against Louisville, Ulis has notched 35 points, 10 assists, one turnover and six made 3-pointers in 65 minutes.

Ulis also had a career day against UK’s other top-25 ranked opponent this season in Duke. In two games this season against top-25 opponents, Ulis has averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals per game and 1.0 blocks.

Over his last five games, Ulis is averaging 7.0 assists per game. For the season, Ulis is averaging 12.8 points, second best on the team, and a team-high 5.5 assists. He’s dished out five or more assists in eight of the 11 games he’s played in.

This week’s honor marks the second of the season for Ulis, who also won SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 23.

Kentucky has now won an SEC award a league-high five times and picked up an honor in all but two of the seven weeks they’ve been awarded by the league thus far. Ulis leads the Wildcats with two SEC honors. Skal Labissiere, Isaiah Briscoe and Jamal Murray have each been named SEC Freshman of the Week this season.

Kentucky returns home Saturday for its SEC opener vs. Ole Miss. That game will take place at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena on the SEC Network.

For the latest on the Kentucky men's basketball team, follow @KentuckyMBB on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and on the web at UKathletics.com.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng Jab Each Other After Kentucky's Win Over Louisville

Minnesota Timberwolves teammates Karl-Anthony Towns (UK) and Gorgui Dieng (UL) took some friendly jabs at each other after Kentucky's win over Louisville on Saturday.

Towns started the back-and-forth with this:



Dieng returned fire with an solid comeback:



Then Towns sent one last jab:


Kentucky Rises in AP Top 25 Poll After Knocking Off Louisville

Kentucky (10-2) is up to No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and holds at No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week on the heels of beating Louisville.

Louisville (11-2) is down to No. 18 in both polls following Saturday's loss.

Michigan State is No. 1 in both polls this week.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Michigan State (64) 13-0 1,623
2 Kansas (1) 10-1 1,534
3 Oklahoma 11-0 1,498
4 Maryland 11-1 1,428
5 Virginia 10-1 1,351
6 Xavier 12-0 1,296
7 North Carolina 10-2 1,219
8 Arizona 12-1 1,081
9 Butler 10-1 984
10 Kentucky 10-2 963
11 Iowa State 10-1 938 12 Providence 12-1 923 13 Miami (FL) 10-1 867 14 Purdue 12-1 818 15 Duke 9-2 781 16 Villanova 9-2 643 17 SMU 11-0 636 18 Louisville 11-2 516 19 West Virginia 10-1 500 20 Texas A&M 9-2 371 21 Utah 10-2 224 22 Cincinnati 10-3 199 23 Baylor 9-2 195 24 South Carolina 11-0 175 25 UCLA 9-4 51

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 49, Oregon 45, Gonzaga 44, Pittsburgh 42, George Washington 40, Dayton 19, Colorado 15, Northwestern 11, Monmouth 11, Vanderbilt 10, Iowa 7, Texas Tech 6, Texas 4, Florida 4, Saint Joseph's 2, Saint Mary's 1, Ole Miss 1

USA Today Coaches Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Michigan State (27) 13-0 771
2 Oklahoma (3) 11-0 730
3 Kansas (1) 10-1 715
4 Maryland 11-1 683
5 Virginia 10-1 648
6 Xavier 12-0 610
7 Arizona 12-1 544
8 North Carolina 10-2 530
9 Iowa State 10-1 480
10 Butler 10-1 471
11 Kentucky 10-2 465 12 Duke 9-2 434 13 Providence 12-1 396 14 Purdue 12-1 378 15 Miami (FL) 10-1 367 16 Villanova 9-2 309 17 West Virginia 10-1 299 18 Louisville 11-2 249 19 Texas A&M 9-2 220 20 South Carolina 11-0 157 21 Baylor 9-2 146 22 Utah 10-2 94 23 Cincinnati 10-3 90 24 Gonzaga 10-3 79 25 Pittsburgh 10-1 49

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 47, George Washington 25, UCLA 20, Oregon 17, Notre Dame 15, Vanderbilt 10, Dayton 7, Colorado 5, Texas 4, Indiana 3, California 3, Monmouth 2, Saint Mary's 1, Texas Tech 1, USC 1

Rick Pitino Explains Why He Didn't Do Postgame Press Conference at Kentucky

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino explained in a blog post why he skipped his postgame press conference at Kentucky after Saturday's game.

Here's Pitino's explanation:

Well, it certainly was another disappointing loss, but give our opponent credit. They made some three-pointers from nearly the midcourt logo.

Before I release the MVP order, let me set the record straight about not doing a postgame press conference. I told Kenny Klein and Paul Rogers 24 hours before the game that it didn’t matter, win or lose, I would speak to our fans through our postgame radio interview and Ralph would speak with the media. I’ve done the same after a victory at home. It is an ACC rule for me to do the postgame interviews for league games, but not for non-conference games.

But let’s get to the truth of why. Once every two years, it’s an extremely emotional and difficult experience for me to coach in Rupp Arena. I knew that when I accepted the job at Louisville, but it’s never easy. We give them credit for the victory and we hope to grow after the loss.

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The Last Week of Basketball in 2015 is Here; Schedule for the Week

The last week of college basketball around Kentucky in 2015 is here and it's time to move into 2016.

With the new year upon us, it's also time for conference action to heat up as the push for March is on.

Here's a complete schedule for the week:

Monday, December 28

7:00 p.m. Green Bay at Morehead State University
8:00 p.m. Brescia University at Western Kentucky University (Exhibition for BU)

Tuesday, December 29

2:00 p.m. Manhattan College at Eastern Kentucky University
4:30 p.m. Centre College vs. Washington (Mo.) (at Springfield, Ohio)
7:00 p.m. Faulkner vs. University of Pikeville (at Montgomery, Ala.)

Wednesday, December 30

2:00 p.m. Transylvania University at Thomas More College
2:00 p.m. Oglethorpe University at Spalding University
4:00 p.m. Asbury University at Alice Lloyd College*
7:00 p.m. Morehead State University at East Tennessee State
7:00 p.m. Northern Kentucky University at Toledo
8:00 p.m. Brescia University at Murray State University (Exhibition for BU)
8:00 p.m. Martin Methodist at Lindsey Wilson College
TBA Centre College vs. TBA (at Springfield, Ohio)

Thursday, December 31

3:00 p.m. Brevard at Kentucky Wesleyan College

Friday, January 1

1:00 p.m. Campbellsville University at Greensboro College

Saturday, January 2

2:00 p.m. Northern Kentucky University at Green Bay*
3:00 p.m. King at Kentucky Wesleyan College
3:00 p.m. Morehead State University at Murray State University*
3:00 p.m. Kentucky State University at Fort Valley State*
3:00 p.m. Transylvania University at Rose-Hulman*
3:00 p.m. Lincoln Memorial University at Bellarmine University
3:00 p.m. Greenville College at Spalding University*
3:00 p.m. Thomas More College at Thiel*
3:00 p.m. Alice Lloyd College at Brescia University*
4:00 p.m. Union College at Milligan*
4:00 p.m. University of Pikeville vs. Warner (at Lake Wales, Fla.)
4:00 p.m. Miami-Middletown at University of the Cumberlands
7:00 p.m. Ole Miss at University of Kentucky*
8:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky University at Austin Peay*

Sunday, January 3

1:00 p.m. Western Kentucky University at Marshall*
2:00 p.m. Ohio-Chillicothe at Georgetown College
3:00 p.m. Sewanee at Centre College*
8:00 p.m. Wake Forest at University of Louisville*

* Conference Game

Brescia's Jermain Langley Named KIAC Player of the Week

Brescia University's Jermain Langley was named KIAC Player of the Week last week. 

Langley averaged 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game for the week of December 14-20.

Here is a release from BU:

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Brescia (Ky.) University's Jermain Langley averaged 23.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 7.0 apg for the week of Dec. 14-20 to earn KIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

The 6-3, senior guard from Henderson, Ky., had his big week with Brescia going 1-1 in two games. Although in a losing effort, his career-high 28 points in an 80-79 loss to St. Catharine (Ky.) nearly made up for the Bearcats missing their top two scorers due to illness. In the game, Langley had six rebounds and four assists and made 11 of 16 field goals.

He followed that up with a near triple-double with 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in a 75-69 win at Morthland. He made 7 of 13 field goals to finish the week at 62 percent (18 of 29) from the floor and 50 percent (5 for 10) from 3-point range.

Langley currently leads NAIA Division II with 102 total assists, and he is second in the country with 7.3 assists per game. He also averages 12.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg. The Bearcats return to action Dec. 28 at Western Kentucky.

Follow KIAC Men's Basketball at KIACSports.com, on Twitter @KIACSports hashtag #KIAC #KIACBasketball and on Facebook.com/KIACSports.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Saturday Was John Calipari's 200th Win at Kentucky

The victory over Louisville Saturday was John Calipari's 200th win at the University of Kentucky.

In his first 6 seasons in Lexington, Calipari has one national championship, one national title runner-up and 4 Final Four appearances.

Calipari's record at Kentucky:

2009-10 35-3 NCAA Elite Eight
2010-11 29-9 NCAA Final Four
2011-12 38-2 NCAA Champions
2012-13 21-12 NIT First Round
2013-14 29-11 NCAA Runner-up
2014-15 38-1 NCAA Final Four
2015-16 10-2 TBD

Eric Bledsoe to Miss Significant Time with Torn Meniscus

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss significant time after suffering a torn meniscus in his knee over the weekend.

Here are details from AZCentral.com:

An awful Suns basketball night turned worse after the Suns learned that leading scorer and playmaker Eric Bledsoe suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during Saturday night's home loss to Philadelphia, according to sources.

The injury is expected to require surgery that could sideline Bledsoe for several weeks or longer, depending on the course of action. Bledsoe previously tore a meniscus in his right knee and had it repaired in 2011. A surgery to remove the damaged meniscus in 2014 sidelined him for more than two months at almost the same juncture of the season as this injury. Then, Bledsoe missed games from Jan. 2 to March 10.

With treatment decisions still to be made, the Suns have not announced Bledsoe's MRI results or a timetable for recovery.

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