Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mike Brey, Roy Williams Take Jabs at John Calipari

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey and North Carolina head man Roy Williams each took jabs at John Calipari following his announcement that the entire Kentucky team will declare for the NBA Draft.

"He's not getting any pub here lately," Brey said. "Cause he's not playing. So he's doing anything to stay out there. The guy's a master."

Williams called Calipari a friend but joked he would really be worried if Calipari applied for the draft himself.

Rick Stansbury Will Be the New Head Coach at Western Kentucky University

Texas A&M assistant and former Mississippi State head coach Rick Stansbury will be the new head coach at Western Kentucky University.



I'm hearing that Stansbury will likely retain WKU assistant Chris Shumate as an assistant.

Friday, March 25, 2016

UK's Tyler Ulis Will Enter NBA Draft, But Not Expected to Hire an Agent

Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis isn't ruling out a return to college for his junior season.

Ulis will declare for 2016 NBA Draft, but doesn't plan to hire an agent according to Rotowire.com.

ROTOWIRE FANTASY ANALYSIS

Ulis, a sophomore guard, will declare for the draft, but will likely not hire an agent so he has the option to return to the Wildcats next season if he doesn’t receive positive feedback. Ulis averaged 17.3 points, 7.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 37 minutes per game. He shot 43 percent from the field, and 34 percent from behind the arc.

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2017 Star David Sloan Leaves Taylor County, Plans to Enroll at Ballard

David Sloan, one of Kentucky's top high school players in the Class of 2017, has left Taylor County High School and hopes to enroll at Ballard.

Sloan headed to Taylor County with head coach Rich Gatewood prior to the 2013-14 season.

Gatewood became Sloan's legal guardian several years ago.

Here are details from Jason Frakes of the Courier-Journal:

Taylor County coach Richard Gatewood said he became Sloan’s legal guardian a few years ago. Sloan played for Gatewood at Moore as an eighth-grader during the 2012-13 season, and the duo headed to Taylor County the summer before the 2013-14 season.

“The main reason I left Taylor County is because I’m only a teenager and I missed seeing my parents in the stands and my family,” Sloan said. “I just want to play in my city. You only get this opportunity once …

“My freshman and sophomore year I felt good about (Taylor County). But my junior season it started to hit me, and after the season ended it hit me a lot because I wanted to see my parents.”

A 6-foot guard, Sloan averaged 20 points and 4.4 rebounds this season as Taylor County reached the state tournament for the second straight year, finishing with a 25-9 record after falling to Doss in the quarterfinals.

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Ulis, Murray Named to NABC All-District 21 First Team; Kennedy Named Coach of the Year

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray have been named to the NABC All-District 21 First Team.

Joining Ulis and Murray on the first team are LSU's Ben Simmons, Ole Miss' Stefan Moody and Florida's Dorian Finney-Smith.

Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy is the district coach of the year.

Here's a release from UK:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With unprecedented seasons in the record books, it was never really a question whether Kentucky guards Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis would be recognized for their historic years. Friday they added another one to their growing list of postseason accolades as the duo was recognized on the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 21 First Team.

UK’s star backcourt was two members of a five-member first team. LSU’s Ben Simmons, Ole Miss’ Stefan Moody and Florida’s Dorian Finney-Smith were the other honorees.

The NABC’s All-District teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC.

Ulis and Murray are racking in the postseason awards after spectacular individual seasons that helped guide Kentucky to a 27-9 record overall, a share of the program’s 47th Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and UK’s 29th SEC Tournament title.

Ulis ended the season with 246 assists, setting the new single-season school record previously held by John Wall. Until the season’s final game, Ulis had a streak of 28 consecutive games with four or more assists, the longest streak in school history since at least 1972-73.

Among the honors Ulis has already received this postseason:

Naismith Trophy finalist
Sporting News All-America First Team
USBWA All-America Second Team
SEC Player of the Year (Coaches/AP)
SEC Tournament MVP
SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
All-SEC First Team (Coaches/AP)
SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
USA Today All-America First Team
CBS Sports SEC Player of the Year
USBWA District IV Player of the Year
USBWA All-District IV Team
NABC District 21 First Team
Bob Cousy finalist
John R. Wooden Award finalist
USBWA Oscar Robertson finalist

About Mr. Fab-ULIS: Ulis finished the season averaging 17.3 points and an SEC-best 7.0 assists. Following his final game, he ranked seventh nationally in assists and sixth in the country with a 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio.

He was the only player in the SEC averaging at least 17.3 points and 7.0 assists or better. He was one of just four players in the nation (Kahil Felder, Oakland; Denzel Valentine, Michigan State; Juan’ya Green, Hofstra) with those numbers and the lone underclassman entering this weekend’s action.

Ulis completed the year with the single-season school record for most 20-point, five-assist games with 14, and according to the SEC Network, his three 20-point, 10-assist games this season are the most of any SEC player in the last 20 seasons.

In league play, Ulis averaged 8.4 assists with a 4.5 assist-to-turnover ratio. He played 672 of a possible 725 minutes in SEC games, committing a turnover every 19.8 minutes per game.

Ulis’ value was probably best represented by his performances in Kentucky’s biggest games. He averaged a team-best 24.4 points and a team-high 7.6 assists in UK’s seven games vs. ranked opponents. He shot 54.2 percent with a 3.8 assist-to-turnover ratio in those games. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider he played 291 of the possible 295 minutes in those games, including the entire 45 minutes of all three overtime contests.

Murray’s postseason honors list continues to lengthen by the day. Among the honors he’s been recognized for already:

All-SEC First Team (Coaches/AP)
SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
USA Today All-America Second Team
Scout.com All-America Second Team
USBWA Freshman All-America Team
Sporting News Freshman All-America Team
USBWA All-District IV Team
NABC District 21 First Team
Wayman Tisdale finalist

ABOUT MURRAY: Murray was one of the nation’s best scorers all season long and led the league with five SEC Weekly honors. He led the Wildcats in scoring at 20.0 points per game, which is the highest individual scoring average at Kentucky in the John Calipari era.

With 720 points this season, he owns the school’s freshman single-season scoring record surpassing Brandon Knight (657 points in 2010-11). That mark is also good for eighth all-time among all players in UK history.

He posted three 30-point games this season, two of which came against league competition. The three 30-point games are the most by a freshman in school history, and his 35 points vs. Florida tied Terrence Jones (Jan. 11, 2011 vs. Auburn) for the school record single-game scoring mark by a freshman. It also tied Jones for the most points in a single game in the Calipari era.

Murray is the first Wildcat to reach double figures in 30 or more games since Jodie Meeks had a run of 32 times in 2008-09. Murray’s streak stretched to 34 straight games. He racked up a 12-game streak of scoring 20 points or more matching the longest such streak for any UK player since Kevin Grevey topped 20 or more points in 12 straight games in 1974-75.

Having hit a 3-pointer in every game this season, Murray owns the UK freshman record for most 3-point field goals in a single season with 113, surpassing Knight’s previous record of 87. His 113 made 3-pointers are second on the UK single-season 3-point field goal list and the most of any freshman in the history of the SEC. It’s also the second most of any freshman in NCAA history, trailing only Stephen Curry’s record of 122.

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

Reischel, Moss and Mayo Named to NABC All-District 19 Team

Jarelle Reischel (EKU), Jeffery Moss (Murray State) and Nick Mayo (EKU) were all named to the NABC All-District 19 Second Team earlier today. 

Here's a look:

NABC All-District 19

First Team

Evan Bradds, Belmont
Torrance Rowe, Tennessee Tech
Chris Horton, Austin Peay
Keron DeShields, Tennessee State
Craig Bradshaw, Belmont

Second Team

Twymond Howard, UT Martin
Jarelle Reischel, Eastern Kentucky
Tahjere McCall, Tennessee State
Jeffery Moss, Murray State
Nick Mayo, Eastern Kentucky

Tyler Rogers, J.D. Tucker Named to NAIA DII All-America Teams

Alice Lloyd College's Tyler Rogers was recently named to the NAIA Division II All-America team.

Union College's J.D. Tucker was named to the Third Team. Union teammate Nick Riley was named Honorable Mention.

Brescia's Austin Morris also earned an Honorable Mention spot.

NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-America Teams

First Team

NAME SCHOOL POS YR HOMETOWN
Dominez Burnett* Davenport (Mich.) F SR. Flint, Mich.
Austin Fox St. Francis (Ind.) F SR. Muncie, Ind.
Trey Bardsley Nebraska Wesleyan G SR. Beatrice, Neb.
Kyle Steigenga Cornerstone (Mich.) F SO. Holland, Mich.
Trae Bergh Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) G SR. Crooks, S.D.
Lane Mahurin Indiana Wesleyan F JR. Rockville, Ind.
Clay Yeo Bethel College (Ind.) G JR. Bourbon, Ind.
Jonny Marlin Indiana Wesleyan G SR. Greenwood, Ind.
Ilya Ilyayev St. Francis (Ill.) F SR. Los Angeles, Calif.
Warren Hall Warner (Fla.) G JR. Tampa, Fla.

* - Denotes NAIA/NABC Player of the Year

Second Team

NAME SCHOOL POS YR HOMETOWN
Javonte Byrd Northwest Christian (Ore.) G SR. San Diego, Calif.
Cameron Coleman York (Neb.) F JR. Allen, Texas
Tyler Rogers Alice Lloyd (Ky.) F SR. Lexington, Ky.
Leland Robinson Tennessee Wesleyan F SR. Jackson, Tenn.
Kyle Kilgore Dakota State (S.D.) F JR. Adrian, Minn.
Lance Carter Tabor (Kan.) G JR. Troy, Ohio
Stanley Whittaker Keiser (Fla.) G JR. Philadelphia, Pa.
Joel Spear Southern Oregon G SR. Adalaide, Australia
Aaron Larson Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) F SR. Tolono, Ill.
Miles Robinson Indiana Tech G JR. Grand Rapids, Mich.

Third Team

NAME SCHOOL POS YR HOMETOWN
Ryan Atkins West Virginia Tech G SO. Miami, Fla.
Lucas Huffman Indiana East G SO. Indianapolis, Ind.
Ethan Murray College of the Ozarks (Mo.) G SR. Neosho, Mo.
Brequan Tucker Jamestown (N.D.) G SR. Joliet, Ill.
J.D. Tucker Union (Ky.) G SR. Charleston, S.C. 
Bryce Lienhoop St. Francis (Ind.) F SO. Columbus, Ind.
Alex Houston Mount Mercy (Iowa) F SR. Chicago, Ill.
Larry Motuzis Saint Xavier (Ill.) G SO. Darien, Ill.
Jesse Jones Midland (Neb.) G SR. Houston, Texas
Taylor Young Warner Pacific (Ore.) G SR. Hawthorne, Calif.

Honorable Mention

Dominique Bolden Goshen (Ind.) F SR. Chicago, Ill. Brian Bridgeforth Washington Adventist (Md.) F JR. Washington, D.C. Jake Bullock Aquinas (Mich.) G JR. Lansing, Mich. Cameron Clark Southwestern (Kan.) G SR. Lewisville, Texas Brandon Cole Bryan College (Tenn.) F SR. Crossville, Tenn. Eddie Delegal Warner (Fla.) F SR. Brunswick, Ga. Roman Delgado California State Maritime G SR. Santa Clarita, Calif. Jayden Ferguson Valley City State (N.D.) F SO. Williston, N.D. Chandler Folkerts Concordia (Neb.) F JR. Milford, Neb. Bryan Forbes Briar Cliff (Iowa) G JR. Lone Tree, Iowa Kelvin Goodwin Point Park (Pa.) G SR. Wheeling Park, W.V. Terrelle Green Robert Morris (Ill.) G SR. Chicago, Ill. Grant Greenberg Saint Mary (Kan.) G JR. Leavenworth, Kan. Clayton Herrald Briar Cliff (Iowa) G SR. Williams, Iowa Lawrence Jackson Northwestern Ohio G JR. Rocky Mount, N.C. D.D. Joiner Rio Grande (Ohio) G SR. Columbus, Ohio Earl Jones Warner Pacific (Ore.) G SR. Henderson, Nev. Zach Kirschbaum Trinity International (Ill.) F JR. Las Vegas, Nev. Ben Lanning Cornerstone (Mich.) F SR. Grandville, Mich. Tate Martin Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) G JR. Mitchell, S.D. Deion McClenton Keiser (Fla.) F SO. Columbus, Ga. Austin Morris Brescia (Ky.) F SR. Evansville, Ind. Joey Nebeker College of Idaho F JR. Melba, Idaho Cameron Paschke College of the Ozarks (Mo.) G JR. Fayetteville, Ark. Nick Riley Union (Ky.) G SR. Hopkinsville, Ky. 
Kyle Stidom Taylor (Ind.) G SR. Indianapolis, Ind. Franky Teran Antelope Valley (Calif.) G JR. Tucson, Ariz. Brandon Vanderhegghen Grace (Ind.) G SR. Mishawaka, Ind. Michael Walker St. Thomas (Fla.) G JR. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Chris Waller Southwestern (Kan.) G SR. Houston, Texas Dominique Walls Indiana Tech F SR. Chicago, Ill.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Coach K Lashes Out at ESPN After Question About Duke's Record in the Pacific Time Zone

Duke head coach Mick Krzyzewski was not happy at a news conference Wednesday when asked about his team's 0-4 record in the Pacific time zone.

Check out his comments:

"It's interesting with ESPN, every time I look at the ticker, it's something we haven't done," Krzyzewski said at a news conference Wednesday. "So we've won 90 games in the NCAA. Yeah, I've never been one to look at what I do on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or whatever.

"I've looked at what we’ve done cumulative. So it's our 23rd Sweet 16. We've been in 116 NCAA games, and we're honored like crazy to be in here. I really don't think it makes a damn bit of difference what we've done on the West Coast before. If we started to compete because of Mondays, Tuesdays and West Coast, I don't think we ever would have had five national championships and 12 Final Fours."

Done coach? Not yet.

“So I don't know, that's probably a longer answer than you might want, but that's the way I look at those things," he said. “I think they don't mean a damn thing. Who we play now means a lot, and who we have to play at that time means a lot."

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Russ Smith Sets D-League Record With 65 Points in a Game

Former Louisville guard Russ Smith set a new NBA D-League scoring record with 65 points in a game tonight.

Calipari: Entire Kentucky Team Will Enter the NBA Draft

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has announced that his entire team, including the walk-ons, will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft.







Isaac Humphries and Tai Wynyard are both too young to enter the NBA Draft this summer.

2016 Recruit Frankie Hughes and Louisville Agree to Part Ways

The Louisville Cardinals and 2016 signee Frankie Hughs have reportedly agreed to part ways.


Hughes is regarded as 3-star recruit and has several other offers.

NBA Writer Predicts John Calipari to the Brooklyn Nets

Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com predicts that John Calipari will be the next president and coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

Sheridan didn't elaborate on his prediction.

Pelphrey, Stansbury and Kenny Payne Mentioned as Prevalent Names in WKU Coaching Search

According to Zach Greenwell of the Bowling Green Daily News, there are six names that have been mentioned the most in the Western Kentucky coaching search.

The names include UK assistant Kenny Payne, former Arkansas and South Alabama head coach John Pelphrey, Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend, Xavier assistant Travis Steele, former Mississippi State head coach Rick Stansbury and former WKU head coach Dennis Felton.

Here's an excerpt from the BG Daily News:

Dennis Felton, assistant coach, Tulsa – Coached WKU from 1998-2003, leading the Hilltoppers to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2001-03. Spent time in the San Antonio Spurs organization after coaching Georgia. Felton's son, Jazz, is a student manager for the Hilltoppers.

Kenny Payne, associate head coach, Kentucky – Former Louisville standout and NBA player has been a key member of coach John Calipari’s Kentucky staff since 2010.

John Pelphrey, TV analyst – Paintsville native and former Kentucky star was most recently an assistant at Florida under Billy Donovan. Had head coaching stints at Arkansas and South Alabama.

Rick Stansbury, associate head coach, Texas A&M – Battletown native won 293 games in 14 years at Mississippi State, helped Texas A&M to a regular-season Southeastern Conference title this year.

Travis Steele, associate head coach, Xavier – Has been coach Chris Mack’s top assistant, helping the Musketeers to seven NCAA Tournaments.

Kurtis Townsend, assistant coach, Kansas – Was a WKU point guard under coach Gene Keady from 1978-80. Has never been a head coach but has been with Kansas under Bill Self since 2004, helping the Jayhawks to a 2008 national title.

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Mid-America Christian Sinks Georgetown College at the Buzzer in Title Game

(4) Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 100
(1) Georgetown College 99  F/OT

Final from Kansas City, Missouri



Game recap by NAIA:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Malcolm Mann nearly lost the basketball on his way to the cup as time ran out in the title game of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship Tuesday (March 22), but the junior gathered himself to hit the game-winner with under a second left to lift No. 4-seed Mid-America Christian (Okla.) to its first-ever NAIA national championship, 100-99 in overtime, over top seeded Georgetown (Ky.).

The Plano, Texas, native saw his shot bounce on the rim three times before dropping through and the Evangels took home the 79th annual red banner.

"If I didn't see anyone within two seconds I was taking it myself," Mann said. "I lost the ball for a little bit, and by the grace of God it went in."

Mann had 23 points for the Evangels (28-9), who won the title in just their second trip to the championship, two off Devonse Reed's team-high 25. Following the game, Reed was named the Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player Award winner.

"It's really about helping my teammates," Reed said. "I know they have my back and I do my best to have their back."

Georgetown (32-4) was led by Noah Cottrill, who posted a game-best 32, followed by Tony Kimbro with 25 and Deondre McWhorter with 21. On the other side, five found double digits for the Evangels, getting 16 from Bryon Miller, 14 from Nick Tate and 12 for Chris Runnells. But it was Mann's final two that will be remembered most.

"I don't think we even got Malcolm a screen, but four seconds for him is a lifetime," said MACU head coach Josh Gamblin. "He got what he wanted and it was a tremendous finish."

MACU didn't lead until the 2:07 mark in the second half, trailing by as many as 14, 55-41, with 18:52 left in the second half. The Evangels used a 19-5 run to tie the game at 60 with 13:11 to play on a fast-break lay-in by Mann. It took MACU 11 minutes to go ahead, but the Evangels were down 82-80 with 46 seconds left when Kimbro broke an 80-all tie in the lane to make it 82-80. But the Tigers’ Runnells managed to hit a shot that sent the game to overtime with 21 seconds to play.

Tied at 82 after 40 minutes, Georgetown began overtime on a 4-0 run on free throws by McWhorter and a pair in the lane for Jordan Green to make it 86-82. MACU followed with the next five points, going up 87-86 when Miller laid in two after Green turned the ball over at the 3:00 mark. Reed was credited with a steal and Green an intentional foul that put Reed at the line, making the first before Miller's basket to regain the lead for MACU.

The lead changed hands two more times before Mid-America Christian took what looked like it might be the game's last lead change, down 88-87 when Reed followed his own miss for two points to put the Evangels on top 89-88. MACU led by as many as four, up 97-93 on two free throws for Exzavia Seaton, but Trent Gilbert capped a 6-1 run for the Tigers, draining a three from the corner in front of the Georgetown bench with less than five seconds to play, putting Georgetown back on top 99-98.

“Trent came off the bench and hit a shot he has hit a million times," said Georgetown coach Chris Briggs. "I knew he was going to hit it. Our guys might have celebrated too much at that point. Tried to pull them back together."

After the near-dagger, MACU's Mann went nearly the full 94 feet to score the final bucket, getting the ball out of his hand a tenth of a second before Municipal Auditorium's red backboard light came on. The ball ticked the iron three times before falling through, handing the Evangels their first-ever NAIA national championship.

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General Tournament Notes

• This year marked a new champion for the eighth-straight year.
• Five of those champions in the last eight years – Mid-America Christian, Dalton State (Ga.), Vanguard (Calif.), Pikeville (Ky.) and Rocky Mountain (Mont.) – were winners for the first time in school history.
• The overtime finish is the first such in the national title game since 2011 – Pikeville defeating Mountain State (W.Va.), 83-76.
• This is the first championship game to have a winner score at least 100 points since 1971 when Kentucky State triumphed over Eastern Michigan, 102-82.
• The 199 combined points scored by both teams is the highest total in the 79-year history of the championship.
• No. 1 Georgetown failed to become the first top seed to win the title since Mountain State (W.Va.) did so in 2002.

All-Tournament Team

Dii'jon Allen-Jordan, Campbellsville University (Ky.)
Sekou Harris, Campbellsville University (Ky.)
Nick Syrie, MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.)
Justin Randall, MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.)
Joe Jackson, Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas)
Devonse Reed, Mid-America Christian University (Okla.)
Bryon Miller, Mid-America Christian University (Okla.)
Deondre McWhorter, Georgetown College (Ky.)
Noah Cottrill, Georgetown College (Ky.)
Tony Kimbro, Georgetown College (Ky.)

Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player Award: Devonse Reed, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Charles S. Stevenson Hustle Award: Zach Taylor, Carroll (Mont.)
Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award: Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Charles A. Krigel Award*: Josh Gamblin, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Chuck Walden Memorial Trophy (given to Honorary Coaches of championship team): Liston Insurance
Frank Cramer Award^: John Mulvihill
2015 - 16 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year: Deondre McWhorter, Georgetown (Ky.)
2015 - 16 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year: Josh Gamblin, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)

* given to coach of the team that best exhibits respect, civility, integrity and fair play, the qualities that define sportsmanship
^ presented annually to the person or persons who has done the most for the basketball tournament during a period of years

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jackson Davis Considering a Transfer from Butler

Former Lafayette High School star Jackson Davis has asked for a release from Butler so he can seek a transfer.


Davis appeared in 24 games this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

John Pelphrey Mentioned as Possible Candidate at James Madison, Western Kentucky

Former Kentucky player John Pelphrey has been mentioned as a possible candidate at both James Madison and Western Kentucky.

Pelphrey, who was previously the head coach at Arkansas and South Alabama, last worked as Billy Donovan's assistant at Florida.

Here's an excerpt from Hoopdirt.com:

A couple early names that I’ve heard surrounding the search at James Madison (Eddie Fogler running this search): Kevin Sutton – assistant coach Georgetown, and former Arkansas and South Alabama head coach John Pelphrey. I also mentioned Pelphrey on Saturday as being involved at WKU as well. More names as I hear them…


Monday, March 21, 2016

Ben Simmons Won't Finish Classes at LSU

LSU's Ben Simmons has withdrawn from school and will not finish classes this semester.

Simmons plans to move to Arizona and prepare for the NBA Draft.


Oklahoma State Hires Brad Underwood

According to ESPN.com, Oklahoma State has replaced Travis Ford with Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood.

Here's an excerpt:

Oklahoma State is expected to hire Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood to be its new head coach, sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. He was 89-14 in three years as coach of the Lumberjacks and took the team to the NCAA tournament in all three years. He will replace Travis Ford, who was officially let go last week.

It's Official: Wyoming Names Allen Edwards Head Coach

Wyoming has made it official and announced Allen Edwards as the school's new men's basketball coach.

Allen Edwards is the New Head Coach at Wyoming

Former Kentucky player Allen Edwards will take over as head coach at Wyoming after Larry Shyatt has stepped down.

Here are details from ESPN:

Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt has decided to resign.

Assistant coach Allen Edwards will replace Shyatt as head coach, according to sources.

Shyatt, 64, took over five years ago and took the Cowboys to the NCAA tournament in 2015. He has a 117-78 mark in his second stint with the program.

"This is not a decision that was made impulsively," Shyatt said in a statement. "Rather, it is a move that was arrived at after much soul-searching and discussion. I am ending my career here with the reluctant blessing of [athletic director] Tom Burman and the administration, and while they did their best to convince me to stay on, I believe that the timing of my decision is in the best interests of everyone involved."

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Billy Kennedy Gives God All the Glory for Texas A&M Win

Texas A&M  head coach Billy Kennedy gave all the glory to God following his team's insane victory over Northern Iowa tonight:

Jamal Murray Blew Off Some Steam at Sky Zone Lexington Today

Kentucky star Jamal Murray did a little unwinding at Sky Zone Lexington earlier today.

After a disappointing end to the season, I'm sure Murray and the other UK players needed to blow off some steam.

Steve Prohm Dances After Win Over Little Rock

Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm danced in the locker room after his team's win over Little Rock:


I'm no talent judge, but I think Prohm better stick to coaching. I don't believe he has a future on Dancing With the Stars.

Louisville is No. 1 in Ken Pomeroy's Top 10 for 2016-17

Ken Pomeroy has revealed his early top 10 for 2016-17 and the Louisville Cardinals are No. 1.

Kentucky comes in at No. 2.

Duke, Villanova and Kansas round out the top 5.

Here's a look at Pomeroy's preseason top 10:

1. Louisville
2. Kentucky
3. Duke
4. Villanova
5. Kansas
6. North Carolina
7. Oregon
8. Wisconsin
9. Indiana
10. Virginia

Alex Poythress Sends Heartfelt Thanks to UK Teammates and Fans

UK senior Alex Poythress posted a heartfelt message of thanks to this teammates and fans this morning.

Here's what Poythress said:






This Tyler Ulis Tribute Will Tug at Your Heartstrings

Kentucky fans, grab some tissues and check out this tribute to college basketball's best point guard, Tyler Ulis:

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