Friday, December 2, 2016

Taveion Hollingsworth Passes Cameron Mills for 5th on Dunbar's All-Time Scoring List

Taveion Hollingsworth scored 31 points to lead Dunbar to a 73-52 win over Bryan Station Thursday night.

In doing so, Hollingsworth passed former UK player Cameron Mills for 5th on the school's all-time scoring list.

Congratulations Taveion!

Donnie Butcher Earns 200th Career Home Win at University of the Cumberlands

Head coach Donnie Butcher won his 200th career game at home for University of the Cumberlands earlier this week.

The Patriots knocked off Shawnee State 71-66 Monday night.

Here's a recap from UC:

Williamsburg, KY – The University of the Cumberlands men's basketball team used a 14-6 run to end the first half and defeat Shawnee State 71-66 in Mid-South Conference action Monday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center. The win was also a milestone for UC Head Coach Donnie Butcher, who earned his 200th career home victory.

"It's great to reach this milestone, our team came out playing hard right from the tip," said Butcher. "We battled hard down the stretch and made plays when we needed them to get a win in conference."

Cumberlands (9-2; 1-1 MSC) came out strong as Marquis Yates (SR/Manassas, VA) drained a three-pointer to start the game. Shawnee State (5-5; 0-2 MSC) responded with an 8-2 run, before Dez Marshall (JR/Shelbyville, KY) hit a three-pointer to even the game 8-8 with 14:24 remaining in the first half. That three-pointer sparked a 13-2 run, which included three three-pointers, for Cumberlands to give the Patriots a 24-10 lead with 7:11 remaining. After trading baskets, the Patriots went on a 14-6 run to end the first half and take a 39-21 lead at the break. Yates and Eric Duncan (JR/Stockton, CA) each netted 12 points in the half to spark the offensive.

Yates and Marshall each hit from behind the arc to extend the Patriots lead to 45-21, their largest lead of the game. The Bears scored 12 unanswered points over the next four minutes to cut the lead to 45-33 with 13:04 remaining. Yates scored eight of the Patriots next 14 points to give Cumberlands a 55-41 advantage with seven minutes left. Two minutes later, Shawnee State cut the lead to nine, before Kelsley Wilkinson (SR/SW Ranches, FL) drained a three to put the Patriots ahead 59-47. Wilkinson scored nine of the Patriots next ten points to give Cumberlands a 64-53 lead with 45 seconds remaining. Shawnee State went on a 13-6 run to end the game for the 71-66 final.

Leading the way for Cumberlands was Yates who finished with a team-high 23 points and five rebounds. Wilkinson and Duncan added 13 points apiece, while Eddie Tornes (JR/Muskegon Heights, MI) finished with nine. Bernard Samuel (JR/Charleston, SC) dished out a team-high three assists.

The Patriots will return to the court Saturday, December 3, when they travel to Atlanta, GA to face conference foe Life. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rick Pitino Previews Tonight's Game Against Purdue

Here's what Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had to say about tonight's game against Purdue and the Cardinals' second-place finish in Atlantis:

UK is Having a Blue-White Out for UCLA Game

The University of Kentucky is asking fans to paint Rupp Arena blue and white for Saturday's game against UCLA.

Morehead State is Giving Away Ramen Noodles to First 100 Students at Tonight's Game

Morehead State is giving away free Ramen Noodles to the first 100 students in the door at tonight's game against Northern Kentucky University.

This might be a candidate for the best promotion ever.

As for Morehead State's coaching situation, there are no new updates. Preston Spradlin is serving as interim coach and will be leading the Eagles tonight.

The game tips off at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5-Star Center Says He's Decommiting from WKU; Rick Stansbury Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

Five-star center Mitchell Robinson Tweeted last night that he plans to decommit from Western Kentucky University and explore other options.

That Tweet was later deleted.

This morning, WKU coach Rick Stansbury told reporters that he believes the player's Twitter account was hacked.

But then there's this:

It's important to note that Robinson has actually signed with WKU so he can't simply decommit.

Obviously, this is a situation to keep an eye on.

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