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Getting to be a habit: Kentucky’s Booker named SEC Freshman of the Week once again

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  Kentucky’s freshman long-range sharpshooter has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the third consecutive time and for the fourth time overall, more than any other player, league officials announced.   Booker logged 12 points, 1.5 rebounds …

Morehead State guard Jones breaks 30-year women’s basketball school assists mark in loss

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  Morehead State senior guard Almesha Jones set a new career assist record Saturday during the Eagles’ 72-64 women’s basketball loss at Jacksonville State.   Jones broke Irene (Moore) Strong’s record, a mark that had stood for more than 30 …

Wildcats turn up the defensive pressure late to pull away for big SEC win over Missouri

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  Kentucky held Missouri to just over 20 percent shooting in the second half Sunday and pulled away for an 83-69 Southeastern Conference win over the Tigers.   With the game tied 50-50, No. 14 Kentucky allowed just two Tiger …

Ashley Scoby: Whether its depth, defense or guards, UK just keeps finding ways to win

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  If you didn’t watch the Kentucky-South Carolina game on Saturday, let’s play a game. I feed you a couple stat lines from Columbia, S.C., and you guess if the game was close.   Ready? Here we go.   Willie …

Even with a sparkling 15-3 record, Pitino feels some pressure to defend his ‘improving’ team

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By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–For a fellow in charge of a college basketball team that owns a 15-3 record and is ranked 10th nationally, Louisville’s Rick Pitino spent an inordinate amount of time during his regular press conference …

Discounted tickets available for OVC basketball tournaments through January

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All-session tickets for the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship are now on sale and are just $60 through each OVC schools’ ticket offices until Jan. 31, the league announced.   OVC Basketball Championship Website   The OVC Championship will …

Kimbro turns up the heat for Georgetown as Tigers knock off No. 1 ranked Campbellsville

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Tony Kimbro had a career night, missing only one shot, and Georgetown College knocked off top-ranked Campbellsville University in the NAIA Game of the Week.   The No. 17 Tigers (16-3) improved to 5-2 in the Mid-South Conference, while handing …

Wildcats to face Antigua’s South Florida team in first Hoopball Miami Invitational next year

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.   The Kentucky men’s basketball team will recognize a familiar face on the opposing bench when it plays South Florida next season in the inaugural Hoophall Miami Invitational.   UK will play former assistant coach Orlando Antigua’s South Florida …

Ashley Scoby: Lee just the latest Wildcat to prove he can step up when he’s needed most

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Marcus Lee has been compared to a pogo stick. And rightfully so, with his impressive vertical leap that makes put-back dunks look like he’s playing on a six-foot goal. But Lee could also be compared to the kid on the …

EKU’s Walden, Murray State’s Payne among 40 players on Lou Henson Award watch list

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Eastern Kentucky senior men’s basketball player Corey Walden is one of 40 student-athletes from across the country chosen to the Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List, CollegeInsider.com announced.   The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the Division I …

Jamie Vaught: New Vitale book ‘It’s Awesome Baby’ shares inside story of memorable career

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Yes, the famous basketball broadcaster once was a victim of bullying when he was a young kid growing up in his blue-collar New Jersey roots.   As you know, bullying, unfortunately, is a serious problem found in many communities, usually …

Big men Onuaku, Mathiang could hold short- term keys to improving Cards’ offensive woes

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–More than halfway through the regular season and facing its toughest stretch yet, Louisville’s basketball team is still trying to solve its offensive problems, but coach Rick Pitino has a solution. Well, sort …

Former All-American Burrow named Kentucky’s 2015 SEC Basketball Legend

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  Former two-time Kentucky All-America selection Bob Burrow has been tabbed as Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s SEC Tournament, which will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., March 11-15.   A …

Ashley Scoby: With Kentucky in danger of losing, Aaron Harrison rises to the occasion

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  When wild animals sense danger, their instincts take over.   And the same could probably be said about Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison when he senses the danger of a potential loss. If a game is near its end, you would …

Booker continues Kentucky’s domination
of conference Freshman of Week award

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  For the second straight week and the third time this season, Kentucky guard Devin Booker has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.   Booker averaged 10.0 points on 67-percent shooting to help UK to a pair of …