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WKU makes clutch plays in final minute, holds on for 68-65 win over visiting Rhode Island on Sunday

Charles Bassey’s basket with 10 seconds remaining in the game snapped a 64-64 tie and Western Kentucky pulled out a 68-65 win over Rhode Island on Sunday at E.A. Diddle Arena. Taveion Hollingsworth made two free throws with four seconds left on the clock to seal the win for WKU, which improved to 5-2. The Hilltoppers led the game for 34 minutes, but Rhode Island stayed within striking distance nearly...

UK transfer Jacob Toppin flies under the radar of older brother Obi, but holds his own above rim

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky basketball player Jacob Toppin is used to being in his brother’s shadow. Toppin — younger brother of former University of Dayton All-American and likely first-round NBA Draft pick Obi Toppin — hears his brother’s name often, whether it’s on the court, in the classroom, or in an interview session with reporters. “My brother is brought...

UK meets Texas in Rupp Arena on Jan. 30 in SEC/Big 12 Challenge; Texas finished 19-12 last season

By Eric Lindsey University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky will play host to Texas on Jan. 30 in Rupp Arena as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The matchup will mark just the third all-time meeting between the two schools. It will also be a reunion of sorts for Kentucky staffer Jai Lucas, who came on board during the offseason to be UK’s special assistant to the head coach/recruiting...

Incoming UK basketball transfers Sarr, Toppin jump for joy after getting news of immediate eligibility

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Incoming University of Kentucky transfers Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin jumped for joy after receiving news concerning their eligibility late Wednesday. Sarr and Toppin were cleared to play this season by the NCAA and Southeastern Conference. “They were both hopping and skipping out of my office after getting the news because they’ve been waiting on this day,” UK...

Beshear fighting temporary injunction request seeking to halt nation’s health care system

Attorney General Andy Beshear is fighting a request for a temporary injunction filed this week by a group of states seeking to halt the nation’s health care system while an ongoing lawsuit on the issue plays out in federal court. Beshear Beshear and a group of state attorneys general are intervening in the lawsuit – Texas et al. v. United States et al. – that claims the ACA is unconstitutional...