Jan 22

Delk part of 2014 SEC Legends Class

Former Kentucky All-America selection Tony Delk has been tabbed as Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s SEC Tournament being held in Atlanta, Ga.

A three-time All-SEC selection during his four years at Kentucky, Delk was also named the 1996 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, leading UK to its sixth national championship. He was selected consensus first-team All-America in the 1996 season.

Delk finished his career with 1,890 points, fourth most in school history at the time. Voted the 1996 SEC Player of the Year, Delk was selected 16th overall in the 1996 NBA [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 20

Aaron Harrison proud of twin

Some notes from today’s media opportunity prior to Kentucky’s game against Texas A&M Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.

* Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison was proud of his brother Andrew’s performance in Kentucky’s 74-66 win over Kentucky last Saturday at Rupp Arena. Aaron said Monday it could signify the beginning of great things for his twin.
“He hasn’t been playing as well as he could the whole season, but this was his breakout game.”
Aaron added the Wildcats are starting to have more fun as the season progresses.
“I guess we’re starting to have more fun and we’re just learning how playing hard together [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 20

Breaking down the AP Top 25: Jan. 20, 2014

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:

KANSAS’ STREAK: Kansas has won four straight games since losing to San Diego State. The last three have been over ranked teams — No. 25 Kansas State, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 9 Oklahoma State — and the Jayhawks have a chance to make it four Top 25 opponents in a row when they face No. 24 Baylor on Monday night.
Kansas has the most wins over ranked teams this season with an early-season victory over then-No. 4 Duke in November.
Six schools have three wins over ranked teams: Iowa State, Kansas State, [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 16

Tech corner: Donate your old wireless devices to Hopeline

Did you receive a new smartphone or tablet as a Christmas gift and have your old one sitting in a drawer now? Why not donate it to HopeLine, a program from Verizon which turns no-longer-used wireless devices into support for domestic violence programs. Devices donated to HopeLine are refurbished and resold, or disposed of in an environmentally sound way, and the proceeds are used to provide cash grants to local programs. Last year, Verizon donated more than $100,000 in cash grants to shelters and other organizations in Kentucky alone.
You can donate your old phone to HopeLine at [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 16

Tennessee expects same from Kentucky Wildcats

Tennessee guard Jordan McRae hasn’t noticed much change in Kentucky’s basketball team this season.
“They’re a good team,” McRae said after the Volunteers defeated Auburn 78-67 Wednesday night in Knoxville. “They are their usual Kentucky team. They are going to be tough to beat at home but I think we can manage.”
For the first and only time this season, Kentucky and Tennessee will meet Saturday in a noon tipoff at Rupp Arena. Kentucky is coming off an 87-85 overtime loss at Arkansas, while the Volunteers recovered from a 57-56 setback to Texas A&M last weekend with an 11-point victory over the [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 13

College Basketball: Top 25 breakdown, Jan. 13, 2014

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:

NEW FACES: There was a five-week stretch earlier this season where the same 25 schools were ranked in The Associated Press college basketball poll. This week made up for that changeless run with six teams moving into the poll, including two tied for 25th.
The newcomers are No. 19 Cincinnati, No. 20 Creighton, No. 22 Pittsburgh, No. 24 Saint Louis, and UCLA and Oklahoma, which are tied for 25th.
Only Creighton and UCLA were ranked earlier this season — the Bluejays for two weeks and the Bruins for five. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Saint [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 09

Calipari: Cats can’t afford slow starts

Kentucky coach John Calipari knew his team would be rusty following an 11-day layoff. The Wildcats got off to a slow start before pulling together to post an 85-63 win over Mississippi State in their SEC opener Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. Calipari liked the comeback, but said the Cats can’t afford a repeat against a good team.
“We were really rusty and when you watch the tape, it’s amazing how they revert,” the UK coach said Thursday. “If there is game slippage, or when they get tired, the biggest thing they must learn and they just haven’t yet, is [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 07

Bowl recap: Baylor most explosive

When it came to total offense, no team came close to matching Baylor. The Bears also ended up as the top scoring team after national champion Florida State posted its lowest point total against Auburn in the BCS title game Monday night.
Baylor’s average of 618 yards was 53 more than Oregon’s 565 and the highest since the Andre Ware-led Houston Cougars amassed 625 yards a game in 1989.
The Bears averaged 52.4 points, tied with 1995 Nebraska for third all-time behind Army’s 56 a game in 1944 and Houston’s 53.5 in 1989.
Florida State went into Monday’s game leading the nation [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 06

College Basketball: Top 25 breakdown

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:
GREAT RUN: For the first time since December 2007, Duke is not in the top 10 of The Associated Press college basketball.
The Blue Devils (11-3) dropped from seventh to No. 16 on Monday, following their 79-77 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday.
Duke’s run started with the fourth poll of 2007-08. The Blue Devils were in the top 10 for 122 consecutive polls, the second-longest such run since the poll started in January 1949.
UCLA has the longest top 10 run, a stretch of 155 polls from the start of the 1966-67 season [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 06

eRUPPtion Zone tickets available

eRUPPtion Zone tickets will be available to the public for Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Mississippi State, which occurs during the university’s holiday break.
The public will be allowed to start lining up for eRUPPtion Zone ticket sales Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Tickets in the eRUPPtion Zone will be $5 each (cash only) and are limited to one per person (must be present at time of purchase). Tickets will go on sale 90 minutes prior to tip-off at the Rupp Arena Box Office and are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Upper level reserved tickets are also still available for Wednesday’s Mississippi State [...] Continue Reading…

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