Thursday, March 31, 2011

Video: Kentucky Air National Guard cheer on the Cats

455th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen deployed to Bagram Airfield Afghanistan give a shout out to the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The featured Airmen are deployed from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky Air National Guard based in Louisville, Kentucky. May God Bless and keep all of our service men and women safe.

Video: 2011 UK signee's interviews after the McDoanld's All-American game

2011 McDonald's All-American co-MVP UK signee Michael Gilchrist talks about being named MVP and had 16 points & 12 rebounds.

2011 UK signee Anthony Davis his performance 14 points, 6 rebounds & 4 blocks in the McDonald's All-American game in his hometown.

2011 UK signee Kyle Wiltjer talks about his performance of 11 points & 2 rebounds in the McDonald's All-American game.

2011 UK signee Marquis Teague talks about his performance of 9 points & 3 assists in the McDonald's All-American game.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kentucky vs UCONN....A Preview 2011 NCAA Final Four Tourney

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Kentucky vs UCONN….4/2/11 Saturday 8:49PM (CBS)
NCAA Final Four....Houston, Texas at the Reliant Stadium…71,000


Location-Stoors, Conn
Head Coach- Jim Calhoun
Career Record-853-367 (69.9%) 30 seasons
At UCONN-603-228 (72.5%) 25 seasons


UK Stats

3 PT%-40.0%

Probable Starting Lineup

Tyler Orlander F 6’9” Fr………................1.5
Roscoe Smith F 6’8” Fr………………..…6.5
Alex Oriakhi F-6’9” Soph……………..…9.6
Jeremy Lamb G 6’5” Fr……………..…..11.1
Kemba Walker G-6’1” Jr…………..…....23.9

Charles Okwandu C-7’1” Sr. ………………2.9
Shabazz Napier G 6’0” Fr…………………..8.0
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel F 6’7” Soph…….5.8

UCONN and UK will now meet in the NCAA Final Four. These two teams are not unfamiliar with each other as UCONN soundly defeated UK 84-67 in Hawaii last November. In that game, UCONN led 29-27 with 6:11 left in the 1st half, but then the wheels came off for the Cats as UCONN outscored UK 21-2 and ended the half leading 50-29. A review of the game stats reveals that UCONN shot 57.7% from the field….40% from the perimeter with Kemba Walker scoring 29 points on 10-17. In contrast, UK shot only 36.7% and 36.4 from the perimeter. Jones did score 24 points, but Knight was only 3-15 from the field and had 5 TO’s.

Importantly, the Hawaii game was very early in the season 4 months ago and both teams have obviously significantly improved. UCONN after finishing 9-9 in the Big East has gone on a 9 game winning streak including winning the Big East tourney. All-American Kemba Walker leads the Huskies in scoring with a 23.9 average, but is not a great perimeter shooter hitting only 33.9%. In addition, Walker leads the team in assists with 177 and steals with 74. Although Walker is not a great shooter, he is incredible at making big plays when the game is on the line….and gets fouled a lot,,,,,hitting 247-302 foul shots for 81.8%.

Freshman Jeremy Lamb is the 2nd leading scorer and hit 37.2% from the perimeter…Lamb is an all around terrific player. Center Alex Oriakhi leads the Huskies in rebounds with 8.6 PG and blocks with 62.

Freshman Orlander usually starts, but only plays 5-7 minutes as a rule. Shabazz Napier comes off the bench and plays a lot….scoring 8 PG while dishing out 118 assists and garnering 64 steals.

Like UK, UCONN is a young team…..playing 3 freshmen in the starting lineup with a soph and a junior. Certainly, coach Jim Calhoun has done a great job getting this young Husky team to the Final Four. However, after playing nearly 40 games, it fair to say that there are no true freshmen on either team.

UK, winners of the SEC Tourney has now won 13 of their last 14 games including a 10 game winning streak. The trip to the Final Four has been very difficult, but these young Cats have won big games defeating OSU and NC and have played great defense and solid offense including shooting very well from the perimeter.

It’s very difficult to single any UK player out because they are all playing well and have all contributed key plays/buckets. It has truly been a great team effort. UK’s defense has been excellent and as Clark Kellogg said during the UK-OSU game….UK is playing seranwrap defense….very tight excellent defense. Importantly, this UK team is shooting very well and making timely key baskets. Coach Calipari has done a fantastic job molding this young team into an excellent offensive and defensive team. It’s obvious that there is terrific team chemistry.

It has truly been a remarkable year and this UK team has been better and gone further then any of us imagined. Whatever happens in the Final Four, I will be very proud of this UK team…..but, the way the Cats are playing they have a good chance at bringing home an 8th national championship. It starts with a tough UCONN team, but I see UK paying back the Huskies for the earlier loss by winning by 5 points. GO CATS!

Saturday's 2011 'Final 4' NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Tournament Schedule- CBS

March Madness TV Schedule- NCAA

Saturday Apirl 2, 2011
6:00pmVCU #11/Butler #8CBS
8:45pmKentucky #4/UConn #3CBS

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Video: Kentucky vs North Carolina (Elite 8)

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#4 Kentucky vs #2 North Carolina (2011 NCAA Elite 8)

Video: UK vs UNC w/Tom Leach Audio

Thanks to whoever overlaid the Tom Leach audio with the footage from the game!

Video: 4 Kentucky vs. 2 UNC 2011 NCAA Elite Eight Highlights

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Video: Harrellson, Knight on NCAA 'Elite 8' UK/UNC Matchup

UK's Josh Harrellson didn't expect this Kentucky NCAA run..

Brandon Knight expects every shot to be good

Kentucky vs North Carolina....A Preview 2011 NCAA Tourney

Kentucky vs. North Carolina

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Kentucky vs North Carolina….3/27/11 Sunday 5:05PM (CBS)
NCAA East Regional Final (at Newark, NJ) for the Final Four
UNC leads series 22-11

North Carolina
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Arena: 21,750

Head Coach: Roy Williams

Career Record: 614-155 (79.8%) 22 Seasons
At North Carolina: 196-54 (78.4%) 7 Seasons

2009-10 Record:20-17
2009-10 ACC Record: 5-11
2009-10 Postseason Record: 4-1 (NIT)

2010-11 Record: 29-7
2010-11 ACC Record 14-2


3 PT%-33.2%



Probable Starting Lineup

John Henson F 6’10” So…….….11.9
Tyler Zeller F/C 7’0” Jr…….…..15.6
Harrison Barnes F 6’8” Fr……...15.6
Dexter Strickland G 6’3” So..…...7.4
Kendall Marshall G 6’3” Fr.….…6.2

Other Key Players

Justin Knox F 6’9” Sr………..…...4.5
Leslie McDonald G 6’4” So……...7.1

Arguably, UK and UNC, the two greatest programs in college basketball collide in the NCAA Elite 8 for an opportunity to make it to the Final Four. UNC has defeated Long Island, Washington and Marquette while UK has defeated Princeton, West Virginia and number one ranked Ohio State.

North Carolina defeated UK in early December 75-73 at Chapel Hill. In that game UK lost Jones, Harrellson and Knight to fouls….in fact Harrellson only played 21 minutes and Jones 20 minutes. The Cats were led in scoring by Lamb with 24, Knight with 15 and Miller 13 points. In contrast, NC had no player foul out and their big frontline of Zeller, Henson and Barnes scored 52 of their 75 points. Importantly, both teams have improved significantly since that early meeting. NC inserted Kendall Marshall as their PG and he has had an outstanding year. In addition, Barnes who struggled through the first half of the season has improved his play greatly. The result has been a Tarheel team that has won 17 of their last 19 games…losing only twice to Duke.

UNC’s strength is in their very big and talented frontline. Barnes and Zeller lead in scoring with 15.6 PG and Henson is 3rd with 11.9. Henson leads in rebounds averaging 10.1 and also in blocks with 118. 7’.0” Tyler Zeller is 2nd in rebounds with 7.2. Barnes has turned into a complete player with solid scoring and rebounding. Also, Barnes takes the majority of perimeter shots…hitting 65-186 for 34.9%. Freshman PG Kendall Marshall has an amazing 222 assists and has been a huge difference maker in the Tarheels improvement this season. Marshall doesn’t shoot a lot of perimeter shots, but has hit 19-48 for a solid 39.6%. Dexter Strickland leads NC in steals with 43. Leslie McDonald comes off the bench and shoots very well from the perimeter….hitting 51-132 for 38.6%.

UNC starts 2 freshmen, 2 sophmores ans 1 junior…so they are a young team. Still, the Tarheels are very talented, but it’s their big talented frontline that carries NC in most games.

UK comes off a truly great win over an outstanding OSU team. In fact, the win over the number one ranked Buckeyes will go down in UK’s great basketball history as a tremendous victory. It was the Cats terrific defense that was huge in defeating OSU…and the fabulous play of Josh Harrellson, who held his own against Sullinger, plus the inspired play of Liggins on both defense and offense….and the dagger that Brandon Knight stuck in Buckeyes heart with another amazing winning basket!

Obviously, UK must avoid the costly foul trouble in their earlier game with UNC. Certainly, the Tarheels huge frontline presents a big challenge for the Cats and UK will need another great games from Harrellson and for Terrance Jones to vastly improve on his previous 3-17 shooting against NC. Scoring inside against UNC will not be easy, so UK will need to shoot well from the perimeter. In addition, getting Zeller or Henson in foul trouble would be a big plus.

This game will likely come down to UK playing another great defensive game, getting solid shooting from the perimeter and staying out of foul trouble. Both teams are playing their best and both teams are loaded with talent….I see a close, hard fought game with UK squeaking out a 2 point win. GO CATS!

CBSSports Video: Calipari, Knight postgame comments on UK/OSU game

Video: UK vs Ohio St 2011 NCAA 'Sweet 16' Highlights

Photos: UK Basketball vs Ohio St 2011 NCAA Tournament "Sweet 16"


Saturday's 2011 'Elite 8' NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Tournament Schedule - CBS

March Madness TV Schedule- NCAA

Saturday March 26, 2011
4:30pmButler #8/Florida #2CBSGus Johnson, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Marty Snider
7:05pmArizona #5/Connecticut #3CBSVerne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Leslie Visser

Friday, March 25, 2011

Video: UK players on "NCAA Sweet 16" UK/Ohio St Matchup

Brandon Knight

Doron Lamb

Terrance Jones

Friday's 2011 "Sweet 16" NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Tournament Schedule- CBS

March Madness TV Schedule- NCAA

Friday March 25, 2011

7:15pmMarquette #11/North Carolina #2CBSJim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson
7:27pmRichmond #12/Kansas #1TBSMarv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
9:45pmKentucky #4/Ohio St. #1CBSJim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson
9:57pmVCU #11/Florida St. #10TBSMarv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager

Video: UK vs Ohio St. C-J SportswritersPredictions

C-J sports writers Rick Bozich and Brett Dawson give their thoughts on Friday's UK vs Ohio St NCAA Sweet 16 game.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Video: Terrance Jones on Ohio St. Jared Sullinger

Terrance Jones has experience with Jared Sullinger and is familiar with the Ohio St. forward.

Thursday's 2011 'Sweet 16' NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Tournament Schedule- CBS

March Madness TV Schedule- NCAA

Thursday March 24 , 2011

7:15pmConnecticut #3/San Diego St. #2CBSVerne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Leslie Visser
7:27pmBYU #3/Florida #2TBSGus Johnson, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Marty Snider
9:45pmArizona #5/Duke #1CBSVerne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Leslie Visser
9:57pmButler #8/Wisconsin #4TBSGus Johnson, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Marty Snider

Video: UK Hoops signee Miss Indiana Bria Goss Interview

University of Kentucky signee Bria Goss was named Indiana's Miss Basketball on Wednesday. Goss is a McDonald's All-American and is one of two UK signees for the class of 2011, joining 6-2 forward Azia Bishop from Toledo, Ohio. Goss, ranked 17th in the class by ESPN's, and Bishop, ranked 34th, give Kentucky the nation's No. 12-rated recruiting class. Goss plans to play in the WNBA after her career at UK.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kentucky vs Ohio State....A Preview 2011 NCAA Tourney

Kentucky vs. Ohio State

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Kentucky vs Ohio State 3/25/11 Friday 9:45PM (CBS) Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
UK leads series 10-8, UK is 0-5 in the NCAA Tournament against Ohio St.

Ohio State

Location--Columbus, OH
Enrollment—55, 014

Head Coach-Thad Matta
Career Record-291-87-- 11 Seasons (77%)
At OSU- 189-56-- 7 Seasons (77%)

2010/11 Record—34-2
Big 10 Record—16-2
Big 10 League Champions and Big 10 Tourney Champions

3 PT%-42.4% (8 PG)


3 PT%-39.6% (7 PG)

Probable Starting Lineup

David Lighty F 6’5” Sr………………..…12.1
William Buford G/F 6’5” Jr……………..14.6
Jared Sullinger C 6’9” Fr………………...17.1
Jon Diebler G 6’6” Sr……………………12.6
Aaron Craft G 6’2” Fr…………………....7.1

Other Key Players

Dallas Lauderdale C 6’8” Sr……………...4.3
Deshawn Thomas F 6’6” Fr………………7.7

Living in the Columbus area, I am very familiar with the OSU program. This OSU team ranks among 3-4 best Buckeye teams I have ever seen and depending on how they finish in the NCAA…..this team might arguably end up being their best ever and rank along with the great Lucas/Havlicek teams of the early 60’s that went to 3 straight Final Fours winning one NCAA championship and losing in the finals twice.

A look at the OSU players:

Jon Diebler is the all time leading scorer in Ohio high school basketball history..….he averaged 40 points PG in high school. Diebler struggled in his freshman year at OSU shooting from the perimeter, but has significantly improved each season and now is arguably the best perimeter shooter in college basketball. He has hit 110-220 for 50%. In two recent Big 10 games, Diebler was 17-20 from the perimeter. Being 6’6”, Diebler is difficult to stop and he has great range.

David Lighty was a freshman on the OSU team that had Oden, Cook and Conley (all in the NBA) ….and they lost to Florida in the NCAA championship game. Early in his junior year Lighty suffered an injury and missed the rest of the season. He got a redshirt, so he is a 5th year senior. Lighty has improved a lot over his career at OSU and is a solid shooter including from the perimeter where he is hitting 43.5%. In addition, Lighty is very athletic and a very good defender.

Jared Sullinger is 6’9” and weighs 280lbs. He is a bull in the paint with outstanding footwork that allows him to get to the rim and often draw fouls. In addition, Sullinger is a solid defender that seldom fouls….only fouling out once this season. Although Sullinger doesn’t shoot much from outside the paint, he has demonstrated that he can shoot and make shots outside the paint when necessary. Jared is a terrific rebounder. Pencil Sullinger in as a lottery pick in the NBA if he decides to go pro.

William Buford is an all around player who excels on both offense and defense. Very athletic….good shooter and hits 44.4% from the perimeter.

Aaron Craft is a freshman that usually doesn’t start, but comes in after a few minutes and plays most of the game. Craft is a tough hard nose kid that was a QB and safety on his high school football team. Craft is 6’2” and weighs 195-200 lbs. Honestly, Craft is already recognized as arguably the best defender in the Big 10. Frankly, the kid is amazing hall hawking and has 69 steals this season. Importantly, Craft is an excellent PG and has 175 assists. Although Craft doesn’t shoot a lot, when he does he is accurate and hits 39% from the perimeter.

Dallas Lauderdale, a senior, was a starter last season and usually starts for 3-4 minutes and then is replaced by Craft. Basically, Lauderdale is a backup center to Sullinger. Although, Lauderdale’s skills don’t compare to Sullinger’s, Dallas is a good defender and can score around the basket. He gives coach Matta a senior veteran to rest Sullinger when necessary.

Deshawn Thomas is a freshman and a very good one. He was a high school all star in Indiana high school basketball. Thomas plays with a swagger and loves to shoot the ball.

He is very athletic.and can hit the boards with authority. Thomas is a bit of a streak shooter and can get hot from the outside. Thomas will start for the Buckeyes next season and he will likely make the NBA one day.

Coach Thad Matta is not a charismatic coach, but he is IMO, an elite coach in recruiting and coaching. In his 11 seasons as head coach (he is only 44 now) Matta has never failed to win 20 games. He was successful in his one year at Butler and very successful in his 3 years at Xavier which included an Elite 8 in the NCAA. At Ohio State, he is likely to go down as the greatest coach in Buckeye basketball history. Matta had the terrific recruiting class of Oden, Cook and Conley….and his current team includes several future NBA players. Looking forward….Matta has signed 4 recruits in the top 50 for OSU next season.

Obviously, Ohio State is a formidable opponent for UK….very deserving of their number one ranking. The Buckeyes are obviously a great perimeter shooting team and have an All American center in the pivot In addition, OSU is a very solid defensive team. However, they are not a deep team and basically play 7 players.

Importantly, Kentucky matches OSU in over all talent and UK is also a very good perimeter shooting team. The Cats defense has improved over the season and Liggins is an outstanding defensive player. Certainly, Josh Harrellson improvement this season has been remarkable and while Josh isn’t an All-American center….he is a darn good center who comes to play with a blue collar tough attitude.

Kentucky will likely be the most talented team OSU has faced this season. UK’s young freshmen have matured greatly and are really no longer freshmen. Some of the keys for UK winning are the following:
  1. Guard the perimeter and make any perimeter OSU shots difficult.
  2. Harrellson needs to stay out of foul trouble in guarding Sullinger.
  3. Try and get Sullinger in foul trouble.
  4. Take good shots….Cats will need to hit from the perimeter to offset 3’s by OSU
  5. Minimize TO’s
  6. Play with great intensity
  7. Put Liggins on Diebler
  9. All hands on deck…everyone needs to play hard and smart
  10. UK must bring it’s A+ game!
OSU is the favorite, but the Buckeyes have lost two games and had several close games….yes, they are an outstanding team….but, they will be facing an excellent UK team that is peaking. I am picking UK by one point in a great basketball game! GO CATS!

Breaking down Kentucky vs. Ohio State

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Aaron Craft vs. Brandon Knight - Advantage: Knight. Both are great players, and Craft is going to continue to be a great player for Ohio State over the next few years, but I don't think anyone will argue that this is advantage Knight.

Jon Diebler vs. Doron Lamb - Advantage: Push. I only give this a push, because you never know what you're gonna get out of these two. Diebler is NOT an all-around threat, although he can be deadly from 3. As a Kentucky fan, this matchup worries me, as Lamb tends to lose his man coming off of screens at times. If this happens Friday, Diebler could have a big game. However, on the other end, I think Lamb is too quick for Diebler, and should be able to get some open looks.

Darius Miller vs. William Buford - Advantage: Buford. Miller has come on strong for us in the last few weeks of the season. However, no one will argue that this is advantage Buford.

Terrence Jones vs. David Lighty - Advantage: Push. A push, because while Jones is much more athletic, he lacks intensity at the offensive end at times. Lighty is a great defender, who should really give Jones fits at the offensive end. However, I don't see Lighty having much of an impact offensively against Jones, either. Expect a defensive battle from the 4 spot.

Josh Harrellson vs. Jared Sullinger - Advantage: Sullinger. Nothing to add here, this is Kentuckys biggest concern come Friday.

3 Keys to a Kentucky victory:

  1. DeAndre Liggins - Liggins is the best defender on this Kentucky team, and among the tops in the country. Liggins will have to contain Buford for Kentucky to have a chance in this game.
  2. Keeping Sullinger off the offensive glass - One of my biggest knocks on Ohio State this year has been the inability to feed the ball to Sullinger in the post. Sullinger is so effective for Ohio State because he is able to get to the glass, and find his own way to score. If Harrellson can limit 2nd chance opportunities from Sullinger, I like our chances.
  3. 3 Point field goals. Assuming Ohio State decides to run the 1-3-1 zone, we're going to be relying a lot on the outside shot. Mainly because we still seem to be confused by a zone, and end up settling for a lot of outside jumpers. We shot 22 against West Virginia last year, only making 3. Hitting 40+% from 3 will be critical for us.

3 Keys to winning for Ohio State:
  1. Keep up the pace. Ohio State is best when they are playing at a fast pace. Kentucky will try to take the air out of the ball, and grind it out in the half-court, as this is a much better offense in the half court than we were a year ago. Ohio State needs to try to keep this an uptempo game that'll be played in the 80s, while Kentucky would like to play it in the 60s.
  2. When in halfcourt sets, feed the ball to Sullinger. This is the biggest advantage on the court for Ohio State. They need to do what they've struggled to do all year, and feed the ball down low on nearly every half court possession. Let the halfcourt offense flow through Sullinger who will be working against a much less talented Josh Harrellson.
  3. Limit offensive output from Darius Miller. Miller has been playing at a much higher level over these last three weeks. Knight, and Lamb are going to get their points. Kentuckys biggest issue for most of the year, has been finding a 3rd scorer. In the last three weeks, Darius Miller has been that guy. Limiting Miller offensively will go a long way towards an Ohio State win.

Final prediction:

Kentucky - 74
Ohio State - 70

*Note - I used Jones vs. Lighty, instead of Jones vs. Lauderdale, because I think Ohio State will go with Lighty over Lauderdale to try to slow down the quickness of Jones at the 4 spot.

Photos: UK Hoops lose to Tarheels Out of NCAA Tourney

Lady Tarheels Ram UK Hoops out of NCAA Tourney

UK/UNC Game Links:

Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time-3/24/11-3/25/11

Tournament Schedule - CBS

March Madness TV Schedule - NCAA

Thursday March 24 , 2011
7:15 pm Connecticut #3/San Diego St. #2 CBS
7:27 pm BYU #3/Florida #2 TBS
9:45pm Arizona #5/Duke #1 CBS
9:57 pm Butler #8/Wisconsin #4 TBS

Friday March 25, 2011
7:15 pm Marquette #11/North Carolina #2 CBS
7:27 pm Richmond #12/Kansas #1 TBS
9:45pm Kentucky #4/Ohio St. #1 CBS
9:57 pm VCU #11/Florida St. #10 TBS

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Coach Cal comments on Lexy: Can we get one more?

Coach Calipari talks about the 1st weekend of the NCAA Tournament, recruiting and waiting to see who the Cats play in the NCAA Sweet 16 in Newark, N.J.

Video: UK Hoops Coach Mitchell on UK/Hampton OT NCAA game

Matthew Mitchell on UK vs. Hampton (Pt. 1)

Matthew Mitchell on UK vs. Hampton (Pt. 2)

Photos: UK Hoops takes down Hampton in OT


Sunday's 2011 NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Tournament Schedule - CBS

March Madness TV Schedule - NCAA

Sunday March 20, 2011

12:15 pm Washington #7/North Carolina #2 CBS
2:45 pm Michigan #8/Duke #1 CBS
5:15 pm George Mason #8/Ohio St. #1 CBS
6:10 pm Arizona #5/Texas #4 TNT
7:10 pm VCU #11/Purdue #3 TBS
7:45 pm Marquette #11/Syracuse #3 truTV
8:40 pm Illinois #9/Kansas #1 TNT
9:40 pm Florida St. #10/Notre Dame #2 TBS

Saturday, March 19, 2011

VIDEO: Calipari Knight, Harrellson and Jones discuss WVU win

Calipari discusses the win:

Knight, Harrellson and Jones discuss the win

Photos: UK Beats West Virginia 71-63 in NCAA Tournament



Video: Knight, Calipari on Round 3 Win

Video: 5 West Virginia vs. 4 Kentucky NCAA Highlights

Saturday's 2011 NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Tournament Schedule - CBS

March Madness TV Schedule - NCAA

Saturday March 19, 2011

12:15 pm West Virginia #5/Kentucky #4 CBS
2:45 pm UCLA #7/Florida #2 CBS
5:15 pm Morehead St. #13/Richmond #12 CBS
6:10 pm Temple #7/San Diego St. #2 TNT
7:10 pm Butler #8/Pittsburgh #1 TBS
7:45 pm Gonzaga #11/BYU #3 CBS
8:40 pm Kansas St. #5/ Wisconsin #4 TNT
9:40 pm Cincinnati #6/Connecticut #3 TBS

Friday, March 18, 2011

Video 2011 NCAA Tourney: Calipari on WVU Match-UP

UK Coach Calipari on Bob Huggins while Knight,Lamb, Jones discuss WVU/UK match-up.

Kentucky vs West Virginia....Brief NCAA Tourney Preview

Kentucky vs. West Virginia
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Kentucky vs West Virginia…3/19/11 Saturday 12:15PM (CBS)
UK leads series 13-5

West Virginia

2010-11 Record 21-11
2010-11 Big East Record-11-7

3 PT%-33.6%

Probable Starting Lineup

Kevin Jones F 6’8” Jr……… ……..13.3
Cam Throughman F 6’7” Sr…………2.7
John Flowers F 6’7” Sr………… ……9.4
Darryl Bryant G 6’2” Jr………………11.1
Joe Mazzulla G 6’2” Sr……………….7.3

Other Key Players

Casey Mitchell G 6’4” Sr…………….13.7
Deniz Kilicli F 6’9” Soph…………….6.7
Dalton Pepper G 6’5” Soph ………….4.0

Some Key Wins

Defeated Purdue, Vandy, Notre Dame, Louisville and U Conn.

West Virginia plays 8 players 12 minutes plus….4 are seniors…2 are juniors…and 2 sophs. Obviously, WV is a veteran team with loads of experience that has a number of big wins under it’s belt.

Although, WV has not been a great shooting team….they shoot well enough to get big wins. We all remember how WV was supposed to be a very poor 3 point shooting team last season and they hit their first 8 perimeter shots against UK. You can bet that WV will play tough defense and Huggy Bear always has his teams well prepared.

For the Cats to defeat WV, they must get solid games from their talented freshmen….and the Cats can’t have a repeat of a horrible shooting performance like last year’s team did against WV. This will be a very tough game for these young Cats and they must bring their A game. I like UK by 5 points……….GO CATS!

Friday's 2011 NCAA Tourney Schedule TV/Time

Friday March 18, 2011

12:15 pm Oakland #13/Texas #4 CBS - HD National
12:40 pm Tennessee #9/Michigan #8 truTV
1:40 pm Akron #15/Notre Dame #2 TBS
2:10 pm Villanova #9/George Mason #8 TNT
2:45 pm Memphis #12/Arizona #5 CBS - HD National
3:10 pm Hampton #16/Duke #1 truTV
4:10 pm Florida St. #10/Texas A&M #7 TBS
4:40 pm UT-San Antonio/Alabama St. #16/Ohio St. #1 TNT
6:50 pm Boston U. #16/Kansas #1 TBS
7:15 pm Long Island #15/North Carolina #2 CBS - HD National
7:20 pm St. Peter's #14/Purdue #3 TNT
7:27 pm Marquette #11 /Xavier #6 truTV
9:20 pm Illinois #9 /UNLV #8 TBS
9:45 pm Georgia #10/Washington #7 CBS - HD National
9:50 pm USC/VCU #11/Georgetown #6 TNT
9:57 pm Indiana St. #14/Syracuse #3 truTV

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Video: 2011 NCAA UK Post Game Princeton comments

KNIGHT: On game-winning shot

JONES: Feeling sick

MILLER: Freshman won’t continue shooting woes

LIGGINS: UK felt “no panic”

Photos: UK beats Princeton in 2011 NCAA First Round


Kentucky to play in The 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Kentucky Leads Inaugural Tourney Field

The eight teams are:
  • Kentucky
  • Penn State
  • Old Dominion
  • South Florida
  • Long Island
  • Marist
  • Vermont
  • Radford

The eight teams will each play two games at campus sites (between Nov. 11-23) and then head to the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut – where they will be split into two brackets (Kentucky, Penn State, Old Dominion and South Florida being one of them) and play on Nov. 19-20, 2011

Nov. 19
  • Kentucky vs. Penn State
  • Old Dominion vs. South Florida
  • Long Island vs. Radford
  • Vermont vs. Marist
Nov. 20
  • Championships and Consolations

Here is the campus round schedule:
  • Nov. 11 – Marist at Kentucky
  • Nov. 12 – Vermont at South Florida
  • Nov. 14 – Radford at Penn State; Long Island at Old Dominion; Marist at South Florida
  • Nov. 16 – Long Island at Penn State
  • Nov. 23 – Radford at Kentucky; Vermont at Old Dominion
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