Basketball

Focus on Defense Helps WKU's Lady Toppers Win against Marshall

02/17/2018 07:21 PM

WKU’s Lady Tops won 77-50 over Marshall Saturday despite having a slow start offensively. Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard and Senior Ivy Brown discuss the team’s 20th win this season. Ivy Brown scored 26 points with 10 rebounds and 5 steals. Senior Tashia Brown put up 21 points and also had 5 steals. Freshman Raneem Elgedawy scored 12 points with 10 rebounds. This was Coach Clark-Heard’s 150 win as the Lady Toppers’s head coach and she did it quicker than anyone in... Read more 

Stansbury Credits Playing Small in WKU Win Over FIU

02/10/2018 11:02 PM

Coach Stansbury said playing small helped both Josh Anderson and Darius Thompson to be more effective in scoring and rebounding in WKU Basketball’s 83-76 win over FIU Saturday night. He may have planned to go small for this game, but Dwight Coleby’s knee injury in the first half may have sealed that decision for the head coach. The Hilltoppers were tied at the half, before outscoring and outrebounding the Panthers in the second. Justin Johnson lead scoring with 25 points and... Read more 

WKU Wins Against Revenge-Seeking Herd

01/28/2018 01:13 AM

By Ryan Dearbone Last season, Marshall (14-7, 5-3 Conference USA) came into Diddle Arena and beat WKU (15-6, 7-1 in Conference USA) in tough game. Then a few weeks ago the Tops played arguably a perfect game on Marshall’s home court, hammering the Herd 112-87. So to think the Thundering Herd was going to let the Tops roll over them again this season was a pipe dream. “They did something we couldn’t do. They beat Middle Tennessee. We knew how good Marshall... Read more 

WKU Basketball falls to MTSU 66-62

01/21/2018 12:04 AM

WKU (14-6, 6-1 Conference USA) fulfilled its season-long charge of selling out E.A. Diddle Arena. The standing room only crowd got its money worth as the Hilltoppers and their bitter rival, MTSU (14-5, 6-1, Conference USA) left everything on the court. The Tops led the way most of the first half. However with just a few minutes left before halftime, the Tops had the lead wrestled away from them by a stout MTSU team led by senior Giddy Potts and forward... Read more 

Tops Train Rolls Over UAB For 7th Straight Win

01/19/2018 12:56 AM

WKU men’s basketball came into Thursday’s night’s contest against UAB riding six straight wins and sitting atop Conference USA alongside bitter rival, Middle Tennessee. However, UAB came with a four game winning streak of its own and looking for a chance to send WKU tumbling from its perch. From the outset, WKU played spotty basketball, as the Tops quickly ran up a 10 point lead on the Blazers before giving it all back. Freshman Josh Anderson looked good early in his... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Adidas files motion to dismiss suit filed by Pitino

11/27/2017 02:59 PM

Adidas has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the apparel company by former UofL men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino. The company claims the suit is without merit, per a criminal complaint which indicates that Pitino was, in fact, aware of a pay-to-play scandal involving UofL basketball recruits. In his suit against Adidas, Pitino is seeking damages for emotional distress which he says he suffered as a result of the recruiting scandal in which Adidas employee James Gatto... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Preparing for Champions Classic

11/13/2017 06:28 PM

The No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats are getting ready to play in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic in Chicago. The Wildcats (2-0, 0-0) will face No. 4 Kansas (1-0, 0-0) beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET inside the United Center. UK is coming off back-to-back wins over Utah Valley and Vermont to open the regular season. KSTV’s T.J. Beisner and Bradley McKee are in Chicago and have more on the top ten showdown: The Champions Classic gets started on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET with another... Read more 

COLLEGE HOOPS | ESPN'S Myron Medcalf Joins Sports Night To Preview CBB

11/10/2017 05:15 PM

ESPN College Basketball Writer Myron Medcalf joined Sports Night for the official tip-off of college basketball season. Earlier in the week, Medcalf wrote a “bold predictions” column , which included both Kentucky and Louisville. Medcalf breaks down both Kentucky and Louisville, as well as the FBI investigation into college basketball and gives his early Final Four prediction. Watch the full interview here:  Read more 

UofL Women's Basketball | Former DI head coach Beth Burns added to coaching staff

11/02/2017 05:09 PM

Former Division I head coach Beth Burns has been added to the University of Louisville Women’s Basketball coaching staff. According to Thursday’s announcement, Burns will be the assistant strength and conditioning coach for women’s basketball and special advisor to the head coach. “I have great respect for Coach Walz and his staff and look forward to learning from and sharing with them,” said Burns in a press release. “This is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of an elite women’s... Read more 

UofL Basketball | 2017-2018 posters available on Friday

11/01/2017 02:03 PM

Posters for the UofL men’s basketball season will be released on Friday at more than 70 area locations. The posters include three different designs, featuring the Cardinal captains, the entire team or the “We, The Future” slogan. Poster Pickup Locations: Commonwealth Credit Union 2126 S Floyd St. Louisville, KY 40208 3704 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40207 417 High St. Frankfort, KY 40601 101 Sower Blvd. Frankfort, KY 40601 1425 Louisville Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601 600 Boone Station Rd. Shelbyville, KY 40065 1015 Crossroads Dr. Lawrenceburg, KY... Read more 

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