NCAA Tournament

NCAA BASKETBALL | Stanford Punches Ticket to Final Four

03/26/2017 04:17 PM

The #2-seeded Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team is heading back to the Final Four for the first time since 2014. The Cardinal mounted a serious second half comeback against the #1-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday afternoon inside Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Stanford, who trailed 45-31 at halftime, came back to win a 76-75 thriller. In fact, the Cardinal trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half. Stanford took the lead for good on a jumper by Alanna... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards' Season Ends in Sweet 16

03/25/2017 12:22 AM

The #1-seeded Baylor Bears were too much for the #4-seeded Louisville Cardinals on Friday evening, ending the Cardinals’ season in the Oklahoma City Regional of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Baylor jumped out to a 25-9 lead after the first quarter and cruised from there, topping UofL 97-63 in their Sweet 16 match-up. The Cards struggled from the field in the contest, only shooting 21-of-70 (30.0%). The Bears shot 70 shots as well, but unlike the Cards, they made 35 of them... Read more 

NCAA HOOPS | Catching Up With OSU's Linnae Harper

03/24/2017 12:43 PM

Former McDonald’s All American and Chicago-native Linnae Harper spent her freshman and sophomore seasons at the University of Kentucky, playing for Coach Matthew Mitchell before transferring to Ohio State ahead of the 2015-2016 season. At Kentucky, she averaged 11.5 points per game and led the team in rebounds per game at 7.1. She was honored both as the SEC All-Tournament Team and SEC All-Defensive Team while at Kentucky. After red shirting the 2015-2016 season, Harper is averaging 8.4 PPG and 5.1... Read more 

NCAA HOOPS | One Notre Dame Freshman Having A Homecoming in Lexington

03/24/2017 12:15 PM

The Sweet 16 for the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament will be held Friday night. One match up- Notre Dame versus Ohio State has some Kentucky connections, one being former Miss Kentucky Basketball and Elizabethtown graduate, Erin Boley. Boley, a freshman forward for the Irish was happy to see that the tournament would take her back home. “I was excited. I was hoping we’d come to Lexington. It’s just nice to be home in Kentucky,” Boley explained in the locker room prior... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | A Team to Remember

03/23/2017 10:13 AM

As we get ready to watch for tonight’s Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, one team that many from the Bluegrass root for will be missing… The Louisville Cardinals. Of course, the Cards fell to Michigan on Sunday in the bracket’s “Round of 32,” in what felt more like a Sweet 16 or Elite Eight match-up. With an early loss in the tournament, there are some out there who will not “remember” this team as the years continue. Some may... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cardinals knocked out of NCAA Tournament by Michigan

03/19/2017 02:18 PM

No. 2 seed Louisville was in control at halftime, but no. 7 seed Michigan made the in-game adjustments to completely control the second half and upset the Cards 73-69 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. U of L started the game in a rhythm, shooting 50 percent from the floor and entering halftime up 36-28. Then, out of the break, Michigan sophomore forward Moritz Wagner went off for the Wolverines, scoring 17 second half points and helping the... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Preparing for 2013 Championship Game Rematch

03/18/2017 04:15 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The #2-seeded Louisville Cardinals are one day away from playing the #7-seeded Michigan Wolverines in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Tournament. The two teams will tip-off at 12:10 p.m. ET inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday. UofL is coming off a 78-63 win over #15-seeded Jacksonville St. on Friday. Meanwhile, Michigan is coming off a thrilling 92-91 win over #10-seeded Oklahoma St. on Friday. In that match-up, the Wolverines shot 51.8% from the field, going 29-of-56. In... Read more 

NKU BASKETBALL | Norse's Magical Season Comes to an End

03/18/2017 01:13 AM

The NKU men’s basketball team accomplished many things this season, highlighted by a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The magical run ended early Saturday morning to the Kentucky Wildcats. The #15-seeded Norse fell to the #2-seeded Wildcats 79 to 70 inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The loss snapped a NKU six-game winning streak. Lavone Holland II led the way for NKU with 22 points. Carson Williams added 21 points for the Norse. Kentucky meanwhile advances to the NCAA Tournament’s second round, where it will... Read more 

NKU Embracing The Challenge Ahead

03/17/2017 06:54 PM

If you’re from the state of Kentucky, basketball is in your blood. “I know I’ve got a lot of family members thats Kentucky fans,” freshman guard and Kentucky-native Mason Faulkner said with a laugh. “Ever since I was a little kid I dreamed of playing in the national tournament so to have that dream come true is just- it’s a great feeling,” added the 2016 Mr. Kentucky Basketball and freshman forward, Carson Williams. Indianapolis-native and junior guard Jordan Garnett agreed. “Usually all... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards win big in NCAA Tournament opener

03/17/2017 05:32 PM

It took the no. 2 seed Louisville Cardinals a full eight minutes to find any sort of offense, but when the shots started to fall, it spelled the end for no. 15 seed Jacksonville State. The Cardinals beat the Gamecocks 78-63 in Indianapolis and advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. JSU started the game with 10-2 run, Louisville was unable to execute on offense, and saw two separate dunk attempts rejected by the rim. Jacksonville held the... Read more 

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