Category Archives: NCAA Sports

College Basketball – Battle of Bluebloods not much of a battle as Duke destroys UK

Duke dismantles UK in Champions Classic – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

DUKE TRIO OF WILLIAMSON, BARRET, AND REDDISH COMBINE FOR 83 POINTS, EMBARASSING THE CATS BY 34 POINTS IN THE CLOSING GAME OF THE CHAMPIONS CLASSIC.  DUKE 118  KENTUCKY 84.

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation- Kentucky Basketball Beat Reporter – November 6th, 2018- Indianapolis, Indiana

The day has finally arrived, Kentucky vs Duke will help tipoff the 2018-2019 season in the primetime game of ESPN’s Champions Classic.  Throughout the summer and into the preseason, the sports world has been divided on who has the best Basketball team in the country.  Kentucky traveled to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas dominating competition throughout the world during a four game scrimmage.  Continue reading College Basketball – Battle of Bluebloods not much of a battle as Duke destroys UK

College Basketball – KANSAS SURVIVES MICHIGAN STATE IN CHAMPIONS CLASSIC

Kansas holds on to defeat Michigan St in Champions Classic – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation – 11- 6-2018

Indianapolis, Indiana- College Basketball is officially back!  In the opening games of the 2018-2019 NCAA college Basketball season, the sports world turns its attention to the Banker’s Life Field house in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Champions Classic is being held tonight in an event with four top ten ranked teams, all capable of making a deep run during March Madness.  Continue reading College Basketball – KANSAS SURVIVES MICHIGAN STATE IN CHAMPIONS CLASSIC

Who is Whining? The Wildcats will play in the South Regional semifinal on Thursday in Atlanta.

UK continues to roll – Photo by Martin Hackworth – BSN

For all the “Whining” coming out of UK’s camp, the Young Wildcats continue to win. I have stated all season that when March rolled around, no one would want to play these Wildcats. It’s just the way it is around Big Blue Nation. It is what we have become accustomed to. Calipari, more often than not, has his young players ready for the NCAA Tournament. Since “Cal” took over at UK, the Cats, when they make the NCAA Tournament, average 3 wins. That equates to 7 Sweet 16 trips in 9 years in the Calipari era. Unprecedented among any other school in the Nation. Continue reading Who is Whining? The Wildcats will play in the South Regional semifinal on Thursday in Atlanta.

Champions Classic Roundup – DUKE SURVIVES THE BATTLE OF #1 VS #2:

Grayson Allen scored a Champions Classic record 37 points – Photo by Brendon Miller

GRAYSON ALLEN SETS CHAMPION CLASSIC SCORING RECORD WITH 37 POINTS, DUKE SURVIVES 88-81 OVER MICHIGAN STATE

Champions Classic- Chicago, Illinois- United Center
November 14, 2017
Duke vs Michigan State.
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Reporter Continue reading Champions Classic Roundup – DUKE SURVIVES THE BATTLE OF #1 VS #2:

Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61

UK falls to Kansas – Photo by Brendon Miller

Champions Classic
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 2 – UK vs Kansas

In the second game of the Champions Classic #4 Kansas did battle with the winningest program in college history, the Kentucky Wildcats. UK entered the game as the #7 team in the country and was coming off 2 close wins at home. The game opened with Kansas taking seven 3 point attempts in the first 4 minutes for a 13-7 lead. Kansas continued their run pushing out to an 18-7 lead behind their three point shooting. The Jayhawk 11-0 run was stopped by a couple Wildcat free throws by Diallo. UK would battle back to within 5 at the under 12 tv timeout, as Duke’s lead was cut to 20-15. Continue reading Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61

Champions Classic – Duke defeats Mich St 88-81

Grayson Allen of Duke

Champions Classic
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 1 – Duke vs Michigan State

The Champions Classic kicked off with a matchup of top rated teams as the Duke Blue Devils clashed with the Tom Izzo coached Michigan State Spartans. Both teams have championship asperations and are loaded with talent. Michigan St. would ease out to a 12-9 lead at the 13:49 mark good defense combined with a shaky start by the Blue Devils. Duke wouldn’t stay down long as they ran off 12 straight points to open a 9 point lead of their own by the score of 21-12 before a Ben Carter layup for Michigan State. Grayson Allen, who was booed loudly by the United Center crowd, drilled a three to give Duke their biggest lead at 24-14. Continue reading Champions Classic – Duke defeats Mich St 88-81