December 1, 2018 – Lexington, Kentucky – BEN WHITE – Bluegrass Sports Nation Volleyball Contributor
NCAA Division 1 volleyball tournament came to Lexington this weekend for the first two rounds before heading into regionals! Due to the CATS marvelous undefeated run in their SEC conference this season, and their 23 game winning streak, they earned the right to host the fist two rounds in Lexing-town! Wow! What a weekend to be a CATS volleyball fan! Continue reading College Volleyball – NCAA – TWO ROUNDS DOWN IN LEX-TOWN→
The battle of the Wildcats didn’t look like much in the first half as Kansas State led at halftime 33-29. To say the first half of this Sweet 16 match up was ugly, was a complete understatement. These Wildcats combined for 26 fouls as the men in the striped suits seem bent on controlling the game instead of letting both teams play a little. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hit 11-of 12 free throws in the half, if that tells you how ugly this was. No rhythm at all. Continue reading A Mess in Atlanta, UK cannot take easy road provided to them→
Loyola has taken each challenge and pushed them aside. First it was Miami and Loyola eeked out a 64-62 win. Then it was on to Tennessee and again Loyola defeated the Volunteers by the narrowest of margins, 63-62.
By BSN Contributor – Martin Hackworth
In a game that went down to the wire, an overmatched Davidson Wildcat team was defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats by a score of 78 to 73. Kentucky, behind Kevin Knox’s 25 points, led by double digits several times during the course of the game, but turnovers and sloppy play caused the game tighten to as little as three in the waning minutes. In the final two minutes tenacious defense and good free throw shooting sealed the victory. We asked Coach Cal after the game how he’d rate his team’s defensive effort and he responded with good in the first half and not good in the second. Coach Cal seemed surprised to learn that the 3 point shooting streak had ended.
UK will now face Buffalo who upset the Arizona Wildcats. A when here puts UK in Atlanta for a possible matchup with overall #1 Virginia.
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer
The South Regional Championship game in Memphis, Tennessee featured 2 of the most successful teams in College Basketball history. Kentucky and North Carolina are 2 of the biggest name programs in College Hoops. North Carolina is the #1 seed in the South Region with a record of 30 Wins and 7 losses. UNC is on a current 3 game win streak. UNC Entered today’s game against the Cats with a big win over Texas Southern.
The Kentucky Wildcats season ended Sunday night at the hands of the North Carolina Tarheels. Carolina led for all but 3:57 of the game but in the last 50 seconds, Kentucky erased a 7 point deficit to tie the game at 73 with only nine seconds to play. Malik Monk rose up from the top of the key, with two defenders in his face, to drill an off balance three to tie the game.