Category Archives: NCAA Tourney

A Mess in Atlanta, UK cannot take easy road provided to them

Quade Green drives to the hoop against Kansas St. – Photo by Brendon Miller

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

Cats take first step towards title with win over Davidson

Kevin Knox – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

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.

Kentucky Loses Second Battle of The Bluebloods : North Carolina goes on to defeat the CATS in a game decided on final play.

What a foul is according to NCAA Officials - Internet photo
What a foul is according to NCAA Officials – Internet photo

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer
Memphis, Tennessee

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.  

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Cats Fall in Final Second

Humphries with the jumper - Photo by Brendon MIller
Humphries with the jumper – Photo by Brendon MIller

March 26, 2017 – Ty Back – Memphis, TN

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.  

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Early Foul Trouble is Too Much to Overcome as the Wildcats Fall to North Carolina 75-73

Today’s matchup between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels is college basketball royalty at its best.  

The Wildcats are the all-time winningest program in major college basketball history with 2,205 wins, of course the Tar Heels are not too far behind in third place with 2,173. Continue reading Early Foul Trouble is Too Much to Overcome as the Wildcats Fall to North Carolina 75-73

KEY TO THE CATS, BRISCOE TALKING and HIS LEADERSHIP.

Isiah Briscoe
Isiah Briscoe

March 25, 2017 – Memphis, Tennessee

BRENDON D. MILLER – Bluegrass Sports Nation

At today’s off-day press conference for the South Regional Final, CATS Coach John Calipari attributed the CATS improved play to Sophomore, Isaiah Briscoe’s on floor and verbal leadership.  Cal, in his opening, specifically pointed out Briscoe’s leadership and his direction on the floor.  

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Cats Moving On get even with UCLA

Malik Monk - Photo Brendon Miller
Malik Monk – Photo Brendon Miller

Ty Back – Eight years ago this month, John Calipari left Memphis for the greener pastures of Lexington, KY.  While coming to Memphis over the past few years to recruit and visit friends, last night was his first time back on the sidelines in FedExForum (yes it has to be written like that).  A night where number two seeded Kentucky took on number three seeded UCLA for a right to move on to the 2017 NCAA South Region Final to take on the North Carolina Tarheels on Sunday. Continue reading Cats Moving On get even with UCLA