14th Region Boys Championship: Estill County defeats Knott County Central 44-40 capturing the School’s first Regional Basketball Championship in program history. / David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation High School Basketball Beat Reporter. / March 6,2018- John C. Combs Arena Perry County Central Continue reading 14th Region Boys and Girls wrap up – David Leveridge
54 th District Boys- Perry County Central defeats Leslie County 72-58. Perry Central advances to the Championship game of the 54 th District. / David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation- High School Basketball / February 20, 2018 Hazard’s Memorial Gym
Hazard, KY- In the opening game of the Boys 54 th District Defending 14 th Region Champion the Perry County Central Commodores begins their quest on defending the Region Title against The Leslie County Eagles from Hyden, Kentucky. The game tonight is the third time all season the two teams has took the court against each other. Perry Central has been victorious both times. Continue reading 54th District Wrap Up – David Leveridge
March, 14,2018- Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Game 1 Recap Estill County falls to Corbin in the school’s first ever trip to the Sweet 16.
Estill County dream season of playing in the Boys State Tournament become a reality today as the Engineers took the court of Rupp Arena for the first time in school history. Estill is representing the 14th Region as the Region Champion. Covering the Engineers throughout the post season, I am well aware how much the basketball team means to the residents of Estill County. Continue reading KHSAA 2018 Boys Sweet 16 session one recap. Corbin ends Estill County dream season, derailing the Engineers 50- 40. by David Leveridge
David Leveridge- UK Basketball beat writer – February 6, 2018 Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY- UK and the Tennessee Volunteers took the court in a critical matchup of SEC EAST Opponents. Kentucky is a team coming off bad loss to the Missouri Tigers on Saturday February 3rd, 2018. Kentucky is currently in uncharted waters as the team is barely hanging on to a national Ranking of #24 in the AP poll, and is currently in 4th place in SEC standings. The VOLS are one of the hottest teams in the country currently on a five- game win streak and currently ranked #14 in both major polls, the AP and the Coaches Poll. Continue reading Rocky Top Sweeps Season Series with the Wildcats@ Rupp Arena. Tennessee defeats UK 61- 59
Kevin Knox has career night scoring 34 points in a game for the ages.
David Leveridge- UK Basketball Beat Reporter – January, 27,2018- WVU Coliseum
Morgantown, WV- The SEC / BIG 12 Challenge concluded tonight with the Mountaineers hosting the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The game is also part of ESPN’s College Game Day and is featured as the premiere Basketball event of the weekend. The game features two of the most iconic coaches in modern day basketball. Coach Calipari is a hall of fame coach for the Wildcats, and WVU Bob Huggins has yet to make to the hall of fame, but is highly respected amongst his peers. Huggins is the third winningest active coach only trailing Coach K of Duke University and Coach Boeheim of Syracuse in active wins. Continue reading Kentucky completes Epic Comeback and Defeats West Virginia Mountaineers 83-76 during the SEC/ BIG 12 Challenge.
Re-posting – David Leveridge- UK Basketball Beat reporter – January, 23, 2018 – Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY, The University of Kentucky continued SEC play with another Home game hosting the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. Kentucky is currently on a two- game losing streak and in a dire need of a victory to not only give the team some much needed confidence, but also improve in SEC standings. Kentucky Currently has a 14-5 record on the season and is tied for fourth place in SEC standings tied with the Tennessee Volunteers. Continue reading Washington and Knox lead the Wildcats to a 13- point victory over Mississippi State Bulldogs. Kentucky 78- Mississippi State 65.
David Leveridge- UK Basketball Beat Reporter. Bluegrass Sports Nation – January 20, 2018 – Lexington, KY
Rupp Arena- The University of Kentucky and the Florida Gators took the court for tonight’s game. The game is a battle of SEC EAST opponents and has become one of the better rivalries in all the country. The game is featured as the ESPN College Game Day, Game of the Week. The College Game Day Crew consisting of Analysts, Jay Williams, Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and is hosted by Reece Davis. Davis also hosts ESPN’s College Football Gameday. The game is Broadcasted by Jay Bilas and Dan Shulman, two of the great broadcasters in the sport. Continue reading Kentucky drops second straight as Florida wins at Rupp Arena, during College Game Day. Kentucky 64- Florida 66.
David Leveridge- UK Basketball Beat Reporter – January 20, 2018- Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY – ESPN’s College Game Day crew was in town covering College Game Day. Today’s game features the University of Kentucky Wildcats hosting the Florida Gators in a prime time game at 8:15 pm. The game is considered the premier Basketball game of the day, and will draw a lot of national media attention. Game day is hosted by ESPN analysts Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams, Jay Bilas and Host Reece Davis. Game day originated in 2005 and Rupp Arena has been featured as the host location seven different times during the course of the event.
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David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Reporter- Kentucky Basketball – December, 29th, 2017- Rupp Arena
Lexington, Kentucky- As the world recovers from the Holiday season and College Football bowl games dominates the world of sports. The annual rivalry between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals captivates fans across the commonwealth and country.