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  • Kentucky coach John Calipari asks fans not to tease Louisville over scandal

    Kentucky coach John Calipari hopes Wildcats fans resist the urge to tease archrival Louisville about its escort scandal and treat the Cardinals respectfully Saturday in the Bluegrass showdown at Rupp …


  • Irish take ACC

    Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


  • Georgia has daunting task tonight against unbeaten Kentucky

    With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to trip up the Wildcats tonight ( …


  • Columnist Norman Chad writes Kentucky men won’t go unbeaten

    Owing to my good sense and busy conjugal schedule, I never watch college basketball until the madness that is March. Thus, I rely on trusted hoops associates to keep me …


  • Willie Cauley-Stein leads top-ranked Kentucky

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Willie Cauley-Stein has not been the typical Kentucky recruit. The 7-foot junior has made that clear in many ways, the most obvious that he stayed for a …


  • Bluegrass State bragging rights on line Saturday

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are capable of going unbeaten. Kentucky’s players acknowledge the lofty talk even as …


  • No. 1 Kentucky deals UCLA lopsided loss

    College basketball: Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday in Chicago. Aaron Harrison added …


  • Wisconsin’s veterans take on Kentucky’s freshmen

    ARLINGTON, Texas – They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. Kentucky has a coach labeled a renegade, a rotating stable of …


  • No Cinderellas this year in Final Four

    The road to redemption goes through North Texas for a fearsome Final Four of power programs with something to prove. Florida, the top overall seed, returns to the Final Four …


  • Late 3-pointer sends Kentucky freshmen to Final Four

    INDIANAPOLIS – The shot came from NBA range, and if things play out as expected, Aaron Harrison and a lot of those Kentucky kids will be playing in that league …


  • Kentucky freshmen reach Final Four

    Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from about 24 feet with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift the Kentucky Wildcats and all those freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan.


  • Walker, Aggies upend DePaul

    Courtney Walker scored 25 points to power Texas A&M to an 84-65 victory over DePaul in a semifinal of the Lincoln Regional on Saturday. The Aggies (27-8) led by 14 …


  • Kentucky ends Wichita State’s bid for perfect season

    ST. LOUIS – Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall walked slowly through the line for postgame handshakes, congratulating every player from Kentucky on advancing to the Sweet 16. When he shook …


  • O’Neill, UK women top Baylor 133-130 in 4 OTs

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Jennifer O’Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 9 Baylor 133-130 on Friday night …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    With the college basketball season only a few days old, No. 2 Michigan State faces top-ranked Kentucky and its latest group of freshmen phenoms today in the Champions Classic (doubleheader …


  • Wiltjer transfers from Kentucky to Gonzaga

    Kyle Wiltjer took his time – and he had plenty of it on plane rides to China and Russia as part of Canada’s national development team – making a decision. …


  • Wiltjer on move; may fit well at GU

    University of Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to find a “significant” role elsewhere. The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer, who played on the Canadian development national team earlier this month with Gonzaga …


  • UConn makes it 6 in a row

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Connecticut is headed back to a familiar place – the Final Four. Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 17 to help top-seed UConn rout …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    No. 7 Florida has mostly dominated the Southeastern Conference this season, winning 9 of 10 men’s basketball games by double figures and most of those by lopsided margins. But Florida …


  • Kentucky, UNC, UCLA still sorting things out

    Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA are all unranked together for the first time in more than two decades. The tradition-rich men’s basketball programs with 24 NCAA championships between them are …


  • Kiddy ’Cats

    NEW ORLEANS – Won and Done, indeed. Maybe even Over and Out. All that really matters is that Kentucky parlayed a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory …


  • Davis does it all for champions

    NEW ORLEANS – Never mind that Anthony Davis couldn’t score a lick. The rest of his game was simply sublime in Kentucky’s 67-59 victory over Kansas on Monday night that …


  • Kentucky’s kiddy ’Cats win it all

    Kentucky parlayed a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory Monday night over Kansas for the school’s eighth national NCAA men’s basketball title – its first since 1998. …


  • Kentucky earns state bragging rights, heads to final

    NEW ORLEANS – Kentucky owns the Bluegrass State. Now it can concentrate on the rest of the country Anthony Davis and top-seeded Kentucky will play for the national title Monday …


  • Kentucky’s Kidd-Gilchrist plays for dad, uncle

    NEW ORLEANS – The two most important men in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s life will be on display tonight at the national semifinals in New Orleans. They’re the two names sewn into …


  • Kentucky’s defense ranks among best in country

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Anthony Davis is elevating Kentucky’s defense to an elite level. The second-ranked Wildcats (18-1, 7-0) rank first in the Southeastern Conference and second in the nation …


  • Kentucky adjusts to being ranked No. 1

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky coach John Calipari said his freshmen are “oblivious” to what it means being ranked No. 1 in the country. However, with the Wildcats atop the poll …


  • Walker guides Connecticut into NCAA championship game

    HOUSTON – When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody’s better than Kemba Walker and Connecticut. Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its …


  • Kentucky reaches Final Four with win over North Carolina

    NEWARK, N.J. – Kentucky had fallen one agonizing game short last season of reaching a Final Four it had seemed destined to reach, then lost five players who were first-round …


  • Kentucky knocks out top-seeded Ohio State

    NEWARK, N.J. – Brandon Knight did it again. So did Ohio State.

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