Tag: Kentucky basketball

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Moral Victory for ND, but Cauley-Stein Defense Sends Kentucky to Final Four

With 14:26 to go, Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton drove to the hoop for a dunk that gave them a 46-42 lead, and Ashley Judd covered her head. The rest of the game was a battle, and with 2:36 to go Connaughton found Jerian Grant 24 feet from the basket and Grant buried the long three-pointer to give Notre Dame a 66-64 lead.

Midwest Bracket: Kentucky Coronation?

When the No. 1 seed in a bracket already beat the No. 2 seed (Kansas) 72-40 this season, one sees why the top seed plays as such a huge favorite. Two bigger threats to Kentucky than Kansas appear to be Wichita State and Notre Dame, teams who look evenly matched with each other.

Duane Wilson, Frank Kaminsky

Best Offensive Player Edges Best Defensive Player in Rankings

The best offensive player on the best offensive team (Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin) scored 23 points against Indiana Tuesday (9-12 from floor, 5-7 from line, 3 assists) to pass the best defensive player on the best defensive team (Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky) as the top center in basketball.

Kentucky Duo, Son of ‘The Glove’ All-Americans at Break

Defense dominates the All-American team at the break. Kentucky’s duo underneath held UCLA Saturday to 3 of 37 shooting in the first half to rank as the best center and power forward, while the son of Gary “the Glove” Payton of the same name remains the only player in the country among national leaders in seven of eight categories.