Category Archives: College basketball

Kentucky’s history with Final Four officials

The NCAA has announced the officials for this weekend’s Final Four in Indianapolis. Here’s the release: INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has approved 10 game officials recommended by John W. Adams, the national coordinator of officiating, to … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Indiana’s 1976 undefeated champs would welcome Kentucky into the club

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Indiana’s 1976 undefeated champs would welcome Kentucky into the club, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “As such, the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers view the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats with refreshing perspective. They are not the … Continue reading

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Mike Brey: ‘The size does get to you over 40 minutes’

CLEVELAND — Transcript from Notre Dame press conference after loss to Kentucky. MODERATOR: Welcome Coach Brey, let him open with an opening statement and then we’ll take questions. COACH BREY: What a great college game. It was thrilling to be … Continue reading

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Transcript: Notre Dame talks about Kentucky

CLEVELAND — Full transcript of the Notre Dame press conference Friday talking about Saturday’s Midwest Region final against Kentucky. MODERATOR: We’re joint right now by student-athletes from Notre Dame, Jerian Grant, Pat Connaughton, Steve Vasturia, Zach Auguste and Demetrius Jackson. … Continue reading

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NCAA Thursday night TV ratings best ever

CLEVELAND — Turner and CBS say the ratings for Thursday night’s NCAA Tournament games were the best since the current television format was adopted in 1991. Here’s the news release: “The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship continues to … Continue reading

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Bob Huggins: ‘They were what I thought they were’

CLEVELAND — Transcript from West Virginia’s press conference after its 78-39 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional semifinal. MODERATOR: West Virginia has arrived at the main interview room. We’re joined now by West Virginia head coach Bob … Continue reading

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West Virginia transcript from Midwest Regional

CLEVELAND — Here’s the transcript of the West Virginia press conference Wednesday as WVU prepares to play unbeaten Kentucky on Thursday night in the NCAA’s Midwest Regional. MODERATOR: Coach Bob Huggins joining us in the interview room. Q. I know … Continue reading

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Records for the NCAA Sweet 16 coaches

Wednesday morning I wrote on the coaches with teams in the Sweet 16 and how this year experience apparently matters. Seven of the 16 coaches are at least 60 years old. Fourteen of the 16 are at least 50. Nine … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Brian Cashman’s Kentucky connection

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman relishes his Kentucky connection, reports David Waldstein of the New York Times. “Cashman acknowledges that as much as he loves basketball, he was never a great player and … Continue reading

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Ranking the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 teams

Ranking the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 teams by which has the best chance to win the national title: 1. Kentucky: The tournament’s overall No. 1 seed needs to pick it up on offense, but the Cats won each of their … Continue reading

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