College Basketball

Tilghman grad McEwen commits to Robert Morris

Former Paducah Tilghman basketball standout Sayveon McEwen has committed to finish his college basketball career at Robert Morris. McEwen had offers from Texas State, Stetson, Charleston Southern, and Kent State before choosing Robert Morris.…

UK will play 4 games during trip to Bahamas in August

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky will play in the Bahamas for the first time since 2014 during an eight-day August trip featuring four games against professional teams. The Wildcats will arrive Aug. 6 at Atlantis on Paradise Island to train…

UK's Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9 sophomore averaged nearly 10 points over the final…

Hopkinsville's Johnson signs with Murray State

Murray State head men’s basketball Coach Matt McMahon announced the signing of 6-1 guard, Jalen Johnson out of Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Johnson will join the Racers for the 2018-19 season as a freshman. "We are excited to…

McMahon announces two Racer signings

Murray State men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon announced the signing of a pair of forwards. Mike Davis is a 6-7 forward from Coastal Alabama Community College and joins the Racers with 6-8 forward KJ Williams out of Cleveland Central High…

Kentucky's Gilgeous-Alexander to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent. Gilgeous-Alexander's decision on Monday follows announcements last week by Wildcats underclassmen Kevin Knox and PJ Washington to enter…

Mack says he has 'big shoes to fill' as Louisville coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Chris Mack says he understands he has big shoes to fill as Louisville's new men's basketball coach. Mack praised former Cardinals coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino during a news conference Wednesday in Louisville's KFC Yum!…

Utah slips by WKU 69-64 to reach NIT title game

NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bibbins scored 19 points and Utah beat Western Kentucky 69-64 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Sedrick Barefield added 14 points for the Utes (23-11), who…

Reports: Louisville hires Xavier's Mack as hoops coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - According to multiple reports Louisville has hired Xavier's Chris Mack as its new men's basketball coach, hoping he can guide the program back to national contention after a turbulent season in which the Cardinals missed the…

Miller to compete in 3-on-3 tournament

Murray State's Terrell Miller, Jr., is all set to be part of a new basketball event this week in San Antonio, Texas at the first Dos Equis 3X3 National Championship. The three-day event begins…

Bowyer ends drought with Martinsville win

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Clint Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak dating to 2012 with a dominating performance Monday at Martinsville Speedway. The victory by Bowyer continued the strong start to the NASCAR season for Stewart-Haas Racing, which has won…

Louisville promotes Tyra to permanent A.D.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has named Vince Tyra permanent athletic director, removing the interim part from his title and allowing him to proceed with hiring a full-time men's basketball coach. Tyra was unanimously approved as AD on Monday after…

Tennessee State hires Brian Collins as coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee State has hired Illinois State assistant Brian "Penny" Collins as its men's basketball coach. The 34-year-old Collins will be formally introduced at a Monday news conference.  Collins replaces Dana Ford, who left for Missouri State…

Jalen Dupree granted release from Murray State

One week after the Murray State Racers wrapped up their season, head coach Matt McMahon released a statement saying that sophomore forward Jalen Dupree had been granted his release from the…

UK takes another trip to 'Cat-lanta' to face Kansas St.

No. 5 seed Kentucky (26-10) vs. No. 9 seed Kansas State (24-11) Semifinals, South Regional, Atlanta, Thursday, approximately 9:37 p.m. BOTTOM LINE: Kentucky should feel right at home in Atlanta, also known in basketball circles as "Cat-lanta." The city has…

Hollingsworth leads WKU past Okla St, into NIT semis

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Freshman Taveion Hollingsworth matched his career high with 30 points and Western Kentucky advanced to the final four of the NIT for the first time since 1948 with a 92-84 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday…

Louisville parts ways with Padgett, searches for coach

Louisville has let David Padgett go after one season as the Cardinals' interim men's basketball coach. Padgett went 22-14 after being elevated from second-year Louisville assistant last fall after the school placed coach Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave following…

Mississippi State advances to NIT semifinals at MSG

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Mississippi State advanced to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York with a 79-56 victory over Louisville on Tuesday night. Mississippi State (25-11)…

Union's Shumpert ending her career on her terms

On Wednesday, the Union University Lady Bulldogs will play Central Missouri in the Division II national semifinals. The Lady Bulldogs are led by former Paducah Tilghman standout Chelsey Shumpert. Shumpert earned her second…

Shumpert leads Union to Division II Final Four

Paducah Tilghman graduate Chelsey Shumpert scored 24 points to lead Union University to a 73-70 win over Carson-Newman in the women's Division II Elite Eight. Shumpert and the Lady Bulldogs will face Central Missouri…

Racers expect big things from Morant next year

With the departure of seniors Jonathan Stark and Terrell Miller, Murray State will lose more than 46% of their scoring off this year's team. While Stark and Miller may be gone, there is still…

Kentucky defeats Davidson without a single 3-pointer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Kentucky topped Davidson 78-73 in the NCAA tournament Thursday despite failing to make a single 3-pointer, snapping a nation-best streak of 1,047 games with a 3 that began in 1988. The fifth-seeded Wildcats went 0 for…

Racers ready for NCAA matchup with WVU

Murray State will play West Virginia in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The Racers helped their open practice and met with the media Thursday in advance of their game with the Mountaineers. If you missed any…