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Racers Crack Top 25 for First Time This Year
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:20 PM
The Murray State Racers have cracked the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll for the first time this season. The Racers, winners of 24 straight games, come in at No. 25 in this week's poll. Kentucky received all 65 first place votes and are No. 1 again this week. Louisville moved up one spot to No. 16. The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with ...
Racers Beat UT-Martin, Extend Win Streak to 24
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:42 PM
Sophomore Cameron Payne scored 31 points with eight rebounds and six assists as Murray State rallied in the second half to defeat Tennessee-Martin 73-67 on Saturday night, pushing its conference-record win streak to 24 in a row. Murray State (26-4, 16-0 Ohio Valley Conference) had already clinched top seed at the OVC tournament in Nashville next week, but was trailing UT-Martin (18-11, 10-6) ...
Western Kentucky Cruises Past FIU 77-61
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:38 PM
Trency Jackson scored 17 points, T.J. Price added 15 and Western Kentucky cruised past Florida International 77-61 on Saturday. FIU opened a seven-point lead early, but WKU erased that quickly as Jackson drilled back-to-back 3-pointers and Price added one from long distance to take a 22-19 lead. FIU never led or tied again. The Hilltoppers made four more 3s in the half and led 36-28 at the ...
No. 1 UK Beats No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 to Clinch SEC
Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:41 PM
Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points, and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 Saturday to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC's top two teams belonged to the undefeated Wildcats (29-0, 16-0) on both ends as they earned their 46th league title and halted a three-game losing streak against the ...
Blackshear Leads No. 17 Louisville Past Florida St
Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:34 PM
Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Montrezl Harrell added 16 points as No. 17 Louisville cruised to an 81-59 win over Florida State on Saturday. Anton Gill made all five of his shots from the floor to finish with 14 points as Louisville (23-6, 11-5 ACC) closed February with its third straight win. Louisville shot 31 of 64 (48.4 percent) for the game as the Cardinals surpassed the 70-point ...
Southern Illinois Beats Drake 63-57
Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:31 PM
Anthony Beane had 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting to lead Southern Illinois to a 63-57 win over Drake on Saturday. Sean O'Brien had 14 points as the Salukis (11-20, 4-14 Missouri Valley) shot 52.1 percent from the field, and now claim the No. 9 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and will face No. 8 Missouri State. Southern Illinois maintained a double-digit lead until Reed Timmer ...
Racers Win Prohm's 100th, Honor Seniors
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:57 PM
On the night Murray State celebrated their trio of seniors, the Racers performed well enough to give their coach his 100th victory, and keep the nation’s second longest winning streak alive, coming away with a 65-57 win over Eastern Illinois. After a slow start that didn’t see the first points of the game until almost 3 minutes in, Murray State finally got going, ...
Jackson, Fant, Price, Lead WKU Past FAU 71-68
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:06 PM
Trency Jackson, George Fant and T.J. Price scored 17 apiece and Western Kentucky used a big second-half run to beat Florida Atlantic 71-68 on Thursday night. Jackson converted a three-point play, Price made a jumper and Fant hit a pair of free throws to spark 12-straight points by Western Kentucky (16-10, 9-5 Conference USA). The Hilltoppers extended that to an 18-2 run for a 58-50 lead with ...
Arkansas Hopes to Earn Respect at Kentucky
Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:46 PM
Arkansas forward Bobby Portis is "very confident" as he prepares to face No. 1 Kentucky on Saturday. The No. 18 Razorbacks (23-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) enter the game on a pair of winning streaks, seven straight this season and three in a row over the Wildcats (28-0, 15-0). That includes a pair of wins last season by Arkansas, which has won 10 of 11 games overall and hopes to do much ...
Cauley-Stein Named Finalist for Robertson Trophy
Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:44 PM
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has named Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein a finalist for the 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the association's national player of the year. Cauley-Stein is one of 14 finalists for the award, which will be presented at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards on April 14 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in ...
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