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No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

Feb. 17, 2019 12:28 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers. Most important was that the Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after letting one slip away. PJ Washington scored 23...

Morant lifts Murray St. past E. Kentucky 102-70

Feb. 16, 2019 9:35 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 25 points and 14 assists as Murray State easily beat Eastern Kentucky 102-70 on Saturday night. Morant also committed nine turnovers. Shaq Buchanan had 16 points for Murray State (21-4, 12-2 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive win. Darnell Cowart...

Taylor carries Austin Peay past Morehead St. 73-70

Feb. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EST

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Terry Taylor had a career-high 42 points plus 18 rebounds as Austin Peay narrowly beat Morehead State 73-70 on Saturday. Chris Porter-Bunton had 19 points for Austin Peay (19-8, 11-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Steve Harris added 10 points. Jabari McGhee had seven rebounds for the road...

Bryant scores 24 to lift UAB over Western Kentucky 68-60

Feb. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Zack Bryant had 24 points as UAB got past Wesetern Kentucky 68-60 on Saturday. Tavin Lovan had 13 points and 12 rebounds for UAB (16-11, 8-6 Conference USA). Lewis Sullivan added 10 points and seven rebounds. Western Kentucky totaled 23 points in the first half, a season low....

No. 16 Louisville avoids late disaster, beats Clemson 56-55

Feb. 16, 2019 4:29 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five days after watching a 23-point second-half lead disappear, No. 16 Louisville found itself on the brink of another calamity on Saturday. The Cardinals beat Clemson 56-55, but they led by seven with 17 seconds remaining, and the Tigers had two chances in the final seconds to walk...

Wampler scores 29, Wright St. ties Norse for 1st in Horizon

Feb. 15, 2019 11:24 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 on Friday night and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League. Wampler was 10-of-14 shooting and made four 3-pointers for the Raiders (16-11, 10-4). Loudon Love added 20...

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

Feb. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse. The Rev. Albert Mohler first addressed the issue Thursday in an interview with the Houston Chronicle . Earlier this week, that paper and the San...

Solar bill passes Kentucky House, heads back to Senate

Feb. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020. The House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 100 on Friday in a 71-24 vote. It would let the Public Service Commission, a board appointed by the...

No. 1 Vols visit No. 5 Kentucky to start demanding stretch

Feb. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has won a school-record 19 straight games but hasn't faced a Top 25 team in over two months. That's all about to change as the top-ranked Volunteers close the regular season with a demanding stretch that should prepare them for what they'll face in the NCAA Tournament. It...

Kentucky closer to banning most abortions if Roe overturned

Feb. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step closer toward preparing for a possible post-Roe v. Wade era on Friday. The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill to ban most abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision that legalized the procedure nationwide. The chamber's...