Latest Kentucky News

The Latest: Valparaiso never trails, beats Monmouth 64-53

Nov. 17, 2018 12:51 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Freshman Charles Bassey had 13 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Desean Murray's dunk with 63 seconds left gave Western Kentucky the lead for good as the Hilltoppers beat West Virginia 63-57 on Friday night...

No. 12 Kansas St. beats E. Kentucky at Paradise Jam

Nov. 17, 2018 12:05 AM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Xavier Sneed scored 16 points to lead five Kansas State players in double figures, and the Wildcats led by as many as 31 points in the second half in their 95-68 win over Eastern Kentucky at the Paradise Jam on Friday night. Dean Wade and Cartier Diarra added 14...

Murray State runs all over Division III Spalding 106-36

Nov. 16, 2018 11:13 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored all 18 of his points in the first half to help Murray State run all over Division III Spalding 106-36 on Friday night. It was the largest scoring margin of victory for Murray State (2-0) since it won by 68 against Camp Campbell in 1946. The Racers held Union to 13 points...

Louisville holds off Vermont 86-78 to improve to 3-0

Nov. 16, 2018 11:10 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After scraping to win its opener before cruising to its second victory, Louisville showed enough resolve to deny Vermont from wiping out its big lead. Jordan Nwora scored a career-high 22 points, Ryan McMahon made six critical free throws down the stretch and the Cardinals held off...

Tate, McDonald help Northern Kentucky roll to 77-50 win

Nov. 16, 2018 10:41 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Tate scored 16 points with five assists and a pair of steals, leading Northern Kentucky past UNC Asheville 77-50 on Friday night. Drew McDonald added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Norse (4-0), who outrebounded UNC Asheville 42-27. Dantez Walton added 10 points, eight...

The Latest: Sneed leads Kansas St. past E. Kentucky 95-68

Nov. 16, 2018 10:19 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The Latest on the Paradise Jam (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Xavier Sneed scored 16 points to lead five Kansas State players in double figures, and the No. 12 Wildcats beat Eastern Kentucky 95-68 on Friday night in the Paradise Jam tournament. Dean Wade and Cartier...

Mack keys late surge, helps Manhattan beat Coastal Carolina

Nov. 16, 2018 8:05 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Nehemiah Mack scored five of his 11 points and pulled in a key rebound inside the final two minutes to help Manhattan beat Costal Carolina 55-53 on Friday in a Northern Kentucky Classic tournament opener. Mack's 3-pointer tied it 52-52 with 1:31 remaining. David Pierce later...

Tennessee seeks bowl eligibility as it hosts Missouri

Nov. 16, 2018 12:41 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has an opportunity Saturday to show how far it has come in the last year. One year after setting a school record for losses and failing to win a single Southeastern Conference game, the Volunteers (5-5, 2-4 SEC) are a win away from bowl eligibility. A victory Saturday...

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

Nov. 16, 2018 12:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she requested an absentee ballot by mail and sent it in weeks...

No. 20 Kentucky hopes to end 2-game slide, reach 8 victories

Nov. 16, 2018 12:27 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's quest for a 10-win regular season has quickly shifted toward halting a losing streak. The No. 20 Wildcats (7-3) have been outscored 58-24 in consecutive losses to No. 5 Georgia and Tennessee that wrapped up Southeastern Conference play. Kentucky hopes to get back on track...