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NIT Update: UK's Darius Miller at home in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Darius Miller has never played a game at Notre Dame, but he's been here plenty of times. "I have tons of family in South Bend," the Kentucky freshman said. "My dad has a lot of family there. We used to go there at least once a year. I've never been there to play a game, but I have certainly been to South Bend."

Anthony Grant is Alabama's top candidate; may receive offer today

The search for a new head basketball coach at the University may be coming to an end as Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anthony Grant has emerged as the top candidate. Grant, who according to multiple sources is expected to travel to Tuscaloosa Wednesday, could receive a formal offer during his visit, the Tuscaloosa News reports.

UK Basketball: Patterson thinks Gillispie will be back at UK

OMAHA, Neb. - Patrick Patterson believes that Billy Gillispie will be coaching at Kentucky again next year. However, even UK's talented sophomore center admitted after Monday's dramatic 65-63 win over Creighton here in the National Invitation Tournament that there was no way to know for sure what might happen.

Comments from Larry Orton

Larry Orton spent a few days in Virginia last week visiting his mother. When he returned home and went to work, he was hit with numerous questions about UK’s basketball coaching situation. "People are trying to get Daniel to change his mind about Kentucky. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State want him bad. His cousin is coach at OU. If Gillispie is not there (next year), I guarantee he will call. There will be a lot of people calling. I bet Florida will call," Larry Orton said.

UK Signee's Parents Talk About Gillispie Rumors


Comments from Brian Hood, Larry Orton and Jerry Vilarino

UK Basketball: Perry critical of Gillispie and Kentucky

Because he played with five of Kentucky's current players, Bobby Perry readily admits that he wants to see the UK basketball team do well. However, the former Wildcat also doesn't think that means he should not be entitled to an opinion that is less than flattering about the UK program.

UK Basketball: Hood thinks Gillispie will be back at UK

Even thought UK is 20-13 and did not make the NCAA Tournament, the Madisonville-North Hopkins product remains firm in his commitment to UK and in his belief that Gillispie will be back for another season.

Vee Sanford Video


Vee Sanford Video

Vee Sanford lifts LexCath to OT win; Coach Gillispie in attendance

But by the end of the game Sanford had worn out Bowling Green with his sensational play at crunch time and sparked Lexington Catholic to a 70-62 overtime victory in the first round of the National City Boys' Sweet Sixteen Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-3 senior, who plays with flair and finesse, had 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Sanford, who was being watched from press row by Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie, was at his best down the stretch.

Breaking News: Konner Tucker commits to UK I'm excited about Tucker. I think he will fit in well at UK. I like the fact that he shoots a high % from 3-pt range...

NIT Update: Gillispie not sure what to expect in Memorial Coliseum

LEXINGTON - Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie isn't sure what to expect Tuesday night when his team plays in Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-12) will host Nevada-Las Vegas in a first-round National Invitation Tournament game at 9:30 p.m. It will be UK's first game in Memorial since the end of the 1975-76 season because the Cats moved to Rupp Arena for home games the following year. "I have no idea what the atmosphere will be," Gillispie said Monday morning. "We will only know when that time comes at 9:30 tomorrow."

Vaught's Views: Coaching or talent? UK administrators must decide what's wrong

Will coach Billy Gillispie be back at Kentucky next year?

Jasper not traveling to UK

Former UK guard Derrick Jasper will not be traveling with the UNLV team to Kentucky for Tuesday night’s game in the National Invitation Tournament.

Gillispie, Pelphrey feeling the heat from fans


From the article . . . Now, both are on the hot seat, although it is highly doubtful Pelphrey's job is on the line if he takes care of off-season business. Gillispie, though, appears to be headed for a settlement and a quick adios amigos to the land of big blue..

Konner Tucker will visit UK

Konner Tucker, who spent this season at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas, will visit the University of Kentucky early next week.

Daniel Orton returns to aid McGuinness in win over Bethel

McGuinness’ star player, out all year after preseason surgery on his knee, returned against Bethel, trying to help the Irish win a fourth consecutive title and getting them off to a good start in their 59-42 first-round win.

UK Basketball: Stars likely to evaluate NBA status

LEXINGTON — Kentucky’s best two players, junior guard Jodie Meeks and sophomore center Patrick Patterson, likely will test their NBA value before this year’s draft.

Eric Bledsoe Update

Last night, Eric said, "Right now the schools I’m looking at are Florida, UAB, Kentucky, Duke, Baylor, Oregon, Tennessee and Memphis." This raises some interesting questions with regard to how the recruitment of this highly soughtly-after guard is being run. According to Eric’s AAU coach, Ava Herndon, she did not know that his list was being cut but that "Kentucky is working real hard on [developing a strong relationship with] Ford."

Liggins, Stevenson and Harrellson... some depressing stats

DeAndre Liggins has gone six games now without scoring a single point.  The last time he scored was on 2/3 against Mississippi State. Today is 3/1... that's almost 1 month ago! Earlier this year he...

Scott County wins 42nd District title; Euton named MVP

Euton took care of a lot of things Thursday night. He hit nine of 11 shots from the field, six of six free throws, and finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds to earn district MVP honors.

Vinny Zollo helps Clark County win District title

Feb. 26, 2009: Zollo scored 18 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds to help Clark County defeat Montgomery County 76-64 and win the 40th District title. Zollo averaged 20 points and 16 rebounds in the two district tournament games.

BLOG: UK Looking to Add Another 2009 Basketball Recruit


Some interesting tidbits from Marc Maggard. It's a free article, but you do have to be registered at his site to read the article.

Q & A: Liggins playing under control

Liggins says he's now closer to Gillispie's thinking and knows what he must do to help UK win.

Jon Hood highlights


Jon Hood highlights


Demling: Hood has virtually locked up Mr. Basketball honors for this season

University of Kentucky signee Jon Hood had a huge game on Friday night for Madisonville High School in a 71-53 win over Fort Campbell. Playing for the first time in almost three weeks, Hood rang...

Vinny Zollo: 23 points and 13 rebounds

University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 15 Clark County beat visiting Lafayette 81-67. Zollo was 8-for-13 from the floor.

Statement from CBG on the passing of Daniel Orton's mother

"We are deeply saddened with the loss of Carolyn Orton," UK Coach Billy Gillispie said in a statement. "Carolyn was such an inspiration to us all, as kind and caring as anyone I've had the fortune of knowing. "Carolyn, Larry, Terrance and Daniel have entrenched themselves as members of the Wildcat family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Orton family and loved ones during this time of grief."
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