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NCAA Tournament
8:57 am
Sun March 18, 2012

Kentucky, Louisville Advance in NCAA, but Murray State is Out

Freshman guard Marquis Teague led the Kentucky Wildcats with 24 points and 7 assists, as UK advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 87-71 win over Iowa State Saturday. The victory at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville gives the Wildcats a chance to avenge their only regular-season loss against Indiana.

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NCAA Tournament
1:40 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Three Kentucky Teams Take the Court Saturday in NCAA

Saturday holds another day of basketball bliss for fans in the Bluegrass State. UK, U of L, and Murray State are all in action in the men's NCAA tournament.

UK, who beat WKU Thursday night, takes on Iowa State Saturday at 6:45pm central on CBS. The Wildcats are the tournament's overall #1 seed, and are picked by many analysts as the most talented team in the draw. With the game in Louisville, UK will basically play a home game against the Cyclones.

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WKU vs UK
8:13 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

WKU's Postseason Run Comes to an End Against UK

The WKU Hilltoppers hoped to pull off the biggest NCAA tournament upset in history. Instead, the overall #1 seed showed why they earned that ranking. Kentucky beat WKU 81-66 Thursday night in a game that often wasn't even that close. Terrence Jones scored 22 points for the Wildcats, and three other UK players scored in double-digits.

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Hilltoppers vs. Wildcats
4:01 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Hilltoppers to Face Top-Seeded Kentucky Tonight

WKU Hilltopper Coach Ray Harper
WKU Athletics

The WKU Hilltoppers overcame a sixteen point deficit Tuesday night to defeat Mississippi Valley State and advance to tonight's match up with the Kentucky Wildcats. The First Four win Tuesday night was a dramatic comeback victory that enabled Ray Harper's team to head to Louisville for tonight's game in the KFC Yum! Center.

Sports
10:36 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

From NPR's All Things Considered: WKU Surprises at NCAA Tournament

The Hilltoppers are the only men's team with a losing record in the NCAA tournament. But they're still playing and enjoying their new notoriety. Are they this year's "Cinderella?"

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Sports
8:12 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Western Kentucky Surprises At NCAA Tournament

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 9:10 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Basketball fans in Bowling Green, Kentucky are celebrating an amazing come-from-behind victory. It happened last night in the opening game of the NCAA tournament. President Obama and the British prime minister had front row seats, as the Hilltoppers came back from 16 points down to beat Mississippi Valley State.

From member station WKYU, Joe Corcoran has reaction from Bowling Green.

JOE CORCORAN, BYLINE: Even veteran announcer Jim Nantz couldn't contain of his excitement at the end of the game.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

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Sports
12:30 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

President Obama Puts Kentucky in Title Game for NCAA Championship

President Obama is picking North Carolina to beat Kentucky in the national title game, calling the Tar Heels a more experienced team.  The president released his NCAA tournament brackets on ESPN Wednesday. 

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Sports
8:35 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Hilltoppers Advance in NCAA Tournament

The WKU Hilltopper basketball team overcame a sixteen point deficit in the second half to defeat Mississippi Valley State, and will advance to play top seeded Kentucky. 

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Sports
7:56 am
Tue March 13, 2012

President Obama To Watch Hilltoppers Play Tonight

The Western Kentucky University mens' basketball team will be playing in front of a high profile fan tonight. President Barack Obama will be in the stands for the NCAA Tournament play-in games in Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports the President will watch the games with British Prime Minister David Cameron who's visiting the U.S. WKU plays Mississippi Valley State in the first of two games tonight.

Sports
6:44 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Hilltoppers Will Face Mississippi Valley State in NCAA Tournament

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers will face Mississippi Valley State Tuesday at 6:30 Eastern time in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio.  If the Hilltoppers win, they'll take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in Louisville Thursday.

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