Kentucky beats Cincinnati, 64-51

wlfi.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nothing came easy for top-ranked Kentucky against eighth-seeded Cincinnati, which mixed it up with the Wildcats on almost every play.

They didn’t flinch and eventually built a double-digit lead by physically imposing their will on the Bearcats. Kentucky’s reward was college basketball’s first 36-0 start and a return visit to the Sweet 16 as it cleared an important step in its quest to become the first unbeaten champion since Indiana in 1976.

Aaron Harrison scored 13 points, Trey Lyles added 11 with 11 rebounds and the Wildcats outworked Cincinnati for a 64-51 victory Saturday that showed their resolve even when the numbers worked against them.

Kentucky shot just 37 percent and was outrebounded 45-38 yet always seemed in control because of timely baskets and rebounds that Cincinnati failed to get.

“I always like it when my team shoots 37, 36, 35 percent and wins in double…

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Wichita State Preview

Beyond The Phog

When: Sunday March 22, 2015 5:15/4:15pm CT
Where: CenturyLink Center, Omaha,NE
Where to Watch: CBS
We will all see the matchup we all have been waiting for since the brackets were announced last week, Kansas (27-8, 13-5 Big 12) and Wichita State (29-4, 17-1 MVC). The Jayhawks come into Sunday’s matchup coming off a 75-56 win over New Mexico State. KU looked mighty impressive as they led for the whole game. They got effort out of sophomore point guard Frank Mason. The point guard matchup will be a fantastic one, as the Shockers will showcase Fred VanVleet at point. VanVleet at a phenomenal performance in their first round win over 10 seeded Indiana. VanVleet poured in 27 points and dished out 4 assists in the win. Everyone in the state of Kansas will all have their eyes on this game as it will decide bragging rights throughout the state, as…

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2014-15 Newton Falls Final Boys’ Basketball Stats

WYTV.com

2014-15 Newton Falls Boys’ Basketball Stats
Head Coach: Roy Sembach
Record: 16-8 (7-5), AAC Blue

Team Stats
Scoring: 61.4
Scoring Defense: 50.3
FG Percentage: 47.1%
FT Percentage: 65.7%
3PT Percentage: 34.2%
Rebounding: 30.5
Turnovers: 14.0

Individual Leaders
Scoring
1.Jaden Walton, 18.5 (443)
2.Adam Czerniak, 13.1 (315)
3.Marcus Lard, 8.7 (209)
4.Noah Suarez, 5.3 (127)
5.Brad Mitchell, 4.4 (88)
6.Justin Humphrey, 3.6 (86)

Rebounding
1.Adam Czerniak, 7.9 (189)
2.Jaden Walton, 5.1 (123)
3.Marcus Lard, 4.6 (110)
4.Austin Brown, 3.9 (89)
5.Ben Simpson, 2.9 (69)
6.Brad Mitchell, 2.8 (56)

Assists
1.Marcus Lard, 4.3 (103)
2.Jaden Walton, 4.1 (99)
3.Brad Mitchell, 2.6 (52)
4.Adam Czerniak, 2.0 (49)

Steals
1.Jaden Walton, 3.7 (89)
2.Adam Czerniak, 2.8 (68)
3.Marcus Lard, 2.0 (49)

Field Goal Percentage
1.Ben Simpson, 68.1% (32-47)
2.Austin Brown, 53.0% (35-66)
3.Marcus Lard, 50.3% (80-159)
4.Jaden Walton, 48.3% (166-344)
5.Noah Suarez, 46.0% (46-100)

Free Throw Percentage
1.Joey Urso, 90.9% (10-11)
2.Justin Humphrey, 77.8%…

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Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey gives Russell Martin’s catching a rave review: ‘He has been fantastic’

National Post

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The experiment continues, but its outcome seems virtually certain.

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Russell Martin keeps ruminating over his new challenge, and tinkering with the way he tackles it. But he has become so adept at catching R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball that the pitcher himself delivered an effusive verdict on Saturday.

“He has been fantastic,” Dickey said after the Blue Jays beat the Phillies 6-3. “There’s nothing that stands in the way of me saying that he can handle it now.”

Both Martin and Dickey enjoyed a good day. Martin looked at home in his new stance, missing only one knuckleball and blocking a couple more. No wild pitches, no passed balls, no stolen bases.

Martin credited Dickey with keeping his pitches in the strike zone and coaxing weak contact. Dickey worked six innings, allowing…

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The Soul Of The Game: RIP Chuck Bednarik

Taylor Blitz Times

Its with great sadness to hear of the passing of Hall of Fame member Chuck Bednarik. “Concrete Charlie” is a throwback, not only to a woebegone era, but one of the last living members of the Philadelphia Eagles last NFL champion from 1960. In that game he performed as the last of the two way players as he played Center and Linebacker.

Bednarik's hit on Gifford was one of the greatest in NFL history. Bednarik’s hit on Gifford was one of the greatest in NFL history.

In his career he made two plays iconic in not only Eagles history but NFL history. The first was in 1960 in New York when he leveled Frank Gifford of the Giants, knocking him out of football for nearly two years.  The hit was instrumental in the Eagles finishing as Eastern Conference champions and the Giants going home. Philadelphia swept them as they finished first and broke the Giants string of championship appearances. The Giants played…

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