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Samford promotes former UK star Scott Padgett to head coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford announced the departure of head basketball coach Bernie Seltzer on Friday and promoted former Kentucky and NBA player Scott Padgett to replace him. Seltzer was 24-41 and had 14 players transfer from the program during his two seasons. Samford didn’t say whether he was fired or resigned. Padgett had been …

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Rick Pitino doesn’t “like losing to Kentucky” but admits “they’re going to be tough to beat”

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — Louisville coach Rick Pitino said because of all the celebrating Louisville has done the last three years, he wanted his team to be “gracious in defeat” after falling to Kentucky 74-69 Friday night in the NCAA Midwest Region. “We don’t like losing to Kentucky certainly, but you’ve got to give …

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Kentucky tops Louisville 74-69 in Midwest Regional

  EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — OK, so maybe they’re not the quickest learners. Still, the kids at Kentucky figured out Louisville just in time. Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift the fantastic freshman of …

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Pacers coach Frank Vogel, a UK grad, pulling for Cards because of Rick Pitino

By LARRY VAUGHT Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel graduated from Kentucky and worked under Pitino there. He said he’ll be pulling for Louisville. “I’m extremely proud of Frank,” Pitino said. “He’s done it the right way, worked his way up the right way. Was one of the best workers I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. …

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Cats, Cards both looking for edge in NCAA showdown

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — Depending on whether you are a Kentucky fan or a Louisville fan, it’s easy to find reasons why your favorite team will win Friday night’s NCAA Midwest Region showdown here. Kentucky beat Louisville 73-66 on Dec. 28 in Rupp Arena. Since then, the Cardinals have won 20 of 23 games …

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Rick Pitino and John Calipari insist they are “friends” despite what perception might be

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — Ask almost anyone in Kentucky and they’ll agree that coaches John Calipari of Kentucky and Rick Pitino of Louisville are not friend and don’t get along well. However, both coaches did their best to refute that perception here Thursday as their teams get set to meet in the NCAA Midwest …

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UK target Luke Kennard “having a great time” with recruiting attention, pressure

By LARRY VAUGHT FRANKLIN, Ohio — If the pressure of being one of the top players in the 2015 recruiting class is bothering Luke Kennard, the 6-5 guard sure isn’t letting it show. “I am having a great time with it actually. I don’t feel a lot of pressure on the court or having to …

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UK target Luke Kennard impresses Card coach Rick Pitino; May decision still planned

By LARRY VAUGHT Louisville coach Rick Pitino came to Frankin, Ohio, to watch junior shooting guard Luke Kennard practice and spent a couple of hours there during the visit. “It went well,” said Mark Kennard, the father of the 6-65shooting guard who is averaging about 40 points per game this season. “Coach Ptino is a …

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