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Entries in Kentucky (8)


NCAA Tournament Odds: Kentucky a Heavy Favorite

Want to look at the NCAA Tournament odds:

Odds to win the NCAA title:
Kentucky (1): 6/5
Arizona (2): 15/2
Wisconsin (1): 17/2
Duke (1): 9/1
Villanova (1): 10/1
Virginia (2): 10/1
Gonzaga (2): 16/1
Notre Dame (3): 25/1
Iowa State (3): 33/1
Utah (5): 33/1
Kansas (2): 40/1
Michigan State (7): 40/1
North Carolina (4): 40/1
Baylor (3): 50/1
Oklahoma (3): 50/1
Wichita State (7): 50/1
Louisville (4): 66/1
Northern Iowa (5): 66/1
Maryland (4): 75/1
SMU (6): 75/1
Arkansas (5): 100/1
Butler (6): 100/1
Georgetown (4): 100/1
LSU (9): 100/1
Ohio State (10): 100/1
Providence (6): 100/1
Texas (11): 100/1
VCU (7): 100/1
West Virginia (5): 100/1
St. John’s (9) 150/1
Xavier (6): 150/1
BYU (11): 200/1


4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Kentucky

The U.S. Geological Survey reported Saturday that an earthquake centred in Kentucky also rattled at least eight other states.

The USGS website said the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, near the Virginia line. Residents in both states, as well as West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Georgia, all the way to Atlanta also reported feeling the temblor.

National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico said employees at the office in Jackson, Kentucky, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the ground shake for about 15 seconds. He says the office has gotten numerous calls, but so far no one has reported any serious damage.

USGS geophysicist John Bellini said the quake is considered "light."


NCAA Tournament Plays of the Day for 3/25/12

Kansas and Kentucky

After going 2-0 yesterday, it's time to win two more.

Kansas and North Carolina.  A couple of heavyweights doing battle today in St. Louis. 

Both teams haven't played their best in reaching this point and have been pseudo escape artists.

With oddsmakers not sure of North Carolina will be at full-strength, the Tar Heels are getting 2 points.  I still like Kansas to win and cover.  I'm not sure if it is because they are playing close to home in St. Louis, or that they matchup well with North Carolina.

One other trend, not sure if it matters, but North Carolina is 6-20 ATS in their last 26 Sun. games.

Take Kansas and give the 2.


The first game today today is Baylor and Kentucky.

Can any team slow down Kentucky?

On the surface, Baylor appears to have athletes to contain what Kentucky brings to the table.  But the line is up to Kentucky -8.  This is a trap.  They are begging you to take Baylor, don't do it!

The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.  They will win again by double-digits.  Everything Baylor does, Kentucky does better.

It should be a fun game to watch. 


College Basketball Play of the Day for 3/23/12

In this day of Sweet 16 matchups, it has to be Kentucky

Kentucky heads into this game with Indiana, not only looking to avenge a loss to the Hoosiers earlier in the season, but to continue proving they are the best college team in America.

I'm seeing Kentucky favored by 9, but look for the Wildcats to eclipse that in the first half.

Here are two noteworthy trends:

Kentuck is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, while Indiana is 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 neutral site games.

Go with Kentucky for a big win tonight.


Pictures From 'Sweet 16' Open Practice- Thursday at Georgia Dome

Some shots from the open practice at the Georgia Dome featuring the four teams remaining in the NCAA South Regional.

Xavier, Indiana, Baylor and Kentucky all took the court for an hour to work out the kinks in the dome.


Xavier was the first team to take the court on ThursdayShooting can be tough in a football stadium like the Georgia DomeXavier Coach Chris Mack spends time with his daughter on the courtIndiana's Tom Crean is intenseBaylor warms upThe Baylor team has a slam dunk contestMore Baylor dunkingCoach Cal talks with Clark Kellogg and Jim NantzThe Georgia Dome is ready for the NCAA South Regional