Kentucky high school basketball’s all-time leading scorer. A two-time conference tournament MVP. Three Miss Basketball winners. Four former University of Kentucky stars. This year’s women’s NCAA Tournament field is filled with connections to the Bluegrass State.
The list of Kentuckians in this year’s NCAA Tournament field include some early March Madness heroes, a former University of Kentucky guard and several former high school phenoms. Catch up with them all here.
A referee who received death threats after Kentucky’s loss in the NCAA tournament has filed a federal lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio; its founder, Matt Jones; and the company’s managing editor, Drew Franklin.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari gave an opening statement in Saturday’s press conference that acknowledged the hustle of Edrice Adebayo, nicknamed Bam, and Isaiah Briscoe who only scored two and five points, respectively, in Kentucky's 86-75 win
Kentucky’s three NCAA teams — the Cats, Louisville and Northern Kentucky — have plenty of Bluegrass flavor on their rosters with 12 players having played high school basketball in the state. A survey of the other 65 teams’ rosters and coaching staff offers up some other squads to root for.