Mark Story

High School Sports

From chaos, the Kentucky boys’ Sweet Sixteen was born

At its birth some 100 years ago, the Kentucky boys’ high school basketball state tournament was created to bring order and “codify basic rules of player eligibility.” In the early years, the path to the 16-team format long associated with the Kentucky boys’ hoops state tourney took some unlikely twists — including a five-year experiment with a version of class basketball.

Videos

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done

Kentucky guard Malik Monk on the 97-92 loss to UCLA.
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Malik Monk knows there's work to be done 0:47

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done

Derek Willis: Every possession matters 2:13

Derek Willis: Every possession matters

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively 2:45

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively

Lonzo Ball made big plays for UCLA 0:53

Lonzo Ball made big plays for UCLA