Defending Champion Kentucky Falls In NIT Opener

Mike McFadden nailed two free throws with 8.7-seconds left as Robert Morris stunned defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament. Lucky Jones scored 15 points to pace the Colonials, who will meet either fourth-seeded Providence or number-five Charlotte in round two. Archie Goodwin scored 18 points for the Wildcats, who lost four of their final five games to finish the season 21-and-12. Robert Morris hosted Kentucky as Rupp Arena in Lexington is holding NCAA Tournament games this week.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 46 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.