Stories for January 9, 2005


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Old-look Cavaliers clobber Knicks

No matter what era, the Cleveland Cavaliers seldom looked better.

KU 150, Kentucky 95: 1989 rout of Wildcats unforgettable in Jayhawk hoops lore

Kentucky and Kansas University are considered equals, the elite of the elite, in men's college basketball. That's why it's somewhat surprising that in head-to-head matchups, Kentucky, which ranks first in all-time victories (1,886), thoroughly has dominated Kansas (1,835) throughout history.

Woodling: It wasn't always so easy

Exactly 313 months ago today, Kansas University suffered arguably the most excruciating defeat in its storied men's basketball history. The date was Dec. 9, 1978. The site was Rupp Arena. The score was Kentucky 67, Kansas 66.

Wildcat forward Hayes nearly chose Jayhawks

A former AAU teammate of Drew Gooden, Kentucky's Chuck Hayes once had his heart set on playing basketball for Kansas University.

Jayhawks come up half-empty

Kansas State defense clamps down in second half as Wecker, Wildcats pull away for 63-45 victory

Coming into its game against Kansas State, the Kansas University women's basketball squad had endured six straight losses to the Wildcats.

Hornets snap losing skid

Baron Davis scrambled for a long rebound to notch his first triple-double in more than two seasons, then waved his arms to the delight of a victory-starved crowd that had been standing throughout the entire overtime period.

6Sports video: KU wins first road game

The Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 65-59, Sunday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. -- the first ever win for KU at the University of Kentucky. Freshmen C.J. Giles and Sasha Kaun led the team to the victory.

KU downs Kentucky, 65-59

Jayhawks win first road game

In a game appropriate for two of the winningest men's basketball programs in NCAA history, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 65-59, Sunday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

Chicago getting into groove

Kirk Hinrich spread his game to all corners of the floor, shooting and passing and running the Chicago Bulls' offense that featured an added flavor Saturday night.

Comeback too late for Nets

Jason Kidd couldn't put the New Jersey Nets over the top after leading a frantic fourth-quarter comeback.


Mavericks continue offensive roll

The Dallas Mavericks were waiting to find out whether their recent offensive roll was for real. Even after playing the Indiana Pacers, they're still waiting.