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NCAA: Kentucky Falls To West Virginia, 73-66

By Rick HowlettThe Kentucky Wildcats have been eliminated from the NCAA men's basketball tournament.UK fell to West Virginia 73-66 Saturday night in the East Region final in Syracuse.Kentucky finishes its first season under coach John Calipari with a 35 and 3 record.West Virginia advances to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. The Mountaineerswill face either Duke or Baylor in the national semifinal next Saturday in Indianapolis.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.