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Mar. 06, 2013 @ 12:40 AM

Arthur, Mason bowl 300 at Strike Zone

HUNTINGTON -- Chase Arthur and Lee Mason rolled perfect games Monday night in the Eastern Heights Scratch Trio League at Strike Zone.

Mason, 44, shot his 300 in the third game. He started with 161 and 216 and closed with 278 for a 955. The 300 is the third of his career.

Arthur, just 15, got his first 300 and added games of 214, 219 and 203 for a 936 series.

Documentary profiles UK basketball tradition

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's basketball tradition will be the subject an upcoming documentary.

The Wildcats are featured in a Turner Sports special entitled Bluegrass Kingdom: The Gospel of Kentucky Basketball, an hour-long look at notable periods and figures in the program's history. Debuting March 17 on TruTV after the 68-team NCAA tournament field is selected, the show also features interviews with Kentucky coach John Calipari and former players such as Miami Heat president Pat Riley and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who helped earn the school's eighth championship last spring.

Starting with Kentucky's rise to prominence under Adolph Rupp, the documentary examines the racial and historical significance of Texas Western's 1966 championship upset of the Wildcats with an all-Black starting lineup. The tenures of Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino and Calipari are also profiled.

Kentucky's impact and reach around the state is also reviewed from differing racial angles.

"We wanted to show just how deep the roots go with this program to the sport of college basketball and to Kentucky," said Christina Miller, Turner Sports senior vice president of marketing and strategy. "It's a look at the program from all points of view and how it galvanizes a whole town and the state.

"They are the defending champions and the timing works out well, but it's really rich with story lines."

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