"I'm trying to be for Cincinnati basketball what Ashley is for UK basketball," Lachey said after the Bearcats won their first-round game.
Lachey is a former member of the boy band 98 Degrees whose biggest claim to fame is having married pop princess Jessica Simpson and then co-starring with her in MTV's chronicle of their life together, Newlyweds. Lachey, a Cincinnati native who attended Miami, Ohio, frequently has been seen on the show wearing a University of Cincinnati baseball cap.
Judd is writing a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader during the tournament, though she couldn't attend the Wildcats' first two games. The actress was in South Africa visiting Nelson Mandela.
Asked about Judd before his Bearcats played Kentucky, coach Bob Huggins said: "I'm going to stay away from that. It got [ESPN analyst Rick] Majerus in a lot of trouble."
For those who don't recall, Majerus said at the end of a game that he was hoping for a Judd sighting so he wouldn't have to watch adult videos at his hotel.
At least no one has ever said that about Lachey.
A 68-year-old man who had fallen through the ice on a pond near Berlin was finally rescued after several unsuccessful attempts when a police officer with discus-throwing experience scored a direct hit with a fling of the life ring.
"It has been years since I last threw a discus," officer Andreas Bunkus, 38, was quoted as saying by ananova.com. "I'm glad to see I've still got what it takes."
Added The Seattle Times' Dwight Perry, "As for the rescued man, we assume he's just happy the department's javelin champ happened to be off duty."