Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

Kentucky advances to second round, beats NKU 79-70

03/18/2017 12:46 AM

It wasn’t pretty, but No. 2 Kentucky hung on to beat No. 15 Northern Kentucky 79-70 to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. De’Aaron Fox led the way with 19 points (8-15 FG) and was aggressive early on. He was a big reason why Kentucky got off to a fast start. Isaiah Briscoe scored 17 points (7-11 FG) and grabbed eight rebounds. Bam Adebayo was a monster on the boards, grabbing 18 rebounds to go along with... Read more 

Why Kentucky will win the national championship

03/17/2017 06:54 PM

KSTV’s TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee make their cases for why Kentucky will make a deep tournament run and win the national title for the ninth time in program history. It all starts tonight with a meeting against Northern Kentucky at approximately 9:40 pm.  Read more 

McKees to the Game | Kentucky vs. NKU

03/17/2017 06:47 PM

Kentucky begins its tournament run tonight at approximately 9:40 pm against Northern Kentucky. The Cats enter the game as heavy favorites and are likely to move on and face either Dayton or Wichita State on Sunday. But John Calipari’s team isn’t looking ahead. They are focused on getting past the Norse. What do the Cats need to do to make sure they came away victorious? Bradley McKee tells us with his McKees to the game.  Read more 

UK Hoops hangs on to beat Belmont 73-70

03/17/2017 02:15 PM

The Kentucky women’s basketball team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, beating Belmont 73 to 70 this afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats got off to a fast start, taking an early 10-point lead over Belmont in the first quarter. Things changed in the second quarter, as Belmont caught fire and went into the half with a 36-35 lead. Kentucky opened up the third quarter on a 13-0 run and shot 81 percent from the floor... Read more 

Should UK's lack of tournament experience be a concern?

03/16/2017 06:57 PM

TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee are down in Indianapolis for Kentucky’s opening weekend of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats play Northern Kentucky tomorrow night at approximately 9:40 pm. If they win, they will face the winner of Dayton vs. Wichita State on Sunday. This team doesn’t have a lot of tournament experience, as the Wildcats are once again led by superstar freshmen. Should the lack of tournament experience be a concern for this team? TJ and Bradley discuss.  Read more 

The impact of Vince Marrow staying at Kentucky

03/16/2017 06:41 PM

Justin Rowland of reported earlier this week that Kentucky was close to signing UK football assistant Vince Marrow to an extension through the 2020 season. He joined KSTV to discuss the impact of Marrow staying at Kentucky and also took a look at Kentucky’s newest commitment, 2018 tight end Brenden Bates.  Read more 

Mike DeCourcy previews Kentucky's tough region

03/15/2017 04:50 PM

Kentucky’s path to the final four is tough, with potential rematches against UCLA and UNC in the sweet 16 and elite eight respectively. But this is nothing new for the Wildcats, who have faced tough roads to the final four in the past. Following the Selection Sunday special, Mike DeCourcy of wrote a piece about Kentucky once again getting placed in a tough region. “What would an NCAA Tournament be without Kentucky getting slapped upside the head with... Read more 

Kentucky's defense clicking ahead of tournament run

03/15/2017 04:42 PM

Kentucky’s defense has struggled throughout most of the season, but it seems to be improving as the Wildcats enter the NCAA tournament. During Kentucky’s 11-game winning streak, the Wildcats have held opponents to 66.8 points per game while forcing opponents to commit 12 turnovers on average. Kentucky has held opponents to under 70 points in eight of those 11 games. Is Kentucky’s defense good enough to help the Wildcats win a national title? KSTV’s TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss.... Read more 

UK Grad enjoying coaching success at Florida Gulf Coast

03/15/2017 04:35 PM

Michael Fly graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2006 with ambitions of being a college basketball coach. The Fulton, Kentucky native has worked his way up the coaching ladder since he left UK, and is currently in his sixth season as an assistant basketball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. Fly was on staff when the Eagles shocked the world and made the sweet 16 in 2013 as a No. 15 seed. The Eagles are once again in the... Read more 

Breaking down Kentucky's region in the NCAA tournament

03/13/2017 08:00 PM

Kentucky is a No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament and will face No. 15 Northern Kentucky at approximately 9:30 pm ET on Friday. The Wildcats path to a final four will have to go through the winner of No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Wichita State, followed by a potential sweet 16 matchup with UCLA, who beat Kentucky 97-92 at Rupp on Dec. 3, and an elite eight battle with No. 1 North Carolina. Malik Monk scored 47... Read more