Basketball

Kentucky hangs on to beat Missouri in Columbia

02/21/2017 11:24 PM

Bam Adebayo had a career night as Kentucky hung on to avoid a big upset and beat Missouri 72-62. Adebayo was dominant down low, scoring 22 points and grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds, giving him his fourth double-double of the season. Kentucky (23-5, 13-2) went into the half with a 31-30 lead over Missouri (7-20 2-13). Sloppy play hindered Kentucky from taking a bigger lead early on. The Tigers forced UK to commit nine first-half turnovers. Kentucky opened up the second... Read more 

UK vs. Missouri | McKee's to the Game

02/21/2017 08:30 PM

Kentucky faces a struggling Missouri team tonight that enters the game at just 7-19 (2-12) on the season. The Wildcats are coming off of a tough 82-77 win on the road at Georgia on Saturday, while Missouri is coming off of a 90-70 loss to Tennessee. All signs are pointing to this being a comfortable win for Kentucky, but it’s never a given. Bradley McKee tells us what the Cats need to do in order to come away with a... Read more 

Brett Dawson weighs in on the DeMarcus Cousins trade

02/21/2017 07:00 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Brett Dawson, who has spent time covering Kentucky basketball and the New Orleans Pelicans, joined Lyndsey Gough on KSTV to discuss the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans. The two talked about how Cousins will fit in with Anthony Davis and if this trade can help the Pelicans, who currently sit at 11th in the Western Conference, get to the playoffs this season.  Read more 

How will DeMarcus Cousins fit in with the Pelicans?

02/20/2017 08:45 PM

The Big Blue Nation was thrilled last night when they heard the news that the Kings had traded DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans. Cousins gets a fresh start and the opportunity to play with former Cat Anthony Davis. Both Cousins and Davis are having huge seasons and this deal gives New Orleans a whole new look, as they are still on the outside looking in at the playoffs. The Pelicans currently sit at 23-34. That puts them at 11th in... Read more 

The importance of strong play from the seniors down the stretch

02/20/2017 08:15 PM

Derek Willis, Mychal Mulder and Dominique Hawkins all stepped up on Saturday to help Kentucky beat Georgia. Willis scored seven points and tied his career-high by grabbing 12 rebounds. Hawkins scored nine points and played blistering defense. Mulder also scored nine points and established himself as another outside threat for the Wildcats. Needless to say, if Kentucky wants to go far, it will need strong play from the seniors going forward.  Read more 

Takeaways from Kentucky's win over Georgia

02/20/2017 07:30 PM

Kentucky pulled out a tough win on Saturday at Georgia, beating the Bulldogs 82-77. It was a back-and-forth affair throughout and it wasn’t until the final two minutes that it looked like Kentucky would come away with a victory. Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs join Clayton Abernathy to discuss what they took away from the win.  Read more 

DeMarcus Cousins traded to New Orleans, teaming up with Anthony Davis

02/20/2017 09:20 AM

DeMarcus Cousins is finally getting a fresh start. According to multiple reports, the Sacramento Kings agreed late on Sunday night to trade Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for three players and two 2017 draft picks. Cousins will team up with fellow former Wildcat great Anthony Davis. The two are both having dominant seasons. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, while Davis is averaging 27.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. In six and a... Read more 

UK Women's Basketball | UK beats Florida 67-48

02/19/2017 04:28 PM

Kentucky with an impressive second half comes away with the victory over Florida 67-48. The Wildcats had a 31-27 lead going into halftime but extended the lead in the 3rd quarter and would not relinquish that lead. Kentucky had three scorers in double figures, led by Evelyn Akhator with 19 points and 9 rebound. Maci Morris had 15 and Makalya Epps had 14. Taylor Murray had 4 points, 11 assists with 4 steals. Kentucky is now 19-8 overall and 10-4... Read more 

Kentucky hangs on to beat Georgia on the road

02/18/2017 06:25 PM

After a slow and ugly start in the first half for Kentucky with eight turnovers, the Cats still managed to go into the first half with a 33-31 lead. Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo scored eight points, with Adebayo adding five rebounds and Monk dishing out five assists. Dominique Hawkins, aka ‘Old Reliable’ as Calipari calls him, added nine points off the bench before picking up his third foul early in the second half. Foul trouble was a problem for... Read more 

Fifty years of service: The story behind the original "Blue Coats"

02/17/2017 07:45 PM

If you’ve ever been to a basketball game at Rupp Arena, you’ve probably had some sort of interaction with the ushers scattered throughout the arena wearing the blue blazers. Those men are members of the Committee of 101, better known as the “Blue Coats.” The group started back in 1966 and they are in their fiftieth season of helping usher Kentucky basketball games. The Committee of 101 has seen many members come and go over the last five decades, but... Read more 

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