Basketball

"Throwback Thursday": An emotional Senior Day ceremony for Chuck Hayes and Josh Carrier

07/30/2015 12:52 PM

Former UK star Chuck Hayes is headed back to Houston after signing a new deal with the Rockets this week. So, with that in mind, we’re traveling back 10 years ago to Rupp Arena when Chuck and teammate Josh Carrier were honored on UK basketball’s Senior Day.  Read more 

Duke "not a lock" for Harry Giles, Kentucky still in the running

07/29/2015 09:08 PM

LEXINGTON — Kentucky already made the cut, but is it still int he running? Harry Giles, the No. 1 rated player for the Class of 2016, recently cut his list of schools down to five, and the Wildcats survived along with Kansas and hometown schools Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Duke. Many analysts predict the five-star power forward will ultimately end up with the Blue Devils, especially after his close friend Jayson Tatum (No. 3 player in 2016) committed to Mike... Read more 

Wildcat Swap: Trading Kentucky football and basketball players

07/27/2015 09:13 PM

LEXINGTON — With all the recent buzz circulating around the 2015 Major League Baseball trade deadline, the KSTV crew got to thinking: If you could trade one player from the Kentucky football team to the basketball team, who would it be? Just imagine Jordan Swindle manhandling opponents in the paint or C.J. Conrad catching transition lobs from Tyler Ulis. Or how about the other way around: switching from Calipari’s court to Stoops’ gridiron? Can you picture Dominique Hawkins zipping around defenders on punt... Read more 

"Rupp"grades: $15 million renovation approved for Rupp Arena

07/27/2015 06:10 PM

LEXINGTON — On Monday, the Lexington Center Corporation Board of Directors unanimously approved a $15 million technology overhaul of Rupp Arena. The upgrades will be executed in stages over the next 18 months. Plans include a center-hung audio, HD video, and scoreboard array, wireless internet for fans, and major roof structure improvements. These improvements will be completed in time for the 2016-2017 basketball season and will be financed through the sale of bonds. Also in the works is new video production... Read more 

Jamal Murray, Canada move on to Pan American Finals

07/25/2015 07:35 AM

PHOTO COURTESY: UK ATHLETICS In a thrilling overtime victory, UK recruit Jamal Murray led the Canadian National Team to the championship game of the Pan American Games in Toronto. In Friday night’s semifinal game against the U.S., Murray made 8 of 18 shots, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. He scored all 22 of his points in the fourth quarter, leading Canada to its best-ever finish in the Pan Am games. Canada will now move on to the gold medal game against... Read more 

Murray leads Canada to the semifinals of the Pan Am Games

07/24/2015 12:40 PM

TORONTO — For the third time in as many games, Kentucky point guard recruit Jamal Murray dazzled off the bench to lead Team Canada to another victory at the Pan American Games. The 18-year-old Canadian played a team high 25:18 on Thursday evening, finishing with 14 points on 6-9 shooting to lead his home country to a 96-76 rout of Mexico. Murray also added five rebounds, two assists, and two steals as Canada finished the preliminary round a perfect 3-0... Read more 

Who are your top 10 UK basketball players of all time?

07/23/2015 05:33 PM

The University of Kentucky basketball program is as storied as any entity in sports. With eight national championships and countless All-Americans, there’s been no shortage of great players in the program’s history. But who are the 10 best? The Sporting News gave their picks and now we’re asking you for who they may have missed.  Read more 

Throwback Thursday: Calipari inspires Drake to get high school diploma

07/23/2015 05:25 PM

A report in Sporting News on Wednesday revealed that the University of Kentucky sent Drake a cease-and-desist letter after he took a photo with recruit Charles Matthews during Big Blue Madness last season. Big Blue Madness was Crazy!!!' Loved It! pic.twitter.com/F65u44Pxo3— Team Matthews (@nichole0335) October 18, 2014 However, John Calipari tweeted out shortly after that the hip-hop star is welcome on campus anytime. Just so everyone knows, my dear friend Drake</a> took pics with fans as well as a couple guys as... Read more 

Jamal Murray shines in Pan American Games debut

07/22/2015 01:21 PM

TORONTO — Age isn’t an issue for Kentucky-bound Jamal Murray. The 18-year-old point guard impressed in his Pan American Games debut on Tuesday night, leading Team Canada to a 105-88 victory over the Dominican Republic. Murray totaled 12 points on 5-7 shooting and also dished out two assists in just over 21 minutes of play in front of a home country crowd, looking poised and in complete control against a group of much older players. The five-star recruit also displayed glimpses of... Read more 

How realistic are UK's chances with Harry Giles?

07/21/2015 10:12 PM

He’s the top-rated player in the nation and UK made his recently trimmed list of five potential colleges, but just how much of a factor are the Cats for the services of Harry Giles? Evan Daniels from Scout.com gives his assessment on the issue, as well as several other top prospects in the latest UK basketball recruiting update.  Read more 

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