Basketball

Blue Squad Dominates in Kentucky's Blue/White Scrimmage

10/20/2017 10:22 PM

The Blue Squad defeated the White Squad 88-67 in UK’s annual Blue/White Scrimmage. Kevin Knox led all scorers with 22 points, going 9/14 from the field (1/3 from the three-point line, 3/6 from the free-throw line), with seven rebounds and one assist, playing the entire 40 minutes. Wenyen Gabriel, who appeared to have suffered a minor head injury in the first half, finished with 15, 3 and 4 for the White team and ten and four for the Blue team. Hamidou Diallo... Read more 

Nick Richards named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Preseason Watch List

10/20/2017 02:22 PM

Kentucky freshman center Nick Richards has been named to the preseason watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, which recognizes the top center in the country. Richards is one of 20 players selected to the watch list. Richards was a five-star prospect in high school. He was Mr. New Jersey Basketball in 2017 and played in the McDonald’s All American Game, the Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit and the Elite 24. Richards is the fourth Wildcat to be named... Read more 

What to expect from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season

10/19/2017 03:18 PM

TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss what to expect from freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who has really impressed John Calipari this offseason.  Read more 

What to expect from Wenyen Gabriel this season

10/19/2017 02:57 PM

If Kentucky becomes the team they are expected to be this season, a lot of it will have to do with sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel. Despite averaging less than five points per game last season, he is Kentucky’s most experienced players on the roster. John Calipari praised him at SEC media day on Wednesday, saying he’s one of the top three players on the team right now. TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss what to expect from Wenyen Gabriel this season.... Read more 

Is this the year the SEC takes the next step?

10/19/2017 02:22 PM

TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee are in Nashville wrapping up KSTV’s SEC basketball media day coverage. The two take a look at the SEC heading into the season and discuss if this is the year the conference takes the next step.  Read more 

PJ Washington named to Karl Malone Preseason Watch List

10/19/2017 01:24 PM

Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington has been named to the preseason watch list for the Karl Malone Award, which is presented to the nation’s best power forward in the country. Washington is one of 21 candidates to make the list. The list of 21 players will be narrowed to 10 in mid-February. Five finalists will be named in March and then the winner will be selected on April 6. Washington was a five-star prospect in high school and was rated... Read more 

UK hosting Morehead State to Raise Funds for Disaster Relief

10/19/2017 10:51 AM

The Kentucky basketball team will host the Morehead State Eagles in the “Kentucky Cares Classic,” an exhibition that will raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico and wildfires in California. The game will take place in Rupp Arena on October 30 at 7 p.m. It won’t be televised, but will be broadcast on the radio on the UK Sports Network and its affiliates. “People around our country are facing some trying and tragic circumstances,”... Read more 

TJ and Bradley recap SEC Basketball Media Day

10/18/2017 07:07 PM

KSTV’s TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee are in Nashville, where the SEC Basketball Media Day was held throughout the morning and afternoon. The guys discussed their takeaways from what John Calipari and Hamidou Diallo said as we get closer to the season.  Read more 

Kevin Knox named to Julius Erving Award Preseason Watch List

10/18/2017 01:13 PM

Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox has been named to the preseason watch list for the Julius Erving Award, which is presented to the top small forward in the country. Knox is one of 20 players named to the watch list and is looking to become the first winner of the award in school history. Knox was a top-10 prospect in the 2017 class. As a senior at Tampa Catholic, he averaged 28.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  Read more 

UK Basketball | Wildcats picked to win SEC

10/18/2017 10:07 AM

The Kentucky Wildcats have been picked to win the 2017 SEC championship by members of the media. This is the 13th time since 1998 that Kentucky has been the overall preseason favorite. Two Wildcats are on preseason All-SEC teams. Freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has been named to the preseason All-SEC first team and freshman forward Kevin Knox has been named to the All-SEC second team. Here’s a look at the SEC preseason rankings and teams: Preseason SEC rankings: 1. Kentucky 2.... Read more 

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