Basketball

UK BASKETBALL | #5 UK wins 85-69 over #24 South Carolina

01/22/2017 12:55 AM

The Wildcats took an early 17 point lead over South Carolina but lost starting PG De’aaron Fox to an ankle injury halfway through the first half, that’s when Frank Martin’s team gathered themselves to pull within 3 at 30-27. Senior Dominique Hawkins steadied the ship for the Wildcats after taking over at point guard and the Wildcats took a 9 point lead into the half at 47-38. Hawkins finished the night with 5 points, 7 assists while drawing multiple charges... Read more 

The "McKees" to a win over #24 South Carolina

01/21/2017 07:37 AM

Photo: GamecocksOnline.com There’s a battle of ranked teams Saturday night at Rupp Arena as Frank Martin brings his #24 Gamecocks in to square off with #5 Kentucky. KSTV’s Bradley McKee gives you his “McKees” to victory for the Cats.  Read more 

Just how good is South Carolina?

01/21/2017 07:32 AM

Photo: GamecocksOnline.com South Carolina enters Rupp Arena ranked 24th in the country and sporting a 15-3 record. They’re coming off of a win over #19 Florida and they’re undefeated in conference play. Yet, Frank Martin is still defending how good his team is to reporters. So, just how good are the Gamecocks? KSTV discussed.  Read more 

What does Calipari's podcast with Rick Pitino say about their relationship?

01/19/2017 07:45 PM

John Calipari’s highly anticipated podcast with Rick Pitino was released late on Wednesday night. The two spent nearly an hour discussing a wide range of topics. They talked about the rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville, their NBA coaching careers, what it’s like coaching (or having coached) their sons and the importance of accountability within their programs. Here are two interesting clips from the podcast that were featured in tonight’s show: Bradley McKee, Mark Krebs and TJ Beisner discuss their thoughts on... Read more 

Evan Daniels discusses UK's All-Americans, their role in recruiting more players to the 2017 class

01/18/2017 08:30 PM

Kentucky has four McDonald’s All-Americans in the 2017 class and they are hoping to add a few more over the next few months. Evan Daniels of Scout.com and Fox Sports One joined the show to take a closer look at UK’s All-Americans and see how they can play a crucial role in recruiting more five-star recruits to the class.  Read more 

Mike DeCourcy discusses his Midseason All-American list

01/18/2017 08:00 PM

Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News released his college basketball midseason All-American list last week. DeCourcy named De’Aaron Fox first team and Malik Monk second team. He talked with KSTV about why he picked Fox higher than Monk, and how the two will be key for Kentucky’s success down the stretch.  Read more 

Kentucky-Mississippi State: A Closer Look

01/18/2017 07:30 PM

Kentucky pulled out an ugly win in Starkville last night, beating Mississippi State 88-81 to remain perfect in the SEC. The fifth-ranked Wildcats struggled to stop Mississippi State, who shot 54% from the floor and outscored Kentucky in the paint 54-42. John Calipari was frustrated with his team’s play after but also realized that this was a tough road environment for his young team. So, what can this young team learn from last night’s close win? Former Cat Mark Krebs... Read more 

Kentucky hangs on to win ugly game against Mississippi State

01/17/2017 09:39 PM

It was an ugly game that had no flow. Kentucky and Mississippi State combined to commit 52 fouls. But that didn’t stop Kentucky from staying perfect in the SEC. The Wildcats (16-2, 6-0) defeated Mississippi State (12-5, 3-2) 88-81. Kentucky went into the half with a 46-34 lead. Five players had two fouls. John Calipari’s team fought off multiple Mississippi State runs in the second half. Kentucky had an 18 point lead with 12:54 left in the second half and appeared... Read more 

Isaiah Briscoe proving to be the leader Kentucky needs

01/16/2017 08:15 PM

Photo: UK Athletics The UK basketball team is starting to take their annual jump forward over the last two weeks and if they are going to find the next level, it’ll be behind the steady leadership and intensity of Isaiah Briscoe.  Read more 

Wenyen Gabriel's energy paying off for Kentucky

01/16/2017 08:00 PM

Wenyen Gabriel was a monster on the boards Saturday, grabbing 16 rebounds in Kentucky’s win over Auburn. He’s still developing his offensive game and isn’t as big as most people would like for 6’10” forward, but there is no doubt that when he is on the floor, the energy level is elevated. What value can Gabriel bring to the team when he’s consistently playing with the type of energy he played with on Saturday? We take a look.  Read more 

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