Basketball

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 

Checking in with 2018 high school star Romeo Langford

03/16/2017 08:23 AM

Romeo Langford is rated as the nation’s top shooting guard in the 2018 class and as the third-best player overall, according to Scout.com, and he’s emerged as one of the top targets for Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Louisville and others. The New Albany (Indiana) star isn’t ready to make his decision, but he’s become a sensation in the Hoosier state, selling out gyms everywhere he plays. KSTV’s TJ Beisner sat down with Romeo to discuss the hysteria surrounding his... 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 sportingnews.com 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 

How good is this UK basketball team as the NCAA Tournament begins?

03/14/2017 08:56 PM

Photo: UK Athletics John Calipari has said all season, as he does every year, that his focus isn’t on everyone else. It’s about how good his team can be as they enter the postseason. So, how good is this UK team? KSTV’s TJ Beisner, Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs discussed.  Read more 

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