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UK BASKETBALL | NCAA Tournament draw sends UK out west

03/11/2018 06:44 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats, fresh off of their 31st SEC tournament championship, found out Sunday night that they are headed to Boise, ID to face the Davidson Wildcats on Thursday. Kentucky’s bracket includes a possible second round match-up with the Arizona Wildcats and a Sweet 16 match-up with the tournament number one overall seed Virginia Cavaliers should UK make it through the tournament’s first weekend. Kentucky is one of eight SEC teams (a conference record) to accept bids to the... Read more 

Former Kentucky Quarterback Sharing His Passion For Football

03/02/2018 09:02 AM

Former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles continues to train for an opportunity to play professional football, but he’s also sharing his passion for the game in his new hometown of Paris, Kentucky. Bradley McKee has the story.  Read more 

Former Wildcat Coaching Back in the Bluegrass

02/15/2018 04:41 PM

Former Wildcat Dale Brown is back in the bluegrass coaching in Northern Kentucky. He’s trying to build a program at Calvary Christian, a K-12 school in the 10th Region that has a total enrollment of 129 students. Dale Brown was a member of the 1992-93 and 1993-94 Kentucky team. He transferred to UK after playing two years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College, where he was a First Team All-American. As he rebuilds the program at Calvary Christian the team is having... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Cats Steal Win Against Vanderbilt, 83-81 in OT

01/31/2018 02:00 AM

If there is one thing we know for certain with these young Wildcats it is nothing is certain. UK, coming off arguably there most impressive (2nd half) performance of the season in their win against West Virginia last Saturday, looked completely disinterested for much of the game against Vanderbilt Tuesday night. Cold shooting led to a deficit that fluctuated between 6-10 points for much of the first half and into the second half. At one point in the second... Read more 

Catching up with Malik Monk & Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

01/30/2018 04:51 PM

Yesterday the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-96 in Indianapolis. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played 23 minutes scoring six points and grabbed four rebounds. Malik Monk didn’t play but on the season he is averaging five-point-two points per game in just seven minutes per game. Bradley McKee caught up with two former wildcats before last night game at their shoot-around.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Knox Named Naismith Player of the Week

01/30/2018 10:50 AM

Kevin Knox’s career night against West Virginia was enough to earn the Citizen Naismith National Player of the Week award on Tuesday. Knox tallied 34 points as the Wildcats rallied from a 17 point deficit in the second half Saturday night in Morgantown to beat the Mountaineers. The 34 points against West Virginia marked the first time a UK player scored 30 or more points this season and the first since De’Aaron Fox had 39 in a win over UCLA... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Breaking Down The West Virginia Win

01/29/2018 06:04 PM

John Calipari and his Wildcats went down to Morgantown, WV and got it done against the No. 7 Mountaineers Saturday. Kentucky overcame a 17-point deficit after halftime and went on to win it 83-76 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kevin Knox led the way for Kentucky with 34 points. The Cats are now back up to No. 21 in the latest AP Polls. Bradley McKee and Lachlan McLean of ESPN Louisville joined KSTV to break down the game, Kevin Knox’s play and what... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | UK vs. Mississippi State Game Recap

01/23/2018 11:56 PM

Tuesday night the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team (15-5, 5-3 SEC) defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-6, 2-5 SEC) 78-65 in Rupp Arena. The Wildcats are now tied for third in the SEC with Tennessee and Alabama at a 1.5 games back. Freshman forward P.J. Washington had a career-high scoring night for the Cats, scoring 22 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals in 31 minutes of play. Freshman forward Kevin Knox also had a good night, adding... Read more 

Kentucky Fans Bleed Blue For a Good Cause

01/23/2018 05:09 PM

The community blood supply is really low in Kentucky, so Kentucky Blood Center is giving donors a chance to rebuild that supply while also proving they bleed blue during the 10th annual Big Blue Slam this week. Big Blue Slam, which is January 22nd through the 26th, puts Kentucky fans against Florida fans to see who can donate the most blood. All donors will receive a special long-sleeve T-Shirt. Kentucky Blood Center and Life South Community Blood Center in Florida... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Gators Chomp the Wildcats

01/21/2018 12:49 AM

The Kentucky Wildcats (14-5, 4-3 SEC) fell to the Florida Gators (14-5, 6-1) in Rupp Arena with a final score of 66-64. Freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel led the way for the Cats with 10 points each. The Cats struggled shooting from the perimeter, going just 4-17 from behind the three-point line. The team shot 40% from the field. In his return to the lineup, freshman point guard Quade Green played 17 minutes, scoring two points.... Read more 

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