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NCAA TOURNAMENT | Anthony Davis' Former Coach Part of Loyola-Chicago Staff

03/21/2018 01:37 PM

The Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team is one of this year’s “Cinderella” teams in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 11-seeded Ramblers (30-5) have beaten both No. 6-seeded Miami (FL) and No. 3-seeded Tennessee en route to their appearance in this week’s Sweet 16 in Atlanta. They will face No. 7-seeded Nevada on Thursday at approximately 7:07 p.m. ET inside Philips Arena. One of the members of the team’s basketball staff has connections to former UK Wildcat Anthony Davis. Jevon Mamon, Loyola-Chicago’s director of... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Win SEC Tournament

03/11/2018 03:46 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats did it again. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (24-10, 10-8) beat No. 2-seeded Tennessee (25-8, 13-5) on Sunday afternoon to claim their fourth straight SEC Tournament championship. The win gives UK an automatic berth in this year’s NCAA Division I Tournament, although the Wildcats were almost certainly guaranteed to be in the field regardless of the outcome Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way for UK with a game-high 29 points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Sunday’s win... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats to Face Georgia Friday Afternoon

03/08/2018 06:40 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats have learned their opponent for the quarterfinal round of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (21-10, 10-8) will face the No. 12-seeded Georgia Bulldogs (18-14, 7-11) on Friday at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET inside St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. UK beat Georgia 66-61 when the two programs met inside Rupp Arena on Dec. 31. The Bulldogs beat No. 5-seeded Missouri 62-60 in the second round of the conference tournament to advance to Friday’s game against Kentucky.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | John Calipari To Receive NABC Metropolitan Award

03/07/2018 12:26 PM

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Metropolitan Award at the Final Four in April. Previous winners of the award include John Wooden and Dean Smith, along with Kentucky greats Adolph Rupp and C.M. Newton. Calipari has received numerous national awards throughout his career, including being named NABC National Coach of the Year three times. Calipari’s Wildcats are currently getting prepared for the upcoming SEC Tournament. Their first game will take place Friday afternoon against... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Calipari Addresses Yahoo! Sports Report, Updates Kevin Knox's Status

02/23/2018 03:17 PM

After an explosive report from Yahoo! Sports on Friday morning detailing names of players, including Kentucky forward Kevin Knox and two other former Kentucky players, and amounts paid either to them or to family members — head coach John Calipari released a statement saying that he does not have a relationship with agent Andy Miller, who is at the forefront of the FBI probe. Calipari reiterated those sentiments at a press conference on Friday afternoon and added that he would... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Report: Kentucky Players Linked to Recruiting Scandal

02/23/2018 09:22 AM

The Kentucky basketball program has been identified as a school that has possibly broken NCAA rules, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports found the potential rules violations through “violations that were uncovered by the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport.” Included in the report are document information from NBA agent Andy Miller and his ASM Sports Agency. According to the report, current Kentucky Wildcat Kevin Knox is one of the players, who either had meals or met with... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Joe Crawford Named 2018 SEC Legend

02/21/2018 01:11 PM

Former UK men’s basketball player Joe Crawford has been named a 2018 SEC Legend. He will be honored at the SEC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. during halftime of the Wildcats’ first game of the tournament. The SEC Tournament runs March 7 through March 11. Crawford was a four-year letterwinner at Kentucky from 2005-2008. He is one of the leading scorers in program history, ending his UK career with 1,438 points. Crawford was drafted 58th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | No. 21 Wildcats Fall at Mizzou

02/03/2018 09:39 PM

No. 21 Kentucky men’s basketball’s three-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats (17-6, 6-4) fell to Missouri (15-8, 5-5) in Columbia, Mo. by the final score of 69-60. The 60 points is a season low for the Wildcats. Missouri controlled most the game, leading for over 33 minutes out of the game’s 40 total minutes. UK struggled from the field, shooting 21-of-67 (31.3%) overall, including 2-of-20 (20.0%) from three-point range. The Wildcats were led by guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s... Read more 

UK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Kentucky wins third in a row

02/01/2018 10:18 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats (12-11, 4-5 SEC) defeated the Auburn Tigers (11-10, 2-7 SEC) 65-48 on Thursday night in Memorial Coliseum to win their third straight SEC game. After a slow start in the first quarter Kentucky was able to find a little offense in the second quarter to head into halftime with a four point lead. The Wildcats had another strong fourth quarter to pull away from the Tigers after going in to the quarter with a four point lead, the... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Kevin Knox Named SEC Freshman of Week

01/29/2018 03:51 PM

Kentucky forward Kevin Knox was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday, thanks to his impressive performances last week. The honor is the first of Knox’s UK career. Knox averaged a team-high 26.5 points per game last week. He scored 19 points in Kentucky’s win over Mississippi St. Tuesday. Knox followed that up with a game-high and 34 points in Kentucky’s win over No. 7 West Virginia Saturday. In fact, he is the first UK player to score 30 or more... Read more 

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