Category Archives: UK Basketball

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Signs Three in Fall Signing Period

UK Signs 3

Herro, Johnson and Quickley sign with the Wildcats
Video: Coach Calipari breaks down the class
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In what’s become somewhat of a fall tradition in college basketball and a celebration of riches in the Big Blue Nation, the Kentucky men’s basketball team has begun building one of the strongest recruiting classes in the country, signing three of the nation’s top players during the early fall signing period. Highly rated prospects Tyler Herro, Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley have all inked national letters of intent with UK. Continue reading Kentucky Men’s Basketball Signs Three in Fall Signing Period

Champions Classic Roundup – KANSAS DEFEATS KENTUCKY 65-61

UK falls in close game with Kansas – Photo by Brendon Miller

Chicago, Illinois, United Center
Champions Classic Game 2
November, 14, 2017
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer.

The Night Cap of the Champions Classic, concluded with another battle of the blue bloods.  Kentucky vs Kansas two of the winningest programs in College Basketball history, battled it out in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center the Home of the NBA Chicago Bulls.  The game featured two team’s currently undefeated and both Nationally ranked in the top ten. The game could possible be a preview of the NCAA Final 4, and the hype associated with this game draws a lot of National Attention.   Continue reading Champions Classic Roundup – KANSAS DEFEATS KENTUCKY 65-61

Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61

UK falls to Kansas – Photo by Brendon Miller

Champions Classic
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 2 – UK vs Kansas

In the second game of the Champions Classic #4 Kansas did battle with the winningest program in college history, the Kentucky Wildcats. UK entered the game as the #7 team in the country and was coming off 2 close wins at home. The game opened with Kansas taking seven 3 point attempts in the first 4 minutes for a 13-7 lead. Kansas continued their run pushing out to an 18-7 lead behind their three point shooting. The Jayhawk 11-0 run was stopped by a couple Wildcat free throws by Diallo. UK would battle back to within 5 at the under 12 tv timeout, as Duke’s lead was cut to 20-15. Continue reading Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61

Cats Show Improved Play in 73-69 Win

UK wins a tough fought game against Vermont. Photo by Brendon Miller

By Ricky Blair – Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Wildcats hang on for a 73-69 win over Vermont in a hard fought game at Rupp Arena.  The Vermont Catamounts were not your typical early season patsy game.  This veteran squad was 29-6 last season with a 16-0 record in the American East Conference on their way to an NCAA tournament bid.  The Catamounts had not lost a regular season game since last December.  Vermont also had six senior members, while the young Wildcats are without a senior on this year’s team. Continue reading Cats Show Improved Play in 73-69 Win

Near disaster averted as UK opens with win over Utah Valley

UK opens season with a win over Utah Valley – Photo by Brendon Miller

Kentucky won the tip to open the season against Utah Valley and immediately scored on an easy shot by Nick Richards, then Utah Valley scored 4 in a row to give UK it’s first deficit of the season. Richards would again score on an inside bucket to tie the game at 4. Utah Valley is coached by former UK player Mark Pope. Utah Valley will travel to Duke tomorrow for a contest against the number 1 team in the country. Continue reading Near disaster averted as UK opens with win over Utah Valley

Ticket Packages Available for 2017-18 UK Men’s Basketball Season

UK vs Morehead 10-30-17 (Photo by Larry Robinson)

eRUPPtion Zone tickets available for upcoming games vs. Fort Wayne and UIC

LEXINGTON, Ky. – One of the hardest tickets to get in college basketball has become easier for Big Blue Nation to get its hands on thanks to a number of new ticket options UK Athletics is offering for the 2017-18 Kentucky men’s basketball season. Continue reading Ticket Packages Available for 2017-18 UK Men’s Basketball Season

UK Basketball – Baker Expected to Miss Three Months after Knee Surgery

UK’s Baker has knee surgery (Photo by Chet White)

Freshman guard underwent a procedure last week
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Jemarl Baker is expected to miss the next three months after undergoing left knee surgery last week. The Wildcats are hopeful to have Baker back during conference play. Continue reading UK Basketball – Baker Expected to Miss Three Months after Knee Surgery

UK Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 5 in Preseason AP Top 25

UK once again ranked in Pre-Season top 5 (Photo by Larry Robinson)

The Wildcats have started the season in the AP top five in seven straight seasons
LEXINGTON, Ky. – National expectations, at least among national media, have not changed for the Kentucky men’s basketball team despite arguably John Calipari’s biggest roster reload yet. Continue reading UK Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 5 in Preseason AP Top 25

Cats Defeat Eagles in Charity Game at Rupp

UK vs Morehead 10-30-17 (Photo by Larry Robinson)

Announced just weeks earlier, the University of Kentucky Wildcats added the Morehead State Eagles to their schedule for a charity game in Rupp Arena. The proceeds of the game will be given to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and California. Morehead State is the first Division 1 team that the Wildcats have faced, and Morehead gave Kentucky all that they could handle for 30 Min. Continue reading Cats Defeat Eagles in Charity Game at Rupp

Charity is Name of the Game in Kentucky’s 92-67 Win

By Ricky Blair
Lexington, KY – The exhibition contest against Morehead State University tonight, which Kentucky won 92-67 was more about charity and giving than it was about a win and loss.  The proceeds from tonight’s game went to Team Rubicon a non-government organization that is helping with emergency response teams in Florida that are currently working with victims of the recent hurricanes that hit Florida and Puerto Rico.  They will also soon be helping victims in California after the recent forest fires. Continue reading Charity is Name of the Game in Kentucky’s 92-67 Win