Category Archives: UK Basketball

College Basketball – UK makes easy work of North Dakota 11-14-18

UK cruises past North Dakota – Photo submitted by BSN

Lexington, KY – John Turner – Basketball Columnist for Bluegrass Sports Nation – 11-14-18

The Kentucky Wildcats took a huge fall in the College AP rankings this week dropping from #2 to #10. The Wildcats came in 1-1 on the season and were looking to improve that as they took on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks tonight in Lexington, Kentucky with a 9 PM Eastern Time tip off. Continue reading College Basketball – UK makes easy work of North Dakota 11-14-18

College Basketball – UK Struggles early, then pulls away late from Southern Illinois

UK escapes with win over Southern Illinois – Photo by Teresa Fraley – BSN

November 10th, 2018 – Lexington, KY – John Turner – 
Special Guest Columnist for Bluegrass Sports Nation

The #2 Kentucky Wildcats looked to get back on track tonight in Lexington, Kentucky as they took on the Southern Illinois Saluki’s at Rupp Arena with a 7 PM tip-off Eastern Time. The Wildcats were coming off a 34-point loss from an outstanding performance to the #4 Duke Blue-Devils. Continue reading College Basketball – UK Struggles early, then pulls away late from Southern Illinois

College Basketball – Battle of Bluebloods not much of a battle as Duke destroys UK

Duke dismantles UK in Champions Classic – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

DUKE TRIO OF WILLIAMSON, BARRET, AND REDDISH COMBINE FOR 83 POINTS, EMBARASSING THE CATS BY 34 POINTS IN THE CLOSING GAME OF THE CHAMPIONS CLASSIC.  DUKE 118  KENTUCKY 84.

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation- Kentucky Basketball Beat Reporter – November 6th, 2018- Indianapolis, Indiana

The day has finally arrived, Kentucky vs Duke will help tipoff the 2018-2019 season in the primetime game of ESPN’s Champions Classic.  Throughout the summer and into the preseason, the sports world has been divided on who has the best Basketball team in the country.  Kentucky traveled to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas dominating competition throughout the world during a four game scrimmage.  Continue reading College Basketball – Battle of Bluebloods not much of a battle as Duke destroys UK

College Basketball – KENTUCKY’S FINAL TUNE UP OF THE PRESASON DEFEATS IUP CRIMSON HAWKS 86-64

UK defeats UIP in last tuneup for season – Photo by Mike Cyrus for BSN

REID TRAVIS LEADS THE CATS WITH A DOUBLE DOUBLE, 22 POINTS, 14 REBOUNDS.

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation UK Basketball – November 2, 2018- Rupp Arena.

As the preseason Basketball concludes the Kentucky Wildcats had one preseason opponent remaining.  The Opponent is the IUP Indiana University of Pennsylvania a division two school from a small town located in Indiana, Pennsylvania.  Kentucky is a favorite to win the game and the final tune up before the season begins next Tuesday as Kentucky competes in the Champions Classic against the Duke Blue devils.   UK and IUP has never meet on the Basketball court, and UK is heavily favored against the Crimson Hawks.  Continue reading College Basketball – KENTUCKY’S FINAL TUNE UP OF THE PRESASON DEFEATS IUP CRIMSON HAWKS 86-64

College Basketball – KENTUCKY WINS THE BATTLE OF BROADWAY: KENTUCKY 94 – 66 TRANSYLVANIA

Quade Green – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

David Leveridge – Bluegrass Sports Nation – UK Basketball 10-26-2018- Rupp Arena

In the opening exhibition of the 2018-2019 season Kentucky battled the Transylvania Pioneers in the battle of Broadway.  Transylvania campus located in the same city of Lexington, KY just a couple of blocks up from Rupp Arena.  Surprisingly the series is tied at seven with Transy being 0-3 in exhibition games against the CATS. For a historic team such as the Kentucky Wildcats this is an interesting stat I came upon.  The Series originates over 115 years ago with 3 games taking place in 1903 season, Transy won the first meeting 42-2 over Kentucky.  Long before Coach Adolph Rupp built the CATS into a dynasty and help pave the way making Kentucky into the Winningest program in College Basketball history, UK and Transylvania was a rivalry.  Continue reading College Basketball – KENTUCKY WINS THE BATTLE OF BROADWAY: KENTUCKY 94 – 66 TRANSYLVANIA

College Basketball – Kentucky Thrash Transylvania 94-66

Herro with the drive – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

Over the past few seasons the University of Kentucky Basketball has made a tradition of playing an exhibition game against an in-state school. This season the team wasn’t just an in-state school, but another college from Lexington. The Transylvania Pioneers’ campus is so close to Rupp Arena the that the team and their head coach, Brain Lane, walked the half mile in the rain to the game. It’s the only game of the year that the Rupp Arena crowd cheered as the opposing team were announced. Continue reading College Basketball – Kentucky Thrash Transylvania 94-66

College Basketball – Blue/White Game Leaves Fans Ready for Season to Start – Mike Willis

Reid Travis with the drive – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

The annual Blue/White game is more than just an inter-squad scrimmage. It is the Big Blue Nations first glimpse of their Wildcats in Rupp Arena. Big Blue Madness offers an introduction of players, but it is the Blue/White game that gives the fans game-time action with defense being played. This year the fanbase was blessed with the early games played in the Bahamas, but for the average fan this is the first time to see the team in person. Continue reading College Basketball – Blue/White Game Leaves Fans Ready for Season to Start – Mike Willis

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UK Basketball – THE PREMIERE PRACTICE IN ALL OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL.

Big Blue Madness – Photo by Mike Cyrus – BSN

October 12,2018- Rupp Arena – David Leveridge -Blue Grass Sports Nation – UK Basketball Beat Reporter

The day has finally arrived, the day that is celebrated as a national holiday to the Big Blue Nation, the Event that thousands of spectators camp out for nearly a week to get tickets for the most hyped Practice in all of sports.  The Event is Big Blue Madness 2018, the official launch for College Basketball’s most celebrated team, The Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball team.  Continue reading UK Basketball – THE PREMIERE PRACTICE IN ALL OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL.