By BSN Contributor – Martin Hackworth
In a game that went down to the wire, an overmatched Davidson Wildcat team was defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats by a score of 78 to 73. Kentucky, behind Kevin Knox’s 25 points, led by double digits several times during the course of the game, but turnovers and sloppy play caused the game tighten to as little as three in the waning minutes. In the final two minutes tenacious defense and good free throw shooting sealed the victory. We asked Coach Cal after the game how he’d rate his team’s defensive effort and he responded with good in the first half and not good in the second. Coach Cal seemed surprised to learn that the 3 point shooting streak had ended.
UK will now face Buffalo who upset the Arizona Wildcats. A when here puts UK in Atlanta for a possible matchup with overall #1 Virginia.
St. Louis, MO – Kentucky came out with an aggressive energy in their 62-49 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the quarter final round of the SEC tournament today. It was the defense for the Wildcats
that led to the victory. The Cats held Georgia to 28 percent shooting from the field in the game and they put a clamp on Bulldogs all-SEC first team player Yante Maten, who only scored 9 points and was 2 for 10 from the field. Continue reading Kentucky defeats Georgia in SEC Tournament Play By Ricky Blair→
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The Missouri Tigers came to Rupp Arena trying to beat the Wildcats for the second time this year. The Cats were playing to guarantee their spot in the NCAA Tournament and perhaps get a couple byes for the SEC Tournament. Both teams came out of the locker rooms ready to play. It was a great defensive effort early in the game for both teams, but the Wildcats were too hot to be held.Continue reading Kentucky defeats Missouri; Jared Vanderbilt Impresses, by Michael Willis→
Kentucky had led the country in average home attendance in 20 of the last 23 seasons
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Big Blue Nation reaffirmed its status as the No. 1 fan base in college basketball with the completion of the 2017-18 regular season.
For the 20th time in the last 23 seasons – and the third straight season – UK led the country in average home attendance in the regular season with 21,875 fans per game (the NCAA’s official attendance title will be decided at the completion of postseason tournaments). Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, UK has ranked either first or second in average home attendance every season. Continue reading UK Men’s Basketball Led Nation in Home Attendance Again→
The heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats looked to defend Rupp Arena for the last time this season against the Ole Miss Rebels. Kentucky (20-9, 9-7) are coming of their best three game streak of the season. An increase in defensive pressure and the ability to move the basketball on the offensive end has been the catalyst for the better play. Ole Miss’s head coach, Tony Madlock, is coaching only his third game since Jamie Kennedy has stepped down on Feb. 18th. Continue reading Wildcats Defeat the Rebels in Last Home Game of the Season – Michael Willis→
UK needed this, BAD!! After 4 straight losses, a first for Coach Cal at UK, Kentucky finally showed the late game toughness they had been missing. After coming out at half time with a 39-34 lead over the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Cats fought, what has been the common theme of folding during the second half, to pull out a tough win over a good Alabama team that came in to the game with the same record as the Wildcats at 17-9. Continue reading We sure needed that …. Cats Roll Tide 81-71→