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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

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Kentucky Opens Exhibition play with a rout over Thomas More Saints: Kentucky 103- Thomas More Saints 61.

UK 103 Thomas More 61 – Photo by Teresa Fraley

David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Writer
Kentucky opened their pre- season exhibition schedule with the Thomas More Saints.  Although, the game wasn’t pretty UK still prevailed with a forty -two point victory, Kentucky 103 / Thomas More 61.  Kentucky started 5 freshmen in the scrimmage starting #00, Quade Green, #03 Hamidou Diallo, # 04 Nick Richards, #5 Kevin Knox, and #25 PJ Washington.  Kentucky fans have seen the Wildcats on the floor twice this season, Big Blue Madness, and the Blue and White game, both have been scrimmages amongst teammates.   Continue reading Kentucky Opens Exhibition play with a rout over Thomas More Saints: Kentucky 103- Thomas More Saints 61.

Kentucky Picked to Win SEC Title; Two on Preseason All-SEC Teams

Diallo and Knox earn selection to preseason All-SEC squads

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Kentucky men’s basketball program finds itself in familiar territory under the direction of ninth-year head coach John Calipari. UK is faced with replacing more than 90 percent of its scoring and 85 percent of its rebounding, yet a select panel of media voted the Wildcats to win their fourth consecutive Southeastern Conference regular-season championship. Should Kentucky achieve that standard, it would mark the sixth regular-season title under Calipari and the program’s 49th overall. Continue reading Kentucky Picked to Win SEC Title; Two on Preseason All-SEC Teams

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UK loses big in a disappointing game vs Miss. St. (Photo by Mont Dawson)

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UK Basketball – Blue-White Game – A First Look at the Young Wildcats

Blue White game a huge success – Photo by Brendon Miller

By Ricky Blair
Ok, it is a Blue-White Game, so what can you expect.  One time Junior Braddy scored around 40 points in one of these scrimmages, yet he never saw much playing time in the regular season games during his four year career at UK in the early 90’s.  Because of that, I wouldn’t put much stock in what we saw here on Friday. Continue reading UK Basketball – Blue-White Game – A First Look at the Young Wildcats

UK Leads the Nation with 27 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

More than 5.5 percent of current NBA players finished their college basketball careers at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s unprecedented success with helping players reach the NBA has surpassed a new level of extreme.

As the 2017-18 NBA season begins Tuesday, a whopping 27 players on NBA opening-day rosters played and finished their college basketball careers at the University of Kentucky, the nation’s most prolific NBA player-producing program in the country. UK’s 27 players are once again far and away the most of any college basketball program. Continue reading UK Leads the Nation with 27 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.

(Photo by Mike Cyrus)

David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Reporter.

The excitement of Kentucky Basketball debuted tonight Friday, The Thirteenth 2017 @ the Historic Rupp Arena.  Since Kentucky lost in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Basketball tournament in March of this year, this date has been anticipated for a long time.  Big Blue Madness is the official start to the College Basketball season as this is the first time all year the public gets to see UK on the court.  Other schools such as Duke, Kansas, North Carolina all hold similar events, but the hype and anticipation of Big Blue Madness is unique making Kentucky the gold Standard of College Basketball.   Continue reading UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.