Category Archives: UK Basketball

College Basketball – CATS Thrash Defending National Champ Duke in Champions Classic

UK beat the defending National Champs and served notice, they are as good as anyone in the country - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK beat the defending National Champs and served notice, they are as good as anyone in the country – Photo by Brendon Miller

Brendon D. Miller – Midwest News and Sports – November 17, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois

One thing we learned from the CATS 74 – 63 defeat of the Blue Devils in the Windy City on Tuesday Night was that the Cal Machine has reload faster than Coach K. The rosters of the two schools that should have played in the National Championship game last April, were light years from the teams that participated in the Final Four. Continue reading College Basketball – CATS Thrash Defending National Champ Duke in Champions Classic

College Basketball – Early season blockbuster pits UK vs Duke

UK vs Duke tonight at Champions Classic
UK vs Duke tonight at Champions Classic

Duke is the reigning National Champions and UK has 4 Final Four appearances under Coach Cal. Although it is a matchup UK fans savor against the hated Blue Demons, it it too early to make this a do or die game or make the winner the team to beat this season. In fact, UK is still in the, “getting to know you”, phase of the season. They will, like all Calipari teams, get better as the season goes along. Continue reading College Basketball – Early season blockbuster pits UK vs Duke

College Sports – Big Weekend for Kentucky… a Gridiron Loss and Two Wins on the Hardwood

UK pulled away in second half to start season 2 - 0 (Photo by Brendon Miller)
UK pulled away in second half to start season 2 – 0 (Photo by Brendon Miller)

By Ricky Blair – Lexington, Kentucky – On a huge weekend for Kentucky sports, UK fans saw the football team fumble and stumble to a 21-17 loss at the hands of the Vanderbilt Commodores.  The loss dampens a once promising season as the Wildcats fall to 4-6 overall with a fifth straight loss. Continue reading College Sports – Big Weekend for Kentucky… a Gridiron Loss and Two Wins on the Hardwood

College Basketball – Season to begin for Kentucky Basketball

By Ricky Blair /

UK Season quest for title number 9 underway - Photo by Brendon Miller

UK Season quest for title number 9 underway – Photo by Brendon Miller

November 6, 2015 – The exhibition season is over as the Wildcats crush a couple of overmatched teams by 59 and 53 points respectively.  So, what did we learn from these one-sided affairs.  Let’s take at look at each individual player. Continue reading College Basketball – Season to begin for Kentucky Basketball

College Basketball – UK Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 2 in Preseason AP Top 25

wildcat 1The Wildcats have started the season in the top AP top five in five straight seasons

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Despite losing 85.9 percent of its scoring production from a season ago, 77.3 percent of its rebounding and seven players to the NBA, the Kentucky men’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 to begin the 2015-16 season. Continue reading College Basketball – UK Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 2 in Preseason AP Top 25

College Basketball – UK Leads the Nation with 21 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

Nearly five percent of current NBA players played college basketball at Kentucky

21 Cats are on NBA Rosters
21 Cats are on NBA Rosters

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team, the nation’s most prolific NBA player-producing program, once again leads the country with 21 players on an opening-day NBA roster.

Of the 446 players in the NBA to start the 2015-16 season, approximately 4.7 percent played college basketball at Kentucky. No other college basketball school comes within three players of UK as the NBA season opens Tuesday. Continue reading College Basketball – UK Leads the Nation with 21 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

College Basketball Rankings – UK MBB: UK Ranked No. 1 in Coaches’ Poll f or Third Straight Season

UK Team PicWildcats share top rating with North Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will begin the season as the top-ranked team in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll for the third season in a row.

The Wildcats share the preseason top spot with North Carolina. The two teams both garnered 749 points from the ballots of 32 Division I coaches. UNC had 12 first-place votes, compared with UK’s 11. Continue reading College Basketball Rankings – UK MBB: UK Ranked No. 1 in Coaches’ Poll f or Third Straight Season