Birmingham, Ala. – South Carolina was predicted to win the 2018 Southeastern Conference women’s basketball championship in a voting of a select panel of both SEC and national media members. Continue reading UK Hoops – Media Tabs South Carolina as 2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Champion
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.
Kentucky Head Coach Matthew Mitchell
Opening Statement …
“Thank you, everyone for coming today and we are looking forward to what will be a really exciting journey for this group of Wildcats. They have really got off to a good start with a summer full of hard work and a lot of improvement over the summer with our conditioning and our strength and had a really, really tough September where we improved our early morning workouts during the month of September. Continue reading UK Basketball – Media Day and Big Blue Madness Quotes
Big Blue Madness is the official start of the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The highly awaited event is the first time that the fans get to see the teams in action. Anticipation is particularly high for the men’s basketball team because the new additions to the roster. Only three players that played any valuable minutes are returning from last year’s team (Gabriel, Killeya-Jones, and Wynyard) and early reports from team practices say that they have improved. With the talented Freshman coming in such as Kevin Knox, Quade Green, and Hamidou Diallo more curiosity is surrounding this team than past teams. Continue reading UK Basketball – Another Exciting Big Blue Madness Opens the Basketball Season
Posters to be distributed starting this weekend
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Posters for the 2017-18 Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams were unveiled on Tuesday. They will be distributed at Big Blue Madness presented by Papa John’s on Friday and beginning on Saturday morning at Kroger locations throughout the state. Continue reading UK – 2017-18 Men’s, Women’s Basketball Posters Unveiled
Kentucky WBB ranks eighth nationally in total attendance, 14th in average attendance
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the 14th straight season, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team ranked in the top 25 nationally in average attendance, sitting 14th overall with 5,213 fans per home game during the 2016-17 season. Continue reading UK Hoops – Women’s Basketball Ranks Top 25 in Attendance For 14th Year
Wildcats Finish Season 22-11
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fourth-seeded Kentucky rallied from a 19-point second half deficit to within one point of the lead, but the Wildcats could not overcome fifth-seeded Ohio State’s advantage, as the Buckeyes won 82-68 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.
(By Special Contributor Phyllis Millspaugh)
Wildcats Now 7-4 in SEC Play
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Makayla Epps moved into fifth place on Kentucky’s career scoring list as the 25th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team beat Vanderbilt 71-63 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. Continue reading UK Hoops – No. 25 Kentucky Tops Vanderbilt, 71-63
Kentucky vs. Alabama – Coleman Coliseum – Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Jan. 12, 2017 – FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 71, Texas A&M 54 Continue reading UK WBB: Postgame Notes – Kentucky 71, Alabama 54