Category Archives: Michael Willis

College Basketball – Cats Squeeze by the Aggies in a Referee Controlled Game

UK slips by Texas A&M – Photo by Brendon Miller

The Texas A&M Aggies came to Rupp Arena looking to break a three-game losing streak to the Kentucky Wildcats. The Cats/Aggies matchup has become one of the most competitive matchups in the league. Four of the last seven games between the two teams have went into overtime. Texas A&M have struggled as of late opening the SEC season 0-3 but they haven’t had their full team on the court for some time. When asked which A&M to prepare for, Kentucky Assistant Joel Justus stated “ I think you have to prepare for all of them.” Tonight the Wildcats often looked unprepared but were still able to pull out the win. Continue reading College Basketball – Cats Squeeze by the Aggies in a Referee Controlled Game

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ALL A Tournament at Breathitt High School – Photo by Brendon Miller

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SEC Opener a Tough Test for the Cats

 

UK takes a hard fought win over Georgia – Photo by Brendon Miller

Coming off an impressive performance against the Louisville Cardinals, the Kentucky Wildcats collided with the Georgia Bulldogs to end the calendar year but also start the conference schedule for the Wildcats. A tough matchup was expected because Georgia have matched their best start (9-1) of Mark Fox’s tenure in Athens.

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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

UK Basketball – Another Exciting Big Blue Madness Opens the Basketball Season

2017 Big Blue Madness (Photo by Mike Cyrus)

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

Kentucky Rallies for a Comeback On Senior Night

Bam slams it home - Photo by Brendon Miller
Bam slams it home – Photo by Brendon Miller

Lexington, KY  Rupp Arena –
Senior Night at the University of Kentucky  is a special night marking the end of the regular season home games for the Kentucky Wildcats.  The University of Kentucky faced off against the Vanderbilt Commodores.  Three seniors have played their final home game, Derrick Willis, Dominique Hawkins and two-year reserve player Michael Mulder.  Hawkins and Willis have had outstanding careers with each player being part of 2 back to back Final Four teams, with 1 appearance in the in the 2014 NCAA Championship. Continue reading Kentucky Rallies for a Comeback On Senior Night

Wildcats Win in Physical Game Against Razorbacks

De'Aaron Fox with the lay in.  Photo by Brendon Miller
De’Aaron Fox with the lay in. Photo by Brendon Miller

by Michael Willis – The last time Kentucky lost a SEC game in Rupp Arena was almost two years ago, to the University of Arkansas, but tonight the Cats won 97-71 in a physical contest against the Razorbacks. Kentucky led at halftime 41 to 38, after a sloppy first half plagued with turnovers and fouls. Continue reading Wildcats Win in Physical Game Against Razorbacks