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
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
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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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.
The Troy Trojans were looking to upset the more talented Kentucky Wildcats in a Monday matchup in Rupp Arena. The much more experienced Troy team battled the entire game and made the game uncomfortable for the fans in attendance. Continue reading UK Basketball – Cats Hang on to Defeat the Trojans 70-62
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
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
BIG3 made it’s Lexington debut with its week 7 games being held in Rupp Arena. The BIG3 is a newly established league of 3 on 3 basketball featuring some of ex NBA stars including Allen Iverson, Gary Payton (coach), and Kenyon Martin just to name a few.
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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