College Basketball – Bluegrass Sports Commission Names Tyler Ulis MVP of UK vs UL game

Tyler Ulis lead UK over Louisville
Tyler Ulis lead UK over Louisville

LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) named Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis Most Valuable Player award of today’s men’s basketball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Ulis also took home the award last year and becomes the first two-time recipient of the award since its inception in 2010.

No. 11/12 Kentucky moved its record to a 10-2 with the 75-73 win over No. 16/15 Louisville who falls to 11-2 on the year.

A native of Chicago, Ulis finished with a 21 and added a game-high eight assits in the two-point win. The 5-9 freshman added one rebound, one steal and one block in the game.

The Bluegrass Sports Commission congratulates Tyler and the Kentucky Wildcats said BSC President Brian Miller. “Today’s game put the Commonwealth on center stage and showed the tremendous impact sports play in our communities.”

Ulis’ back-to-back honor (2014) adds him to the list of previous award winners including Josh Harrellson (UK-2010), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (UK-2011), Russ Smith (UofL-2012) and James Young (UK-2013).

This award winner, which is presented annually, was selected by a committee of the BSC Board of Directors.