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  • Woman Offers Her Kidney To Billy Gillispie

    Woman Offers Her Kidney To Billy Gillispie

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:42 AM EST2018-02-22 13:42:39 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A woman has reached out to Billy Gillispie via social media to offer the former UK men's basketball coach a kidney. Billy G announced last year that he was in desperate need of a transplant in December of last year. The coach has dealt with a multitude of health issues. A woman named Ericka Downey announced that she was a match and barring any problems, she planned to donate a kidney to him, "Hey y’all. I’m a match for Coach Billy Gillispi...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A woman has reached out to Billy Gillispie via social media to offer the former UK men's basketball coach a kidney. Billy G announced last year that he was in desperate need of a transplant in December of last year. The coach has dealt with a multitude of health issues. A woman named Ericka Downey announced that she was a match and barring any problems, she planned to donate a kidney to him, "Hey y’all. I’m a match for Coach Billy Gillispi...

  • Abbey Cheek Already A Game-Changing Player But She Wants To Improve Leadership Skills

    Abbey Cheek Already A Game-Changing Player But She Wants To Improve Leadership Skills

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:42 AM EST2018-02-22 09:42:28 GMT
    Abbey Cheek's powerful hitting makes her popular not only with teammates but also with fans. (Larry Vaught Photo)Abbey Cheek's powerful hitting makes her popular not only with teammates but also with fans. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Game-changing players are rare in any sport. Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson knows that and understands why she’s fortunate to have junior third baseman Abbey Cheek on her team. “She is one player that has the ability to change the game in one swing. If she was a man, she would be worth a million dollars,” Lawson said. “She is so physically strong. She is large in size and can really move. You just don’t see that. She has the ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Game-changing players are rare in any sport. Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson knows that and understands why she’s fortunate to have junior third baseman Abbey Cheek on her team. “She is one player that has the ability to change the game in one swing. If she was a man, she would be worth a million dollars,” Lawson said. “She is so physically strong. She is large in size and can really move. You just don’t see that. She has the ...
  • Matthew Mitchell Talks Ahead of UK's Game at Ole Miss

    Matthew Mitchell Talks Ahead of UK's Game at Ole Miss

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-02-22 02:57:35 GMT
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    Kentucky WBB Pre-Ole Miss News Conference Memorial Coliseum  – Lexington, Ky. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2018 Head Coach Matthew Mitchell Opening Statement … “Tough, tough game. Road game. And Ole Miss is very aggressive. They can cause a lot of pressure and create a lot of havoc on the defensive end, and that’s been something that we’ve really had a challenge with. So, the last couple times we’ve been down there they have really taken it to u...
    Kentucky WBB Pre-Ole Miss News Conference Memorial Coliseum  – Lexington, Ky. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2018 Head Coach Matthew Mitchell Opening Statement … “Tough, tough game. Road game. And Ole Miss is very aggressive. They can cause a lot of pressure and create a lot of havoc on the defensive end, and that’s been something that we’ve really had a challenge with. So, the last couple times we’ve been down there they have really taken it to u...
  • UK Hoops Travels To Ole Miss Thursday Night 8:30pm

    UK Hoops Travels To Ole Miss Thursday Night 8:30pm

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-02-21 22:03:54 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will conclude its Southeastern Conference road schedule Thursday as it travels to Oxford, Mississippi, to face Ole Miss at 8:30 p.m. ET inside The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network with Eric Frede and Steffi Sorensen on the call. The action can also be seen through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones or tablets. Darren Headrick, in his first year with the program, will be calling the gam...
    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will conclude its Southeastern Conference road schedule Thursday as it travels to Oxford, Mississippi, to face Ole Miss at 8:30 p.m. ET inside The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network with Eric Frede and Steffi Sorensen on the call. The action can also be seen through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones or tablets. Darren Headrick, in his first year with the program, will be calling the gam...
  • UK Cheer Posts New Olympic Performance

    UK Cheer Posts New Olympic Performance

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-02-21 21:39:33 GMT

    PYEONGCHANG (LEX 18) - The University of Kentucky cheerleaders continue to dazzle international crowds as they perform at the Winter Olympics. The team has been posting videos of their performances to social media. Most recently, the squad performed at the Speed Skating events.

    PYEONGCHANG (LEX 18) - The University of Kentucky cheerleaders continue to dazzle international crowds as they perform at the Winter Olympics. The team has been posting videos of their performances to social media. Most recently, the squad performed at the Speed Skating events.

  • 'Heartbroken' But Defiant Pitino Addresses NCAA Decision

    'Heartbroken' Pitino Addresses NCAA Decision

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-02-21 21:33:48 GMT

    NEW YORK CITY (LEX 18) — An emotional and "heartbroken" Rick Pitino addressed the media from a law office in New York City. The former University of Louisville men's basketball coach said his heart was broken for his 2013 players after the NCAA vacated the team's National Championship and Final Four banner.

    NEW YORK CITY (LEX 18) — An emotional and "heartbroken" Rick Pitino addressed the media from a law office in New York City. The former University of Louisville men's basketball coach said his heart was broken for his 2013 players after the NCAA vacated the team's National Championship and Final Four banner.

  • SEC Plans For Enhanced Security At SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

    SEC Plans For Enhanced Security At SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:08 PM EST2018-02-21 19:08:43 GMT
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    Fans attending the 2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Bridgestone Arena.  The tournament will be held February 28-March 4. The SEC strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bags to the tournament, but bags must be clear or otherwise a small clutch bag to be allowed into the arena.  Gates open for the ...
    Fans attending the 2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Bridgestone Arena.  The tournament will be held February 28-March 4. The SEC strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bags to the tournament, but bags must be clear or otherwise a small clutch bag to be allowed into the arena.  Gates open for the ...
  • Joe Crawford Tabbed 2018 SEC Legend

    Joe Crawford Tabbed 2018 SEC Legend

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:34 PM EST2018-02-21 17:34:34 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     Former Kentucky men’s basketball star Joe Crawford will represent the Wildcats as a member of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Legends at the SEC Tournament in St. Louis. Past greats from all 14 SEC member institutions will be honored at the league tournament March 7-11 at the Scottrade Center. Crawford will be honored at halftime of UK’s first game of the tournament. Crawford, a four-year letterwinner from 2005-08, is one of the leading scorers in Kentucky&rsq...
     Former Kentucky men’s basketball star Joe Crawford will represent the Wildcats as a member of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Legends at the SEC Tournament in St. Louis. Past greats from all 14 SEC member institutions will be honored at the league tournament March 7-11 at the Scottrade Center. Crawford will be honored at halftime of UK’s first game of the tournament. Crawford, a four-year letterwinner from 2005-08, is one of the leading scorers in Kentucky&rsq...
  • Second Annual Unified Basketball Game Tonight At Rupp Arena

    Second Annual Unified Basketball Game Tonight At Rupp Arena

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:09 AM EST2018-02-21 12:09:10 GMT
    Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics
    LEXINGTON, Ky.--  Special Olympics Kentucky and Rupp Arena will team up for the second year in a row for a Unified Blue-White basketball game at the legendary home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the Unified Game will pair Special Olympics athletes from Lexington and Northern Kentucky with former UK athletes and other invited guests during the evening’s marquee event. Among those scheduled to take part in some capacity are Jack Givens, J...
    LEXINGTON, Ky.--  Special Olympics Kentucky and Rupp Arena will team up for the second year in a row for a Unified Blue-White basketball game at the legendary home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the Unified Game will pair Special Olympics athletes from Lexington and Northern Kentucky with former UK athletes and other invited guests during the evening’s marquee event. Among those scheduled to take part in some capacity are Jack Givens, J...
  • Co-Workers, Other Media Members Explain Impact Alan Cutler Had On Them

    Co-Workers, Other Media Members Explain Impact Alan Cutler Had On Them

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:33 AM EST2018-02-21 10:33:33 GMT
    Alan Cutler has had a lot of different "looks" during his 33 years at WLEX-TV but influenced so many, including Mary Jo (Perino) Ford and Ryan Lemond.Alan Cutler has had a lot of different "looks" during his 33 years at WLEX-TV but influenced so many, including Mary Jo (Perino) Ford and Ryan Lemond.
    By LARRY VAUGHT He’s wanting to just fade away peacefully, but no way can I let Alan Cutler retire on May 5 after 33-plus years with WLEX-TV without making sure you know the real Cutler. Sure, you’ve seen him on TV sharing his opinions — and didn’t he always have one — but also informing you with his own “exclusive” stories that he worked tirelessly to get. LEX18 anchor Nancy Cox has worked with Cutler for 25 years. She says she could ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT He’s wanting to just fade away peacefully, but no way can I let Alan Cutler retire on May 5 after 33-plus years with WLEX-TV without making sure you know the real Cutler. Sure, you’ve seen him on TV sharing his opinions — and didn’t he always have one — but also informing you with his own “exclusive” stories that he worked tirelessly to get. LEX18 anchor Nancy Cox has worked with Cutler for 25 years. She says she could ...
  • UK Post Game Notes After Win at Arkansas

    UK Post Game Notes After Win at Arkansas

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:52 AM EST2018-02-21 05:52:46 GMT
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    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY at ALABAMA BUD WALTON ARENA | FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. FEB. 20, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 18,038 Final Score: RV/RV Kentucky 87, RV/RV Arkansas 72                                                   ...
    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY at ALABAMA BUD WALTON ARENA | FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. FEB. 20, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 18,038 Final Score: RV/RV Kentucky 87, RV/RV Arkansas 72                                                   ...
  • Knox Leads Kentucky's Second-Half Surge in Win at Arkansas

    Knox Leads Kentucky's Second-Half Surge in Win at Arkansas

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-02-21 05:15:10 GMT
    AP Photo/ Paul BeatyAP Photo/ Paul Beaty
    Kevin Knox scored 23 points and Kentucky used a 31-11 run to end the game to win its second straight with an 87-72 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night. The win is the sixth straight over the Razorbacks for the Wildcats (19-9, 8-7 Southeastern Conference), who avoided losing five out of six games for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Knox was one of five players to finish in double figures for Kentucky, which shot 46.3 percent (31 of 67) in the win and overcame an early 11-...
    Kevin Knox scored 23 points and Kentucky used a 31-11 run to end the game to win its second straight with an 87-72 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night. The win is the sixth straight over the Razorbacks for the Wildcats (19-9, 8-7 Southeastern Conference), who avoided losing five out of six games for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Knox was one of five players to finish in double figures for Kentucky, which shot 46.3 percent (31 of 67) in the win and overcame an early 11-...
  • Record Crowd Fills Cliff Hagan Stadium in Season Home Opener

    Record Crowd Fills Cliff Hagan Stadium in Season Home Opener

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:49 PM EST2018-02-21 04:49:28 GMT
    The largest regular season home crowd in Kentucky history opened up the 50th and final season of Cliff Hagan Stadium as Xavier held on to defeat the Wildcats 3-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday night. The Musketeers (1-3) scored a pair of runs in the first innings before being shut out over the next eight innings but the No. 8 Cats (4-1) couldn’t capitalize on several late scoring chances in their first defeat of the season. A double with an error that allowed the batter to adv...
    The largest regular season home crowd in Kentucky history opened up the 50th and final season of Cliff Hagan Stadium as Xavier held on to defeat the Wildcats 3-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday night. The Musketeers (1-3) scored a pair of runs in the first innings before being shut out over the next eight innings but the No. 8 Cats (4-1) couldn’t capitalize on several late scoring chances in their first defeat of the season. A double with an error that allowed the batter to adv...
  • UK 87 Arkansas 72

    UK 87 Arkansas 72

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:12 PM EST2018-02-21 04:12:26 GMT
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    It only took Cal 70 seconds to call his first timeout. Arkansas hits 2 quick shots from downtown, the crowd is going crazy, and Cal wants to settle his team down.  Arkansas leads 6-0.  At the first TV timeout, with 15:58 to go in the half, Arkansas leads 11-2.  The Hogs lead the rebounding battle 7-3.  Seems worse.  Arkansas is getting to the 50-50 balls.  UK is 1-7 from the field.  PJ Washington has the only bucket for UK. UK calms down and comes ...

    It only took Cal 70 seconds to call his first timeout. Arkansas hits 2 quick shots from downtown, the crowd is going crazy, and Cal wants to settle his team down.  Arkansas leads 6-0.  At the first TV timeout, with 15:58 to go in the half, Arkansas leads 11-2.  The Hogs lead the rebounding battle 7-3.  Seems worse.  Arkansas is getting to the 50-50 balls.  UK is 1-7 from the field.  PJ Washington has the only bucket for UK. UK calms down and comes ...

  • Pitino To Make Statement Wednesday

    Pitino To Make Statement Wednesday

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-02-21 02:53:14 GMT
    (LEX 18) Former Coach Rick Pitino will make a statement at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, February 21 at the law firm Greenberg Traurig Met Life Building, according to his attorney Steve Pence. On Tuesday, a decision was announced that the governing body's Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. It also refuted Louisville's position that the NCAA exceeded its boundaries and didn't follow...
    (LEX 18) Former Coach Rick Pitino will make a statement at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, February 21 at the law firm Greenberg Traurig Met Life Building, according to his attorney Steve Pence. On Tuesday, a decision was announced that the governing body's Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. It also refuted Louisville's position that the NCAA exceeded its boundaries and didn't follow...
  • UK Softball Will Be Playing At The Disney Wide World Of Sports Complex

    UK Softball Will Be Playing At The Disney Wide World Of Sports Complex

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-20 22:44:50 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     After a perfect 4-0 weekend at the 2018 Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, No. 24/23 Kentucky will travel south to the 2018 Diamond 9 Citrus Classic this weekend to play five games in three days at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. All Kentucky games of the Citrus Classic will be streamed live on FloSoftball’s website, which can be watched online, using Roku or Apple TV on smart devices. A full broadcast schedule of games can be found her...
     After a perfect 4-0 weekend at the 2018 Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, No. 24/23 Kentucky will travel south to the 2018 Diamond 9 Citrus Classic this weekend to play five games in three days at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. All Kentucky games of the Citrus Classic will be streamed live on FloSoftball’s website, which can be watched online, using Roku or Apple TV on smart devices. A full broadcast schedule of games can be found her...
  • Louisville Must Vacate Basketball Title, NCAA Denies Appeal

    Louisville Must Vacate Basketball Title, NCAA Denies Appeal

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:34 PM EST2018-02-20 20:34:16 GMT
    Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.      The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments.      The decision announced on Tuesday by the governing body's Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authori...
    Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.      The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments.      The decision announced on Tuesday by the governing body's Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authori...
  • Smith Promoted to Lexington Catholic Head Football Coach

    Smith Promoted to Lexington Catholic Head Football Coach

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:28 PM EST2018-02-20 20:28:51 GMT
    Nigel Smith has been named Lexington Catholic’s fourth head football coach in the program’s 27-season history. Smith has been a teacher and an Assistant Football Coach at LCHS since 2003.   Smith has football roots that run very deep in Lexington. He graduated from Bryan Station High School in 1997, where he played football and was an All-City Honorable Mention at the quarterback and defensive back positions. He went on to play college football at the United S...
    Nigel Smith has been named Lexington Catholic’s fourth head football coach in the program’s 27-season history. Smith has been a teacher and an Assistant Football Coach at LCHS since 2003.   Smith has football roots that run very deep in Lexington. He graduated from Bryan Station High School in 1997, where he played football and was an All-City Honorable Mention at the quarterback and defensive back positions. He went on to play college football at the United S...
  • Could Kentucky Still Secure SEC Tournament Bye?

    Could Kentucky Still Secure SEC Tournament Bye?

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-02-20 13:44:52 GMT
    Jarred Vanderbilt had reason to celebrate Saturday's win that gives UK a chance to still earn a bye into the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. (Jeff Houchin Photo)Jarred Vanderbilt had reason to celebrate Saturday's win that gives UK a chance to still earn a bye into the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. (Jeff Houchin Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Who is going to win the Southeastern Conference? With a two-game lead and only four games to play, the easy answer should be Auburn. But after losing 84-75 at South Carolina Saturday and also losing Anfernee McLemore (7.7 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) with a broken ankle, is that still a given? The Tigers next host Alabama, a team that beat Auburn earlier, and then have games at Florida and Arkansas before hosting South Carolina. Tennessee is 9-5 but got thras...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Who is going to win the Southeastern Conference? With a two-game lead and only four games to play, the easy answer should be Auburn. But after losing 84-75 at South Carolina Saturday and also losing Anfernee McLemore (7.7 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) with a broken ankle, is that still a given? The Tigers next host Alabama, a team that beat Auburn earlier, and then have games at Florida and Arkansas before hosting South Carolina. Tennessee is 9-5 but got thras...

  • Kentucky Football Adds a Walk-On Quarterback

    Kentucky Football Adds a Walk-On Quarterback

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-02-20 03:11:35 GMT
    The Kentucky Football team has added a three star as a preferred walk-on.  Christian County's, Kolbe Langhi, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. I’m excited to announce that I will be continuing my education and football career at the University of Kentucky! #BBN???? pic.twitter.com/Vgw2NhdE6w — Kolbe Langhi (@KLanghi) February 19, 2018 Just from looking at his pictures on Twitter, Langhi, made visits to Florida, Alabama, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt,...
    The Kentucky Football team has added a three star as a preferred walk-on.  Christian County's, Kolbe Langhi, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. I’m excited to announce that I will be continuing my education and football career at the University of Kentucky! #BBN???? pic.twitter.com/Vgw2NhdE6w — Kolbe Langhi (@KLanghi) February 19, 2018 Just from looking at his pictures on Twitter, Langhi, made visits to Florida, Alabama, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt,...
  • Transylvania Men Tip-Off 2018 HCAC Tournament at Home on Tuesday

    Transylvania Men Tip-Off 2018 HCAC Tournament at Home on Tuesday

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-02-20 02:48:08 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    The Transylvania men's basketball team will begin their 2018 postseason trek against the Anderson University Ravens in the first round game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington. Coming off a 12-6 run in the 2017-2018 HCAC regular season slate, the Pioneers enter the conference tournament as the No. 4 seed and will host the No. 5 seed Anderson to begin the single-elimination tournament ...
    The Transylvania men's basketball team will begin their 2018 postseason trek against the Anderson University Ravens in the first round game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington. Coming off a 12-6 run in the 2017-2018 HCAC regular season slate, the Pioneers enter the conference tournament as the No. 4 seed and will host the No. 5 seed Anderson to begin the single-elimination tournament ...
  • Kentucky/Auburn Moved to 9 p.m. ET, One Non-Conference Game Added

    Kentucky/Auburn Moved to 9 p.m. ET, One Non-Conference Game Added

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:28 PM EST2018-02-20 02:28:48 GMT
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    The Kentucky softball program announced two changes to its 2018 schedule on Monday afternoon, including the addition of a home game at John Cropp Stadium. The Wildcats will now be playing a midweek contest against Northern Illinois on March 13 at 3 p.m. ET. This is an addition to the original schedule that was published. The game will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app. Additionally, Kentucky’s game at Auburn on Saturday, March 24 has been pushed bac...
    The Kentucky softball program announced two changes to its 2018 schedule on Monday afternoon, including the addition of a home game at John Cropp Stadium. The Wildcats will now be playing a midweek contest against Northern Illinois on March 13 at 3 p.m. ET. This is an addition to the original schedule that was published. The game will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app. Additionally, Kentucky’s game at Auburn on Saturday, March 24 has been pushed bac...
  • Wenyen Gabriel Hopes UK Has Turned Their Season Around

    Wenyen Gabriel Hopes UK Has Turned Their Season Around

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-20 00:00:26 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    On whether younger guys are figuring out what it takes to win … “Yeah, definitely. We’re just committing. We’re getting locked in. Nobody likes losing. Sometimes taking those losses helps you go through different experiences. You get in the gym and you just want to get better. You just hope that continues to go on.” On whether their struggles brought them closer … “It definitely has. You just see we’re starting to come together of...
    On whether younger guys are figuring out what it takes to win … “Yeah, definitely. We’re just committing. We’re getting locked in. Nobody likes losing. Sometimes taking those losses helps you go through different experiences. You get in the gym and you just want to get better. You just hope that continues to go on.” On whether their struggles brought them closer … “It definitely has. You just see we’re starting to come together of...
  • UK Assistant Coach Joel Justus Talks About UK & Playing At Arkansas

    UK Assistant Coach Joel Justus Talks About UK & Playing At Arkansas

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-02-19 23:00:23 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    On what UK’s style is as a team this year … “I think that we’ve always been, since Coach (Calipari) has been here, a transition team. And then also we’ve always had the ability to grind it out, as he might say. If it needs to be a low-possession game, especially as we’re tip toeing here towards March, the possessions are going to decrease in all games. Each possession becomes more important. I think we’re preparing for March, as Cal would sa...
    On what UK’s style is as a team this year … “I think that we’ve always been, since Coach (Calipari) has been here, a transition team. And then also we’ve always had the ability to grind it out, as he might say. If it needs to be a low-possession game, especially as we’re tip toeing here towards March, the possessions are going to decrease in all games. Each possession becomes more important. I think we’re preparing for March, as Cal would sa...
  • Calipari Gets Ready To Travel To Arkansas

    Calipari Gets Ready To Travel To Arkansas

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:35 PM EST2018-02-19 21:35:16 GMT
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    On this week’s matchups … “(They’re) both really hard games. Arkansas is playing as well as they’ve played all year. (They’ve) only lost one home game. Missouri already beat us. My team is getting better and that’s all I can ask. We’re trying to, you know, just get in a rhythm of how we’re going to play. The kids are trying. But, there’s no break in the schedule. When you look, I’ll say it again, eight or nine teams s...
    On this week’s matchups … “(They’re) both really hard games. Arkansas is playing as well as they’ve played all year. (They’ve) only lost one home game. Missouri already beat us. My team is getting better and that’s all I can ask. We’re trying to, you know, just get in a rhythm of how we’re going to play. The kids are trying. But, there’s no break in the schedule. When you look, I’ll say it again, eight or nine teams s...
  • Virginia Stays At No. 1 In AP Top 25; Kentucky Unranked

    Virginia Stays At No. 1 In AP Top 25; Kentucky Unranked

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:42 PM EST2018-02-19 17:42:17 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era. The top four remained unchanged, with No. 2 Michigan State earning 19 first-place votes after rallying from 27 down to beat Northwestern. Third-ranke...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era. The top four remained unchanged, with No. 2 Michigan State earning 19 first-place votes after rallying from 27 down to beat Northwestern. Third-ranke...
  • Kentucky Doesn't Make AP's Top 25; UK is 27th

    Kentucky Doesn't Make AP's Top 25; UK is 27th

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-19 17:24:02 GMT
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     (AP Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era. The top four remained unchanged, with No. 2 Michigan State earning 19 first-place votes after rallying from 27 down to beat Northwestern. Third-ranked Villanova got t...
     (AP Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era. The top four remained unchanged, with No. 2 Michigan State earning 19 first-place votes after rallying from 27 down to beat Northwestern. Third-ranked Villanova got t...
  • UK Baseball Opener Versus Xavier Rescheduled Due To Rain

    UK Baseball Opener Versus Xavier Rescheduled Due To Rain

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:48 AM EST2018-02-19 15:48:07 GMT
    @UKBaseball@UKBaseball
     LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK ATHLETICS) – The 50th and final season at Cliff Hagan Stadium will open earlier than expected with Kentucky set to host Xavier on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. The game has been moved up a day due to the forecast of wet weather on Wednesday. The Cats (4-0) are coming off a successful opening weekend where they knocked off Wofford, USC Upstate and Evansville in Spartanburg, S. Carolina behind strong pitching and an offense that used extra-ba...
     LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK ATHLETICS) – The 50th and final season at Cliff Hagan Stadium will open earlier than expected with Kentucky set to host Xavier on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. The game has been moved up a day due to the forecast of wet weather on Wednesday. The Cats (4-0) are coming off a successful opening weekend where they knocked off Wofford, USC Upstate and Evansville in Spartanburg, S. Carolina behind strong pitching and an offense that used extra-ba...
  • Green Has More Confidence On Defense And It Showed Against Alabama

    Green Has More Confidence On Defense And It Showed Against Alabama

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:45 AM EST2018-02-19 09:45:47 GMT
    Quade Green reacted after a second-half 3-pointer against Alabama Saturday. (Jeff Houchin Photo)Quade Green reacted after a second-half 3-pointer against Alabama Saturday. (Jeff Houchin Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT He got beat off the dribble by Alabama freshman point guard Collin Sexton, something that has happened to Quade Green too often this season. However, the Kentucky freshman responded in a different way Saturday. He stepped up his defense the final five minutes of Saturday’s 81-71 win. He was fighting through screens off the ball. He was harassing the ball at the point of attack. He was going after loose balls. “I always could play defense. I was just a li...
    By LARRY VAUGHT He got beat off the dribble by Alabama freshman point guard Collin Sexton, something that has happened to Quade Green too often this season. However, the Kentucky freshman responded in a different way Saturday. He stepped up his defense the final five minutes of Saturday’s 81-71 win. He was fighting through screens off the ball. He was harassing the ball at the point of attack. He was going after loose balls. “I always could play defense. I was just a li...
  • Towns, Davis Cap Cats’ Solid Showing at NBA All-Star Weekend

    Towns, Davis Cap Cats’ Solid Showing at NBA All-Star Weekend

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:49 PM EST2018-02-19 04:49:47 GMT
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     Another banner NBA All-Star weekend ended with two solid performances by Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Davis in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Towns (2015) was one of the top performers in the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds – the only player on Team Stephen with a double-double – while Davis (2012) followed up his 2017 MVP performance with 12 points in 17 minutes. Towns went 7 for 11 from the floor and led Team Stephen at halftime with 13 points. Davis, making ...
     Another banner NBA All-Star weekend ended with two solid performances by Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Davis in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Towns (2015) was one of the top performers in the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds – the only player on Team Stephen with a double-double – while Davis (2012) followed up his 2017 MVP performance with 12 points in 17 minutes. Towns went 7 for 11 from the floor and led Team Stephen at halftime with 13 points. Davis, making ...
  • Kentucky Baseball: Week 1 in Review

    Kentucky Baseball: Week 1 in Review

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-02-19 03:48:32 GMT
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    2018 KENTUCKY BASEBALL WEEK 1 UPDATE OVERALL RECORD: 4-0 WEEK RECORD: 4-0 LAST WEEK Feb. 16 – Win, at Wofford, 6-1 Feb. 17 – Win, at USC Upstate, 6-5 (10 inn.) Feb. 17 – Win, at USC Upstate, 10-3 Feb. 18 – Win, vs. Evansville, 8-4   THIS WEEK (4 home games) Feb. 21 – vs. Xavier (4 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky., SECN+) Feb. 23 – vs. Oakland (4 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky., SECN+) Feb. 24 - vs. Oakla...
    2018 KENTUCKY BASEBALL WEEK 1 UPDATE OVERALL RECORD: 4-0 WEEK RECORD: 4-0 LAST WEEK Feb. 16 – Win, at Wofford, 6-1 Feb. 17 – Win, at USC Upstate, 6-5 (10 inn.) Feb. 17 – Win, at USC Upstate, 10-3 Feb. 18 – Win, vs. Evansville, 8-4   THIS WEEK (4 home games) Feb. 21 – vs. Xavier (4 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky., SECN+) Feb. 23 – vs. Oakland (4 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky., SECN+) Feb. 24 - vs. Oakla...
  • Kentucky Completes Road Weekend with Comeback Win Over Princeton

    Kentucky Completes Road Weekend with Comeback Win Over Princeton

    Sunday, February 18 2018 7:45 PM EST2018-02-19 00:45:14 GMT
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    After falling behind early in the match, the Kentucky women’s tennis team pulled off a gutsy 4-3 victory over Princeton to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season inside the Jadwin Gym on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Kentucky rises to 6-2 on the season, while Princeton falls to 7-1 overall. Princeton was able to draw first blood in the match, taking the doubles point with wins on courts one and two. The Tigers extended their lead to two as freshman Brianna Tulloch w...

    After falling behind early in the match, the Kentucky women’s tennis team pulled off a gutsy 4-3 victory over Princeton to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season inside the Jadwin Gym on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Kentucky rises to 6-2 on the season, while Princeton falls to 7-1 overall. Princeton was able to draw first blood in the match, taking the doubles point with wins on courts one and two. The Tigers extended their lead to two as freshman Brianna Tulloch w...

  • Seidt Claims SEC Title in 100 Backstroke

    Seidt Claims SEC Title in 100 Backstroke

    Sunday, February 18 2018 7:02 PM EST2018-02-19 00:02:16 GMT
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    With 25 yards to go in the 100-yard backstroke final, Kentucky sophomore Asia Seidt turned on the jets, going the fastest final split of the heat to edge out Missouri’s Hannah Stevens by five-hundredths of a second and win the Southeastern Conference championship in the event on Saturday night. “It’s a pretty awesome feeling,” said Seidt. “I got third last year at SECs and I just wanted to come in and see what I could do. Lars (Jorgensen) and I talked ...
    With 25 yards to go in the 100-yard backstroke final, Kentucky sophomore Asia Seidt turned on the jets, going the fastest final split of the heat to edge out Missouri’s Hannah Stevens by five-hundredths of a second and win the Southeastern Conference championship in the event on Saturday night. “It’s a pretty awesome feeling,” said Seidt. “I got third last year at SECs and I just wanted to come in and see what I could do. Lars (Jorgensen) and I talked ...
  • Kentucky Postgame Notes Following Loss to South Carolina

    Kentucky Postgame Notes Following Loss to South Carolina

    Sunday, February 18 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-18 23:58:19 GMT
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    KENTUCKY WBB POSTGAME NOTES Kentucky at No. 8 South Carolina Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, S.C. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 63, South Carolina 81 Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky drops to 13-15 overall, 5-9 in Southeastern Conference play this season, while No. 8 South Carolina moves to 22-5, 11-3 SEC. Matthew Mitchell is in his 11th season as head coach at Kentucky. He is the winningest head coach in program history at 254-115. Kentucky lea...

    KENTUCKY WBB POSTGAME NOTES Kentucky at No. 8 South Carolina Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, S.C. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 63, South Carolina 81 Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky drops to 13-15 overall, 5-9 in Southeastern Conference play this season, while No. 8 South Carolina moves to 22-5, 11-3 SEC. Matthew Mitchell is in his 11th season as head coach at Kentucky. He is the winningest head coach in program history at 254-115. Kentucky lea...

  • Morris Scores Career High, But UK Falls to No. 8 South Carolina

    Morris Scores Career High, But UK Falls to No. 8 South Carolina

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-02-18 22:32:37 GMT
    Maci Morris scored a career-high 35 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team lost to No. 8 South Carolina 81-63 on Sunday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena. Morris hit 13 of 23 from the floor, including five of nine from behind the arc. She made all four of her free throw attempts in the game. The junior from Bell County (Ky.) High School surpassed her previous career high of 29 points, set during her freshman season on December 11, 2016 against Arizona State. Kentuck...
    Maci Morris scored a career-high 35 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team lost to No. 8 South Carolina 81-63 on Sunday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena. Morris hit 13 of 23 from the floor, including five of nine from behind the arc. She made all four of her free throw attempts in the game. The junior from Bell County (Ky.) High School surpassed her previous career high of 29 points, set during her freshman season on December 11, 2016 against Arizona State. Kentuck...
  • Early Runs, Pompey’s Big Day Secure Unbeaten Opening Weekend

    Early Runs, Pompey’s Big Day Secure Unbeaten Opening Weekend

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:47 PM EST2018-02-18 21:47:23 GMT
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    Tristan Pompey hit three doubles and freshman pitcher Daniel Harper was impressive in his first collegiate start as No. 8 Kentucky defeated Evansville 8-4 to close out a perfect opening weekend in South Carolina. It’s the Wildcats’ first 4-0 start on the road since 2007. Pompey, a preseason First-Team All-American, did nothing to change that designation to start the season, smacking eight hits, scoring six runs and posting an OPS of 1.374. He was sensational on Sunday, ...
    Tristan Pompey hit three doubles and freshman pitcher Daniel Harper was impressive in his first collegiate start as No. 8 Kentucky defeated Evansville 8-4 to close out a perfect opening weekend in South Carolina. It’s the Wildcats’ first 4-0 start on the road since 2007. Pompey, a preseason First-Team All-American, did nothing to change that designation to start the season, smacking eight hits, scoring six runs and posting an OPS of 1.374. He was sensational on Sunday, ...
  • Euler Paces Cats on Opening Day of Puerto Rico Classic

    Euler Paces Cats on Opening Day of Puerto Rico Classic

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-02-18 21:32:52 GMT
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    RIO MAR, Puerto Rico – Junior Lukas Euler carded a round of 1-over par to lead the Kentucky men’s golf team on the opening day of play at the Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday. Kentucky is in 14th following the tournament’s opening 18 holes. The Wildcats will tee off beginning at 8 a.m. off of the par-four 15th hole during the second round and will be paired with Virginia Tech and UNC Greensboro. The Wildcats combined for an 11-over par score during the opening rou...

    RIO MAR, Puerto Rico – Junior Lukas Euler carded a round of 1-over par to lead the Kentucky men’s golf team on the opening day of play at the Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday. Kentucky is in 14th following the tournament’s opening 18 holes. The Wildcats will tee off beginning at 8 a.m. off of the par-four 15th hole during the second round and will be paired with Virginia Tech and UNC Greensboro. The Wildcats combined for an 11-over par score during the opening rou...

  • UK Postgame Notes after Defeating Alabama

    UK Postgame Notes after Defeating Alabama

    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:35 PM EST2018-02-18 18:35:55 GMT
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    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY vs. ALABAMA RUPP ARENA | LEXINGTON, KY. FEB. 17, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 23,220 Final Score: Kentucky 81, Alabama 71      Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky is 18-9 overall, 7-7 in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama is 17-10 overall and 8-6 in the SEC. Kentucky leads the series 111-37, including 57-10 in Lexington.   UK has won nine in a row vs. Alabama. Next for the Wildcats: Kentucky travels to Arkansas Tuesday wi...

    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY vs. ALABAMA RUPP ARENA | LEXINGTON, KY. FEB. 17, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 23,220 Final Score: Kentucky 81, Alabama 71      Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky is 18-9 overall, 7-7 in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama is 17-10 overall and 8-6 in the SEC. Kentucky leads the series 111-37, including 57-10 in Lexington.   UK has won nine in a row vs. Alabama. Next for the Wildcats: Kentucky travels to Arkansas Tuesday wi...

  • Autumn Humes Throws No-Hitter in First-Career Start

    Autumn Humes Throws No-Hitter in First-Career Start

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-02-18 17:29:02 GMT
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    Sophomore transfer Autumn Humes threw a no-hitter in her first-career start Saturday afternoon, facing the minimum and only walking two batters in a 2-0 win over 2017 NCAA Regional participant North Dakota State. Her no-hitter combined with a one-hitter from true freshman Grace Baalman in an 11-0 win over Cal State Fullerton capped the weekend for Kentucky with a 4-0 record, thus giving the Wildcats the 2018 Campbell/Cartier Classic championship. Humes becomes the first UK softb...
    Sophomore transfer Autumn Humes threw a no-hitter in her first-career start Saturday afternoon, facing the minimum and only walking two batters in a 2-0 win over 2017 NCAA Regional participant North Dakota State. Her no-hitter combined with a one-hitter from true freshman Grace Baalman in an 11-0 win over Cal State Fullerton capped the weekend for Kentucky with a 4-0 record, thus giving the Wildcats the 2018 Campbell/Cartier Classic championship. Humes becomes the first UK softb...
  • Thrilling Comeback, Justin Lewis Lead Wildcats to Sweep

    Thrilling Comeback, Justin Lewis Lead Wildcats to Sweep

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-02-18 04:50:48 GMT
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    The No. 8 Kentucky baseball team battled persistent drizzle and a slow start to sweep a doubleheader at USC Upstate on Saturday, moving to 3-0 on opening weekend of the 2018 season. The Wildcats erased an early 5-0 deficit in the first game, fighting back to claim a 6-5 victory in 10 innings against the host Spartans at Harley Park. There were no such heroics necessary in the nightcap of the twin bill as junior right-hander Justin Lewis dazzled in his season debut, giving up just t...
    The No. 8 Kentucky baseball team battled persistent drizzle and a slow start to sweep a doubleheader at USC Upstate on Saturday, moving to 3-0 on opening weekend of the 2018 season. The Wildcats erased an early 5-0 deficit in the first game, fighting back to claim a 6-5 victory in 10 innings against the host Spartans at Harley Park. There were no such heroics necessary in the nightcap of the twin bill as junior right-hander Justin Lewis dazzled in his season debut, giving up just t...
  • Devin Booker Wins JBL Three-Point Contest with Record Score

    Devin Booker Wins JBL Three-Point Contest with Record Score

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-02-18 04:40:37 GMT
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    Already the owner of a 70-point game, former Kentucky men’s basketball player Devin Booker added to his already spectacular NBA career by winning the JBL Three-Point Contest on Saturday night at the Staples Center. Booker, with the Phoenix Suns, beat some of the NBA’s best shooters with the best performance ever in the Three-Point Contest. The third-year pro scored a record 28 in the championship round to defeat the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, ...
    Already the owner of a 70-point game, former Kentucky men’s basketball player Devin Booker added to his already spectacular NBA career by winning the JBL Three-Point Contest on Saturday night at the Staples Center. Booker, with the Phoenix Suns, beat some of the NBA’s best shooters with the best performance ever in the Three-Point Contest. The third-year pro scored a record 28 in the championship round to defeat the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, ...
  • Quade Green Quotes Following Win Over Alabama

    Quade Green Quotes Following Win Over Alabama

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-02-18 03:14:50 GMT
    #0, Quade Green, G On being a defensive player … “I always could play defense. I was just a little unconfident on the defensive end. Now, I’m really confident on the defensive end.” On avoiding problems that caused them the 4-game losing streak… “Everybody’s in the gym throughout this whole week. So, everybody’s hitting shots and everybody’s confident. We got to win as a team on our own floor.” On how the team got to the ...
    #0, Quade Green, G On being a defensive player … “I always could play defense. I was just a little unconfident on the defensive end. Now, I’m really confident on the defensive end.” On avoiding problems that caused them the 4-game losing streak… “Everybody’s in the gym throughout this whole week. So, everybody’s hitting shots and everybody’s confident. We got to win as a team on our own floor.” On how the team got to the ...
  • PJ Washington Quotes After Win Over Alabama

    PJ Washington Quotes After Win Over Alabama

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:13 PM EST2018-02-18 03:13:48 GMT
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    #25 PJ Washington, F On Cal’s trusting Washington to know what to do with the ball… “At the end of the game, I tried to get the guys up in the air tried to get easy fouls and get to the line. I did that and I made my free-throws. I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of my team for giving me the ball.” On the four game losing streak… “It was a great learning experience for us. We learned a lot from losing those four games, I feel like

    #25 PJ Washington, F On Cal’s trusting Washington to know what to do with the ball… “At the end of the game, I tried to get the guys up in the air tried to get easy fouls and get to the line. I did that and I made my free-throws. I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of my team for giving me the ball.” On the four game losing streak… “It was a great learning experience for us. We learned a lot from losing those four games, I feel like

  • Jarred Vanderbilt Talks After Kentucky's 81-71 win over Alabama

    Jarred Vanderbilt Talks After Kentucky's 81-71 win over Alabama

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-02-18 01:46:08 GMT
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    #2, Jarred Vanderbilt, F On Coach Calipari comparing him to Dennis Rodman...  “I think he just means the effort with rebounding and stuff like that; just impacting the game.” On how familiar he is with Dennis Rodman… “ I didn't really watch him that much but I hear he plays hard and gives all effort. ” On making late shots helping his confidence… “I saw a couple of them drop. That obviously boosts your confidence. I missed some ear...
    #2, Jarred Vanderbilt, F On Coach Calipari comparing him to Dennis Rodman...  “I think he just means the effort with rebounding and stuff like that; just impacting the game.” On how familiar he is with Dennis Rodman… “ I didn't really watch him that much but I hear he plays hard and gives all effort. ” On making late shots helping his confidence… “I saw a couple of them drop. That obviously boosts your confidence. I missed some ear...
  • Coach Cal Talks After Win over Alabama

    Coach Cal Talks After Win over Alabama

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-02-18 00:20:14 GMT
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    Q. Avery (Johnson) thought rebounding was a big key here. What do you think of the effort and the impact it had on the game? COACH CALIPARI: Yeah, you know, I thought, again, Jarred (Vanderbilt) and Wenyen (Gabriel), just go get balls, and Jarred is -- you know, and I told him after. I said, "You know, you're a beast and what you did and how you changed the game." I said, "There's some shots you tried to shoot. Just don't shoot them if they are not a dunk layup or somet...

    Q. Avery (Johnson) thought rebounding was a big key here. What do you think of the effort and the impact it had on the game? COACH CALIPARI: Yeah, you know, I thought, again, Jarred (Vanderbilt) and Wenyen (Gabriel), just go get balls, and Jarred is -- you know, and I told him after. I said, "You know, you're a beast and what you did and how you changed the game." I said, "There's some shots you tried to shoot. Just don't shoot them if they are not a dunk layup or somet...

  • PJ Washington's 16 Points Leads UK Over Alabama 81-71

    PJ Washington's 16 Points Leads UK Over Alabama 81-71

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-17 23:10:56 GMT
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     (AP) — Four straight losses were enough for Kentucky. PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide. "They played desperately," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "We gave away some games this year and we have to start taking games away from people, which means desperation." The Wildcats (18-9, 7-7 Southeastern Conference) displayed a sense of urgency against the Crimson Tide...

     (AP) — Four straight losses were enough for Kentucky. PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide. "They played desperately," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "We gave away some games this year and we have to start taking games away from people, which means desperation." The Wildcats (18-9, 7-7 Southeastern Conference) displayed a sense of urgency against the Crimson Tide...

  • UK 81 Alabama 71

    UK 81 Alabama 71

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-02-17 21:25:59 GMT

    The start was good and bad for UK.  To the good.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 2 terrific assists for easy Nick Richards dunks, but Kevin Knox with 16:17 to go in the half picks up his second foul because Kentucky continues to have troubles playing defense without fouling.  Alabama leads 7-6. With 11:09 to go in the half, Bama leads 16-15.  UK is doing a better job inside.  They lead 10-6 with points in the paint. UK was getting good production out of Quade ...

    The start was good and bad for UK.  To the good.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 2 terrific assists for easy Nick Richards dunks, but Kevin Knox with 16:17 to go in the half picks up his second foul because Kentucky continues to have troubles playing defense without fouling.  Alabama leads 7-6. With 11:09 to go in the half, Bama leads 16-15.  UK is doing a better job inside.  They lead 10-6 with points in the paint. UK was getting good production out of Quade ...

  • UK Doesn't Score A Field Goal In The Final 5:01; Auburn 76 UK 66

    UK Doesn't Score A Field Goal In The Final 5:01; Auburn 76 UK 66

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:37 PM EST2018-02-15 04:37:15 GMT
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    (AP) — Bryce Brown returned from a shoulder injury to score 18 points and make four 3-pointers in leading No. 10 Auburn to a 76-66 victory over Kentucky on Wednesday night. The Tigers (23-3, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) overcame a horrid shooting start to take control down the stretch, with some big baskets from Brown and clutch plays from Jared Harper. Harper also scored 18 and had seven assists while making all nine free throw attempts for the league-leading Tigers. Brown ...

    (AP) — Bryce Brown returned from a shoulder injury to score 18 points and make four 3-pointers in leading No. 10 Auburn to a 76-66 victory over Kentucky on Wednesday night. The Tigers (23-3, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) overcame a horrid shooting start to take control down the stretch, with some big baskets from Brown and clutch plays from Jared Harper. Harper also scored 18 and had seven assists while making all nine free throw attempts for the league-leading Tigers. Brown ...

  • Matthew Mitchell's Comments As 12-14 UK Gets Ready For Arkansas Thursday Night

    Matthew Mitchell's Comments As 12-14 UK Gets Ready For Arkansas Thursday Night

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:44 PM EST2018-02-14 23:44:09 GMT
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    Matthew Mitchell's thoughts as UK gets ready for Arkansas. “Tough game against Arkansas coming tomorrow night. We had a tough battle with them in Fayetteville. They are a tough team to matchup with. We had some good moments in that game but they ended on a really, really good run there and forced us to retake control of the game there at the end. We have got to try to strengthen ourselves for great execution and transition defense is going to be very, very import.

    Matthew Mitchell's thoughts as UK gets ready for Arkansas. “Tough game against Arkansas coming tomorrow night. We had a tough battle with them in Fayetteville. They are a tough team to matchup with. We had some good moments in that game but they ended on a really, really good run there and forced us to retake control of the game there at the end. We have got to try to strengthen ourselves for great execution and transition defense is going to be very, very import.

  • Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-01-29 16:47:16 GMT
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    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

  • UK 103 Thomas More 61

    UK 103 Thomas More 61

    Friday, October 27 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-28 01:16:14 GMT

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

  • Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

    Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:44:02 GMT

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

  • 2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:00:33 GMT
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    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
  • Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monday, March 6 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-03-06 14:46:59 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

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  • Disturbing Testimony Released In Murder Case

    Disturbing Testimony Released In Murder Case

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-02-22 00:08:32 GMT

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There was disturbing testimony Wednesday in a hearing for a Madison County couple accused of killing the woman's two-year-old son. 

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There was disturbing testimony Wednesday in a hearing for a Madison County couple accused of killing the woman's two-year-old son. 

  • Former Student Had Plot of School Shooting, Never Acted

    Former Student Had Plot of School Shooting, Never Acted

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:50 AM EST2018-02-22 12:50:30 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - A Central Kentucky man said he once harbored thoughts of shooting students and teachers at school, but didn't because of the intervention of those close to him.  Josh Elder said he was inspired to share his story after watching a video posted to the Lex 18 Facebook page of Aaron Stark, who told Denver TV station KUSA he was almost a school shooter.  As he watched Stark's story again Wednesday, Josh Elder was reminded of what could have been.  ...

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - A Central Kentucky man said he once harbored thoughts of shooting students and teachers at school, but didn't because of the intervention of those close to him.  Josh Elder said he was inspired to share his story after watching a video posted to the Lex 18 Facebook page of Aaron Stark, who told Denver TV station KUSA he was almost a school shooter.  As he watched Stark's story again Wednesday, Josh Elder was reminded of what could have been.  ...

  • 2 Corrections Officers Attacked At Ky. Prison

    2 Corrections Officers Attacked At Ky. Prison

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-02-22 00:06:46 GMT
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    EDDYVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials say two corrections officers have been attacked by inmates at a maximum-security prison in Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said they were called to the Kentucky State Penitentiary in western Kentucky around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday after a corrections officer was assaulted.

    EDDYVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials say two corrections officers have been attacked by inmates at a maximum-security prison in Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said they were called to the Kentucky State Penitentiary in western Kentucky around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday after a corrections officer was assaulted.

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