UK Basketball prepares for Gamecocks

Guard Andrew Harrison of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a dunk during the second half of the game against the Providence Friars at Rupp Arena on Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Providence 58-38. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com The last time UK and South Carolina played, the Cats were in the middle of a late-season slump, head coach John Calipari got ejected and the team lost 72-67. That was in 2014; the same season UK became runner-up NCAA Champions after then-freshman guard Aaron Harrison ensured that the team would […]

Cats survive Commodores’ test

The Kentucky bench celebrates after Aaron Harrison hits the game sealing three pointer during the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt game at the Rupp Arena in Kentucky , Ky., on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com UK basketball maintained its perfect record Tuesday night and is performing like the well-oiled machine we saw early in the season once again. But one hitch in UK’s step, and its savior on Tuesday, continues to be the Jekyll-and-Hyde play of sophomore guard Aaron Harrison. The Cats’ 65-57 victory against Vanderbilt […]

UK overcomes Vanderbilt threes to stay undefeated

Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee of the Kentucky Wildcats dive for a loose ball during the first half of the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on January 20, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 65-57. Photo by Taylor Pence

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Vanderbilt did its best to dethrone No. 1 UK on Tuesday at Rupp Arena, but a hot hand from beyond the arc was not good enough to knock the Cats off the short list of remaining unbeaten teams, as UK won 65-57. The Commodores shot 7-for-18 from the three and used […]

UK prepared for physical matchup with Crimson Tide

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By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com UK basketball goes on the road for the third time this season to take on a veteran Alabama team that’s not far behind the Cats in the SEC standings. Despite the Cats’ perfect record through 16 games, their short three-game conference schedule has seen its share of lumps. Both Ole Miss […]

Platoons Important

UK Men's Basketball vs. Mizzou

Two-platoon system key to Cats’ dominance in SEC By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com UK head coach John Calipari was questioned, if not knocked, early in the season by some who were skeptical of whether or not his players would buy into his proposed two-platoon system. But he maintained that it was the only way to get […]

Live Updates: UK dominant over Missouri, wins big 86-37

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Follow this page for live updates as UK looks to remain undefeated on the season. Standing in its way is a young Missouri team looking to continue the SEC’s success against the Cats. Dominique Hawkins gets another shot in the starting lineup along with the Harrisons, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns. — Kernel Sports (@KYKernelSports) […]