Booker leads Cats to road win

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By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com Veterans are supposed to be the team’s go-to players, the ones who absorb the flak from hostile fans and perhaps even feed off of it. For a few road games this season, sophomore guard Aaron Harrison was that player. But for the majority of road games the Cats played, freshman guard […]

Cauley-Stein’s improvement crucial for the Cats

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein takes a shot over the Florida defense during the second half of the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball game versus University of Florida basketball game at O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fl., on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com The UK Basketball team (25-0) escaped the Lexington snow storm by arriving early in Knoxville, Tenn., in preparation to face the Volunteers on Tuesday. The decision to leave a day early for the road game was made after Deputy Director of Athletics DeWayne Peevy and Associate Athletics Director of Basketball Operations […]

No.1 UK has South Carolina seeing blue during Valentine’s Day massacre

UK Men's Basketball vs USC

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Seven UK players scored eight or more points during the Valentine’s Day massacre of 2015 as No. 1 UK ran South Carolina off the court in Rupp Arena in a 77-43 rout. The game was hardly in question after the first ten minutes as UK jumped out to an 18-3 lead […]

UK baseball opens 2015 season against Ball State

Freshman infielder/outfielder JaVon Shelby and freshman second basemen Connor Heady celebrate the win during the game between the University of Kentucky baseball team and Ball State University in Lexington , Ky.,on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Kentucky defeated Ball State 26-3 on Sunday. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Derek Terry sports@kykernel.com UK baseball will open the 2015 season on Friday in Wilmington, N.C., where the Cats will play Ball State of the Mid-American Conference. The matchup will be the first of three games that UK will play during the weekend, facing Richmond on Saturday and host team UNC-Wilmington on Sunday. Ball State […]

Cats go for record 25th win in rematch with South Carolina

Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns takes a jump shot during the second half of the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball game versus University of Florida basketball game at O'Connell Center in Gainesville , Fl., on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com After two straight road games that tested the Cats’ reserve, No. 1 UK (24-0) returns home to face South Carolina on Saturday. The Cats survived upset bids from Florida and LSU in their last two games to remain perfect on the year. On Sunday, UK trailed Florida 30-28 at halftime. It […]

Epps and Vivians have an epic shootout in UK’s win

UK guard Mikayla Epps puts up a layup under pressure from Mississippi State forward Victoria Vivians at the University of Kentucky vs. Mississippi State women's basketball game in Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Kentucky defeated Mississippi 92-90. Photo by Cameron Sadler | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Where would Mississippi State be without freshman Victoria Vivians? Certainly heading back to Starkville, Miss. suffering from a far greater loss than the 92-90 one the Bulldogs endured on Thursday in double overtime against a Makayla Epps-led UK team. The 6-foot-1 Carthage, Miss., native scored 39 points for a Bulldogs team […]

Epps shines in double-overtime thriller

UK guard Mikayla Epps puts up a layup under pressure from Mississippi State forward Victoria Vivians at the University of Kentucky vs. Mississippi State women's basketball game in Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Kentucky defeated Mississippi 92-90. Photo by Cameron Sadler | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com Call it insane, amazing, exciting or crazy. All four words were used to describe the final play of UK’s double-overtime game against Mississippi State on Thursday. After sophomore point guard Makayla Epps missed a jumper with five seconds left, a mad scramble for the ball occurred under the basket, with senior […]

UK Hoops begins tough stretch

Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell looks ahead of guard Linnae Harper as she dribbles down the line during Kentucky’s game against Georgia at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Photo by John Paul Williams | Staff

UK begins tough stretch, starting with No. 13 Mississippi State By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com Tough is not a word that has been synonymous with Mississippi State women’s basketball in recent years. The Bulldogs have had one winning season in the last four years and haven’t appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2010. That perception has […]