Hoops boosts confidence in road win


By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com UK Hoops can finally breathe a sigh of relief. After three straight losses, the Cats were in danger of slipping even further down the SEC standings, jeopardizing a potential bye in the conference tournament. While a bye remains a question whether than a definite, the 56-51 win against Arkansas on Thursday […]

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 […]

Towns guides UK to win despite mental lapse

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Kentucky freshman foward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots during  the Tigers' 71-69 defeat against Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com If the Cats had lost to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns would have accrued the brunt of the blame. He wouldn’t have been a scapegoat either; his technical foul halfway through the second half was of the bonehead variety you’re used to seeing from freshmen. […]

Hawkins is a diamond in the rough

Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins blocks Georgia forward Cameron Forte at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky leads Georgia 42-27 at halftime. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com The Cats’ 69-58 victory against Georgia was decided in the first four minutes of the game on Tuesday night. And it’s a testament to the stellar starting five that head coach John Calipari stumbled upon in early December. When sophomore forward Alex Poythress was lost for the season after the team’s […]

Andy Landers shows full range of emotions in loss


By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Andy Landers, the four-time NCAA Coach of the Year and 2007 Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, has the air of a man who’s been doing his job for a long time. For 36 years Landers has prowled the sidelines as the Georgia women’s basketball head coach. This is a feat touched […]

Lady Volunteers outrun Cats

Kentucky forward Jelled Sidney (12) shoots the ball during the first half of the Kentucky Hoops versus Tennessee Vols at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Photo by Caleb Gregg | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com In a contest dominated by runs, it came as no surprise that the team who made the last run would come out victorious. On Thursday, that team was Tennessee. During a stretch that began with 2:28 remaining in the first half and ended with 11:53 left in the second half, UK […]