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Cats defeat UNLV, extend postseason run in NIT

On a throwback night at Memorial Coliseum, UK almost threw away a 20-point lead to Nevada-Las Vegas on Tuesday. But with help from a rowdy crowd, the Cats withstood a late Rebel run. The Cats held on to win 70-60, upholding a lofty reputation of winning in the Cats’ old haunt. With the Kentucky boys’ […]

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Full Court Press, the Kernel’s basketball live blog, is below. The Cats play Nevada-Las Vegas at 9:30 p.m. in the first round of the NIT at Memorial Coliseum. Please feel free to stop by and interact with Kernel staffers James Pennington and Kenny Colston as they blog live from the floor at Memorial. UK vs. […]

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UK to face Nevada-Las Vegas in NIT first round

Patrick Patterson and crew will take on UNLV in the first round of the NIT. Photo by Brad Luttrell | Staff For the first time since 1979, the Cats will play in the NIT. After a 20-13 season, UK has been selected to face Nevada-Las Vegas in the first round of the NIT after not […]

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Mississippi State takes SEC title, NCAA bid

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Mississippi State takes SEC title, NCAA bid

TAMPA, Fla. — After a wild week of games in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, a heart-stopping finish seemed fitting. Mississippi State’s Phil Turner scored seven points over the last 1:31, including two free throws with eight seconds left to extend the Bulldogs’ lead from one point to three. Tennessee’s Tyler Smith missed a 3-pointer as […]

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TAMPA, Fla. — In the second semi-final of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Saturday, Tennessee rode hot hands from across the board to beat Auburn, 94-85, and advance to the tournament’s final against Mississippi State on Sunday afternoon. Five Volunteers scored in double digits, led by Wayne Chism’s 27-point effort. Chism added nine rebounds, also […]

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TAMPA, Fla.— For the first time in 17 years, the UK men’s basketball program is not expected to be a participant in the NCAA Tournament. The Cats all but waved their Tournament lives goodbye as they fell 67-58 to No. 20 Louisiana State in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Friday. Now, their […]

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UK slips up in second round of SEC

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TAMPA, Fla. — Marcus Thornton, the newly crowned Southeastern Conference Play of the Year, led No. 20 Louisiana State over the Cats 67-58, knocking the Cats out of the SEC Tournamet quarterfinals and all but dousing their hopes of reaching a 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament. In the first half, neither team shot the lights out. […]

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UK snaps four-game losing streak while advancing in SEC Tournament

TAMPA, Fla. — They were tired. Tired of losing and not playing the way they were expected to. They — the UK men’s basketball team — changed that feeling with a 71-58 victory over Mississippi in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday at the St. Pete Times Forum. The 13-point victory […]

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By Nicole Ball Ninety percent of the 1.4 million adolescents struggling with substance abuse do not enter treatment, partly due to the lack of services devoted to teens needing assistance, according to a report in the March issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment by a UK researcher. Hannah Knudsen, an assistant professor in […]

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UK lives to see another day

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UK lives to see another day

Patrick Patterson high fives fans after defeating Ole Miss. Photo by Brad Luttrell | Staff TAMPA, Fla.— They’ll live to see another day. UK defeated Ole Miss 71-58 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference to keep its NCAA Tournament berth alive. The Cats had four players—Jodie Meeks, Darius Miller, Patrick Patterson and Perry […]

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