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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Wildcats lead the Rebels in the fourth set of the UK vs. Ole Miss game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

Stoops vs. hoops: UK athletics coaches fight for fan favorite

Kendall Staton, Reporter August 28, 2022

In-house debate has sparked at the University of Kentucky after mens basketball coach John Calipari used a pregame press conference to compare the success of UK’s mens basketball and football programs. "This...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) dunks the ball during the UK vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-81. Photo by Michael Clubb | Kentucky Kernel

Wildcats dominate Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke, Sports Editor August 27, 2022

While it may have been overshadowed by Twitter drama, Kentucky mens basketball put on a clinic in the Bahamas, sweeping the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas and outscoring its opponents by a combined 200 points. The...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) shoots the ball during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Wildcats sweep Big Blue Bahamas with 98-74 win over Bahamas national team

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball swept the Big Blue Bahamas pre-season event on Sunday with its 98-74 win over the Bahamas national team. Though their toughest test of the tournament, Kentucky still managed...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) dunks the ball during the UK vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-81. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Wildcats improve to 3-0 in Big Blue Bahamas after 118-56 win over Carleton

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball improved to 3-0 in the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating Carleton University 118-56 on Saturday. The lopsided victory marked the third consecutive 50-plus...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) calls out to his teammates during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball crushes Tec de Monterrey 102-40 in Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 12, 2022

Another day, another blowout for Kentucky mens basketball, who dominated Tec de Monterrey by 62 points on Thursday, just one day after throttling the Dominican Republic national team by 52. The game...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) acknowledges fans after the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bahama beatdown: Wildcats rout Dominican Republic 108-56 to kick off Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 11, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball completed its first game of the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating the Dominican Republic national team 108-56 on Wednesday. With all eyes on Kentucky following...

The Kentucky mens basketball team will hold a telethon and open practice on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, to benefit those impacted by flooding across eastern Kentucky. Via Twitter

Kentucky mens basketball telethon to benefit those impacted by Eastern Kentucky flooding

Ian Alvano August 1, 2022

The UK mens basketball team will host a telethon and an open practice on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to benefit the people of Eastern Kentucky who have been affected by the floods.  The telethon will air on LEX...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) tries to calm down his team during the UK vs. Tennessee SEC Tournament semifinal mens basketball game on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK lost 69-62. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky earns No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament

Hunter Shelton March 13, 2022

For the first time in three years, the Wildcats are going dancing, this time with a No. 2 next to their name. Kentucky will head to Indianapolis in the East Region to take on the No. 15 seed Saint Peter's...

Fans pour into Amalie Arena before the UK vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament quarterfinals mens basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Traveling Kentucky fans provide home court advantage in Tampa

Cole Parke March 12, 2022

TAMPA, Fla.—Despite the SEC Tournament being held in Tampa instead of its usual home in Nashville, Big Blue Nation showed up for its team, providing a home atmosphere for Kentucky, over 800 miles away...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) reacts after missing a dunk during the UK vs. Louisiana State University mens basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 71-66. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Tshiebwe’s 30 points not enough as No. 6 Kentucky loses 75-73 at No. 18 Arkansas

Hunter Shelton February 26, 2022

The Oscar Tshiebwe Express ran out of gas in Fayetteville, as No. 6 Kentucky (23-6, 12-4 Southeastern Conference) fell 75-73 to No. 18 Arkansas (23-6, 12-4 SEC) inside Bud Walton Arena.  Tshiebwe poured...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) gestures to the crowd during the UK vs. Central Michigan men’s basketball game on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 85-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

No. 5 Kentucky looks to continue impressive win stretch against Florida

Cole Parke February 10, 2022

No. 5 Kentucky looks to continue to keep its impressive winning stretch alive against another potential NCAA Tournament team in the Florida Gators.Since losing to then No. 21 LSU 65-60 on Jan. 4, Kentucky...

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