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Kentucky Wildcats guard Cason Wallace (22) shoots the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky point guard Cason Wallace drafted No. 10 overall, traded to Thunder in 2023 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 22, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball point guard Cason Wallace was drafted No.10 overall by the Dallas Mavericks and was immediately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday. Wallace...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells during the No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Davidson mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky won 78-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Kentucky Kernel

NBA Draft deadline day sees Oscar Tshiebwe and Chris Livingston depart from Kentucky while Antonio Reeves’ return remains in doubt

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 1, 2023

NBA Draft deadline day came and went on Wednesday, with Kentucky basketball stars Chris Livingston and Oscar Tshiebwe opting to remain in the draft pool, ending their college careers, while Antonio Reeves’...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Ugonna Onyenso (33) guards Yale Bulldogs forward EJ Jarvis (15) during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Yale mens basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 69-59. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky mens basketball center Ugonna Onyenso announces return to team after entering transfer portal

Drew Johnson and Noah Wehby April 6, 2023

UPDATE: A highly touted recruit, Ugonna Onyenso declared that he will in fact return to Lexington for his sophomore year after entering the transfer portal.  On April 12, 2023, Onyenso took his...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Cason Wallace (22) shoots the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky mens basketball guard Cason Wallace enters 2023 NBA Draft

Samantha Money, Assistant Sports Editor April 4, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball’s Cason Wallace became the most recent Wildcat to announce his declaration for the 2023 NBA Draft. Completing just one year in Lexington, Wallace is one of Calipari’s one-and-done...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters after the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Time for reflection: Kentucky mens basketball finishes rollercoaster season with second round defeat

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 25, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball’s 75-69 defeat to No. 3 seeded Kansas State brought an end to an up-and-down season for the Wildcats. The defeat, while leaving a sour taste in the mouth of fans, continued...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) puts his face in his towel during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Key players’ underperformances led to Kentucky mens basketball’s exit in NCAA Tournament

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor March 21, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball lost to Kansas State 75-69 on Sunday afternoon to end the 2022-2023 season and miss out on its first Sweet Sixteen since 2019. Even though Cason Wallace and Oscar Tshiebwe shined...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) shoots the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

At the buzzer: No. 3 Kansas State defeats Kentucky mens basketball 75-69 in NCAA Tournament Round of 32

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 19, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball was defeated 75-69 by No. 3 Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 on Sunday. The Wildcats entered the matchup just days after securing their first NCAA Tournament...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) celebrates on the bench during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kentucky won 61-53. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

At the buzzer: Kentucky mens basketball defeats Providence 61-53 in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 17, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball defeated the No. 11 seeded Providence Friars 61-53 in the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The Wildcats entered the game as the No. 6 seed in the East section of...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari watches on during the No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Vanderbilt mens basketball game in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt won 80-73. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Silver linings: how Kentucky’s loss to Vanderbilt may signify NCAA Tournament success

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 13, 2023

Kentucky basketball’s 80-73 loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals was undeniably disappointing for the Wildcat fans in attendance.  Despite that, the loss may have been one of the...

Kentucky Wildcats guard CJ Fredrick (1) plays defense during the No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Vanderbilt mens basketball game in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt won 80-73. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

CJ Fredrick, Kentucky mens basketball continued to battle injuries in SEC Tournament loss

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 11, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball was defeated 80-73 by the Vanderbilt Commodores in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. Unsurprisingly, as has been the case with the team nearly all season long, Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) dribbles the ball up the court during the Kentucky vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 72-67. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Antonio Reeves leads Kentucky to victory over Arkansas despite injuries

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball (21-10) defeated Arkansas (19-12) 88-79 on Saturday afternoon to wrap-up its regular season before traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, for the SEC Tournament. The Cats would...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) attempts a 3-pointer during the Kentucky vs. Georgia mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia. UK lost 68-75. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

At the buzzer: No. 23 Kentucky mens basketball defeats Arkansas 88-79

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 4, 2023

No. 23 Kentucky mens basketball defeated Arkansas 88-79 in Fayetteville on Saturday, concluding its regular season 21-10. The Wildcats entered the game coming off a loss in their home finale against...

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