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Kentucky Wildcats forward Chris Livingston (24) passes the ball during the Kentucky vs. LSU mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 74-71. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

Kentucky forward Chris Livingston picked No. 58 overall by Milwaukee Bucks in 2023 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 22, 2023

Kentucky men's basketball forward Chris Livingston was drafted No. 58 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday. Livingston played just one season in Lexington after joining the...

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 Chris Livingston (24) talks to reporters in the locker room after 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

Kentucky forward Chris Livingston declares for NBA draft while maintaining eligibility

Parker Scott, Reporter April 15, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball forward Chris Livingston announced he is entering the 2023 NBA Draft while keeping his collegiate eligibility on Wednesday. The six-foot-six-inch freshman from Akron, Ohio,...

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 Wildcats forward Chris Livingston (24) shoots the ball during the Kentucky vs. No. 7 Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama won 78-52. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky’s stars shine in win over Florida

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2023

Kentucky beat Florida 82-74 on Wednesday to win its third game in a row and put itself in better standings when looking at postseason ambitions. Oscar Tshiebwe had something to prove after he had just...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Chris Livingston (24) signals for a timeout during the Kentucky vs. No. 10 Tennessee mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66-54. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Chris Livingston continues to prove his worth in victory over Tennessee

Luke Fetzer, Staff Writer February 18, 2023

The talent has always been there, but the true force and determination of this Wildcats basketball team seems to have finally emerged. Saturday’s home rematch against the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) rebounds the ball during the Kentucky vs. No. 10 Tennessee mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

At the buzzer: Kentucky mens basketball defeats Tennessee 66-54

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 18, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball earned its third quadrant-1 win of the season on Saturday, defeating No. 10 Tennessee 66-54. The Wildcats entered the game on the back of securing their second quadrant-1 win...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) walks to the bench 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

Kentucky falls to Georgia 75-68 in Athens, suffers second consecutive loss in SEC

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2023

Kentucky (16-9) fell to Georgia (15-10) in Athens on Saturday afternoon losing to the Bulldogs 75-68 inside Stegeman Coliseum. After losing to Arkansas 88-73 last week at Rupp Arena, Kentucky came into...

Kentucky Wildcats guard CJ Fredrick (1) talks to forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) during the Kentucky vs. No. 5 Tennessee mens basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 63-56. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Cats look to carry momentum against Texas A&M

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2023

After the defeat to South Carolina last week, the Wildcats (12-6) have seemed to have found much-needed momentum. A win at then No.5 Tennessee last Saturday and a convincing win over Georgia on Tuesday...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari coaches his team during the Kentucky vs. No. 5 Tennessee mens basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 63-56. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Three takeaways from Kentucky’s win over No. 5 Tennessee

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor January 16, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball and head coach John Calipari earned its first win over a ranked opponent on Saturday, defeating No. 5 Tennessee 63-56 in Knoxville.  Not only was the win inside Thompson-Boling...

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