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Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dunks the ball during the game against Davidson College in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Davidson 78-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Gilgeous-Alexander overcomes pressure to lift Cats to victory

March 15, 2018

Oftentimes when Shai Gilgeous-Alexander doesn’t play his best, UK is vulnerable to lose the game, and that was certainly the case for the Cats against Davidson on Thursday.Davidson had just tied the...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari motions to his team during the game against Davidson College in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Davidson 78-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK’s three-point streak ends in win over Davidson

March 15, 2018

UK might’ve gotten the win over Davidson in its first round game of the NCAA Tournament, but the Cats will be returning to their hotel without something they’ve been carrying with them for 30 years.The...

Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington dunks the ball during the game against Davidson College in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK basketball survives against Davidson to advance

Cody Ryan March 15, 2018

The 5-seed Kentucky basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by beating No. 12 seed Davidson 78-73 in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday.While the Cats outscored Davidson in the paint...

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Between the Blue and White Lines: Potato Brackets

Kernel Sports Staff March 14, 2018

Chris and Chase sit down to discuss their (partially outrageous) brackets. Listen to find out how you can pit your brackets against the Kernel staff!

Davidson senior forward Peyton Aldridge shoots a basket during Davidsons open practice on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Davidson will play Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 15. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

NCAA Tournament scouting report: Davidson Wildcats

March 14, 2018

UK’s first round matchup of the NCAA Tournament is against No. 12 seed Davidson, and everybody knows the 12-seeds can be dangerous in the first round.In the past 10 years, 12-seeds have won 18 of the...

UK head coach John Calipari speaks to the media about Kentuckys draw in the tournament during the Selection Show on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky will play Davidson in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Photo by Hunter Mitchell.

Top players in UK’s section in the first round of NCAA play

Braden Ramsey March 12, 2018

After capturing its fourth straight SEC Tournament championship on Sunday, Kentucky received a 5-seed from the NCAA Selection Committee in the South Region.In order to advance past the first weekend, the...

From left to right, guards Johnny David and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander watch tv during the Selection Show on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky will play Davidson in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Photo by Hunter Mitchell.

5-12 seed matchup presents danger for UK

March 12, 2018

It was announced yesterday that UK would be the No. 5 seed in the South Region at the NCAA Tournament.Usually, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the five seeds is upsets, because of the...

Kentucky sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones displays a piece of the net in his SEC Tournament Champions hat after the win against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK receives the No. 5 seed in the South Region

Kernel Sports Staff March 11, 2018

After winning their fourth straight conference championship on Sunday, UK basketball found out they’d be dancing in the South Region as the No. 5 seed.They will meet No. 12 seed Davidson in the first...

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