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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats forward Bryce Hopkins (23) celebrates after giving his team the lead 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

Bryce Hopkins enters transfer portal

Hunter Shelton April 7, 2022

Kentucky forward Bryce Hopkins announced on Thursday that he is entering the transfer portal. Hopkins is now the second Wildcat to do so, joining former UK guard Dontaie Allen. “This journey has been...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Dontaie Allen (11) shoots the ball 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

Dontaie Allen enters transfer portal

Hunter Shelton March 24, 2022

After three topsy-turvy years in Lexington, sophomore guard Dontaie Allen is entering the transfer portal, he announced on Thursday via Twitter. The former Mr. Kentucky basketball from Pendleton County...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari pumps his fist after a play 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

Calipari: Kentucky “locked in” ahead of Round of 64 matchup against Saint Peter’s

Hunter Shelton March 16, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—John Calipari has taken plenty of positive from Kentucky's defeat to Tennessee in the SEC Tournament ahead of Thursday's Round of 64 matchup against Saint Peter's. "Getting beat in the...

Kentucky Wildcats guard TyTy Washington Jr. (3) celebrates a play during the UK vs. Ohio University men’s basketball game on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 77-59. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

No. 10 Kentucky storms past North Florida 86-52 for fifth straight win

Hunter Shelton November 27, 2021

An all-around team effort pushed No. 10 Kentucky past North Florida 86-52 on Friday night in Rupp Arena.  The 34-point victory improves UK’s record to 5-1 in the regular season, the Wildcats have...

Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) passes the ball to Kentucky guard Kellan Grady (31) during a practice on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky men’s basketball practice report: Oct. 11

Barkley Truax October 11, 2021

Kentucky opened their practice to the media Monday afternoon for the first time this season inside Rupp Arena in front of several NBA scouts.Here are some notes and takeaways from the practice:No Lance...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) lays the ball up during the University of Kentucky vs. Arkansas mens basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 81-80. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky men’s basketball gives back to the children with summer camp

Barkley Truax June 4, 2021

A full afternoon of fun ensued in day four of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Camp at Elizabethtown High School on Friday.It was a breath of fresh air seeing children, players and coaches having fun while...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to his team during the UK vs. University of South Carolina men’s basketball game on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-64. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

2020-21 Men’s Basketball Player Decisions

Braden Ramsey March 20, 2021

The most recent John Calipari campaign did not go the way anyone in or around Big Blue Nation could have imagined. Despite that, the Cats boast a number of potential pro prospects, and have already seen...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Olivier Sarr (30) walks off the court with his teammates after missing a game winning shot during the University of Kentucky vs. Notre Dame basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Notre Dame won 64-63. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Cats bounced by Bulldogs in SEC second round

Braden Ramsey March 11, 2021

UK's men's basketball lost to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the second round of the SEC tournament on March 11, ending a season of trials and mishaps and essentially costing Kentucky any chance of...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Askew (2) loses the ball during the University of Kentucky vs. University of Kansas mens basketball game at the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kansas won 65-62. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

What went right in Kentucky’s wins

Barkley Truax March 10, 2021

Now sitting at 8 – 9 following Kentucky’s victory over South Carolina, this season’s record has been the reverse of men’s basketball’s usual performances. Instead of expecting (and getting) wins,...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari puts his head in his hands during the University of Kentucky vs. University of Kansas mens basketball game at the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kansas won 65-62. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky falls to Auburn on road; drops to 4-8 on season

Braden Ramsey January 16, 2021

The Cats followed up an awful performance against Alabama on Tuesday night with another poor outing Saturday afternoon, hitting just 40% of their shots in their 66-59 loss to the Crimson Tide’s in-state...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Askew (2) guards his man during the University of Kentucky vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 85-65. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky falls to Alabama 85-65, suffers first conference loss

Barkley Truax January 13, 2021

In a battle between two of the SEC's unbeaten squads, the home team hardly got going. Kentucky never led against Alabama, who took down the Wildcats 85-65 in Rupp Arena on Tuesday night.“Not one of our...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) lays the ball up during the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 77-74. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky defeats Vanderbilt 77-74, now 2-0 in SEC play

Eric Decker January 6, 2021

A continually materializing theme throughout Kentucky’s dreadful start is if the Cats want to win, it’s the “veterans” on the team, not the touted youngsters, who will have to carry the load. Tonight,...

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