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Kentucky Kernel

The Kentucky wildcats mens basketball team walks of the court after the SEC tournament semifinals game against Tennessee on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky lost 78-82. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK loses a healthy Reid Travis to foul trouble in loss to UT

March 16, 2019

“The guys had my back and said we’re going to let you lead us and I did and made the move and he fouled out. I said some vulgar things that I should probably take back,” Tennessee’s Grant Williams...

Kentucky freshman guard Ashton Hagans controls the ball on offense during the SEC tournament semifinals game against Tennessee on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky falls in Tennessee rubber match

March 16, 2019

For the first time in the last five years, Kentucky will not be the SEC Tournament Champion. Tennessee took the rubber match, 82-78.For all the marbles in the series, a spot in the SEC Championship and...

Freshman guard Ashton Hagans attempts a three point shot. UK mens basketball team lost to LSU 73-71 with a last second shot at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Top SEC players could cause trouble for UK in tournament

Erika Bonner March 11, 2019

It’s March, which means it’s tournament time, which also means that any player could show up big at any moment. However, there are several players in the SEC who have given the Wildcats some problems,...

UTs team walks down the court while Immanuel Quickly walks by. UK mens basketball team lost to Tennessee 71-52 at Thompson Bowling Arena on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Cats embarrassed in Tennessee revenge game

March 2, 2019

Two weeks ago, the Tennessee Volunteer basketball team came into Rupp Arena as the No. 1 team in the country. They were dominated by Kentucky, and decided they’d return the favor against Kentucky at...

Kentucky and Tennessee players fight for a rebound during the game against Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 86-69. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK, Tennessee set for rematch in Knoxville

Jake Maynard March 1, 2019

Kentucky basketball travels to Knoxville Saturday for the team’s second matchup with Tennessee of the season. The No. 7 Volunteers have a 61.5% chance of victory, per ESPN. Kentucky won 86-69 against...

Sophomore forward PJ Washington analyzes Tennessees defense. No.5 UK mens basketball team defeated No.1 Tennessee 86-69 at Rupp Arena on Feb. 16, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Washington ‘used to’ physicality in UK’s 86-69 win over Tennessee

February 17, 2019

For most of the spectators watching the game, Kentucky’s 86-69 win over the no. 1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers was one of the most physical basketball games they’ve seen in a while. But Wildcat sophomore...

Kentucky sophomore forward PJ Washington celebrates after hitting a shot during the game against Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Cats topple No. 1 Tennessee in heavyweight battle

February 16, 2019

A battle of national heavyweights took Lexington by storm Saturday night, and the hometown UK men’s basketball team toppled the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers, 86-69.The Cats were led by scoring outbursts...

Freshman guard Immanuel Quickley shakes hands with Seth Greenberg during ESPN College GameDay at Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 16, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. No. 5 Kentucky will tip off with No.1 Tennessee at 8:00pm. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky set to face no. 1 team in the country against UT

Alex Weber February 16, 2019

For the second time in the past month, Lexington, Kentucky has played host for ESPN's College GameDay. In January's edition, Kentucky outplayed the Kansas Jayhawks 71-63. This time around, the College...

Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washing blocks Tennessee Volunteer forward Grant Williams shot during the first half of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday, January 6, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Scouting the Volunteers

Jake Maynard February 16, 2019

After a controversial loss following a last second LSU tip-in, the Kentucky Wildcats are poised to take on one of their biggest opponents of the year, the Tennessee Volunteers. Despite the Volunteers being...

Kentucky sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel celebrates after a basket during the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK basketball wins 31st SEC Tournament to cap off weekend

Braden Ramsey March 11, 2018

In a game of runs that came down to the wire, the four-seed Kentucky basketball team defeated the two-seed Tennessee Volunteers 77-72 to claim their 31st SEC Championship title, in a what was a hotly contested...

Tennessee played Arkansas in the SEC tournament semifinals on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

SEC Championship Scouting Report: UK vs. Tennessee

Braden Ramsey March 10, 2018

After dismantling the 9-seed Alabama Crimson Tide 86-63 in the SEC Tournament Semifinals, UK basketball (23-10, 10-8) advances to play Sunday against a familiar face: AP No. 13 ranked Tennessee (25-7,...

Freshman forward Kevin Knox dunks the ball during the game against Ole Miss on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 96-78. Photo by Hunter Mitchell.

Knox and Gilgeous-Alexander receive All-SEC honors

Kernel Sports Staff March 6, 2018

Before traveling to St. Louis for the SEC Tournament, Kentucky basketball’s Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander received honors from league coaches, with Knox being named to the First Team All-SEC...

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