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Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe calms down head coach John Calipari as he reacts to a call during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Sweet 16 at FedExForum on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Memphis, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Isaiah Briscoe inks his first NBA deal

Kernel Sports Staff July 5, 2018

Former UK basketball guard Isaiah Briscoe has agreed to his first NBA deal with the Orlando Magic after an outstanding season with Estonian team Kalev, first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.For...

Freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gets ready to pass the ball during the game against Georgia on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66 to 61. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

UK basketball set to face Maten and the Bulldogs

AJ Harris March 8, 2018

For the second time this season, UK men’s basketball (21-10, 10-8) will face Georgia (18-14, 7-11), this time for a chance to advance in the SEC Tournament to the semifinals. This will be UK’s first...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe drives up the court against North Carolina Tar Heels guard Nate Britt during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on Friday March 24, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Briscoe agrees to deal with the Trail Blazers

Sports Staff September 13, 2017

Former UK basketball player Isaiah Briscoe has reportedly agreed to a training camp deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to ESPN. Details of the contract have not been announced yet, but Briscoe...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Malik Monk puts up a layup against the UCLA Bruins during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Sweet 16 at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on Friday March 24, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Cats dominate in the 2017 NBA Draft

Chase Campbell June 22, 2017

It’s a common story for the John Calipari-era Cats. Freshmen come to UK to play basketball and dazzle the nation before heading off to showcase their skills in the NBA. Thursday evening, three more Cats...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe walks during introductions prior to the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Memphis, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Briscoe heading to the pros after declaring for NBA draft.

Kernel Sports Staff April 6, 2017

The fourth player from last season's UK men’s basketball roster has declared for the NBA draft, as Isaiah Briscoe announced his intentions to go to the professional league Thursday morning.Briscoe also...

Position Preview for UK/UCLA rematch in the Sweet 16

Position Preview for UK/UCLA rematch in the Sweet 16

Anthony Crawford March 22, 2017

The story of the game in March is to survive and advance, and UK men’s basketball did just that this past weekend in Indianapolis. The Cats now move on, following wins over Northern Kentucky and Wichita...

Freshman guard Malik Monk shoots the ball during the first round game against NKU at Bakers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, In. Kentucky defeated NKU to advance to the second round 79-70. The Cats will play Wichita State on Sunday.

Putting the rematch aspect aside, UK should focus on itself in Wichita State matchup

Anthony Crawford March 18, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — As soon as the buzzer sounded late Friday night and the matchup between Wichita State and UK was set, the theme became a rematch of the thriller from the second round game in 2014. Pushing...

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NCAA First Round: No. 2 UK vs. No. 15 Northern Kentucky Game Breakdown

Anthony Crawford March 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — While the storyline surrounding the Northern Kentucky Norse in making their first NCAA Tournament the first year they were eligible for the postseason was great, it’ll be a short-lived...

Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe watches as a UCLA player shoots a free throw during the Wildcats game against the UCLA Bruins at Papa Johns Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Briscoe makes everything stick for UK

By Chris Angolia March 14, 2017

Teams that often succeed in March usually have multiple things in common; a steady point guard, a cold-blooded scorer, a post presence and a glue guy.At this point in the season, three of those four things...

Senior guard Dominique Hawkins smiles with the SEC Championship Trophy after the championship game of the SEC Tournament against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Nashville, Ky. Kentucky won the game 82-65 to win their third-straight SEC Championship.

Hawkins makes every possession count for UK, named to All-SEC Tournament team

Anthony Crawford March 12, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There’s been a change in roles that has occurred these last few weeks for UK men’s basketball as senior Dominique Hawkins has developed into the team’s sparkplug off the bench...

Freshman guard Malik Monk (5) celebrates with teammates after getting an and-one during the semifinal game of the SEC Tournament against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Nashville, Ky. Kentucky won the game 79-74.

UK finishes off Alabama, advances to SEC title game

Chris Angolia March 11, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The slow starts that UK looked to have done away with in Fridays win over Georgia resurfaced again on Saturday against Alabama in the SEC Tournament semifinals, but nonetheless the...

Freshman guard DeAaron Fox (0) is fouled during the semifinal game of the SEC Tournament against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Nashville, Ky. Kentucky won the game 79-74.

Fox plays the role of closer for UK in win over Alabama

Anthony Crawford March 11, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With under three minutes left in the game and the shot-clock winding down, UK freshman De’Aaron Fox had the play to sum up the game.After the team’s offense had been denied to...

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