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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) passes the ball during the UK vs. Saint Peter’s mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Gainbridge Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. UK lost 85-79 in overtime. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Keion Brooks Jr reportedly entering the transfer portal

Hunter Shelton April 29, 2022

After three seasons in Lexington, Keion Brooks Jr will look to complete his college career elsewhere. First reported by On3, the Fort Wayne, Indiana native has entered the transfer portal. The announcement...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells at his team during the UK vs. Wesleyan exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 95-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky picked to win SEC title amongst talented conference

Scott Clarke November 4, 2021

Kentucky men’s basketball landed at No. 10 in the AP Preseason Top 25 Poll and was selected to win the 2022 Southeastern Conference title by the league’s media.If the prediction is true, it would be...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells at his team during the UK vs. Wesleyan exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 95-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Cons outweigh pros for Calipari as UK defeat Wesleyan 95-72 in exhibition

Hunter Shelton October 29, 2021

No. 10 Kentucky defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 95-72 in the Wildcats’ first of two exhibition games before the regular season. Five Wildcats finished in double-figures scoring, headlined by 18 points from...

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...

A memorial is set up during a candlelight vigil in memory of Terrence Clarke on Friday, April 23, 2021, outside of the Wildcat Coal Lodge in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Candlelight vigil held in remembrance of Terrence Clarke

Barkley Truax April 23, 2021

With heavy hearts, the men's basketball team gathered outside of their dorm on Friday night to lead a vigil for Terrence Clarke, the former Kentucky men's basketball player who died early Thursday afternoon...

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 forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) dunks a rebound in during the University of Kentucky vs. Auburn mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 82-80. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky falls to Ole Miss 70-62 in final road game of the season

Barkley Truax March 3, 2021

A tale that’s all too familiar to BBN as of late - Kentucky loses again. “If you fight, you win,” head coach John Calipari said after the game. That’s not what he saw out of his team, however. Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Askew (2) walks off of the court after the University of Kentucky vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 71-67. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky drops Florida rematch on Senior Day

Braden Ramsey February 27, 2021

Looking to go against the grain of its season by claiming a fourth straight victory, the Cats reverted back to old habits and crushed any restored hope of an unfathomable at-large bid in their 71-67 loss...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to his team on the sideline 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

Cats fall to Arkansas, drop to 11th in the SEC

Eric Decker February 9, 2021

John Calipari’s crew suffered through their seventh conference loss of the season, this time losing to Eric Musselman’s Arkansas squad in heartbreaking fashion 81-80. Just when it appeared the Cats...

Tennessee Volunteers guard Keon Johnson (45) hangs on the rim after dunking the ball during the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 82-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Orange Crush: Vols trounce Cats behind super freshmen Johnson and Springer

Braden Ramsey February 7, 2021

Devin Askew snatched the ball away from Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi, spun up the floor, and tossed a pass Tom Brady would have admired into the hands of B.J. Boston. The five-star recruit, out in front...

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...

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