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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) shoots the ball during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Wildcats sweep Big Blue Bahamas with 98-74 win over Bahamas national team

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball swept the Big Blue Bahamas pre-season event on Sunday with its 98-74 win over the Bahamas national team. Though their toughest test of the tournament, Kentucky still managed...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) dunks the ball during the UK vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-81. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Wildcats improve to 3-0 in Big Blue Bahamas after 118-56 win over Carleton

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball improved to 3-0 in the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating Carleton University 118-56 on Saturday. The lopsided victory marked the third consecutive 50-plus...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) calls out to his teammates during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball crushes Tec de Monterrey 102-40 in Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 12, 2022

Another day, another blowout for Kentucky mens basketball, who dominated Tec de Monterrey by 62 points on Thursday, just one day after throttling the Dominican Republic national team by 52. The game...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) acknowledges fans after the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bahama beatdown: Wildcats rout Dominican Republic 108-56 to kick off Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 11, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball completed its first game of the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating the Dominican Republic national team 108-56 on Wednesday. With all eyes on Kentucky following...

Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari talks to fans during an open practice and telethon benefitting flood victims in Eastern Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Calipari announces home-and-home series against Gonzaga

Cole Parke, Sports Editor August 2, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari announced Tuesday that Kentucky will challenge reigning No. 1 overall seeded Gonzaga in November. Calipari promised a “big announcement” prior to...

The Kentucky mens basketball team will hold a telethon and open practice on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, to benefit those impacted by flooding across eastern Kentucky. Via Twitter

Kentucky mens basketball telethon to benefit those impacted by Eastern Kentucky flooding

Ian Alvano August 1, 2022

The UK mens basketball team will host a telethon and an open practice on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to benefit the people of Eastern Kentucky who have been affected by the floods.  The telethon will air on LEX...

Kentucky players celebrate after the UK vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-81. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

No. 4 Kentucky stuns No. 25 Alabama 90-81 without Washington and Wheeler

Hunter Shelton February 19, 2022

Despite playing without its usual starting backcourt, No. 4 Kentucky willed its way past No. 25 Alabama on Saturday, defeating the Crimson Tide 90-81.  With the win, UK improved to 22-5 (11-3 SEC) on...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) complains about a foul call 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

Davion Mintz still finding his stride ahead of road test at LSU

Hunter Shelton January 3, 2022

Davion Mintz and No. 16 Kentucky are looking to keep the momentum going in the Wildcats’ second true-road game of the season on Tuesday against the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge. “Just another statement...

Kentucky Wildcats guard TyTy Washington Jr. (3) congratulates his teammate Kentucky Wildcats guard Kellan Grady (31) during the University of Kentucky vs. High Point basketball game on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jackson Dunavant | Staff

No. 18 Kentucky wins fourth straight; defeats High Point 92-48

Jaron Centers December 31, 2021

No. 18 Kentucky defeated the High Point Panthers 92-48 on Friday afternoon in the Cats’ final game of 2021. The Wildcats earned their 11th win of the season in their final tune-up game before the thick...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) watches his shot 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. 18 Kentucky crushes Missouri 83-56 in SEC opener

Hunter Shelton December 29, 2021

No. 18 Kentucky cruised in its SEC opener, powering past the Missouri Tigers, 83-56. The win improves Kentucky’s record to 10-2 (1-0 SEC) in the regular season.  Keion Brooks Jr. led the way for...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Kellan Grady (31) drives the ball into the paint during the UK vs Western Kentucky basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 95-60. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Hilltoppers toppled: No. 20 Kentucky race past WKU 95-60 behind Grady and Tshiebwe

Hunter Shelton December 22, 2021

No. 20 Kentucky improved to 9-2 on the regular season on Wednesday night following a 95-60 thrashing of Western Kentucky inside Rupp Arena. The win makes two in a row for the Wildcats after the...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari coaches his team from the sidelines during the UK vs. Miles College exhibition basketball game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 80-71. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Preview: Western Kentucky step-in for Louisville; set to face UK in Rupp Arena

Scott Clarke December 20, 2021

After the 55th rendition of the Battle of the Bluegrass was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the Louisville program, the Kentucky Wildcats will now take on another in-state foe, the Western Kentucky...

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