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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Kernel Photo Editor Jonathan Krueger at Rupp Arena as Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

A Kernelite immortalized: Jonathan Krueger’s memory endures at UK

Corrie McCroskey April 7, 2022

To his family and friends, Jonathan Krueger was a true light; someone who “never knew a stranger,” was obsessed with Red Bull, craved adrenaline rushes and lived every day with a full and fierce heart.On...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe, left, and head coach John Calipari, right, hold their heads in their hands during a press conference after 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

Reflecting on Kentucky’s historic loss to Saint Peter’s

Hunter Shelton March 31, 2022

After receiving a thumping at the hands of North Carolina in the Elite Eight, Saint Peter’s all-time Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end.Shaheen Holloway, Doug Edert, Peter the Peacock...

Kentucky forward Dreuna Edwards (44) reacts to a foul call during the UK vs. Princeton womens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Princeton won 69-62. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky loses to Princeton 69-62 in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

Cole Parke March 19, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—No. 6 seeded Kentucky fell short 69-62 to No. 11 Princeton in the Round of 64 in Bloomington, Indiana, ending the Wildcats' season.The loss ends what was a 10-game winning streak for...

Kenny Payne talks to guard Charles Matthews on the sidelines during the UK vs. Mississippi State mens basketball game on Jan. 20, 2015, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence | Staff

Column: The state of college hoops in Kentucky is shifting, and it’s not in favor of UK

Hunter Shelton March 18, 2022

The state of mens college basketball in Kentucky is subject to undergo a dramatic shift in the lead up to next season. Yes, the season isn't entirely over for the Bluegrass. Murray State will attempt...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) cries while walking off the court after 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

Does Kentucky’s loss to Saint Peter’s make Oscar Tshiebwe’s decision any easier?

Hunter Shelton March 18, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—Oscar Tshiebwe doesn't know if Thursday night was his final time suiting up in a Kentucky uniform. Neither does John Calipari. "He and I will sit down in the next day or two to figure out...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) lays on the ground 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

Column: The moment was too big for Kentucky

Hunter Shelton March 18, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—Despite having his oldest team in his 13 years at Kentucky, John Calipari couldn't prepare his team for Thursday night, no matter how hard he tried. "My whole thing coming in, because I...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari coaches forwards Keion Brooks Jr. (12) and Lance Ware (55) 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 Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. UK lost 85-79. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Saint Peter’s Day: Kentucky stunned by Peacocks 85-79 in NCAA Tournament

Hunter Shelton March 17, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—For the third year in a row, Kentucky basketball has failed to win a game in the big dance. The No. 2 seeded Wildcats were stunned by the No. 15 seed Saint Peter's Peacocks 85-79 in overtime...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) boxes out Mississippi Rebels forward Luis Rodriguez (15) 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 Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaheen Holloway isn’t sure how to handle Oscar Tshiebwe

Hunter Shelton March 17, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—Saint Peter's head coach Shaheen Holloway knows his team's plate is full on Thursday night against Kentucky. You've heard it all before. The small school gets its chance to make history...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, right, coaches forward Jacob Toppin (0) 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

Four pregame notes for Kentucky versus Saint Peter’s

Hunter Shelton March 17, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—It's tournament time. Kentucky is set to begin its quest for its ninth national championship in program history inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse against Saint Peter's University.Here are five...

Fans watch the Tennessee vs. Mississippi State game before the UK vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament quarterfinals mens basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘The mentality is to win the game.’ Saint Peter’s players undaunted by Kentucky

Hunter Shelton March 16, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—Saint Peter's players made one thing very clear ahead of Thursday's Round of 64 clash against Kentucky—the Peacocks will have a chip on their shoulders inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Junior...

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