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Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters after the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

COLUMN: Kentucky mens basketball’s Kansas State loss marks full-circle moment for program

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 26, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball’s 2023 NCAA Tournament loss to Kansas State was undeniably disappointing based on the flow of the game up to that point, but the matchup against K-State also signified an important...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) celebrates during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kentucky won 61-53. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky mens basketball wins NCAA tournament game for first time since 2019

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball’s win over Providence in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament signified more than just advancing in the “big dance.” The win marked the first time the Wildcats have...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) shoots the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

PHOTOS: No. 6 Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament run ends with 75-69 loss to No. 3 Kansas State

Jack Weaver and Samuel Colmar March 19, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky was defeated 75-69 by the No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Postgame:

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) shoots the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

At the buzzer: No. 3 Kansas State defeats Kentucky mens basketball 75-69 in NCAA Tournament Round of 32

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 19, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball was defeated 75-69 by No. 3 Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 on Sunday. The Wildcats entered the matchup just days after securing their first NCAA Tournament...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) shoots the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kentucky won 61-53. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

PHOTOS: No. 6 Kentucky defeats No. 11 Providence 61-53, advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

Jack Weaver and Samuel Colmar March 18, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky defeated the No. 11 Providence Friars in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Wildcats advance to...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) celebrates on the bench during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kentucky won 61-53. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

At the buzzer: Kentucky mens basketball defeats Providence 61-53 in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 17, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball defeated the No. 11 seeded Providence Friars 61-53 in the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The Wildcats entered the game as the No. 6 seed in the East section of...

The Kentucky Wildcats practice ahead of the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

PHOTOS: No. 6 Kentucky prepares for first round of NCAA Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum

Jack Weaver and Samuel Colmar March 17, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky mens basketball hosted media opportunities and an open practice on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Wildcats face No. 11 Providence...

VIDEO: Kentucky mens basketball reacts to Selection Sunday results

Jack Weaver, Photo Editor March 15, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball players and staff gathered at head coach John Calipari's home on Sunday, March 12, 2023, to watch the Selection Sunday show. The Wildcats received the No. 6 seed, facing No. 11...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari watches on during the No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Vanderbilt mens basketball game in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt won 80-73. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Silver linings: how Kentucky’s loss to Vanderbilt may signify NCAA Tournament success

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 13, 2023

Kentucky basketball’s 80-73 loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals was undeniably disappointing for the Wildcat fans in attendance.  Despite that, the loss may have been one of the...

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...

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