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Kentucky Kernel

Freshman forward Derek willis blocks Wichita State guard Landry Shamet during the game against the Wichita State Shockers in the second round game of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, In. Kentucky defeated Wichita State 65-62 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Seniors make winning plays throughout win over Wichita State

Anthony Crawford March 19, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Against the tough, physical play from Wichita State, it was UK’s freshmen who sealed the game.Bam Adebayo, Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox combined for 41 of UK’s 65 points and the team’s...

Senior forward Derrick Willis proposed to his girlfriend Keely Potts prior to the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 73-67.

Seniors provide great moments for UK in comeback win over Vandy

Anthony Crawford March 1, 2017

The final score does not say enough about UK men’s basketball’s 73-67 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Senior Night. The slow start ended up only adding to the excitement that was capped off...

Freshman forward Bam Adebayo (3) and senior forward Derrick Willis (35) defend Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield (5) during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 83-58.

Cats outlast Bulldogs in Athens, win 82-77

Sadie Hobbs February 18, 2017

No. 13 UK men’s basketball pulled out a win once again against the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday evening. The Cats were moments away from revisiting an overtime with the Bulldogs, but managed to defeat the...

Sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe yells out a play during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 83-58.

UK shows signs of ‘reboot’ in rout of Tennessee

Chris Angolia February 14, 2017

When No. 13 UK men's basketball lost to Florida on Feb. 4, head coach John Calipari said that he knew his team had an issue after it lost to the Tennessee Volunteers in late January that began a stretch...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Malik Monk shoots a three during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Rupp Arena on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 92 to 72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Cats take care of Auburn, move to 5-0 in SEC play

Chris Angolia January 14, 2017

On the biggest day of college basketball so far this season, No. 6 UK did its job when it came to taking care of a conference opponent on its home floor just as Louisville, North Carolina and Kansas did...

Senior guard Mychal Mulder dunks the ball during the game against Valpo at Rupp Arena on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 87-63. Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff 

Cats quiet Peters, seniors shine in win over Valpo

Chris Angolia December 7, 2016

If the fans had any questions about how No. 6 UK would respond following Saturday’s loss to now No. 2 UCLA, the Cats answered them with an 87-63 rout of a seven-win Valparaiso team Wednesday night at...

Guard Shane Hammik drives the ball down the court during the game against Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 87-63. Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff 

Cats defense bounces back in win over Valpo

Anthony Crawford December 7, 2016

It was fair to be disappointed with No. 6 UK men’s basketball following its loss to UCLA over the weekend, but it’s also fair to be impressed with how the team responded the next game out, cruising...

Senior guard Mychal Mulder blocks Duquesne from scoring during the game against Duquesne at Rupp Arena on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 93-59. Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff 

The numbers game from UK’s win over Duquesne

Anthony Crawford November 21, 2016

No. 2 UK avoided any drop-off returning to Rupp Arena following a successful trip to New York City, beating the Duquesne Dukes 93-59 Sunday night.Here’s what the numbers say about the Cats’ victory:5-for-8:...

Freshman guard DeAaron Fox scores a basket during the Blue and White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Blue Team defeated the White Team 110-94. Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff 

Backcourt shines in Blue-White scrimmage

By Chris Angolia October 21, 2016

As many people wondered how this year's version of UK basketball would look, the Cats were able to give fans a glimpse in the annual Blue-White scrimmage. But in the Blue team's 110-94 victory Friday night,...

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