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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oliver Sarr (30) pivots with the ball during the UK vs. University of South Carolina men’s basketball game on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-64. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Olivier Sarr to join the Memphis Grizzlies Summer League team

Barkley Truax July 30, 2021

Every ‘Cat has landed in their new homes.After going undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft, Olivier Sarr is headed to Memphis. His Kentucky teammates Isaiah Jackson and Brandon Boston Jr. were drafted 22nd...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to his team during the UK vs. University of South Carolina men’s basketball game on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-64. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

2020-21 Men’s Basketball Player Decisions

Braden Ramsey March 20, 2021

The most recent John Calipari campaign did not go the way anyone in or around Big Blue Nation could have imagined. Despite that, the Cats boast a number of potential pro prospects, and have already seen...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Isaiah Jackson (23) celebrates a Keion Brooks (12) dunk 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 notches first win of February with victory over Auburn

Barkley Truax February 13, 2021

“Smile. What do you want this picture to look like?” John Calipari said he told his players throughout practice following their heartbreaking loss to Arkansas. They’re sure to be doing so tonight...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Askew (2) motions for a teammate 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

Wash, Rinse and Repeat: Offense stalls, Cats drop to 5-10 with loss to ‘Bama

Braden Ramsey January 26, 2021

Another game, another disheartening result. Kentucky fought valiantly down in Tuscaloosa, but scored only eight points in the final 7:24 of action, going ice cold at the absolute worst moment in its 70-59...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Olivier Sarr (30) walks off the court with his teammates after missing a game winning shot during the University of Kentucky vs. Notre Dame basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Notre Dame won 64-63. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Knox Co. Court asks for reallocation of taxes from UK following MBB statement

Braden Ramsey January 11, 2021

Earlier today, the Knox County Fiscal Court formed a resolution calling for Kentucky’s political leaders to reallocate tax funds from the University of Kentucky. The move comes in response to Kentucky’s...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) lays the ball up during the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 77-74. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky defeats Vanderbilt 77-74, now 2-0 in SEC play

Eric Decker January 5, 2021

A continually materializing theme throughout Kentucky’s dreadful start is if the Cats want to win, it’s the “veterans” on the team, not the touted youngsters, who will have to carry the load. Tonight,...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Brandon Boston Jr. (3) lays the ball up during the Kentucky vs. Morehead State mens basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 81-45. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

New Balance: Cats lifted to impressive win via complete, all-around effort

Braden Ramsey November 25, 2020

Coach Cal may have been worried about how this team would open the year when he spoke with the media on Monday morning. But after this dominant showing, he should sleep like a baby before his Thanksgiving...

Kentucky freshman forward Keion Brooks Jr. grabs a pass during the game against Florida on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 65-59. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Men’s basketball strives for nine ahead of 2020 – 2021 season

Barkley Truax November 24, 2020

In the Big Blue Nation, three things are guaranteed: death, taxes and Kentucky basketball.The 2019-20 season was halted abruptly due to the coronavirus pandemic. At long last, it’s once again basketball...

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New year, new roster: Men’s basketball players

Hunter Shelton November 24, 2020

If there is any group of fans used to learning an abundance of new names every basketball season, it’s Big Blue Nation.This year is no different, as 12 players will dawn Kentucky blue on the hardwood...

Kentucky freshman forward Keion Brooks Jr. grabs a pass during the game against Florida on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 65-59. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

2020-2021 Men’s basketball season predictions

Kernel Sports Editor Braden Ramsey, along with sports writers Eric Decker and Barkley Truax, offer up their thoughts on some important aspects of the Kentucky season. See what they predict for the 2020-2021...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at the Cats during the game against Eastern Tennessee State University on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 78-61. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Coach Cal worrisome ahead of Kentucky’s season opener

Barkley Truax November 24, 2020

Kentucky men’s basketball’s Sunday afternoon scrimmage was the “worst scrimmage since I’ve been the coach here,” according to John Calipari. As a result, he’s anxious as the season opener against...

Isaiah Jackson. Men’s basketball practice. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Isaiah Jackson aiming to be UK’s next premier freshman big

Grant Grubbs November 10, 2020

Isaiah Jackson is used to the spotlight. The standout big man averaged 19.7 points and an astounding 7.7 blocks per game his senior year at Waterford Mott High School. There were few on the court who could...

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