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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel attempts a three during the game against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Buffalo 95-75. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Wenyen Gabriel opts to stay in NBA Draft

Kernel Sports Staff May 30, 2018

Wenyen Gabriel, the 6-7 UK basketball forward, has declared his intent on Wednesday to remain in the 2018 NBA Draft, effectively ending his UK basketball career.Gabriel, one of the two rotation sophomores...

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Between the Blue and White Lines: Point Guards and Special Hearing

Kernel Sports Staff April 11, 2018

Chris, Ryan and Chase sit down to discuss what the addition of Ashton Hagans means for the UK basketball team, as well as the departure of Sacha Killeya-Jones. They preview the Blue-White Spring game,...

Kentucky sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones smiles during media interviews in the locker room after the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Killeya-Jones transferring from UK

Kernel Sports Staff April 9, 2018

After finishing the 2017-2018 on a high-note, sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones announced on twitter that he has asked for his release from UK and plans to transfer.The news comes just hours after...

Between the Blue and White Lines: Who goes? Assessing P.J. Washington

Between the Blue and White Lines: Who goes? Assessing P.J. Washington

Kernel Sports Staff March 23, 2018

Chris and Chase sit down after UK's 58-61 loss to Kansas State in Atlanta to talk NBA Draft, P.J. Washington and next year's basketball team.

Hayden Hooper stands with his brother Holden (left), his grandfather, his nana, his mom and dad. 

‘UK Band Guy’ reflects on the 24 hours after his moment of fame

March 16, 2018

I am Hayden Hooper.I am a UK journalism student, and an opinions editor for the Kentucky Kernel.Now, thanks to Twitter and the UK versus Davidson game, I am a meme.I am “UK Band Guy.”I have been a...

The Kentucky mens basketball team celebrates after the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

During SEC tournament, UK shows fight to win any game

March 11, 2018

Exactly one month plus a day ago, Kentucky lost its third straight game for the first time in the John Calipari-era. They Cats would go on to lose their next game to open up talks about a possible NIT...

Kentucky sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel celebrates after a basket during the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK basketball wins 31st SEC Tournament to cap off weekend

Braden Ramsey March 11, 2018

In a game of runs that came down to the wire, the four-seed Kentucky basketball team defeated the two-seed Tennessee Volunteers 77-72 to claim their 31st SEC Championship title, in a what was a hotly contested...

Between the Blue and White Lines Episode 15: People on Buckets Watching People Get Buckets

Between the Blue and White Lines Episode 15: People on Buckets Watching People Get Buckets

KY Kernel Sports March 10, 2018

The guys sit down to talk about UK's domination of Alabama, and discuss their expectations for the championship round. They also decide what the new norm is for the Cats.

Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander celebrates after making a basket during the game against Georgia in the SEC tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 9, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky won 62-49. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Analysis of UK’s defensive performance against Georgia

March 9, 2018

Kentucky might’ve kicked off their SEC Tournament run on Friday, but UK’s quarterfinal opponent had been playing since Wednesday, and the Cats knew that.As a result, UK’s game plan was to pressure...

Kentucky sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones shoots a free throw during the game against Georgia in the SEC tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 9, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky won 62-49. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

How the Cats survived without Vanderbilt

March 9, 2018

In their first SEC Tournament game of the year, the Cats had to start their trail to a 32nd SEC Championship without hustling sixth man Jarred Vanderbilt.Due to a leg injury, he sat out of UK’s quarterfinal...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives down the lane during the game against Florida Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Florida defeated Kentucky 66-64. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Why next year is looking like a 2015 remake for UK basketball

January 22, 2018

We all remember the heartache that was the 2014 national championship and 2015 Final Four, but fans don’t realize we might have another shot at being elite again. Not 38-1 elite, but a caliber to rise...

Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox looks for a pass game against Texas A&M on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 74-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Foul trouble plagues UK in loss to South Carolina

January 16, 2018

The Kentucky basketball team, which has played four of its first five SEC games on the road, wasn’t able to achieve its third road win of the season, as the Cars fell at South Carolina on Tuesday...

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