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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Kellan Grady (31) celebrates after making a 3-pointer during 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

Kellan Grady looking to regain form in NCAA Tournament

Hunter Shelton March 16, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—Kellan Grady is trying to avoid another sub-par performance on Thursday against Saint Peter's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. There are a few words that one could use to describe...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari pumps his fist after a play 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

Calipari: Kentucky “locked in” ahead of Round of 64 matchup against Saint Peter’s

Hunter Shelton March 16, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS—John Calipari has taken plenty of positive from Kentucky's defeat to Tennessee in the SEC Tournament ahead of Thursday's Round of 64 matchup against Saint Peter's. "Getting beat in the...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Bryce Hopkins (23) celebrates after giving his team the lead during the UK vs. Louisiana State University mens basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 71-66. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Column: Is Kentucky as deep as Calipari says it is?

Hunter Shelton March 15, 2022

With tip-off between Kentucky and Saint Peter’s in the Round of 64 in the 2022 NCAA Tournament less than 72 hours away, it’s time to ask the question: Can Kentucky really win it all? Well, sure they...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) celebrates a TyTy Washington Jr. (3) 3-pointer during 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

Get to know the Saint Peter’s Peacocks

Hunter Shelton March 14, 2022

Kentucky's first challenger of the 2022 NCAA Tournament has been revealed: The Saint Peter's Peacocks. Hailing out of Jersey City, New Jersey, the Peacocks are making their fourth ever appearance in...

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