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Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) gestures at guard Kareem Watkins (25) during introductions before the Kentucky vs. Auburn mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 86-54. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘If you have faith, you have everything.’ Oscar Tshiebwe finds God on and off the basketball court

Samantha Money, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Going from growing up in a hometown over 7,000 miles away to finding a home in Kentucky basketball, Oscar Tshiebwe traveled to America with very little English but a lot of faith in God. Discovered...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) gets fouled in the air 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

Cats seek tone-setting win in Champions Classic

Samantha Money, Asst. Sports Editor November 11, 2022

The annual Champions Classic is just around the corner with No. 4 Kentucky basketball set to take on the Michigan State Spartans. Played inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, the event...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) blocks out an opponent under the basket 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

UK mens basketball will host Howard to start highly anticipated season

Cole Parke, Sports Editor November 4, 2022

Starting No. 4 overall in the preseason poll, Kentucky basketball looks to open its season with one thing on its mind: bringing the ninth national championship to Lexington. Kentucky fans may be getting...

St. Peters Peacocks guard Jaylen Murray (32) and Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) reach for a loose ball 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

How Kentucky’s loss to Saint Peter’s is preparing the team for the upcoming season

Tyler Russell, Reporter November 4, 2022

The pain and embarrassment Kentucky basketball fans and players alike felt after being eliminated by No. 15 Saint Peter’s in last season’s NCAA Tournament is far from forgotten. With a new season on...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) acknowledges fans after the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bahama beatdown: Wildcats rout Dominican Republic 108-56 to kick off Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 11, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball completed its first game of the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating the Dominican Republic national team 108-56 on Wednesday. With all eyes on Kentucky following...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) reacts after missing a dunk 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

Tshiebwe’s 30 points not enough as No. 6 Kentucky loses 75-73 at No. 18 Arkansas

Hunter Shelton February 26, 2022

The Oscar Tshiebwe Express ran out of gas in Fayetteville, as No. 6 Kentucky (23-6, 12-4 Southeastern Conference) fell 75-73 to No. 18 Arkansas (23-6, 12-4 SEC) inside Bud Walton Arena.  Tshiebwe poured...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) dunks the ball during the UK vs. Mississippi State basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 82-74. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Across the (By)Line: Florida Gators

Hunter Shelton February 10, 2022

The “Across the (By)Line” series will give Kentucky basketball fans an in-depth look at their opponent for this week — from the mind of the opposing school’s sports editor.This week: Jesse Richardson,...

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