KENTUCKY WILDCATS NEWS

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Cats roared back, rolled to win at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Kentucky could not have scripted a much worse start on the road in one of the SEC’s most hostile arenas, against an NCAA Tournament team, than to get crushed on the glass and give up three 3-pointers in the first three minutes to fall behind 11-0 at Arkansas on Tuesday night. And yet, the young Wildcats settled down and pretty well dominated the Razorbacks the...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

Kentucky whips Arkansas: Highlights, Box Score and Game MVP

This was arguably the best game UK has had all season. The Kentucky Wildcats have struggled on the road this year, especially in SEC play. Don’t tell Arkansas that. The Razorbacks saw a UK team we’ve only seen glimpses of this season, one that looked every bit like the preseason top-10 team this group was pegged to be. Thanks to 23 points from Kevin Knox and 18 from Shai Gilgeous...
Via A Sea of Blue
5 hours ago

Kentucky basketball: Rebounding has been the difference

The Kentucky basketball team defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 87-72 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats outrebounded the Razorbacks 46-29. The Kentucky basketball team got a great win on the road against Arkansas on Tuesday night 87-72. The Cats dominated the Hogs on the boards. Kentucky grabbed 46 total rebounds, including 18 on the offensive glass. The […] Kentucky basketball: Rebounding...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
5 hours ago

WATCH: MBB: Kentucky 87, Arkansas 72

The Wildcats rally from an early deficit to win in convincing fashion in Fayetteville.
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knox leads Kentucky's second-half surge in win at Arkansas

Kevin Knox scored 23 points and Kentucky used a 31-11 run to end the game to win its second straight with an 87-72 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night. The win is the sixth straight over the Razorbacks for the Wildcats (19-9, 8-7 Southeastern Conference), who avoided losing five out of six games for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Knox was one of five players to finish...
Via AP on Yahoo
5 hours ago

Kentucky blitzes Arkansas: 3 things to know and postgame chatter

The Cats looked mighty impressive on the road against a very good Arkansas team. The Kentucky Wildcats just finished one of their most impressive wins of the 2017-18 season. It came on the road against a surging Arkansas Razorbacks squad that had won four straight, but the Cats ended that with a convincing 87-72 win. UK is now back over .500 in SEC play. Are they finally coming...
Via A Sea of Blue
5 hours ago

Kevin Knox leads the Kentucky basketball team over Arkansas

The Kentucky basketball team was down 11-0 to start the game, but a dominant second half performance helped UK helped the Cats grab a crucial road win. The Wildcats defeated Arkansas 87-72. The Kentucky basketball team, led by Kevin Knox’s 23 points, dominated Arkansas after halftime. The Wildcats defeated the Razorbacks 87-72. Kentucky outrebounded Arkansas […] Kevin Knox leads...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
5 hours ago

Arkansas’ late collapse dooms basketball Hogs against Kentucky…again

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On paper this is the worst Kentucky team since John Calipari’s been the coach. Even in the enviorns of Hog-friendly Bud Walton Arena, the Arkansas basketball team could not best its nemesis. Kentucky won for the sixth straight time over Arkansas and pulled itself into a tie with the Razorbacks in the SEC standings after an 87-72 win Tuesday night. The reality...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

Kentucky’s Nick Mingione on Mississippi State coaching speculation: ‘Why wouldn’t they say my name?’

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One year after Nick Mingione transformed Kentucky baseball into a national contender, and just five games into the 8th-ranked Wildcats’ 2018 campaign, comes a sense of uncertainty as Mingione’s name will undoubtedly be on the shortlist for the Mississippi State job this summer. “Yeah you know what, it’s a sad deal for everybody, right?” Mingione said when asked Tuesday...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

Kentucky-Arkansas basketball: Live updates, score, stats (February 20, 2018)

Kentucky basketball plays at Arkansas at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Follow along below for the score, live updates and stats from the game. Kentucky-Arkansas score, live updates, stats Kentucky-Arkansas game time, details Time: 9 p.m. ET Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Location: Bud Walton Arena (19,200) Records: Kentucky 18-9, 7-7 SEC; Arkansas 19-8, 8-6...
Via SEC Country
9 hours ago

Follow live: Kentucky travels to Arkansas in battle for SEC positioning

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Wildcats face the Razorbacks, winners of their last four games.
Via ESPN
11 hours ago

James Wiseman talks reclassification; could be in college for 2 years

If James Wiseman joins the 2018 class, it could be a game-changer for multiple seasons. Kyle Tucker of SEC Country recently spent some time with top 2019 recruit James Wiseman and his family. Among many things to come from that conversation, Wiseman continues to leave the door open to reclassifying to the 2018 class. When asked directly about the possibility of this being his...
Via A Sea of Blue
14 hours ago

Former Kentucky baseball coach Gary Henderson named interim coach at Mississippi State

Gary Henderson, who coached Kentucky baseball for eight seasons, has been named interim head coach at Mississippi State following the abrupt resignation of coach Andy Cannizaro. This is Henderson’s second season in Starkville, Miss. He resigned as Kentucky’s coach following the 2016 season. He served as Mississippi State’s pitching coach last season. Kentucky has more ties than just...
Via SEC Country
17 hours ago

Kentucky Football adds 3 preferred walk-ons

Kentucky has had big contributions from walk-on players in recent years The Kentucky Wildcats football team will be welcoming on three preferred walk-on players from the state of Kentucky. Christian County quarterback Kolbe Langhi, Paintsville Lineman Tyler Couch, and North Oldham wide receiver Tyler Beisner will be part of the Wildcats squad next season. Langhi racked up more...
Via A Sea of Blue
17 hours ago

Report: Former Kentucky player Malik Monk involved in car crash

Former Kentucky basketball player Malik Monk was involved in a car crash early Sunday morning, according to a report by TMZ. The accident happened in Monk’s home state of Arkansas. According to the police documents obtained by TMZ, Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas at 5:46 a.m. on Sunday morning, when his red 2002 Lexus L43 ran off the road and crashed into a gate...
Via SEC Country
18 hours ago

Kentucky basketball: Meet James Wiseman, who could be the Cats’ next great big man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In the shadow of eight championship banners, the 6-foot-11 center with potential to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft goes to work. It’s an intrasquad scrimmage days before his team launches another title run, and the big man has become the go-to guy in just one season. He has nimble feet, smooth moves and a burgeoning mean streak that has made him more unstoppable...
Via SEC Country
19 hours ago

Kentucky football: Analyzing significant weight changes on 2018 roster

Kentucky football’s 2018 roster doesn’t reveal any personnel changes, but there are significant changes when it comes to weight listings — some of which could ultimately lead to position changes. Roster measurements are often inexact, but players’ weights have been updated on the Wildcats’ 2018 roster. Twenty-one Kentucky players had weight changes of 10 or more pounds when compared...
Via SEC Country
20 hours ago

Kentucky football: 2019 commit Keontra Smith says Miami offer is ‘game changer’

Kentucky will be in a fight to keep its lone 2019 commitment. Four-star safety Keontra Smith committed to the Wildcats in June, but Smith called his recent offer from hometown Miami a “game changer.” “[Miami] was the dream school,” Smith told David Wilson of our sister site DieHards.com. “I was waiting on that offer since I was a freshman. It’s a game changer. I’m still committed...
Via SEC Country
21 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball Freeze Frame: The Kevin Knox Baseline Curl 

The play has been nearly unstoppable, so we break it down frame by frame. As Kevin Knox goes, so goes the Kentucky Wildcats. Knox is leading the team in scoring, averaging over 15 points per game for a Wildcats offense that desperately needs a go to scorer. However, in conference play Knox’s average has dipped to 13.8 PPG. A lot of Knox’s points are scored in catch and shoot situations...
Via A Sea of Blue
22 hours ago

Kentucky basketball: Game preview, 3 keys vs Arkansas

UK is traveling west to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. Can the Kentucky basketball team upset the Hogs at home? The Kentucky basketball team stopped their losing streak at 4 last weekend against Alabama. The Cats defeated the Crimson Tide 81-71. Now the Wildcats face another challenger, the Arkansas Razorbacks. Will UK win […] Kentucky basketball: Game preview,...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
22 hours ago

SEC Championships: Kentucky women finish fourth; men finish ninth

The Wildcats posted three individual conference titles and six total podium appearances. Yesterday marked the end of the SEC Swimming Championships. The Kentucky Wildcats had a great final day and will be sending several swimmers to the NCAA Championships next month. The day was topped yet again by sophomore Asia Seidt’s gold medal in the 200-yard backstroke. Seidt successfully...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

ESPN’s Seth Greenberg makes interesting NCAA Tournament prediction for Kentucky

Seth Greenberg dropped his take about Kentucky’s potential in the NCAA Tournament. On Monday, the former men’s college basketball coach and current ESPN analyst appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show and spoke about the Wildcats’ ability to contend come March. Kentucky is 18-9 overall and 7-7 in the SEC, so things have looked a little dicey for John Calipari’s team this season. Still...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Kentucky basketball: ‘Whole mood’ changed for Wildcats after Alabama win

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s 81-71 win against Alabama on Saturday snapped a four-game losing streak and slowed any talk of missing the NCAA Tournament. But it also changed things in a less concrete way for the Wildcats. “It cleared the air, definitely,” sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel said Monday. “It makes the whole mood change the day after the game. It feels like we haven’t had...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Where UK stands in new AP Top 25 Poll & ESPN Power Rankings

A wealth of top 10 went down, leading to some big shakeups in the new polls. The latest AP Top 25 poll is out, and the Kentucky Wildcats are still on the outside looking in. After going 1-1 last week against the likes of Auburn and Alabama, the Cats were unable to squeak back into the top 25, despite what was an overall good week. They played well on the road against a top-10...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

Bracketology: Kentucky Wildcats on the rise

The Cats are climbing up the seed projections. After snapping the longest losing skid of the Calipari era with Saturday’s victory over Alabama, Kentucky moved from an eight seed to a six seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology projections for the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The long-time ESPN college hoops analyst has Kentucky playing the winner of Baylor/St. Bonaventure in the first...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago
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