March 20, 2013 - 11:42am
After missing the NCAA tournament for the first time under John Calipari, the Kentucky Wildcats quickly demonstrated they had little interest in the NIT, falling to Robert Morris 59-57 in Moon Township PA Tuesday night.
In John Calipari’s first three seasons at UK he consistently recruited the top high school players, had multiple first round picks, and made a deep tournament run every year. Now he’s got some time on his hands as the listless Wildcats were bounced from the NIT in the first round by...
March 16, 2013 - 11:05am
After a thrilling victory over then #11 Florida last week, many thought UK was safely in the NCAA tournament. After falling to Vanderbilt they’re right back on the bubble.
All year the SEC has been about who you can’t lose to instead of who you can beat. Last night, Wildcat fans understood that better than ever.Riding high following their season-ending victory against Florida, Big Blue Nation took over Nashville expecting to see a deep run in the SEC tournament...
February 28, 2013 - 10:19am
Rupp Arena
UK showed no signs of a letdown coming off their huge win Saturday, jumping on Miss. St. early and cruising to an easy victory Wednesday night.
UK had every reason to mail in this game. Matching the energy and effort from an overtime win in front of a raucous crowd and a national audience isn’t easy. Neither is staying focused on your opponent when they’re the worst in your conference and have the lowest RPI of any school in a...
February 24, 2013 - 12:32pm
Rupp Arena
Behind strong efforts by Alex Poythress, Julius Mays, and the Rupp Arena crowd, UK got its biggest win of the season by beating Missour 90-83 Saturday night.
Bolstered by what John Calipari called "as good a crowd and as impactful a crowd as he's ever coached (in front of) in a building"  UK got the signature win it needed Saturday night in Lexington. Julius Mays scored 24 points, including 8 in the overtime period, to lead four Cats...
February 21, 2013 - 10:34am
Rupp Arena
After a week that saw UK lose two games by a combined 47 points; and perhaps the best player in college basketball this year to a torn ACL, the Cats rebounded by holding on to defeat the Commodores 74-70 Wednesday night at Rupp Arena.
Just like we thought at the beginning of the season, right? UK gets a big night from a freshman center, including two key blocks late in the game, to beat a conference opponent and strengthen their tournament resume.Raise your hand if you had this thought at some point prior to last week about...