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Kentucky sophomore Ashton Hagans works on his offense, leadership

Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans showed he was one of the most promising guards in college basketball last year, playing tough on-ball defense and his ability to distribute the basketball.


Kentucky to visit Texas Tech in 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Other matchups include Kansas …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Record-setting Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, 38, dies

Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. …


John Calipari signs $86 million, 10-year extension with Kentucky

Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Auburn tops Kentucky 77-71 in OT for first Final Four trip

Drawing inspiration from injured forward Chuma Okeke, the No. 5 seed Auburn Tigers finished off a joyful romp through college basketball royalty by bringing down the winningest program of all. …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Michigan State knocks off Duke to reach Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four. The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Duke avoids upset, edges Virginia Tech 75-73 in Sweet 16

Zion Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Late 3-pointer lifts Kentucky over Houston, to Elite 8

Tyler Herro hit a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds left to give Kentucky the lead after Houston had erased a double-digit lead, and the Wildcats escaped their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1. …


Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Kentucky ends No. 1 Tennessee’s 19-game win streak

PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and No. 5 Kentucky upset No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Volunteers’ 19-game winning streak.


Benny Snell Jr. runs wild, No. 16 Kentucky holds off No. 13 Penn State

Benny Snell Jr. ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns to become Kentucky’s career rushing leader and help the 16th-ranked Wildcats wrap up their best season in more than four …


Former 5-star recruit Quade Green transferring from Kentucky to Washington

Christmas arrived early on Montlake for the Huskies, who received a tremendous gift when Kentucky point guard Quade Green verbally committed to Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Loaded Gonzaga nabs No. 3 spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll

The games haven’t even started yet, but Gonzaga has gone where no Gonzaga team has gone before. The Zags checked in at No. 3 in the AP men’s basketball poll, …


AP Top 25: Kentucky Wildcats enter rankings for first time since ’07

After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover. Five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Kentucky’s Wenyen Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9 sophomore said …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

Gritty K-State delivers another upset, 61-58 over Kentucky

Demeaned by many pundits as the worst team still alive in the NCAA Tournament, ninth-seeded Kansas State got 22 points from Xavier Sneed and gave the South Regional one more …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Young and talented: Kentucky stops Buffalo cold, 95-75

Kentucky put an end to any upset talk on its watch Saturday, getting 27 points, six rebounds and six assists from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in a 95-75 pullaway from scrappy, veteran …


Kentucky tops Davidson despite end to 1,047-game 3-pointer streak

Kentucky topped Davidson 78-73 in the NCAA tournament Thursday despite failing to make a single 3-pointer, snapping a nation-best streak of 1,047 games with a 3 that began in 1988.


Bluegrass baseball showdown features pair of pitching aces

The Bluegrass rivalry extends beyond football and basketball. Kentucky and Louisville will meet in an NCAA baseball super regional with a berth in the College World Series on the line. …


Kentucky’s Malik Monk becomes 2nd Wildcat to enter NBA draft

Kentucky guard Malik Monk says he will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent. He’s the second Wildcats’ freshman in as many days to announce his departure for the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels’ second straight trip to the Final Four, winning …


North Carolina, Kentucky face off again for Final Four berth

Top-seeded North Carolina and No. 2 seed Kentucky will meet Sunday in the South Regional final that will make more history featuring teams with the most combined NCAA Tournament wins.


Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball’s goliaths for a spot in the …


Kentucky’s kids rally for 65-62 win over Wichita State

Bam Adebayo timed it perfectly, slapping the shot away with his right hand less than a second before the buzzer sounded. For the 13th game in a row, Kentucky’s fabulous …


Freshmen lead Kentucky over Northern Kentucky 79-70

Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 18 rebounds on Friday night as Kentucky overcame plenty of freshmen mistakes and beat stubborn Northern Kentucky 79-70 in the South Region of the …


No. 8 Kentucky outlasts Alabama 79-74 in SEC semifinal

De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 28 points, including seven straight down the stretch, and Malik Monk added 20 to lift No. 8 Kentucky past Alabama 79-74 in the Southeastern Conference …


Kentucky beats Texas A&M, wins SEC regular-season title

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 9 Kentucky won its fifth Southeastern Conference regular-season title in coach John Calipari’s eight seasons on Saturday. He was hardly ready to celebrate. “We haven’t …


No. 22 Kentucky eyes another 20-win season after upheaval

No. 22 Kentucky is on the brink of another 20-win season and another NCAA Tournament appearance. To get to 20 wins during the regular season the Wildcats have topple third-ranked …


Kasey Hill, No. 24 Florida shred 8th-ranked Kentucky 88-66

Speedy point guard Kasey Hill shredded Kentucky for a career-high-tying 21 points, Devin Robinson added 16 and No. 24 Florida beat the eighth-ranked Wildcats 88-66 Saturday night, giving coach Mike …


No. 2 Kansas rallies past No. 4 Kentucky in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Frank Mason III scored 21 points, Josh Jackson had 20 points and a pair of big 3-pointers and No. 2 Kansas rallied past No. 4 Kentucky 79-73 on Saturday night …