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Top 25 roundup: No. 19 Kentucky edges 3rd-ranked Louisville in OT

Nick Richards had 13 points, including seven consecutive ones in overtime, and No. 19 Kentucky scored the final eight points for a 78-70 victory over No. 3 Louisville on Saturday …


Top 25 roundup: Utah survives comeback try, knocks off No. 6 Kentucky 69-66

Timmy Allen hit a tiebreaking floater with 1:14 left and Utah dodged a comeback try by No. 6 Kentucky for a 69-66 victory Wednesday night.


Michigan, Kentucky schedule basketball game in London

Michigan and Kentucky have agreed to play a basketball game in London next season as part of a three-year deal that also includes a home-and-home series between the two programs.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Gonzaga stays put at No. 8 while rest of AP top 10 reshuffles

Two more blowouts didn’t change Gonzaga’s position in the AP college basketball poll.


John Calipari hopes Kentucky learns from loss to Evansville

Kentucky coach John Calipari has repeatedly insisted that high early rankings aren’t indicative of how much more work his young, talented teams have to put in at this time of …


Top 25 roundup: Evansville gets historic road win over No. 1 Kentucky

Sam Cunliffe scored 17 points, including two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, and Evansville silenced Rupp Arena with an improbable 67-64 victory over No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday night


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Gonzaga stays at No. 8 in AP rankings

Gonzaga held on to the eighth spot – the Zags are just two points in front of No. 9 Virginia – while Kentucky moved into the top spot after defeating …


Tyrese Maxey, No. 2 Kentucky topple top-ranked Michigan State

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …