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Texas Arlington latest team to fall victim to top-ranked Cats as Booker leads the way


  Devin Booker poured in 19 points for his second career scoring best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night’s 92-44 blowout at Rupp …

Kentucky women’s basketball squad will spend Thanksgiving at the Paradise Jam


  Kentucky’s women’s basketball team will spend its Thanksgiving break participating in the Paradise Jam, Reef Division, Thursday through Saturday in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The Wildcats will meet Illinois, Oklahoma and South Florida in the three-game event.   UK …

Baskets hard to find for Montana State as
No. 1 Kentucky soars to overwhelming win


  Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory at Rupp Arena.   The Wildcats (5-0) finished just …

Jamie Vaught: Bell County product Morris latest star from mountains to join UK Hoops


  In 40 years of UK varsity women’s basketball, the Wildcats — formerly called the Lady Kats — have featured a share of players from mountainous southeast Kentucky such as Stacey Reed (London), Sarah Elliott (McKee) and Geri Grigsby (East …

UK Hoops’ sixth straight top 20 recruiting class includes pair from the Bluegrass State


  Four of the nation’s top-rated recruits in Batouly Camara, Maci Morris, Taylor Murray and Morgan Rich have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Kentucky women’s basketball program and head coach Matthew Mitchell.   The class is …

Boston puts up a fight, but No. 1 Kentucky pulls away late behind Harrison, Booker


  Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15 and top-ranked Kentucky shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from Boston University for an 89-65 victory Friday night.   Three days after holding No. 5 Kansas to …

Lindsey leaves CoachCal.com to become
assistant director of media relations for UK


  Eric Lindsey, who has spent the last three years as editor of CoachCal.com, has been named Associate Director of Media Relations and will assume primary media responsibilities for the UK men’s basketball and women’s golf programs, athletics director Mitch …

Early scoring run, big edge on boards the difference as UK women handle Morehead


  No. 13 Kentucky opened the game on a 14-0 run and went on to defeat Morehead State 91-62 Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.   The Wildcats, coming off an impressive win over No. 8 Baylor on Monday night, improved to …

Top-ranked Kentucky holds Kansas to just 11 baskets in dominating win over Jayhawks


  Kentucky coach John Calipari made one simple adjustment to his game plan Tuesday night.   He scrapped the zone.   The Wildcats didn’t need it. Instead, a fierce man-to-man defense got No. 5 Kansas out of sync and No. …

Morehead’s Jones OVC Player of the Week; McKee gets Freshman of the Week honors


  Morehead State senior guard Almesha Jones and freshman forward Eriel McKee have earned Ohio Valley Conference weekly accolades.   Jones was named the league’s official Player of the Week and also earned the conference’s standout player honor from College …

High expectations aside, Thomas More coach Hans knows his Saints have a lot of work to do


By Terry Boehmker KyForward correspondent     Starting the season ranked among the top teams in the nation has put Thomas More College women’s basketball coach Jeff Hans in a difficult position.

   “Expectations are high, and it’s fun for …

Ashley Scoby: No doubt, O’Neill overcomes adversity to shoot Wildcats past No. 8 Baylor


  Really, was there ever any doubt?   Jennifer O’Neill had missed her first 10 three-pointers Monday night against No. 8/9 Baylor in front of 22,075 at Rupp Arena. So when she popped open on the wing with 1:17 remaining …

UK’s Lyles named SEC Freshman of Week; Four Cats earn spots on Wooden watch list


  Freshman Trey Lyles was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week and four Wildcats were tabbed to the Wooden Award watch list, it was announced Monday.   Lyles was the lone Wildcat to score in double figures in …

Billy Reed: Academic fraud scandal at North Carolina still doesn’t mean everyone is guilty


My relationship with North Carolina goes back to Dec. 13, 1966, when I covered the Tar Heels’ 64-55 victory over Kentucky in Lexington’s Memorial Coliseum. At that time the young Carolina coach Dean Smith wasn’t far removed from the days …

Jamie Vaught: Wildcats’ matchup with No. 5 Jayhawks should provide a useful early test


  Even though the 2014-15 college basketball campaign has just begun, the classic matchup of Kentucky and Kansas on Tuesday night in Indianapolis promises to be an early useful test for both clubs, which are ranked among the Top 5 …