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Kentucky Senior Reid Travis returns to practice, expected to play when Cats tourney opener Friday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Reid Travis is expected to return to the lineup when Kentucky opens the postseason against Mississippi or Alabama Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Travis practiced with the team this week and was on the floor at Bridgestone Arena Friday morning. The senior forward has missed the past six games because of a strained knee. Travis...

LSU lands top seed, Wildcats no. 2 in upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Four teams β€” LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina β€” will receive a double-bye when the Southeastern Conference Tournament begins the week in Nashville. The Tigers (26-5, 16-2) edged out Kentucky (26-5, 15-3) and Tennessee (27-4, 15-3) to win the regular-season title for the first time in more than a decade. Kentucky is a No. 2 seed and will play at 7 p.m. Friday...

SEC Tournament: Calipari expecting another ‘war’ as Cats take on Georgia for third time

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer NASHVILLE β€” Georgia is on a roll and Kentucky will have to beat the Bulldogs for a third time this season to pull off a rare three-peat in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Although the eighth-ranked Wildcats (26-5) swept the Bulldogs during the regular season by a combined margin of 14 points, it took overtime for Kentucky to beat the Bulldogs...

Five things: SEC Tournament

The Southeastern Conference Tournament will be a prelude to the Big Dance for some teams, but for others, a ticket to the NCAA Tournament will largely depend on a good showing in Nashville this week. The five-day even begins tonight with a pair of first round games featuring the bottom tier of the conference – Mississippi State, LSU, Missouri and Auburn – ushering in the league tourney. The...

Tourney time: Starting over, Monk says Cats will be a ‘new team’ in the postseason

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Malik Monk is starting over. So is Kentucky. Coming off his worse performance of the season, Monk, who scored a season-low six points in a 71-63 win over Texas A&M last Saturday, said he’s not looking back as the ninth-ranked Wildcats shift their attention to the postseason. Malik Monk said the Wildcats are ready for the postseason (Tammie Brown...

Nashville named ‘primary site’ of SEC men’s basketball tournament, hosting 9 of next 12

The Southeastern Conference will play nine of its next 12 men’s basketball tournaments in Nashville, making Bridgestone Arena the tournament’s primary home, league commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The arena will also host the SEC women’s tournament in 2018, 2022 and 2026 as part of the agreement.   Nashville will host...

Nashville named 'primary site' of SEC men's basketball tournament, hosting 9 of next 12

The Southeastern Conference will play nine of its next 12 men’s basketball tournaments in Nashville, making Bridgestone Arena the tournament’s primary home, league commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The arena will also host the SEC women’s tournament in 2018, 2022 and 2026 as part of the agreement.   Nashville will host...