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EJ Montgomery has coming out party in Kentucky’s milestone win at Rupp Arena

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today EJ Montgomery had a coming-out party against Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday and helped the Wildcats reach a milestone on their home court. 
The sophomore forward poured in a career-high 25 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds and helped lead the eighth-ranked Wildcats to an 83-52 win over the Knights, giving Kentucky (7-1) its fifth consecutive victory...

Early setback to Evansville served as a learning experience, wake-up call for Wildcats

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky has regrouped by winning four straight since a humbling 67-74 loss to Evansville nearly a month ago. The setback proved to be a learning experience for the Wildcats who dropped eight spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25. Kentucky (6-1) remained ninth until earlier this week when the Wildcats moved up one spot to No. 8 following Duke’s stunning loss...

EJ Montgomery the ‘difference-maker’ in Wildcats easy 91-49 victory over Mount St. Mary’s Friday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky had its full roster intact and it showed Friday night. The ninth-ranked Wildcats pieced together their best performance since a 91-49 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 8 and easily defeated Mount St. Mary’s 82-62 in the first of two games in a three-day span. Kentucky closes out the stretch against Lamar Sunday night. Kentucky (4-1) welcomed the return...

UK draws national runner-up Texas Tech in Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 25 in Lubbock, Texas

The final piece of the 2019-20 University of Kentucky men’s basketball non-conference schedule came into place Thursday, and it’s a good one. The Wildcats will visit the 2019 national runners-up, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, on Jan. 25 at United Supermarkets Arena as a part of the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. The full slate of games was announced Thursday by the respective leagues. It will...

Kentucky’s EJ Montgomery announces plans to return; Wildcats to play Auburn twice next season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today EJ Montgomery has decided to return for a second season at Kentucky. The 6-foot-10 forward opted to to return next season after declaring for the NBA Draft and gives the Wildcats another big man in the post. Nick Richards announced Tuesday that he would be back next season, giving the Wildcats four returnees, including guards Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley, on next...

UK’s freshman EJ Montgomery to try for NBA Draft, hoping to be a first-rounder; but could return

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today EJ Montgomery is going to attempt to give it a shot at the next level.   The Kentucky freshman forward declared for the NBA Draft Friday, but could opt to return based on feedback he receives from experts. Montgomery will have until May 29 to decide remain in the draft or decide to come back for a second season. EJ Montgomery (Photo by Tammie Brown/Kentucky Today) “My...

UK’s Travis, Montgomery looking forward to return to MSG for Saturday’s contest against Seton Hall

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today EJ Montgomery is looking forward to a return visit to Madison Square Garden. Montgomery’s high school team won in the Dick’s National Championship game and the freshman forward hopes the trend continues at the collegiate level when the No. 9 Wildcats (7-1) take on Seton Hall in a noon contest Saturday in New York City. I’m hoping to get another win,” he said....