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Wildcats drop top-ranked Michigan State at Madison Square Garden on Tyrese Maxey’s big debut

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today For the first time in college basketball history, the second-ranked team in the nation defeated the No. 1 squad to open the season. Kentucky erased the pain of last year’s embarrassing showing in the State Farm Champions Classic with a 69-62 win over top-ranked Michigan State Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats came into the contest ranked No. 2 in...

John Calipari’s Wildcats will open season against Michigan State Nov. 5 as No. 2 team in AP Top 25

With a mix of talented newcomers and experienced veterans, the Kentucky men’s basketball team will begin the season among the preseason top five in the Associated Press Top 25. The Wildcats, the preseason Southeastern Conference favorites, will open play as the No. 2 team in the land and face preseason No. 1 Michigan State on Nov. 5 in Madison Square Garden in New York. The Spartans begin the...

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....

UK’s Diallo, Richards looking forward to returning home, playing in Madison Square Garden

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Hamidou Diallo is looking forward to returning home. So is Nick Richards. A native of Queens, New York, the Kentucky freshman forward will get a chance to play in front of family and friends when the eighth-ranked Wildcats take on Monmouth in a noon contest set for Saturday at Madison Square Garden. “It’s going to be great,” Diallo said. “I haven’t played there...

Wildcats will face Monmouth in inaugural Citi Hoops Classic at Madison Square Garden

The Citi Hoops Classic, featuring the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team coached by John Calipari, will face Monmouth, coached by King Rice, in the inaugural Citi Hoops Classic on Dec. 9, 2017 at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. “We’re excited to launch the series at iconic Madison Square Garden,” said Tad Ehrbar, Citi SVP of Entertainment & Sports Marketing....

WKU slate includes Thanksgiving NIT Tip-Off spot in Madison Square Garden

Western Kentucky’s men’s basketball team will play three games in the 2014 NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament against opponents who all won at least 20 games and played in the postseason a season ago, including a Thanksgiving night contest at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.   WKU will play at Minnesota on Tuesday, Nov. 18, on ESPN3 at 7 p.m., travel to Stony Brook on...