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Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne says Wildcats ‘well-trained’ as tournament time nears

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today If you ask Kenny Payne, Kentucky is prepared for the challenge Texas A&M presents when the two teams meet Tuesday. “We’ve trained all this time for this time of the year,” the Kentucky associate head coach said Monday. “Right now, we want to be playing our best basketball leading up into going into the tournament, going into the NCAA Tournament. A lot of...

Kentucky overcomes loss to Alabama in SEC opener to topple Texas A&M Aggies at Rupp

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It took Kentucky five minutes to get over its loss to Alabama. 
In the Wildcats’ first home game in nearly a month, visiting Texas A&M scored the first 10 points and raced out to a 12-2 lead before the Wildcats regrouped and settled into a rhythm to defeat the Aggies 85-74 Tuesday night. 
“We’ve got a lot of stuff we’ve got to get done, but it was a good...

UK Department of Agricultural Economics’ Academic Bowl team three-peats as national champions

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Department of Agricultural Economics’ Academic Bowl team recently earned their third national championship in as many years. The economics team, from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, won the double elimination tournament of 38 teams at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s annual meeting in Washington,...

Calipari ‘not cracking’ as struggling Wildcats move past rare three-game slide

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky has never lost three straight games under John Calipari. The trend came to and end following Kentucky’s 85-74 loss at Texas A&M. A preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference title, the No. 24 Wildcats 17-8, 6-6) slid into a four-way tie for fourth place with Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Arkansas in the current league standings. Despite...

Short-handed Kentucky holds off struggling Texas A&M 74-73 in thriller

Kentucky’s PJ Washington scores a basket during the first half of the Wildcats’ 74-73 win over Texas A&M Tuesday night at Rupp Arena. (Kentucky Today/Tammie Brown) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky didn’t have its full roster intact, but the Wildcats had enough in the tank to overcome Texas A&M Tuesday night. The Wildcats (13-3, 3-1, Southeastern Conference) bounced back...

Former Texas A&M administrator McDonald named first dean of admissions at University of Kentucky

Scott McDonald, currently the assistant vice president for academic services and director of admissions at Texas A&M University, has been named the first dean of admissions at the University of Kentucky, effective June 1, 2017. As dean of admissions, McDonald will serve as the senior undergraduate enrollment officer for the university. In this capacity, he will be responsible for developing and...

UK women’s basketball team defeats Texas A&M, earns No. 5 seed in SEC tourney

The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will be the No. 5 seed in the Southeastern Conference Tournament and play on Thursday at approx. 2:30 p.m. against the winner of 12th-seeded Alabama and No. 13 seed LSU. With its win at 11th-ranked Texas A&M on Sunday, Kentucky tied for the No. 4 seed in the tournament with Florida, who won the head-to-head tiebreaker having defeated the Wildcats,...

Cards hope to turn perks into attention-getting win over Texas A&M in Music City Bowl

By Russ Brown KyForward Correspondent LOUISVILLE — Let’s be honest about this. Could the University of Louisville football team’s postseason appearance in the Music City Bowl tonight have been set up any better to benefit the Cardinals? It’s difficult to see how. Let us count the ways: Louisville takes on Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl tonight in Nashville *The Cards (7-5)...

Wildcats start fast, overcome mid-game lull
in 68-51 home win Tuesday over Texas A&M

Alex Poythress, who has found new life as of late, had perhaps his finest moment as a Wildcat on Tuesday night. The sophomore forward had 14 points in the second half, nine of which came all in a row to save a sputtering Kentucky team and propel it to a 68-51 win over Texas A&M on Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Poythress only had two points in the first half, but he finished...

Wildcats start fast, overcome mid-game lull in 68-51 home win Tuesday over Texas A&M

Alex Poythress, who has found new life as of late, had perhaps his finest moment as a Wildcat on Tuesday night. The sophomore forward had 14 points in the second half, nine of which came all in a row to save a sputtering Kentucky team and propel it to a 68-51 win over Texas A&M on Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Poythress only had two points in the first half, but he finished...

John Robic on the SEC teleconference

John Calipari is out recruiting today, so John Robic took his time on the SEC teleconference. His appearance was short, but here’s what he had to say about UK’s game tomorrow night against Texas A&M. Questions are in italics and paraphrased for clarity. ** Opening statement: Well, we’ve got two home games coming up this week—Texas A&M on Tuesday and Georgia on Saturday....

Kentucky’s task of scoring against Alabama will require both smarts and sharpness

It would seem if Kentucky has any shot at all of beating No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, it will have to score some points. It’s a given that to win a football game, the winning team will have to score points at some juncture in the game, but it’s not a given that Alabama will allow any to be scored. Excepting the Crimson Tide’s 49-42 win over No. 6 Texas A&M and its electric quarterback, defending...

Kentucky's task of scoring against Alabama will require both smarts and sharpness

It would seem if Kentucky has any shot at all of beating No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, it will have to score some points. It’s a given that to win a football game, the winning team will have to score points at some juncture in the game, but it’s not a given that Alabama will allow any to be scored. Excepting the Crimson Tide’s 49-42 win over No. 6 Texas A&M and its electric quarterback, defending...

Goodwin, teammates eager to get second chance at Turner, build on win at Ole Miss

UK players have had 20 days to think about the 40 points that Texas A&M guard Elston Turner scored against them at Rupp Arena in an upset win.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] They’re ready for a second chance.   “We definitely owe them something,” said freshman forward Nerlens Noel. “We’re definitely a different team than when we played them last.”   “A...

UK collapses late in back-and-forth game as Elston Turner’s scores 40 to spark upset

Even Elston Turner did not see his 40-point performance coming Saturday at Rupp Arena.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “I can’t remember, can’t recall (playing like that),” the Texas A&M guard said after leading his team to an 83-71 win versus UK. “Maybe some time in high school, but this is by far the best performance I’ve ever had.”   Turner...

UK collapses late in back-and-forth game as Elston Turner's scores 40 to spark upset

Even Elston Turner did not see his 40-point performance coming Saturday at Rupp Arena.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “I can’t remember, can’t recall (playing like that),” the Texas A&M guard said after leading his team to an 83-71 win versus UK. “Maybe some time in high school, but this is by far the best performance I’ve ever had.”   Turner...