Tag Archive: Kentucky Basketball

Jan 06

eRUPPtion Zone tickets available

eRUPPtion Zone tickets will be available to the public for Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Mississippi State, which occurs during the university’s holiday break. The public will be allowed to start lining up for eRUPPtion Zone ticket sales Wednesday at 9 a.m. Tickets in the eRUPPtion Zone will be $5 each (cash only) and are …

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Dec 14

Postgame reactions from UK’s loss to North Carolina

Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari Opening Statement “Here’s what you had. You had a team that came at us physically. We couldn’t even get open on the wings. They fought us in the post. We couldn’t throw post passes. We ended up going down to a pick-and-roll trying to create and the only thing we …

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Dec 14

UK-UNC a rivalry with history

When Kentucky and North Carolina meet today in a 5:15 p.m. tipoff at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, it will feature the two winningest programs in college basketball. Overall, the Tar Heels own a 22-13 edge in the all-time series between the two foes. Despite North Carolina’s lead in the series, the Wildcats …

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Dec 07

Cats react following loss to Baylor at AT&T Stadium

KENTUCKY POSTGAME QUOTES Head Coach John Calipari Opening Statement… “Our fans just want to see a team fight and battle and compete, and this team didn’t. As soon as this thing got rough and the first raindrops hit, we stopped fighting and we started looking for an excuse and heads go down. That’s what we …

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Nov 20

Kentucky basketball notes: Five things to watch

Kentucky coach John Calipari was scheduled to give  the Cats the day off Wednesday (today) and will return to the practice floor Thursday in preparation for Monday’s game against Cleveland State. The following are five things to watch for when Kentucky returns to the court next week. (1) Look for Calipari to continue starting five …

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Nov 18

From one season to another

Before taking a six-day break, I covered football almost extensively. The attention now shifts to basketball. As part of a yearly ritual, I  take a one-week break to recharge the batteries for basketball season, a tradition I began in an effort to make a smoother transition from the gridiron to the hardwood. While away from …

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Nov 10

Calipari on playing Michigan State: Win or learn

Kentucky coach John Calipari says his team will have two options when the Wildcats play Michigan State Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago. “We win or we learn,” he said. “That’s what this game will be. We win or we learn. What I think is we don’t play hard enough. I don’t think …

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Nov 07

Kansas, Duke, Michigan State await UK in future Champions Classic games

LEXINGTON  – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program along with Michigan State, Kansas and Duke, in conjunction with ESPN, have agreed to renew the Champions Classic for an additional three years, it was announced on Thursday. “We are excited to continue and be a part of this season-opening event,” UK coach John Calipari said. “The Champions Classic does a couple …

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Nov 06

Calipari holding Cats accountable

The season is drawing nigh for the Kentucky men’s basketball team. As the Wildcats gear up for their season-opener set for Friday night against UNC-Ashville, coach John Calipari is raising the standard. “The thing I asked the kids this week, I had individual meetings, and I said, have you ever been coached like this, and …

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Oct 31

UK Basketball: Cats open season on top

LEXINGTON – The UK men’s basketball team is ranked at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 for the third time in the John Calipari era. Kentucky, who received 27 first-place votes, officially begins the fifth season of the John Calipari era as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation after hauling in …

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