Kentucky Wildcats Basketball News
3-3-15: The #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats continued their journey towards a perfect season last week with a pair of victories over both the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Tennessee Volunteers. With the pair of victories the team improved their overall record to a perfect26-0 record while they also saw their SEC Conference record improve to 13-0. Kentucky has just five games left in their regular season before March Madness starts and the team is almost guaranteed a #1 seed at this point in the tournament. Kentucky started their week off by staying at home inside the Rupp Arena to play host to the Auburn Tigers from the SEC. During the contest Kentucky showed the Tigers why they are the best team in Men’s College Basketball with a dominating 110-75 victory. In the first half Kentucky put up an impressive 52 points while holding Auburn to just 26 points in the blowout victory. The Wildcats scoring attack was led by 19 points from Karl-Anthony Towns while Aaron Harrison added 18 points in the victory for Kentucky. Meanwhile Antoine Mason led all scorers in the contest for Auburn with 29 points while KT Harrell added 17 points but it was not enough in the loss for the Tigers. For the Wildcats final game of the week Kentucky made the trip out to Humphrey Coliseum to face off with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. During the contest the Wildcats once again faced off with an SEC Conference team and once again put the game out of reach early and often in another blowout victory. In the contest the Kentucky offense was led by 18 points from Trey Lyles while Aaron Harris added 16 points in the 28th straight victory for the Wildcats 74-56. In the loss the Mississippi State offensive attack was led by 14 points from Fred Thomas but it was not nearly enough in the loss for the Bulldogs. Kentucky finished their week off by posting an overall record of 28-0 (15-0 SEC). Catch Kentucky next week as the team stays home inside Rupp Arena to play host to the #18 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks before finishing their week inside Stegeman Coliseum facing off with the Georgia Bulldogs.
2-20-15: The #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats kept their perfect season going last week with another perfect week with victories over the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers. With the pair of victories the team stayed atop
Men’s College Basketball with a perfect 24-0 record with a flawless 11-0 record inside the SEC
Conference. Kentucky started their week off by staying at home inside the Rupp Arena to play host to
the South Carolina Gamecocks. During the game South Carolina only had one scorer that scored in
double figures and were unable to take down Kentucky. Sindarius Thornwell was the only Gamecocks
player to score in double figures when he scored 20 points but it was not enough in a 77-43 loss to the
Wildcats. The Kentucky offensive attack was led by Willie Cauley-Stein who had 14 points while the
Harrison brothers combined for 20 points in the victory for the Wildcats. Kentucky looked to improve to
26-0 in their final game of the week when the team traveled to Tennessee to take on the Tennessee
Volunteers. During the contest Tennessee played the #1 ranked team in the nation closely and only
trailed by four points at half time before the Wildcats exploded in the second half. In the second half
Kentucky outscored the Volunteers by 14 points en route to a 66-48 victory over Tennessee. Devin
Booker led all scorers in the contest with 18 points off the Kentucky bench while Andrew Harrison added
14points in the victory for the Wildcats. Meanwhile the Tennessee scoring attack was led by 14 points
from Kevin Punter but it was not enough in the loss for the Volunteers. Kentucky finished their week off
by posting an overall record of 26-0 (13-0 SEC). Catch Kentucky next week as the team stays home inside
Rupp Arena to play host to the Auburn Tigers before finishing their week out on the road inside Humphrey Coliseum taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
2-6-15: The #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats remained perfect and remained at the top of Men’s College Basketball
with another easy week. Kentucky easily disposed of South Carolina and Missouri last week to push their
overall record to 20-0 and their SEC record to 7-0. Kentucky is making things look easy this season and
has 11 games left before March Madness begins. Kentucky started their week off by staying at home
inside the Rupp Arena to play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide. During the contest Kentucky pushed
their record to 21-0 and 8-0 in the SEC with another easy victory over Alabama. The Wildcats took down
the Crimson Tide by the final score of 70-55 behind four players that scored in double figures in the
contest. The Crimson Tide’s offensive attack was led by 13 points from Shannon Hale while two others
scored in double digits but it was not enough to shock the nation and upset the Wildcats. Kentucky put
their perfect record on the line once again in their final game of the week inside Rupp Arena when the
team plays host to the Georgia Bulldogs. During the contest Kentucky’s perfect season stayed alive
behind an easy 69-58 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Nemanja Djurisic led UGA with 17 points while
Yante Maten added 13 but it was not enough to overtake the top team in Men’s College Basketball this
season. The Kentucky offensive attack was led by 23 points from Andrew Harrison as the Wildcats
improved their record to 22-0 on the season with the victory. Kentucky finished their week off by posting an overall record of 22-0 (9-0 SEC). Catch Kentucky next week as the team travels to the Stephen C. O’Connell Center to take on the Florida Gators before traveling to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers to finish their week.
1-26-15: The Kentucky Wildcats remained on top of Men’s College Basketball last week as the team remained perfect beating Texas A&M and the Missouri Tigers. With the pair of victories Kentucky improved their
overall record to 16-0 on the season while pushing their SEC conference record to a perfect 3-0 on the
season. Kentucky started their week off by traveling to Alabama’s Coleman Coliseum to take on their
SEC rivals in the Alabama Crimson Tide. During the contest Kentucky enjoyed unlikely contributions from
their bench in their second straight SEC blowout. Kentucky took down Alabama by the final score of 70-
48 behind Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Dakari Johnson who were the only three players to score in
double figures in the contest. Meanwhile Alabama managed just two players that scored in double
figures led by 13 points from Levi Randolph in the blowout loss to the Wildcats. Kentucky finished their
week off looking to stay on top of Men’s College Basketball when the team stayed home inside Rupp
Arena to play host to the Vanderbilt Commodores. During the contest Kentucky jumped out to an early
lead over Vanderbilt and never relinquished it in a 65-57 victory. Kentucky remained perfect behind 14
points from Aaron Harrison while his brother Andrew Harrison added five points in the victory. The
Commodores attack was led by 16 points from Riley LaChance but it was not enough to take down
Men’s College Basketball’s top ranked team in the Wildcats. Kentucky finished their week off by posting
an overall record of 18-0(5-0 SEC). Catch Kentucky next week as the team stays out on the road first facing off with the South Carolina Gamecocks inside the Colonial Life Coliseum before finishing their week off in Missouri taking on the Missouri Tigers inside Mizzou Arena.
1-22-15: The Kentucky Wildcats are still the top ranked team in Men’s College Basketball this season after beating any and every school that has been put in front of them. Coming into the week Kentucky had posted a
14-0 record including their first SEC victory of the season over Ole Miss. Kentucky started their week off
by traveling to Reed Arena to take on the Texas A&M Rebels in an SEC road contest. During the contest
Kentucky was quickly put on upset alert once again as the Rebels took a slim three point lead over
Kentucky after one half of basketball. Kentucky’s Devin Booker and his 18 points led the Wildcats all the
way back to tie the game but Texas A&M would not go quietly as they forced overtime late. Both teams
scored just four points in the overtime before Kentucky took over in the second overtime period.
Despite 25 points from Daniel House Texas A&M could not live up to the pressure against the nation’s
top team as Kentucky went on to survive by the final score of 70-64 in double overtime. Kentucky would
then finish their week off back at home in Rupp Arena as the team played host to their SEC rivals in the
Missouri Tigers. During the contest the Wildcats absolutely destroyed Missouri in the contest allowing
just 37 points to the Tigers all game long. The leading scorers for Missouri were Wes Clark and Keanau
Post who each scored 10 points in the 86-37 loss to Kentucky. The Wildcats enjoyed an easy victory over
an SEC rival behind three different players who scored in double figures in the contest. Kentucky
finished their week off by posting an overall record of 16-0 (3-0 SEC). Catch Kentucky next week as the
team travels to Alabama’s Coleman’s Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide before finishing
their week off back at home inside Rupp Arena playing host to the Vanderbilt Commodores.
1-12-15: The Kentucky Wildcats came into a short week for the team after posting a perfect 13-0 record with ten of those wins coming at home this season. That perfect record leaves the Wildcats ranked at #1 in Men’s College this season after beating four ranked teams already this season. Kentucky started their week off by playing their only game of the week at home inside Rupp Arena against the Ole Miss Rebels. During the contest Ole Miss was seemingly up to the task of upsetting the top ranked team in the nation. The Rebels took a 38-36 lead with them into the locker rooms at half time behind 25 points from Stefan Moody and 23 points from Jarvis Summers. Kentucky was not ranked top overall for nothing though as the team staged a comeback in the second half behind 26 points from Aaron Harrison to force an overtime period with Ole Miss. In the overtime Kentucky rode their momentum from the second half and finally found answers in stopping the Rebels offense. When all was said and done the Wildcats were still undefeated and still the top ranked school in the nation after surviving against Ole Miss and beating them by the final score of 89-86. Kentucky finished their week off by posting an overall record of 14-0 (1-0 SEC). Catch Kentucky next week as the team travels to Texas A&M to take on the Texas A&M Aggies inside Reed Arena before finishing their week off back at home inside Rupp Arena to play host to the Missouri Tigers.
1-2-15: The Kentucky Wildcats are the best team in Men’s College Basketball this season according to the Top 25 rankings as Kentucky sits atop both polls. Kentucky currently sports a perfect 12-0 season and has beaten every team in their way decisively. Kentucky can see their SEC Conference schedule in the distance and as the only ranked team in the conference seems like the early favorite for a conference championship. Kentucky started their week off by traveling to Louisville to take on a tough opponent on the road in the #4 ranked Louisville Cardinals inside the KFC Yum! Center. This was the only game of the week for the Wildcats and the team looked well rested and determined against another Top 5 ranked team and another undefeated team in the nation. Both teams played stellar defense in the first half as the two teams combined for just 40 points with Kentucky taking a meager four point lead into the half. Kentucky was not at their best as Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyler Ulis were the only players to score in double figures in the game while Louisville had three players that scored in double digits in the contest. Louisville could not overcome having three players combine for a total of 41 minutes and 0 combined points as the Wildcats went on to take down the Cardinals by the final score of 58-50. Kentucky finished their week off by posting an overall record of 13-0. Catch Kentucky next week as the team stays home for their only game of the week as the team plays host to the Ole Miss Rebels inside the Rupp Arena.
12-26-14: The Kentucky Wildcats hosted the UCLA Bruins at home in United Center before the long Christmas
break for both schools and their basketball programs as Kentucky looked to stay atop the Men’s College
Basketball rankings. Kentucky went into the contest as the #1 ranked team in the nation and left the
contest still ranked #1 after easily defeating UCLA by the final score of 83-44. Kentucky held UCLA to a
miniscule 7 points in the first half behind a strong defense that forced 12 turnovers, blocked 13 shots
and played a disciplined game sending the Bruins to line just four times in the contest. Kentucky has
beaten ranked teams in the then #5 Kansas Jayhawks, #6 Texas Longhorns and the #21 North Carolina
Tarheels this season along with any other team thrown in front of them. Kentucky has essentially blown
out every team they have faced this season with the exception of the Columbia scare that they won by
10 points by dominating the rebounding glass and simply outscoring everyone. Catch Kentucky next week as the team travels to Louisville to take on the #4 Louisville Cardinals inside the KFC Yum! Center in a battle of two undefeated and Top 5 ranked schools.
Kentucky Wildcats History
The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the most passionate fan bases around and for good reason - they have the winningest program in college basketball history with the most wins (2,153 and counting at the start of the 2014-15 season) and the highest win percentage (76.2). The Wildcats have been a member of the Southeastern Conference since its formation in 1932. In addition to their wins, they also lead the NCAA in tournament appearances with 53, lead the NCAA in tournament wins with 116 and rank just second to UCLA in NCAA championships with eight.
Kentucky is also the only Division I team to win multiple NCAA and NIT championships. In their 53 tournament appearances, they have the most Sweet Sixteen appearances with 40, the most Elite Eight appearances with 35, the third most Final Fours with 16 (behind North Carolina and UCLA) and 12 NCAA championship game appearances (tied for most with UCLA). In addition, they're the only school to have five different coaches win NCAA championships (Rupp, Hall, Pitino, Smith and Calipari). Kentucky basketball tickets continue to be in high demand for each game at the Rupp Arena.
Adolph Rupp, one of the winningest coaches of all-time, started the winning tradition at Kentucky back in 1930. Rupp is still fifth all-time in most wins as a college basketball coach with a final record of 876-190, but has the best win percentage for a coach with over 420 wins (82.2 percent). John Calipari, the current head coach of Kentucky has brought Kentucky back into national prominence after more than a decade of subpar basketball. Calipari brought the Wildcats back to the promised land in 2012 with their first national championship since 1998.
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