Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

Basketball 04/16/19, 16:23

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school.The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week, he said he would enter the draft and hire an NCAA-certified agent but didn't commit ...

Kentucky’s PJ Washington to enter NBA draft, hire agent

Basketball 04/09/19, 10:32

Kentucky forward PJ Washington will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent, ending his collegiate career after leading the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore.The 6-foot-8 Dallas native averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while leading second-seeded Kentucky (30-7) to the NCAA Tournament Midwest ...

A way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college hoops season

Sports 04/09/19, 09:11

Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round.The bad news: it's seven months until the next season.The confetti is still being swept up in Minnesota, but it's ...

Calipari, Kentucky agree to terms on long-term contract

Sports 04/01/19, 18:12

Kentucky has agreed to a long-term contract with coach John Calipari that will allow him to finish his career with the Wildcats.Calipari's current deal was amended in March 2017 to run through the 2023-24 season, with a base annual salary of $8 million plus incentives. Men's basketball spokesman Eric Lindsey ...

Meet the Calipari who holds court at Vanderbilt lab

Basketball 03/30/19, 12:16

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari loves his older daughter, her homemade spaghetti and her pursuit of life-changing science.And he was really looking forward to seeing her when she traveled to the University of Kentucky campus last month to give a presentation about her addiction research.But, Calipari tweeted afterward, he chose ...

Injury questions linger for teams headed to regional finals

Sports 03/30/19, 02:02

Kentucky got PJ Washington back just in time, Duke hung on without Cam Reddish, and Auburn's thrill from a huge win was tempered by a potentially serious injury to Chuma Okeke.The injury questions piled up in NCAA Sweet 16 games in the East and Midwest regions, all with the potential ...

Status unclear for injured Kentucky star PJ Washington

Basketball 03/28/19, 16:29

PJ Washington wasn't wearing a cast on his left foot when he arrived at the Sprint Center on Thursday, and during the practice period open to the media he jogged, did some lateral shuffle drills and shot free throws.Those were encouraging signs for Kentucky, but coach John Calipari still couldn't ...

Plenty of on-court, off-court intrigue in Midwest Region

Sports 03/28/19, 15:14

The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about college basketball: star players, over-achievers, tradition-rich programs and successful coaches.They also exemplify everything wrong with the game.Top-seeded North Carolina survived unscathed one of the worst academic fraud scandals in NCAA history. Their ...

Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 at NCAAs

Sports 03/23/19, 16:38

Kentucky ended Wofford's season in the NCAA Tournament with a stifling defensive effort on Fletcher Magee, carrying the Wildcats to the regional semifinals with a 62-56 victory Saturday.Reid Travis scored 14 points, including two huge free throws with 17.8 seconds left to help seal the victory for second-seeded Kentucky (29-6). ...

Calipari tweet: Plan and desire is to retire at Kentucky

Sports 03/21/19, 01:59

John Calipari has tweeted that his "plan and desire" is to retire at Kentucky, quashing the latest rumor in what has been an annual ritual linking him as a candidate for vacant coaching jobs.The 10th-year Wildcats coach said on his verified Twitter account Wednesday night "there is no better job ...

Kentucky’s top player nursing injured foot heading into NCAA

Sports 03/20/19, 17:44

As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA tournament, complete with a blaring band and thousands of blue-clad fans watching every move, something was missing.Their best player.PJ Washington, a rare sophomore amid John Calipari's latest batch of fabulous freshmen, sprained ...

Kentucky’s Calipari expects Washington to play in opener

Basketball 03/20/19, 15:12

Kentucky coach John Calipari expects scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington to play in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday despite seeing a foot specialist.Washington spent several days in a walking boot "as a precaution" before the second-seeded Wildcats open Midwest Region play against 15th-seeded Abilene Christian.Washington sprained a foot in ...

Kentucky’s Calipari doesn’t expect Travis to play Saturday

Basketball 03/01/19, 15:00

Kentucky coach John Calipari won't rule out the possibility injured forward Reid Travis could play Saturday at Tennessee but concedes the scenario is unlikely.Travis sprained his right knee in a victory over Missouri on Feb. 19 and hasn't played since. The Stanford graduate transfer's defense on Southeastern Conference scoring leader ...

Calipari Kentucky’s 2nd-winningest coach after 80-53 win

Sports 02/23/19, 15:53

Kentucky coach John Calipari surpassed Joe B. Hall on the school's all-time wins list and is second behind Adolph Rupp after an 80-53 victory over Auburn on Saturday.Calipari is 298-68 in 10 seasons with the Wildcats. Hall compiled a 297-100 record in 13 seasons and led the Wildcats to a ...

Duke reclaims No. 1 in Top 25; Tennessee falls to fifth

Basketball 02/18/19, 12:02

Top 25 college basketball poll.The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in Monday's poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. Duke replaced Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to fifth after Saturday's loss at Kentucky.Gonzaga moved up a spot ...

Tennessee, Kentucky showdown at Rupp Arena this weekend

Basketball 02/15/19, 04:05

Here are some things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNo. 1 Tennessee at No. 5 Kentucky: Although Kentucky's 73-71 loss to No. 19 LSU on Tuesday may have removed some of the national appeal from this game, it raises the stakes for Saturday's showdown in ...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Big matchups abound in SEC, Big Ten

Basketball 02/12/19, 03:12

It's going to be a big week for the top teams in both the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences.Eight of the nine ranked teams in the SEC and Big Ten have at least one matchup against a ranked league mate in the week ahead. The list includes top-ranked Tennessee's trip ...

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 8 Kentucky rounds into form at right time

Basketball 01/27/19, 16:19

Kentucky had another roster overhaul entering the 2018-19 season and, like the previous incarnations, expected to need a little time for the all newcomers to jell.The Wildcats' time may have come.Rounding into form at just the right time, No. 8 Kentucky pulled off two impressive victories this week, beating No. ...

Fantastic freshmen help No. 4 Duke blow out No. 2 Kentucky

Sports 11/07/18, 01:37

RJ Barrett scored 33 points and Zion Williamson added 28 in their first college games, leading No. 4 Duke over No. 2 Kentucky 118-84 on Tuesday night in the season-opening Champions Classic.It was the most lopsided defeat in coach John Calipari's tenure at Kentucky and marked the eighth time in ...

Size, depth for No. 2 Kentucky provide options for Calipari

Basketball 10/24/18, 12:59

John Calipari relishes the options with his latest Kentucky roster makeover.Three returning regulars from last season's 26-11 squad that reached the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 round offer a good starting point for the No. 2 Wildcats. The coach also has landed a seasoned veteran in graduate transfer Reid Travis , ...

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