Category Archives: UK Basketball

USA U19 Men Claim Bronze With 96-72 Win Over Spain

 Immanuel Quickley made 3-of-3 from 3-point and finished with 11 points in the USA's 96-72 win over Spain in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup bronze medal game Sunday night in Cairo, Egypt.
Immanuel Quickley made 3-of-3 from 3-point and finished with 11 points in the USA’s 96-72 win over Spain in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup bronze medal game Sunday night in Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 9, 2017) — Hitting 5-of-8 3s in the game’s opening quarter, and making 12-of-19 3s for the game, the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team (6-1) quickly distanced itself from Spain (5-2) and sprinted on to a 96-72 victory in the bronze medal game of the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading USA U19 Men Claim Bronze With 96-72 Win Over Spain

USA U19 Men Fall To Canada 99-87 In Semifinals

Austin Wiley recorded 13 points and tied a USA U19 single-game record with 17 rebounds, but the USA fell 99-87 to Canada in the FIBA World Cup semifinals
Austin Wiley recorded 13 points and tied a USA U19 single-game record with 17 rebounds, but the USA fell 99-87 to Canada in the FIBA World Cup semifinals

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 8, 2017) – The USA’s pursuit of a third-consecutive FIBA U19 World Cup for Men title came to an end in the semifinals on Saturday night in Cairo, Egypt, when Canada (5-1) handed the USA a 99-87 loss.    Continue reading USA U19 Men Fall To Canada 99-87 In Semifinals

USA U19 Men Pull Away From Germany For 81-59 Quarterfinal Victory

Austin Wiley fought to a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in the USA's 81-59 quarterfinals round victory over Germany Friday night at  the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup. With the win, the USA advances to the semifinals and will face Canada on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. EDT. (Photo by UK Athletics)
Austin Wiley fought to a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in the USA’s 81-59 quarterfinals round victory over Germany Friday night at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup. With the win, the USA advances to the semifinals and will face Canada on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. EDT. (Photo by UK Athletics)

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 7, 2017) – Behind a defense that wreaked havoc in the second half, and a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double by Austin Wiley (Auburn/Hoover, Ala.), the USA (5-0) battled its way to an 81-59 quarterfinals round victory over German (3-2) in FIBA U19 World Cup play Friday night in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading USA U19 Men Pull Away From Germany For 81-59 Quarterfinal Victory

A Dozen Wildcats to be Featured in NBA Las Vegas Summer League

Johnson and Poythress - Photo by UK Athletics
Johnson and Poythress – Photo by UK Athletics

Bam Adebayo, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress stood out in Orlando, Utah leagues

LAS VEGAS – The main event of the NBA Summer League, the Las Vegas league, tips off Friday with 12 Kentucky men’s basketball players on summer league rosters. No other college has as many players in the Las Vegas league as UK. Continue reading A Dozen Wildcats to be Featured in NBA Las Vegas Summer League

UK MBB Schedules Thomas More, Centre for 2017-18 Exhibitions

UK adds teams for Exhibition Schedule
UK adds teams for Exhibition Schedule

The Wildcats will play the Saints on Oct. 27 and the Colonels on Nov. 3
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In keeping with recent tradition to play at least one university in the state of Kentucky in the preseason, the Kentucky men’s basketball team will face two in-state schools in Thomas More College and Centre College for the 2017-18 exhibition slate. Continue reading UK MBB Schedules Thomas More, Centre for 2017-18 Exhibitions

USA U19 Men Roll Over Italy 98-65, Improve To 3-0

Photo by UK Athletics
Photo by UK Athletics

Brandon McCoy contributed 13 points and eight rebounds in the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team’s victory over Italy Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt.
CAIRO, EGYPT (July 4, 2017) – Powered by PJ Washington’s (Findlay Prep/Las Vegas, Nev.) 20 points, the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team finished off preliminary play with an exclamation point and defeated previously unbeaten Italy (2-1) 98-65 Tuesday night in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading USA U19 Men Roll Over Italy 98-65, Improve To 3-0

USA Men’s U19 Team Storms To 108-48 Win Over Iran

Hamidou Diallo - Photo by UK Athletics
Hamidou Diallo – Photo by UK Athletics

Hamidou Diallo led the way with 17 points as the USA steamrolled Iran 108-48 in both teams’ opening game of the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 1, 2017) – Overcoming a sluggish offensive start that saw the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team (1-0) score just four points in the game’s first 6:25, the American offense finally kicked into gear and steamrolled Iran (0-1) 108-48 in both teams’ opening game of the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading USA Men’s U19 Team Storms To 108-48 Win Over Iran

UK Basketball – Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

Fox, Monk & Adebayo all lottery picks in the NBA draft
Fox, Monk & Adebayo all lottery picks in the NBA draft

Fox, Monk and Adebayo all go in the lottery
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Continue reading UK Basketball – Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

UK Men’s Basketball Unveils 2017-18 Nonconference Schedule

UK Non Conference Schedule
UK Non Conference Schedule

Wildcats are slated to play eight teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament  – 

CoachCal.com team-by-team breakdown

LEXINGTON, Ky. – If one of the goals of a schedule is to prepare a team for postseason play – a high priority on John Calipari’s check list when his staff pieces the slate together each year – the 2017-18 Kentucky men’s basketball schedule, which was unveiled Tuesday, checks off that key box. Continue reading UK Men’s Basketball Unveils 2017-18 Nonconference Schedule

UK Basketball – Kentucky Men’s Basketball’s 2017 Signing Class Finishes at No. 1

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Recruiting Services Consensus Index considers UK’s haul the best ever

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team has had some stellar recruiting classes under ninth-year head coach John Calipari. The 2017 haul may be its best ever, according to the recruiting experts. Continue reading UK Basketball – Kentucky Men’s Basketball’s 2017 Signing Class Finishes at No. 1