Category Archives: UK Basketball

NBA – Anthony Davis, John Wall Selected to All-NBA Teams

Cats in the NBA
Cats in the NBA

Davis makes All-NBA First Team for second time in career; Wall tabbed All-NBA for first time

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Anthony Davis is back at the top. John Wall is now considered among the elite. So say the 100 media members who voted for the annual All-NBA Teams, which the league announced Thursday. Continue reading NBA – Anthony Davis, John Wall Selected to All-NBA Teams

ONE AND NOT DONE- The Review of Coach John Calipari documentary on ESPN 30 for 30.

Coach John Calipari
Coach John Calipari

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer – Lexington,Kentucky – Kentucky Theatre.  April 10,2017

Bluegrass Sports Nation attended the Documentary on Coach John Calipari at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, KY.  The Documentary is called ONE AND NOT DONE, and will be aired for the public to view on ESPN Thursday April, 13, 2017.  The event was a one night pre screening of the coaching career of Coach John Calipari.   Continue reading ONE AND NOT DONE- The Review of Coach John Calipari documentary on ESPN 30 for 30.

Adebayo Declares for 2017 NBA Draft; Remains Eligible to Return

UK squeaks by Wichita St - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK squeaks by Wichita St – Photo by Brendon Miller

Forward from Little Washington, North Carolina will not hire an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men basketball freshman forward Bam Adebayo announced Wednesday that he plans to submit his name for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Adebayo does not hire an agent, he will have until May 24 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. Continue reading Adebayo Declares for 2017 NBA Draft; Remains Eligible to Return

UK well represented at McDonalds All American Classic

Mar 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All-American forward PJ Washington Jr (25) poses for a photo during the 2017 McDonalds All American Game Portrait Day at Chicago Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All-American forward PJ Washington Jr (25) poses for a photo during the 2017 McDonalds All American Game Portrait Day at Chicago Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

BLUEGRASS SPORTS NATION was one of the few media outlets from Kentucky to attend the McDonalds Classic in Chicago this past week.

Jarred Vanderbilt 2

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Mar 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All-American forward Jarred Vanderbilt (2) poses for a photo during the 2017 McDonalds All American Game Portrait Day at Chicago Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Miller took in all the action for BSN. The Kentucky Wildcats were represented by this years incoming freshman.  Jarred Vanderbilt, Quade Greene, PJ Washington and Nicholas Richards will all make their home in Lexington next season. UK will once again be a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading UK well represented at McDonalds All American Classic

Cats Fall in Final Second

Humphries with the jumper - Photo by Brendon MIller
Humphries with the jumper – Photo by Brendon MIller

March 26, 2017 – Ty Back – Memphis, TN

The Kentucky Wildcats season ended Sunday night at the hands of the North Carolina Tarheels. Carolina led for all but 3:57 of the game but in the last 50 seconds, Kentucky erased a 7 point deficit to tie the game at 73 with only nine seconds to play.  Malik Monk rose up from the top of the key, with two defenders in his face, to drill an off balance three to tie the game.  

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Early Foul Trouble is Too Much to Overcome as the Wildcats Fall to North Carolina 75-73

Today’s matchup between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels is college basketball royalty at its best.  

The Wildcats are the all-time winningest program in major college basketball history with 2,205 wins, of course the Tar Heels are not too far behind in third place with 2,173. Continue reading Early Foul Trouble is Too Much to Overcome as the Wildcats Fall to North Carolina 75-73

KEY TO THE CATS, BRISCOE TALKING and HIS LEADERSHIP.

Isiah Briscoe
Isiah Briscoe

March 25, 2017 – Memphis, Tennessee

BRENDON D. MILLER – Bluegrass Sports Nation

At today’s off-day press conference for the South Regional Final, CATS Coach John Calipari attributed the CATS improved play to Sophomore, Isaiah Briscoe’s on floor and verbal leadership.  Cal, in his opening, specifically pointed out Briscoe’s leadership and his direction on the floor.  

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Cats Moving On get even with UCLA

Malik Monk - Photo Brendon Miller
Malik Monk – Photo Brendon Miller

Ty Back – Eight years ago this month, John Calipari left Memphis for the greener pastures of Lexington, KY.  While coming to Memphis over the past few years to recruit and visit friends, last night was his first time back on the sidelines in FedExForum (yes it has to be written like that).  A night where number two seeded Kentucky took on number three seeded UCLA for a right to move on to the 2017 NCAA South Region Final to take on the North Carolina Tarheels on Sunday. Continue reading Cats Moving On get even with UCLA

Fox has best game of collegiate career: Kentucky defeats UCLA advances to the Regional Final to take on North Carolina.

Fox has special night - Photo Brendon Miller
Fox has special night – Photo Brendon Miller

Fox has best game of collegiate career:  Kentucky defeats UCLA advances to the Regional Final to take on North Carolina.  

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat writer

Memphis, TN, The Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament is one of the most exciting weekends in sports.  Memphis, Tennessee is the host city of the South Region.  The Region is the only region in the Tournament that features the top 4 seeds, playing.  The South Region features 3 Blue bloods in College Basketball history.  The # 1 Seed North Carolina Tar Heels, The # 2 Seed Kentucky Wildcats, the # 3 Seed the UCLA Bruins, and the #4 Seed Butler Bulldogs.   Continue reading Fox has best game of collegiate career: Kentucky defeats UCLA advances to the Regional Final to take on North Carolina.

Kentucky Out Foxes UCLA in 86-75 Win

Fox leads Cats over Bruins - Photo by Brendon Miller
Fox leads Cats over Bruins – Photo by Brendon Miller

The NCAA South Regional here in Memphis, Tennessee is a who’s who of NCAA tournament championship history.  The top three teams in championships won, are in this region.  UCLA leads the way as the all-time leader with 11, Kentucky is following closely behind with 8 and North Carolina, who is tied at third with 5 championships, make up three-fourths of the South Region field.  Butler University, which is the fourth team, may not hold up to the standards of the other three teams, but the Bulldogs from Butler have been to two Final Fours in the last eight years, so that is not a bad resume either. Continue reading Kentucky Out Foxes UCLA in 86-75 Win