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2018 Schedule
26-11, 4th in SEC
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5dJeff Borzello

Five-star Hagans to join Kentucky next season

Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans originally committed to Georgia and then planed to play for Kentucky as a member of the 2019 class; now he'll join the Wildcats next season.

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15dMyron Medcalf

Hall of Fame hoops icon C.M. Newton, 88, dies

C.M. Newton, the former Kentucky athletic director who helped turn the basketball program into a national powerhouse, died Monday at age 88.

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20dJeff Borzello

Winners, losers from NBA draft early entry deadline

North Carolina, Nevada and UCLA each saw key contributors spurn the NBA and return to school, while defending champion Villanova faces a major roster overhaul.

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20d

Washington back to UK; Gabriel, Vanderbilt gone

PJ Washington has elected to pull his name out of the NBA draft and return to Kentucky. Teammates Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt, meanwhile, have opted to stay in the draft.

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42dJeff Borzello

Maxey picks Kentucky, Wildcats' 3rd 5-star for '19

Guard Tyrese Maxey, ranked No. 14 in the ESPN 60 for 2019, announced his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday, choosing the Wildcats over Texas, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma State.

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Tyrese Maxey on John Calipari. "He told me what I needed to hear to play at the next level, not what I wanted to hear. That was important to me. " Maxey told ESPN

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Kentucky receives a huge verbal commitment from guard (2019) Tyrese Maxey, no.14 in the ESPN 60.

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44dJeff Borzello

Duke, Kentucky lead the race to land top 2019 class

The battle over the top prospects in the 2019 class is heating up, as the Wildcats and Blue Devils try to fend off the likes of Kansas and North Carolina for the top players. But will reclassification reshape the recruiting landscape?

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UK will play 4 games during Bahamas trip

Kentucky will play in the Bahamas for the first time since 2014 during an eight-day August trip featuring four games against professional teams.

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58dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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60d

Calipari meets with NBPA to push HS combine

John Calipari, who has been pushing for new rules that would end the one-and-done system in college basketball, says he met with National Basketball Players Association representatives to talk about a combine for high school juniors.

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61dJeff Borzello

UK freshman Vanderbilt entering NBA draft

Jarred Vanderbilt, who averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds during his freshman season at Kentucky, has decided to enter the NBA draft.

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65dJohn Gasaway

Duke, Kentucky and the limits of one-and-done rosters

The Blue Devils and Wildcats have relied heavily on talented freshmen, but there's reason to think a little more experience on the roster might pay additional dividends in the tournament.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Long flight to Nike Hoop Summit with these two guys. Kansas and Kentucky fans are going to love these kids! ‬David McCormack and Keldon Johnson.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.889th
Rebounds Per Game38.831st
Assists Per Game13.3Tied-193rd
Points Allowed70.2115th

Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record126-51
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances57