2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
9-16, 8th in SEC
Brandon Boston Jr.'s NBA draft profile (0:31)
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Kentucky order allows athletes to profit off NIL

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday allowing the state's college athletes to make money through the use of their name, image or likeness, he said.

The highlights that make Isaiah Jackson a coveted NBA prospect (1:59)
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Calipari awaiting transfer ruling to set UK roster

John Calipari is awaiting a pivotal ruling on the eligibility of transfers before he will know who will be around to help the Wildcats bounce back from the coach's first losing season in Lexington.

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59dJonathan Givony

Kentucky freshman Jackson opts to stay in draft

Isaiah Jackson will leave Kentucky after one year to enter the NBA draft. Ranked as ESPN's No. 11 draft prospect, Jackson averaged 8.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks for the Wildcats.

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70dJeff Borzello

Wheeler stays in SEC, transfers from UGA to UK

Saying that Kentucky stood out to him because the Wildcats want "to get back to playing fast, playing downhill," former Georgia guard Sahvir Wheeler announced Monday that he will join coach John Calipari's roster in Lexington.

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74dJeff Borzello and Paul Biancardi

Kentucky lands another 5-star PG in Washington

TyTy Washington announced his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday, giving John Calipari his 12th five-star point guard recruit since taking over in Lexington in 2009. Washington chose the Wildcats over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon.

Former Kentucky stars get into it in Knicks-Clippers (0:16)
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81dMyron Medcalf

Kentucky adds 2 Illinois coaches to remake staff

Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, previously a key member of John Calipari's staff, and Ron Coleman have joined Kentucky's staff, the Wildcats announced Thursday.

Celtics hold moment of silence for Terrence Clarke (1:46)
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Ex-Kentucky guard Clarke, 19, dies after crash

Terrence Clarke, a freshman guard for the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team this past season, died following a car accident in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, it was announced.

Stevens, Walker react to the tragic news of Terrence Clarke's death (1:36)
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95dJonathan Givony

Source: Justus to ASU amid possible UK shake-up

Joel Justus is leaving Kentucky to accept the top assistant job at Arizona State, while Tony Barbee will become head coach at Central Michigan, sources told ESPN. More changes also are expected for John Calipari's staff after the Wildcats' 9-16 season.

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.4218th
Rebounds Per Game38.065th
Assists Per Game12.5249th
Points Allowed70.2

Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record131-53
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances59