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2018 Schedule
26-11, 4th in SEC
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16dJeff 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

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

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18dJeff 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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32dMyron 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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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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35dJeff 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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39dJohn 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.

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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.

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45dJeff Borzello

Kentucky lands five-star point guard Hagans

Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans committed to Kentucky on Tuesday morning, giving the Wildcats their second five-star recruit of the week.

Gilgeous-Alexander will enter draft and sign with agent (1:35)

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It's official, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will hire an agent and enter the 2018 NBA Draft he told ESPN's SportsCenter. One NBA assistant GM, told me over the weekend that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played his way into a lottery spot. ‬As a 6'6" big point guard at Kentucky, he averaged 14 PPG, 4 RPG and 5 APG.

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46dJonathan Givony

Kentucky's Gilgeous-Alexander entering draft

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wasn't the most heralded of Kentucky's incoming freshman this past season, but after a season in which he was named MVP of the SEC tournament, the guard is entering the NBA draft.

Montgomery gives Kentucky loaded frontcourt next season (1:13)

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E.J. Montgomery no.16 in the ESPN 100 is headed to Kentucky. Atlanta Celtics Program director Hulio Smith tells ESPN, that John Calipari's successful track record of players heading to the NBA, and his plan to get there was the difference.

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