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  • Thrilling moments

    There are two sides to every game: the winning side and the losing side. No two wins - or two losses - are the same. Some are blowouts, with the outcome decided long before the game’s end. Others are closely contested contests, with the outcome hanging in the balance for most of the game.

  • Fans will like energy that commit Ashton Hagans will bring to UK

    Rivals.com basketball recruiting writer Krysten Peek believes that Georgia five-star guard Ashton Hagans has one quality Kentucky fans are going to really like.

    “One thing that definitely stands out to me is Ashton doesn't take games off. He plays hard all the time and kind of reminds me of (Alabama point guard) Collin Sexton that way,” Peek said. “He just loves the game and wants to win every time he steps on the court. 

  • Never too late

    Andre Ingram had been in the NBA’s G-League for more than a decade, clinching the league record for most three-pointers made. He traveled by bus to games, staying in affordable hotel rooms on a meager salary.
    After a decade of G-League time - where he also tutored students in math on the side - Ingram finally got the call to go to the pros, suiting up for the Los Angeles back on April 10 in his first ever NBA game. As Ingram waited at the scorer’s table to get into the game, Chris Paul, six months older than Ingram, greeted him.

  • Vaught’s Views: Perception has changed for Kentucky gymnastics

    By Larry Vaught

    Perception is a major component of college gymnastics. Some might argue it’s that way with every college sport where top programs always seem to get more breaks.
    Kentucky gymnastics has been fighting the perception that it is not one of the top programs in the country — or the Southeastern Conference.  However, UK is doing all it can to change that.
    Kentucky will be competing in the nationals in St. Louis Friday for the first time in school history after its second-place finish in the Minnesota Region.

  • Kings and Queens of the Court

    Donte DiVincenzo. Arike Ogunbowale. How’s that for some unique names?
    Unique last names aren’t the only things those two have become known for. Both DiVincenzo and Ogunbowale stole the show on college basketball’s biggest stages- the national championship games, helping to lead their squads to a national title. Ogunbowale was the hero in the women’s national title games while DiVincenzo stole the spotlight in the men’s title game.

  • Vaught’s Views:Could UK signee Tyler Herro be best scorer in 2018 recruiting class?

    By Larry Vaught

    How good is Kentucky signee Tyler Herro?
    The 6-5 guard from Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis., has a fan in Rivals.com recruiting writer Krysten Peek.
    “He is the best shooter in the (2018 recruiting) class from beyond the arc (3-point line),” said Peek. “He could be the best pure scorer in the class.
    “I saw him in one workout where he did not miss a single shot. He can shoot a 3 like a lay-up. He is just a pure shooter and there are not many of them out there.”

  • Down to two

    And then there were two.

    After Saturday’s Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio, two teams were left standing in the NCAA Tournament. Those two squads - the Michigan Wolverines and Villanova Wildcats - faced off Monday night for the national championship.

  • Bracket busters

    Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket has become something of a yearly tradition.
    Over 60 million Americans fill out a bracket each year, despite the odds of filling out the perfect bracket stacked high against them (the odds are one in 9.4 quintillion to be exact). Sports fans and non-sports fans alike will fill out a bracket and join bracket contests with family, friends or co-workers, with prizes, cash and bragging rights on the line. Research will be done, numbers will be crunched and fans will seek to gain an edge to get a perfect- or darn close to- bracket.

  • Vaught’s Views: Justin Lewis glad to still be part of UK baseball resurgence

    By Larry Vaught

    His season has not gone exactly the way he hoped so far, but junior pitcher Justin Lewis does like the way one thing is going — the perception of Kentucky baseball.
    “I can tell a big difference. It used to be if somebody asked me I played ball at UK, I knew they meant basketball,” said Lewis, a Georgia native. “Now they let me know that they know I play baseball. That’s really good.

  • Improbable

    Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. No one thought history would happen inside the Spectrum Center. No one thought by the end of the night, the most improbable would happen. The night began with a basketball game between Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. It ended with the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history.