20-3 run, late free throws let No. 25 UK win at Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. – The 25th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team used a 20-3 run to turn a 10-point deficit into a seven-point lead, as the Wildcats won 73-68 at Washington State on Sunday.

Junior Maci Morris led Kentucky (4-0) with a season-high 20 points, marking her fourth straight double-figure scoring effort to begin the season. Senior Makenzie Cann had 15 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the game, while junior Taylor Murray had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Cats.

Records Fall as Wildcats Roll to 3-0 Sweep on Senior Day

Harper Hempel was one of five UK seniors honored Sunday. (Larry Vaught Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Every special season needs a special performance along the way and during the home regular-season finale, the No. 6 Kentucky volleyball team did just that. A number of records fell as UK cruised to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 26-24) sweep of visiting Ole Miss on Senior Day inside Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Kentucky-Georgia Photo Gallery

Photos by Vicky Graff

Cats face tough realities against Troy, numbers project 17-point win

Sacha Killeya-Jones, Hamidou Diallo (Jeff Houchin Photo)

By RICHARD CHEEKS, Contributing Writer

Regardless of the reason, i.e. the Cats gave an usually strong effort or Kansas’ game was lacking, it is clear that the closeness of the Cats’ loss to the Jayhawks is an anomalous outcome for the Cats when compared to how these same Cats competed in the other three games of this young season. On Friday night, the Cats’ effort against a much weaker ETSU Buccaneer squad was more akin to the lackluster wins over Utah Valley and Vermont than the close loss to #4 Kansas. This roller coaster team took another sharp drop in game 4 after the thrilling rise the team gave the Big Blue Nation in game 3.

Quade Green on having the hot hand, which shoes to wear


Quade Green has not been quite as consistent as what coach John Calipari wants.

He’s still learning what to do and when to do it while directing Kentucky’s offense. He’ll get another chance to show what he can do — and what he has learned — when Kentucky hosts Troy on Monday night.

But he’s been consistent about one thing — he comes out with a different pair of tennis shoes every game. You just never know what color his sneakers might be until you see him on the court.

Don’t rule Cats out of Music City Bowl just yet

Mike Edwards celebrated early against Georgia but that changed. Now UK would like to celebrate a win over Louisville to end the season. (Vicky Graff Photo)


No one has to tell Mark Stoops about the significance to this Saturday’s game against Louisville after the Cats lost 42-13 at Georgia.

Both Kentucky and Louisville will bring 7-4 records into Saturday’s game that is schedule to kick off at noon.

“It’s very important. Just to get another victory and to get our eighth win is big. We haven’t done that in awhile and it’s important for us to play against Louisville — our rival — and play at home and to finish the season,” Stoops said after the Georgia loss.

UK-Georgia postgame notes, numbers

Stephen Johnson (Vicky Graff Photo)


Kentucky at Georgia

Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

Nov. 18, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Georgia 42, Kentucky 13

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 7-4 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. 
    • UK finished at least .500 in the league in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1998-99.
    • UK finished in third place in the SEC Eastern Division. Placing second last season, it is UK’s best back-to-back finishes since the league split into divisions in 1992.
  • Georgia, the SEC Eastern Division champion, is 10-1 overall, 7-1 in the league. 

Stoops tried to be aggressive, but Georgia just too physical for Cats

Benny Snell got UK’s only touchdown on this run Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)


ATHENS, Ga. — The final score will not indicate to others how Kentucky played at Georgia Saturday, but the Cats earned my respect.

This was a game very few expected you to have any chance to win (kind of similar to last year at Louisville when the Cats stunned the Cards).

Kentucky vs East Tennessee State Photo Gallery

Photos by Vicky Graff

Calipari knows he might be pushing his team too hard

Kevin Knox (Vicky Graff Photo)


Kentucky lost to Kansas in Chicago Tuesday and then fell behind East Tennessee State 18-8 Friday night before winning 78-61. But the Cats have to play again Monday and Wednesday nights. That means there is little practice time now for coach John Calipari to correct mistakes.

“It’s a process. I would tell our fans, just enjoy this because I’m the one dying. You should be enjoying it, watching these kids. We got great kids. I’m just here to tell you that really solid, good kids that I’ve been very tough on and probably dragging them faster than they really are capable of doing this,” Calipari said after Friday’s game.