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RIP, Mike Pratt: All-American, colleague, friend

RIP, Mike Pratt: All-American, colleague, friend

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Mike Pratt. Yes, there was the big guy in the middle, Dan Issel. But it was Mike who fascinated me. That 1970 UK team was my first great basketball passion.  It wasn't Rupp's Runts, as I was so engulfed with baseball during the early...

Ever a fighter, Reggie Warford loses his final battle

Ever a fighter, Reggie Warford loses his final battle

Reggie is gone. After years of battling, Reggie Warford is gone. He died Thursday morning at his home in Pittsburgh, surrounded by family after a brief period of hospice care. The former UK guard was 67. I’ve always known exactly how old Reggie was because we share a...

Tshiebwe wins Jabbar Award

Tshiebwe wins Jabbar Award

(From UK Athletics) NEW ORLEANS – Kentucky junior forward Oscar Tshiebwe was named the winner of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award which honors the nation’s best center by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. The award began being given annually in...

UK’s Big O wins award named for original Big O

NEW ORLEANS – The first winner of the United States Basketball Writers Association’s most outstanding men’s college basketball player was Oscar Robertson in 1959. Sixty-three years later its most recent recipient is Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe. Tshiebwe is the 2022...

Cats’ season comes to stunning, premature close

Cats’ season comes to stunning, premature close

By Lizzie Hull INDIANAPOLIS -- The Kentucky Wildcats basketball season came to a surprising end Thursday night as they fell to 15-seed Saint Peters 85-79 in overtime. Tied at 37 going into the half, and again at 71 going into overtime, one team had to break away to...

No Big O means bitter L for Cats in SEC Tourney

No Big O means bitter L for Cats in SEC Tourney

By Lizzie Hull Photos by SEC Digital TAMPA -- Oscar Tshiebwe played just 25 minutes Saturday afternoon as the third-seeded Kentucky Wildcats lost to Tennessee, 69-62 in the semifinal round of the SEC Tournament.  The Cats missed him when they needed him the most....

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