2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
19-9, 4th in SEC
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6h

Bridges, Sexton, 2 others eligible amid probe

Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Alabama's Collin Sexton, USC's Chimezie Metu and Kentucky's Kevin Knox have been cleared by their schools Saturday, a day after being named in documents that detailed possible NCAA rules violations.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Statement from Kentucky regarding Kevin Knox: "In reference to the Yahoo! Sports men's basketball article, the University of Kentucky immediately reviewed the matter and, based on the available information, determined that there were no eligibility issues or rules violations for any current student-athletes or staff related to Friday's report. Kentucky will continue to work diligently with both the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference." - UK Athletics

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Calipari disappointed in probe 'for all of basketball' (1:06)
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Saturday Slate: SEC hoops (2:02)
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Report: NCAA teams, players ID'd in FBI probe

Players at basketball powers such as Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas may have committed NCAA violations that were uncovered by an FBI investigation, according to Yahoo! Sports.

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How many SEC teams will make it to the postseason? (2:16)
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Biggest storylines heading into the postseason (3:17)
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Kentucky rolls in second half, tops Arkansas (1:07)
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Kentucky defeats Arkansas 87-72 (3:01)

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Last week John Calipari told that he wanted more fight from his team and that they needed to just win one game to stop the bleeding of losing. Kentucky has now won two in a row and these young Cats' are fighting again. Impressive road win at Arkansas in the SEC.

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Knox: 'We came in here and did what we had to do' (1:49)
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Calipari: 'This is a challenge, this is a good team we're playing' (0:21)
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4dAlex Scarborough

Kentucky has a trust problem

John Calipari is complaining that his team won't listen to him, his players feel sorry for themselves and the egos are getting in the way. With only three weeks until Selection Sunday, can the Wildcats figure it out?

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Spoke with E.J Montgomery who currently sits at no.16 in the ESPN 100. He has visited Duke and North Carolina unofficially and plans to go back to both for official visits. Kentucky is up next for an official visit on February 24th. He and is family are deciding on a fourth visit between Georgetown and Wake Forest. At 6'10" Montgomery possesses a 7'2" wing span with a soft mid-range touch. He is playing with more assertiveness and that has translated to his rebounding numbers. The bottom line is he has made steady progress over his career with plenty of growth left in his game.

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5dJeff Borzello

College hoops Power Rankings: Will SEC's depth hurt teams in March?

Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other, so the committee might value the league differently when selecting the field.

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Above the rim: Best dunks from the week (2:31)
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SEC All-Star Draft (2:47)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky's four-game losing streak is over as the it beats Alabama, 81-71, at home. It wasn't always pretty, but the Wildcats dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Tide by 17. Turnovers down the stretch doomed Alabama .

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's amazing that Kentucky is +17 rebounding yet is leading Alabama by just 2 points with under 8 minutes remaining. The Wildcats have missed some point-blank shots this afternoon.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama big man Donta Hall may be wearing two different shoes (one white, one crimson), but he's playing very good basketball. He's 7 of 8 from the field and a big reason why the Tide have the lead over Kentucky with under 9 minutes to play.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Collin Sexton has returned from the locker room with a bandage on his chin. Alabama's leading scorer took a hard fall on the court earlier and went straight to the locker room. He's now back on the court against Kentucky.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Collin Sexton fell and smashed the side of his face on the court after a drive to the basket. He was slow getting up and when he did, he went straight to the locker room. He's Alabama's best scoring option.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a good sign for Alabama when big man Donta Hall heads to the locker room early against Kentucky after appearing to aggravate his already injured wrist. The Tide need his ability to protect the rim against the Wildcats, who want to make a living in the paint.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.2109th
Rebounds Per Game39.324th
Assists Per Game13.3205th
Points Allowed70.8Tied-135th

Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record126-51
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances57