Since the summer, John Calipari has emphasized defense as the key to Kentucky’s season. Even when UK faltered offensively, he said better defense would create better scoring. But after the loss to Seton Hall, Calipari said he’ll work to improve his team’s offense.
Kentucky basketball fell from ninth to 19th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Several national experts believe UK is not deserving of a Top 25 ranking after Saturday’s loss to Seton Hall.
This past weekend, the Detroit Pistons and Dwane Casey and his family held a Very Merry Casey Christmas, hosting 36 children from the Pure Heart Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps children who have parents who are incarcerated.
Kentucky basketball lost to Seton Hall 84-83 in overtime on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. PJ Washington scored a career-high 29 points. UK struggled shooting from three-point range.
Tennessee basketball defeated No. 1-ranked Gonzaga 76-73 on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 in the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. Admiral Schofield scored 30 points for the Volunteers. It was Gonzaga’s first loss of season.
Kentucky basketball lost 84-83 in overtime to Seton Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A 10-minute span without a field goal in the first half contributed to the Wildcats first loss since Nov. 6. UK is now 7-2 on season.
PJ Washington scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday. This impressed Seton Hall Coach Kevin Willard. But UK Coach John Calipari called for Washington to routinely score 35 points and grab 20 rebounds.
Coach John Calipari saw growth in his team during an overtime loss to Seton Hall. Both teams absorbed and delivered body blows. Although terming UK’s loss as “heart-breaking,” Calipari said, ‘We made strides.”
Kentucky basketball lost 84-83 in overtime to Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Takeaways from the timeout debate, second-chance points and PJ Washington from the Wildcats loss.
Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen, right guard Bunchy Stallings are the first Cats duo to be named Associated Press All-Americans in the same season. Running back Benny Snell was named to Third Team as well.
Behind Asia Durr’s 32 points, No. 5 Louisville defeated No. 19 Kentucky 80-75 on Sunday in women’s college basketball at the KFC Yum Center. But led by freshman star Rhyne Howard, Matthew Mitchell’s squad showed reasons for hope.
Kentucky sophomore forward PJ Washington talks about his career-high 29 points in UK's 84-83 overtime loss to Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Washington also grabbed 13 rebounds.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks to the media after his team's 84-83 overtime loss to Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The defeat snapped the Wildcats' seven-game winning streak.