UK Men's Basketball

Live updates from Kentucky’s 2019 Big Blue Madness

Follow along live Friday night as Herald-Leader staff writer Jerry Tipton and UK Athletics provide live updates from Rupp Arena, where the University of Kentucky is conducting its annual Big Blue Madness celebration of the opening of basketball practice for its men’s and women’s teams.

Scroll down below to view live updates on Twitter.

A sold out Rupp Arena crowd was to be treated to introductions of both teams, practice drills, videos and more. The event was to be televised live on the SEC Network starting at 7 p.m. and is available on and the Watch ESPN app. CWKYT-5 in Lexington was showing a pre-Madness special that was to begin at 5:30 p.m., live from the Blue Carpet.

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Jerry Tipton has covered Kentucky basketball beginning with the 1981-82 season to the present. He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame.
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