TAG: University of Kentucky

College / May 8, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How To Fix College Basketball: 3 Changes That Must Be Made

Doug McDermott

College basketball season is always exciting and the NCAA tournament may be the best four week postseason in sports. However, college basketball could be better, believe it or not. There are some small changes that could be made to the game to make it more exciting for fans to watch and easier for players to put their talents on display. The NCAA is also dealing with a major issue about whether or not paying college athletes. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 25, 2014 / 1:20 pm

Harrison Twins Bypass NBA Draft, Returning To Kentucky For Sophomore Seasons

Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison

Aaron and Andrew Harrison will both bypass the NBA Draft this summer and return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, reports Yahoo! Sports. The two 6-5 guards came to Kentucky as hyped recruits and underwhelmed all season until the NCAA tournament. Once there, Aaron became a national sensation with multiple game-winning shots while Andrew proved he’s a legit point guard prospect. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 22, 2014 / 1:57 pm

Kentucky’s Julius Randle Declares For The NBA Draft

Julius Randle

Kentucky’s Julius Randle officially declared for this summer’s NBA Draft in a live press conference this afternoon. The 19-year-old Randle is considered a lock as a top-10 pick, with a good chance to be drafted within the first five. A 6-9, 250-pound beast with incredibly quick feet, the freshman averaged 15 points and 10.4 rebounds this season, but had just 10 points and six boards in the team’s loss to UConn in the National Championship Game. Read More »

High School, Latest News / Apr 19, 2014 / 1:00 pm

12 Winners & Losers From The Jordan Brand Classic

Jahlil Okafor

The 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic took place last night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and in typical fashion, the game did not disappoint, becoming the highest scoring game in JBC history. The folks at Jordan Brand did a phenomenal job this year showcasing some of the top high school basketball players in the country. The game was followed by an epic postgame concert by Grammy Award winning rapper, Macklemore. In case you missed it, Brooklyn was where it was at last night. Read More »

High School, Video / Apr 11, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: National Player Of The Year Karl Towns Jr. Plays Like Kevin Durant

Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not every day you hear of a high school kid whose favorite player is Len Bias. Then again, it’s not every day you’ll find someone like Karl Towns Jr. The Kevin Durant/Dirk Nowitzki clone is finishing up his senior year before heading to Kentucky, where he should immediately become a star and one of the best big men John Calipari has had in a long time. Read More »

College, GIFs / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Obliterates Huskies With Monster Jam

James Young, Amida Brimah

Yes, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship last night, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and their overrated, then underrated, coterie of freshman — led by possible lottery selection Julius Randle. And yes, there was a bizarre rumor that Wildcats coach John Calipari was headed to the Lakers. But all we could do was marvel at the oomph with which James Young threw down this slam on the Huskies midway through the second half. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:30 am

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Loses Bet With Kemba Walker, Wears UConn Shirt

Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

I almost never make playful sporting bets with my friends anymore because I never win. It seems Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might suffer from the same affliction. He watched last night’s championship game with former UConn stud and current Charlotte teammate Kemba Walker and when it was all over, his point guard made MKG rock a UConn t-shirt. Cold-blooded. Read More »

Video / Apr 8, 2014 / 12:54 am

College Basketball’s 2014 “One Shining Moment”

NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies

NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies

The 2014 NCAA Tournament is over, and the University of Connecticut Huskies, unheralded for much of the season, and seeded no. 7 entering the tournament, did the unthinkable and won the 2014 NCAA Title. Come live the magic with the capstone to every college basketball season, another rendition of “One Shining Moment.” Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Don’t Hate: Kentucky Will Win The NCAA Championship

Julius Randle

It wasn’t too long ago that John Calipari’s young freshmen lost back-to-back games late in the season. The Wildcats had fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time all season and the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason polls was an afterthought as the Madness began. It wasn’t until losing the SEC Championship Game did the ‘Cats turn it around. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 6:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On Final Four & Why He’d Take Jabari Parker No. 1

Seth Davis

With the Final Four just days away, Dime had the opportunity to speak with Seth Davis, renowned college basketball reporter for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. We discussed a range of issues, including highlights from March Madness, NBA Draft prospects and the league’s age-minimum. Read More »