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Does Jayden Quaintance?s Addition Gets Kentucky Its Most Promising NCAA Program?

Can addition of Jayden Quaintance boost the Kentucky Wildcats chances of winning the NCAA season next year?

Ritvan Pande

November 15, 2023

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With DJ Wagner Getting Deserved Hype, Veteran Coach Dwells on Kentucky?s NCAA Potential: ?Calipari Has a Chip on His Shoulder?

Explore the buzz around rising star DJ Wagner and the anticipated NCAA potential of Kentucky, as a veteran coach weighs in on Calipari's determined mindset.

Dimple Gupta

November 09, 2023

NCAA Basketball: Bluegrass Showcase-Morehead State at Kentucky

With NCAA Season on Brink of Start, 18YO Star Pockets a Whopping 40 Point Performance

The Kentucky Wildcats point guard Rob Dillingham surprises all as he brings his A-game in a contest between the White and Blue.

Ritvan Pande

October 22, 2023

NCAA Basketball: Big Blue Madness

?Perfect Timing?: 30 Days After Gracing Drake?s Concert, Devin Booker Shouts Out Kevin Durant For Newest Collaboration With the 5x Grammy Winner

Explore the buzz around rising star DJ Wagner and the anticipated NCAA potential of Kentucky, as a veteran coach weighs in on Calipari's determined mindset.

Siddhanshi Sharma

October 06, 2023

Drake, Kevin Durant, Devin Booker

8-Time NCAA Champion?s Hall of Famer Coach Left Astonished by Drake?s $100 Million Mansion Before Thanking Rapper Buddy for Pool Party

Rapper Drake has given his 100$ million mansion to his longtime friend and 8x NCAA Champion?s Hall of Famer Coach & his team for practice.

Mohammad Almas Saad

July 17, 2023

Drake’s Till Death Do Us Part Rap Battle Event

Taller Than Stephen Curry, Startling Revelation on Shaquille O?Neal?s Daughter Leaves NBA World Amazed

Rapper Drake has given his 100$ million mansion to his longtime friend and 8x NCAA Champion?s Hall of Famer Coach & his team for practice.

Abhishek Sharma

June 01, 2023

“Uncle Drew” New York Premiere

?So Many Upsets?: Hours After $6,000,000,000 Magic Johnson Bombshell NFL Report, Lakers Legend Goes Gaga Over March Madness

Rapper Drake has given his 100$ million mansion to his longtime friend and 8x NCAA Champion?s Hall of Famer Coach & his team for practice.

Abhishek Dhariwal

March 21, 2023

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De?Aaron Fox vs. Malik Monk Net Worth and Salary Comparison: Who Is Richer?

Rapper Drake has given his 100$ million mansion to his longtime friend and 8x NCAA Champion?s Hall of Famer Coach & his team for practice.

Bagavathi Eswaran

February 25, 2023

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings

?This Sets a Horrible Precedent for the NCAA?: Brittney Griner Once Got Blasted for Resorting to Violence at a College Basketball Game by Ex-NBA Star

Brittney Griner was on the receiving end of a former NBA player?s rage for punching another player during a college ballgame.

Ritvik Malhotra

August 28, 2022

Former NBA Champion Dubs Anthony Davis the ?Last Monster? in College Basketball Over Zion Williamson

Rapper Drake has given his 100$ million mansion to his longtime friend and 8x NCAA Champion?s Hall of Famer Coach & his team for practice.

Aditya Mohapatra

September 19, 2021

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers

Are Kentucky and Villanova The Top Two Options for 2023 #1 Prospect DJ Wagner?

A lot of colleges are in the running for class of 2023 #1 prospect DJ Wagner. Could Kentucky and Villanova be leading the race?

Aaron Mathew

June 22, 2021

Is John Calipari Still Upset Cade Cunningham Choose Oklahoma State Cowboys Over Kentucky Wildcats?

John Calipari praised Cade Cunningham for choosing college over G-League, but he still seems upset at him not choosing Kentucky Wildcats.

Aaron Mathew

June 02, 2021

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian

Kentucky Coach John Calipari Reveals How Anthony Davis Played Like Bill Russell in 2012 National Championship Game

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari recently revealed how Anthony Davis played like Bill Russell in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Final.

Aaron Mathew

May 24, 2021

Julius Randle Net Worth: How Much is the Knicks Star Worth?

Exploring the net worth of New York Knicks' new sensation, Julius Randle, from when he was first drafted by Los Angeles Lakers in 2014.

Bharat Aggarwal

May 23, 2021

NBA: Preseason-New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons

Hall of Fame Coach Rick Pitino Believes His 1996 Kentucky Wildcats Could Beat Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s UCLA Bruins

Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino believes his 1996 Kentucky Wildcats could beat any team including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's legendary UCLA Bruins.

Aaron Mathew

May 22, 2021

Is TyTy Washington Next in the Line of Promising Point Guards Coming Out of Kentucky Wildcats?

The Kentucky Wildcats have had a long list of promising point guards on the team. Can new recruit TyTy Washington follow in their footsteps?

Aaron Mathew

May 14, 2021

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Kentucky Wildcats 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Scores, Injury Report

The Kentucky Wildcats compete in NCAA Mens Basketball as a part of the Southeastern Conference. Their conference opponents are colleges like Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama among others. They were founded in 1909.

The team got their 'Wildcats' nickname in 1909, assigned to the football team which the basketball team also adopted. While their initial logo in 1973 saw an actual wild cat with an open mouth, it has since been refined to include the letters 'U' and 'K'. The modern logo is relatively minimalistic.

The modern logo was first used in 1997 as an alternative logo. The current logo was designed in 2016 and saw a minor tweaking of the shape of the letters.

History

Founded1909
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Athletic DirectorMitch Barnhart
Head CoachJohn Calipari
ArenaRupp Arena
Championships (8)1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Conference Tournament Titles (33)1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1988*, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference Regular Season Titles (48)1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988*, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
Websitehttps://ukathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball

Who is the Coach of Kentucky Wildcats?

The current coach of the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team is renowned basketball coach John Calipari. He is a three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year, winning the award in three decades (1996, 2009, and 2015). He has coached the NBA's New Jersey Nets, been an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers, and been a college head coach at UMass and Memphis.

Calipari is in his 11th season as the coach of the Wildcats, leading the team to an NCAA Division 1 Tournament Win in 2012. Calipari signed a 'lifetime extension' with Kentucky in 2019, guaranteeing a coaching job for the next 10 years.

Who is the Athletic Director of Kentucky Wildcats?

The Athletic Director for the Wildcats is Mitch Barnhart. He is the tenth athletic director in the University's history and is currently the longest-serving one in the entire SEC. He joined Kentucky in 2002, succeeding Larry Ivy. Barnhart signed a six-year extension to keep him at the college in 2016.

Kentucky Wildcats: Championships and Accomplishments?

Kentucky Wildcats basketball program is the most successful in NCAA Division 1 history. They lead the division in both all-time wins as well as all-time winning percentage.

They also lead all schools in NCAA tournament appearances (59), NCAA tournament wins (131), total postseason tournament appearances (68), and conference regular-season champions (51).

The school also has the second-most appearances in NCAA Final Four history, making it their 17 times. However, they are tied with UCLA. They are also tied with UCLA in most NCAA Championship games, with both schools making 12 appearances.

They have eight title wins, with those coming in 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, and 2012.

Kentucky Wildcats: Greatest NBA Players

With their success, Kentucky has also produced some of the best NBA basketball players of all time. John Wall, Anthony Davis, and Karl-Anthony Towns are all active first-overall picks that played for Kentucky. Davis won a national title in his single year at Kentucky in 2012.

These active players are joined by the likes of DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Bam Adebayo, Devin Booker, and De'Aaron Fox, among others. There are currently 29 active players that played college basketball for Kentucky.

The university has seen some greats before this as well. This includes the likes of Dan Issel, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, and Cliff Hagan.

Kentucky Wildcats: Mascot and Uniform

The Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball and Kentucky Wildcats Football both share the same mascot. While the college lists three official mascots, one would only see two of them on game-night.

The two for games are 'Scratch' and 'The Wildcat'. While 'The Wildcat' is just a regular student in an outfit, 'Scratch' is way more personable. The character was introduced later to appeal to kids. His characteristics are having fun and enjoying Coca-Cola.

However, the main mascot is one no one sees in the games. This mascot is a real wildcat (or bobcat) and is kept in the state-operated Salato Wildlife Education Center. The name of the wildcat is 'Blue', a reference to the college's primary color.

Their uniforms are usually a combination of blue and white, the official colors of the school.

Kentucky Wildcats: Current Roster

The Wildcats have 15 active players on their roster.

PositionJersey NumberNameHeightWeight
Forward0Jacob Toppin6?9194 lbs
Guard2Devin Askew6?3198 lbs
Guard3Brandon Boston Jr.6?7185 lbs
Guard5Terrence Clark6?7194 lbs
Guard10Davion Mintz6?3196 lbs
Guard11Dontaie Allen6?6198 lbs
Forward12Keion Brooks Jr,6?7205 lbs
Guard13Riley Welch6?0185 lbs
Forward14Brennan Canada6?6198 lbs
Guard/Forward20Zan Payne6?4215 lbs
Forward21Cam?ron Fletcher6?6215 lbs
Forward23Isaiah Jackson6?10206 lbs
Guard25Kareem Watkins5?8145 lbs
Forward30Olivier Sarr7?0237 lbs
Forward55Lance Ware6?9223 lbs

Kentucky Wildcats: Schedule

The Kentucky Wildcats will open their season on the 26th of November against Morehead State. They will play 27 games through the regular season. Their last regular-season game will be played on the 2nd of March, 2021. After that, they will enter the SEC Tournament to secure qualification for the final tournament,

The full schedule is available on the college website.