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Tshiebwe scores 23, No. 10 Kentucky beats Southern 76-64

Dec. 07, 2021 23:26 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe wasn’t fazed by being a foul away from having to leave the game, because he was playing smarter. “I wanted my head to stay in the game,” said Tshiebwe, who finished with four fouls and sat for several minutes in the first half. “Coming...

Tshiebwe helps No. 9 Kentucky rout Central Michigan 85-57

Nov. 29, 2021 22:56 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — One difference between this rout and others before it was the lightning pace No. 9 Kentucky played toward building it. Oscar Tshiebwe had 20 points and 16 rebounds, TyTy Washington Jr. added 15 points and the Wildcats quickly overwhelmed Central...

No. 10 Kentucky cruises in 86-52 victory over North Florida

Nov. 26, 2021 22:11 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 10 Kentucky wasn’t at its best Friday night, but did the little things to wear down North Florida for an 86-52 victory — its fifth straight. Kentucky made just six shots from long range, doing most of its scoring in transition with 28...

Washington scores 20, No. 10 Kentucky tops Albany 86-61

Nov. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. is making the most of his increased playing time. Washington scored 20 points for the second straight game, Keion Brooks Jr. added 17 points and No. 10 Kentucky beat Albany 86-61 on Monday night for its fourth consecutive...

No. 13 Kentucky shakes off early rust to beat Ohio 77-59

Nov. 19, 2021 22:20 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Keion Brooks wasn’t surprised that Ohio challenged No. 13 Kentucky on Friday night. It took his 22-point game to spark the Wildcats to a 77-59 victory. “They’re a good team,” Brooks said of Ohio (3-1). “We expected them to be good and...

Tshiebwe 24 points, 16 boards lead No. 13 Kentucky over MSM

Nov. 16, 2021 22:46 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe's rebounding drew so much attention that his offense was something of an afterthought. That focus might change after the Kentucky forward showed a skill that was there all along. Tshiebwe had a career-high 24...

No. 10 Kentucky routs Robert Morris 100-60 in home opener

Nov. 12, 2021 23:05 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe's zeal for rebounding is obvious, to say nothing of his energy. No. 10 Kentucky fed off both qualities for a resounding 100-60 victory over Robert Morris on Friday night. Tshiebwe had 20 rebounds and 14 points,...

Kentucky signs foursome of five-star recruits for 2022 class

Nov. 10, 2021 22:02 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed four five-star recruits for its 2022 class including consensus No. 1 prospect Shaedon Sharpe, who will enroll this spring. Guards Skyy Clark and Cason Wallace and forward Chris Livingston will join the Wildcats for the 2022-23...

Coach K wins Garden finale as Duke tops Kentucky 79-71

Nov. 10, 2021 03:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski's farewell tour started with a win thanks to his latest group of stellar freshmen at Duke. Trevor Keels scored 25 points and classmate Paolo Banchero added 22 to help the No. 9 Blue Devils open their coach's final season by beating...

No. 10 Kentucky looks to veterans, transfers for title run

Oct. 21, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari’s enthusiasm and optimism about his Kentucky squad comes from having his most experienced Wildcats roster in a while. Yes, Calipari once again landed a couple of heralded freshman recruits. But they’ll be outnumbered by a veteran...