Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2014-2015 News and Updates
11/20/14 - The #1 Kentucky Wildcats started their season playing two home games within forty hours in the Cawood Ledford Classic, easily dispatching the Grand Canyon Antelopes on Friday evening 85-45, and coming back in the second game on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 71-52. Kentucky’s schedule this season features games against some of the most storied teams in the history of the sport including, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, UCLA and Louisville, all of whom are among the winningest programs in college basketball history. Taking advantage of the deep talent up and down the Wildcats roster, Kentucky coach John Calipari has implemented a two-platoon system this year, which will be tested against some of the best talent in the country. Check out the Wildcats upcoming schedule, and buy your tickets today to be a part of the lore that is Kentucky Wildcats basketball!
11/12/14 - The Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team is ready to start their season this Friday, the 14th, against the Grand Canyon Antelopes. Kentucky is looking like the team to beat, being ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Their team also features a record setting nine McDonald's All-Americans. Last season, the Wildcats went all the way to the championship game, but came back in second place. It looks like Kentucky is set on going all the way this time. In fact, SMU coach, Larry Brown thinks they could remain undefeated. This Friday’s game still has tickets available starting at $11, and there are plenty of home games to attend following their first away game at the Kansas Jayhawks next week on Tuesday, Nov. 18th.
2/7/14 – With the exception of last year, Coach John Calipari has taken his Wildcats to at least the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament every season. And while the highly regarded freshman class may not be living up to expectations as a whole, Kentucky is not to be counted out of a deep tourney run. Proof of that came Saturday against Missouri. While the final score may not have told the real story here, the team – not five individuals – did. As a collective unit, the Kentucky Wildcats are a dangerous team! Support the Cats in the final four regular season games at Rupp Arena, two of which will come against teams who have already outscored the Cats earlier in the season. Kentucky Wildcats tickets against the Florida Gators are the most expensive of the bunch, averaging $344 while Wildcats tickets versus the LSU Tigers are a mere $127.
1/3/14 - After recruiting some of the most sought after freshman, Kentucky’s highly touted roster has hit a few snags in the road earlier this season. Julius Randle has shown great maturity and skill in his consistent play, but the Harrison twins and James Young were still struggling with cohesion up until the biggest college basketball game of the season, when Kentucky took on Louisville rivals at Rupp Arena this past weekend. The national champ showdown between two storied schools provided a stunning outcome as the Cats defeated the Cards 73-66 for their first win against a ranked team this season, and one with considerably more experience. With their most convincing win yet, the Wildcats are on the road to taking the SEC, and proved to themselves and devoted fans, that if they work together, the No. 1 seed is positively attainable. With an improved 10-3 record heading into Southeastern Conference play, the rookie team is finally hitting its stride, gearing up for Missouri, Tennessee and Florida on their schedule. Kentucky Wildcats tickets start at $43 in the Upper Level and reach upwards of $188 in the Lower Level when KU tackles their first division opponents in the New Year, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, on January 8. Score KU basketball tickets today and ensure the boys a winning start to their SEC season!
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2014-2015 Season
Head coach John Calipari, known as the best recruiter in college basketball, “hit the jackpot” in 2013 with his five-star freshman recruits, a set that quickly became known as the best freshman class on paper in NCAAB history. The Wildcats have the most all-time wins and NCAA Tournament
appearances and rank second (just behind UCLA
) in championships. Over the summer, the Kentucky Wildcats have emerged as the team to beat in the coming season, and national championship hopes are high.
Calipari is confident, intending to take his squad to 40-0 on the season. UK will begin their run on Nov 8 at North Carolina-Asheville, and will begin the Statefarm Champions Classic on Nov 12 against Michigan State in one of the best non-conference games this season. The first SEC play will come on Jan 8 against Mississippi State. Get ready for Big Blue Madness and witness history in the making as the Wildcats eRUPPt Lexington at Rupp Arena!
Though, the young team’s inexperience left UK unranked last year, finishing 12-6 in the SEC, after an astounding loss at Robert Morris in the opening NIT round. This season the Wildcats have been ranked #1 in the preseason coaches’ poll—the first team in the poll’s history to have been unranked last season, jumping to #1 the next. Expect great things from the six All-American freshman players (including Julius Randle, and twins Aaron & Andrew Harrison) who may all start at the same time, filling the holes left by Archie Goodwin (Phoenix Suns) and Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers) to the NBA. Also in the line-up, are two NBA first-round-talent returners Alex Poythress and athletic defender Willie Cauley-Stein, who will compete with recruits James Young and Dakari Johnson for starting positions at forward and center.