Tshiebwe’s 25 boards helps Kentucky top Providence in NCAAsMarch 18, 2023 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe kept battling for position, pushing his way to daylight and grabbing seemingly every loose rebound with a rugged relentlessness.
AP: Alabama’s Brandon Miller SEC player, newcomer of yearMarch 7, 2023 GMT
Alabama freshman Brandon Miller, whose tremendous season on the court has been clouded by controversy off it, is The Associated Press player of the year and newcomer of the year in the Southeastern Conference.
Reeves stars as No. 23 Kentucky beats Arkansas 88-79March 4, 2023 GMT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Antonio Reeves scored a career-high 37 points, and No. 23 Kentucky handed Arkansas its third straight loss with an 88-79 victory on Saturday.
Oscar Tshiebwe had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (21-10, 12-6 Southeastern Conference).
Kentucky overwhelms Auburn for 20th win of season 86-54February 25, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Antonio Reeves scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half when Kentucky pulled away to beat Auburn 86-54 on Saturday for the Wildcats' 20th win.
Kentucky wins third straight, 82-74 over FloridaFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 25 points, Jacob Toppin had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Kentucky beat Florida 82-74 on Wednesday night for its third straight victory.
Toppin closed a 15-4 run with a 3-pointer and fast-break dunk to give Kentucky a 74-63 lead with 3:43 left.
Kentucky takes big lead, downs No. 10 Tennessee 66-54February 18, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Cason Wallace and Oscar Tshiebwe each scored 16 points and Kentucky rushed to a big lead and beat No. 10 Tennessee 66-54 on Saturday.
The Volunteers (20-7, 9-5 SEC) trailed by 20 points at halftime and lost in their first game since toppling No.
Kentucky holds off Mississippi State in final minute 71-68February 16, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jacob Toppin scored 16 points, and Kentucky held off Mississippi State 71-68 on Wednesday night.
Tolu Smith scored in the paint to get the Bulldogs within 66-62 with 1:21 remaining.
Georgia hands Kentucky damaging 75-68 defeatFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kario Oquendo scored 21 points, Braelen Bridges and Justin Hill combined for 19 second-half points and Georgia defeated Kentucky 75-68 on Saturday.
Bridges scored 10 of his 12 points over a five-minute stretch when Georgia took back the lead for good.
Kentucky posts wire-to-wire 72-67 victory over FloridaFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Cason Wallace scored 20 points, Jacob Toppin had a double-double and Kentucky never trailed in a 72-67 victory over Florida on Saturday night.
Wallace made 7 of 10 shots from the floor with a 3-pointer and all five of his free throws for the Wildcats (16-7, 7-3 SEC).
Seniors help Kentucky pull away for 75-66 win over Ole MissFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Antonio Reeves came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky pulled away for a 75-66 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night.
Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe voted as state’s top sports figureJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky men’s basketball forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who was named The Associated Press' top player on the way to sweeping all six national awards last spring, has been voted the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year.
Wilson’s 22 points help No. 9 Kansas survive Kentucky 77-68January 29, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — So much for all that worry over No. 9 Kansas falling toward a low point under Bill Self.
Especially given the Jayhawks' cool, poised response to several gut checks against fellow basketball royalty.
Tshiebwe posts double-double as Kentucky beats Vandy 69-53January 25, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 69-53 Tuesday night for the Wildcats' longest winning streak this season at four straight.
Reeves scores 23, Kentucky hands Texas A&M first SEC lossJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Antonio Reeves hit five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points as Kentucky beat Texas A&M 76-67 on Saturday, handing the Aggies their first SEC loss of the season.
After getting off to a 1-3 conference start that had created a lot of ire directed at coach John Calipari from fans, Kentucky (13-6, 4-3) has beaten then-No.
Tshiebwe’s 37 points, 24 rebounds lead way in Kentucky’s winJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed a season-high 24 rebounds in a dominating performance that sent Kentucky to an 85-71 win over Georgia on Tuesday night.
Kentucky overcomes negativity, beats No. 5 Tennessee 63-56January 15, 2023 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Antonio Reeves scored 18 points and Oscar Tshiebwe had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kentucky to a 63-56 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday.
The Wildcats (11-6, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) showed a physical presence and dominated the Volunteers (14-3, 4-1) on the boards.
Calipari, Kentucky silence doubters, beat No. 5 TennesseeJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Negativity has dogged the Kentucky basketball program since its disappointing loss to South Carolina on Tuesday.
Heading into Saturday's 63-56 win over No. 5 Tennessee, Wildcats coach John Calipari did his best to insulate his players while absorbing as many bullets as possible himself.
Kentucky, Calipari frustrated by season-long strugglesJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky All-American forward Oscar Tshiebwe is wondering whether the Wildcats' walk-ons should play at this point in a frustrating season, just to show some fire.
For college basketball’s reigning player of the year to challenge his talented teammates speaks volumes of the crisis within one of the sport’s most prestigious and successful programs.
Gamecocks top Kentucky at Rupp for 1st time in 14 yearsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Meechie Johnson hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points to lead South Carolina over Kentucky 71-68 on Tuesday night, winning at Rupp Arena for the first time in 14 years and giving coach Lamont Paris his first SEC victory.
Toppin, Tshiebwe pace Kentucky past LSU 74-71January 4, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jacob Toppin scored 21 points shooting 9 for 13, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky held on to beat LSU 74-71 on Tuesday night.
Up 72-68, Kentucky's Chris Livingston fouled Cam Hayes on his 3-point attempt with 10 seconds to go.
Tshiebwe, Toppin lead No. 19 Kentucky past rival LouisvilleDecember 31, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Jacob Toppin added a career-high 24 points and No. 19 Kentucky shot a season-best 60% to dominate rival Louisville 86-63 on Saturday.
Stumbles by No. 19 Kentucky, Louisville dull rivalry meetingDecember 31, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Obviously, No. 19 Kentucky or Louisville will be pleased with winning their showdown if only because feel-good moments have been scarce this season for the in-state archrivals.
Brown scores 30 as Mizzou blows out No. 19 Kentucky 89-75December 29, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Dennis Gates used to listen with rapt attention as his mentor, the longtime Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton, would tell him stories about his time coaching at Kentucky under Joe B.
Jaquez leads No. 16 UCLA past No. 13 Kentucky 63-53 at MSGDecember 18, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After a terrific East Coast road trip, UCLA coach Mick Cronin is eager to ditch this December chill and savor the spoils in sunshine.
“We're going home, and it's going to be 75 (degrees),” he said.
Tshiebwe leads the way for No. 16 Kentucky over Yale, 69-59December 10, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 28 points and had 12 rebounds to lead No. 16 Kentucky to a 69-59 win over Yale on Saturday.
The Wildcats (7-2) pushed their winning streak to four games in a tougher-than-expected contest against the Bulldogs (8-3) from the Ivy League.
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe misses second game with knee injuryNovember 12, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky senior forward Oscar Tshiebwe, last season’s consensus national player of the year, was sidelined a second consecutive game for the fourth-ranked Wildcats on Friday night against Duquesne.
Tshiebwe, Wheeler miss opener for No. 4 KentuckyNovember 8, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky senior forward Oscar Tshiebwe, last season's consensus national player of the year, was sidelined for the fourth-ranked Wildcats' opener against Howard on Monday.
The school announced before the game that the 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe (right knee) and guard Sahvir Wheeler (right leg) were out along with sophomore forward Daimion Collins (personal reasons).
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe anticipates returning for season openerOctober 25, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward and consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe said Tuesday he “absolutely” anticipates being ready for the No. 4 Wildcats' season opener after having a procedure on his right knee earlier this month.
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe looks to expand his game next seasonApril 22, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe quickly learned achieving his dream of being an NBA draft lottery pick requires more than being college basketball’s best player.
So even after becoming an imposing inside presence on both ends of the floor, the Kentucky junior forward plans to spend the offseason stretching his game beyond the arc and in other phases to get himself — and the Wildcats — to the next level.
Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe to return for senior seasonApril 20, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe will return for his senior year with the Wildcats after a breakout season in which he swept national player of the year awards.
The 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe announced his decision Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe named AP men’s college player of yearApril 1, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe spent an entire season relentlessly chasing and pulling down seemingly every rebound that came his way — and plenty that didn't, too.
“I want to be the greatest rebounder I can be,” Tshiebwe said.
Engaging Tshiebwe thriving on, off the court with KentuckyMarch 14, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An engaging Oscar Tshiebwe has won over Kentucky basketball fans with his record-breaking play on the court and affable personality off of it.
The 6-foot-9 native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo anchors the No.
No. 5 Kentucky tops Vanderbilt again, 77-71 in SEC tourneyMarch 12, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — TyTy Washington hasn't played like this in nearly two months. He hasn't needed to, either.
After taking a backseat to standout forward Oscar Tshiebwe late in the regular season, Washington stepped into the spotlight Friday night and put Kentucky on the verge of a No.
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe earns AP’s SEC player of year honorsMarch 8, 2022 GMT
Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe is a unanimous pick as The Associated Press player of the year in the Southeastern Conference.
Mintz has 21 points, No. 5 Kentucky beats Vanderbilt 77-70February 3, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky had to fight for everything it got against Vanderbilt, and Davion Mintz helped deal the biggest blow for the No. 5 Wildcats.
Mintz scored a season-high 21 points off the bench, hitting a 3-pointer during a pivotal 11-2 run, and Kentucky overcame nearly blowing a double-digit lead and its cool to survive Vanderbilt 77-70 on Wednesday night for its third consecutive victory.
Tshiebwe 24 points, 16 boards lead No. 13 Kentucky over MSMNovember 17, 2021 GMT
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.
Keels, Banchero lead No. 9 Duke past No. 10 Kentucky in NYCNovember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman Trevor Keels scored 25 points and classmate Paolo Banchero added 22 to help No. 9 Duke open Mike Krzyzewski’s final season by beating 10th-ranked Kentucky 79-71 on Tuesday night in the nightcap of the Champions Classic.
Top rebounding tandem Tshiebwe, Culver back for No. 15 WVUNovember 13, 2020 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has one of the nation's top rebounding tandems back, and if the team shooting accuracy and ball handling can improve, the 15th-ranked Mountaineers could be poised to contend for an elusive Big 12 championship...