Bright Lights, Big City

Maxey flourishes under the spotlight BY Bill Crockett (NEW YORK, Ny.) — When the bright lights come on for real, college basketball’s elite players either embrace the challenge and bask in the glare, or wilt under the scrutiny and pressure—cue the Tyrese Maxey highlight reel.  Billed as a heavyweight slugfest, No. 2. Kentucky toppled

Maxey Could Do No Wrong

By LARRY VAUGHT It’s hard to imagine a better way to start a collegiate career than what Tyrese Maxey did Tuesday night in New York. In a 69-62 win over No. 1 Michigan State, Maxey did it all for Kentucky in his first game on the national stage. He had 26 points on

A Star Is Born

By Dr. John Huang In the storied history of Kentucky Basketball, several first-year players have had early-season breakout success. Those of you in my generation undoubtedly remember Dwight "the blur" Anderson and his 17 points and monstrous dunk against Notre Dame in 1978. Not only did Kentucky beat the Irish 81-76, but

Hagans Facing His Toughest Challenge

First photo by Mont DawsonSecond photo by Jeff HouchinBy LARRY VAUGHTMichigan State guard Cassius Winston has been tabbed as the preseason national player of the year  by some after helping the Spartans reach the Final Four last year. He’s so good that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has set a lofty

Are You Ready to Stumble?

By Dr. John Huang It’s been nearly a full year since Kentucky suffered that humiliating 118-84 beat down at the hands of Duke. Like many of you, it still lingers in the deep dark recesses of my mind. I try to forget, but the memory persists. Perhaps that’s why I’m headed up to New