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Monday Headlines: UK in the new college basketball rankings (UPDATE)

An updated list of where UK Basketball and UCLA stand in the current rankings.

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Ron Chin Coleman. Oscar Tshiebwe. Isamu Haynes-Sunayama - A Sea Of Blue


The Kentucky Wildcats are currently the No. 16 team in last week’s AP Top 25 Poll, and they could rise when the latest rankings release later today. Other rankings have Kentucky at No. 6 in ESPN’s BPI, No. 6 in KenPom and and No. 27 in the NET rankings.

The Wildcats are coming off a 69-59 win over Yale on Saturday. Reigning National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe carried a majority of the load, scoring 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The Wildcats will need that same Tshiebwe as they prepare for a few challenges to end December.

Kentucky’s schedule to finish out the month looks like the following...

  • December 17th vs. No. 17 UCLA
  • December 21st vs. Florida A&M
  • December 28th at Missouri
  • December 31st vs. Louisville

Kentucky doesn’t have any major victories yet, but beating No. 19 UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic would be a good start. The Wildcats would then have a chance to capture a quality road win at Missouri before facing a not-so-good Louisville team on New Year's Eve.

An undefeated December is exactly what both the team and fanbase are asking for this Christmas. That wish continues with Saturday’s game vs. UCLA in New York City.

Keep track here as we learn where Kentucky stands in the latest college basketball rankings.

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He leaves as the winningest coach in program history.


Is it time to worry about CJ Fredrick’s shooting? - Vaught’s Views

He’s scored three or fewer points in four of his last five games.

Deebo Samuel carted off in first half vs. Buccaneers - ESPN

It didn’t look good for the former South Carolina star.

Kentucky Transfer Portal Watch: JQ Hardaway visits - KSR

Would be a nice snag for the Wildcats.

Mike Leach hospitalized in Jackson - ESPN

Prayers for the Mississippi State head coach.

John Wall honored by Wizards in return to Washington - KSR

Such a cool moment.

Oregon State rewards Jonathan Smith with new deal - ESPN

Nice pay day after a 9-3 season.

Louisville Basketball is Down Bad in a Big Way - KSR

Wildcats host the Cardinals in less than three weeks.

Eagles clinch playoff spot after win over Giants - USA Today

Would they be your pick for the Super Bowl?