Doug Brunk, who spent a good chunk of his childhood growing up in Wilmore, Kentucky, talks about his book Wildcat Memories - Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats, with WUKY's Alan Lytle. The book is from University Press of Kentucky.
Kentucky Junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein may be the best-known Kansas native to be a part of the Wildcats basketball program since former coach Adolph Rupp. Cauley-Stein was named a consensus All-American this week and he’s poised to lead the undefeated Cats to a 9th national championship. Greg Echlin reports on the big man’s humble beginnings.
Pushed to the brink, Kentucky's still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Kentucky never trailed in beating No. 21 Arkansas 78-63 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored a season-high 21 points and made several defensive plays to key Kentucky's 18-2 run to open the second half, helping the top-ranked Wildcats pull out a 63-51 win over No. 6 Texas on Friday night in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.