Big Blue Brew 12/22: Merry Buckets

Today, we're looking at the men's and women's Thursday night games.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart joined Darren Hendrick on Clark’s Pump-N-Show BBN Radio to talk about Jim Green, facilities, and so much more! Watch here.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Huge victory over Louisville for the men  
🏀 Women beat Lipscomb
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Going on 30.  The men breezed past Louisville in a 95-76 win. Antonio Reeves put up big numbers, getting 22 points in the first half and ending the game with 30. He is the fourth UK player to ever score at least 30 points against Louisville with the last being Derrick Miller in 1988. Reeves was named MVP of the UK/UofL Game by the Bluegrass Sports Commission. His 30 points was also a season-high for him.

Reed Sheppard made some history as well. Sheppard had a career-high 11 assists, which set the mark for the most assists by any player in a Kentucky-Louisville game.

🔼  Comeback Cats. In a tight game against Lipscomb, the Cats were able to make a huge comeback and take a seven-point lead to win the game 87-80. The score was 75-73, and the women went on a 12-4 run in the last minutes of the game to claim the victory. That’s not the only reason the game was so exciting. This win marks the 900th win in program history in our 50th season of varsity status! Maddie Scherr led the team with 25 points, and Saniya Tyler set her career high in points for the second consecutive game, scoring 22.


Home Grown. Signing day has concluded, and Kentucky football has gained 27 new athletes. Some athletes they’ve signed are from right here in Kentucky, too.

Today’s question— how many signees are from Kentucky?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Best Seat. The Gator Bowl is only one week away. Are you going? If so, make sure you pick a seat in the best sections on the SEC side. UK released a limited amount of tickets in their allotment— sections 213, 113, and 12.


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Friday, December 29

🏈 Football vs. Clemson @ 12pm ET | Gator Bowl
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois State @ 7pm ET | Watch | Tickets

Sunday, December 31

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Samford @ 1pm ET | Clive M. Beck Center


Answer: 5!

🔵 Have a great Friday!