Big Blue Brew 2/28: Sheppard's Show Stopper

Reed Sheppard sunk the game-winning shot against Mississippi State.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Kaboom! It’s not the Fourth of July, but Firecrackers were going off at Sunday’s men’s basketball game. Watch the jump rope team here.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Sheppard for the W
⚾️ Shutout vs. Western Kentucky
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Clutch Shot. The men’s basketball team defeated Mississippi State 91-89, with Reed Sheppard sinking the game-winning shot. Sheppard had himself a game. The freshman scored a career-high 32 points and had seven assists, five rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals. Antonio Reeves contributed 21 points.

🔼 Just 3. The baseball team took on Western Kentucky and won on just three hits with a final score of 5-0. This was Kentucky’s second shutout in eight games this season. Austin Fawley had his first career hit, which was a solo home run in the sixth inning.


The One. Former women’s soccer player Zoe Swift played at Kentucky from 2013-2016. She ended her UK career with 24 goals and went to play professionally for West Ham United and the Puerto Rico Sol. To this day, she is one of the few players to ever register a hat trick for the Wildcats.

How many total players have gotten a hat trick?

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


Come to Campus! You have the chance to see Rob Dillingham and Aaron Bradshaw battle each other in an NBA2K game! Come to campus on Thursday, Feb. 29, in the UKFCU Esports Lounge at 7:30 p.m. The winner will get $2,500 donated to their charity.


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Thursday, February 29

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss @ 7pm ET | Tickets

Friday, March 1

🏊 Swim and Dive Last Chance Meet
🎾 Men’s Tennis at Vanderbilt @ 2pm ET
🥎 Softball vs. Fordham/Charlotte @ 3pm/6pm ET | Designated Players Club
⚾️ Baseball vs. Lipscomb @ 4pm ET | Watch 
🎾 Women’s Tennis at Auburn @ 4pm ET

Saturday, March 2

🏊 Swim and Dive Last Chance Meet
🥎 Softball vs. Minnesota/Charlotte @ 12:30pm/3pm ET | Designated Players Club
⚾️ Baseball vs. Lipscomb @ 1pm ET | Watch 
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Arkansas @ 1:30pm ET | Live Stats | Tickets
⚽️ Men’s Soccer at Lexington SC @ 6pm

Sunday, March 3

⚾️ Baseball vs. Lipscomb @ 1pm ET
🏀 Women’s Basketball at LSU @ 2pm ET
🤸 Gymnastics vs. Florida @ 2pm ET | Tickets
🥎 Softball vs. Fordham @ 10am ET | Designated Players Club
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Alabama @ 1pm ET | Watch | Live Stats
🎾 Women’s Tennis at Alabama @ 2pm ET


Answer: 7!

🔵 Have a great Wednesday!