Big Blue Brew 11/29: Way to go Wagner

Today, we're looking at D.J. Wagner earning a weekly award and recapping the men's basketball game.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

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What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Men beat No. 8 Miami and Wagner earns honors
🤸 Gymnastics Blue/White meet
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Upset Alert! The men’s basketball team beat No. 8 Miami 95-73, and Reed Sheppard led the show. Sheppard went 8-13 from the field, 5-9 from behind the arc and ended with a total of 21 points. Right behind him was Antonio Reeves with 18 points and Tre Mitchell with 14 points. Rob Dillingham hit a career-high nine assists.

D.J. Wagner had a high-performance week as he helped the Cats beat Saint Joseph’s and Marshall to earn SEC Freshman of the Week. Wagner made a career-high 28 points against the Hawks, which is also the most scored by any UK player this season.

🔼 Rule the Floor. The gymnastics team is ready to show off its moves to you! The Blue/White meet is officially scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. ET. Admission is free to the event, which will be held at Rupp Arena. The doors will open one hour before the event begins, so make sure to grab your seat early.


Loving Leary. What a season for Devin Leary! The quarterback stands in second place in the SEC for the number of touchdowns he has thrown.

Today’s question— how many touchdowns has Leary thrown?

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


Double Dub. After winning the Governor’s Cup for the fifth time in a row, Mark Stoops has been named the Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. The award honors the football coach who led his team to a significant victory during the previous week while also embodying scholarship, leadership and integrity. This is Stoops’ second time ever getting this honor. Along with him, J.J. Weaver and Barion Brown were also honored this week.


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Wednesday, November 29

🏊 Swim and Dive Toyota U.S. Open @ Greensboro, N.C.

Thursday, November 30

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Boston College @ 7pm ET
🏐 Volleyball vs. Wofford @ 7:30pm ET | Tickets

Saturday, December 2

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. UNC-Wilmington @ 4pm ET | Live Stats

Sunday, December 3

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech @ 1pm ET


Answer: 23!

🔵 Have a great Wednesday!