The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) today named Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis the winner of its Most Valuable Player award of today’s men’s basketball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. No. 1 Kentucky remained undefeated and moved its record to a perfect 13-0 with the 58-50 win over No. 4 Louisville who dropped their first game of the year and fell to 11-1.
A native of Lima, Ohio, Ulis finished with a career-high 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field, including 2-of-4 from three-point range. The 5-9 freshman added two assists and a rebound as he guided the Wildcats to an eight-point victory.
“The Bluegrass Sports Commission is proud to name Tyler Ulis as the 2014 recipient of this award,” said BSC President Brian Miller. “Both teams played a hard fought game today, but we can think of nobody more deserving to receive this honor.”
Ulis joins previous award winners Josh Harrellson (UK-2010), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (UK-2011), Russ Smith (UofL-2012) and James Young (UK-2013).
This award that will be presented annually with the winner selected by a committee of the BSC Board of Directors. Ulis will receive a trophy marking his achievement.