Posted November 04, 2013 on
In this Video feautre, Kentucky coach John Calipari and sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein disucss the Cats' 95-72 exhibition win over Montevallo on Monday night at Rupp Arena.

Kentucky frosh scores for other team

It's a college basketball ritual, as steeped in tradition as Midnight Madness, big dances and one-and-done wunderkinds -- putting your star freshman in his place by pounding him for the one thing he did wrong, even among the dozens of things he did right. And perhaps nobody is more adept at ripping into mega-star teenagers like Kentucky's John Calipari. But even Coach Cal...

Julius Randle trusted John Calipari to change up his game

At 6-9, 250 pounds, the conventional wisdom is that Julius Randle can take his man down low and dominate him. But that is not where the Kentucky freshman’s basketball future lies, so Randle has been trying to move away from the middle and get more of an outside game developed going into tonight’s Blue-White Game. “It’s a hard adjustment. You can go back to your old ways...

Kentucky’s James Young Scores On Own Team With Insane Behind-the-Back Shot Falling Out of Bounds (Video)

Scoring on your own team is typically very embarrassing, but James Young‘s accidental toss into the Kentucky basket was actually impressive. After a blocked shot, the freshman guard raced after the ball as it was bouncing out of bounds, and did well to save it, but his no-look toss back onto the court found the bottom of the Wildcats’ basket instead of a teammate’s hands. Young...

No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Montevallo, 95-72

Freshman forward Julius Randle scored 21 points to lead five Kentucky players in double figures, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away for a 95-72 exhibition victory over Montevallo on Monday night. The Wildcats' final tuneup before Friday's opener against North Carolina-Asheville saw them trail 9-2 to the Division II Falcons before going ahead for good with a 14-0 run. Montevallo...

GIF: Kentucky’s James Young’s incredible shot in wrong basket

Kentucky Wildcats freshman James Young is already in the Not Top 10 after making a shot in the wrong basket against Montavello.

Kentucky Cannot Misfire On The Decision Of Trey Lyles

The Wildcats have had a tougher time than normal in the 2014 class. 5-star recruits and being involved with the top players in each class have been common place for head coach John Calipari. The 2014 class has been full of surprises, but none of them seem to benefit Kentucky. John Calipari has struggled with these recruits deciding to form packaged deals and eliminating Kentucky...

Cats get strong challenge in exhibition

A nice collection of talent, but far from a team. That was John Calipari’s assessment of his Wildcats after their 95-72 exhibition victory over Montevallo on Monday at Rupp Arena in No. 1 Kentucky’s final tune-up for the regular season.

Louisville Basketball: Little Brother No More

ESPN When Trey Lyles pulled out a Kentucky flat bill Tuesday it was only confirming a foregone conclusion. John Calipari is a better recruiter than Rick Pitino, he’s better at bringing in the elite “one and done” talent. There’s no way to dispute that. While that may make Kentucky fans laugh at Louisville signing four and three star recruits, it’s just fine and it should...

It's Cats over Cards for 5-star Trey Lyles

Five-star Indianapolis power forward Trey Lyles, the top-rated player at his position in the Class of 2014, announced Tuesday afternoon that he'll be playing for John Calipari at Kentucky.

Five Star Recruit Trey Lyles commits to Kentucky over Louisville

John Calipari is chasing Rick Pitino again for the keys to the state of Kentucky, and Cal may have hauled in his biggest prize in this year’s recruiting battle by beating out Pitino and Louisville for star prep forward Trey Lyles.  “Next year, I will be playing for the University of Kentucky,” Lyles said. The 6-foot-9 power forward becomes the fourth commitment in the class...
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