Posted October 26, 2012 on
The Missouri Tigers welcome the Kentucky Wildcats to the Zou for a Saturday morning SEC tilt as both teams are desperately looking for a win to jump start their seasons to a strong finish.

‘Joke’ Phillips coached Kentucky against Missouri (Picture)

Missouri football’s sports information department made a bit of a blunder on their game notes for Saturday’s Missouri-Kentucky game, but it may have been clairvoyant. The Tigers’ notes called Kentucky coach Joker Phillips “Joke,” in what we’re assuming was a simple spelling typo rather than a slight aimed at the Wildcats coach. Either way, Kentucky played like a joke...

Calipari: Wildcats 'Not very good'

HOOVER, Ala. --There is no mystery with John Calipari. If you want to know what the man thinks, just ask him. "The biggest challenge is we're not a very good team right now," the Kentucky coach said the moment he arrived at SEC Basketball Media Day. "We don't defend very well as a team or as individual players. We don't rebound like we should with the...

Is ESPN’s ‘All-Access Kentucky’ show a recruiting tool for John Calipari?

In a developing story that should surprise literally no one, ESPN’s new “All-Access Kentucky” show has caused a stir among college basketball coaches, analysts and fans. The new reality show, which has aired two episodes, documents Kentucky’s preparation for an upcoming season in which they will defend their NCAA title. But is it fair? Kentucky coach John Calipari says he...

UK's Calipari: 'We're not very good right now'

Kentucky coach John Calipari insists this building job lacks the usual foundation. The defending national champion Wildcats lost six NBA draft picks and every starter, then reloaded with another top-rated recruiting class. Calipari said at SEC media day Thursday anyone who picks his team preseason No. 1 ''needs to be drug-tested. We're not very good right now.'...

Kentucky's freshmen mesh well in scrimmage

There were many moments during Wednesday night's Blue-White scrimmage where Kentucky's freshmen justified the lofty expectations placed upon them. Archie Goodwin showed some flash while scoring a game-high 32 points. Willie Cauley-Stein was a formidable post presence with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Alex Poythress added 25 points with quickness and athleticism....

Photo Gallery: Blue-White Scrimmage

This KentuckyScout photo gallery features several images from the Wildcats' annual Blue-White Scrimmage on Wednesday at Rupp Arena, including Willie Cauley-Stein going over Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress on this tough hook shot.

Plenty of work ahead for Cal, Kentucky

The college basketball season is a long one each and every year, even for the mighty Kentucky Wildcats. Coming off their first national title with John Calipari at the helm, the inexperienced group has an uphill battle ahead of itself in order to defend their crown.
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