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John Calipari’s teams typically have had little difficulty racking up wins against solid competition, making their inclusion in the tournament field indisputable. However, this season has been a strange one for college hoops, and the Wildcats have not been exempted from the ludicrousness. When the when the tournament committee looks at their resume’ come Selection Sunday they will find several blemishes; namely bad home losses and scarcity of a signature wins.
The good thing about right now though, is that it is still February. There is still ample time to expunge those blotches with a quality victory or two. When the Wildcats travel to Gainsville Tuesday for a matchup with Florida, opportunity to do just that will be starting them straight in the face.
The Gators are the perfect resume-building win that Kentucky needs. Ranked 4th in the RPI, and widely considered a consensus top five squad, a win over Florida would go a long way in the eyes of the committee, especially conside...
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The Nerlens Noel ACL injury is a game-changer to say the least. Noel has probably played his last games of college basketball, his final days with the Kentucky Wildcats. According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, he has a torn ACL. The Nerlens Noel ACL injury will now end his college basketball career and he’ll begin the recovery process for the NBA Draft. He would have...
The Kentucky Wildcats may have to get used to life without their star freshman center.
Nerlens Noel went down screaming in pain after injuring his knee against Florida on Tuesday night. The Everett, Mass., native came down hard on his left knee after blocking a Mike Rosario attempted layup. The extent of Noel’s injury is not known, though he was seen leaving the game in a wheelchair...
Nerlens Noel did not have a good night tonight against Florida. The Gators won 69-52 over Kentucky, and to add salt to the wound Noel suffered what looked to be a bad knee injury.
Noel blocked a shot on a fast
break, but landed awkwardly and went strait to the ground as his knee buckled. Noel screamed from the
floor in pain as trainers rushed onto the floor. His teammates...
Kentucky’s 19-point loss to the sixth-ranked Florida Gators probably hurts, but the bigger issue for the Wildcats is the injury of Nerlens Noel. The Wildcats’ star freshman (who recently set a school record with 12 blocks against Ole Miss) had a rough landing after jumping to block a fast-break layup by Florida’s Mike Rosario. Noel’s left foot hit the padded base of the basket...
Nerlens Noel racked up his 4th straight SEC Freshman of the week award today after averaging 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The SEC may want to consider naming the award SEC Kentucky Freshman of the Week since the ‘Cats have claimed 7 such awards during the season. Noel’s 4th in a row makes him the first ‘Cat to win the award four straight times since John Wall in 2009...
Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel was scheduled for an MRI on his
left knee Wednesday after X-rays were negative.
Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel will miss the rest of the season
with a torn ACL.
UPDATE: Nerlens Noel has torn his ACL and is out for the year. His draft status is still unknown.
It happened in an instant and sucked out the energy from the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. In one moment was a display of spectacular athleticism and in the next one of sheer agony and dread.
Nerlens Noel is exactly as advertised at this point of his career. He is extremely...
If there were any questions about Florida's status in the Southeastern Conference following a loss at Arkansas last week, the Gators put those to rest Tuesday night. With another lopsided win in league play. And against defending national champion Kentucky, which had freshman star Nerlens Noel go down with a knee injury.
After a competitive first few minutes, the Florida Gators started hitting their shots. Then they started getting out in transition. Kentucky didn’t help their cause by committing turnover after turnover. The Gators took full advantage of the miscues, and the route was on. On that night, Florida was just flat out better than the ‘Cats. While the ‘Cats never gave up on the game...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- If there were any questions about Florida's status in the Southeastern Conference following a loss at Arkansas last week, the Gators put those to rest Tuesday night.
With another lopsided win in league play.
And against defending national champion Kentucky, which had freshman star Nerlens Noel go down with a knee injury.
Scottie Wilbekin had 14 points...