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Michigan State Spartans
Kentucky still has some growing up to do.
But, hey, it's only November.
Rallying furiously, the third-ranked Wildcats nearly wiped out a 14-point deficit in the second half but came up short against No. 9 Duke. The defending champs lost 75-68 Tuesday night in the first matchup between the storied programs since 2001.
Seth Curry scored 23 points for the Blue Devils, who relied heavily on their experience to hold off coach John Calipari's latest group of stellar freshmen.
Even so, Calipari actually sounded happier about the way his kids played in a loss than he did after their season-opening win over Maryland.
''We're getting better,'' he said. ''We were better than we were against Maryland. This team just had some seniors. But we had a chance.''
Calipari scanned the scoresheet and was happy with the way the shots were spread around. Among the starters, everyone had between five and 12 attempts.
''That's pretty good. They&...
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Kentucky coach John Calipari got snagged for an interview by ESPN at halftime of their game against Duke last night and he didn't have very nice things to say.
"They're flopping all over the place, In the NBA they'd all be suspended. So we gotta get to where we are getting the ball by guys and knowing that they are gonna try to take charges."
Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari called out Duke defenders at halftime last night for "flopping all over the place." It's OK, Calipari, ACC brethren have been saying that going on 20 years. We might even agree with you. But on the other hand....You're a cheater. So, when Yahoo! Sports flips your comment for a sensationalist headline, I applaud them.And here...
Finally someone called the Duke Blue Devils for flopping all over the place. That person was Kentucky head coach John Calipari. In a halftime interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz Calipari called out Duke. Here is what he had to say.
“The post defense and some threes. But for us to be in this situation, I’m going to be honest, I’m happy. We got into a little foul trouble but not...
John Calipari isn't happy with Kentucky's effort on the boards.
He didn't specifically say anything to the No. 3 Wildcats about their rebounding during weekend practices. But by the time players finished running, Calipari had gotten his message across.
The Wildcats were pushed around in their 72-69 season-opening victory over Maryland. The Terrapins outrebounded Kentucky...
John Calipari and Kentucky are on pace for their fifth straight No. 1 recruiting class. They currently have three top 10 players on board and are searching for more.
This group of Kentucky freshman aren’t quite as dynamic as last years, and they will be taking some time to gel. That being said, John Calipari is as classy as ever. Last night, Calipari was interviewed by Andy Katz at the end of the first half, and Coach Cal discussed his feelings about the foul [...]
ATLANTA Seth Curry often chews on his mouthpiece, the transparent dental safeguard protruding at all angles during stoppages in play.
Some could call it a nervous habit, others a sign of unconscious relaxation.
Following the fifth-year senior guards dispensing of the defending national champions in Atlanta, the nervous theory might be tossed out the window. Curry looks right at...
Kentucky is well on its way to its fifth-consecutive No. 1 national recruiting class under John Calipari after announcing the singing of five top prospects on Thursday.
Seth Curry scored 23 points and No. 9 Duke held off a furious comeback by No. 3 Kentucky, beating the defending national champions 75-68 Tuesday night in the first matchup between the storied programs since 2001.
Duke (2-0) appeared to be in control, even with Mason Plumlee on the bench in foul trouble. The Blue Devils ripped off a 13-3 run, capped by Rasheed Sulaimon's 3-pointer...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Seth Curry scored 23 points and No. 9 Duke held off a furious comeback by No. 3 Kentucky, beating the defending national champions 75-68 Tuesday night in the first matchup between the storied programs since 2001.
Duke (2-0) appeared to be in control, even with Mason Plumlee on the bench in foul trouble. The Blue Devils ripped off a 13-3 run, capped by Rasheed Sulaimon...
Kentucky coach John Calipari appears to be grooming freshman guard Archie Goodwin for long-term minutes at the point, comparing his newcomer to former Memphis standout Tyreke Evans.
Kentucky continues to stockpile top-flight high school talent.
The Wildcats announced Thursday the signings of five recruits including 6-foot-5 twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, considered two of the nation's top guards. Kentucky has also received national letters of intent from forward Marcus Lee and guard James Young - ranked among the top 10 at their positions by recruiting...