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Look for this to be the first of many. Kentucky Wildcats center Anthony Davis, who did his prep ball in Chicago at Charter Perspectives to sweep the college basketball national player of the year awards.
The Wooden and Naismith awards will soon belong to the soon-to-be-one-and-done phenom from Lexington to the NBA. We currently have him, prominent unibrow and all, as the #1 overall pick in the draft in our latest NBA mock draft.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Kentucky freshman forward Anthony Davis as the winner of the 2011-12 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year.
The 6-10, 220-pounder becomes the first USBWA national player of the year from Kentucky and just the second from a Southeastern Conference school. LSU’s Pete Maravich is the only other SEC player to win the award and he won it in back-to-back seasons (1968-69 and 1969-70). Also, Davis is the second freshman to earn the honor, joining Texas’ Kevin Durant, who ...
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With an assist from KenPom, here’s a look at where the Wildcats stack up on both sides of the ball:
With the way this team has been running over teams with dunks in the tournament so far, these numbers shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Kentucky’s adjusted offensive efficiency (121.8 points per 100 possessions) ranks second in the country to Mizzou (125.5), who...
Every player in Kentucky's seven-man rotation has led the Wildcats in scoring this season.
Their balance forces opponents to pick which player to try and stop and who to make beat them.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has a pretty good idea what counterpart Tom Crean will try when Indiana (27-8) meets the Wildcats (34-2) on Friday in the South Regional semifinals in Atlanta.
Typically, the type of antics that you see in the photo above are reserved for Tobacco Road. Between the big North Carolina basketball schools like UNC, NC State, Duke, and Wake Forest, fans and students are always pulling pranks on one another. However, the NCAA tournament has a way of bringing out the best in all fans. Now that Duke has fallen at the hands of a No. 15 seed and...
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The Kentucky Wildcats lost to the Indiana Hoosiers earlier this year on this Christian Watford’s miraculous shot, but they will not let it happen again!
Check out this 300 movie spoof featuring Anthony Davis as King Leonidas (Gerard Butler’s character) telling the Hoosiers that he is out for revenge for the previous loss. At Coach Calipari’s request, Davis finishes off...
With the final set of “Third Round” games finishing up Sunday night, it’s time for the Sweet 16. As we do every year, we will have in-depth previews of each Sweet 16 and Elite 8 matchup this weekend.
In this post, we preview the South Region Sweet 16 matchup, which is a rematch of this season’s most memorable and oft-replayed games: the 4th seeded Indiana Hoosiers against...