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Kentucky lost six players from last year's national championship team and is again projected to be a title contender this season.
Yes, Wildcats coach John Calipari signed another talented freshman class.
The high expectations remain after the Wildcats won their eighth title behind freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague. All were first-round NBA draft picks along with Terrence Jones; Doron Lamb and Darius Miller went in the second round.
It's a tough act to follow for freshmen Nerlens Noel, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin and Willie Cauley-Stein - but Kentucky is ranked No. 3 in the preseason poll.
Nearly seven months after Calipari won his first title with a team anchored by underclassmen, he is eager to see if this group can go as far as their predecessors, starting Friday night against Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.
''I like our talent. I like our size. I like our length. We have some guys with pretty good s...
BEST OF MAXIM
Anyone who has determined that Maryland big man Alex Len was more hoopla than hoops a season ago and has low expectations may want to quickly re-evaluate. He could be on the brink of exploding.
The 7-foot-2 Ukrainian is light years ahead of where he was this time last November. His coach, Mark Turgeon, says Len is a completely different player.
Len is a different person, too.
Alex Len had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in Maryland's 69-72 loss to Kentucky.
Kentucky coach John Calipari says he'll be looking for a working rotation in the season opener against Maryland on Friday night.
The third-ranked Wildcats' latest group of top-level recruits will make its debut under New York's bright lights at the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn.
The coach who masterfully guided a Kentucky squad led by freshmen to the national...
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon wasn't mincing any words after the Terrapins' first game of the season, a 72-69 loss to No. 3 Kentucky.
After overcoming horrid first half shooting and then using a 15-0 run to get in front of the Wildcats, Maryland fell short.
''We're going to win,'' Turgeon said. ''We didn't win tonight but we are going to win...
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is bringing a lot more
than the third-ranked Wildcats and their impressive freshman class
to the New York area.
Kentucky coach John Calipari said Thursday that walk-on guard Jarrod Polson may have to be called upon to play significant minutes in the Wildcats' season opener Friday against Maryland.
Some quick thoughts on Maryland's 72-69 loss to Kentucky.
Whoever said it in an earlier thread, was right: Charles Mitchell IS the new Charles Barkley. Kid was born to rebound. LOVE HIM
Seth Allen will start at PG before the new year. Kid is a baller. He knows how to feed the paint. He's quick and can shoot. Pe'shon will be coming off the bench...