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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 championship last year doesn't know what to expect from this new group that includes guard Archie Goodwin, forwards Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress and center Willie-Cauley Stein.
Calipari wants to leave the Big Apple with a win, but he really wants the Wildcats to develop an identity and more team chemistry while they're in the city.
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As the college basketball season kicks off tonight, Kentucky coach John Calipari took to Facebook* to thump his chest while his team is still undefeated following his first championship. Not only did his coaching counterparts around the country chime in to bring Calipari down a few pegs, Calipari’s good friends Jay-Z and World Wide Wes showed up to give their support.
NEW YORK -- Kentucky boasts one of the most star-studded lineups in college basketball every season, and this one will be no different. But in Friday's season opener against Maryland, it wasn't super-freshmen Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress or Willie Cauley-Stein who stole the show.
Instead, it was junior Jarrod Polson, an unheralded former walk-on, who came...
Nerlens Noel, the top recruit, who plays his ball at Kentucky had all eyes on him Friday night in his game against Maryland, and it wasn’t just because expectations are so high. Check out Nerlens’ amazing high-top fade with a UK logo in the back for good measure.
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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.
Jarrod Polson's heroics helped lead Kentucky to a 72-69 victory over Maryland in the season opener at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kentucky freshmen Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress have been named to the SEC coaches' preseason all-conference team.
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.
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When a game is lost by a margin which evokes the word historic you know that something is going to come from it. So it was this week when Kentucky coach Joker Phillips was fired shortly after his Wildcats lost 40-0 to the Commodores. That loss, by the way, was the worst by Kentucky to Vanderbilt since 1916. Which would make the whole thing very historic indeed.
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 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...