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Tom Izzo came up with a really good response to John Calipari calling Tuesday's impending matchup between No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Michigan State "unfair" to play for Calipari's young Wildcats this early in the season.But first let's take another look at exactly what Calipari said about the game to serve as context.“The issue becomes playing teams (like Michigan State) this early is not fair for my team,” Calipari said Thursday. “It may be fair for everybody else. But it’s no fair for my team. …It’s just not traditional in the sense everybody stays four years. So it’s not fair when we walk in and everybody else is more experienced.”Well, Izzo fired off his response on Friday.Izzo on John Calipari's "no fair" comment: "I agree, I think he should forfeit. If Johnny doesn't want to play it, I'll take a win."— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) November 9, 2013More Izzo on Cal: "I think he’s trying to fool you media guys -- I know and you know you’re too smart for that. But John must not know that"— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) November 9, 2013Tuesday can't come soon enough.Via For the Win
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The Kentucky Wildcats have really, really high expectations for the 2013-14 season. But John Calipari doesn’t necessarily expect success to come right away, since he is working with so many newcomers. The Wildcats have nine freshman on this year’s team, and most are expected to play a role on the court. In fact, Coach Cal took to Twitter...
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For one half, Kentucky looked little like the nation's No. 1 team because the Wildcats' freshmen resembled the rookies they were.
Julius Randle made sure the Wildcats and his much-heralded fellow freshmen lived up to their billing in the final 20 minutes.
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Julius Randle scored 22 points en route to another double-double that led top-ranked Kentucky's 93-63 blowout of Northern Kentucky on Sunday.
Two days after the 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward debuted with 23 points and 15 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-0), he scored 20 points in 28 minutes before later heading to the bench with 14 rebounds against the overmatched Norse (0-2).
Julius Randle scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half to lead five Kentucky players in double figures and help the top-ranked Wildcats' highly touted freshman class debut successfully with an 89-57 season-opening rout of UNC-Asheville on Friday night.
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Kentucky fans are ready to get the 2013-14 season kicked off tonight against UNC-Asheville. Last year, the Wildcats’ play was simply unacceptable in the eyes of most of the Big Blue Nation, as UK failed to make the NCAA Tournament and then suffered a first round loss in the NIT to Robert Morris. This year is expected to be much different, however, as Kentucky is ranked No. 1...
Kentucky coach John Calipari outdid even himself with this year's recruiting class.
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In this AllWildcats.com Video feature, Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks about his team's 93-63 win over Northern Kentucky on Sunday at Rupp Arena, as well as preparation for Tuesday's Champions Classic matchup with Michigan State.
The No. 8 Missouri Tigers will travel to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in a match-up of two SEC teams.
Missouri (8-1) will look for its ninth win of the season when it takes on the Kentucky. (2-6)
Coverage of the game between Missouri and Kentucky will air on ESPNU beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY.