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Someone changed Stony Brook’s president’s Wikipedia page to Tyler Ulis

The Kentucky Wildcats proved to everyone why they should have been a lower seed in the NCAA Tournament when they dominated the Stony Brook Seawolves in the Round of 64 on Thursday. After the game, one Wildcat fan decided to troll Stony Brook, whose first appearance in the tournament didn’t go too well. During the 85-57 blowout, someone took to Stony Brook’s Wikipedia page and...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says Tom Crean Should Be ‘Coach Of The Year’ In 2015-2016

Kentucky, after a blowout win over Stony Brook, will next get 5-seed Indiana in the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament. According to head coach John Calipari himself, that means the Wildcats will be going up against the Coach of the Year in college basketball. Calipari, in his post-game interview Thursday night, told reporters that he believes that Crean, after dealing...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall congratulates Tyler Ulis for breaking Kentucky assists record

As the Kentucky Wildcats rolled by Stony Brook to kickoff their run in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, point guard Tyler Ulis was able to put his name in the history books. During the game, Ulis recorded 10 points, 7 assists and a rebound. That one assist was enough to move the sophomore point guard into first-place on the school’s all-time assist leaders list. Kentucky celebrated Ulis...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Odds: Kentucky Favored Over Stony Brook In First Round

The fourth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats will be eager to prove they deserved a higher NCAA Tournament seed when they clash with the No. 13 seed Stony Brook Seawolves on Thursday in first-round action as 14-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Members of the team and media expressed shock at Kentucky’s seeding on Selection Sunday after the Wildcats beat Texas...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino defends Louisville as March Madness continues without Cardinals

Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino are accustomed to preparing for NCAA tournament games this time of year, but this year Pitino is busy defending his program in the public eye while it sits home watching from afar while serving a self-imposed one-year postseason ban as the NCAA continues to investigate the program. Appearing in an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Four athletic freaks of the Big Dance

By Michael J. Calabrese March Madness is filled with dynamic playmakers, unstoppable sharp shooters and freak athletes. These are the guys jumping out of the gym to swat shots, throw down alley-oops, or blaze across the court for a fastbreak dunk after swiping a steal. This year’s field even features a couple of players who are being scouted by both the NBA and the NFL. We...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari Has An Interesting Theory As To Why Kentucky Is A 4-Seed

The NCAA Tournament bracket, which was revealed last night, had a number of questionable inclusions and seedings. While many are focusing on Syracuse being a 10-seed, Tulsa being in the field at all, and the exclusions of popular mid-majors like Monmouth and St. Mary’s, the top of the bracket had some interesting team placements as well. One notable quirk: despite Kentucky beating...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the Kentucky Wildcats Under Seeded for the 2016 NCAA Tournament?

The Kentucky Wildcats finished off their season 26-8 with an SEC Tournament championship over the Texas A&M Aggies 82-77. With this win, head coach John Calipari and his Wildcats expected to survey be seeded ahead of the Aggies. When the brackets were released, the Wildcats were given a four seed while the Aggies were given a three seed. Calipari was livid with the seed choice...
Via The Sports Journal
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every men's basketball coach of the Kentucky Wildcats since 1920

Can you name every men's basketball coach of the Kentucky Wildcats since conference play began in 1920? Clue give is years active. Note: The first coach listed began coaching the team in 1919 when Kentucky was still an independent.
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis fell asleep during Selection Sunday announcement

Kentucky Wildcats sophomore guard Tyler Ulis is one of the most talented players in the nation. On Sunday afternoon, Ulis netted 30 points to help Kentucky secure the SEC Championship over Texas A&M. After the game, Kentucky players sat with head coach John Calipari anxiously awaiting the news of where they will play in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. For Ulis, however, it was a chance...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Calipari angry over Kentucky’s Tourney seeding

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats enter the 2016 NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed, and the head coach is none too happy about the results of the bracket. Speaking with Rece Davis on ESPN’s “Bracketology” show, Calipari ripped into the seeding and expressed frustration at the committee for using a “moving target” of issues to rank teams from year to year, including topics...
Via Sportsnaut
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Williams Says Kentucky Got “Hosed” When It Comes To Seeding

After splitting the regular season title in the SEC, Kentucky and Texas A&M both reached the league’s tournament final – setting up what seemed like an all-important showdown regarding NCAA Tournament seeding. Well, that’s what we thought. The Wildcats knocked off the Aggies Sunday, taking home the trophy. But somehow, when the brackets were unveiled just hours later, Texas...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari Channels Dick Vitale In Rant Against Tournament Seeding (Video)

John Calipari has never been one to hide his feelings about anything. The University of Kentucky head coach literally threw his hands up in the air after learning his team — which won the SEC tournament on Sunday — earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s East region. A perplexed Calipari went on ESPN and opened his interview by being perplexed as to how conference rival...
Via NESN.com
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari Basically Trashes The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee After Kentucky Gets No. 4 Seed

Kentucky earned a No. 4 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats, the SEC Tournament champions, will play Stony Brook in the first round on Thursday. Indiana looms as a potential second round opponent.  John Calipari doesn’t appear to be pleased with his team’s seed, as Texas A&M, the team UK beat in the SEC Tournament title game, received a No. 3 seed. The Kentucky...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky vs. Stony Brook – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Tyler Ulis The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS.  The Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC earned the No. 4 seed in the East region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Stony Brook Seawolves out of the America East Conference. Each team won its respective conference tournament.  The winner of this match-up is rewarded with a meeting against the winner of fifth...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Tyler Ulis should be national player of the year

Tyler Ulis has already been named SEC Player of the Year, but his coach John Calipari believes more honors are in order. After Kentucky closed out Texas A&M 82-77 in overtime Sunday to win the SEC Tournament, Calipari praised his sophomore guard. “He’s the player of the year in the country, everybody knows it,” Calipari told ESPN. “But they’re afraid to say it because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Tyler Ulis take cheap shot at Texas A&M player?

Texas A&M and Kentucky played an incredibly competitive first half in the SEC Championship on Sunday. With tensions high, emotions may have gotten in the way of competition.  It appears, from video posted to Twitter by TAMUHighlights, that Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis may have taken a cheap shot at A&M’s Jalen Jones before the first half ended. Kentucky gets away with a...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamal Murray videobombs coach Cal in comical fashion

Kentucky advanced to the championship game of the 2016 SEC Tournament wrapping up a 93-80 win over Georgia.  After the game, John Calipari went to do his customary on-court post-game interview with ESPN. However, he was joined in the background by an unexpected guest: freshman guard Jamal Murray. Murray, who is never shy about expressing himself, videobombed Cal. The coach got...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamal Murray threw down a nasty dunk vs. Georgia

Sixth-seeded Georgia is leading No. 2 seed Kentucky midway through the first half of this afternoon’s SEC semifinal, but the Wildcats’ Jamal Murray is trying his hardest to lift his team back into the lead. Emphasis on lift. Murray got plenty of it on this dunk off a backdoor feed from point guard Tyler Ulis. Goodness gracious Jamal Murray. #BBN @UKAthletics https://t.co...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: This Young Kentucky Fan Doing His “Arrow” Celebration Is Absolutely Adorable

Throughout this season, Kentucky guard Jamal Murray’s “bow-and-arrow” celebration has garnered plenty of attention. Wildcat forward Alex Poythress even borrowed it in yesterday’s win over Alabama.  POYTHRESS WITH THE ARROW https://t.co/f9AJsG0kQH — Big Blue Nation (@BigBlue9ation) March 12, 2016 But it’s not just UK players getting in on the act. Fans are loving the...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 16 Kentucky 85, Alabama 59

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coach John Calipari said Kentucky's main mission at the SEC Tournament this weekend would be to improve or solidify its seeding for NCAA play. The Wildcats go off to a good start with an 85-59 win over Alabama on Friday. Alex Poythress, who missed much of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee and five games late this year with an injury to his right knee...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari Comments On What It’ll Be Like Coaching His Son, Brad, At Kentucky Next Season

John Calipari will be coaching his son next season.  Brad Calipari, a sweet-shooting guard in the 2016 class, committed to play for Kentucky at the end of last week. He will be a walk-on.  This afternoon, the elder Calipari commented on what it’ll be like to coach his son next season. He gave some pretty great quotes.  Cal told Karl Towns’ parents he won’t be as hard on...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari On Tyler Ulis: “He’s A Pro, He’ll Be Drafted This Year”

Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis is a spectacular college player, but at 5-foot-9, there are questions about how the SEC Player of the Year will translate to the next level. Well, there are questions unless you are John Calipari. The Kentucky head coach didn’t seem to appreciate the assertion that his guard will be a four-year player, rather than an NBA-bound star, as so many of his Wildcats...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari Doesn’t Think Damion Lee Should Have Been Allowed To Transfer To Louisville

Twitter/@SECNetwork Leave it to John Calipari—he knows how to irk his rivals in Louisville, even when he says he doesn’t intend to. Former assistant Bruiser Flint was fired after 15 seasons at Drexel. He, of course, was the former head coach of Damion Lee, who used his final year of eligibility to head to Louisville in an attempt to make an NCAA Tournament. Calipari believes...
Via College Spun
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

March Madness coaches who are sure to avoid first-round exit

Poring over match-ups in the first round of the NCAA Tournament can be a painstaking chore, particularly when faced with a deluge of facts, stats and figures that fail to paint a complete picture. Roster turnover alone makes it incredibly difficult to put faith in a particular team based upon previous results. Of the teams that comprised last year’s Final Four in Indianapolis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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