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Kentucky celebrates all former players at NBA All-Star Weekend

To say that Kentucky has produced a number of really good NBA players would be a massive understatement. The college basketball powerhouse has continuously pumped out All-Star after All-Star, and that’s no different from this year. The program sent out a congratulatory tweet to all of its former players that are taking part in this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities. We already...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Willis making most of minutes starting for No. 22 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Derek Willis' hope of getting into the rotation at Kentucky required a lot of patience during a two-year wait for minutes behind a glut of NBA-caliber talent. Right now, the 6-foot-9 junior is making teammates wait behind him as he makes the most of his opportunity starting for the No. 22 Wildcats. Willis has averaged 10.8 points and 8.1 rebounds over the past...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Celebrates All Of Its Former Players At NBA All-Star Weekend

A bunch of college basketball programs will be represented at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, but one will stand out more than the rest: Kentucky.  John Calipari’s program will have three former players (Anthony Davis, Demarcus Cousins, John Wall) in Sunday’s game, four former players (Devin Booker, Trey Lylews, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nerlens Noel) in the Rising Stars game tonight...
Via College Spun
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky, South Carolina meet in SEC showdown

A few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 22 Kentucky at South Carolina. The SEC standings have South Carolina, Kentucky and LSU in a three-way tie for first place, and two of those teams matchup Saturday in Columbia. South Carolina has produced consecutive road victories over No. 15 Texas A&M and LSU in its last two games...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Alex Poythress out for 'about two weeks'

Putting a damper on Kentucky's 82-48 rout of Georgia on Tuesday night was news that senior forward Alex Poythress is expected to miss more time.The 6-foot-8 Poythress has missed the past two games -- both wins -- with a right knee injury. According to Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal, Kentucky head coach John Calipari said Poythress is expected to be out "two more weeks" with the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari’s Children All Posted Awesome Birthday Messages For Their Dad

Today is Kentucky coach John Calipari’s 57th birthday. He celebrated early last night with his team as the Wildcats blasted Georgia 82-48. This morning, Calipari’s three children posted heartwarming messages for their dad. One of them even featured some good, old-fashioned sibling rivalry. Note: we posted Coach Cal’s re-post of his son Brad’s Instagram picture. Brad’s profile...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 22 Kentucky has it easy against Georgia in an 82-48 rout

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Jamal Murray scored 24 points, Tyler Ulis added 14 and No. 22 Kentucky held Georgia to a season-low 22 percent shooting to coast to an 82-48 victory Tuesday night. Picking up where he left off after a career-best 35 points on Saturday against Florida, Murray made 8 of 14 from the field including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. His accuracy helped spur the Wildcats...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dancing Kentucky fan slides down rail, fails

An old man in the upper section of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena decided to dance a bit for the cameras during the Wildcats’ game against Georgia on Tuesday.  A young girl started to dance next to him. So, being the showman that he obviously is, the old Kentucky fan decided to pick up the girl and attempt to slide down the stair railing.  It did not go well.  Ummmm, you guys...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Cats look to finish strong down the stretch

Prior to the 2015-2016 college basketball season there was a ton of hype and hoopla surrounding the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball program. The Wildcats were pretty much the unanimous number one ranked team in the land. Each and every year the Cats have a barrage of uber talented freshman who ball out and exit stage left and go pro after their freshman campaigns are in...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky will only go as far as Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray can take it

When John Calipari sleeps at night he probably dreams big. The University of Kentucky coach likely imagines having an athletic, large frontcourt centerpiece to anchor his championship hopes. Wouldn’t it be nice for the Wildcats to get instant low-post scoring? It sure would be great to have a terrorizing shot-blocking threat in the paint. Then Calipari wakes up and confronts his...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia-Kentucky Preview

For nearly two years, Kentucky has rarely been threatened at Rupp Arena. Despite history indicating that's likely to continue Tuesday night, the Wildcats aren't taking defensive-minded Georgia lightly. No. 22 Kentucky looks to continue its dominance in all facets as it goes for the second-longest winning streak at Rupp. Kentucky (17-6, 7-3 SEC) has won 33 straight home games by...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky Unveils New Football Uniform, Logo, One-Time Basketball Uniform

Kentucky’s athletic department unveiled some new uniforms and a new logo today.  The Wildcats released new football uniforms, an alternate logo and a new basketball uniform that will be worn once (next weekend vs. South Carolina).   Here they all are.  pic.twitter.com/WfBSzSYwOZ — T.J. Walker (@TWalkerRivals) February 5, 2016 New Blue Uniforms. #BBN @usnikefootball pic...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky has a depth problem, and the echoes of 2014 linger

Sure, John Calipari has never had a recruiting class ranked lower than second at Kentucky. It’s also true that whenever Calipari has struggled, he has usually been able to right the ship before it was too late. This dynamic was never more apparent than in 2014, when Calipari took an eighth-seeded team to the national championship game, and it took a seventh-seeded group from Connecticut...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky has a depth problem, and the echoes of 2014 linger

Sure, John Calipari has never had a recruiting class ranked lower than second at Kentucky. It’s also true that whenever Calipari has struggled, he has usually been able to right the ship before it was too late. This dynamic was never more apparent than in 2014, when Calipari took an eighth-seeded team to the national championship game, and it took a seventh-seeded group from Connecticut...
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Tennessee Preview

John Calipari entrusts the Kentucky offense to Tyler Ulis because he recognizes when to score and when to become a distributor. But the sophomore point guard has added plenty of mileage on his diminutive body lately, and Calipari is trying to figure out the best way to handle Ulis' minutes. Calipari is hoping Ulis and the 20th-ranked Wildcats start strong Tuesday night against...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid trolls former Kentucky players over Wildcats' loss to Kansas

Sixers big man Joel Embiid is an entertaining follow on Twitter. Whether he's tweeting about naked selfies from girls or Rihanna, there's never a dull moment on Embiid's social media account. On Saturday, Embiid's former school (Kansas) defeated Kentucky 90-84 in overtime. Not surprisingly, Embiid enjoyed the game very much and took the opportunity to let former Wildcats Nerlens...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Many People Predicting Kentucky Losing To Kansas

The College GameDay crew is in Lawrence, Kansas to get ready for the showoff between No. 20 Kentucky and No. 4 Kansas. This game is usually filled with high flying dunks, hard fought turnovers, and just overall extremely competitive basketball. Most times, one can’t even make a definitive prediction as to who the winner will be, but it seems like there’s a certain consensus for...
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: John Calipari says UK will ‘probably’ lose to Kansas tonight

The Kentucky Wildcats certainly aren’t the same team they were last year. They aren’t one of the worst teams in the country, but after going undefeated and just missing the Final Four last year, 16-4 doesn’t look too great. They play the fourth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks tonight and it seems like head coach John Calipari isn’t too confident about his team’s chances. When his...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says Kentucky will “probably” lose to Kansas tonight

So much for Kentucky head coach John Calipari being cocky. Friday night, ahead of UK’s big showdown with Kansas in the Big 12 / SEC Challenge, Coach Cal was asked by a Jayhawks fan if he is “ready to take an L” against his former employer. Calipari, oddly enough, said that Kentucky will, in fact, “probably” lose. The video was brought to our attention by The Big Lead....
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Shannon Spake Shares Awesome Photo Of 23-Year-Old John Calipari At Kansas Ahead Of Saturday’s Game

Two of college basketball’s premier programs are set to face off in a rare late-January non-conference game Saturday night.  Kansas is set to host Kentucky at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Ks.  In anticipation of the contest, ESPN reporter Shannon Spake shared an awesome photo of a 23-year-old John Calipari, who was then a part-time assistant coach with the Jayhawks.  Prepping...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Cal’s Daughter Posts Photo Of Her Parents On Their Wedding Day

Kentucky head coach John Calipari and his wife Ellen were married back in 1986 – which means they’ll be celebrating their 30th anniversary later this year. Apparently, one of their daughters – Megan – is ahead of the curve. Calipari, Wednesday, took to Instagram to post a cool photo of the two from their big day. Enjoy, UK fans: When my parents were basically babies...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 23 Kentucky rolls past Vanderbilt 76-57

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Tyler Ulis scored 21 points, Jamal Murray added 18 and No. 23 Kentucky shot 64 percent in the second half to cruise past Vanderbilt 76-57 on Saturday. The Wildcats (15-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) led throughout thanks to strong shooting, finishing at 55 percent from the field. Ulis' scoring was balanced, with 11 of his points coming during a second half...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt-Kentucky Preview

A matchup between Kentucky and Vanderbilt might draw comparisons to David and Goliath - such as when the unranked Commodores upset the eventual national champions in the SEC title game nearly four years ago. John Calipari suggests the roles might be reversed this time. After plummeting to No. 23 in the wake of two early SEC losses, the Wildcats look to build on a confidence-boosting...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Arkansas’ Mike Anderson Blow By John Calipari In Handshake Line After Loss To Kentucky

Kentucky, under John Calipari, won for the first time at Arkansas Thursday night. The Wildcats defeated the Razorbacks, 80-66, in Fayetteville, Ark.  Things got a little interesting just after the final buzzer sounded.  In the post-game handshake line, Arkansas coach Mike Anderson appeared to blow by Calipari.  @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/LMGGqap7qg — Jay Hargrove (@WKyPT...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky bounced back with win over Arkansas

Kentucky was able to bounce back from a very difficult loss with a huge 80-66 pummeling of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Wildcats weren’t the same team people are used to, but they did make a lot of progress from their devastating loss at Auburn last week. No. 23 Kentucky led by as many as 14 points late in the second half. Tyler Ulis led the Wildcats with 24 points, earning 17...
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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