Who is the best defensive basketball team in the country - Virginia or Kentucky?

In the last few days we’ve seen a couple of incredible defensive performances on the basketball court. Kentucky jumped out to a 41-7 halftime lead against a decent UCLA team, where the Bruins shot 25% for the game. Well that did it, the Wildcats were unquestionably the best defensive team in the country. That was until the next day when Virginia put up an equally impressive defensive...
Via SCACC Hoops
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky gets top-5 matchup after Christmas

Top-ranked Kentucky has passed every test so far with relative ease. The Wildcats (12-0), again the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25, have won their games by an NCAA-best average margin of 29.1 points. The latest was that 83-44 romp over UCLA when Kentucky scored the first 24 points and led 41-7 at halftime. While there is a lighter slate of games than usual this week because...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky unanimous No. 1, Big 12 has 7 ranked

There is no doubt so far about Kentucky's standing as the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll. The Wildcats (12-0) got every first-place vote for the third week in a row Monday, the latest balloting coming two days after their 83-44 romp over UCLA. Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points and led 41-7 at halftime in the matchup of teams with the most NCAA championships ...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four most popular Kentucky Wildcats stories of 2014

Every future AP top 25 poll this season will just basically be this:  #1 Kentucky Wildcats #2-#25 teams that have been or eventually will be crushed by the Kentucky Wildcats. Or would be destroyed by UK if they ever did take the court against them. Kentucky is very good. They are also very polarizing, and that makes for great copy. John Calipari is the most polarizing figure in...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats cruise past UCLA

Kentucky basketball defeated UCLA on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. The Cat’s beat the Bruins easily, winning  83-44, continuing their undefeated run this season. The Cats again showed that they are still strong even without the presence of Alex Poythress. And even though the Cat’s have Louisville waiting around the corner, this Kentucky squad is more than poised...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky much more than an offensive juggernaut

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports Even with a roster that could easily compete in any professional league outside of the NBA, nobody expected the Kentucky Wildcats to throttle the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks by 32 points in mid-November, especially not in their third game of the season. Against the non-conference likes of Boston University, Montana State, and UT-Arlington in the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky makes it look easy

No. 1 Kentucky made it look so easy that coach John Calipari felt the need to point out he had actual human beings on the court.
Via WholeHogSports
3 days ago

Post-game videos from Kentucky-UCLA

CHICAGO — Kentucky decimated UCLA 83-44 in the CBS Sports Classic in the United Center and we have video of the principals discussing the carnage. We have UK coach John Calipari, whose team has now won each of its first … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

Calipari after Kentucky’s Throttling of UCLA: “Let’s Make this World Class”

Although Kentucky’s beat-down of UCLA was remarkable, and the first half in particular was one for the record books, Wildcats coach John Calipari said after the game that he wasn’t losing sight of the moment. “I’m day-to-day. I’m in a grind and I’m staying in the moment. The one thing I’m doing is really enjoying […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Things We Learned From the CBS Sports Classic

It’s UK vs Everybody Else. If you’ve watched Space Jam, then you’ll get this analogy. The Kentucky basketball are the real life Monstars. A team that is bigger, stronger, faster and more intimidating than any other team in college hoops. They may have had eyebrow raising struggles against lesser opponents like Columbia, but heading into conference play Coach Calipari has this...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

3 things to watch for when UCLA plays No. 1 Kentucky

Still in need of a signature win, the UCLA Bruins now head to Chicago to face top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in the CBS Sports Classic. Remember when No. 1 Kentucky was knocked off by a then-unranked and resurgent Indiana squad in 2011? Maybe the Bruins will find what they're looking for Saturday when the clock hits zeroes. OK, so maybe UCLA, who briefly flirted with the rankings this...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago to John Calipari pipeline keeps rolling along

When an elite recruit from Chicago picks Kentucky and John Calipari over John Groce and the Ilini these days, I’m like “meh, makes sense.” We’re used to it at this point. It’s not use. Likewise for anyone else who lives in the cities where Coach Cal finds his top tier talent. It’s Calipari, it’s Kentucky, what are you going to do? What would you expect? Saturday brings...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter’s career night not enough to top Anthony Davis’ MVP performance (VIDEO)

In Anthony Davis’ first game back from the chest injury that held him out of games over the weekend, he went up against fellow former Kentucky Wildcats big man Enes Kanter. In his first game back, he rebounded pretty well, putting up 31 points, nine boards and three blocks in New Orleans’ win over the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: The Cats show up big against North Carolina

Kentucky basketball continues the trend of playing their worst basketball against bad teams and their best against good teams. Kentucky (11-0) cruised past North Carolina, beating them 84-70, in Rupp arena this past Saturday. After struggling to beat Columbia University last Wednesday, Kentucky showed up Saturday  to play, looking like the team that easily beat a top ranked Kansas...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Dissecting Wildcats

(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports) As I was watching the North Carolina-Kentucky game on Saturday evening after work, my mind wandered. The game was not particularly competitive. The Tar Heels showed a little early spark, but were clearly outclassed (even more so than Texas a week earlier). Even with my patented DVR method keeping me on task – it takes concentration to consistently...
Via Hoops Manifesto
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Four teams that will threaten Kentucky’s undefeated season

This Kentucky basketball team was voted the unanimous No. 1 by the A.P. polls on Monday. Lexington has been abuzzed by this news and rumors of an undefeated season are beginning to get louder. John Calipari has put his team through the wringer by scheduling some very tough opponents. However, not only has this team risen to the occasions but they have exceeded expectations. They...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari, Willie Cauley-Stein, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker on win over UNC (VIDEO)

Here is what John Calipari had to say following the Kentucky Wildcats’ win over North Carolina on Saturday. And hear what Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein and Tyler Ulis had to say about the win: 
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns Paid Tribute To Injured Alex Poythress With Special Shoes vs. North Carolina

Kentucky’s basketball players honored their injured teammate, Alex Poythress, with special T-shirts for Saturday afternoon’s game against North Carolina.  The No. 1-ranked Wildcats, who defeated the No. 21-ranked Tar Heels, 84-70, wore “Roar For 22” tees in honor of Poythress. The Kentucky junior forward tore his ACL at practice on Thursday and is out for the remainder of...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Guard Aaron Harrison Writes “AP” And “22″ On His Shoes To Honor Alex Poythress

Kentucky basketball players are going all-out to honor injured big man Alex Poythress, who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The squad is wearing “Roar for 22” shirts during warmups today, while sophomore guard Aaron Harrison is doing something more personal. Harrison wrote Poythress’ initials and number on the back of his sneakers for today’s game. ...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky wears Alex Poythress 'Roar for 22' shirts

Kentucky basketball suffered a huge loss on Thursday when junior forward Alex Poythress tore his ACL. He will miss the rest of the year after suffering the injury. Today is the Wildcats’ first game without its veteran leader, and to honor Poythress — who wears the number 22 — John Calipari’s squad is wearing special “Roar for 22″ shirts during warmups. Check them out...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky vs North Carolina During The John Calipari Era

The Kentucky-North Carolina rivalry has arguably been at its highest level since John Calipari came to Kentucky. From 2009 when John Wall reminded America that Kentucky was “back.”, to 2011 when Anthony Davis’ block sealed a victory for the Cats in one of the most highly anticipated regular season games in college basketball history. The […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress Out For Season With Torn ACL

Alex Poythress will miss the remainder of the 14-15 season for Kentucky with a torn ACL. Poythress suffered the injury during Thursday's practice. "When you're coaching other people's children and these children have high aspirations and unlimited potential -- not only to do things for themselves but for other people -- I can't begin to tell you the feeling when someone gets hurt...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Alex Poythress has torn ACL

Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the Wildcats’ 2014-15 season, John Calipari announced Friday morning.  Poythress, a 6-foot-8, 238-pound forward, had been starting for Calipari’s squad. Through 10 games, he’d averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds a game.  Alex is nearly a straight-A student and one of the greatest kids that...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest DraftExpress NBA Mock Draft has Six Kentucky Wildcats Going Pro

The latest DraftExpress NBA mock draft, published on Monday, has six Kentucky Wildcats being drafted after the conclusion of this season. Karl Towns is slotted at No. 3 overall, just behind Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay. Willie Cauley-Stein finds himself at No. 10. The next Kentucky pick doesn’t come until No. 24 with Dakari Johnson, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Kentucky’s Coach Says Kentucky Is “The Best Defensive Team In The Modern Era Of College Basketball”

The Kentucky men’s basketball team is nine games into its season and its yet to experience a loss. Potentially more impressive, the Wildcats have allowed an opponent to score more than 60 points just once – Nov. 21 against Boston.  Sunday evening, John Calipari’s squad throttled another challenger, defeating Eastern Kentucky, 82-49.  Following the contest, the Colonels...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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