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March 30, 2014

The Sunday Leach Report

Tom Leach 12:30pm March 30, 2014 3/30/14

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  No coach believes more in the importance of defense as a key to postseason success than John Calipari and his team’s numbers historically reflect that.  But Cal also frequently talks about how it’s crucial to make open shots in March because you can’t win with defense only when you pare the field down to…

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March 23, 2014

The Sunday Leach Report

Tom Leach 11:30am March 23, 2014 3/23/14

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(Via Zimbio.com) For all of the storylines being shaped in the hours leading up to the most anticipated matchup of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, there’s a good chance you can boil it down to this–the way Kentucky and Wichita State are defending, there is likely to be a lot of missed shots…

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March 9, 2014

The Leach Report: Florida

Tom Leach 9:30pm March 9, 2014 3/9/14

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(Via Andy Lyons/Getty Images) As kids, we would call “do over” when something didn’t work out the way we expected.  The postseason is hopefully a “do over” for the Kentucky basketball team.  Of course, it’ll take more than saying it to make it happen. A veteran-laden team like Florida exposes Kentucky’s defensive lapses better than…

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March 2, 2014

The Leach Report: South Carolina

Tom Leach 9:00pm March 2, 2014 3/2/14

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From “pay back mode” to “bounce back mode” to “full-blown crisis mode.”  That sums up the week that was for the Kentucky men’s basketball team. When it comes to trying to salvage this season, the first thing that needs to get fixed is the shooting.  The combined 38 percent field goal shooting against LSU and…

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February 23, 2014

The Leach Report: LSU

Tom Leach 3:15pm February 23, 2014 2/23/14

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“Every good team I’ve been on here has had a moment, a game, where the light came on and everything just clicked,” Hood said. “We took off from there and never looked back.” That’s a quote from senior Jon Hood in Jason King’s behind-the-scenes article on Kentucky basketball for BleacherReport.com.  Perhaps Saturday’s heart-stopping win over…

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February 16, 2014

The Leach Report: Florida

Tom Leach 1:04pm February 16, 2014 2/16/14

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“We’re not ready to win that kind of game.” That’s what John Calipari told his team after the 69-59 home court loss to third-ranked Florida.  They’ll get another chance in three weeks, in a much tougher venue, to show that they’re ready and thus capable of making some noise in March Madness.  And to me,…

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February 9, 2014

The Leach Report: Mississippi State

Tom Leach 9:00pm February 9, 2014 2/9/14

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(Via CoachCal.com) A sequence in the second half of Saturday’s 69-59 win at Mississippi State displayed the kind of team-first passion that John Calipari wants to see from his Wildcats game in and game out. Jarrod Polson seized an open driving lane but missed the shot, with his forward momentum leaving him as the player…

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February 2, 2014

The Leach Report: Missouri

Tom Leach 9:00pm February 2, 2014 2/2/14

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(H/t Columbia-Missourian) A Kentucky basketball team that has become some kind of magnet for icy weather showed some ice water in its veins on Saturday at Missouri.  And there was a lot to like about this performance: Resiliency.  This was UK’s first win in a game decided by five points or less and it came…

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January 26, 2014

The Leach Report: Georgia

Tom Leach 3:00pm January 26, 2014 1/26/14

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From Tom Leach, the Voice of the Wildcats…   From a numbers standpoint, Kentucky just had its best defensive week of the season, as Texas A&M scored 0.77 points-per-possession and Georgia managed only 0.82.  It’s certainly worth noting that in conference play, the Aggies and Bulldogs rank 11th and 14th respectively in SEC play, according…

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January 19, 2014

The Leach Report: Tennessee

Tom Leach 7:00pm January 19, 2014 1/19/14

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From Tom Leach, the Voice of the Wildcats… This was not a week to rely on numbers.  At Arkansas, Kentucky shot almost 50 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Hogs by 18 and lost.  Against Tennessee, the Wildcats were whipped on the boards but won the game with their accuracy on free throws and…

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