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November 1, 2013

45 minutes ’til gametime…

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:15pm November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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There’s only 45 minutes until your university of Kentucky Wildcats take on the Transylvania Pioneers in Rupp Arena. I got here early, so I made some laps around Rupp to take pictures of the scene. Enjoy. Live blog in 30.

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Kentucky is No. 5 in Kenpom rankings

Stuart Hammer 6:00pm November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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Nearly everyone outside of Doug Gottlieb believes Kentucky to be the top team in the nation, and if not unanimously, at least among the top three. The USA Today Coaches poll, the AP poll, you name it, the Cats are up there. But the Ken Pomeroy rankings don’t see it that way. His pre-season rankings…

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ESPN: “Kentucky and the undefeated debate.”

Jonathan Schuette 4:00pm November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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After an off-season that felt like an eternity, John Calipari and his Kentucky squad are set to tip-off the exhibition season this evening against the fightin’ Matt Jones’ of Transylvania University. As is the case with every season, expectations are sky-high for the basketball Cats, and understandably so given the immense amount of talent walking…

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ESPN puts Kentucky atop their Preseason Power Rankings

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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ESPN’s college basketball preview keeps rolling on today, with the Worldwide Leader releasing their Preseason Power Rankings. Numero uno? Your University of Kentucky Wildcats: 1. Kentucky The Wildcats have one of the best recruiting classes of the past decade. Julius Randle is a legit candidate to the No. 1 overall NBA pick in 2014. But…

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Who could impress in tonight’s season opener?

Cody Daniel 2:00pm November 1, 2013 11/1/13 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky kicks off their highly anticipated season tonight against a very under matched Transylvania team from down the road. Andrew Harrison who went out in the first half of the Blue-White game with a knee contusion and will be held out of tonight’s match with Transylvania because of that knee although it’s nothing for Cat’s fans to be worried about. It…

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Kentucky could have a top ranked 2nd unit

Cody Daniel 12:00pm November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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By now, we all know how talented and dominant Kentucky’s starting lineup will be. But so much of the hype surrounding this team is how deep they are and how many weapons Coach Cal has in his arsenal. With that said, just how good is Kentucky’s 2nd team based on who should fill each position.…

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Chad Ford predicts 7 UK players will be drafted in the first round, 4 in the lottery

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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It seems cruel to think about these guys leaving when they just got here, but that’s the cold, hard reality of college basketball under the one-and-done rule. How many Cats will go in next year’s draft? According to Chad Ford’s latest mock draft, SEVEN. In the first round. And four in the lottery. 2. Julius…

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2 out of 3 ESPN experts agree that Julius Randle has the most pro potential

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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Julius Randle has been more than impressive in his short time at UK. So impressive that many analysts think he’ll be the number one pick in the 2014 draft. In fact, in ESPN’s “Daily Word,” Andy Katz and Dana O’Neil both agree that Randle is the player with the most pro potential in college basketball…

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UK vs. Transy in Calipari Era

Caleb Epley 9:30am November 1, 2013 11/1/13 Comments Disabled

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In 2011, Kentucky played Transylvania University for the first time in 100 years. Tonight will mark the third year in a row that the two teams have played, after the previous series took place in the early 19th century. While there is a limit to how much one can learn from an exhibition games, the…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Willie Cauley-Stein the Modern Nazr Mohammed?

Bryan the Intern 9:00am November 1, 2013 11/1/13

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Among the many takeaways from this week’s Blue-White scrimmage, one of the ones that stuck me the most was the development of Willie Cauley-Stein.  Not only is his game significantly better, or so it seems, but his body change is quite striking as well.  His is clearly in much better shape this year, and it…

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February 24, 2020

Updated SEC Tournament Bracket With Four Games Left

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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The SEC Tournament is two weeks from Wednesday, and with four games remaining, Kentucky’s chances of locking up the one-seed look pretty dang good; in fact, the Cats can clinch at least a share of the regular season title this week. As it stands now, Kentucky would be the one-seed would play the winner of…

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Maxey says get the ball to Quickley “if we want to win”

Drew Franklin 5:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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KSR got three minutes with Tyrese Maxey today before UK’s Monday afternoon practice in the Joe Craft Center. In that time Maxey was asked about his fellow guard teammate in the backcourt, Immanuel Quickley, and the importance of getting Quickley the ball in key situations. “Immanuel’s been hot lately, so Coach Cal always coaches to…

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Kenny Payne: Immanuel Quickley’s progress is “unbelievable”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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It’s been a good Monday for Immanuel Quickley. Not only did the sophomore guard receive SEC Player of the Week honors and a new All-American campaign from UK, he was the subject of some glowing comments from Kenny Payne, who raved about Quickley’s journey from an unsure freshman to a confident sophomore who has saved his…

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WATCH: EJ Montgomery answers questions before UK’s Monday practice

Drew Franklin 3:15pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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EJ Montgomery is a big supporter of the #PickNick and now the #PickQuick award campaigns. Montgomery is in his second season playing alongside Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley, so he knows as much as anyone how much those two have grown and improved since last season. Prior to Monday’s practice in Lexington, moments after Richards…

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Kentucky basketball begins #PickNickAndQuick campaign

Jack Pilgrim 2:34pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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This past Thursday, the Kentucky basketball program officially announced the #PickNick campaign, a movement dedicated to the promotion of junior center Nick Richards for the nation’s most prestigious end-of-year awards and All-America honors. As part of the #PickNick campaign, UK Athletics released a video, which included some of Richards’ top moments as a Wildcat, soundbites from…

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Kentucky Still Outside The NET Top 20; Updated Team Sheet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:15pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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After wins over LSU and Florida, Kentucky’s NET ranking has improved, but not by much. Even though the Cats are No. 8 in the AP Poll, they’re only No. 21 in the NET, up from No. 24 a week ago. With so many top teams losing this week, the NET Top 10 is all shook…

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LIVE: Kenny Payne previews Texas A&M

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:40pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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Kentucky Associate Head Coach Kenny Payne is about to meet with the media to preview tomorrow’s game at Texas A&M. You can follow along below:

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Immanuel Quickley named SEC Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:15pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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As expected, Immanuel Quickley has been named SEC Player of the Week for his performances vs. LSU and Florida. The sophomore guard scored 21 points vs. LSU and followed it up with a career-high 26 points in Saturday’s win vs. Florida, including 22 in the second half. In fact, during the second halves of last…

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UK fan gets out of surgery, learns UK is a 4-seed, immediately calls KSR

Drew Franklin 1:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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Imagine going in for surgery, so much rushing through your mind, so many concerns and worries, before they put you under for the procedure. When you wake up, everything went well, but you soon learn Kentucky dropped from a 3-seed to a 4-seed while you were on the operating table. For John “Sully” Sullivan, a…

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Kentucky up to No. 9 in Coaches Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:46pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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Kentucky did its part to improve its resume last week, beating LSU and Florida, but clearly, the voters are not that impressed. After moving up to No. 8 in the AP Poll, the Cats climbed only one spot in the Coaches Poll to No. 9. Kansas, Baylor, Dayton, Gonzaga, and San Diego State make up…

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