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January 17, 2014

Crunching the Math for March Champs

Will Lentz 8:30pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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First off – big ups to BlugrassDiesel in the show thread today, for getting this idea going.  Free throws have been a big topic of discussion for this team (and pretty much every Calipari team, but just how important are they when it comes time to win a title?  Are there other factors we can…

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Julius Randle and Jarnell Stokes know each other well

Drew Franklin 7:30pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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When Julius Randle and Jarnell Stokes body up in the paint tomorrow in Rupp Arena, it won’t mark the first time they’ve met on the basketball court. Randle and Stokes were teammates on the USA Men’s U18 National Team in 2012 and saw plenty of each other in the training sessions and practices before traveling…

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Don’t expect any changes to the starting lineup

Drew Franklin 6:57pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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Calipari hinted at maybe shaking up the starting five last week before Kentucky went down to Vanderbilt. He was asked if that’s still an option today and the answer was a big ol’ “no.” “No, no. We’re fine,” Cal said at his pre-Tennessee press conference, when asked if he’ll toy with the starting rotation. “If…

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Alex Poythress different player in reality compared to paper

Courtney Hessler 6:00pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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(Darrell Bird|CatPause) When Alex Poythress came to Kentucky last year, many had high expectations for the 5-star and top 10 nationally recruit. However he, like many of his teammates, fell short of expectations and he decided to come back to prove everyone wrong. Which he has. Poythress has been a big part of this year’s…

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Kentucky opens as a 9.5 point favorite

Drew Franklin 5:33pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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The spread for tomorrow’s game is out and the Cats find themselves as a 9.5 point favorite over Tennessee in the noon o’clock game. According to Covers.com, Kentucky is 5-3 against the spread at home at 6-6-2 overall. Tennessee is 1-2 against the spread on the road. As always, gamble responsibly. We don’t want you…

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More SEC tickets available, this time from Alabama

Drew Franklin 5:00pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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Last night I told you about the SEC Tournament ticket books available through the University of Tennessee, and now we have another option for those of you who would rather sit amongst the Crimson. The University of Alabama has tickets available in Sections 126, 127, 130 and 131 in the lower level of the Georgia…

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Julius Randle 6th in Ken Pomeroy’s Player of the Year Standings

Jonathan Schuette 4:00pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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Every season, coaches, writers, and fans of the game hand out numerous Player of the Year honors to the best and most deserving players in collegiate basketball. While the dozens of awards in existence usually do an outstanding job in selecting worthy recipients, for whatever reason, some players get left out of consideration. This quandary…

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Kentucky Predicted to Lose One More Game in the Regular Season

Caleb Epley 2:51pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14 Comments Disabled

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UK’s last-second loss in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was particularly painful.  It wasn’t just a heart-breaking buzzer beater – the loss also slowed the momentum that UK had gained in the past couple of weeks after a rougher-than-expected start to the season. However, according to Jeff Sagarin’s computer ratings, Kentucky will have an exceptional chance to regain…

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Poythress spending late nights on his own in the gym

Drew Franklin 2:23pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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A source with knowledge of the happenings around the basketball program told KSR that Alex Poythress has joined Derek Willis in the midnight sessions in the Joe Craft Center. Poythress has been walking over to the gym late at night to put in work on his own time since Kentucky’s loss at Arkansas. Before today’s…

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Poythress is the only player in the country who would’ve gotten that rebound, says Calipari

Drew Franklin 1:20pm January 17, 2014 1/17/14

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Coach Cal met with media prior to today’s practice in the Joe Craft Center and Alex Poythress was a hot topic, just as he has been over the last couple weeks. Calipari continues to praise his sophomore forward for how great he has been in practice and in games, and for the progress he has…

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June 6, 2020

Inside the Play: Post Entries

Brandon Ramsey 9:00pm June 6, 2020 6/6/20

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Last Sunday we broke down the Diagonal/Baseline Runner set play that was Kentucky’s “go-to” last season.  I mentioned that over the course of the season a couple of wrinkles were added to that play, namely a cross screen on the block that generally led to a post entry for Nick Richards.  Instead of just breaking…

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June 5, 2020

Watch LIVE: NABC seminar featuring John Calipari

Drew Franklin 2:30pm June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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With all that is going on in the world, and there is a lot, the National Association of Basketball Coaches is holding a free webinar today at 3 pm to discuss “using your platform as a coach during this critical time.” John Calipari is among the coaches scheduled to speak, which is why I’m bringing…

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Oklahoma State gets one-year postseason ban for part in college hoops scandal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:22pm June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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The NCAA just handed down its first punishment to a school tied to the college hoops scandal and it will directly impact one of the sport’s brightest new stars. Oklahoma State has been given a one-year postseason ban (effective in the 2020-21 season), three years of probation, a fine, and other recruiting restrictions for former…

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A totally random, early summer SEC basketball power ranking

Aaron Torres 12:00pm June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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While it might seem like the college basketball season ended just yesterday, it has in fact, been an astounding 85 days, nearly three full months, since the NCAA Tournament was cancelled. Yet while the larger world has mostly come to a standstill, the college hoops world has simply kept rolling on. Players have declared for…

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Zion Williamson granted stay, won’t have to answer questions…for now

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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The Zion Williamson lawsuit took another turn last night. On Thursday, a Florida appeals court granted Williamson a temporary stay, which will pause the proceedings in his legal battle with his former agent Gina Ford. Earlier this week, a Miami judge ruled that Williamson must answer questions under oath regarding his eligibility at Duke. Ford…

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2020 five-star center Moussa Cisse postpones decision

Jack Pilgrim 9:30am June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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The plot thickens with the top available center in the class of 2020. Five-star center Moussa Cisse, who announced last week he would be reclassifying from 2021 to 2020, has postponed his college decision. At the time of his reclass announcement, Cisse told reporters he would be choosing a college at some point this week.…

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Today on KSR: Happy National Donut Day!

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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Good morning, BBN! And Happy Friday to all of you! As a matter of fact, there’s another reason to celebrate this morning: it’s National Donut Day! Today, numerous donut shops and stores are celebrating the holiday by giving out free donuts and participating in various promotions. Some of the quick deals I’ve seen online are…

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June 4, 2020

Which former Wildcats will head to Disney World to close out the NBA season?

Jack Pilgrim 10:30pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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This afternoon, the NBA’s Board of Governors officially voted to approve the league’s 22-team format to restart the 2019-2020 season in Orlando, with July 31 being the return-to-play date. With this finalized plan, 16 teams already in playoff position will be invited to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, along with six other teams in…

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WATCH: Rex Chapman opens up to Dan Patrick

Drew Franklin 9:00pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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After reading Rex Chapman’s piece for the Herald-Leader, Dan Patrick dialed up Rex for an interview on the Dan Patrick Show earlier today. It began on the topic of the current racial injustices around our country, but turned to Rex’s own battles with addiction in a very difficult conversation. Then Rex broke the ice and…

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BJ Boston named one of CBS Sports’ Top Impact Freshmen

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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High expectations are the norm for freshman at Kentucky, and CBS Sports just set the bar high for BJ Boston. Kyle Boone ranked Boston sixth on his list of the top 16 incoming freshman that will have an immediate impact on their teams this season, writing that the five-star shooting guard’s reliable scoring will help soften…

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