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November 19, 2013

Get to know the Texas Arlington Mavericks

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm November 19, 2013 11/19/13

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We’re ninety minutes from tip-off, so let’s get to know a little bit about tonight’s opponent, the UT-Arlington Mavericks. First, your starting lineup… STARTING LINEUP PG: #1 Reger Dowell 6-1, 183 lbs.; Senior; Duncanville, Texas PPG: 26.0; RPG: 4.0; APG: 1.8 Ranks ninth nationally in scoring, with at least 20 points in each game this…

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College basketball’s super stars (even the young ones) are living up to the hype

Ally Tucker 2:15pm November 19, 2013 11/19/13

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(Via SportsPassion.com) College basketball fans across the country are being treated to an assortment of super star players on display almost every night of the week. Between the 5-6 best and most exciting players (with all due respect to guys like Doug McDermott, I don’t watch a random Creighton game on TV mid-week just because I…

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Julius Randle getting some internet love today

Drew Franklin 12:00pm November 19, 2013 11/19/13

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The Julius Randle lovefest continues on the worldwide web today as he nears his fifth career collegiate basketball game with record numbers already thus far. What was once Andrew Wiggins’ spot as top freshman to lose, is now shifting to a full-on Julius Randle mancrush by seemingly everyone around college basketball. In ESPN.com’s ‘Daily Word’…

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Kentucky is a 26.5 point favorite tonight

Drew Franklin 11:15am November 19, 2013 11/19/13

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Kentucky enters tonight’s game against the Mavericks of UT-Arlington as a 26.5 point favorite, according to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas and the mysterious offshore gambling websites. The Wildcats opened up as a 21 point favorite against Robert Morris on Sunday and won the game by 38 points for UK’s first cover of the season.…

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Keightly Classic Game II: The UT-Arlington Mavericks

Andrew Cassady 10:45am November 19, 2013 11/19/13

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With the Cats playing their fifth game in 11 days it’s as if Christmas has come early for fans of the Big Blue. Later tonight UK will meet UT-Arlington for the first time in the history of the program in the second game of the November spanning event known as the Keightly Classic. After looking…

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Could Aaron Harrison be the Team’s Second Option?

Caleb Epley 9:30am November 19, 2013 11/19/13 Comments Disabled

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It’s safe to say that Julius Randle has established himself as Kentucky’s go-to guy.  But who does the team turn to if Julius is having an off night? On a squad composed of future lottery picks, the choices are plenty. Yet, even on teams with such a wealth of talent, players tend to assume certain…

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A Video of Rex, Sky and of course, Alan Cutler

Matt Jones 9:15am November 19, 2013 11/19/13

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Did you ever want to see a video that included a young Alan Cutler, Kenny Walker with GREAT hair and crazy earrings and UK players farting to throw each other off? Well if you did, this video is for you. A GREAT piece of old school tape as Rex, Sky and Alan do their thing…definitely…

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November 18, 2013

Julius Randle Shows Up on Monday Night Raw

Matt Jones 10:01pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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Well at least in the crowd…

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Five Notes From John Calipari’s First Radio Show Of The Season

Drew Franklin 8:00pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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The John Calipari Call-In Show is back for another season on 630 WLAP with host Tom Leach and, of course, John Calipari. Coach Cal was a little slaphappy tonight, admitting he wasn’t all there for the show because his mind is on the team’s walkthrough tonight. But the show went on and we have five…

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Numbers to Know

Ben Ward 7:00pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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  Another game down, and the sample size for statistics continues to grow. The strengths are beginning to separate themselves while the concerns are beginning to illuminate themselves as well. What’s going right? What’s going wrong? Don’t worry because Ben’s here to let you know.   (h/t UK Athletics)   Good: The rebounding. More specifically,…

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April 2, 2020

LaMelo Ball and his manager bought his Australian NBL team

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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In these trying times, leave it to the Ball family to keep providing ridiculous news stories. ESPN is reporting that LaMelo Ball and his manager have purchased Ball’s Australian NBL team, the Illawarra Hawks. Ball has been playing with the Hawks since August and, after a strong season, is in the running to be the…

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LINK OF THE DAY: Mike DeCourcy on how the ’92 game vs. Duke launched Kentucky’s 90s Dynasty

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:41pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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We don’t like to talk about “The Shot” around here, but there’s no denying its importance. Today, Mike DeCourcy has a nice feature on how the 1992 game vs. Duke helped launch Kentucky’s dynasty in the 1990s featuring quotes from John Calipari, Tom Leach, Dick Gabriel, former UK assistant Herb Sendek, Tony Delk, and Travis…

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Four Wildcats selected in latest NBA Mock Draft

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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Four Kentucky Wildcats are now projected to hear their names called in the 2020 NBA Draft. In Sam Vecenie’s latest NBA Draft Big Board over at The Athletic, Tyrese Maxey led all Wildcats as the program’s lone first-rounder at No. 12 overall, followed by Immanuel Quickley at No. 37, Ashton Hagans at No. 54, and…

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Kentucky announces addition of walk-on Isaac DeGregorio

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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On Sunday, word broke that Kentucky has added a walk-on, Isaac DeGregorio, a point guard from North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. Today, Kentucky made it official, issuing a press release with quotes from DeGregorio and John Calipari. “Joining Kentucky basketball is a dream come true,” DeGregorio said. “I’ve been a Kentucky fan all my…

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BBN Jam Round One: (2019) Washington & Herro vs. (2004) Fitch & Azubuike

Nick Roush 11:00am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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The second matchup of the BBN Jam Tournament is sensational, pairing together two teams many believed were Final Four bound. In 2004 Tubby Smith’s Wildcats were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The SEC Tournament Champions had only four losses to their name when UAB stunned the…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Boredom Discovers Some Weird UK Basketball Facts

Bryan the Intern 10:00am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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Some of the weirder, goofier, hidden, and interesting stats you may not know for your amusement during this isolation: -Bobby Perry scored more points in his UK career than Forest Sale, Phil Grawemeyer, Cliff Barker, Gayle Rose, Layton Rouse, and Basil Hayden.  Those 6 players all have retired jerseys. -4 of Kentucky’s Top 9 all-time…

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April 1, 2020

EJ Montgomery’s dad says no NBA decision has been made, feels son doesn’t need another year to showcase talent

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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As we await the official word from the Kentucky basketball team regarding their NBA Draft decisions, we know of at least one player who will be taking his time with the process. In an interview with Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader, EJ Montgomery’s father, Efrem, said his son has submitted a request for evaluation from…

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John Calipari was named UK’s head coach 11 years ago today

Maggie Davis 9:00pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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Believe it or not, it’s been exactly 11 years since John Calipari was announced as the next head basketball coach for the University of Kentucky. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? The UK basketball Twitter account had some fun with Coach Cal’s anniversary with the Wildcats, and the account posted a video from his…

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John Calipari’s Coaches Clinic now available for free online

Maggie Davis 8:30pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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Missing basketball right now? John Calipari has a remedy for that. Coach Cal and the Kentucky basketball program have made the team’s 2018 clinic available online, free of charge. Calipari tweeted the news, saying he hopes “this puts a smile on some faces as we social distance!” “My hope is for all coaches, this is…

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NCAA extends recruiting “dead period” through May 31

Maggie Davis 5:10pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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We won’t be hearing the words “YAHTZEE” for a while, that’s for sure. The NCAA has just pushed back the end of its recruiting dead period by several weeks – now, there will be no recruiting nationwide for Division I and Division II athletics through May 31. Previously, the NCAA had suspended all in-person recruiting…

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