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December 9, 2019

Kentucky up one spot in Coaches Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm December 9, 2019 12/9/19

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The Cats’ AP ranking may not have changed but they climbed one spot in the Coaches Poll. Kentucky is now the No. 9 team, behind Virginia and ahead of fellow SEC member Auburn. Louisville remains No. 1 and Ohio State jumped to No. 2 from No. 6. Kansas, Maryland, and Duke round out the top…

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Kentucky stays at No. 8 in new AP Poll; Ohio State up to No. 3

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:17pm December 9, 2019 12/9/19

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Kentucky could face two top-three teams in a one-week span. The Cats stayed at No. 8 in the new AP Poll. Ohio State, Kentucky’s opponent in the CBS Sports Classic on Dec. 21, moved up from No. 6 to No. 3 while Louisville, who will come to Rupp Arena on Dec. 28, remains the No.…

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Monday Morning Things To Know: We’re going to the Belk Bowl!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am December 9, 2019 12/9/19

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Good morning, friends. Yesterday was pretty crazy, wasn’t it? Let’s run through what ended up being a very busy news day and get you ready for the week ahead with the Monday Morning Things To Know, or the MMTTK if you prefer acronyms. Belk Bowl Bound It’s official: Kentucky is playing Virginia Tech in the…

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December 8, 2019

WATCH: Kentucky players break down blowout victory over Fairleigh Dickinson

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm December 8, 2019 12/8/19 Comments Disabled

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On Saturday night, the Kentucky Wildcats took home a blowout victory over Fairleigh Dickinson to move on to 7-1 on the year. After the game, three of Kentucky’s top performers – EJ Montgomery, Ashton Hagans, and Keion Brooks Jr. – spoke to the media about the win and how it came to fruition. Ashton Hagans…

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WATCH: KSR’s Kentucky basketball recap vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

Jack Pilgrim 3:30pm December 8, 2019 12/8/19 Comments Disabled

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On Saturday afternoon, the Kentucky basketball team took on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and came away with an 83-52 victory at Rupp Arena. Some of the highlights? EJ Montgomery (25) and Keion Brooks Jr. (15) with career highs in points, Ashton Hagans with a double-double in points and assists (11 and 11), and Nick Richards…

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Today on KSR: Cats smash Fairleigh Dickinson

Sam Gormley 10:00am December 8, 2019 12/8/19

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In what might have been the most complete performance of the young season, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated Fairleigh Dickinson to grab their seventh win of the season. EJ Montgomery has dominating performance In the Cats’ 83-52 win over FDU, sophomore EJ Montgomery had a career-high 25 points while also pulling down nine rebounds. Kentucky head…

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December 7, 2019

Key takeaways from Kentucky’s 83-52 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm December 7, 2019 12/7/19

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The Kentucky Wildcats are (finally) finding their groove. After a few underwhelming performances earlier in the year, UK pulled off its third 20-plus point victory in four games with an 83-52 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. There was plenty to like about the victory, but what are the key takeaways from Kentucky’s performance? Fairleigh Dickinson is…

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TRANSCRIPT: Everything John Calipari said after Kentucky’s 83-52 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm December 7, 2019 12/7/19

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Q. It seems like since EJ came off of injury, he’s become a completely different player. What do you attribute that to? JOHN CALIPARI: Well, he’s healthy. He’s being more confident. He’s playing more physical. But like I told him, I said he exchanged baskets too many times today. Like we’re going to be playing teams…

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UK Basketball Season Stats (on Dec. 7)

Drew Franklin 8:00pm December 7, 2019 12/7/19

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An updated look at the numbers after eight games played for the Cats:

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Five Things John Calipari Said After The Win

Drew Franklin 7:31pm December 7, 2019 12/7/19 Comments Disabled

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1. “Fight and finish.” “That’s all I’m focused on right now,” Cal said, when asked the No. 1 thing he would say his team needs to work on. “Fight. What does that mean? That means when you’re playing against another guy, you’re not just exchanging baskets. You’re trying to dominate him. But listen, but you’ve…

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December 12, 2019

We now know the date of the Kentucky vs. Michigan game in London

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:53pm December 12, 2019 12/12/19

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Last week, Kentucky announced it will play Michigan in London, England next December as part of a three-year series with the Wolverines. KSR has learned that the game will take place Saturday, December 5, 2020 and Kentucky is being paid $500,000 to play in it. As previously announced, the game will take place at the…

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Still time to plan your trip to watch Kentucky play TWO games in Las Vegas

KSR 11:00am December 12, 2019 12/12/19 Comments Disabled

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#BBN takes over Las Vegas next week when Kentucky basketball hits Sin City. The action tips with Kentucky vs. Utah presented by UK HealthCare and benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at T-Mobile Arena. Kentucky and Utah have a long history in the sport, dating back to the 1944 NIT. Between 1993 and…

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December 11, 2019

Kai Sotto is getting popular following his visit to Kentucky

Maggie Davis 9:15pm December 11, 2019 12/11/19

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Last week, the majority of basketball fans in America hadn’t heard the name Kai Sotto. But after the 7-foot-2 center from the Philippines took an unofficial visit to the University of Kentucky on Monday, Dec. 9, that all began to change. Of course, Sottos’ tweets from his visit – including some pictures of John Calipari…

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Three Wildcats on SI.com’s first NBA Draft Big Board

Drew Franklin 4:00pm December 11, 2019 12/11/19

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Jeremy Woo over at Sports Illustrated released his first “NBA Draft Big Board” of the year now that he and everyone else have been able to see the early talent in college basketball and beyond. Among the 60 NBA hopefuls named to SI’s board of prospects, you will find three Kentucky Wildcats. And only one…

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Three-guard lineups can take Kentucky to the Final Four

KSR 3:00pm December 11, 2019 12/11/19

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[Ed. Note: This is a guest post written by Sean Vinsel of Hoops Insight. You can follow his work at HoopInsight.com or on Twitter @hoopsinsights] By SEAN VINSEL Most college hoops pundits right now would offer the assessment that Kentucky can become a Final Four contender this season if they improve. Regardless of the exact wording, the consensus on Kentucky would…

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LOOK: John Calipari enjoyed his trip to Notre Dame

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45am December 11, 2019 12/11/19

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As Drew mentioned in the morning post, John Calipari jetted up to South Bend last night to watch Brad and Detroit Mercy play Notre Dame. Calipari took to Twitter this morning to share pictures from his trip, which included some time visiting with former Fighting Irish coach Digger Phelps. “Went up to watch Brad play…

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December 10, 2019

“It’s Religion”: What Basketball and Kai Sotto Mean to the People of the Philippines

Aaron Torres 11:00pm December 10, 2019 12/10/19

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On Monday morning, 247 Sports recruiting guru Evan Daniels broke the story that international basketball star Kai Sotto would take an unofficial visit to the University of Kentucky. In the Bluegrass, that news was met with curiosity. No school has media which cover college basketball recruiting quite as aggressively as Kentucky does, and no fanbase…

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December 9, 2019

Ten things we learned during this week’s John Calipari Show

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm December 9, 2019 12/9/19

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For the third time in as many weeks, John Calipari sat down for his weekly call-in radio show with Tom Leach on Monday evening. Like Mark Stoops does during football season, Calipari uses this time to break down his team’s recent performances, what to expect against future opponents, and update the fans on potential injuries.…

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LOOK: 7-foot-2 center Kai Sotto LOVED his trip to Lexington

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm December 9, 2019 12/9/19

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When high-level recruiting prospects take visits to schools across the country throughout the year, the success of said trips are usually made public by word of mouth. Sometimes the prospects and/or those close to them talk to reporters or media outlets afterward. In other cases with high-profile prospects, you may be lucky to hear a…

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Oh great. Bubba Parham is coming back to Rupp Arena.

Drew Franklin 3:15pm December 9, 2019 12/9/19

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A villain from Kentucky basketball’s past will make his return to Rupp Arena this coming weekend. Bubba Parham, the former VMI guard who hit 10 three-pointers against the Cats last season, now plays for Georgia Tech, UK’s next opponent on its schedule. Parham transferred to Georgia Tech this past summer and was granted immediate eligibility…

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