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January 25, 2020

Calipari on the road environment: “We’ve seen some disgusting crowds… This was a classy crowd”

Maggie Davis 10:45pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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John Calipari always (and I do mean always) talks about Kentucky getting an opponent’s best – “we’re everybody’s Super Bowl,” he consistently regurgitates. That was clearly the case in Lubbock Saturday evening, and the Cats certainly saw the best Texas Tech and its crowd had to offer. The fans wore black, and the students had…

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WATCH: John Calipari breaks down overtime victory over Texas Tech

Jack Pilgrim 10:42pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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What did John Calipari have to say about Kentucky’s gritty overtime victory over Texas Tech? In his postgame press conference, the UK head coach discussed the difficult road environment, how his team fought through, who stood out in particular, and a note on Kahlil Whitney’s departure, among other comments. Check it out:

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Nick Richards put up numbers only Anthony Davis could match against Texas Tech

Jack Pilgrim 9:56pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Nick Richards made Kentucky basketball history on Saturday evening. Putting up 25 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks in the team’s overtime victory over Texas Tech, Richards became the first Kentucky player since Anthony Davis to put up 20-plus points, 13-plus rebounds, and four-plus blocks in a game. Nick Richards vs. Texas Tech: 25 Pts14…

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UPDATE: After the win, someone from the Kentucky bench reportedly called out the scorekeeper for Tyrese Maxey foul controversy

Jack Pilgrim 9:25pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Remember that one moment late in the second half where the referees decided to foul Tyrese Maxey out of the game with four fouls? And then someone from the Kentucky bench – who is busy coaching, mind you – had to do the referee’s job for him and tell the scoring table he had just…

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HIGHLIGHTS: Kentucky takes down Texas Tech in overtime

Jack Pilgrim 9:05pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Want to re-live Kentucky’s impressive overtime victory over Texas Tech? We have just the thing you need. The fine folks over at KYWildcatsTV have put together a compilation of all of the top moments from UK’s back-and-forth matchup against the Red Raiders in Lubbock, TX. Some of the key moments? Nick Richards’ ridiculous effort inside…

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FINAL: KENTUCKY DEFEATS TEXAS TECH 76-74 IN OVERTIME

Jack Pilgrim 8:38pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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After a back-and-forth battle from start to finish, the Kentucky Wildcats came out victorious in Lubbock, TX, defeating Texas Tech in overtime by a final score of 76-74. Leading the Wildcats with yet another monster performance was Nick Richards, who finished with 25 points (7-10 shooting, 11-14 FT), 14 rebounds, and four blocks in 39…

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HALFTIME: Kentucky leads Texas Tech 36-34 at the break

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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To cap off a wildly entertaining half of basketball, Immanuel Quickley drilled a shot from the moon to take a 36-34 lead over Texas Tech at the break. Before we say another word, check out the ridiculous half-court shot from the sophomore guard: Halftime lead from half court. pic.twitter.com/vk0TF2JYDZ — Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 25,…

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UK vs. Texas Tech LIVE BLOG

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:45pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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5 things to know about the Texas Tech Red Raiders

Brett Bibbins 4:00pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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1. Diaper Dandy While we’re all used to Kentucky being the team that brings talented freshmen to the floor, Texas Tech brings one of their own to today’s match up. Freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey leads the Red Raiders in scoring on the season, averaging 15.5 points per game. Ramsey was a four-star and top-35 rated prospect…

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Johnny Juzang is ‘Keeping the Faith’ and Building Confidence on the Court

Nick Roush 2:30pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Johnny Juzang is gaining momentum. You can see it on the court, even though it’s still barely showing up in the box score. The freshman reserve role player is doing everything he can to break through and knock down that door. “I’m feeling good. I’m feeling good,” he said Friday morning. The sharpshooter from California…

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January 27, 2020

Kentucky No. 21 in NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky continues to climb the NET Rankings. This morning, the Cats are up to No. 21, six spots higher than a week ago. Baylor remains the top team in the NET rankings, followed by San Diego State, Gonzaga, Kansas, Dayton, Duke, West Virginia, Michigan State, Butler, and Arizona.…

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Kentucky up one spot in USA Today Coaches Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:35pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky is the No. 13 team in the country in both polls. After moving up two spots in the AP Poll, the Cats are up one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll, coming in just ahead of Michigan State, Maryland, and Auburn. Baylor beat out Gonzaga for the top spot in the Coaches Poll,…

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Nick Richards named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:12pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Nick Richards has earned another honor for his performances last week. Kentucky’s junior big man was just named SEC Co-Player of the Week along with Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. Richards averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in Kentucky’s wins over Georgia and Texas Tech. On Saturday in Lubbock, Richards played a career-high 39…

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Kentucky has two top-five signees in updated Rivals rankings

Jack Pilgrim 12:48pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Remember the narrative that John Calipari had lost his touch on the recruiting trail and couldn’t sign top-five talent anymore? Kentucky now has two in the class of 2020. In Rivals’ latest recruiting rankings, five-star guards BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke both came in ranked in the top five, with the former jumping 13 spots…

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Kentucky moves up two spots in the AP Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:11pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky moved up in the new AP Poll, but not much. The Cats rose two spots to No. 13 in the new rankings, which just hit the presses. Most of the top 10 remained the same. Baylor is still No. 1, followed by Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State,…

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Nick Richards named NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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The accolades are beginning to pour in for Nick Richards. Andy Katz just named Richards the NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week for his performance in Kentucky’s 76-74 win at No. 18 Texas Tech. On Saturday, Richards played a career-high 39 minutes, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The only…

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ACC fines Mike Brey $20,000 for complaining about officials

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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On Saturday, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey sounded off on the officiating after his team’s 85-84 loss at Florida State. This morning, the ACC fined the school $20,000 and issued a “public reprimand” of Brey for violating its sportsmanship policy. “Public criticism of officials or public comments evaluating the officiating of particular contests is not…

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Monday Morning Things To Know: Mamba Forever

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Yesterday’s helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others continues to send shockwaves through the sports world this morning. I won’t pretend to have been a huge fan of Kobe’s during his prime; however, as his career came to a close, I grew to really…

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January 26, 2020

The New Normal: Nick Richards, reimagined

Maggie Davis 10:45pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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I could say it’s hard to root against Nick Richards, but that would be an understatement. Over the past three years, there has not been a basketball player on Kentucky’s roster with more ups-and-downs, who’s faced more criticism or who’s deserved more success than UK’s junior big man. Over the past weeks and maybe even…

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St. Henry Wins Boys’ All “A” Classic

Troy Howell 7:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The St. Henry Crusaders defeated the Frankfort Panthers 77-70 to capture their 2nd All “A” Championship. Their star player, Wyatt Vieth led the way with 30 points and 6 rebounds. He was named tournament MVP. Vieth’s uncle was a member of the Crusader’s 2003 All “A” title team. The Crusaders used disruptive defense and efficient…

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