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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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November 18, 2013

Belmont Fan and Miley Cyrus Make McAdoo Miss Free Throw in UNC Loss

Corey Nichols 6:00pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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Belmont’s win over North Carolina last night make the Tarheels a borderline NIT team in some analysts’ predictions, but a particular play stood out as being more fantastic than even the go-ahead three in the final seconds. Listen for a familiar song just before the release: Did that cause North Carolina to lose?  Gosh, I…

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‘Cats Rank Among Nation’s Best in Rebounding

Connor Link 4:26pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13 Comments Disabled

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  After placing at No. 4 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, the Kentucky Wildcats (3-1), to the surprise of no one who has paid close attention throughout the first three weeks of the 2013-14 college basketball season, find themselves among the nation’s top 10 teams in terms of rebounding.   With a 56-rebound…

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UK Fan of the Day Wants Single Ticket information for Boise State, Belmont, and Mississippi State

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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Want to go to the Boise State, Belmont, and Mississippi State games? Here’s all the info you need to know from UK… Men’s basketball tickets for Boise State (Dec. 10), Belmont (Dec. 21), and Mississippi State (Jan. 8) will go on sale Wed., Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Tickets will first be available online…

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Cats drop to #5 in latest Coaches’ Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:45pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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Kentucky dropped to #4 in the latest AP poll earlier today, and in the latest USA Today’s Coaches’ poll, they’re down from #1 to #5. 1. Michigan State (22) 2. Louisville (8) 3. Kansas (2) 4. Arizona5. Kentucky 6. Duke 7. Syracuse 8. Ohio State 9. Oklahoma State 10. Virginia Commonwealth 11. Memphis 12. Gonzaga…

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UK ranked #4 in the latest AP Top 25

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:22pm November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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After an early loss to Michigan State, the Cats dropped from #1 to #4 in the latest AP poll. Here it is in all its glory: 1. Michigan State 2. Kansas 3. Louisville4. Kentucky 5. Arizona 6. Duke 7. Oklahoma State 8. Ohio State 9. Syracuse 10. VCU 11. Memphis 12. Wisconsin 13. Gonzaga T14.…

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There will be three different telecasts of the 2014 Final Four

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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The 2014 Final Four is going to be a little different for everyone watching from home. First of all, the primary telecast will be shown on TBS, not CBS as in year’s past, and in addition, they will have two separate telecasts of each of the games on TNT and TruTV featuring an entirely different…

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Pictures of the Night from Last Night

T.Walters 8:15am November 18, 2013 11/18/13

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Three images that won the day last night: First, Eric Bledsoe, Archie Goodwin and Drake hit the town in Phoenix: Then, there was this excellent block by Dominique Hawkins (for more similar pictures, check out this solid photo gallery of the game at the Herald Leader) And finally, UK Athletics gives us this picture of…

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November 17, 2013

Ten reactions to UK’s revenge on Robert Morris

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:07pm November 17, 2013 11/17/13

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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Kentucky needed a feel-good game after losing to Michigan State and Robert Morris was the perfect medicine. The Cats cruised to an 87-49 win over last season’s little villain in front of a raucous crowd at Rupp Arena. Here are my ten takeaways: 1. The vets got their revenge Take…

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Aaron Harrison’s bright night and brighter shoes

Drew Franklin 10:15pm November 17, 2013 11/17/13

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After a disappointing night in Chicago not even one week ago, Aaron Harrison responded with a breakout performance against Robert Morris in Rupp Arena Sunday night. Kentucky’s freshman shooting guard scored 28 points on 7-for-12 shooting, plus a perfect 10-for-10 at the charity stripe. Harrison told reporters after the game that he and his teammates…

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“We don’t just play HORSE, we are HORSE”

Drew Franklin 10:10pm November 17, 2013 11/17/13

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James Young’s no-look score in the wrong basket has some company in the trick shot department this season. First it was Andrew Harrison and his 65-foot heave at the end of the half, which was called back for a questionable traveling violation. Then the UK mascot drained a half court shot just minutes later on…

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