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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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Calipari daughters won Twitter on Saturday

Maggie Davis 5:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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John Calipari may have had a big night helping lead his team to a 76-74 victory over Texas Tech, but his daughters were pretty busy themselves. After The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker tweeted about one very-confused student yelling “Coack K! You suck!” at Coach Calipari, his daughters couldn’t resist telling a few old family stories. My…

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Nick Richards Drags Kentucky to Quad 1 Road Win

Adam Luckett 4:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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After the free beer was consumed and the throngs of Texas Tech students were let into United Supermarkets Arena hours before tip, the stage was set for a monster January college basketball game. After 45 minutes of intense, up and down action both Texas Tech and Kentucky delivered. The end result of the game was…

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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash, multiple outlets confirm

Maggie Davis 3:10pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Kobe Bryant, one of basketball’s all-time greats, has died, according to multiple reports that have now been confirmed. The former Lakers star was reportedly riding with three passengers in his private helicopter near Calabasas, California when it crashed and a fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but no one on board survived. The cause of…

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Official News and Notes from the Cats’ win over Texas Tech

Maggie Davis 2:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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There was plenty of news coming out of Kentucky’s win over Texas Tech in Lubbuck: Nick Richards’ dominance, Tyrese Maxey’s struggles, and a team showing off some overtime grit, all on the heels of Kahlil Whitney’s decision to leave the program. Now that the dust has settled, other notes have been published. Here are the…

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Social Media Reactions: Texas Tech Game

Sam Gormley 12:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The pulse of the fanbase is always fun for me to check in with after any big game. Here is what you, the fans, were thinking after yesterday’s win over Texas Tech. On Kentucky Basketball My first @KentuckyMBB game was awesome! The crowd at @TexasTech was LIT, it was LOUD, BUT my Cats got the…

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Today on KSR: Richards leads Cats to road win over Texas Tech

Sam Gormley 10:00am January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The hottest ticket in all of sports yesterday surrounding Lubbock, Texas and the 15,000 Red Raider fans left with an overtime loss to Kentucky. The Cats had an 8 point lead in the closing minutes, but Texas Tech fought back and sent the game into overtime where Nick Richards took over and led the way.…

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WATCH: Calipari forehead kisses Nick Richards? Plus more from UK’s locker room celebration

Maggie Davis 9:00am January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Nick Richards finished his big night against Texas Tech with a game-high 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds and zero turnovers in a career-high 39 minutes. He shot 7-of-10 from the field and 11-14 from the free-throw line (including 5-of-5 during overtime). For the eighth time in 19 games this season, Richards notched…

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January 25, 2020

RECAP: Nick Richards leads Kentucky out of Lubbock with a win

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:55pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Kentucky arrived in Lubbock as a four-point underdog, with United Supermarkets Arena filled to the brim with students who had camped out for days to see the Red Raiders knock off a perennial powerhouse like the Wildcats. Buzzing off free beers, the Texas Tech crowd did everything they could to help their team win. Instead,…

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John Calipari’s message to Kahlil Whitney following departure: “If you’re going to do this, you make it.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:46pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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On Friday afternoon, Kentucky freshman Kahlil Whitney announced his decision to leave the program to pursue other options, adding that his time in Lexington “has not gone as [he] had hoped.” “Like so many others, playing at UK had always been a dream of mine,” Whitney wrote in a social media post. “I truly believed…

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All-A Classic Championship Set

Troy Howell 10:52pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Some updates from the All-A Classic State Tournament in Richmond… Frankfort knocks off Murray in OT, Advances to All “A” State Championship Game Big man Jackson Twombly scored 26, Chaz Austin totaled 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the upstart Frankfort Panthers upset Murray 49-47 in overtime. With Frankfort trailing 13-4 early, Twombly kept the…

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