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March 5, 2021

KSR Sources: Davion Mintz dealing with minor injury, expected to play Saturday

Jack Pilgrim 10:35am March 5, 2021 3/5/21

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Crisis averted. After KSR’s own Matt Jones broke the news Thursday evening that a significant member of the Kentucky men’s basketball team suffered a minor injury during practice and that his status for the South Carolina game on Saturday was uncertain, Jones followed it up with good news on Friday morning. To open Kentucky Sports…

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Kentucky’s SEC Tournament scenarios heading into the final game

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am March 5, 2021 3/5/21

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With one game left in the regular season, it is almost certain Kentucky will play in the first game on Thursday at the SEC Tournament for the chance to face Alabama in the quarterfinals. Here’s the bracket based on the current standings. Right now, Kentucky is the 9-seed, facing 8-seed Mississippi State: If Kentucky beats…

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Today on KSR: Kentucky WBB’s SEC Tournament run continues

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am March 5, 2021 3/5/21

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Kyra Elzy and the Kentucky women’s basketball team will continue their quest of making a conference title run on Friday, taking on the No. 4 seed Georgia Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m. ET in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals this afternoon. The quarterfinals matchup comes after the Wildcats took home a 73-64 victory over the No. 12…

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March 4, 2021

SOURCE: Significant UK basketball player injured in practice; status against South Carolina uncertain

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm March 4, 2021 3/4/21

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The season that won’t end is only getting worse. Sources tell KSR that a significant member of the Kentucky Men’s Basketball Team was injured during practice today and that his status for the Wildcats’ upcoming game against South Carolina on Saturday is uncertain. Source tells KSR that there was a minor injury to a significant…

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Sam Vecenie of The Athletic says BJ Boston’s professional decision “could go either way”

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm March 4, 2021 3/4/21

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From the moment he arrived on campus, Kentucky freshman guard Brandon Boston Jr. has been seen as a guarantee to enter the NBA Draft, no matter how the season unfolded. Considered an elite three-level scorer with NBA size and oozing confidence out of high school, the 6-foot-7 guard was one of the can’t-miss prospects going…

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Calipari ditches the seven-man rotation already, says Dontaie Allen and Lance Ware will get chances

Drew Franklin 12:00pm March 4, 2021 3/4/21

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John Calipari is still trying to figure out his rotations and best five with only one game to go in the regular season. He is still tweaking, he might say. Against Ole Miss, Calipari took the ball out of the hands of his 30-minutes-per-game point guard, Devin Askew, to see how Davion Mintz looked running…

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Overtime launches Overtime Elite, new path to the pros

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am March 4, 2021 3/4/21

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There is a new path for high school basketball stars to go to the pros. This morning, Overtime, the company behind many of the highlight reels of Kentucky recruits you’ve watched over the years, announced the launch of Overtime Elite (OTE), a new league aimed at 16-18-year-olds who want to play professionally but aren’t interested in…

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Calipari is “heartbroken” for UK’s “best fans” in Eastern Kentucky

Drew Franklin 10:30am March 4, 2021 3/4/21

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Several counties throughout Kentucky were hit hard by flooding, mostly in the eastern part of the state where there is significant flood damage to places like Lee, Breathitt and Estill counties, among others. Downtown Beattyville in Lee County is completely under water and many businesses and homes have been completely destroyed by the flood waters.…

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Pat Forde Profiles Reed Sheppard’s Recruitment in “John Calipari vs. The State of Kentucky”

Nick Roush 10:00am March 4, 2021 3/4/21

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In the midst of the worst Kentucky basketball season in decades, many across the Big Blue Nation are looking for change in the near future. Grievances in the style of play are not as loud as the way John Calipari constructs his teams. As one-and-done talents falter, fans point to one player from Eastern Kentucky…

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March 3, 2021

John Calipari says Gonzaga was the non-conference team Kentucky tried to schedule

Zack Geoghegan 10:30pm March 3, 2021 3/3/21

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John Calipari tried to fit in the nation’s top team as a last-second opponent. During his radio call-in show on Wednesday night, the Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach told Tom Leach that the mystery program he was trying to squeeze into his schedule for Thursday night was none other than the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who are…

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September 23, 2013

Jon Rothstein says Julius Randle is hitting threes

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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The basketball news nuggets just keep on coming. Last night, Matt gave you an in-depth breakdown of how each player was doing in practice so far, and now, CBS’ Jon Rothstein shared this tidbit about Julius Randle on Twitter: “Hearing Julius Randle is taking and making 3’s for Kentucky. Will be a lethal element to…

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Can Cats Really Go 40-0?

Ben Ward 12:55pm September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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  (H/t UKAthletics)   Now that the dust has settled regarding the schedule and roster, and with basketball season right around the corner, some major storylines are emerging.  Who will separate themselves as Kentucky’s leader a la Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in 2012? Will someone ignite the fan base with electric play from the time they put…

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Tyler Ulis had a good weekend

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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Over the weekend, Tyler Ulis played in the Mac Irvin Back to School Jam in Chicago, and put together quite an impressive stat sheet. UK’s latest commitment led his team to four wins on Sunday, with over 20 points and five assists in each. He is known primarily as a pass-first point guard, but showed…

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How has Volleyball Helped Marcus Lee on the Basketball Court?

Jennifer Davidson 9:02am September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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Volleyball is a sport of intensity that requires a unique set of skills. Good mechanics such as quick foot work, hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, strength, and endurance are just a few of the many skills one must possess to play. As you may or may not know, our very own Marcus Lee was not only…

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September 22, 2013

Andrew Dice Clay’s UK Basketball Players’ Pre-Season Update

Matt Jones 10:20pm September 22, 2013 9/22/13

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For a lot of those reading this blog, the name Andrew Dice Clay means absolutely nothing. Even though at his peak, he hit a level of stardom that very few comedians in history have ever attained, now he is best known (if known at all) for some joke that will begin with “Hickory Dickory Dock”…

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Kentucky & Cal Most Likely Will Play First 1 vs. 2 Since… Memphis And Cal

Tyler Johnson 10:00pm September 22, 2013 9/22/13

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Cal Swag With the preseason polls starting to roll out as the college basketball season gets closer and closer, Kentucky almost always finds itself occupying one of the top 2 spots with the Spartans of Michigan State taking the other; while some pollsters believe that Kentucky’s youth will be trumped by its ridiculous talent, others…

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The Comeback Kids

Caleb Epley 4:30pm September 22, 2013 9/22/13

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John Calipari’s players don’t stay in school for long. With the one-and-done rule, and Calipari’s penchant for bringing in the most talented players in the country, a majority of UK’s contributors reach the professional ranks well before they’re scheduled to receive a college degree. However, a handful of players in Coach Cal’s short years have decided…

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September 21, 2013

Is 2014 Calipari’s Most Transparent Team Yet?

Connor Link 8:59pm September 21, 2013 9/21/13

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  This is not your father’s college basketball.   In the land of one-and-dones, Twitter followers, and 24/7 media coverage, there’s not much room for inconspicuousness when you put on a Kentucky basketball uniform— so much so that one of John Calipari’s favorite catchphrases is “I can’t hide you here” when out on the recruiting trail.…

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UK Basketball Scrimmage Notes By John Calipari

Will Totten 6:10pm September 21, 2013 9/21/13

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“Tell DeWayne Peevy I want the 9th banner to hang over on that wall”   Earlier today the Kentucky basketball team held an intrasquad scrimmage as they begin their preparations for the upcoming season. Although no media was present, there was no problem as The Grand Poobah himself, John Calipari gave the fans a few…

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Wildcat’s Front Court deepest in College Basketball?

Cody Daniel 4:45pm September 21, 2013 9/21/13

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  Julius Randle, Marcus Lee, Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Derek Willis. Just soak those names up for a minute. Now that the utter excitement or horror of that much talent guarding the paint has sunk in (depending on whether you are a Big Blue Nation resident or not), you know how every coach with…

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