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April 6, 2020

Best of UK in the NCAA: National Championship Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Tonight should have been the 2020 National Championship game, so let’s put an end to March Sadness by reliving Kentucky’s NCAA title game appearances from the past 30 years. 1996: No. 1 Kentucky 76, No. 4 Syracuse 67 Monday, April 1, 1996 Tony Delk tied a championship game record with seven 3-pointers and Kentucky held…

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Kentucky is a No. 1 seed in Lunardi’s first Bracketology (Also maybe find a hobby, Joe)

Drew Franklin 2:45pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Joe Lunardi needs to calm TF down. Today is April 6th in the year 2020, the day the NCAA tourney should be crowning its champion, and Lunardi’s putting out a Bracketology for next year’s tournament and we don’t even know if there will be a next year. It’s a pandemic, Joe. We’re all just trying to…

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Purdue center Matt Haarms is in the transfer portal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:06pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky needs a big man for next season. Enter Purdue’s Matt Haarms, a 7’3″ center from Amsterdam that just entered the transfer portal. Last season, Haarms averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 52.4% from the field, 31.3% from three, and 63.4% from the free throw line. In three seasons…

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REPORT: NCAA instant-eligibility transfer rule not expected until 2021-22 season

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff may have to get a little creative to close out the 2020-21 basketball roster. Despite Calipari saying on numerous occasions that the NCAA was expected to pass a rule that would grant immediate eligibility for transfers on a one-time basis starting this season, it now appears that will…

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Louisville’s Jordan Nwora declares for the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky’s biggest rival is losing its best player to the NBA Draft. As expected, Jordan Nwora has officially declared for the draft, ending his time as a Louisville Cardinal. Last season, he averaged 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. L1C4? pic.twitter.com/jFgWvmXJ17 — Jordan Nwora (@JordanNwora) April 6, 2020 In case you missed it, Louisville…

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Scottie Lewis returns to Florida for sophomore season

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Former five-star prospect Scottie Lewis will be returning to Florida for a sophomore season. This morning, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Hazlet, NJ announced he would be putting his NBA dreams on hold for another year and returning to Gainesville. “Gator Nation, as you all know we have some unfinished business! Our season was cut…

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BBN Jam Round One: (2017) Fox & Monk vs. (2002) Prince & Hawkins

Nick Roush 11:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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There are matchups in KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament that will force you to make a difficult choice between some of your favorite players. This first round four/five matchup will certainly strike a cord. For a certain era of Kentucky fan, Tayshaun Prince is the GOAT. Smooth as silk inside and out, he did it all.…

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WATCH: Tyrese Maxey talks to ESPN about declaring for the draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Shortly after announcing he has declared for the NBA Draft and is keeping his name in, Tyrese Maxey hopped on a video call with The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears to talk about it. “April 6 was written down on my calendar, on my wall, and I saw it every single morning when I woke up…

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Tyrese Maxey officially declares for the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:11am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Tyrese Maxey just confirmed that he has officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and will forego his remaining eligibility at Kentucky. “My thoughts were that we would be playing for a national championship (today),” Maxey told ESPN. “Although we’re unable to do that due to what…

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LINK OF THE DAY: USA Today tracks Kentucky’s top prospects’ draft stock

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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According to John Calipari, five Kentucky players have declared for the NBA Draft. We know one of them is Ashton Hagans, who announced yesterday he will keep his name in the draft, forgoing his final two years of eligibility. The other four are almost certainly Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, and EJ Montgomery. USA…

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April 5, 2020

Sunday’s NBA2K action will feature two former Wildcats, two former Cardinals

Brandon Ramsey 11:00am April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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In a world currently operating without sports, athletes (and ESPN) find new ways to drive competition. On Friday evening, a group of 16 NBA players began a NBA 2K tournament, which was aired on ESPN.  There were four first round matchups Friday night, and the four remaining first-round games will be played live on ESPN2…

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April 4, 2020

No matter who Kentucky adds, Devin Askew is ready to roll with the 2020 recruiting class

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA officially announced it would be pushing the recruiting dead period from April 15 back to May 31, meaning schools will not be able to have face-to-face contact with recruits or transfers for at least another two months. No campus trips, no traveling to see recruits and their families for in-home visits,…

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Rex Chapman Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund set to grant $50,000 to fight pandemic

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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Rex Chapman’s foundation is set to make a significant contribution to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This evening, the former Kentucky star announced his newly-founded Rex Chapman Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund would be providing seven grants totaling $50,000 in New York. “The Chapman COVID-19 Relief Fund is honored to announce 7 grants totaling $50K in the…

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John Calipari comments on Eddie Sutton’s induction into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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Following the induction of former Kentucky head coach Eddie Sutton into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, John Calipari congratulated the 84-year-old on the massive achievement. “Coach Sutton had a long and storied career, from Creighton to Arkansas to Kentucky and Oklahoma State before finishing up in San Francisco,” Calipari said in an official statement…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Final Four Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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Throughout March Sadness, KSR will be bringing you highlights of Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament games from the past 30 years. Today, we will relive the joy and heartbreak of the semifinals. 1993: No. 1 Michigan 81, No. 1 Kentucky 78 (OT) Saturday, April 3, 1993 Kentucky had won all four of its tournament games by 20-plus…

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LISTEN: The KSR Pregame Show starts NOW!

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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We’re two hours from tip-off in San Antonio, TX between the Wildcats and Utes, which means it’s time for the KSR Pregame Show. Starting right NOW, Matt Jones and the KSR crew are live to tell you everything you need to know about Kentucky’s chances against Utah as they look to claim the program’s seventh…

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Kentucky’s 2011 victory over North Carolina airing locally starting today

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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One of the greatest regular season matchups of the John Calipari era at Kentucky is set to rebroadcast starting today. Over the course of the next two days, Kentucky’s epic victory over North Carolina in 2011 featuring Anthony Davis’ game-winning block will be replayed on UK Sports Network TV affiliates throughout the state. The first…

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BREAKING: Former UK coach Eddie Sutton elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Jack Pilgrim 12:12pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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Former Kentucky coach Eddie Sutton has officially been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In his seventh go-round as a finalist, Sutton was announced as part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class, joining Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Tamika Catchings, Patrick Baumann, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, and Rudy Tomjanovich as…

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BBN Jam Round One: (2014) Randle & Aaron Harrison vs. (2006) Rondo & Morris

Nick Roush 11:00am April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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If this game were based on recruiting rankings alone, they would both be one seeds. Tubby Smith recruited like John Calipari in 2004. Rajon Rondo was a top 20 point guard in America at Louisville Eastern High School when he transferred to Oak Hill Academy. The crown jewel of a typical Tubby class, Rondo was…

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Today on KSR: A Comeback Cats kind of Saturday

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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We should be getting ready for Kentucky’s Final Four semifinal in Atlanta right now, but thanks to the coronavirus, our memories of games gone by will have to suffice. Today at 3 p.m., the UK Sports Network will replay the radio broadcast of the 1998 National Championship between Kentucky and Utah on 630 WLAP, 840…

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