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February 21, 2020

Kentucky Opens as 4.5-Point Favorite Against Florida

Zack Geoghegan 7:45pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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The fine folks down in Las Vegas have spoken. The No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats (21-5) have opened up as a 4.5-point favorite to take down the Florida Gators (17-9) on Saturday at 6 p.m. inside Rupp Arena on ESPN. Kentucky is a 4.5 point favorite over Florida — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 22, 2020 ESPN’s…

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Notes From a UK Hoops Win and Looking Ahead to South Carolina

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to start playing its best basketball of the season. Coming off a 94-52 beatdown of the Ole Miss Rebels on Thursday night, the lady Wildcats are staring down their toughest challenge of the year; No. 1 South Carolina comes to Lexington for a showdown between top-15 teams…

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TRANSCRIPT: John Calipari previews Florida

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:30pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20 Comments Disabled

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On Ashton Hagans’ injury status … “Neither he nor Nick (Richards) practiced yesterday. That’s why I went in (to the locker room first). I wanted to see (them). We’ll see. They’re day-to-day, both of them.” On the team dealing with a lot of adversity this year and if there is a comfort knowing that if…

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Nick Richards on his All-America campaign: “It’s a blessing. … All the hard work is paying off.”

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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In the midst of a career season in Lexington, the fine folks over at UK Athletics are doing their best to promote junior center Nick Richards on a national level as we approach end-of-year award season. The goal? For voters to “Pick Nick” as an All-American, among other postseason accolades. On Thursday afternoon, a video…

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DeMarcus Cousins says UK is the best part of his career

Drew Franklin 4:30pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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Former NBA stars Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, a couple of controversial personalities, now host a podcast called All The Smoke and it is kind of awesome. I’m not a regular listener but the episodes I have heard were very interesting and very well done. I highly recommend. Those guys do not hold back. Anyway, I am…

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Stand up, Rupp: Quickley on the importance of the fans in Rupp Arena

Drew Franklin 4:00pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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Earlier this week, John Calipari asked Big Blue Nation to stand for the final five minutes in each of the remaining home games in Rupp Arena, beginning tomorrow night with second-place Florida in town. “We got three big time games at home left,” Calipari said on his Wednesday night call-in show. “Whatever the score is…

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Calipari sees promise in new NCAA transfer proposal, but adds there are “unintended consequences” that must be answered

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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On Tuesday, the NCAA announced it is considering a rule change that would allow Division I athletes – on a one-time basis – to transfer to any school of their choosing without restriction starting in the 2020-21 academic year. In his first time addressing the news publicly on his call-in radio show on Wednesday evening,…

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Ashton Hagans and Nick Richards Injury Report, Presented by 21C Lexington

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:15pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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A message from our sponsor: Located just two blocks from Rupp Arena, 21c Lexington is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and chef-driven restaurant. Recently recognized as the #2 hotel in the South and #6 in the USA by Condé Nast Traveler, 21c Lexington features 7,000 square feet of exhibition space containing rotating curated…

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LIVE: John Calipari Previews Matchup with Florida

Nick Roush 1:25pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20 Comments Disabled

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What does Coach Cal think about the Florida Gators? Funny you should ask, he’s about to talk about the game with the reporters. KyWildcatsTV has a live stream for you to watch all of the action unfold. Once it concludes, KSR will have all the coverage you need to know.

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How One Conversation with Patrick Ewing Changed Nick Richards

Nick Roush 12:35pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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Before he was Nickembe Mutombo. Before #PickNick signs filled John Calipari’s yard, Nick Richards struggled to find confidence on the basketball court. One phone call changed everything. Two years into his Kentucky career, things had not gone according to plan for the former McDonald’s All-American. As his peers passed him by, Richards was filled with…

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February 24, 2020

Kentucky’s most likely NCAA Tournament seeding with three weeks until Selection Sunday

Aaron Torres 11:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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As the great philosopher Confucius once said, “One must never sleep past sun rise, or risk missing a good online s**t storm.” Ok, I don’t think he actually said that, but it doesn’t change the fact that an online s**t storm sure did break out on Monday morning. It came when noted college basketball bracketologist…

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Five takeaways from Kenny Payne’s pre-Texas A&M press conference

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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With just four games left in the regular season, the Kentucky Wildcats are in prime position to maintain their two-game lead in the SEC standings and close out the year as conference champions. The first step in making that happen? Taking down the Aggies of Texas A&M on Tuesday evening. This afternoon, Kentucky assistant coach…

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Logan Stenberg’s NFL Combine Comparison

Freddie Maggard 9:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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Logan Stenberg will be measured, X-rayed, interviewed, and tested in every way imaginable at the NFL Combine. A large portion of analysis lies within comparisons of current draft eligible players to those of the past. So, for the purposes of this post, we’ll keep the comp within the BBN house.  Logan Stenberg Comp — Todd…

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Kentucky opens as 7-point favorite against Texas A&M

Jack Pilgrim 8:45pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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Kentucky will head to College Station as seven-point favorites over Texas A&M. Over at Vegas Insider, the Wildcats opened as consensus seven-point favorites, with the over/under being set at 128.5 points. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index also gives Kentucky a 79.1% chance of victory while KenPom gives the Wildcats a 72% chance of defeating the Aggies.…

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Two Questions Lynn Bowden Must Answer at the NFL Combine

Nick Roush 7:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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This week Lynn Bowden is Indianapolis for the most important job interview of his career. At the NFL Combine he will be tested physically by an assortment of drills on the field. The most important tests are the mental hoops he must just through for NFL front office personnel in closed-door interviews. Each year there…

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Updated SEC Tournament Bracket With Four Games Left

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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The SEC Tournament is two weeks from Wednesday, and with four games remaining, Kentucky’s chances of locking up the one-seed look pretty dang good; in fact, the Cats can clinch at least a share of the regular season title this week. As it stands now, Kentucky would be the one-seed would play the winner of…

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Interested in writing for KSR?

KSR 5:30pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20 Comments Disabled

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The time has come again. We are looking for new, talented writers to join our team!  Are you a college student who has a passion for writing about UK sports? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the sports media field? This might be the perfect opportunity for you. We’ve had numerous writers go on…

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Maxey says get the ball to Quickley “if we want to win”

Drew Franklin 5:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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KSR got three minutes with Tyrese Maxey today before UK’s Monday afternoon practice in the Joe Craft Center. In that time Maxey was asked about his fellow guard teammate in the backcourt, Immanuel Quickley, and the importance of getting Quickley the ball in key situations. “Immanuel’s been hot lately, so Coach Cal always coaches to…

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Kenny Payne: Immanuel Quickley’s progress is “unbelievable”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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It’s been a good Monday for Immanuel Quickley. Not only did the sophomore guard receive SEC Player of the Week honors and a new All-American campaign from UK, he was the subject of some glowing comments from Kenny Payne, who raved about Quickley’s journey from an unsure freshman to a confident sophomore who has saved his…

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WATCH: EJ Montgomery answers questions before UK’s Monday practice

Drew Franklin 3:15pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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EJ Montgomery is a big supporter of the #PickNick and now the #PickQuick award campaigns. Montgomery is in his second season playing alongside Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley, so he knows as much as anyone how much those two have grown and improved since last season. Prior to Monday’s practice in Lexington, moments after Richards…

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