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December 15, 2013

The Leach Report: North Carolina

Ally Tucker 5:00pm December 15, 2013 12/15/13

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  From Tom Leach….   We tend to focus on individual deficiencies when analyzing why a team we follow isn’t performing to the level we expected, but there’s a team stat that is a consistent theme in all three of the Wildcats’ losses this season–opponent field goal percentage. Michigan State, Baylor and North Carolina each…

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November 24, 2013

The Leach Report: Thoughts on Julius Randle and the Georgia game

Wilder Treadway 8:00pm November 24, 2013 11/24/13

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From Tom Leach… Julius Randle joined an exclusive club in Kentucky’s win over UT-Arlington, when he recorded his fifth consecutive double-double to start the season.  That’s something only Jim Andrews (seven straight in ’72), Dan Issel and Cotton Nash (five in a row for each, a feat Issel achieved twice) have accomplished in the storied…

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November 21, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 3:00pm November 21, 2013 11/21/13

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When longtime college basketball writer Mike DeCourcy of sportingnews.com joined me on “The Leach Report” show Monday, he had an interesting take on the changes in the way the game is being officiated this season. DeCourcy said he has long believed free throw shooting was a bit overrated by fans because other factors have as…

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November 17, 2013

The Leach Report: Michigan State/Vandy

Ally Tucker 4:45pm November 17, 2013 11/17/13

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From Tom Leach…   I think UK basketball fans look at the season like the top golfers on the PGA Tour look at their seasons–it’s all about the majors.  For the Wildcats, the “majors” on this schedule are Michigan State, North Carolina, Louisville and tournament time.  And we’ll tend to measure this team’s championship-level credentials…

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November 14, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 7:00pm November 14, 2013 11/14/13

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It’s understandable to be disappointed about Kentucky’s loss to Michigan State. But surprised? No. This is a Spartan team viewed, along with Kentucky, as one of the half-dozen or so legit national title contenders and MSU returned 84 percent of its offense from last season and 79 percent of its rebounding. Whether it’s missed free…

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November 11, 2013

The Leach Report: Basketball through four games and the loss to Missouri

Tom Leach 11:00am November 11, 2013 11/11/13

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John Calipari’s task of trying to mold essentially a new team each season into a national title contender is similar to a thoroughbred trainer trying to win the Kentucky Derby. He or she gets a new horse as a two-year old and there’s often about six months or so to get that horse in position…

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November 8, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 1:00pm November 8, 2013 11/8/13

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When five-star recruit Trey Lyles announced his commitment to the UK men’s basketball program Tuesday, he cited “coach Cal’s record with guys like me” (meaning NBA prospects). Skeptics will say it doesn’t matter where kids with that kind of talent play college basketball and they say 2012 notwithstanding, relying on rookies is not the path…

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November 4, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 10:30am November 4, 2013 11/4/13

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There was nothing Sportscenter-worthy accomplished here this weekend but it was a pleasing weekend for Big Blue Nation, with the start of basketball season and a feel-good football victory. Let’s start with basketball. For a team with four freshmen in the starting lineup to have a slow start to an exhibition game is not a…

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October 31, 2013

The Leach Report: Alabama State

Tom Leach 7:00pm October 31, 2013 10/31/13

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TCB. Takin’ care of business. That’s the mission this week for the Kentucky football team. Fans won’t remember much about a Kentucky victory against Alabama State but they’ll always remember a loss. That means this Wildcat team must approach this game in a mature manner, not taking anything for granted. This team has shown great…

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October 23, 2013

The Leach Report: Mississippi State

Tom Leach 2:00pm October 23, 2013 10/23/13

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What would be the biggest win Kentucky could get in the second half of Mark Stoops’ first season? Georgia? Tennessee, because it’s a rival? Missouri? My vote would go for this next game at Mississippi State. Get this one and you’re likely going to win two in a row, since Alabama State is next up.…

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December 15, 2013

The Leach Report: North Carolina

Ally Tucker 5:00pm December 15, 2013 12/15/13

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  From Tom Leach….   We tend to focus on individual deficiencies when analyzing why a team we follow isn’t performing to the level we expected, but there’s a team stat that is a consistent theme in all three of the Wildcats’ losses this season–opponent field goal percentage. Michigan State, Baylor and North Carolina each…

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November 24, 2013

The Leach Report: Thoughts on Julius Randle and the Georgia game

Wilder Treadway 8:00pm November 24, 2013 11/24/13

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From Tom Leach… Julius Randle joined an exclusive club in Kentucky’s win over UT-Arlington, when he recorded his fifth consecutive double-double to start the season.  That’s something only Jim Andrews (seven straight in ’72), Dan Issel and Cotton Nash (five in a row for each, a feat Issel achieved twice) have accomplished in the storied…

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November 21, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 3:00pm November 21, 2013 11/21/13

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When longtime college basketball writer Mike DeCourcy of sportingnews.com joined me on “The Leach Report” show Monday, he had an interesting take on the changes in the way the game is being officiated this season. DeCourcy said he has long believed free throw shooting was a bit overrated by fans because other factors have as…

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November 17, 2013

The Leach Report: Michigan State/Vandy

Ally Tucker 4:45pm November 17, 2013 11/17/13

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From Tom Leach…   I think UK basketball fans look at the season like the top golfers on the PGA Tour look at their seasons–it’s all about the majors.  For the Wildcats, the “majors” on this schedule are Michigan State, North Carolina, Louisville and tournament time.  And we’ll tend to measure this team’s championship-level credentials…

Read More

November 14, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 7:00pm November 14, 2013 11/14/13

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Randle

It’s understandable to be disappointed about Kentucky’s loss to Michigan State. But surprised? No. This is a Spartan team viewed, along with Kentucky, as one of the half-dozen or so legit national title contenders and MSU returned 84 percent of its offense from last season and 79 percent of its rebounding. Whether it’s missed free…

Read More

November 11, 2013

The Leach Report: Basketball through four games and the loss to Missouri

Tom Leach 11:00am November 11, 2013 11/11/13

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John Calipari’s task of trying to mold essentially a new team each season into a national title contender is similar to a thoroughbred trainer trying to win the Kentucky Derby. He or she gets a new horse as a two-year old and there’s often about six months or so to get that horse in position…

Read More

November 8, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 1:00pm November 8, 2013 11/8/13

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When five-star recruit Trey Lyles announced his commitment to the UK men’s basketball program Tuesday, he cited “coach Cal’s record with guys like me” (meaning NBA prospects). Skeptics will say it doesn’t matter where kids with that kind of talent play college basketball and they say 2012 notwithstanding, relying on rookies is not the path…

Read More

November 4, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 10:30am November 4, 2013 11/4/13

4 categories

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There was nothing Sportscenter-worthy accomplished here this weekend but it was a pleasing weekend for Big Blue Nation, with the start of basketball season and a feel-good football victory. Let’s start with basketball. For a team with four freshmen in the starting lineup to have a slow start to an exhibition game is not a…

Read More

October 31, 2013

The Leach Report: Alabama State

Tom Leach 7:00pm October 31, 2013 10/31/13

3 categories

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TCB. Takin’ care of business. That’s the mission this week for the Kentucky football team. Fans won’t remember much about a Kentucky victory against Alabama State but they’ll always remember a loss. That means this Wildcat team must approach this game in a mature manner, not taking anything for granted. This team has shown great…

Read More

October 23, 2013

The Leach Report: Mississippi State

Tom Leach 2:00pm October 23, 2013 10/23/13

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What would be the biggest win Kentucky could get in the second half of Mark Stoops’ first season? Georgia? Tennessee, because it’s a rival? Missouri? My vote would go for this next game at Mississippi State. Get this one and you’re likely going to win two in a row, since Alabama State is next up.…

Read More