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March 29, 2014

Notes from Lucas Oil after Kentucky sent Louisville home

Drew Franklin 2:44am March 29, 2014 3/29/14

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It’s really late, Ryan Lemond is bouncing off the walls, and I think we’re the only four people left in Lucas Oil Stadium. But Kentucky just sent the Louisville Cardinals home from the 2014 NCAA Tournament and it’s a party in Big Blue Nation. After trailing throughout the entire game, UK dug deep and found…

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March 26, 2014

10 Things That Will Happen If Louisville Wins…

Drew Franklin 8:00pm March 26, 2014 3/26/14

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Let’s get one thing straight: Kentucky is going to win Friday night. I refuse to believe otherwise. But for the sake of website fodder, let’s pretend hell freezes over and Louisville somehow escapes Lucas Oil Stadium with a win over our beloved Wildcats. (Excuse me while I throw up.) Here are 10 things you can…

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March 23, 2014

Kentucky spoils one story, writing a classic of its own

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45pm March 23, 2014 3/23/14

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Three weeks ago in South Carolina, a teary-eyed Aaron Harrison told reporters that this season was still going to be a “great story.” His words rang a bit hollow during the low point of the season, but tonight, after one of the greatest basketball games I’ve ever witnessed, I’m not only seeing that story, I’m…

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March 22, 2014

Kentucky advances to the next round with win over Kansas State

Drew Franklin 1:45am March 22, 2014 3/22/14

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One down. The Cats defeated ninth-seeded Kansas State, 56-49, late Friday night in the the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kentucky showed some flaws and struggled to put the game away in the end, but in March, it’s all about surviving and advancing to the next round. And that they did. Julius Randle led…

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March 16, 2014

Kentucky is an 8-seed in the Midwest, will play Kansas State in St. Louis on Friday

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:27pm March 16, 2014 3/16/14

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The brackets are rolling out, and the Cats are an 8-seed in the Midwest bracket, and will face 9-seed Kansas State in St. Louis on Friday, with a potential game against Wichita State in the round of 32. Even better, Louisville is the 4-seed in that region, which means that the Cats could face them…

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March 15, 2014

“We’re not the same team”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:00pm March 15, 2014 3/15/14

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SEC Championship, here we come. UK’s 70-58 win over Georgia wasn’t quite as thrilling as last night’s victory over LSU, but it’s the second good game in a row for the Cats, and earns them another shot at #1 Florida. Let’s go over some notes, then go celebrate. The tweak got a bit streaky, but…

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March 14, 2014

Tweak and Destroy: Cats win big in LSU rubber match in Atlanta

Drew Franklin 11:00pm March 14, 2014 3/14/14

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It was a fun night in Atlanta as Kentucky advanced to the tournament’s semifinals with a win over LSU Friday night. The Wildcats handled the Tigers rather easily, 85-67, after struggling in the teams’ two regular season meetings. Anthony Hickey scored just three points in his third look at UK this season, outdone by O’Bryant’s…

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March 11, 2014

Calipari and that mysterious “tweak”

Drew Franklin 2:53pm March 11, 2014 3/11/14

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Coach Cal was available for questions today before his team takes off for Atlanta and the hottest topic of discussion was that mysterious tweak he made to the offense that he claims “changed everything.” Of course, he wouldn’t reveal the big adjustment but he did say it changed the way his team thinks and what…

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March 10, 2014

Charting the mood in the Big Blue Nation

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm March 10, 2014 3/10/14

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(click to enlarge) It’s been a rough few weeks in the Big Blue Nation, so much so that the happiest time of the year for Kentucky fans once again feels like a cruel joke. I spent some time this afternoon thinking about this roller coaster of a season, and how it’s affected the fan base’s…

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Cal says he tweaked something in the offense and it “just changed everything”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:19pm March 10, 2014 3/10/14

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John Calipari is currently talking to Tom Leach on his weekly call-in show, and started the show off by telling Tom and listeners about a small change he made in practice today that he thinks has “changed everything”: “Sometimes it’s pride that steps in the way when you’re coaching, sometimes you just get blinded. We…

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April 7, 2020

Keion Brooks officially announces the return of Keion Brooks

Drew Franklin 10:00pm April 7, 2020 4/7/20

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“Let’s run it back BBN,” Keion Brooks tweeted to his followers late Tuesday night, officially announcing his return for a sophomore season. The Kentucky MBB account celebrated with highlights from Brooks’ freshman campaign: [email protected]_12 is coming back for year #?2?#TGT pic.twitter.com/YFPGF3RlKA — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) April 8, 2020 John Calipari had this to say in…

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Rick Pitino Still Wants to Play Kentucky in a Home-and-Home Series

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm April 7, 2020 4/7/20

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It would appear that Rick Pitino REALLY wants to schedule a future series against his old team. The freshly named head coach of the Iona Gaels has already pitched the idea of taking on Kentucky – but not Lousiville – previously stating back in the middle of March that he “would love to schedule Kentucky…

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April 6, 2020

BREAKING: Keion Brooks Jr. will return to Kentucky for a sophomore season

Jack Pilgrim 11:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky forward Keion Brooks Jr. is officially back for a sophomore season. In an interview with Chris Fisher of The Cats Pause, the 6-foot-7 forward’s father, Keion Brooks Sr., said his son will be returning to Kentucky, “Yes, [Keion is returning],” Brooks Sr. told The Cats Pause. “We’re still in the process of getting feedback…

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1-On-1 with Logan Stenberg: Catching up with UK’s next NFL offensive lineman

Freddie Maggard 11:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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There is one voice that I listen to when evaluating college football offensive linemen. That opinion belongs to the SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic. Cole is the most knowledgeable analyst in the game. I reached out to Cubelic to give his perspective about Logan Stenberg the NFL prospect. He described the Kentucky guard as, “one of…

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KSR’s Game of the Day: Kentucky defeats Kansas to win program’s eighth national title (2012)

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Had the 2020 NCAA Tournament gone on as scheduled, the national title game would have taken place this evening. Instead of celebrating yet another fun year of college basketball and crying over One Shining Moment tonight, we’re now left wondering what could have been. Luckily for you, the UK Sports Network is set to rebroadcast…

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Kentucky reaches out to Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms

Jack Pilgrim 6:15pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky is among the 20-plus schools that have reached out to Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms. According to a new report by 247Sports’ Evan Daniels, Kentucky joined Gonzaga, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Illinois State, Louisville, Arizona, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Syracuse, DePaul, South Carolina, Boston College, Seton Hall, Wichita State, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Washington State,…

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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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Advanced Stat Deep Dive: UK’s 2019 Pass Defense Was Filthy

Adam Luckett 4:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Is there a no fly zone in Lexington? After touching on quarterbacks and offensive line, we decided to switch it up a bit by going to the other side of the football. After sputtering in the first five years of the Mark Stoops era, the defense finally took off in 2018 and they were able…

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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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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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