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February 16, 2020

RECAP: UK Hoops Respond With Major Upset Win Over Mississippi State

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Just seven days ago, the Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season. Earlier on Sunday, they executed its most impressive win yet. The No. 18 UK Hoops squad (19-5) pulled off a massive upset win by a final score of 73-62 over one of the hottest teams in the country.…

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Defense Wins Out In Rock Fight

Adam Luckett 4:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Entering the meeting in Lexington, Ole Miss had only beaten Kentucky once all-time in Rupp Arena while the Wildcats owned a commanding series lead of 107-13. Despite sitting at 13-11 and 4-7 in SEC play, the Rebels had been playing some pretty good recent basketball under second year head coach Kermit Davis. The scoring prowess…

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A BBN favorite: behind-the-scenes with the Firecrackers Jump Rope team

Maggie Davis 3:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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The Firecrackers were back in Lexington Saturday afternoon and once again, they blew the roof off of Rupp Arena. The performance jump rope group, which is comprised of fourth through eighth graders from Ohio, is a fan favorite for the BBN, and they only visit once a season. Throughout their school year, the Firecrackers travel…

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Five-star guard Skyy Clark says interest in Kentucky is serious, considering jump to 2021

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff are putting the final touches on the program’s recruiting class for 2020, but that’s not stopping them from laying the foundation for 2021 and beyond. In fact, Kentucky is set to host 2022 five-star guard and major UK target Skyy Clark on an unofficial visit on February 29,…

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The Big Dog Stayed Home: Vince Marrow’s Return is the Next Step to Atlanta

Freddie Maggard 12:30pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Kentucky has a new training facility, recruiting room, and an upgraded stadium. The return on investment has been an 18-8, 2-year record, a 10-win season, SEC Coach of the Year honors, multiple national award winning players, back-to-back Governor’s Cup victories, and two consecutive bowl wins. Retaining Vince Marrow is the next step in the Wildcat’s…

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Sam Anaele’s Story: How a Nigerian Basketball Player Became a Kentucky Football Linebacker

Nick Roush 10:30am February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Five years ago Sam Anaele was half a world away, dreaming that one day he might join the same elite company as his fellow countryman, Festus Ezeli, as an NBA Champion.  The dream that started in Nigeria has slightly deviated, but Anaele is right where he belongs in Lexington. “It feels like home.” Hoop Dreams…

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February 15, 2020

Vince Marrow: “Deep down in my heart I knew I wasn’t leaving [Kentucky]”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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From Wednesday morning through Friday evening, the Kentucky fanbase patiently impatiently awaited UK associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow’s decision on his future. On one hand, Marrow was being heavily recruited by newly-hired Michigan State head coach and longtime friend Mel Tucker to become one of his top assistants in East Lansing, potentially earning…

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Top takeaways from Kentucky’s 67-62 victory over Ole Miss

Jack Pilgrim 10:45pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Wildcats got the job done in Lexington, pulling off a 67-62 victory over Ole Miss to move to 20-5 on the year and 10-2 in conference play. What are the top takeaways from the victory? Kentucky shot 2-22 from three The biggest takeaway from Kentucky’s gritty – is that the…

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Calipari: “Ashton is my point guard and I’m with him”

Drew Franklin 5:03pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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Ashton Hagans did not play like the best point guard in the country, the label Calipari has given him in the past before Hagans fell into this recent funk. In today’s close call against unranked Ole Miss, UK’s star point guard went 3-of-11 from the field, 0-of-5 from outside with no trips to the foul…

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Kentucky Hangs On To Defeat Ole Miss 67-62

Nick Roush 4:12pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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Kentucky was far from playing its best basketball against Ole Miss. It was still good enough to take down the Rebels 67-62 at Rupp Arena. The game got off to a sloppy start. Neither team truly woke up until the second half, but the Rebels still held a slight early advantage. Kentucky retook the lead…

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February 12, 2020

Michigan State is coming after Vince Marrow (UPDATED)

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:25am February 12, 2020 2/12/20

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News broke this morning that Michigan State is hiring Colorado’s Mel Tucker as its new head coach. While that means the Spartans are staying away from Mark Stoops, they are coming after Kentucky’s next most valuable staff member: Vince Marrow. Sources tell KSR that Michigan State has already reached out to Marrow to be its…

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Today on KSR: Vanderbilt Recap, Vince Marrow Watch

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am February 12, 2020 2/12/20

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For the second time this season (two weeks, really), Kentucky overcame a sizable halftime deficit to beat Vanderbilt. For the fourth year in a row, the Cats fans who came to Memorial Gym made it their own and left with a victory, a sentiment made even sweeter by Saturday’s win over the Vols in Knoxville.…

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RECAP: The Cats came back to beat Vandy yet again (This happens a lot)

Drew Franklin 12:05am February 12, 2020 2/12/20

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Vandy shocked everyone by jumping out to a big halftime lead on Kentucky, only to lose the game after a double-digit swing the other way. First it was Vandy blowing a seven-point halftime lead in Lexington a couple of weeks ago; this time, Vandy coughed up a…

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February 11, 2020

FINAL: Kentucky storms back in second half to beat Vanderbilt 78-64

Jack Pilgrim 9:07pm February 11, 2020 2/11/20

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After falling behind by as many as 14 in the first half, Kentucky was able to storm back in the second and pull off a 78-64 victory over Vanderbilt. Tyrese Maxey led the Wildcats with 25 points on 10-17 shooting and 3-4 from three to go with four rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. Immanuel…

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Breaking down the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Bracket

Troy Howell 6:15pm February 11, 2020 2/11/20

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The draw for the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen draw was released today. All the games should be fun, but if you absolutely don’t want to miss any of the NCAA Tournament games, then I suggest coming to the afternoon section on Wednesday. It may be one of the best sessions of the entire tournament. Here…

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February 10, 2020

Joel Justus on Ashton Hagans’ recent struggles: “I don’t think it concerns us”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm February 10, 2020 2/10/20

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Despite the consistent play at the top of the roster and growth from role players coming off the bench, the one player that has been a major question mark in recent weeks is lead guard Ashton Hagans. After starting the year playing like the top point guard in all of college basketball, the sophomore playmaker…

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Kentucky No. 22 in new NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:30pm February 10, 2020 2/10/20

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After wins over Mississippi State and Tennessee, Kentucky is now No. 22 in the new NET rankings, up from No. 27 a week ago. Undefeated San Diego State is still the No. 1 team in the NET, followed by Gonzaga, Baylor, Kansas, Dayton, Duke, Louisville, Maryland, West Virginia, and Arizona. Somehow, even though Michigan State…

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2020 Roster Outlook: Tight Ends

Adam Luckett 4:00pm February 10, 2020 2/10/20

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Our series previewing next year’s roster continues and now we move on to Vince Marrow’s position room. The Wildcats return every scholarship player from last season’s roster including a guy who was able to redshirt last season despite receiving some game reps. UK will enter the year with four scholarship players and this spot has…

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February 9, 2020

RECAP: Kentucky’s Defense Nonexistent in 103-85 Loss at Arkansas

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm February 9, 2020 2/9/20

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There were plenty of storylines to go around in this game, but not one that Kentucky would have expected. Despite Rhyne Howard making a surprise return to the starting lineup and a career-high 32 points from Chasity Patterson, the No. 15 Wildcats gave up triple-digits for the first time all season, falling to No. 25 Arkansas 103-85.…

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Offensive Execution Breaks Kentucky’s Rocky Top Drought

Adam Luckett 4:00pm February 9, 2020 2/9/20 Comments Disabled

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Ever since Rick Barnes took over at Tennessee, playing at Thompson-Boling Arena has been a nightmare for Kentucky. The Wildcats blew double-digit leads in the first three meetings and were rocked last March as they were 0-4 there the last four contests. Entering yesterday, Rick Barnes owned a 6-4 record against Kentucky including last year’s…

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