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January 22, 2020

Ashton Hagans Named a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Candidate

Maggie Davis 7:30pm January 22, 2020 1/22/20

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The SEC’s reigning conference Defensive Player of the Year is back, and he’s still getting better. Ashton Hagans is once again being recognized for his defensive skills, as he was just named to the watch list for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. Hagans is one of just 15 players on the list,…

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Chasing History: Ashton Hagans’ Season By The Numbers

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm January 22, 2020 1/22/20

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Coming into last night, I think we all knew Ashton Hagans was playing at a high level, but after another big performance against his home state Georgia Bulldogs, the sophomore point guard is flirting with history. Hagans had 23 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals in last night’s 89-79 win, the only player…

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Two-Point Efficiency Leads Kentucky Over Georgia

Adam Luckett 12:00pm January 22, 2020 1/22/20

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Sometimes you have revelations that you just need to put out into the public sphere. One of those moments hit me yesterday with Kentucky and Georgia getting ready to meet for the second time this season on the hardwood. In UK’s 4-1 start in SEC play, the Wildcats have been knocking down the trey but…

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January 21, 2020

Tom Crean raves about Ashton Hagans, Nick Richards

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:45pm January 21, 2020 1/21/20

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Nick Richards and Ashton Hagans played integral roles in Kentucky’s 78-69 win at Georgia two weeks ago. Ahead of tonight’s rematch in Lexington, Georgia head coach Tom Crean had nothing but praise for Kentucky’s veterans, particularly Hagans, who finished with 13 points, five assists, and four steals despite spraining his ankle three days earlier vs.…

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January 15, 2020

WATCH: Ashton Hagans keeps his cool with South Carolina fan in his face

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:25pm January 15, 2020 1/15/20

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This was not the best game of Ashton Hagans’ career, but kudos to the sophomore guard for keeping his cool in a situation many would not. With a minute left in the game, Hagans fouled out and, with the South Carolina crowd giving him his marching orders, headed to the bench. He went to the…

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January 11, 2020

Ashton Hagans almost notched a triple-double, and it still wasn’t enough for Calipari

Maggie Davis 8:00pm January 11, 2020 1/11/20

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Ashton Hagans is one of UK’s most-consistent forces this season, averaging 12.9 points and a conference-best seven rebounds per game. Against Alabama, he almost delivered a triple double. Hagans finished the game with 15 points (4-10 from the floor; 1-2 from behind-the-arc), while adding nine rebounds and nine assists. He was so close. After the game, Kentucky’s point…

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Kentucky has a clear ‘Big 4,’ but needs more

Drew Franklin 2:27pm January 11, 2020 1/11/20

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It’s pretty clear Kentucky has four guys it can rely on each game. We can now expect something out of Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Tyrese Maxey and Nick Richards in each game; and if we don’t get it, Kentucky can lose to anyone. Those four have to be on in some capacity. All four were…

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January 10, 2020

What John Calipari Expects from Nate Oats’ Alabama Team

Nick Roush 3:30pm January 10, 2020 1/10/20

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John Calipari’s Kentucky basketball team is preparing to run up and down the court with Alabama Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena. In their first year under Nate Oats, the Crimson Tide are ranked second in scoring and three-point field goals made per game. “They run to shoot threes,” Calipari said Friday afternoon. “They’re not running…

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John Calipari on Ashton Hagans: “He is Lynn Bowden for us”

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm January 10, 2020 1/10/20

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On Tuesday evening, the Kentucky basketball program traveled down to Athens, GA, weathered the storm against the Georgia Bulldogs, and headed back to Lexington with another win under their belt. A key reason for that victory? Starting point guard Ashton Hagans and his ability to fight through the left ankle injury he suffered against Missouri…

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January 8, 2020

Immanuel Quickley on Ashton Hagans’ injury: “If he would’ve fallen off a bridge, he was still playing in this game.”

Jack Pilgrim 2:10am January 8, 2020 1/8/20

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Going into Kentucky’s Tuesday evening matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs, the Wildcats didn’t know if they’d have starting point guard Ashton Hagans available following the left ankle injury he suffered on Saturday. After UK assistant coach Joel Justus updated the sophomore guard’s status as “day-to-day,” Hagans ended up going through pregame warmups at full speed…

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