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January 27, 2020

Nick Richards named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:12pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Nick Richards has earned another honor for his performances last week. Kentucky’s junior big man was just named SEC Co-Player of the Week along with Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. Richards averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in Kentucky’s wins over Georgia and Texas Tech. On Saturday in Lubbock, Richards played a career-high 39…

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Nick Richards named NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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The accolades are beginning to pour in for Nick Richards. Andy Katz just named Richards the NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week for his performance in Kentucky’s 76-74 win at No. 18 Texas Tech. On Saturday, Richards played a career-high 39 minutes, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The only…

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January 26, 2020

Nick Richards Drags Kentucky to Quad 1 Road Win

Adam Luckett 4:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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After the free beer was consumed and the throngs of Texas Tech students were let into United Supermarkets Arena hours before tip, the stage was set for a monster January college basketball game. After 45 minutes of intense, up and down action both Texas Tech and Kentucky delivered. The end result of the game was…

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Today on KSR: Richards leads Cats to road win over Texas Tech

Sam Gormley 10:00am January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The hottest ticket in all of sports yesterday surrounding Lubbock, Texas and the 15,000 Red Raider fans left with an overtime loss to Kentucky. The Cats had an 8 point lead in the closing minutes, but Texas Tech fought back and sent the game into overtime where Nick Richards took over and led the way.…

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WATCH: Calipari forehead kisses Nick Richards? Plus more from UK’s locker room celebration

Maggie Davis 9:00am January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Nick Richards finished his big night against Texas Tech with a game-high 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds and zero turnovers in a career-high 39 minutes. He shot 7-of-10 from the field and 11-14 from the free-throw line (including 5-of-5 during overtime). For the eighth time in 19 games this season, Richards notched…

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January 25, 2020

RECAP: Nick Richards leads Kentucky out of Lubbock with a win

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:55pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Kentucky arrived in Lubbock as a four-point underdog, with United Supermarkets Arena filled to the brim with students who had camped out for days to see the Red Raiders knock off a perennial powerhouse like the Wildcats. Buzzing off free beers, the Texas Tech crowd did everything they could to help their team win. Instead,…

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Nick Richards put up numbers only Anthony Davis could match against Texas Tech

Jack Pilgrim 9:56pm January 25, 2020 1/25/20

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Nick Richards made Kentucky basketball history on Saturday evening. Putting up 25 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks in the team’s overtime victory over Texas Tech, Richards became the first Kentucky player since Anthony Davis to put up 20-plus points, 13-plus rebounds, and four-plus blocks in a game. Nick Richards vs. Texas Tech: 25 Pts14…

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January 21, 2020

Calipari credits growth of Richards and Quickley to conditioning, feels Montgomery is right on the cusp for same reason

Jack Pilgrim 11:10pm January 21, 2020 1/21/20

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If you think of the top two players on the Kentucky roster that have shown the most individual development from last season to the current one, it’s nearly impossible not to single out both Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley right away. Since last season, Richards has more than tripled his scoring average (4.0 PPG to 13.4…

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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 20, 2020

Tony Barbee Believes EJ Montgomery is Progressing just like Nick Richards

Nick Roush 1:22pm January 20, 2020 1/20/20

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Unlike many other years under John Calipari’s watch, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t playing with immediate difference-makers in the paint. Now primarily operating with upperclassmen, Tony Barbee sees the post players taking positive steps in their developmental process. Nick Richards is a late-bloomer under Calipari standards. Those standards are lightyears ahead of typical college basketball expectations.…

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