Tag Archive: Big Blue Nation

Mar 27

Fans speak out on Cats and Cards

What will it take for Kentucky to beat Louisville for a second time this season? It depends on who you ask. During a visit to a local establishment this week, I asked fans for their their take on tonight’s game that will send the winner into the Mideast Region semifinals. Tipoff is tentatively set for …

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Feb 11

Cats talk about Auburn and the weather

Kentucky held its pre-Auburn press conference Tuesday, with assistant coach Kenny Payne and players Jon Hood and Willie Cauley-Stein touching on a variety of topics. The following are highlights from the media gathering. The Tigers and Cats play at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the game televised locally on Channel 27. ——— Payne on UK’s issues …

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Feb 03

AP Top 25: Ballot breakdown

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll: UNANIMOUS ONE: Syracuse is the first unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll since Duke had a six-week run with all the first-place votes in 2010-11. The Orange are on top of the poll for the first time since they were No. 1 …

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Jan 28

Calipari: ‘Game on’

Kentucky arrived in Baton Rouge earlier today for its game against LSU scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m. Although the weather forecast features snow and ice and everything in between, Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks the game will be leaving rather than making a determination on the contest. “The issue will be getting out of …

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Jan 25

Willie Cauley-Stein back to form

Willie Cauley-Stein had been in a three-game slump prior to Kentucky’s 79-54 win over Georgia Saturday at Rupp Arena. Cauley-Stein scored eight points, blocked six shots and had six steals in the game. Here’s what they said following Cauley-Stein’s performance. Willie Cauley-Stein: “I just got back to the roots of the game and just flying …

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Jan 20

Aaron Harrison proud of twin

Some notes from today’s media opportunity prior to Kentucky’s game against Texas A&M Tuesday night at Rupp Arena. * Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison was proud of his brother Andrew’s performance in Kentucky’s 74-66 win over Kentucky last Saturday at Rupp Arena. Aaron said Monday it could signify the beginning of great things for his twin. …

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Jan 20

Breaking down the AP Top 25: Jan. 20, 2014

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll: KANSAS’ STREAK: Kansas has won four straight games since losing to San Diego State. The last three have been over ranked teams — No. 25 Kansas State, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 9 Oklahoma State — and the Jayhawks have a chance to make it four …

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Jan 16

Tennessee expects same from Kentucky Wildcats

Tennessee guard Jordan McRae hasn’t noticed much change in Kentucky’s basketball team this season. “They’re a good team,” McRae said after the Volunteers defeated Auburn 78-67 Wednesday night in Knoxville. “They are their usual Kentucky team. They are going to be tough to beat at home but I think we can manage.” For the first …

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Dec 14

Postgame reactions from UK’s loss to North Carolina

Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari Opening Statement “Here’s what you had. You had a team that came at us physically. We couldn’t even get open on the wings. They fought us in the post. We couldn’t throw post passes. We ended up going down to a pick-and-roll trying to create and the only thing we …

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Dec 14

UK-UNC a rivalry with history

When Kentucky and North Carolina meet today in a 5:15 p.m. tipoff at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, it will feature the two winningest programs in college basketball. Overall, the Tar Heels own a 22-13 edge in the all-time series between the two foes. Despite North Carolina’s lead in the series, the Wildcats …

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