Tag Archive: College Basketball

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 30

Breaking down the AP Top 25: Dec. 30, 2013

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll: SAME OLD: The top of The Associated Press college basketball poll has stayed the same for a month. For the fourth straight week, Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State have been ranked 1 through 5 in the Top 25. The only change in that …

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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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Dec 07

Cats react following loss to Baylor at AT&T Stadium

KENTUCKY POSTGAME QUOTES Head Coach John Calipari Opening Statement… “Our fans just want to see a team fight and battle and compete, and this team didn’t. As soon as this thing got rough and the first raindrops hit, we stopped fighting and we started looking for an excuse and heads go down. That’s what we …

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Nov 20

Kentucky basketball notes: Five things to watch

Kentucky coach John Calipari was scheduled to give  the Cats the day off Wednesday (today) and will return to the practice floor Thursday in preparation for Monday’s game against Cleveland State. The following are five things to watch for when Kentucky returns to the court next week. (1) Look for Calipari to continue starting five …

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Nov 18

From one season to another

Before taking a six-day break, I covered football almost extensively. The attention now shifts to basketball. As part of a yearly ritual, I  take a one-week break to recharge the batteries for basketball season, a tradition I began in an effort to make a smoother transition from the gridiron to the hardwood. While away from …

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Nov 10

Calipari on playing Michigan State: Win or learn

Kentucky coach John Calipari says his team will have two options when the Wildcats play Michigan State Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago. “We win or we learn,” he said. “That’s what this game will be. We win or we learn. What I think is we don’t play hard enough. I don’t think …

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Nov 07

Kansas, Duke, Michigan State await UK in future Champions Classic games

LEXINGTON  – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program along with Michigan State, Kansas and Duke, in conjunction with ESPN, have agreed to renew the Champions Classic for an additional three years, it was announced on Thursday. “We are excited to continue and be a part of this season-opening event,” UK coach John Calipari said. “The Champions Classic does a couple …

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Nov 06

Calipari holding Cats accountable

The season is drawing nigh for the Kentucky men’s basketball team. As the Wildcats gear up for their season-opener set for Friday night against UNC-Ashville, coach John Calipari is raising the standard. “The thing I asked the kids this week, I had individual meetings, and I said, have you ever been coached like this, and …

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