Tag Archive: Kentucky Basketball

May 08

Kentucky renews hoops series with Eastern Kentucky

It’s been more than seven years since the Kentucky men’s basketball team has played neighboring Eastern Kentucky University. The two teams will meet on Sunday, Dec. 7 at Rupp Arena, marking the first time the two teams have played each other since Dec. 30, 2006 when the Wildcats got 25 points from Randolph Morris and …

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May 07

Cats to play UCLA in CBS Sports Classic

LEXINGTON – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program, along with North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, in conjunction with CBS Sports, has agreed to play in the inaugural CBS Sports Classic for the next three years, it was announced on Wednesday. The event, pitting four of the winningest programs in college basketball history, will …

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May 07

UK basketball assistant Payne gets new contract, title

Kenny Payne got a raise and a new title. The University of Kentucky assistant men’s basketball coach signed a new two-year contract for $500,000 the school announced Wednesday. The deal includes incentives. Kentucky coach John Calipari praised the work of Payne, a former standout at the University of Louisville. “There not a better partner to …

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Apr 04

Succeed, proceed

During a Final Four press conference Friday ahead of his team’s national semifinal game against Wisconsin, Kentucky coach John Calipari offered this quote after he was asked about possibly rephrasing “one-and-done.” The following was Calipari’s response. “It’s the elephant in the room that we don’t need to talk about. Every player that I’ve recruited, and …

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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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Mar 01

John Calipari regrets getting thrown out from loss at South Carolina

Kentucky coach John Calipari offered his thoughts on Kentucky’s 72-67 loss at South Carolina Saturday night. Calipari was ejected with his team down 12 after getting a technical, his second of the game, with 10:21 remaining. “I wish I didn’t get thrown out of the game, so that I could fight with our team.” “We …

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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 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 09

Calipari: Cats can’t afford slow starts

Kentucky coach John Calipari knew his team would be rusty following an 11-day layoff. The Wildcats got off to a slow start before pulling together to post an 85-63 win over Mississippi State in their SEC opener Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. Calipari liked the comeback, but said the Cats can’t afford a repeat against …

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