1. Louisville vs. Kentucky: Live Score, Analysis, Updates

    The No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats earned their biggest win of the season on Saturday, taking down No. 6 Louisville at Rupp Arena by a 73-66 final score. Julius Randle missed much of the second half with cramps, but still scored 17 points...

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  2. Complete 2013-14 Big East NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    No conference in NCAA basketball has ever undergone the kind of upheaval the Big East has faced in the past year...

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  3. Kentucky Basketball: What Wildcats Need from the 2nd Unit Going Forward

    For all the star power Kentucky basketball can boast this season, these Wildcats are not built to pull off the kind of six-man rotation that won the 2012 national title. If John Calipari ’s team is going to climb back up from its current No...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 3,104 reads 6 comments

  4. Complete 2013-14 Big Ten NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    With three of the top five teams in the AP poll, the Big Ten has a great case to make for being NCAA basketball’s best conference in 2013-14...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 13,403 reads 61 comments

  5. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 7 Edition

    With the last days of nonconference play bringing marquee matchups in bunches, college basketball’s best freshmen are getting to show what they’re made of against the country’s older stars...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 13,541 reads 16 comments

  6. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Preseason Misconceptions We Had About Wildcats

    Kentucky’s No. 18 spot in the latest AP poll is a far cry from the Wildcats’ status as preseason championship favorites with a No. 1 ranking...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Can Fix Turnover Problems

    The inexperience of Kentucky’s high-potential freshmen has been most obvious in their inability to hold onto the basketball. As the Wildcats look ahead to facing opportunistic defenders such as Belmont’s J...

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  8. Ranking the Most Versatile College Basketball Stars in 2013-14

    Few things are more valuable to a college basketball team than a player who can be counted on to make a key basket—unless it's the same player also being the right man to make a big defensive stop or secure a clutch rebound...

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  9. Ranking the 10 Best Defensive Teams in College Basketball Right Now

    March Madness is still a long way into the future, but the defenses that proverbially win championships in college basketball are already flexing their muscles...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 12,371 reads 32 comments

  10. Kentucky Basketball: Why Switch to Zone Would Solve Wildcats' Defensive Issues

    Painful losses to North Carolina and Baylor have made it clear that the reality of Kentucky’s 2013-14 season is a long way from the potential of the Wildcats’ imposing roster...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 2,146 reads 6 comments

  11. Florida vs. Memphis: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    It took a heart-stopping finish, but the Florida Gators held off the Memphis Tigers for a 77-75 win at Madison Square Garden...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 2,630 reads 7 comments

  12. Kentucky Basketball: How Can Wildcats Solve Inconsistency Issues?

    The Kentucky Wildcats’ last two games have included a dominating win over a very good Boise State team and a come-from-ahead loss to then-No. 20 Baylor...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 1,042 reads 6 comments

  13. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 5 Edition

    Freshmen haven't just been among the best individual players in college basketball in 2013-14—they've been integral parts of many of the best teams...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 15,307 reads 11 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: How Concerning Is Andrew Harrison's Lack of Production?

    Kentucky’s 11th-ranked basketball team has four freshmen starters, and none of them has fallen as far below expectations as Andrew Harrison...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 5,738 reads 23 comments

  15. Grading Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Offense in 2013-14

    There are plenty of ways to put points on the board in college basketball—from pounding the ball to a great post scorer to raining three-pointers—and the best offenses include them all...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 14,650 reads 10 comments

  16. Kentucky Basketball: 1 Way Each Wildcats Starter Must Improve

    Kentucky’s loss to Baylor on Friday night dropped the Wildcats to No. 11 in the national rankings and left no doubt that John Calipari’s team has plenty of problems to fix...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 3,089 reads 3 comments

  17. Ranking the Best Point Guards so Far in the 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    Point guard is the most demanding position for an NCAA basketball star, and not just because of the balancing act of being a great scorer and a great passer...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 18,252 reads 50 comments

  18. Kentucky vs. Baylor: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    The No. 20 Baylor Bears rallied in the second half to take down the third-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 67-62...

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  19. Kentucky Basketball: Why Andrew Harrison Is 'Cats' Biggest X-Factor vs. Baylor

    Much of the focus heading into Friday night’s Kentucky-Baylor basketball showdown will be on the frontcourts , and with good reason. But, as impressive as Willie Cauley -Stein vs...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 3,510 reads 1 comments

  20. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 4 Edition

    With every week that goes by, college basketball’s hype-heavy freshman class is showing that all the accolades, while well-deserved, haven’t necessarily gone to the right places...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 20,554 reads 30 comments

  21. Kentucky Basketball: Blueprint for Wildcats to Correct 1st-Half Issues

    A solid 7-1 start for Kentucky basketball is hiding a major problem for the talent-rich Wildcats. A month into the season, John Calipari ’s team is still coming out of the ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 2,460 reads 4 comments

  22. Ranking the Best College Basketball Teams Not in the AP Top 25

    The 2013-14 college basketball season isn’t yet 10 games old, but there have already been plenty of shakeups in the AP Top 25 rankings...

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  23. Kentucky Basketball: Early Scouting Reports for Top SEC Rivals

    Now that the Kentucky basketball season is underway, fans are getting a chance to see not only what the Wildcats are really made of, but also how their SEC competition is shaping up...

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  24. Ranking the Best Individual Battles Ahead in 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    Friday’s duel between Duke’s Jabari Parker and Arizona’s Aaron Gordon lived up to its billing, and NCAA basketball fans have plenty more like it in store...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 4,583 reads 18 comments

  25. Kentucky Basketball: Is Coach Cal Under-Using Dakari Johnson?

    One of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari ’s toughest jobs every year is trying to find a rotation that gives enough minutes to all of the talented players on his ever-loaded rosters...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 7,521 reads 22 comments