1. Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Wildcats' Most Exciting Players

    When describing the 2012-13 season for the Kentucky Wildcats, exciting may not be the word that comes to mind. Enraging, confusing or disappointing might be more descriptive. But John Calipari 's squad has been exciting...

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  2. Kentucky's Revised Blueprint to SEC Title After Florida's Loss to Arkansas

    The once-unbeatable Florida Gators have been beaten. And, like everyone predicted, the Kentucky Wildcats will (likely) be playing for the SEC lead on Feb. 12. Not really...

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  3. Kentucky Basketball: Midseason Report Card for the Wildcats

    Kentucky basketball is on the rise. Two straight road wins have put the Wildcats in a position to break back into the Top 25. But it hasn't been a rosy season for the Wildcats...

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  4. Kentucky Basketball: Is Texas A&M a Trap Game for the Wildcats?

    For the second time in two weeks, Kentucky will play back-to-back road games within a three day span. The Wildcats are coming off of their best win of the season at No. 16 Ole Miss, and will play Texas A&M on Feb...

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  5. Kentucky Basketball: Midseason Report Cards for the Wildcats' Freshmen

    It has been a tumultuous season for the Kentucky basketball freshmen. With their 87-74 win over No. 16 Ole Miss, the Wildcats have shown they are capable of hanging with tournament teams...

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  6. Why Kentucky's Nerlens Noel Needs to Spurn NBA Draft for Another Year

    Nerlens Noel is a potential No. 1 draft pick in the 2013 NBA draft. His defense and intensity make him the best potential center prospect in the draft. Yet, he should stay in college for another season...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats' NCAA Tournament Hopes Crushed in Loss at Alabama

    The Kentucky Wildcats will have an uphill climb to make the NCAA tournament. A 59-55 road loss to Alabama (12-6) reminded us all that Kentucky is firmly on the bubble this year. John Calipari has a young team...

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  8. Kentucky Basketball: Rocky Season Shows Flaw in Coach Cal's Recruiting Tactics

    Blame should not be placed on John Calipari for the Kentucky Wildcats' five losses this season. Not all of it, at least. Five losses this early in the season is a first for Calipari in Lexington...

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  9. Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Must Build on Auburn Win to Make NCAA Tournament

    Road struggles have plagued the Kentucky Wildcats this season. On Jan. 19 at Auburn, the Wildcats had no such struggle, something that is a good sign moving forward. Kentucky dominated on the road for the first time all year...

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  10. Kentucky Basketball: Ranking John Calipari's Biggest Worries This Season

    John Calipari hasn't enjoyed this college basketball season on the hardwood. His current Kentucky Wildcats are 11-5 and 2-1 in SEC play...

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  11. Kentucky Basketball: Why These 'Cats Won't Make the NCAA Tournament

    It is hard to believe that the 2012-13 Kentucky Wildcats were once the No. 3 team in the country. With a loss to Texas A&M at home on Jan. 12, the thought of missing the NCAA tournament seems plausible...

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  12. Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: Why Do 'Cats Lack a Killer Instinct?

    It was a tale of two halves for Kentucky against Vanderbilt. The Kentucky Wildcats struggled to shoot all night, but in the second half, a lack of poise and experience kept Vanderbilt in the game until the very end...

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  13. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things Nerlens Noel Can Do to Improve His NBA Stock

    Kentucky basketball star center Nerlens Noel arguably has the best combination of current skills and upside out of any big man in the 2013 NBA draft class. To say he is a well-rounded big man, however, is incorrect...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about almost 2 years ago 3,276 reads 4 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: Stock Up, Stock Down for Every Player

    Kentucky basketball will enter SEC play on Jan. 10. Expectations have changed for many of the Wildcats, and each player will be facing unique challenges in the second half of the regular season...

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  15. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for the SEC Season

    Kentucky basketball will begin their 2013 SEC basketball season on Jan. 10. The Wildcats (9-4) open the conference season on the road against a struggling Vanderbilt (6-6) squad. John Calipari 's youthful Wildcats will be tested early at Vandy...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about almost 2 years ago 5,040 reads 7 comments

  16. Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Wildcats' NBA Prospects

    Despite their struggles on the court, Kentucky basketball players have remained in 2013 NBA Draft discussions. John Calipari is a known cultivator of talent, and he certainly has the talent to work with again this year...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about almost 2 years ago 3,812 reads 9 comments

  17. Kentucky vs. Louisville: Postgame Grades for the Wildcats

    The Kentucky vs. Louisville rivalry lived up to the hype for another year. Each side had their share of runs, exciting dunks and strenuous situations. The Cardinals came out on top for the first time in three years, 80-77...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about almost 2 years ago 2,554 reads 4 comments

  18. Kentucky vs. Louisville: Can Nerlens Noel Rise to Challenge vs. Gorgui Dieng?

    Nerlens Noel has expectations. He's been tested early and often this season and, for the most part, has met expectations. When Kentucky plays Louisville, he'll face another test; Gorgui Dieng...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about almost 2 years ago 2,271 reads 4 comments

  19. Kentucky vs. Louisville: Why This Game Means More to the Cardinals

    The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals will host the Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 29. The rivalry has been one-sided with John Calipari on the sidelines for Kentucky, but this year, the Cardinals are expected to come away with a win...

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  20. Kentucky vs. Louisville: Complete Game Preview

    It is a rivalry that needs no introduction. Kentucky vs. Louisville. John Calipari vs. Rick Pitino . It may be bowl season, but the Bluegrass rivalry will take center stage on Dec...

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  21. Kentucky Basketball: Why the Louisville Showdown Can't Arrive Fast Enough

    The Kentucky Wildcats square off against No. 5 Louisville on Dec. 29. Each team has one final tune-up on Dec. 22 before this elite rivalry game at the KFC Yum! Center. For the Wildcats, the game can't come soon enough...

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  22. Kentucky Basketball: Is Alex Poythress Underachieving?

    Alex Poythress is the second-best scorer on the Kentucky basketball team. He's the second-best rebounder . He is 14th in the country in shooting percentage. And he might be underachieving...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,937 reads 4 comments

  23. Kentucky Basketball: One Early-Season Improvement Each Wildcat Needs to Make

    The 2012-13 Kentucky basketball team is not perfect. Ten games into the season, the Wildcats are 7-3 and have yet to put together an impressive, illuminating game as a unit. There have been bright spots...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 2,012 reads 1 comments

  24. Jabari Parker: Predicting Which School Top Recruit Will Choose

    The date has been set. The No. 2 prospect in the 2013 class, Jabari Parker, will announce where he will play college basketball on Dec. 20, according to ESPN . Parker was the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year for high school basketball...

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  25. Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Early-Season Update for 2013 and 2014 Classes

    There is never a wrong time to talk about Kentucky basketball recruiting. John Calipari keeps Big Blue Nation excited for the future by staying involved with top recruits each year...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 14,027 reads 29 comments