1. Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats' 5 Best-Ever NBA Products

    While much has been made of Kentucky head coach John Calipari's ability to recruit and develop NBA level talent, UK has been sending top tier talent to the pros for decades...

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  2. Kentucky Basketball: 4 Lessons Learned About Wildcats This Offseason

    You know things are weird in Lexington, Ky., when everyone is talking about football . But the recent (and extraordinary) success that the Cats have on the recruiting trail doesn't mean that basketball isn't getting any attention, either...

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  3. Kentucky Basketball: Why Andrew Wiggins' Decision Stings

    When Andrew Wiggins announced yesterday that he would be attending the University of Kansas, his decision took me a bit by surprise. I'd like to say that I predicted Wiggins wasn't going to choose the University of Kentucky...

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  4. Kentucky Basketball: Assigning Roles to Each Player on the 2013-14 Roster

    One of the biggest problems with the 2012-13 Kentucky Wildcats was that it took so long for many of the players to find their roles. It could also be argued that many never did...

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  5. Kentucky Football Recruiting: 4-Star RB Mikel Horton Commits to Wildcats

    Mark Stoops continued to turn heads in the Bluegrass state and around the SEC on Saturday when he secured a verbal commitment from 4-star running back Mikel Horton for the 2014 recruiting class...

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  6. Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Meet the Wildcats' 2013 Class

    John Calipari and the University of Kentucky still might be waiting on the decision of standout prospect Andrew Wiggins, but the best recruiting class of 2013 (and perhaps in school history) is locked in to arrive on campus this fall...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: Evaluating the Hype Around 'Cats' Target Andrew Wiggins

    With the national signing period for high school basketball players opening this Wednesday, there is still no clear indication about where superstar prospect Andrew Wiggins will end up...

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  8. Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari's 5 Biggest Concerns for 2013-2014 Season

    University of Kentucky basketball fans would no doubt like to begin forgetting the 2012-2013 season as quickly as possible...

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  9. UK Basketball: Will Andrew Wiggins' Decision Make or Break UK's 2014 Season?

    Last week I went over Kentucky's chances of landing top 2014 recruiting prospect Andrew Wiggins. Today, however, the question is whether or not Wiggins choosing to go to school in Lexington this fall will make or break Kentucky's 2014 season...

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  10. Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing Chances of Landing Andrew Wiggins

    With the May 15 deadline to sign a letter of intent coming up in a little over a month, it looks like the wait to see where Andrew Wiggins will end up playing college basketball will stretch out for a few more agonizing weeks...

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  11. UK Basketball Recruiting: Is Kentucky Still in the Running for Aaron Gordon?

    With all the recent buzz around the Kentucky program centering around whether or not Andrew Wiggins will commit to the Wildcats, one name that members of the Big Blue Nation are thinking about is Aaron Gordon...

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  12. UK Basketball: How Kentucky's Collapse Will Hurt NBA Stock of Star Wildcats

    As the Big Blue Nation mourns a month of March without being in the NCAA Tournament, the casualties of their exclusion go a bit beyond pride and a chance (however unlikely it would have been) to defend their national title...

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  13. Kentucky Basketball: Ranking Widcats' Most Likely March Madness Heroes

    After Kentucky's impressive 61-57 win against the Florida Gators on March 9, the Wildcats NCAA tournament hopes have gone from being on life support to a very likely possibility...

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  14. UK Basketball: Breaking Down 'Cats NCAA Tourney Hopes Entering Florida Game

    "Beat Florida, and this all goes away." That is what John Calipari said he told his team (per Kentucky Sports Radio) after their crushing 72-62 loss to Georgia on Thursday evening in Athens...

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  15. Kentucky Basketball: 4 Keys to Beating Georgia in SEC Game

    After their crushing 73-60 loss to Arkansas on March 2, the Kentucky Wildcats absolutely must win their contest against Georgia on March 7 to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive...

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  16. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Arkansas in SEC Clash

    With only a few games left to help their NCAA tournament chances, the University of Kentucky Wildcats begin a very important set of back-to-back road games in Fayetteville , Arkansas against the Razorbacks...

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  17. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things Wildcats Must Prove Before SEC Tournament

    For the last three seasons under head coach John Calipari , the University of Kentucky was able to use the SEC Tournament simply as a final tune-up before the NCAA tournament...

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  18. Kentucky Basketball: Predictions for Each of the Wildcats' Remaining Games

    After losing Nerlens Noel to a season-ending injury and suffering their worst defeat under head coach John Calipari , to say that the Kentucky Wildcats are "reeling" would be a bit of an understatement...

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  19. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Questions Wildcats Face in 2nd Half of SEC Season

    Since putting their season on the brink of collapse back on January 22 with a 59-55 loss at Alabama, the University of Kentucky has ridden a five-game win streak back into a much better outlook for their postseason prospects...

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  20. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Keys to Peaking Before March Madness

    One of the more agitating (and perplexing) problems that faces college basketball coaches is having their team peak too early before the NCAA tournament...

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  21. Kentucky Basketball: Which Freshman Starter Most Needs Another Year in School?

    Despite its recent improvement over the last few games, there's no doubt that this University of Kentucky basketball team has struggled more than any other during John Calipari 's time as head coach...

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  22. UK Basketball: 4 Lessons John Calipari Must Learn from Struggles This Season

    Fresh off of their impressive (and season-saving) win over Ole Miss, the Kentucky Wildcats gave the Big Blue Nation hope that they could return to their usual dominant form by March...

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  23. Kentucky Basketball: How Nerlens Noel Must Improve to Get Cats in Big Dance

    These are very dark times for the Big Blue Nation. For the first time since John Calipari began his tenure as the University of Kentucky men's basketball coach, the Wildcats are in real danger of not making the NCAA tournament...

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  24. 4 Games That Will Make or Break Wildcats' Season

    While you can listen to all the coach-speak you want about every game being important, there are always dates circled on the calendar (by fans, players, and coaches alike) that stand out as being more vital to the season than others...

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  25. Kentucky vs. Auburn: Wildcats Pull Away in Second Half, Crush Tigers 75-53

    It may have been against an inferior opponent, but the Kentucky Wildcats actually looked like the team that we heard about all during the offseason while they routed the Auburn Tigers 75-53...

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