1. Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Potholes in Wildcats' Bid for the SEC Title

    If the Wildcats hope to turn things around this season, they will not be able to fall on the usual early season mantra of "wait til March" that is used for early season growing pains...

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  2. Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Wildcats Hang on Against Volunteers for 75-65 Win

    As has been the habit lately, the University of Kentucky Wildcats got out to a decent lead in the second half against their opponent only to let the Tennessee Volunteers come back and almost take the game from them...

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  3. Kentucky Basketball: Why Ryan Harrow Is the Wildcats' Most Indispensable Player

    When it's all said and done and the dust has settled on the 2012-2013 season, Ryan Harrow will have been the Wildcats' most indispensable player...

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  4. Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: Wildcats Survive Commodore Rally to Win 60-58

    When Kentucky and Vanderbilt met for the first time since the Commodores beat them for the SEC title last year in Nashville, it looked to be an easy path to victory and revenge for the Wildcats...

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  5. Kentucky Basketball: The 5 Biggest Roadblocks to an SEC Title

    Even though the University of Kentucky basketball team has shown a marked improvement over the last month, it still enters conference play this week unranked and with many questions unanswered...

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  6. Kentucky Basketball: UK Needs a Go-to Scorer—Who Should It Be?

    Imagine that you are University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari . You're coaching a game on the road in the SEC and you're down by one possession with the ball...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: Why Willie Cauley-Stein Will Be X-Factor in SEC Title Hunt

    Kentucky's loss to arch rival Louisville may have been a setback for in-state bragging rights, but it also showed that this team has improved greatly over the last month...

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  8. Kentucky vs. Louisville: Despite Furious Rally, Wildcats Fall Short 80-77

    When Russ Smith stole the ball and scored at the 14:46 mark in the second half, the Cardinals went up 51-34 and looked like they were about to run Kentucky out of the building...

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  9. Kentucky vs. Louisville: Why This Is a Must-Win Game for the Cardinals

    For the Louisville and Kentucky fanbases , it's no secret that the UK/UL rivalry is the best in college basketball ...

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  10. Why Kentucky vs. Louisville Is the Best Rivalry in NCAA Basketball

    Anyone that has been around NCAA athletics very long knows that the state of Kentucky is absolutely crazy about the basketball. The game is as ingrained in the state's fabric as bluegrass, bourbon and horse racing...

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  11. Kentucky vs. Marshall: Wildcats Come out Strong After Break, Beat Herd 82-54

    The University of Kentucky Wildcats still don't look like they're ready to climb back into the Top 10, but they definitely look better than they did a month ago...

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  12. Kentucky Basketball: Why Wildcats Are Still the SEC Favorites

    While no one will ever mistake the SEC as a basketball powerhouse, there are a few schools besides the University of Kentucky that can play with anyone in the country...

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  13. Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari's Christmas Wish List

    It's not very often that a 7-3 team that is on the cusp of the Top 25 is considered to be in the middle of a rough season...

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  14. Kentucky vs. Lipscomb: Wiltjer Gets Back on Track as UK Routs the Bisons, 88-50

    If Kentucky can ever get all of their cylinders firing at the same time, this team might be unstoppable. As it turned out, Kentucky vs. Lipscomb was another game where one key scorer had a monster day while the other struggled the entire time...

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  15. Kentucky Basketball: Early-Season Grades for Each Freshman

    Just like any John Calipari team during his tenure at the University of Kentucky, this current group of Wildcats is filled with extremely talented freshmen...

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  16. Kentucky Basketball: 6 Things UK Needs to Work on During 6-Day Break

    The University of Kentucky does not play a game again until Saturday, December 15, when the Wildcats take on the Lipscomb Bisons in Rupp Arena. Aside from the grueling 7 a.m...

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  17. Kentucky Football: Mark Stoops Wasting No Time Putting Together His Staff

    Since Mark Stoops arrived in Lexington, he hit the ground running to put together a top notch coaching staff...

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  18. Kentucky vs. Portland: Wildcats Turn Up Heat in 2nd Half, Blow Out Pilots 74-46

    Saturday afternoon had the Wildcats turn in a completely opposite performance of the one they had against Samford on Tuesday evening...

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  19. Kentucky Basketball: Why It's Time to Hit the Panic Button

    A time to panic is a very relative thing when it comes to sports. In most cases, having a talented team that should be good enough by the end of the year to make the NCAA tournament and make some noise is the result of a pretty good season...

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  20. Kentucky Basketball: The Good, Bad & Weird of Upset Loss at Notre Dame

    For anyone that thought John Calipari 's statements about this team's potential growing pains were just "coach speak," evidence to the contrary was experienced tonight in South Bend...

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  21. Kentucky Basketball: Ryan Harrow Returns to Practice

    Ryan Harrow returned to practice with the University of Kentucky basketball team for the first time since Tuesday, Nov. 20. Eric Lindsey of CoachCal ...

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  22. Kentucky Interviews FSU Defensive Coordinator Mark Stoops for Head Coaching Job

    Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has been interviewed for the University of Kentucky football head coaching position, according to a report today by CBSSports .com...

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  23. Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Wildcats Close out Dismal Season with 37-17 Loss

    Unlike last year's streak-breaking victory in Commonwealth Stadium, there would be no victory for Joker Phillips in his final game as Kentucky's head coach...

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  24. UK vs. LIU: Wildcats Overcome Slow Start to Rout Blackbirds 104-75

    When the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds took a 30-24 lead over Kentucky with 10:00 to go in the first half, Wildcat fans had to be wondering if this team would ever return to anything resembling ...

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  25. Kentucky Basketball: Detailing How to Handle Ryan Harrow's Absence

    One staple of nearly every team coached by John Calipari has been exceptional play at the point guard position. During Calipari's tenure at Kentucky, the Wildcats have fielded teams led by John Wall, Brandon Knight and Marquis Teague, respectively...

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