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  • Will 3-point woes hold back Kentucky?

    The Score "The number of quality programs in the SEC has increased dramatically in the last couple of seasons, which has unsurprisingly coincided with many schools making strong head coaching hires. From 2009 to 2017, no more than five SEC teams made the NCAA Tournament in a single season. In..." December 12

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11

  • Kentucky and Michigan will play a game in London next season to begin a three-year series

    CBS Sports "Kentucky and Michigan have agreed to a unique three-game scheduling series beginning with a 2020 game in London followed by a home game for each school. The first game of the series is tentatively set for December 2020 at The O2 Arena in London. The game in 2021 will be played..." December 05

  • Kentucky's Nate Sestina out 3-4 weeks with fractured wrist

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats forward Nate Sestina will miss the next three to four weeks after fracturing his left wrist on Tuesday, coach John Calipari announced. Sestina suffered the injury in Tuesday's practice. "We finally get our entire team back..." November 27

  • Anthony Edwards Going off vs MSU Proves He's One of John Calipari's Greatest Recruiting Failures

    12 Up "Anthony Edwards is being wasted on a Georgia team that, while intriguing, is likely lacking the firepower to make a Final Four run despite his services. On Tuesday, the freshman single-handedly almost led a 20-point comeback vs the No. 3 team in the country thanks to 33 second-half..." November 26

  • John Calipari, Roy Williams and other coaches team up for anti-cancer TV campaign

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are not a lot of subjects on which John Calipari, Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim can reach agreement. Each is a member of basketball’s Hall of Fame. Each knows what it’s like to win an NCAA championship. Each has sent players on to become NBA stars. So they’ve got much in..." November 22

  • Evansville tries trolling Kentucky with 'Coach Cal Cam' to mark upset before losing to SMU

    CBS Sports "Last week, Evansville pulled off one of the bigger college basketball upsets in recent memory when it defeated then-No. 1 Kentucky. However, Evansville might have gone a little too far celebrating its big victory. During Monday's game against SMU, Evansville trolled..." November 19

  • Can Kentucky cure what is ailing them?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "For the second straight game against mid-major competition, the Kentucky Wildcats looked like everything but the team that beat No. 1 Michigan State in the season opener. On Tuesday night, the Wildcats blew a 14-point second half lead and allowed Mark Madsen’s Utah Valley..." November 19

  • Kentucky jumps to No. 1 in Team Rankings with Devin Askew's move

    247 Sports "John Calipari now has the No. 1 recruiting class in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings for the class of 2020. Early Friday morning, Devin Askew made his move from the 2021 class to 2020 official by signing a National Letter of Intent. Askew was..." November 16

  • Kentucky's John Calipari tops list of best 'agony faces' for college basketball coaches

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Kentucky, as you probably know, lost at home to Evansville in one of the biggest college upsets in If you weren’t watching the game, or didn’t happen to be keeping tabs on the score, but just happened to scroll past a certain picture of Wildcats coach John..." November 14

  • Walter McCarty promised his Evansville team a party if they beat No. 1 Kentucky

    Larry Brown Sports "Walter McCarty may have to step up to deliver a party for his players. McCarty’s Evansville Purple Aces beat No. 1 Kentucky 67-64 at Rupp Arena on Tuesday night despite being 25-point underdogs entering the game. McCarty, who played for Kentucky for three seasons in the mid-90s..." November 13

  • College basketball national title odds: Michigan State's odds get better, but Kentucky now betting favorite

    CBS Sports "There's a new betting favorite to win the 2020 NCAA Tournament in the eyes of Vegas oddsmakers. After just one full week of action on the court, Michigan State, the preseason No. 1 team in the sport that doubled as the preseason betting favorite, has been supplanted as the national..." November 12

  • Kentucky's John Calipari explains why NCAA basketball needs its own 'summer league'

    Sporting News "John Calipari believes college basketball needs spring football to prosper. Wait, let him explain. He makes more sense of it. "It would be good for college basketball if we start playing in August," Calipari told reporters following Kentucky's victory over..." November 08

  • What we learned from the Champions Classic

    The Score "The basketball was rough, the offenses were rusty, and the results ultimately won't matter come the NCAA Tournament in March. But the top four teams in college hoops gathered on Tuesday at the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, and you really couldn't have asked for a..." November 06

  • This Champions Classic gives us the greatest opening night in the history of college basketball

    CBS Sports "The idea behind the Champions Classic was simple: get four of the nation's best and most consistently great college basketball programs, put them under one roof and conduct a doubleheader that will generate early interest in this sport that starts each November but is often overshadowed by..." November 05

  • Ranking the 10 best college basketball freshmen ready to make an impact in 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "We're currently enjoying an exciting era of college basketball. An era in which 18 and 19-year-old freshmen, many of whom are just months removed from attending prom and counting basket weaving as a course credit, can become the face of the sport in a matter of months. Last year, it..." October 23

  • 5-star point guard Devin Askew commits to Kentucky over Arizona, others

    Arizona Desert Swarm "Five-star point guard Devin Askew committed to the Kentucky Wildcats over the Arizona Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, and Memphis Tigers on Thursday on ESPN. The 6-foot-2 Mater Dei product is the No. 2 point guard in the 2021 class and No. 10..." October 18

  • John Calipari: More NBA draft rounds would be all about G-League

    ESPN "BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Kentucky coach John Calipari came out strongly against the idea that the NBA would consider expanding beyond its current draft format of two rounds. Speaking at the SEC Tipoff event on Wednesday, Calipari argued that additional rounds wouldn't be for..." October 16

  • Kentucky coach John Calipari proposes alternative to abolishing NBA one-and-done

    Kentucky Sports "Fresh from a highly successful 10 years as Kentucky coach and newly armed with a so-called lifetime contract, John Calipari did not speak of a steady-as-she-goes plan for the future. Instead, he saw new challenges looming and his UK program needing to be ready to..." September 19

  • Top-five recruit Terrence Clarke commits to Kentucky, will reclassify to 2020

    Sporting News "Consensus five-star guard Terrence Clarke committed to Kentucky on Saturday and will reclassify to the Class of 2020. Clarke picked the Wildcats over Boston College, Duke, Memphis, Texas Tech, UCLA and others. A Boston native, Clarke ranks fourth overall among 2020..." September 14

  • UK lands Cam'Ron Fletcher, 2nd top-50 recruit in 2 weeks

    ESPN "For the second straight weekend, Kentucky has landed a top-50 commitment. This time around, the Wildcats picked up a pledge from four-star small forward Cam'Ron Fletcher. Fletcher arrived in Lexington on Thursday for his official visit, and announced his commitment shortly after..." August 04

  • No. 2 Recruit in 2020 Class Cade Cunningham Reveals Final Five Schools

    SI "Five-star combo guard Cade Cunningham has narrowed his list of schools down to five on Thursday, announcing Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Washington as his final contenders. Cunningham is the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2020, per 247Sports. The 6'6",..." August 02

  • Where Kansas, Kentucky Stand With 5-Star Recruit Daishen Nix

    The Spun "There’s no denying that programs all across the country have interest in Daishen Nix, but the five-star guard is currently keeping his recruitment in the dark. As of right now, only a few teams know where they stand with him. Nix is the No. 1 point guard and No. 15 overall..." August 01

  • Duke, Kentucky and UNC are recruiting Paolo Banchero, but family ties to Washington make his choice tough

    CBS Sports "When the early session was completed on Sunday, the 70-plus players attending USA Basketball's Junior National Team Minicamp were dismissed for the afternoon -- at which point most of them drifted away from the courts here inside the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center,..." July 31

  • Brandon Boston Jr. commits to Kentucky Wildcats

    A Sea of Blue "Brandon Boston Jr., the No. 10 player in the 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, just committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, according to Evan Daniels. He is the first commit in UK’s 2020 class. Boston was on his official visit to Lexington when..." July 27

  • Calipari likes 'positionless team' he sees in summer workouts

    Cats Illustrated "Prepare to hear the term a lot during the 2019-20 season. John Calipari may have the most "positionless" team he has coached during his time at Kentucky. Calipari, who is entering his 11th season as the Wildcats' head coach, took to Twitter Sunday night to..." July 16

  • Kentucky basketball guard Brad Calipari announces transfer to Detroit Mercy

    CBS Sports "Kentucky guard Brad Calipari, the son of Wildcats coach John Calipari, has found a new home. After a weeks' long exploration in the transfer portal, he announced Monday he'll finish out his career in the Horizon League with Detroit Mercy. "It's always been a dream of..." July 02