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  1. John Calipari releases the results from the Kentucky NBA draft combine

    Oct 14, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Kentucky held an NBA draft combine for all 30 NBA franchises on Friday, Oct. 11 in Lexington.

  2. 90 NBA scouts and front office personnel attended the Kentucky draft combine

    Oct 10, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    AP

    Kentucky held a draft combine for all 30 NBA teams on Friday afternoon.

  3. Kentucky’s John Calipari hired a director of statistical analytics this summer

    Sep 29, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    John Calipari’s loaded roster has required a new position on the Kentucky staff.

  4. Alex Poythress dunks over 7-foot Dakari Johnson (VIDEO)

    Sep 25, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    A must-watch video from the Kentucky junior forward.

  5. Five thoughts on Kentucky after their third straight win in the Bahamas

    Aug 12, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Tyler Ulis, Karl Towns, too much depth and why Alex Poythress’ play was so important.

  6. Kentucky begins its Bahamas tour with a win

    Aug 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    AP

    Kentucky knocked off the Puerto Rico B team on Sunday.

  7. Can Alex Poythress improve on the perimeter for Kentucky?

    Aug 9, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Alex Poythress has been playing more on the perimeter this offseason.

  8. Alex Poythress is returning to Kentucky for his junior year

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Kentucky got some good news on Wednesday afternoon.

  9. Aaron Harrison hit the critical shot, but don’t ignore Alex Poythress’ contributions

    Apr 6, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

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    Alex Poythress continued his run of solid play in the NCAA tournament with an eight-point, seven-rebound outing in No. 8 Kentucky’s win over No. 2 Wisconsin.

  10. Alex Poythress posterizes Sam Dekker, gets kiss from John Calipari (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Click here to view Alex Poythress’ dunk. Stay to watch Jarrod Polson’s reaction.

  11. Kentucky’s got the talent, but here’s why they will not win a title this year

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Back in December, when Kentucky got dropped by North Carolina on their visit to Chapel Hill, I wrote this column and this sidebar taking stock of Kentucky’s status and potential this season. I think it’s worth revisiting now. If you don’t feel like reading through 1,000 words of two month-old writing, here’s a summary of…

  12. Alex Poythress continues his hot streak as No. 14 Kentucky outlasts Texas A&M

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:21 AM EDT

    Texas A&M v Kentucky

    It wasn’t always pretty and it wasn’t always exciting, but No. 14 Kentucky did the job they were supposed to do against Texas A&M on a snowy Tuesday night, dispatching the Aggies, 68-51. Billy Kennedy entered the night with a game-plan: to play the game at a snail’s pace, trying to keep the score in…

  13. Kentucky is a flawed team, but does that mean they can’t contend?

    Dec 14, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    Kentucky v North Carolina

    We are now 11 games into the college basketball season, but No. 11 Kentucky still appears to be a long way away from being a team capable of winning a national title. The Wildcats are sitting at 8-3 after Saturday’s 82-77 loss to No. 18 North Carolina, with one final chance against Louisville to try…

  14. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Players

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    NIT Season Tip-Off

    Preseason prognostication is, more or less, a guessing game. The picks that the so-called experts — myself included — make are educated and generally well-researched, but they’re still guess. And oftentimes, those guesses end up wrong.  Through a month of the season, who did we swing-and-miss on the most?: TEN MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYERS Luke Hancock,…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Baylor beats Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara proves they are legit

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:36 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Baylor 67, Kentucky 62 It didn’t have the atmosphere of a game that was one of the season’s biggest to date since it was played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, but Baylor announced themselves to the country as a top team. They did it with Kenny Chery, a Junior College transfer in…

  16. Champions Classic Preview: Hyped freshmen, four top five teams, best event ever?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Tuesday is an indisputably great day for college hoop heads around the country, as we not only get 30 straight hours of hoops, but the marathon session of basketball is capped off with the Champions Classic, the single best in-season event ever. That’s right. I said it. I’ll even take it a step further: I…

  17. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  18. Willie Cauley-Stein to miss 10-14 days with right hand injury

    Sep 29, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

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    It was announced on Saturday night that Willie Cauley-Stein, a projected starter for Kentucky in the frontcourt, will miss up to two weeks of practice time due to an injury sustained to his right hand. Considering the time of Cauley-Stein’s injury and if the 10-14 days of absence are accurate, he certainly should not miss…

  19. Alex Poythress will not enter NBA Draft, will return to Kentucky

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Freshman forward Alex Poythress will not enter the NBA draft and will instead return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, the school announced in a release Tuesday evening. Poythress, a 6-7, 239-pound native of Tennessee, averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this season for a Kentucky team that missed the NCAA tournament and…

  20. Calipari denies knowing about the free throw switch

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Last Saturday, Kentucky fell to Louisville on the road 80-77. Following the Wildcats loss, it was discovered that Kentucky got a little creative at the free throw line. Towards the end of the first half, Nerlens Noel got fouled by Russ Smith, trailing 35-27. However, Noel, a 52 percent free throw shooter on the year…