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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson to return for sophomore season

    Apr 23, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

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    After playing well in Kentucky’s run to the national title game, Dakari Johnson has decided to return for his sophomore season.

  4. Late Night Snacks: Sunday’s Elite 8 matchups set

    Mar 29, 2014, 2:49 AM EDT

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    The defensive fortitude showed by Alex Poythress helped Kentucky-Louisville crack through for ‘game of the night’, but there are several other sterling — and not so great — performances from the final Sweet 16 games.

  5. No. 11 Kentucky needs leaders to emerge at Missouri

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

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    After winning three straight games, No. 11 Kentucky didn’t put its best foot forward, so to speak, in their 87-82 loss at LSU on Tuesday night. Defensively the effort wasn’t where it needed to be, with LSU shooting nearly 51% from the field and Johnny O’Bryant III torching the Wildcat big men for 29 points…

  6. 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…

  7. 2013-2014 Season Preview: Top 15 Impact Freshmen

    Oct 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    McDonald's All-American Game

    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. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  8. 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…

  9. 2013 center Dakari Johnson commits to Kentucky, adds to greatest recruiting class ever?

    Jan 5, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Following a win against Jabari Parker and Simeon Career Academy (Ill.), the nation’s top center Dakari Johnson (Montverde Academy/New York, N.Y.) announced live on ESPNU that he has committed to the University of Kentucky. Johnson, who reclassified to the Class of 2013 before the season, decided recently to end the recruiting process. The 6-foot-10 center…

  10. 5-star recruit Dakari Johnson to choose between Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse on Saturday

    Jan 5, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Elite 2013 center Dakari Johnson will announce his college decision tonight on ESPN, Dave Telep of ESPN.com is reporting. Johnson reclassified to the Class of 2013 from the Class of 2014 this November, fast-tracking his path to college basketball. The 6-10, 250-pound New York native has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Syracuse, and Georgetown. Syracuse…

  11. Dakari Johnson scores 16, USA Basketball U-17 takes down Czech Republic, 95-57

    Jun 30, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Top 2014 prospect Dakari Johnson posted a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, as the United States U-17 team cruised to a 95-57 victory over the Czech Republic Saturday at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania. “I just tried to come in the game and crash the offensive boards and really…