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  1. No. 1 Kentucky rolls through Grand Canyon with 85-45 win

    Nov 14, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

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    The nation’s top-ranked team went to 1-0 on the season.

  2. Kentucky has thrown down 77 dunks so far (VIDEOS)

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    AP

    A compilation of Kentucky’s dunks from the Big Blue Bahamas Tour and two exhibition games.

  3. College Basketball Talk’s Top 100 Players: Nos. 80-61 #CBTTop100

    Nov 11, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Bobby Portis

    Here are the next 20 players in our Top 100 rankings. Check Twitter on Wednesday for 20 more.

  4. Top 25 Countdown: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats

    Nov 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    As good as the Wildcats are, there are certainly some red flags here.

  5. 2014-15 Season Preview: Jahlil Okafor, Frank Kaminsky lead a strong crop of big men

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (AP Photo)

    The list of big men dominating college basketball this season is solid.

  6. Kentucky center Dakari Johnson has lost 20 pounds

    Oct 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

    Dakari Johnson

    A more mobile Dakari Johnson could be a scary thought.

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

    Oct 14, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

    AP

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

  8. 90 NBA scouts and front office personnel attended the Kentucky draft combine

    Oct 10, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    AP

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

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

    Sep 29, 2014, 5:15 PM EST

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

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

    Sep 25, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

    AP

    A must-watch video from the Kentucky junior forward.

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

    Apr 23, 2014, 4:22 PM EST

    Dakari Johnson

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

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

    Mar 29, 2014, 2:49 AM EST

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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.

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

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:48 PM EST

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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…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    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…

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

    Oct 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 29, 2013, 2:05 PM EST

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    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…

  17. 2013 center Dakari Johnson commits to Kentucky, adds to greatest recruiting class ever?

    Jan 5, 2013, 9:58 PM EST

    Dakari Johnson

    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…

  18. 5-star recruit Dakari Johnson to choose between Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse on Saturday

    Jan 5, 2013, 2:06 PM EST

    Dakari Johnson

    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…

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

    Jun 30, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

    Dakari Johnson

    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…