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  1. Kentucky freshman forward Marcus Lee will return

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Kentucky freshman forward Marcus Lee will return to Lexington for his sophomore season.

  2. Sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein returning to Kentucky

    Apr 14, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Willie Cauley-Stein will return to Kentucky for his junior season, the center announced on Twitter.

  3. John Calipari reveals what ‘the tweak’ actually was

    Apr 14, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

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    John Calipari finally tells the world what the infamous tweak actually was.

  4. POSTERIZED: Kentucky commit Karl Towns throws down on a defender at Nike Hoop Summit practice

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    Kentucky commit Karl Towns has had a good couple of weeks of practices at marquee events and he hammered home another dunk on a defender at Nike Hoop Summit practice.

  5. John Calipari compares NCAA to former Soviet Union in new book

    Apr 10, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Kentucky head coach John Calipari has a new book due to be released April 15, and in his opinion the NCAA is crumbling right before our very eyes.

  6. John Calipari reflects on Kentucky’s season during celebration at Rupp Arena (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    One day after a championship loss, Coach Cal discussed a roller coaster season.

  7. Kentucky coach John Calipari on Lakers rumors: ‘I have the best job in the country’

    Apr 8, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

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    John Calpari comments on rumors he’s leaving Kentucky.

  8. Aaron Harrison’s clutch three-pointer lifts Kentucky past Michigan

    Mar 30, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Freshman shooting guard Aaron Harrison knocked down the game-winning three-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give No. 8 seed Kentucky a thrilling 75-72 win over No. 2 seed Michigan on Sunday in an Elite 8 contest in the Midwest Regional.

  9. Louisville’s run at back-to-back ends at the hands of rival Kentucky

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Louisville will fall short of its goal of three consecutive Final Fours as the No. 4 seed Cardinals fell to No. 8 seed Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Friday night.

  10. 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.

  11. No. 8 seed Kentucky overcomes adversity to topple No. 4 seed Louisville

    Mar 29, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT

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    No. 8 seed Kentucky got past rival and No. 4 seed Louisville on Friday as the Wildcats won, 74-69 in a battle of the last two national champions.

  12. SEC Tournament: UK grinds out win over UGA, Harrison twins peaking

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Andrew and Aaron Harrison are playing their best basketball of the season, and are reasons 1a and 1b for a Wildcat revival.

  13. SEC Tournament: ‘The Tweak’ worked as Kentucky runs over LSU

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    What “The Tweak” was doesn’t matter. The end result is that Kentucky finally bought-in. But will it last?

  14. Dan Patrick: ‘I think John Calipari is not long for Kentucky’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Dan Patrick had an interesting take on John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats this morning on the DP Show. He doesn’t think that Coach Cal will last that much longer at Kentucky. The frustration of dealing with a brand new team each and every season, and the stress that struggling puts on him, is more…

  15. John Calipari finally speaks on Kentucky’s recent issues

    Mar 3, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Controversy has once again found Kentucky head coach John Calipari, as the young Wildcats lost on the road at South Carolina on Saturday and Calipari was ejected in the second half. The loss was deemed “rock bottom” by a few national writers and on Monday, the head coach decided to place the blame on himself…

  16. Kentucky hits rock bottom, loses at South Carolina

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Arkansas shot 41.4% from the floor, committed 20 turnovers and gave up 26 offensive rebounds in Thursday night’s win over No. 17 Kentucky on Thursday night, and would you believe that it took less than 48 hours for the Wildcats to notch a loss worse than that? On Saturday afternoon, Kentucky’s season hit what every…

  17. John Calipari responds to Rick Pitino’s social media comments

    Feb 20, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Frenemies John Calipari and Rick Pitino are at it again. Earlier this week, some comments that Pitino made about the use of social media went viral. The irony of it? Twitter is the reason that his comments made it to every blog and every website, with social media being the catalyst for words being taken…

  18. Questions continue to fog Kentucky

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    What a vast disparity in the two halves of tonight’s Kentucky-Mississippi contest. The Wildcats led by seventeen at the break, but fell apart defensively in the final twenty minutes, allowing Ole Miss to score 1.21 points per possession as Andy Kennedy’s squad cut UK’s lead to single digits. Overall, Kentucky scored 1.12 PPP, but questions…

  19. Aaron Harrison: ‘We all, all of our lives, have just been worrying about ourselves.’

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    All season, Kentucky has appeared a step away from taking a leap to the next step in their ascension as a very young team. The Wildcats have nearly beaten Michigan State, North Carolina and Florida despite subpar efforts for long periods of time or bad games from key players. But if the young and talented…

  20. John Calipari: Kentucky is the ‘most overanalyzed team’ in sports history

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Kentucky head coach John Calipari is calculating when it comes to what he says in the media. There’s a reason behind every statement he makes. Attend a couple Coach Cal press conferences, and you’ll begin to notice the talking points always end up being the same. Sometimes he’s trying to motivate his players, sometimes he’s…

  21. Interior play pushes No. 14 Kentucky past Vanderbilt

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Given how young No. 14 Kentucky is, with just one upperclassman (Jarrod Polson) part of the playing rotation, there were bound to be growing pains during non-conference play. And there are still some lessons to be learned by this group as the move deeper into SEC play with an eye towards the NCAA tournament. Saturday’s…

  22. No. 18 Kentucky’s young backcourt shows signs of progress in win over No. 6 Louisville

    Dec 28, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

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    With their best player sidelined due to serious cramping issues, No. 18 Kentucky trailed No. 6 Louisville 52-51 with 11:01 remaining. And given how young John Calipari’s team is, and their lack of a signature victory to date, that moment represented a major point in the Wildcats’ season. And Kentucky’s young backcourt rose to the…

  23. New Year’s Resolutions: Kentucky Wildcats

    Dec 27, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions?¬†Click here to find out. WHAT…

  24. Coach Cal: ‘Don’t expect things to change overnight’

    Dec 17, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    I wrote two columns off of Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina, so I don’t think there is really anything else for me to say on the subject. Others had plenty to say, however, and one of the most common responses I got from the good folks of twitter on the subject had to do with…

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