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  1. Harrison twins awaiting feedback from NBA before deciding to return or declare

    Apr 20, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    AP

    The Harrison twins are halfway through deciding on returning to Lexington or declaring for the NBA draft.

  2. Five-star guard Charles Matthews commits to Kentucky

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

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    Kentucky added their first commitment in the Class of 2015 on Wednesday morning, as five-star shooting guard Charles Matthews announced that he will be a Wildcat. “When I graduate from St. Rita, I will be a student-athlete at Kentucky,” Matthews said in a press conference on Wednesday morning. “I had a good gut feeling since…

  3. Pregame Shootaround: Florida at Kentucky headlines big day of action

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    Florida v Auburn

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky (9 p.m., ESPN) CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down both of our day’s top games yesterday: Here’s Kentucky’s chance to prove themselves. Here’s their chance to say that they are more than just a talented group of wimps. Florida is as good of a defensive…

  4. Bill Clinton calls John Calipari to talk basketball

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    Before Kentucky and head coach John Calipari took the floor at the Barclays Center on Sunday to defeat Providence, Coach Cal got some phone time in with the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Clinton is a noted college basketball fan and has been seen everywhere from watching his home state Arkansas Razorbacks…

  5. Freshman guard James Young an early standout for Kentucky

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    James Young

    It’s not often that the case can be made for a McDonald’s All-American being an overlooked player during the preseason. Only 24 high school players receive that honor in the spring of their senior season, and for the most part they all receive a great amount of attention due to the fact that they’re expected…

  6. 2014 point guard Tyler Ulis verbally commits to attend Kentucky

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Another top point guard in the 2014 class is off the board, as Marian Catholic (Ill.) product Tyler Ulis announced Friday evening that he will be attending the University of Kentucky. The 5-8 Ulis picked the Wildcats over Michigan State and Iowa, leaving the two Big Ten programs to seek other options at the position.…

  7. Scheduling improvements won’t occur overnight for the SEC

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    SEC Florida Mississippi Basketball

    Last season was not a particularly good one for the Southeastern Conference on the basketball court. The conference went through one of its worst seasons in recent history, managing to place just three teams in the NCAA tournament field. While the struggles of the league’s premier program (Kentucky) didn’t help matters, the true culprit for…

  8. Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow package deal?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    This past weekend at the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, the latest potential package deal — one that could punish defenses on the wing in the 2014-2015 season — was born. Mater Dei High (Calif.) wing Stanley Johnson and St. John’s School (Texas) small forward Justise Winslow told SNY.tv that they have discussed that…

  9. John Calipari to wear red this season in honor of R.J. Corman

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    Red is not the ideal color to wear when you’re the leader of Big Blue Nation. Though, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is willing to put the rivalry with Louisville aside for at least a game or so in honor of the late Richard J. Corman. Corman was the owner of the R.J. Corman Railroad…

  10. Kentucky vs. Kentucky?

    Jul 1, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    Criticize John Calipari all you want, but there aren’t many coaches in the college game that open themselves up to their fan base quite like Cal. Whether it’s through his Twitter account — over 1.2 million followers and 7,000+ tweets — his website (coachcal.com), or the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience — a three day…

  11. 2013 SEC Tournament Preview

    Mar 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Scottie Wilbekin

    It hasn’t always been easy to watch the SEC this season. Florida has been the conference’s best team, but after that we see little differentiation and a whole bunch of bad losses by teams in the middle of the conference. So what does that mean for the SEC tournament in Nashville? It could mean a…

  12. John Calipari would lose out on up to $700K in bonuses if Kentucky misses NCAA tournament

    Mar 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    We sometimes forget that sitting on the bubble for the NCAA tournament can eventually have real monetary implications. In the case of Kentucky coach John Calipari, that could mean close to a quarter of a million dollars. According to Forbes, Calipari would be set to make an additional $700,000 if the Wildcats won the national…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Kansas survives, UNLV gets important win in MWC

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    Game of the Day: No. 9 Kansas 68, No. 14 Oklahoma State 67 It was not one of the double-overtime games we’ve seen this season, but Naadir Tharpe’s late heroics made for an exciting ending. His runner in the lane put KU ahead by one and Oklahoma State could not convert on its final possession,…

  14. Willie Cauley-Stein key as Kentucky outlasts Vanderbilt, was a team dodgeball game to thank?

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    The torn ACL of star freshman Nerlens Noel made Kentucky a team destined for the NIT in the minds of many. That may still be the case, but Wednesday night in a close 74-70 win over Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena, they found an interior presence late that helped them to a win. Willie Cauley-Stein had…

  15. No. 25 Kentucky loses by 30 to Tennessee in first game without Nerlens Noel

    Feb 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Kentucky Tennessee

    There was no glossing over the fact that Kentucky was going to have difficulties adjusting to the lack of star freshman Nerlens Noel in the middle of its defense. That being said, Saturday was ugly for the Wildcats, even with expectations being as they were. Kentucky led for a total of 23 seconds against Tennesse…

  16. VIDEO: Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel injures knee vs. Florida

    Feb 12, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    The nation’s leading shot blocker, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, left Tuesday’s 69-52 loss to No. 7 Florida with what appeared to be a knee injury and had to be carried to the locker room by teammates and team personnel. With 8:03 to play in the second half and his team trailing by 12 points, 57-45,…

  17. Nerlens Noel’s double-double helps Kentucky outlast Texas A&M in overtime

    Feb 2, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Blowing a nine-point halftime lead, letting a team creep back and force overtime, turning the ball over 18 times. It likely wasn’t exactly what Kentucky coach John Calipari wanted from his team Saturday against Texas A&M, but the Wildcats fought to stay in control and closed the door in the extra period, winning, 72-68, at…

  18. North Carolina commit Nate Britt recruiting Andrew Wiggins

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The nation’s top high school player, Andrew Wiggins and Huntington Prep (W.Va.) left the 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic with a 55-47 win over New Hampton Prep (N.H.) and Indiana-bound Noah Vonleh on Sunday evening. Following the game, Wiggins spoke only briefly before exiting Blake Arena. Huntington Prep coach Ron Fulford told reporters…

  19. CBT Podcast: Freshman are leading the way in 2012-2013

    Jan 16, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Episode 6 of the College Basketball Podcast is here. Host Troy Machir is joined by recruiting expert Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports’ Eye on College Basketball to discuss the top freshman in the college game today. Each week Jeff puts together his Freshman of the Year“rankings, and we spend 30 minutes discussing what each player…

  20. Kyle Wiltjer helps Kentucky outlast Tennessee to get bounce-back win

    Jan 15, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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    There were some warranted questions in Lexington after Elston Turner came into Rupp Arena and dropped 40 points on Kentucky in an 83-71 Texas A&M win Saturday. Needing a bounce-back win it was the Kentucky backcourt, but not freshman Archie Goodwin, who gave the Wildcats a push late. Transfer Julius Mays hit back-to-back three-pointers in…

  21. Tyus Jones, 2014 point guard, on Kentucky visit this weekend

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    Tyus Jones

    At this point, John Calipari is just rubbing it all of our faces. Kentucky isn’t even finished with it’s 2013 recruiting class, with the nation’s top player Andrew Wiggins, as well top 10 forward Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon still considering Lexington as a possible destination. But now Big Blue Nation is working on the…

  22. Kevin Stallings unhappy with reviewable plays after Kentucky loss

    Jan 11, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Kevin Stallings

    Thursday night saw another instance of what appears to be a blown call late in a close game. This happened with under 20 seconds in a one-possession game between Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Kentucky freshman, Nerlens Noel collected a loose ball and floated a shot in the middle of the lane. With Noel’s hand still on…

  23. 2013 center Dakari Johnson commits to Kentucky, adds to greatest recruiting class ever?

    Jan 5, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

    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…

  24. 5-star recruit Dakari Johnson to choose between Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse on Saturday

    Jan 5, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    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…

  25. Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein won’t keep Dakari Johnson from Kentucky

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Noel Stein UK

    Montverde Academy (Fla.) 2013 center, Dakari Johnson is one of the best remaining seniors out there entering the New Year. The nation’s top center is following in the footsteps of last year’s highly-touted big man, Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel. Towards the end of December, days before Christmas, Johnson – like Noel had done the previous year…