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UK Hoop’s sixth straight top 20 recruiting class includes pair from the Bluegrass state

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  Four of the nation’s top-rated recruits in Batouly Camara, Maci Morris, Taylor Murray and Morgan Rich have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Kentucky women’s basketball program and head coach Matthew Mitchell.   The class is …

Boston puts up a fight, but No. 1 Kentucky pulls away late behind Harrison, Booker

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  Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15 and top-ranked Kentucky shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from Boston University for an 89-65 victory Friday night.   Three days after holding No. 5 Kansas to …

Lindsey leaves CoachCal.com to become
assistant director of media relations for UK

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  Eric Lindsey, who has spent the last three years as editor of CoachCal.com, has been named Associate Director of Media Relations and will assume primary media responsibilities for the UK men’s basketball and women’s golf programs, athletics director Mitch …

Early scoring run, big edge on boards the difference as UK women handle Morehead

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  No. 13 Kentucky opened the game on a 14-0 run and went on to defeat Morehead State 91-62 Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.   The Wildcats, coming off an impressive win over No. 8 Baylor on Monday night, improved to …

Top-ranked Kentucky holds Kansas to just 11 baskets in dominating win over Jayhawks

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  Kentucky coach John Calipari made one simple adjustment to his game plan Tuesday night.   He scrapped the zone.   The Wildcats didn’t need it. Instead, a fierce man-to-man defense got No. 5 Kansas out of sync and No. …

Morehead’s Jones OVC Player of the Week; McKee gets Freshman of the Week honors

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  Morehead State senior guard Almesha Jones and freshman forward Eriel McKee have earned Ohio Valley Conference weekly accolades.   Jones was named the league’s official Player of the Week and also earned the conference’s standout player honor from College …

High expectations aside, Thomas More coach Hans knows his Saints have a lot of work to do

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By Terry Boehmker KyForward correspondent     Starting the season ranked among the top teams in the nation has put Thomas More College women’s basketball coach Jeff Hans in a difficult position.

   “Expectations are high, and it’s fun for …

Ashley Scoby: No doubt, O’Neill overcomes adversity to shoot Wildcats past No. 8 Baylor

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  Really, was there ever any doubt?   Jennifer O’Neill had missed her first 10 three-pointers Monday night against No. 8/9 Baylor in front of 22,075 at Rupp Arena. So when she popped open on the wing with 1:17 remaining …

UK’s Lyles named SEC Freshman of Week; Four Cats earn spots on Wooden watch list

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  Freshman Trey Lyles was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week and four Wildcats were tabbed to the Wooden Award watch list, it was announced Monday.   Lyles was the lone Wildcat to score in double figures in …

Billy Reed: Academic fraud scandal at North Carolina still doesn’t mean everyone is guilty

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My relationship with North Carolina goes back to Dec. 13, 1966, when I covered the Tar Heels’ 64-55 victory over Kentucky in Lexington’s Memorial Coliseum. At that time the young Carolina coach Dean Smith wasn’t far removed from the days …

Jamie Vaught: Wildcats’ matchup with No. 5 Jayhawks should provide a useful early test

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  Even though the 2014-15 college basketball campaign has just begun, the classic matchup of Kentucky and Kansas on Tuesday night in Indianapolis promises to be an early useful test for both clubs, which are ranked among the Top 5 …

Ashley Scoby: Buffalo provides Wildcats with what they needed, but not what they expected

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  With 26 seconds remaining in Kentucky’s game against Buffalo on Sunday, Tyler Ulis tossed up a lob that looked like it was going nowhere, until Trey Lyles floated in to throw it down, slapping an exclamation mark on Kentucky’s …

Ashley Scobey: Calipari not satisfied despite Cats’ 40-point victory over Grand Canyon

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  A 40-point victory for Kentucky and John Calipari was being asked afterwards how he felt about dealing with adversity. That’s this year’s Kentucky basketball team for you.   After holding Grand Canyon to 16 first-half points, the Wildcats “let …

Calipari announces that three of nation’s most highly ranked recruits will attend UK in 2015

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  The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added three of the top players from the Class of 2015, as Isaiah Briscoe, Skal Labissiere and Charles Matthews have signed with Kentucky, head coach John Calipari announced Friday.   “All three of …

Transylvania senior guard Coffman named to preseason basketball All-American third team

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Transylvania’s two-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player Nicole Coffman has been named to the D3hoops.com preseason All-America team.   The senior guard from Liberty, Ky., earned third-team honors and is the lone representative from the HCAC.   Coffman …