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Keith Taylor: Marcus Lee closer to a landing spot; Kentucky-Louisville game moved to weekday

Marcus Lee has likely found a new home and will be closer to his family. The former University of Kentucky forward reportedly visited California on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Golden Bears. Lee will have to sit out next year before becoming eligible the following season. Former UK forward is expected to transfer to California (UK Athletics Photo) Lee, a 6-foot-9 power forward, averaged...

Jamie Vaught: A former rival, LSU’s Dale Brown now marvels at Cats’ consistency

A trivia question for you. Can you name a former college basketball coach who has defeated Kentucky more than anyone else in history?   You say Dean Smith.  Wrong. You say Ray Mears. Wrong. You say Bobby Knight. Wrong again.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jamie”] The correct answer is Dale Brown, whose LSU teams defeated the Wildcats 18 times against 33 losses. (Florida’s Billy...

Jamie Vaught: A former rival, LSU's Dale Brown now marvels at Cats' consistency

A trivia question for you. Can you name a former college basketball coach who has defeated Kentucky more than anyone else in history?   You say Dean Smith.  Wrong. You say Ray Mears. Wrong. You say Bobby Knight. Wrong again.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jamie”] The correct answer is Dale Brown, whose LSU teams defeated the Wildcats 18 times against 33 losses. (Florida’s Billy...

Randle is SEC Freshman of the Year; Young and Cauley-Stein earn second-team honors

Kentucky’s Julius Randle was named SEC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday. (Photo by James Pennington)   Kentucky’s Julius Randle was named SEC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, leading a handful of Wildcats honored by the league’s coaches. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Randle was also one of eight players named First-Team All-SEC, the only Wildcat on that list....

Guard play key as Cats look to topple top-10 foe in Florida after returning to AP top 25

In the 10 weeks since the UK men’s basketball team dropped from the top 10 out of the Associated Press top 25 poll, it has seemed at times like the Wildcats are hoping to tread water against a weakened Southeastern Conference while fixing bigger issues.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] For most of the Cats’ absence from the national rankings, questions about whether they would...