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UK Coach John Calipari doesn’t think the Wildcats series with Indiana will be revived any time soon

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari isn’t interested in reviving the Kentucky-Indiana series any time soon. The Kentucky coach said the series remains on hold because his team’s schedule is “so locked in,” with little room for a home-and-home series possibilities on the Wildcats’ non-conference schedule. Kentucky is committed to the State Farm Champions Classic, the CBS Sports Classic...

Kentucky tops Tar Heels for first signature victory of the season in CBS Sports Classic in Chicago, 80-72

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky got its first signature win of the season Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. The Wildcats defeated a ranked opponent for the first time this year with an 80-72 win over No. 9 North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic. Kentucky (9-2) has won six of the last eight games between the two storied programs and the last three contest have been decided by single...

Kentucky Wildcats seek to boost its NCAA resume against No. 9 North Carolina in Chicago

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky has yet to beat a ranked opponent this season. The Wildcats will get a chance to boost their NCAA Tournament resume against No. 9 North Carolina Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago. In its last outing against a ranked foe, the No. 19 Wildcats (8-2) failed the test. In the worst setback of the John Calipari era, Kentucky dropped a humiliating 118-84...

Calipari confident Cats will fare well against UCLA in CBS Sports Classic

Kentucky coach John Calipari talks with guard Quade Green during a win over Virginia Tech last week. The Wildcats take on UCLA at 4 p.m. Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in New Orleans. (Tammie Brown/Kentucky Today) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today LJohn Calipari isn’t sure what to expect when his team takes on UCLA Saturday, but the Kentucky coach is confident the Wildcats will fare well in New...

Victorious in Vegas: Monk’s record-breaking performance leads Cats past Tar Heels

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer Malik Monk stepped on the big stage and took the spotlight Saturday. The Kentucky freshman guard went on a scoring rampage and tallied 47 points to lead the No. 6 Wildcats to a 103-100 victory over seventh-ranked North Carolina Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas. Malik Monk scored 47 points to lead UK to a 103-100 win over North Carolina Saturday...

Calipari says nothing will come easy for Cats in Top 10 matchup against Tar Heels

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer The stage doesn’t get any bigger in December. Two of the winningest programs in college basketball — Kentucky and North Carolina — will meet Saturday in the third edition of the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas. UK guard Isaiah Briscoe and the Wildcats will take on North Carolina Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas (Tammie Brown Photo)...

UK, North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA to continue playing in CBS Classic for 3 more seasons

The Kentucky men’s basketball team has signed on for three more years of the CBS Sports Classic, through the 2019-20 season.   Quickly established as one of college basketball’s annual preeminent non-conference events, the CBS Sports Classic will continue to feature the Wildcats, North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State. CBS Sports announced it was renewing the round-robin series on Tuesday from New...

Jamal Murray scores 33 but career outing not enough in No. 4 UK’s 74-67 loss to Ohio State

By Keith Taylor KyForward sports writer Jamal Murray did his part to keep fourth-ranked Kentucky from a total collapse, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a loss in the CBS Sports Classic Saturday in Brooklyn. Murray connected on a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, but the rest of the team did little else in a 74-67 loss to unranked Ohio State. Murray did most of his scoring in...

Keith Taylor: Calipari says fourth-ranked Wildcats are still searching for an identity

Kentucky is searching for an identity. So is Ohio State. Both teams will look to move closer toward creating their own distinction when they meet for the first time in nearly five years Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Brooklyn. Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe and the Wildcats are still searching for an identity (Bill Thiry Photo) Although the fourth-ranked Wildcats are off to a 9-1 start, Kentucky...

Tickets for Kentucky-UCLA matchup in CBS Sports Classic in Chicago remain available

An allotment of tickets for Kentucky’s matchup with UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago on Dec. 20 is still available with tickets ranging in price from $80 in the upper level to $145 in the lower bowl.   Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 928-2287 or in person at the Joe Craft Center ticket office. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.   UK is set...