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Public enemy No. 1 Christian Laettner and team of villains score win at Rupp

Almost two decades after Christian Laettner stomped on University of Kentucky basketball player Aminu Timberlake, Wildcat fans finally saw him ejected from a game Monday.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Laettner, serving as the coach of a team of “UK Villains,” gave the crowd what it wanted by orchestrating his own ejection in the final minutes of regulation of his team’s...

Former UK basketball players to play team of UK villains in Rupp Arena

University of Kentucky basketball fans will soon have the chance to boo some of their least favorite opponents from years past.   On Oct. 24, former UK standout Jeff Sheppard will host an exhibition game at Rupp Arena between a team of former UK players now in the NBA and a team of NBA players who played college basketball at some of UK’s biggest rivals.   “I’m going to...

UK boasts 17 former players in the NBA with addition of four draftees Thursday

After being selected in the NBA Draft Thursday, UK alumni Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins join 13 other UK alumni in the NBA. You can see the full list of UK alumni and their teams at the end of the 2011 season below. Players are listed by number of years in the league: Nazr Mohammed — Oklahoma City Thunder* Jamaal Magloire — Miami Heat* Tayshaun Prince...