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Willie Cauley-Stein, ambivalent about future, opens up on upcoming NBA-or-not decision

Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein can see the pros and cons of both staying another year and entering the NBA Draft. (Photo by James Pennington)   ARLINGTON, Texas — After a Kentucky team’s final game of the season, win or lose—and Kentucky was so close to the ultimate goal, ending a season with a win—the question always has to be asked to whichever star players also double as NBA...

Kentucky finally flinches in title game but will be remembered for classic, clutch journey

Kentucky fell short in Monday’s title game but won’t be remembered for what it didn’t do. (Photo by Chet White of UK Athletics; courtesy of UK Athletics)   ARLINGTON, Texas — What could have been hung over Kentucky’s locker room like a storm cloud. The Wildcats had just lost in the national championship game, and only when Connecticut was up six and dribbling out the clock...

Dominique Hawkins on the verge of history
after winning Sweet 16 and Mr. Basketball

Kentucky’s Dominique Hawkins, former Mr. Basketball and Sweet 16 champion from Richmond’s Madison Central, is one win away from joining an exclusive club of former state champions to win national titles at Kentucky. (Photo by James Pennington)   ARLINGTON, Texas — Dominique Hawkins doesn’t keep a written log of how many points he gives up when John Calipari sticks him in to serve...

Dominique Hawkins on the verge of history after winning Sweet 16 and Mr. Basketball

Kentucky’s Dominique Hawkins, former Mr. Basketball and Sweet 16 champion from Richmond’s Madison Central, is one win away from joining an exclusive club of former state champions to win national titles at Kentucky. (Photo by James Pennington)   ARLINGTON, Texas — Dominique Hawkins doesn’t keep a written log of how many points he gives up when John Calipari sticks him in to serve...

Willie Cauley-Stein says he ‘probably’ won’t play in Monday’s championship game

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein likely won’t play in Monday’s national championship game against Connecticut, he said in a post-game interview after Saturday’s win over Wisconsin. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   He said the first time he’s really tested his ankle since suffering an injury March 28 against Louisville was when he stormed...

Willie Cauley-Stein says he 'probably' won't play in Monday's championship game

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein likely won’t play in Monday’s national championship game against Connecticut, he said in a post-game interview after Saturday’s win over Wisconsin. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   He said the first time he’s really tested his ankle since suffering an injury March 28 against Louisville was when he stormed...

Kentucky advances to championship game with another Harrison three-point winner

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky will play for the national championship Monday.   The Wildcats beat Wisconsin 74-73 at AT&T Stadium, somehow one-upping the Michigan game and, thus, two-upping the Louisville finish. Aaron Harrison hit a three with 6.4 seconds left from the left wing—the same spot he hit against Michigan—to give the Wildcats a one-point lead.   Traevon Jackson missed...

Kentucky-Louisville Rewind: Randle’s cramps forced Andrew Harrison to thrive Dec. 28

ST. LOUIS — As Kentucky begins to prepare for a rematch against Louisville, this one in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 on Friday in Indianapolis, the Cardinals’ lack of size and disadvantage in the paint will be given much bandwidth, many column inches and too many decibels.   That’s not to say it’s an invalid sticking point in a game that demands microanalysis. Kentucky...

Kentucky-Louisville Rewind: Randle's cramps forced Andrew Harrison to thrive Dec. 28

ST. LOUIS — As Kentucky begins to prepare for a rematch against Louisville, this one in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 on Friday in Indianapolis, the Cardinals’ lack of size and disadvantage in the paint will be given much bandwidth, many column inches and too many decibels.   That’s not to say it’s an invalid sticking point in a game that demands microanalysis. Kentucky...