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Kentucky marks milestone as Immanuel Quickley’s late heroics help Wildcats sink Crimson Tide

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky reached a milestone and remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference Saturday. The No. 14 Wildcats scored six unanswered points in the final 1:12 and held on for a 76-67 triumph over Alabama. The hosts led by 15 in the second half and overcame the Tide’s late surge down the stretch to get the win, which was the team’s 1.000th regular-season victory...

Veteran forward Nick Richards performing at a ‘very high level’ for surging Wildcats as ‘Tide’ rolls in

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Nick Richards has been making a difference for Kentucky during the past three weeks and made an impact in the Wildcats’ win at Georgia earlier this week. It was the play of Richards in the second half that helped No. 14 Kentucky overcome a 31-27 halftime deficit as the Wildcats went on to defeat the Bulldogs 78-69 in the first true road game of the season. Bulldogs...

SEC Tournament: Wildcats roll Tide to advance to semifinals, 73-75, avenging an earlier two-point loss

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today NASHVILLE — Kentucky got even with Alabama.   The Wildcats (27-5) avenged a 77-75 loss to the Crimson Tide earlier this season and welcomed the return of senior Reid Travis to the lineup with a 73-55 win in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Friday night at Bridgestone Arena. “It was a good win,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said....

Late Kentucky rally doesn’t pull it out — Cats lose to Alabama in SEC opener in Tuscaloosa, 77-75

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It took Alabama six years to beat Kentucky. The Crimson Tide did just that Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.   The 13-ranked Wildcats (10-3) had a 10-game winning streak to Alabama snapped following a 77-75 setback as the Crimson Tide extended their winning streak to five games. Kentucky had a modest three-game winning streak come to an end.   “We...

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide await as final test in Kentucky’s historic schedule stretch

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops | Photo by Jon Hale   This has been a treacherous month for Kentucky, yet it has survived to this point without any major injuries* or horrific embarrassments at the hands of top-ranked opponents, and coach Mark Stoops and his staff are on the precipice of emerging from perhaps the most brutal schedule run anywhere in the country with much reason to be proud. [widgets_on_pages...

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide await as final test in Kentucky's historic schedule stretch

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops | Photo by Jon Hale   This has been a treacherous month for Kentucky, yet it has survived to this point without any major injuries* or horrific embarrassments at the hands of top-ranked opponents, and coach Mark Stoops and his staff are on the precipice of emerging from perhaps the most brutal schedule run anywhere in the country with much reason to be proud. [widgets_on_pages...