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Keith Taylor: A ‘great year’ comes to an end for Kentucky in loss to Indiana in NCAA tourney

DES MOINES — Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray did all they could to keep Kentucky’s season from folding but it wasn’t enough to fend off Indiana. The backcourt duo combined for 43 points but the Wildcats got little production from the rest of the roster in a 73-67 loss to the Hoosiers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. Kentucky’s Alex Poythress...

NCAA Tournament: Kentucky, Indiana share mutual respect going into high stakes showdown

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer DES MOINES — The Kentucky-Indiana rivalry isn’t deep, but is full of history. Although the today’s generation of Wildcats know very little about the past history between the two teams, freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe knows enough about the Hoosiers to respect the team’s tradition. Kentucky’s Alex Poythress goes up for a shot in...

Keith Taylor: Kentucky overcomes slow start with big second half to sink Seawolves in NCAA opener

DES MOINES — Kentucky wasn’t at its best, but at this time of year, it’s all about surviving and advancing. The Wildcats (27-8) used a big second half to dispose of Stony Brook 85-57 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Kentucky will take on Indiana at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. The Hoosiers (26-7) earned a spot in the second round with...

Keith Taylor: Kentucky moves past seeding snub, sets sights on making a run in NCAA Tourney

Kentucky hasn’t reached its peak, but appears to be getting closer to the pinnacle. The Wildcats (26-8) defeated Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M in a three-day span last weekend to claim their second straight Southeastern Conference Tournament title and carries a five-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament. Derek Willis knocks down a 3 during the SEC Tournament finals Sunday in Nashville...