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NCAA Rematch: Kentucky gets a second chance to take down UCLA, Alford in NCAA Sweet 16

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer The competition will only get tougher for Kentucky when the Wildcats resume their chase for a ninth national title this weekend in Memphis. The Wildcats (31-5) won their first two games in the NCAA Tournament by a combined margin of 12 points, defeating Northern Kentucky University (79-70) and escaping with a 65-62 triumph over Wichita State Sunday in...

Calipari says he thought Cats would go 40-0, is excited about prospects for coming season

During a wide-ranging media availability Thursday, UK coach John Calipari said he expected his team to to 40-0 last year (UK Athletics Photo)   Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari met with the media on Thursday for a wide-ranging summer press conference. Calipari discussed his returning team, his newest additions, how the Wildcats may play next season and even declared for...

Wildcat guard Hawkins back in U.S. following successful exchange trip to China

Dominique Hawkins in back in Kentucky after a cultural exchange trip to China (Photo from UK Athletics) Kentucky sophomore guard Dominique Hawkins concluded his trip to the Far East with Sports Reach and has returned to the United States after joining several other collegiate players in the cultural exchange that also included nine exhibition games.   Hawkins averaged 9.3 points, 4.6 rebounds...

High school hoops players selected as finalists for 2014 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball

Two of Kentucky’s brightest young basketball stars will be crowned 2014 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball on March 18 during a ceremony in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Center.   The 2014 candidates for Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball are:   Dominque Hawkins was named the 2013 Kentucky Mr. Basketball. (Photo from KYAllstars.net) Ivy Brown – Larue County MacKenzie Cann –...