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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...

Rivalry renewed: Kentucky, Indiana set to meet Saturday in second round of NCAA Tournament

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer DES MOINES — Tyler Ulis doesn’t know much about the Kentucky-Indiana series but remembers the last time the two border rivals met during the regular-season. The Hoosiers sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Indiana a 73-72 triumph over the Wildcats at Assembly Hall four years ago. Kentucky was ranked No. 1 at the time and the aftermath of fans...

NCAA Tournament: Kentucky focused on Stony Brook instead of Indiana, North Carolina

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Forward senior sports writer As John Calipari predicted, Kentucky’s path back to the Final Four won’t be easy. A potential second-round matchup against Indiana and a regional semifinal contest against North Carolina awaits the Wildcats. “We got the toughest path,” Calipari said. “ … I told (Indiana coach) Tom (Crean) three weeks ago that we would be playing...

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...