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Kentucky still fighting through slow starts nearly two-thirds through the regular season

Texas A&M is the only SEC team with a win over John Calipari in Rupp Arena, and the Aggies visit Lexington on Tuesday. (File photo by Jon Hale)   Somehow stammering in the first five minutes of games lately hasn’t cost Kentucky a game—not directly, anyway—and even though the No. 14 Wildcats long since identified that slow starts are one of their biggest problems, they haven’t quite...

After blowing second-half lead, Wildcats
hold on for overtime win at Texas A&M

Staff report   UK scored eight of its 10 points in overtime at the free throw line to hold on for a 72-68 win versus Texas A&M.   The Wildcats never trailed in the game, and Texas A&M’s first tie of the second half did not come until Elston Turner hit a jumper with 1.4 seconds left to send the game into overtime.   UK freshman forward Nerlens Noel hit a jumper to open...

After blowing second-half lead, Wildcats hold on for overtime win at Texas A&M

Staff report   UK scored eight of its 10 points in overtime at the free throw line to hold on for a 72-68 win versus Texas A&M.   The Wildcats never trailed in the game, and Texas A&M’s first tie of the second half did not come until Elston Turner hit a jumper with 1.4 seconds left to send the game into overtime.   UK freshman forward Nerlens Noel hit a jumper to open...

Goodwin, teammates eager to get second chance at Turner, build on win at Ole Miss

UK players have had 20 days to think about the 40 points that Texas A&M guard Elston Turner scored against them at Rupp Arena in an upset win.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] They’re ready for a second chance.   “We definitely owe them something,” said freshman forward Nerlens Noel. “We’re definitely a different team than when we played them last.”   “A...

UK collapses late in back-and-forth game as Elston Turner’s scores 40 to spark upset

Even Elston Turner did not see his 40-point performance coming Saturday at Rupp Arena.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “I can’t remember, can’t recall (playing like that),” the Texas A&M guard said after leading his team to an 83-71 win versus UK. “Maybe some time in high school, but this is by far the best performance I’ve ever had.”   Turner...

UK collapses late in back-and-forth game as Elston Turner's scores 40 to spark upset

Even Elston Turner did not see his 40-point performance coming Saturday at Rupp Arena.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “I can’t remember, can’t recall (playing like that),” the Texas A&M guard said after leading his team to an 83-71 win versus UK. “Maybe some time in high school, but this is by far the best performance I’ve ever had.”   Turner...