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Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr glad to be part of ‘winning culture’ at Kentucky in final season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Olivier Sarr couldn’t turn down an opportunity to play for Kentucky and waiting for a waiver was worth the wait for the former Wake Forest standout. “They told me to stay positive at all times, and I did it,” Sarr said. “But, honestly, sometimes it was tough. But it paid (off). Now it’s good. Now it’s official and I’m part of the team and I’m just really...

Keith Taylor: Wildcats have history with Houston, defeated Cougars during early 80s glory days

Houston had it going on in the early 1980s and was a consistent national title contender. During a three-year span from 1982-84, the Cougars made three appearances in the Final Four and were national runner-up twice. Following a loss to Georgetown in the 1984 national championship game, the Cougars went into hiding and “Phi Slama Jama” became a thing of the past. Houston rarely lost during those...