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Pitino maintains innocence in interview with ESPN analyst Bilas, says board action was hasty

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today A defiant Rick Pitino spoke candidly with ESPN’s Jay Bilas in a taped interviewed aired late Wednesday night. It was the first public comment for the Hall of Fame coach since being fired Monday as the University of Louisville basketball coach after a 16-year tenure that included winning the 2013 national championship. Louisville has been named as part of the FBI’s...

Wildcats run out of gas in final game of Big Blue Bahamas tour, drop 63-62 decision

Freshman Tyler Ulis scored 12 points to lead Kentucky in its loss to the Dominican Republic National team on Sunday (Photo from UK Athletics)   Staff report   Kentucky completed the Big Blue Bahamas tour Sunday on a bit of a down note, dropping a 63-62 decision to the Dominican Republic National team in Nassua.   BOXSCORE GAME SIX   The Wildcats won five of six games on the eight-day...