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Keith Taylor: No longer overthinking, UK guard Briscoe regaining his shooting touch

Even when he was struggling, Isaiah Briscoe never lost confidence in his shooting. “I don’t think I lost it,” said Briscoe, who scored 14 points in No. 14 Kentucky’s 80-74 win over Mississippi State Tuesday night. “I was just thinking too much. I think on the court, but I don’t overthink. I think the last three or four games, I was just overthinking.” Isaiah Briscoe scored 14 points...

Keith Taylor: Stoops says Cats not pouting after poor outing in loss to Mississippi State

Kentucky’s C.J. Conrad makes a first down in Kentucky’s 42-17 loss to Mississippi State Saturday (Photo by Vicky Graff)   Kentucky won’t spend much time dwelling on its performance at Mississippi State. It was that bad.   During the first half of the season, the Wildcats had lost their only two games by a combined margin of eight points, including a 30-27 decision to Auburn...

John Calipari pre-Mississippi State quotes

On if there is anything special about these games where they play an opponent for the second time in a season: Well, they had a four-point lead on us and it didn’t get away from them until the middle of the second half. It’s a hug game, sell-out and all the other stuff going on. Be a hard game for us. You know, it was like a couple-point game with Florida in the first half. They’re...

No. 14 Wildcats' huge second half good for 85-63 SEC-opening win over Bulldogs

John Calipari has championed James Young all season—he certainly did so aggressively at the beginning of the year, calling him the best shooter in the country on more than one occasion during the preseason and exhibition calendar—but only recently has Young begun to prove just how much he’s worth to the Wildcats. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   He had 26 points, 10 rebounds,...

No. 14 Wildcats’ huge second half good
for 85-63 SEC-opening win over Bulldogs

John Calipari has championed James Young all season—he certainly did so aggressively at the beginning of the year, calling him the best shooter in the country on more than one occasion during the preseason and exhibition calendar—but only recently has Young begun to prove just how much he’s worth to the Wildcats. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   He had 26 points, 10 rebounds,...

Pre-Mississippi State quotes from Calipari and the Harrison twins

Here are the quotes from Tuesday’s news conference with John Calipari, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison. As always, quotes are in italics and paraphrased for clarity. ** JOHN CALIPARI On saying the team has learned it can play without everybody except Willie Cauley-Stein and if that makes him the most irreplaceable player: Well, the one thing we found out—I forgot that we played with Alex...

John Calipari quotes from the SEC teleconference

Seeing as conference play in the SEC begins this week—Kentucky has Mississippi State at home Wednesday and Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday—the weekly SEC men’s basketball teleconference had its first edition of the season Monday. John Calipari was on for about 10 minutes, and here’s what he had to say. Questions are paraphrased and in italics. ** Opening statement: Again, when you...