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Emerging 7-footer Dakari Johnson will be vital to Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament run

Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson will be integral if the Wildcats were to advance in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by James Pennington)   Dakari Johnson has emerged as one of Kentucky’s most emotional players, and he knows his teammates feed off the positive energy with which he beams when he makes a tough shot through contact or high-fives a teammate during a dead ball. Only recently, though,...

Emerging 7-footer Dakari Johnson will be vital to Kentucky's NCAA Tournament run

Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson will be integral if the Wildcats were to advance in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by James Pennington)   Dakari Johnson has emerged as one of Kentucky’s most emotional players, and he knows his teammates feed off the positive energy with which he beams when he makes a tough shot through contact or high-fives a teammate during a dead ball. Only recently, though,...

Considering Kansas State: Can Kentucky advance to the round of 32 in a brawl?

Kentucky’s offense thrived in the SEC tournament when it played free, driving into the lane and dishing out to either an open shooter or another driver to re-iniate the process until one thing or another gave. The Wildcats ran into trouble Sunday when Florida locked down the lane so much so that John Calipari went more toward half-court sets since drives weren’t opening up. The Wildcats...

John Calipari and Mitch Barnhart both question selection committee’s decisions

John Calipari seemed incredulous and short Sunday after learning Kentucky’s NCAA tournament seed. (Photo by James Pennington)   ATLANTA — Kentucky coach John Calipari was short. Mitch Barnhart, his athletics director, was measured. Both seemed incredulous that the Wildcats, less than an hour after James Young slipped and Kentucky didn’t get off a final shot in a 61-60 loss to No....

John Calipari and Mitch Barnhart both question selection committee's decisions

John Calipari seemed incredulous and short Sunday after learning Kentucky’s NCAA tournament seed. (Photo by James Pennington)   ATLANTA — Kentucky coach John Calipari was short. Mitch Barnhart, his athletics director, was measured. Both seemed incredulous that the Wildcats, less than an hour after James Young slipped and Kentucky didn’t get off a final shot in a 61-60 loss to No....