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Calipari doesn’t want Wildcats to revert, overlook Ole Miss in home finale

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Kentucky Wildcats will conclude the home schedule against Ole Miss Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. (Tammie Brown/Kentucky Today) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari doesn’t want his team to get too overconfident going into his team’s home finale against Ole Miss Wednesday night. “(Ole Miss) is good enough to beat us,” Calipari said. “They beat Missouri...

Heartbreak: Kentucky’s late rally comes up short in 37-34 loss to Ole Miss

Kentucky’s C.J. Conrad makes a gain following a catch in a 37-34 loss to Ole Miss Saturday night at Kroger Field. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 6-3 on the season. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It took a comeback for Kentucky to defeat Tennessee last week. The Wildcats couldn’t duplicate the feat again Saturday night. Mississippi quarterback Jordan Ta’amu’s 7-yard...

Stoops, Wildcats expecting a close encounter against struggling Mississippi Saturday

Benny Snell and the Wildcats take on Ole Miss at Kroger Field Saturday to open the November portion of the schedule. Kentucky is seeking its seventh win of the season. (Photo by UK Athletics) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops isn’t expecting an easy encounter against struggling Mississippi on Saturday. “We expect a great game from Ole Miss,” he said. “They have very talented players...

Keith Taylor: Triple-double nice, but win at Ole Miss in SEC opener even better for Briscoe

OXFORD — A triple-double was nice but a win was even better for Isaiah Briscoe. The Kentucky guard scored 19 points, dished out 11 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the eighth-ranked Wildcats to a 99-76 victory over Ole Miss Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Isaiah Briscoe had a triple-double in UK’s win at Ole Miss Thursday night in Oxford (UK Athletics...

Calipari wants Wildcats to be more disciplined, accountable going into SEC opener at Ole Miss

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer Kentucky coach John Calipari is finished with making excuses and wants his team to take responsibility for their actions beginning Thursday night at Ole Miss. “I’ve been a little bit tougher in practice as far as holding them accountable,” the Kentucky coach said Wednesday. “(I’m) making it clearer what we’re looking for and then holding them...

UK softball team eliminated from SEC tourney; baseball team falls to Ole Miss in series opener

The No. 11 Kentucky softball team was eliminated from the Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday afternoon, suffering a 3-0 loss to the No. 13 LSU Tigers at Nusz Park in Starkville, Mississippi. In typical fashion, the game was scoreless through the first four innings, with just three combined hits in the game until the Tigers came to bat in the top of the fifth inning. LSU got two...

UK track and field set for SEC championships; baseball team opens series at Ole Miss

The Kentucky track and field teams will begin the postseason at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships Thursday through Saturday at Alabama’s Sam Bailey Stadium Complex. The Kentucky women’s team enters SECs ranked No. 1 in the USTFCCCA computer rankings. The rankings are set up as a projection of how teams will finish at next month’s NCAA Championships based on performances so far...

Keith Taylor: Ulis scores often but his defense steals the show in UK’s win over Ole Miss

Tyler Ulis has developed a knack for scoring. His defensive skills are starting to get noticed as well. The Kentucky point guard had a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists to lead the 10th-ranked Wildcats (11-2) to an 83-61 win over Ole Miss (10-3) Saturday night. Tyler Ulis scored 20 points and had 10 assists in a win over Ole Miss Saturday night (Bill Thiry Photo) Ulis set the tone for the...

Keith Taylor: Calipari expecting another ‘dogfight’ against Ole Miss in SEC opener

With the exception of an overtime win over Ole Miss, Kentucky had little trouble disposing of Southeastern Conference foes last season, winning 21 league encounters, including 18 games during the regular season. Although the 10th-ranked Wildcats (10-2) have run the table twice in the conference in John Calipari’s tenure, the Kentucky coach doesn’t expect anything to come easy when the Wildcats...

SEC Tournament Roundup, Day Two:
South Carolina rolls into quarterfinals

ATLANTA — No. 13-seeded South Carolina won two of three to close the regular season (and lost the other to No. 1 Florida), and Frank Martin’s Gamecocks carried that mojo into the SEC tournament. South Carolina’s defense stood firm against Arkansas in the final minutes Thursday, despite poor free-throw shooting on the other end, and the Gamecocks advanced to the SEC tournament quarterfinal...

SEC Tournament Roundup, Day Two: South Carolina rolls into quarterfinals

ATLANTA — No. 13-seeded South Carolina won two of three to close the regular season (and lost the other to No. 1 Florida), and Frank Martin’s Gamecocks carried that mojo into the SEC tournament. South Carolina’s defense stood firm against Arkansas in the final minutes Thursday, despite poor free-throw shooting on the other end, and the Gamecocks advanced to the SEC tournament quarterfinal...

Julius Randle named SEC Player of the Week following Saturday game-winner vs. LSU

Kentucky’s Julius Randle was named SEC Player of the Week for his two performances in Wildcats wins against Ole Miss and LSU, the league office announced Monday.   Randle averaged 16.5 points and 14 rebounds over the two games. His big scoring night was Tuesday on the road against Ole Miss. He finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds, shooting 13 of 14 from the free-throw line in the 84-70...

No. 18 Kentucky earns 20th win of 2013-14
in uneven 84-70 road win over Ole Miss

No. 18 Kentucky has suffered from slow starts this season, and Tuesday’s game at Ole Miss was the opposite of that. After the Wildcats missed seven of their first 10 shots, it’s hard to imagine they could have done much better. They hit 10 of their next 11 from the field and scored 16 unanswered, taking a 15-point lead in the first that ballooned as wide as 22 points with 9:10 to play. [widgets_on_pages...

No. 18 Kentucky earns 20th win of 2013-14 in uneven 84-70 road win over Ole Miss

No. 18 Kentucky has suffered from slow starts this season, and Tuesday’s game at Ole Miss was the opposite of that. After the Wildcats missed seven of their first 10 shots, it’s hard to imagine they could have done much better. They hit 10 of their next 11 from the field and scored 16 unanswered, taking a 15-point lead in the first that ballooned as wide as 22 points with 9:10 to play. [widgets_on_pages...

In win, John Calipari finds a way to cool Marshall Henderson, NCAA’s Vlad Guerrero

No. 18 Kentucky found its response Tuesday to Marshall Henderson: It, in its own way, turned his approach around on him. Henderson is not one afraid to throw anything toward the basket, so the Wildcats reciprocated and threw everything back at him. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   It worked, ultimately, because Kentucky won 80-64. Henderson had 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting (including...

In win, John Calipari finds a way to cool Marshall Henderson, NCAA's Vlad Guerrero

No. 18 Kentucky found its response Tuesday to Marshall Henderson: It, in its own way, turned his approach around on him. Henderson is not one afraid to throw anything toward the basket, so the Wildcats reciprocated and threw everything back at him. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   It worked, ultimately, because Kentucky won 80-64. Henderson had 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting (including...

No. 18 Wildcats earn 80-64 win over Ole Miss in Cauley-Stein’s best showing in SEC play

No. 18 Kentucky had its best defensive effort in three games after a subpar week allowing 82.5 points per game last week, and Kentucky’s No. 15 had his best game in more time than that. Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in the Wildcats’ 80-64 win Tuesday night over Ole Miss.   Cauley-Stein has been deep in a slump as of late, and it was at its...

No. 18 Wildcats earn 80-64 win over Ole Miss in Cauley-Stein's best showing in SEC play

No. 18 Kentucky had its best defensive effort in three games after a subpar week allowing 82.5 points per game last week, and Kentucky’s No. 15 had his best game in more time than that. Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in the Wildcats’ 80-64 win Tuesday night over Ole Miss.   Cauley-Stein has been deep in a slump as of late, and it was at its...