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Kentucky ‘Knox’ off Mountaineers behind freshman’s monster night in Morgantown

Freshman Kevin Knox scored a career-high 34 points as Kentucky upended West Virginia, 83-76, in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday night. (UK Athletics photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kevin Knox doesn’t mind trash-talking and was more vocal than normal during Kentucky’s first visit to West Virginia in more than four decades. “They were talking trash to us, so I had to go back at them,” Knox...

Kentucky seeks to regain respect against No. 7 West Virginia in SEC-Big 12 Challenge

Kentucky’ s Quade Green listens to Kentucky coach John Calipari during a win over Mississippi State earlier this week. The Wildcats play West Virginia in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge Saturday in Morgantown, W. Va. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Quade Green isn’t taking Kentucky’s first trip to West Virginia in more than four decades lightly. “We gotta win this game,”...

Just another game: UK taking low-key approach into powerhouse showdown with Kansas

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer It’s not hard for Kentucky to ignore the significance of its Top 5 matchup against Kansas. “We’re just looking at it as another game right now,” Kentucky senior guard Dominique Hawkins said Friday. “But we know that it’s going to be crazy in Rupp Arena and everybody’s attention is going to be on it.” Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox and...

Keith Taylor: Kansas a must-win for UK in order to help secure top seed in NCAA tourney

Kentucky and Kansas. It doesn’t get any better in college basketball, especially in January. Traditionally the two powerhouses meet during the preseason or postseason but for the second straight year, the Wildcats and Jayhawks will take on each other in the Big 12-SEC Challenge set for Saturday at Rupp Arena. The contest will be showcased on ESPN’s GameDay and legendary boxing announcer Michael...

UK encounters heavy ‘Phog’ down the stretch in 90-84 overtime loss at No. 4 Kansas

By Keith Taylor KyForward sports writer Kentucky took Kansas to the limit but couldn’t overcome the heavy “Phog” at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The fourth-ranked Jayhawks escaped with a 90-84 victory in overtime Saturday night in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, overcoming a 46-40 halftime deficit and a gritty effort by No. 20 Kentucky. Tyler Ulis scored a career-high 26 points on 11-of-19...

Calipari: UK’s showdown against No. 4 Kansas in SEC-Big 12 Challenge will be ‘just like March’

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer Kentucky John Calipari knows how loud it can get inside Allen Fieldhouse. “It literally moves you, I was there, I coached there,” said Calipari, who noted the historic arena is “much louder” than Rupp Arena. “It’s like you’re at a concert and you’re near a bass.” Kentucky guard Jamal Murray and the Wildcats take on No. 4...