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Cats shoot lights out literally in second win of exhibition tour

Freshman guard Tyler Herro scored 22 points and made four 3-pointers to lead the Wildcats to an exhibition win over San Lorenzo Thursday night at Imperial Arena in Atlantis. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s second exhibition game at Imperial Arena in the Big Blue Bahamas Tour will be one to remember. The Wildcats defeated San Lorenzo De Almagro 91-68 Thursday night but...

Jamie Vaught: New bench coach Barbee has been part of Calipari's 'family' for 20 years

Newly named assistant coach Tony Barbee has a long history with UK head coach John Calipari, who recruited him to play at UMass25 years ago (UK Athletics Photo)   Tony Barbee sure has come a long way in going from a Wildcat opponent to becoming an assistant coach at UK.   Nearly 25 years ago when Barbee played at Rupp Arena, he tried to help his 1991-92 UMass teammates and then-coach John...

Jamie Vaught: New bench coach Barbee has been part of Calipari’s ‘family’ for 20 years

Newly named assistant coach Tony Barbee has a long history with UK head coach John Calipari, who recruited him to play at UMass25 years ago (UK Athletics Photo)   Tony Barbee sure has come a long way in going from a Wildcat opponent to becoming an assistant coach at UK.   Nearly 25 years ago when Barbee played at Rupp Arena, he tried to help his 1991-92 UMass teammates and then-coach John...

Former special assistant Barbee will return to role on bench for Calipari, Cats next season

Former UTEP and Auburn head coach Tony Barbee will give up his special assistant position to return to the bench with the Wildcats next season (UK Athletics Photo)   Tony Barbee has been promoted to assistant coach, head men’s basketball coach John Calipari announced Friday.   Barbee, a former head coach at Auburn and UTEP, spent last season as a special assistant. He takes the spot...

Former Calipari player, assistant Barbee newest addition to Wildcats' coaching staff

Former UTEP and Auburn head coach Tony Barbee has joined the Kentucky men’s basketball staff as the special assistant to the head coach, taking on the administrative role previously held by Rod Strickland, John Calipari announced Friday.   Strickland left Kentucky to become an assistant coach at the University of South Florida. Barbee was previously the head coach at UTEP and at Auburn and has...

Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua accepts offer to become South Florida head coach

Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua has accepted an offer to become the head coach at South Florida, the school announced Monday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Antigua has been on John Calipari’s coaching staff since Calipari’s final season at Memphis, and Antigua followed Calipari to Kentucky and has served as an assistant coach in Lexington since 2009. He has a...

SEC Tournament Roundup, Day One: Auburn’s Tony Barbee fired Wednesday

The biggest news from the first day of the SEC tournament came off the court, when Auburn coach Tony Barbee was fired about an hour after the Tigers’ 74-56 loss to South Carolina opened the 2014 SEC tournament in Atlanta. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Barbee, who had just completed his fourth season at Auburn, was 49-75 as the Tigers’ coach and never won more than six...

SEC Tournament Roundup, Day One: Auburn's Tony Barbee fired Wednesday

The biggest news from the first day of the SEC tournament came off the court, when Auburn coach Tony Barbee was fired about an hour after the Tigers’ 74-56 loss to South Carolina opened the 2014 SEC tournament in Atlanta. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Barbee, who had just completed his fourth season at Auburn, was 49-75 as the Tigers’ coach and never won more than six...