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Ashley Scoby: Wildcats ‘remember last year,’ pay back Razorbacks with dominating win

Tyler Ulis and Aaron Harrison applied the defensive pressure in Kentucky’s lopsided win over No. 18 Arkansas, its 29th win without a loss on the season (UK Athletics Photo)   Nine McDonald’s All-Americans are one thing. But nine McDonald’s All-Americans with motivation and a killer instinct is a whole new level, and it’s a level that No. 1 Kentucky reached Saturday in its 84-67 win...

Lyles, Aaron Harrison drive the offense as Wildcats extend streak to 28 wins in a row

Trey Lyles scored 13 points in the first half, one short of his career high, and Kentucky used a big second half run to subdue Mississippi State on the road Wednesday (UK Athletics Photo)   Staff report   Less than five minutes into the second half Wednesday night, visiting Kentucky found itself locked in a tight four-point contest with Mississippi State.   A jumper by Roquez Johnson...

Ashley Scoby: Leave it to Cal to try to inject some humor into Wildcats' run at perfection

After what some fans considered a “mysterious” absence, freshman Trey Lyles was spotted back on the floor at LSU (UK Athletics Photo / Derick E. Hingle – USA TODAY Sports   Where is Trey?   That’s the question that took over Twitter in the state of Kentucky Monday night after head coach John Calipari sent out a cryptic tweet that read “I thought Trey got on plane but...

Ashley Scoby: Leave it to Cal to try to inject some humor into Wildcats’ run at perfection

After what some fans considered a “mysterious” absence, freshman Trey Lyles was spotted back on the floor at LSU (UK Athletics Photo / Derick E. Hingle – USA TODAY Sports   Where is Trey?   That’s the question that took over Twitter in the state of Kentucky Monday night after head coach John Calipari sent out a cryptic tweet that read “I thought Trey got on plane but...

Sports Notes: Let's play a game called 'Will They Stay or Will They Go' with the Wildcats

Could guard Aaron Harrison be one of the Wildcats who will leave this summer for the NBA? (Jamie Vaught Photo)   As Kentucky’s quest for a historic basketball season continues, three questions emerge anytime two or more Wildcat fans gather.   Will John Calipari’s team go undefeated? Will Kentucky win its ninth national championship? Which of the McDonald’s All-American and...

Sports Notes: Let’s play a game called ‘Will They Stay or Will They Go’ with the Wildcats

Could guard Aaron Harrison be one of the Wildcats who will leave this summer for the NBA? (Jamie Vaught Photo)   As Kentucky’s quest for a historic basketball season continues, three questions emerge anytime two or more Wildcat fans gather.   Will John Calipari’s team go undefeated? Will Kentucky win its ninth national championship? Which of the McDonald’s All-American and...

Ashley Scoby: Winning games that seem destined to be losses a mark of greatness

Karl-Anthony Towns had nine points and nine rebounds Saturday, but was one of three Wildcats to foul out in the overtime win at Texas A&M (UK Athletics Photo)   BOXSCORE   Fans and pundits alike all say it the same way: Great teams find ways to win, even when things go wrong.   And if we’re judging this year’s Kentucky team (15-0 now after a 70-64 win at Texas A&M in double-overtime...

UK's Lyles named SEC Freshman of Week; Four Cats earn spots on Wooden watch list

Trey Lyles was named Freshman of the Week by the Southeastern Conference after scoring in double figures in both of his games (UK Athletics Photo)   Freshman Trey Lyles was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week and four Wildcats were tabbed to the Wooden Award watch list, it was announced Monday.   Lyles was the lone Wildcat to score in double figures in both victories to...

Jamie Vaught: Lyles says missing time due to injury makes him appreciate basketball more

Freshman Trey Lyles didn’t play during Kentucky’s Bahamas tour back in August because he was recovering from a minor leg surgery.   But when the 6-10 McDonald’s All-American from Indianapolis first saw the Wildcats using the two-platoon system during the six-game trip, he was kind of surprised.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jamie”] “It was amazing,” said...

Four men's signees, one women's signee named 2014 McDonald's All-Americans

Four Kentucky men’s basketball signees and one women’s basketball signee will play in April’s McDonald’s All-American Game, the benchmark game to recognize high-school standouts. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   All four of John Calipari’s signees in the 2014 class will play in the McDonald’s game April 2 in Chicago. Point guard Tyler Ulis, shooting...