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Three more things from Kentucky’s rout of West Virginia

CLEVELAND — In addition¬†to my column, here’s three more things from Kentucky’s 78-39 win over West Virginia. 1. If you go by the amazing numbers, this was Kentucky’s third-best defensive performance of the entire season, which has been a ridiculous … Continue reading

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John Calipari: “We did a lot of good stuff”

CLEVELAND — Transcript of Kentucky press conference after the 78-39 domination of West Virginia at Quicken Loans Arena. MODERATOR: We’re joined now by Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari as well as student-athletes Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Trey Lyles and Devin … Continue reading

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Bob Huggins: “They were what I thought they were”

CLEVELAND — Transcript from West Virginia press conference after 78-39 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional semifinal. MODERATOR: West Virginia has arrived at the main interview room. We’re joined now by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins; … Continue reading

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Liveblog: Kentucky-West Virginia in NCAA Tournament

Live Blog Liveblog: Kentucky-West Virginia in NCAA Tournament  

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Random notes: Dean Smith wills players $200

CLEVELAND — A few random notes as we wait for Thursday night’s Kentucky-West Virginia matchp in a Midwest Regional semifinal: – In case you haven’t heard, late North Carolina legend Dean Smith left $200 to ever player who lettered for … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Lots of talk about UK-WVU

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Willie Cauley-Stein warns the Mountaineers, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. ‘”It’s just like cornering an animal,’ he said Wednesday. ‘You’re hunting. The dogs corner an animal. The animal is not just going to die. It’s … Continue reading

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UK locker room videos from Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Here we have six player videos from the Kentucky locker room during interview sessions at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday. When told of the comments from West Virginia players saying they were very confident, that UK didn’t play … Continue reading

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Kentucky transcript from Midwest Regional

CLEVELAND — Transcript from Kentucky’s press conference Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament game between the Cats and West Virginia on Thursday. MODERATOR: We’ll be joined by student-athletes from Kentucky, and they have now arrived. Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, … Continue reading

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West Virginia transcript from Midwest Regional

CLEVELAND — Here’s the transcript of the West Virginia press conference Wednesday as WVU prepares to play unbeaten Kentucky on Thursday night in the NCAA’s Midwest Regional. MODERATOR: Coach Bob Huggins joining us in the interview room. Q. I know … Continue reading

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Records for the NCAA Sweet 16 coaches

Wednesday morning I wrote on the coaches with teams in the Sweet 16 and how this year experience apparently matters. Seven of the 16 coaches are at least 60 years old. Fourteen of the 16 are at least 50. Nine … Continue reading

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