Category Archives: U of L basketball

Big Blue Links: Kentucky’s lineups don’t matter

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Ten takeaways from Kentucky-Louisville, by Mark Story of the Herald-Leader. Included is a defense of UK point guard Andrew Harrison. Basketball team posts a 3.1 grade point average, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. It’s the … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Kentucky-Louisville roundup edition

Big Blue Links for Sunday: John Calipari has beaten Rick Pitino seven of eight times, says my column. Back when Rick Pitino was at Kentucky, you could not imagine that Rick Pitino would lose seven of eight games to another … Continue reading

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Comparing the stats: Kentucky-Louisville

LOUISVILLE — Here’s a look at the numbers before UK played Louisville on Saturday and how they compare to the actual game numbers. Related link: Kentucky shakes off scrappy Louisville 

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Big Blue Links: Kentucky-Louisville preview edition

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Kentucky eager for the challenge that Louisville presents, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. It’s the No. 1 Cats vs. the No. 4 Cards. Cats-Cards poised to give us something special, says my column. Kentucky’s … Continue reading

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BBL: Drawing closer to Saturday’s showdown

Big Blue Links for Christmas Eve: Joel Justus is John Calipari’s next big thing, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. Justus is UK basketball’s director of analytics. He’s a former high school coach from Davidson, N.C. Rick Pitino was under … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino on Cats: “I’m impressed how humble they are”

LOUISVILLE — My scouting mission took me to the Yum Center on Tuesday night to write about Louisville and the fourth-ranked Cards’ 80-55 win over Reggie Theus and Cal State-Northridge in advance of Saturday’s showdown with top-ranked Kentucky. “They’re just … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links after Kentucky blows out Bruins

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Kentucky rolled to an 83-44 win over UCLA, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. “UCLA came into the CBS Sports Classic ranked No. 17 nationally in scoring (80.8 ppg). The Bruins did not reach double … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino: Louisville not on Kentucky’s level — yet

After Louisville whipped Indiana 94-74 Tuesday night at MSG in the Jimmy V Classic, Rick Pitino said he doesn’t think his Cards are the same level as Kentucky. Not yet, anyway. “I think Kentucky and Duke are at the highest … Continue reading

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Louisville shows why it will be hard to handle

Three things from Louisville’s 94-74 win over Indiana at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night: 1. Louisville’s go-go guards got it up the floor and scored. Terry Rozier poured in a career-high 26 points. Chris Jones added 24. Rozier had … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino on Kentucky one-and-done and platoons

ESPN’s Andy Katz talked to Louisville coach Rick Pitino about Kentucky’s one-and-done culture and John Calipari’s plan to use a platoon system.

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