Category Archives: UK basketball

Video: Dakari Johnson’s turnaround at the foul line

After making just 12 of 25 free throws in Kentucky’s first five games, Dakari Johnson made his first seven on Tuesday night against Texas-Arlington. The sophomore finished 12-of-14 from the foul line, both career-highs. What was the difference? At today’s … Continue reading

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BBL: Cats give back for Thanksgiving

Big Blue Links for Friday: Illinois women upset Kentucky 77-71 in the Paradise Jam, reports Herald-Leader. Matthew Mitchell’s team fell behind 17-5 and never recovered, losing for the first time this season. UK plays Oklahoma today. John Calipari’s Cats showed … Continue reading

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BBL: Counting down to UK-U of L football showdown

Big Blue Links for Friday: Kentucky football is looking to dial up pressure on Louisville’s freshman quarterback, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. U of L’s Reggie Bonnafon replaced Will Gardner, out with a knee injury. Devin Booker is getting … Continue reading

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BBL: Kentucky’s train keeps on rolling

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Kentucky nearly gets another 50-point win, beating Texas-Arlington 92-44 at Rupp Arena, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Kentucky’s offense is just starting to catch up to its scary-good defense, says my column. Herald-Leader photo gallery … Continue reading

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Running the numbers on Kentucky-UTA

Running the numbers on Kentucky’s 92-44 win over Texas-Arlington at Rupp: – Kentucky’s 55-12 halftime lead tied for the second-largest margin in school history. The national champion 1996 team led LSU 86-42 at the half on January 16, 1996. UK … Continue reading

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Video: Karl-Anthony Towns after his first double-double

Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns talks to the media after scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds against Texas-Arlington.

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Video: Trey Lyles looking forward to playing tougher teams

After the 92-44 win over Texas-Arlington, UK freshman Trey Lyles says he is having more fun that he thought he would have. He also says the defense is helping the offense. He also said he is looking forward to playing … Continue reading

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Video: Devin Booker after his 19-point night

Kentucky’s Devin Booker says he hasn’t changed anything about his shot after the freshman scored 19 poitns in win over Texas-Arlington. Booker made seven of eight shots, including five of six from three-point range.

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John Calipari: “Why wouldn’t you root for this to happen?”

Transcript of John Calipari’s press conference after win over Texas-Arlington: Q. Talk about the way you feel Andrew (Harrison) played tonight and has basically played all season, basically compare back to this time last year. JOHN CALIPARI: It was funny, … Continue reading

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Scott Cross thinks Kentucky can go undefeated

Transcript of Texas-Arlington coach Scott Cross after loss to UK: Opening statement … “Well, obviously that was a tough one for us. First half I’ll take responsibility for that, we went out and played zone. We watched on tape that … Continue reading

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