Category Archives: UK basketball

Three more things from Kentucky’s bashing of UCLA

CHICAGO — Done writing my column off UK-UCLA, but here’s three more things: 1. Kentucky had 25 assists. That’s the most assists the Cats have had in a game since Nov. 23, 2012 against Long Island University-Brooklyn. But here’s the … Continue reading

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Post-game videos from Kentucky-UCLA

CHICAGO — Kentucky decimated UCLA 83-44 in the CBS Sports Classic in the United Center and we have video of the principals discussing the carnage. We have UK coach John Calipari, whose team has now won each of its first … Continue reading

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Liveblog: Kentucky-UCLA basketball

Welcome to the Kentucky.com liveblog for Saturday’s game between No. 1-ranked Kentucky and UCLA. Here are the basics: Tipoff: 3:30 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago TV: CBS with Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Greg Anthony (color) and Allie LaForce (sideline) … Continue reading

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BBL: Kentucky and UCLA differing dynasties

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Kentucky meets UCLA in Chicago today, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. “If you’re looking to contrast basketball dynasties, how Kentucky and UCLA are flying to Chicago for Saturday’s game is one place to start. … Continue reading

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A UCLA beat writer breaks down the UK game

With Kentucky and UCLA playing Saturday at the United Center, I contacted Zach Helfand, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Times, and asked him a few questions about the team from Westwood. Here are his responses. 1) What do … Continue reading

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BBL: Counting down to UK-UCLA on Saturday

Big Blue Links for Friday: John Calipari says UCLA’s lack of depth could actually work to the Bruins’ advantage, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Calipari said his three best teams played six or seven players. Those teams were his … Continue reading

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Tyler Ulis is looking forward to Harold’s Chicken

Our very own Jerry Tipton wrote on Tyler Ulis’ on Thursday and how the Chicago guard will be going back to his hometown on Saturday when Kentucky plays UCLA at the United Center as part of the CBS Sports Classic. … Continue reading

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John Calipari is right about his team’s defensive rebounding

When you’re kicking you know what and taking names, winning your first 11 games by double digits, and it’s not even Christmas, you as a coach do your best to nitpick. Thursday, at the UK basketball media opportunity to discuss … Continue reading

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BBL: Shannon Dawson, Tyler Ulis and more

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Kentucky and UCLA after Adolph Rupp and John Wooden

Kentucky and UCLA bring lots of basketball tradition to the floor when the two teams meet Saturday at the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago. The two powers have taken slightly different paths since their legendary coaching icons retired in the … Continue reading

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