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Five observations from UK’s win over Albany

Five observations from Kentucky’s 78-65 win over Albany on Friday night:

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Videos: Kentucky previews Blue-White scrimmage

UK held a press conference Monday to preview Tuesday night’s Blue-White scrimmage at Rupp Arena. John Calipari, Alex Poythress and Derek Willis met with the media.

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Viewer discretion advised: Derek Willis’ injured finger

This might not be for the faint of heart, but Derek Willis showed me his injured finger during Kentucky’s Basketball Media Day on Thursday at the Joe Craft Center. The junior dislocated his finger in practice and received three stitches. … Continue reading

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Notes from the John Calipari Media Day presser

In addition to the tweets, here are my notes from the John Calipari portion of UK Basketball Media Day which took place Thursday morning:

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Is this Derek Willis’ big opportunity?

For all those in the worldwide Big Blue Nation yearning to see favorite son Derek Willis out on the basketball floor, could this be his big chance? For the second straight game, Trey Lyles will be out of the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: No Trey Lyles, no Marcus Thornton

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Kentucky entertains Georgia at Rupp Arena, 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPNU. Kentucky is expected to be without Trey Lyles, which promotes a next-man-up mentality, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Could this be a golden … Continue reading

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Derek Willis and two more things from UK-Vandy preview

Three things from the Kentucky basketball media opportunity on Monday, previewing Tuesday’s 9 p.m. game against visiting Vanderbilt. 1. A lot of Monday’s talk was by and about Derek Willis, the 6-foot-9 sophomore forward. Since Alex Poythress was lost for … Continue reading

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With Alex Poythress lost for the season, who steps up?

Three quick things on the news that Alex Poythress is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Thursday’s practice. 1. It’s a tough, tough break for the junior from Clarksville, Tenn., who was averaging 5.5 points and 3.8 … Continue reading

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Kentucky player post-Columbia videos

Post-Columbia videos of Trey Lyles, Derrick Willis and Aaron Harrison talking to media.

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BBL: Rex Chapman enters treatment facility

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Rex Chapman has entered a substance-abuse treatment facility in Louisville, reports Rick Bozich of WDRB. Kentucky basketball’s 2014-15 talent, experience fit Cats’ traditional national championship formula, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Derek Willis thinks Cats … Continue reading

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