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Future Wildcats Highlight McDonald’s All-American Game

The Big Blue Lowdown's UKHomer offers his thoughts on Kentucky's incoming class after watching the McDonald's All American game. UK Homer says top recruit Andrew Wiggins will be a Wildcat so he includes him in the analysis.

Print this out as its always reference material a year later.

Andrew Wiggins: He is a Human Pogostick!  But he is not the top player in the class IMO. He has the most overall athleticism and a body built for the pros but I dont know if he can shoot it from deep like...

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The Case for Kentucky

The BBL’s note to the tournament committee before BCS conference tournaments start this week.

Regardless of what happens in the SEC Tournament in Nashville, the Kentucky Wildcats should be in the dance. Period.

Pundits around the nation, many with a history of doubting or outright bashing Coach Calipari for his supposedly shady past, have been at times gleeful to speculate on Kentucky’s tournament future, with many believing the Cats will miss the tourney.

Extolling the virtues of...

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UK Gears Up for Huge Tilt vs Top 10 Florida

Tuesday, February 12, known as Super Tuesday on the worldwide leader, is the biggest day of the 2012-2013 season for Kentucky basketball.

After a trying out-of-conference slate and an up and down early SEC schedule, Coach Calipari looks to have righted the ship and gotten this young and inexperienced group to buy what he's selling. The Cats enter the week back in the top 25 for the first time since early December. After five consecutive conference wins, this is the first time they have...

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Kentucky Fun Fact for the Week

UK enters this week (the AP Week 15 poll) ranked 25 with a 17-6 record.

The 2010-11 team was 17-7 and ranked 22nd overall in the AP's Week 15 poll. And we know how that year ended.

In other words, Kentucky is back in a pretty good spot and the game vs. Florida couldn't be bigger, given the way the first half of this season went.

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Cats Roll over Lafayette in Home Opener

The Kentucky Wildcats rolled to a 101-49 win in their home opener against overmatched on the strength of seven three pointers by Kyle Wilther and a career high 22 points for Alex Poythress in their home opener.  UK rebounded from a tough loss to Duke on Tuesday night and used a 39-2 run to put the game away. 

Julius Mays added 10 assists as the Wildcats played their second straight game without point guard Ryan Harrow.

The Cats shot nearly 65 % from the field and, in a statistical oddity,...

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Young Kentucky Squad Claws Way to Win Over Maryland

The headline on ESPN says Kentucky escaped Maryland tonight, but it looked more like the Wildcats fought and clawed to find a way to win a game many thought they could lose-and it appeared they might be on their way after 15 point second half lead evaporated.  I saw Nerlens Noel diving on the floor for loose balls, Kyle Wiltjer hitting  big three pointer to stop a 15-0 Maryland run, and I saw Nicholasville, KY native Jarrod Polson – yes, JARROD DAMN POLSON – a 6’ 2” guard who had scored seven...

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Jason King Talks With ‘Polarizing’ Coach Cal

ESPN's Jason King is out with a great piece on "polarizing" Coach Cal.  You either love him or hate him, according to King.  I think Big Blue Nation has made their judgement...and to hell with everyone else!  You can view the piece here.

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Kentucky beats Transy 74-28 in final exhibition game

LEXINGTON – After a sluggish first half, the Kentucky offense got rolling with a 20-4 run to open the second half to pull away from Transylvania for a 74-28 win in their final exhibition tune up on Monday night.  Five Wildcats scored in double figures led by Nerlens Noel with 15, Julius Mays with 14, Ryan Harrow and Willie Cauley-Stein with 12 each, and Archie Goodwin with 10.

Kentucky shot just 43 percent in the first half on their way to a 27-18 lead, but after an animated John Calipari...

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Cat Got Your Tongue?

UK Media Relations has put out an entertaining video with this year's basketball players asking them non-basketball related questions.  It's funny and a different perspective.

UK Rewind: Cat Got Your Tongue

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Davis Scores 21 in NBA Debut; UK Opens Exhibition Season

The calendar has flipped another page, and tonight brings every UK fan what they have waited for since April - the dawn of another basketball season.  Yes, I know it's an exhibition game, and I know its against NAIA power Northwood, but still, it's basketball!  After all the talk, following recruits, suffering through another dismal football season, it's time for hoops!

Kentucky will face Northwood tonight at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena.  If you aren't going to the game, it will be shown on Fox...

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John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell are dynamic duo

With both the UK basketball teams - men's and women's -  favored to win the SEC and strong contendors for a Final Four run, Kentucky Sports Radio's Ally Tucker has a great post about what impact John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell are as a 1-2 punch.

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Calipari says this year’s team will require patience

John Calipari says that this year's version of the Cats will require patience.  Oh, by the way, the Wildcats were picked to win the Southeastern Conference title yet again.

Read Coach Cal's comments here.

read more preview on ESPNU All Access Kentucky has a preview of the new episode of All Access-Kenucky that is coming Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Video: Marcus Lee commits to Kentucky

Here's video of Marcus Lee's commitment to Kentucky.

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NBA Scouting Director: Kentucky headed toward best recruiting class in history

The addition of James Young to Kentucky's 2013 recruiting class following last week's commitment by the Harrison Twins means that the Cats now have commitments from three of the top five players in the nation.  They are also expected to add at least one and probably two more players in the top ten, giving UK potentially the best recruiting class in college basketball history.

Don't believe me on that!  Over on his blog, Adam Zagoria talks to a NBA scouting director who says the same thing.

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Kentucky freshman Charles Matthews is transferring, the school announced. Former ESPN 100 prospect. - via @ESPN App…
1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,...
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back.

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