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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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Patrick Patterson loves Calipari, Harrison Twins

Patrick Patterson is a big fan of the Harrison Twins and John Calipari.  This is some great video!

Patrick Patterson on Kentucky landing the Harrison Twins

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likes the Harrison Twins

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tweeted his approval of the Harrison Twin's signing with UK!

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Harrison Twins pick Kentucky

John Calipari continued the magic carpet ride that is his recruiting by gaining commitments from perhaps the best package deal in the history of college basketball yesterday.  Andrew and Aaron Harrison - dubbed the Harrison Twins - announced their decision to play basketball for the Wildcats yesterday afternoon on ESPNU much to the delight of BBN who was collectively sitting on the edge of their seats.

The choice came down to Maryland and UK, and Andrew Harrison said the reason came down to...

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Calipari wants the Harrison Twins

Recruiting is never far from the minds of UK fans, but that interest is at a peak today as Andrew and Aaron Harrison - otherwise known as the Harrison Twins - will make their decision of where to play basketball next season.  The announcement is at 5 p.m. on ESPNU, and has created a buzz.

John Calipari is in the mix with seven of the top 11 players in the class of 2013, and has a very good chance to land the best class in the history of college basketball.  It starts with the Harrison...

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October means one thing in the Bluegrass-Basketball!

October is a normally associated with college football, but in the Bluegrass State we all know that October means another season of Kentucky Basketball is right around the corner.  Midnight Madness is 10 days away, and with the Wildcats coming off their eighth national championship and sure to be ranked in the top five again this season, excitement has never been higher around the program.

John Calipari is entering his fourth season as head coach, and after an NCAA Championship and another...

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Calipari Looks to Sign Another Top Recruiting Class

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The University of Kentucky Wildcats won the eighth men’s basketball championship in school history last night in New Orleans with a 67-59 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.  The game was a heavyweight match up featuring the top two programs in terms of wins in NCAA history, but the game was an obvious mismatch early as the Wildcats built a lead of as much as 16 points in both halves.  Kansas made a late run to cut the lead to five with 1:37 to play but the Wildcats played great defense over...

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UK’s Season Comes to Historical, Emotional Climax

With the Kentucky Wildcats on the cusp of claiming their eighth national championship tonight, I find myself with mixed emotions.  On one hand, I am excited, thrilled, elated, and any other adjective one can find to describe the joy that this team has brought me this season and how happy I am about the win over Louisville on Saturday. 

But there is also nervous anticipation-the kind that comes from knowing without a doubt that the Wildcats are the best team in the nation – that they deserve...

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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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