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Kentucky Basketball: 4 Lessons Learned About Wildcats This Offseason

Kentucky Basketball: 4 Lessons Learned About Wildcats This Offseason

You know things are weird in Lexington, Ky., when everyone is talking about football . But the recent (and extraordinary) success that the Cats have on the recruiting trail doesn't mean that basketball isn't getting any attention, either...

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Meet the Wildcats' 2013 Class

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Meet the Wildcats' 2013 Class

John Calipari and the University of Kentucky still might be waiting on the decision of standout prospect Andrew Wiggins, but the best recruiting class of 2013 (and perhaps in school history) is locked in to arrive on campus this fall...

UK Basketball: Will Andrew Wiggins' Decision Make or Break UK's 2014 Season?

UK Basketball: Will Andrew Wiggins' Decision Make or Break UK's 2014 Season?

Last week I went over Kentucky's chances of landing top 2014 recruiting prospect Andrew Wiggins. Today, however, the question is whether or not Wiggins choosing to go to school in Lexington this fall will make or break Kentucky's 2014 season...

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing Chances of Landing Andrew Wiggins

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing Chances of Landing Andrew Wiggins

With the May 15 deadline to sign a letter of intent coming up in a little over a month, it looks like the wait to see where Andrew Wiggins will end up playing college basketball will stretch out for a few more agonizing weeks...

UK Basketball: How Kentucky's Collapse Will Hurt NBA Stock of Star Wildcats

UK Basketball: How Kentucky's Collapse Will Hurt NBA Stock of Star Wildcats

As the Big Blue Nation mourns a month of March without being in the NCAA Tournament, the casualties of their exclusion go a bit beyond pride and a chance (however unlikely it would have been) to defend their national title...

Kentucky Basketball: Predictions for Each of the Wildcats' Remaining Games

Kentucky Basketball: Predictions for Each of the Wildcats' Remaining Games

After losing Nerlens Noel to a season-ending injury and suffering their worst defeat under head coach John Calipari , to say that the Kentucky Wildcats are "reeling" would be a bit of an understatement...

Kentucky Basketball: Which Freshman Starter Most Needs Another Year in School?

Kentucky Basketball: Which Freshman Starter Most Needs Another Year in School?

Despite its recent improvement over the last few games, there's no doubt that this University of Kentucky basketball team has struggled more than any other during John Calipari 's time as head coach...

4 Games That Will Make or Break Wildcats' Season

4 Games That Will Make or Break Wildcats' Season

While you can listen to all the coach-speak you want about every game being important, there are always dates circled on the calendar (by fans, players, and coaches alike) that stand out as being more vital to the season than others...

Kentucky vs. Auburn: Wildcats Pull Away in Second Half, Crush Tigers 75-53

Kentucky vs. Auburn: Wildcats Pull Away in Second Half, Crush Tigers 75-53

It may have been against an inferior opponent, but the Kentucky Wildcats actually looked like the team that we heard about all during the offseason while they routed the Auburn Tigers 75-53...

Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Wildcats Hang on Against Volunteers for 75-65 Win

Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Wildcats Hang on Against Volunteers for 75-65 Win

As has been the habit lately, the University of Kentucky Wildcats got out to a decent lead in the second half against their opponent only to let the Tennessee Volunteers come back and almost take the game from them...

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Potholes in Wildcats' Bid for the SEC Title

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Potholes in Wildcats' Bid for the SEC Title

If the Wildcats hope to turn things around this season, they will not be able to fall on the usual early season mantra of "wait til March" that is used for early season growing pains...

Kentucky Basketball: The 5 Biggest Roadblocks to an SEC Title

Kentucky Basketball: The 5 Biggest Roadblocks to an SEC Title

Even though the University of Kentucky basketball team has shown a marked improvement over the last month, it still enters conference play this week unranked and with many questions unanswered...

Kentucky Basketball: Why Willie Cauley-Stein Will Be X-Factor in SEC Title Hunt

Kentucky Basketball: Why Willie Cauley-Stein Will Be X-Factor in SEC Title Hunt

Kentucky's loss to arch rival Louisville may have been a setback for in-state bragging rights, but it also showed that this team has improved greatly over the last month...

Kentucky Basketball: UK Needs a Go-to Scorer—Who Should It Be?

Kentucky Basketball: UK Needs a Go-to Scorer—Who Should It Be?

Imagine that you are University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari . You're coaching a game on the road in the SEC and you're down by one possession with the ball...

Kentucky vs. Louisville: Despite Furious Rally, Wildcats Fall Short 80-77

Kentucky vs. Louisville: Despite Furious Rally, Wildcats Fall Short 80-77

When Russ Smith stole the ball and scored at the 14:46 mark in the second half, the Cardinals went up 51-34 and looked like they were about to run Kentucky out of the building...

Why Kentucky vs. Louisville Is the Best Rivalry in NCAA Basketball

Why Kentucky vs. Louisville Is the Best Rivalry in NCAA Basketball

Anyone that has been around NCAA athletics very long knows that the state of Kentucky is absolutely crazy about the basketball. The game is as ingrained in the state's fabric as bluegrass, bourbon and horse racing...