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Can Louisville slow down high energy Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky opponents are scoring 47 points per game and shooting 30 percent from the field. Coach after coach has praised UK’s defense — and certainly Louisville coach Rick Pitino will when he discusses the Cats after his team wins against Tuesday night against Cal State-Northridge to set up the battle of the …

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Who will be the best player on court when UK-Louisville play?

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky and Louisville renew their rivalry Saturday in Louisville in what could be one of the most anticipated games in years between the Cats and Cards. The No. 1 Wildcats are 12-0 and No. 4 Louisville is 10-0. Both have been ranked in the top five since the season started and most …

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Alford believes that Calipari might have “Dream Team” that Bobby Knight wanted

By LARRY VAUGHT UCLA coach Steve Alford played for Bobby Knight at Indiana and said Knight always had his dream team that basically would be able to do what UK can do defensively. “I’ve been around a long time as a player and as a coach, and I played for the best in coach Knight. …

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Calipari insists big story about UK remains way players are sharing

By LARRY VAUGHT CHICAGO — His team held UCLA to seven first-half points and rolled to its 12th straight victory here Saturday in dominating fashion. However, Kentucky coach John Calipari said it was way too early to think about the historical possibilities for his team. “I’m day-to-day. I’m in a grind and I’m staying in …

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UCLA coach says Kentucky lacks a weakness, can go unbeaten

By LARRY VAUGHT CHICAGO — From what UCLA coach Steve Alford could see, Kentucky does not have a weakness. Of course, the Wildcats did jump in front 24-0 here Saturday before beating his team 83-42 in what UK coach John Calipari said was his team’s best overall game of the year. Still, Alford was so impressed …

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24-0 blitz to start the game leads to 83-42 win over UCLA

By LARRY VAUGHT CHICAGO — For all the special things that coach John Calipari and fans think this Kentucky team might do, it’s hard to imagine the Cats doing anything close again to what they did to UCLA here Saturday in the CBSSports Classic. The Wildcats didn’t just beat UCLA 83-42. They embarrassed the Bruins …

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Guest post: Numbers forecast 20-point win over UCLA

By RICHARD CHEEKS Last Saturday, the two blue-blooded programs of college basketball collided again in Rupp Arena. After two early tie scores, the Cats used a 12-2 run to move on top by 10 points with 13:42 remaining in the first half, and the teams played the game to its conclusion to simply determine the …

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Calipari has “become close” with UCLA coach Steve Alford

By LARRY VAUGHT When Kentucky goes against UCLA this afternoon in Chicago, coach John Calipari will be facing another friend, UCLA coach Steve Alford. “I’ve known him for years and years. We’ve become close, but I knew him when he was at Southwest Missouri State,” Calipari said. “I did things for him. “My wife grew …

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