Category Archive: UK Basketball

Robic says no question teams are “trying to be physical” with Karl-Anthony Towns

On how Karl-Anthony Towns’ play and opponents getting physical with him … UK assistant coach John Robic: “They’re definitely trying to be physical with him, there’s no question. He’s finding that out. I thought in the first half last night he played very very well, even though he had a turnover, I think, on the …

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John Robic not sure players even know how historical UK’s 20-0 start really is this season

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s 20-0 start is third best in school history and the best since 1966 going into Saturday night’s game with Alabama. But assistant coach John Robic isn’t sure the players even understand the significance of that accomplishment. “Give the players a ton of credit. They are finiding a way to win games,” …

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Kentucky’s depth and talent a big problem for Alabama

By LARRY VAUGHT When Kentucky went to Alabama to play Jan. 17, it was supposed to be a stiff Southeastern Conference road test for UK. Instead, No. 1 Kentucky grabbed control early and breezed to a 70-48 victory. Now the teams play again Saturday night in Rupp Arena. Kentucky (20-0) is coming off a win …

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All 10 Games of Third Annual Big 12/SEC Challenge to be on January 30, 2016

All 10 games of next season’s men’s college basketball Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise every game of the third annual event matching all 10 of the Big 12 members against 10 teams from the Southeastern Conference. Each conference …

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Calipari knows every team is going to continue to play physical against Kentucky

Here is part of what Kentucky coach John Calipari said after Thursday’s win at Missouri knowing UK has games with Alabama Saturday and Georgia Tuesday: Is this a dangerous/difficult stretch of three games in six days? “We’re trying to get out of here. I told the guys, ‘Get back on that bus. Let’s go.’ They …

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Dakari Johnson says Cats knew Missouri would “get physical”

Here is what Kentucky sophomore center Dakari Johnson had to say after Thursday’s win at Missouri improved Kentucky’s record to 20-0: On what the conversation was like at halftime … “(Coach Cal) just said keep on playing defense, keep on competing. They were going to play their hardest, so just try to compete.” On Karl-Anthony …

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Kentucky-Missouri postgame notes and numbers

No. 1/1 Kentucky at Missouri Mizzou Arena –­­ Jan. 29, 2015 Attendance: 13,034 FINAL SCORE: No. 1/1 Kentucky 69, South Carolina 53 Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky is 20-0, 7-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is 7-13, 1-6 in the SEC UK leads the all-time series with Missouri 8-0, including a 2-0 mark in …

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Kentucky “took care of business” at Missouri

By LARRY VAUGHT Andrew Harrison had his best game of the Southeastern Conference season in what Kentucky Radio Network analyst Mike Pratt called “splendid play” to help No. 1 Kentucky beat host Missouri 69-53 and go to 20-0. According to ESPN, the last seven teams to start a season failed to reach the Final Four. …

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