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Superstitious UK fan has reasons for being known as LoriAlexPoythress on Twitter

all photos contributed by Lori Nichols By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky fan Lori Nichols of Lexington has an unusual Twitter name — @LoriAlexPoythress. However, to her it makes perfect sense. “We have a group of ‘game day’ friends that each person has an embroidered drink koozie — the men generally have just their own name or …

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Calipari: Alex Poythress was “exhausted” when he “pulled himself”

In Sunday’s postgame press conference after Kentucky’s loss to the Dominican Republic, UK coach John Calipari was asked what happened to Alex Poythress in the second half when he had to come out of the game and did not go back in. “He was exhausted. I told him before the game, with the way he …

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Kentucky-Dominican Republic postgame notes and numbers

Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes Dominican Republic 63, Kentucky 62 August 17, 2014 Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Team Records, Notes Kentucky finishes the Bahamas tour with a 5-1 record after suffering its first defeat of the trip today. Including a trip to Canada for an exhibition series in 2010, the Wildcats are now 7-1 in exhibition …

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Cats run out of gas with 59-46 lead as Dominicans rally for 63-62 win

By LARRY VAUGHT Maybe it was the grind of six games in eight days. Maybe it was just being away from Lexington in the sun and fun at the Bahamas. Maybe it was just good play by the Dominican Republic. Whatever the reason, Kentucky found out Sunday that winning cannot be taken for granted when …

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Kenny Payne breaks down “interesting dynamic of big guys”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne said that UK has an ” interesting dynamic of big guys” after watching four games in the Bahamas. “Marcus Lee, who can really move his feet, who’s energetic, who can offensive rebound, who can catch lobs from anywhere,” said Payne during a press conference after Friday’s win …

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Kentucky-Dominican Republic postgame notes and numbers

Kentucky 83, Dominican Republic National Team 71 August 15, 2014 Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Team Records, Notes Kentucky improves to 4-0 on its 2014 exhibition tour in the Bahamas. Including a trip to Canada for an exhibition series in 2010, the Wildcats are now 7-0 in exhibition contests in the John Calipari era. Associated head …

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Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress lead Kentucky win

By LARRY VAUGHT This was going to be the game that an older, more experienced Dominican Republic national team was going to challenge Kentucky. After three easy wins in the Bahamas, the Cats were coming off two days off and it seemed like it might be natural for the team to have a letdown. Instead, …

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Guest post: This time the hype is real about John Calipari’s Kentucky team

By RENE CORNETTE If last year taught us anything, it was not to buy into the early season hype but what’s happening in the Bahamas is not hype. It’s proof. Proof of just how far ahead a John Calipari coached team can be when it returns key role players from a National Championship runner-up team. …

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