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Defense makes sure that Kentucky stays unbeaten in 58-43 win over South Carolina

By LARRY VAUGHT COLUMBIA, S.C. — Just when it looked like South Carolina might be poised for another stunning upset of Kentucky like it had in 2010 and 2014, UK once again turned to its defense. After the Gamecocks went on a 7-0 spurt to take a 24-23 lead with 4 minutes, 31 seconds left …

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Calipari says Cats definitely miss Alex Poythress in physical games

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky lost junior forward Alex Poythress, it’s most experienced player, to a season-ending knee injury in early December. While the Cats are still unbeaten, Calipari says there is no doubt Poythress is missed. “In a physical game it is devastating he’s not here. In a physical game — and we have had …

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Dominique Hawkins took advantage of his opportunity

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun LEXINGTON — Dominique Hawkins didn’t sleep well Monday night. Following Kentucky’s 70-64 win over Texas A&M last Saturday, the University of Kentucky sophomore guard got the call from Kentucky coach John Calipari to join the team’s starting unit, dubbed as the blue platoon. “My jaw dropped,” Hawkins said. “I had …

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Mitch Barnhart reflects back on successful 2014 UK athletics year

Vaught’s note: Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart reflected back on 2015 for UK fans. Enjoy. By MITCH BARNHART With things slowing down just a bit over the holidays, I’ve had some time for reflection. I’ve thought about where we are and where we’re going. I’ve thought about what we have accomplished and what we are …

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Kentucky basketball win over Louisville 122714

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Alex Poythress probably still 10 days away from surgery

By LARRY VAUGHT Injured Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress has not yet had surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee that he tore in practice last week. “He is doing as well as can be expected,” said Kentucky coach John Calipari Thursday morning. “Guys are all hitting him, talking to him, checking …

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Towns’ emotional, inspirational message to Poythress

By LARRY VAUGHT There are plenty of reasons for Kentucky fans to be pleased with what they have seen from freshman Karl-Anthony Towns. He’s a talented player likely to just be at UK one year, but he’s also a unique individual off the court and mature beyond his years. That’s why it was no surprise …

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Cats know how much they will miss teammate Alex Poythress’ play

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky players wore “Roar for 22” blue T-shirts in pregame warmups to honor injured teammate Alex Poythress. The Kentucky dance team did the same for its halftime routine. Karl-Anthony Towns even put a special message for Poythress on his shoes. Devin Booker, who had 15 points Saturday, said there was no way …

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