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Dominique Hawkins glad to have twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison back at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT No one was happier than Dominique Hawkins when he found out that twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, two players he competes with for playing time, were returning to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons. “With them back, it takes pressure off me,” said Hawkins Thursday during a press conference to discuss his recent …

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Mike DeCourcy one of few to comprehend that Calipari’s Cats succeed academically

By LARRY VAUGHT No writer covers college basketball better than Mike DeCourcy of The Sporing News and both coaches and players respect him, as do other media members. Kentucky fans certainly should have liked the recent column he wrote about UK’s academic success — and how some still refuse to believe it. Here’s part of …

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Devin Booker’s father on UK next year: “This is going to work out fine with the situation they have.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Melvin Booker has never doubted how his son, guard Devin Booker, would fit in at Kentucky after he picked the Wildcats over Missouri — the school where Melvin Booker was Big Eight Player of the Year in 1994. “It is going to be a great fit for him. I was proud of …

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John Calipari has no idea on who might leave early, “surprised” by rumor Rex Chapman started

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari started a national media tour Monday to promote his new book, “Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out,” and admitted he had no idea how many players would leave UK early for the NBA draft and denied reports that he had any interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. …

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Cats say bring on the Gators, but John Calipari has “had enough of Florida”

By LARRY VAUGHT ATLANTA — Kentucky started the season ranked No. 1 in most polls, but it was Florida that ended the year No. 1 and unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play. That’s why the Wildcats wouldn’t deny they were looking forward to a third meeting with the Gators in Sunday’s Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game. …

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Andrew Harrison felt Cats had been “playing a little stressed”

By LARRY VAUGHT ATLANTA — It was not his highest scoring game at Kentucky, but Friday’s win over LSU in the Southeastern Conference Tournament might have been Andrew Harrison’s best game at Kentucky. The freshman point guard took only four shots, but still managed 11 points because he was 7-for-8 at the foul line. He had …

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John Calipari likes “swagger” Cats have and feels they can “make some people mad”

Here’s what Kentucky coach John Calipari had to say after Friday night’s win over LSU that put UK into the SEC Tournament semifinals: Q.  Willie Cauley-Stein has been in and out of the starting lineup, but when he comes off the bench, do you like what he brings in terms of that shot blocking, that …

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Ole Miss coach admits UK’s length impacted game on both ends

By LARRY VAUGHT Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy said UK’s length not only led to a 44-24 advantage in points in the paint for UK, but also contributed to his two best players — Marshall Henderson and Jarvis Summers — going a combined 10-for-31 from the field in UK’s 80-64 win. “Their length was problematic. They …

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