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UK basketball players visit fifth-grade students at Cassidy Elementary

Photos by Victoria Graff, and property of Schurz Communications, Inc., and vaughtsviews.com. All rights reserved; images may not be reprinted in print or online without permission of the owners. Reprinted images must be attributed to vaughtsviews.com and linked to the original site. Kentucky basketball players Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress and Dominique Hawkins met …

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Photos from UK Men’s Basketball Photo Day 2014

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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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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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Tyler Ulis shows he can make game-winning play in 77-72 victory

By LARRY VAUGHT As he watched his team getting really tested for the first time in the Bahamas, Kentucky coach John Calipari said on the SEC Network that he was anxious to see who would make a big play with the game on the line. He knew veterans like guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison could …

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Dakari Johnson on rebounding, team play, Towns, physical play

Kentucky sophomore center Dakari Johnson had 10 points and 12 rebounds in Friday’s win over the Dominican Republic and shared these thoughts in the postgame press conference: On if he felt like he had to set a rebounding tone in the first half: “Uh yeah, I just tried to come out and just try my …

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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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