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NBADraftBlog.com’s Ed Isaacson on Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Andrew Harrison, Tyler Ulis

By LARRY VAUGHT Veteran NBA draft analyst Ed Isaacson of NBADraftBlog.com took time to offer his insights about some Kentucky basketball players: Question: Has coming back to UK improved Cauley-Stein’s status with NBA personnel? What improvements/changes have you see in his game? Isaacson: I don’t know if it really has been as significant as some …

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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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Video: Kentucky vs Vanderbilt win 65-57

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Photo Gallery: Kentucky survives Vanderbilt 65-57

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John Calipari surprisingly happy after close win over Vanderbilt

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Listening to John Calipari after Tuesday’s game against Vanderbilt, it would be easy to assume that No. 1 Kentucky rolled to a third straight lopsided victory. He praised player after player for doing this or that right during the game. He criticized very little about his team. Yet the Wildcats …

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Kevin Stallings on UK: “Their margin for error is quite substantial”

By LARRY VAUGHT Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings thought his team did a lot well, but not enough to hold off Kentucky as No. 1 UK held on for a 65-57 win here Tuesday night. “What makes them the best team in the country is they can have guys have off nights, they can have a poor …

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Game situations dictate how John Calipari will juggle lineup

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky had great success at Alabama Saturday when it played guards Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Andrew Harrison with centers Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson. Calipari said game situations would dictate if he played that group more. “Somebody different has stepped up and done something great. That’s the great thing about having …

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Alabama had trouble “finding quality shots” against Kentucky

By JOHN ZENOR, Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 1 Kentucky earned a break with another Southeastern Conference blowout marked by relentless defense, rebounding and a couple of sharp-shooting freshmen. The reward: A day off from coach John Calipari. Freshman Devin Booker scored 13 points and remained solid from the perimeter and the Wildcats …

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