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John Calipari says David Blatt was better choice than him to coach Cavs

By LARRY VAUGHT While he was on Sirius XM NBA Radio, Kentucky coach John Calipari told Malik Rose and Frank Isola that David Blatt was a “better choice” than him to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I coached against him. I’m not sitting here just saying it. I coached against him in FIBA basketball. I watched …

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John Calipari on Cats: “They have figured out how to share the ball more than any team I’ve had”

What kind of team does John Calipari have after playing six exhibition games in Nassau? “It’s an August team that’s in good condition. You saw when we had to execute, we weren’t able to. When we had to get ball movement, we don’t have enough in,” said Calipari in his postgame press conference after Sunday’s …

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John Calipari’ message after loss: “There’s no birthright to be on that court”

By LARRY VAUGHT After his team lost to the Dominican Republic Sunday — UK’s first loss in six games on its Bahamas tour — John Calipari was asked whether losing was good for his team. Remember that Rick Pitino’s 1996 national championship team went on a 1995 summer tour to Italy, played five games in …

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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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Video: Cal and the Cats accept the ALS Ice Water Challenge

UK coach John Calipari and the men’s basketball team accept former player Eric Bledsoe’s ALS Ice Water Challenge. Video courtesy Kentucky Wildcats TV.

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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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