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Jon Hood says it is not that hard to have fun at UK, and if not “go somewhere else”

By LARRY VAUGHT This is the perfect time of year to look back through my notes from the last basketball season and find nuggets of information that I didn’t manage to get into stories during the season. Senior Jon Hood was asked what fans don’t know about playing at UK. Here’s the answer he gave: …

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UK coach John Calipari says Cats play aggressive, get emotion and bow neck when behind

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — So much for Kentucky’s bad seeding and difficult road to the Final Four. Kentucky beat Kansas State, No. 1 seed Wichita State, No. 4 seed Louisville and No. 2 seed Michigan to reach its third Final Four in four years. “I knew when I saw what was out there we …

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Kentucky coach John Calipari: “It’s their team. It’s not my team”

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — John Calipari “had to accept” the process of putting a freshman dominated team together just like his players did — and that took him time just like it did them. But now UK is headed to a third Final Four in four years under Calipari with a chance to win …

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Kentucky freshman Julius Randle’s mom missed end of game, but he’s bringing Cats to his hometown for Final Four

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — The end of Sunday’s dramatic win over Michigan was a bit bittersweet for Julius Randle. The Kentucky freshman obviously was glad his team beat Michigan 75-72 to earn a Final Four berth in Dallas, but while many teammates were celebrating with parents and family members, Randle couldn’t hug his mom. …

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Kentucky Wildcats TV: Jon Hood, Dakari Johnson after the win over Michigan

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Kentucky coach John Calipari predicted Marcus Lee would be star and Lee did just that

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Lee waited his turn and turned on. The Kentucky freshman forward took advantage of his opportunity Sunday with 10 points and eight rebounds to lead help Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan in the Midwest Region finals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Lee, seldom used during the …

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Photos from Kentucky’s win over Michigan

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“Coach” Jon Hood has special Louisville memories just like John Calipari, teammates do of him

INDIANAPOLIS — During his five years at Kentucky, Jon Hood has made his share of UK-Louisville memories. However, one still stands out to him from his first game as a freshman in John Calipari’s first season at UK. “As far as rivalry goes, everybody talks about the elbow that DeMarcus (Cousins) threw at Jared Swopshire …

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