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Kentucky found ways to counter South Carolina’s “rough play”

By JOE HAFLEY COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kentucky managed just six field goals in the second half of Saturday’s win at South Carolina, but freshman point guard Tyler Ulis had a simple explanation for what happened. “They were playing rough ball, you know fouling a lot, so we were just trying to get into the offense. …

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Kentucky returns to where last year’s “great story” started

By LARRY VAUGHT Just a few minutes after Kentucky lost 72-67 at South Carolina last season, then freshman guard Aaron Harrison seemed a bit overly optimistic when he said UK could still have a special season. “It’s frustrating to lose. But we know what we can do. It is going to be a great story,” …

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Kentucky Wildcats TV: Andrew Harrison and Tyler Ulis Pre-South Carolina

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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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Derek Willis knows he has to regain edge, show he wants to play more

By LARRY VAUGHT Sophomore Derek Willis was 0-for-2 from the field with two turnovers and one assist at Alabama. However, he said Monday he was glad to get the chance to play five minutes but was nervous. “I was a little tense out there. I haven’t really gotten a lot of experience in the games …

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Kevin Stallings on UK: “There is just nothing that they are not doing well”

By LARRY VAUGHT Veteran Southeastern Conference coach Kevin Stallings of Vanderbilt knows what his team will be facing at No. 1 Kentucky Tuesday night. “Their defense is perhaps as good as I have ever seen,” said Stallings Monday on the SEC coaches teleconference. “I think if you allow your mojo to be defined by one …

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Devin Booker: “It’s just like I’m shooting into the ocean now”

By LARRY VAUGHT Maybe John Calipari just doesn’t know exactly how to describe the shooting performance that Kentucky freshman guard Devin Booker is putting on. “He’s pretty good. Pretty good. Plus, he’s building his confidence,” said Calipari after Booker led UK with 13 points (3-for-6 from 3-point range) in Saturday’s 70-48 win at Alabama. Pretty good? …

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