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Guest post: Fans and players enjoyed unique experiences in Bahamas

Vaught’s note: Jennifer Palumbo is a WKYT-TV news anchor and avid UK sports fan. Enjoy her perspective on what she saw when she was in the Bahamas with her husband, Joe, for part of UK’s exhibition tour. By JENNIFER PALUMBO When I heard the Kentucky Wildcats were playing in the Bahamas in August, I told …

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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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Extra things on Bahamas trip all part of what UK is allowed to provide players

By LARRY VAUGHT Reader Russ Hayes has enjoyed Kentucky’s play in the Bahamas but he has a worry. “I know UK is very careful about NCAA stuff.  Maybe you’ve already covered this, but what has been the setup to allow the players to do all the extra things, like going out on the boat, cookouts, …

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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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Anthony Davis on his performance in Team USA win

  Anthony Davis scored 20 points, had eight rebounds and blocked five shots Saturday night in Chicago for Team USA in a win over Brazil. Here’s part of what the former UK star had to say after the game: How did you feel tonight being back in Chicago? I felt great. First time I played on …

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