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UK Hoops advances to SEC Tourney finals with 68-58 win over South Carolina

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC …

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Photos from UK Hoops’ loss to South Carolina

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UK commit Maci Morris feels no pressure, but already working to improve

By LARRY VAUGHT When she verbally committed to Kentucky before the start of her junior season, Bell County standout Maci Morris knew she would be in for extra scrutiny wherever she played. “It has been exciting personally for me. Playing the games has not been much different. Being a commit, I know people are going to …

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Anthony Epps on his daughter, her versatility, men’s team body language and more

By LARRY VAUGHT Former University of Kentucky point guard Anthony Epps has a lot of reasons to watch the Wildcats — both the men and women — play this season. His daughter, Makayla, is a freshman at UK and is playing a variety of spots coming off the bench for Matthew Mitchell’s team after her record-setting …

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Postgame notes from UK Hoops’ 133-130 win over Baylor

Final Score: No. 5/6 Kentucky – 133, No. 9/9 Baylor – 130 (4 OT) Team Records and Series Notes UK improved to 9-0 on the season, giving the Wildcats their first 9-0 start since 2009-10 and second time in the Matthew Mitchell era. The Wildcats’ extended their winning streak to nine games, tying the seventh-longest …

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Matthew Mitchell on what it is like to have backcourt with five McDonald’s All-Americans

Mitchell: “Well, I have found this: They don’t teach much defense at the McDonald’s game. They’re not working very hard on the defensive end of the floor, so some of the McDonald’s all‑Americans have a bit of an adjustment period when they get to Kentucky from that respect. “What I love about our entire team …

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Makayla Epps does not go on the court to “be nice to anybody”

By LARRY VAUGHT When Makayla Epps steps on the basketball court, she’s not worried about making friends with opponents. In fact, she takes it as a compliment when Kentucky senior teammate DeNesha Stallworth says she is “physical and mean” on the court. “When I step on the court, I don’t want to go out there …

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UK Hoops coach Matthew Mitchell thinks Epps, Goodin-Rogers and Harper could all be special players at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Matthew Mitchell would like to think of his three freshmen — Marion County’s Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers along with Chicago’s Linnae Harper — could eventually be special players. “The best thing I like about them is the way they have approached life at Kentucky,” Mitchell said. “They have great hearts and are …

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