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Pitt confirms that Barry Rohrssen leaving to join John Calipari’s staff

By LARRY VAUGHT Even though there is still no official word from Kentucky, Pittsburgh has announced that assistant coach Barry Rohrssen is leaving to join John Calipari’s staff at UK and fill the vacancy created when Orlando Antigua left to become head coach at South Florida. The move has been rumored since Antigua’s departure even …

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Could Pittsburgh assistant Barry Rohrssen be a fit for UK coach John Calipari’s staff?

By LARRY VAUGHT With all the attention focused on what Kentucky players might leave early for the NBA, it’s been easy to forget that coach John Calipari needs to add someone to replace Orlando Antigua. Not only was Antigua a top-notch recruiter, but he was also a man that players could trust. He was someone …

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Mark Kennard says “guys at Kentucky were great to us” when told Luke Kennard picked Duke

By LARRY VAUGHT Before his son took an official visit to Duke, Mark Kennard was sure that he would either pick Kentucky or Ohio State to play his college basketball. Instead, Luke Kennard liked everything about his trip to Duke — it reminded him of the small town intimacy of Franklin, Ohio — and the …

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UK assistant coach Orlando Antigua glad to see slumping Alex Poythress continuing to work

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua is always a positive person and it’s no surprise he had an optimistic outlook on the extra work sophomore Alex Poythress has been putting in during his recent slump. “Alex has continued to work, and that’s the only way that … Willie got himself out of his …

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UK assistant Orlando Antigua jokes that keeping coach John Calipari in the coach’s box “is hard”

By LARRY VAUGHT When Orlando Antigua said that UK coach John Calipari is “coaching like he’s 35,” that prompted a question Wednesday about whether UK has an assistant coach assigned to Calipari to keep him from going too far on the court — or with officials. “I don’t think that’s something that’s conversed or talked …

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UK assistant Orlando Antigua says moments like Julius Randle taking charge on defense what coaches want

By LARRY VAUGHT Late in Saturday’s overtime win over LSU, Kentucky freshman Julius Randle decided to take over guarding Johnny O’Bryant, LSU’s best inside player. It was a move that Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua said Wednesday that he liked. “That’s what it’s about. Those guys are on the court. As coaches, all we try …

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Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua glad to see players having fun

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua was glad to see UK players celebrate the way they did after Saturday’s overtime win over LSU. “You want them to have fun, especially toward the end of the year. They have put in a lot of hard work and you want them to enjoy their rewards for …

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Antigua on Marshall Henderson: “He doesn’t have a green light, he has no light”

By LARRY VAUGHT Mississippi is led by Marshall Henderson, who averages 18.7 points per game and leads the SEC with 4.2 3-pointers per game. But junior guard Jarvis Summers is one of the most improved players in the SEC as he ranks eighth in the league in scoring at 17.8 points per game and has …

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