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Alex Poythress believes platoon system can easily work

By HAL MORRIS, Advocate-Messenger Alex Poythress is one of the veterans of the Kentucky basketball team, having played in 73 games in his career. Poythress, a 6-8 junior forward, has started 31 games and has averaged 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor the last two years.. He …

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Guest post: Platoon system can work and will starting Monday

By TINA COX The BBN has survived the dog days of summer. We celebrated the return of the twins, Alex and Willie. We watched a sneak preview of the upcoming team from the Bahamas in August. We followed Trey and Willie’s injury status to make sure our team would be ready to go in October. …

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Georgia players understand just how good Kentucky basketball is

By LARRY VAUGHT Georgia players Charles Mann and Marcus Thornton don’t mind that UK not only was picked to win the SEC title, but also is first in most national preseason polls. “Kentucky is a great team. I did know they were ranked No. 1. That is nice for the league and we will have …

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Kentucky team chemistry impresses TV analyst Sean Fernhan

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — He had watched Kentucky’s exhibition games in the Bahamas in August and saw the NBA combine earlier this month.  However, SEC Network analyst Sean Farnhan, a former player at UCLA, got a “whole different perspective” of UK during his three days in Lexington for Big Blue Madness. “What blew me …

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Guest post: Losing Joe B. and Denny radio show takes away part of state’s basketball tradition

By TINA COX I was saddened to learn Thursday that the Joe B. and Denny radio show had been cancelled. Their last show will be on the air October 30th. The reasoning behind this depends on which website you read. After talking to Coach Hall, I do know he is not ready for it to …

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John Calipari wants to see Karl-Anthony Towns “fight more” with other bigs

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Freshman Karl Anthony-Towns has skills that Kentucky coach John Calipari says are rare for a 7-foot center. “He’s a skilled big player. If he gets it around the basket, he just has a knack for getting it in the basket,” said Calipari. However, Calipari said his freshman needs to learn …

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Tennessee coach says UK first five picked to win league, second five will be second

By JOE HAFLEY CHARLOTTE — During a recent luncheon speaking engagement, Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said he was asked if he thought Kentucky would win the Southeastern Conference championship. “I said their first five is picked to win league and the second five is picked to win second,” said Tyndall during the Southeastern Conference Media …

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Calipari: Cats will scrimmage more this season

Video by Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5   By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Kentucky coach John Calipari knows being picked to win the Southeastern Conference doesn’t guarantee winning the league championship. “We’ve been picked before and we haven’t done it. I mean, I’ve had teams that have been picked in the top three in the country …

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