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Tyler Ulis adjusting to “playing with better” players daily

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky freshman point guard Tyler Ulis says things have “been great” for him going into UK’s game with Providence Sunday. “Having a lot of fun with the guys, going out there playing hard and winning games,” said Ulis Friday. “The easiest part is just playing with them because they’ve been here longer …

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Guest post: KSTV is a must watch for any Kentucky fan

By TINA COX I will admit I am not a fan of many television shows. The remote control (when in my hand) goes to three channels, CBS, ESPN and SEC. This all changed recently when I discovered Kentucky Sports Television (KSTV). If you are a CATS fan it is a must watch. There is no …

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Unselfish Trey Lyles knew UK had this capability

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Kentucky’s impressive play this season has not surprised freshman Trey Lyles. “I definitely knew that we had this capability. We just had to lock in and fall in love with playing defense, and just fall in love with Coach’s plan of having the two platoons,” said Lyles. “We’re just unselfish. …

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Devin Booker sees unbeaten talk as “sign of respect” for Cats

By LARRY VAUGHT Texas-Arlington coach Scott Cross was the third coach this year to suggest that UK could go undefeated, only adding to the clutter UK coach John Calipari has warned his team to avoid. “(Former UK) Coach (Joe B.) Hall told me when I said the 100-pound jacket, he said, ‘Coaches wear that 100-pound …

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Kentucky-Arlington postgame notes and numbers

UT Arlington at Kentucky, Men’s Basketball Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. Nov. 25, 2014 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 92, UT Arlington 44 Kentucky is 6-0 and UT Arlington is 3-2. Kentucky leads the series 2-0. Kentucky is 184-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 24 of the last 26 games as The Associated Press top-ranked …

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Harrisons, Towns and Lyles on U.S. Basketball Writers watch lists

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – U.S. Basketball Writers Association President Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com announced today the USBWA’s early-season Watch Lists for men’s national player and freshman of the year in college basketball. Heading the lists are preseason picks Marcus Paige of North Carolina for the Oscar Robertson Trophy for player of the year and Jahlil …

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Wearing that “hundred-pound jacket” not slowing UK down yet

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Maybe it’s because Kentucky is winning so easy and expectations are soaring way higher than coach John Calipari wants in mid-November — a 32-point win over No. 5 Kansas can do that. But the UK coach trotted out a new phrase/analogy about his team after Sunday’s 86-28 win over Montana State. …

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Devin Booker knows how difficult Kentucky defense can be

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Devin Booker didn’t feel sorry for Montana State players Sunday when they had trouble getting the ball to midcourt against Kentucky’s press. After all, he’s had to try to do the same thing in practice against teammate Willie Cauley-Stein and others. “I mean it’s tough. They’re long, but, like I …

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