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Aaron Harrison says veteran Cats know undefeated mark “doesn’t mean anything” now

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Before the 2013-14 season started, there was rampant speculation about whether Kentucky might be able to go undefeated, something no team had done since Indiana in the 1975-76 season. Kentucky lost 10 games that season, but the final loss did come in the national title game against Connecticut. Now UK is …

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Aaron Harrison admits he is already looking forward to March but also knows Cats have to learn to put teams away

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Aaron Harrison won’t say that games are boring or not important now, but he also would not deny that he is already looking ahead to March. The No. 1 Wildcats ran their record to 21-0 here Saturday night with a 70-55 victory over Alabama. Harrison hit three straight game-winning shots …

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Cats find perfect scenario with 70-55 win over Alabama

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — It was the perfect scenario for Kentucky. The No. 1 Wildcats shot a season-high 58.5 percent from the field, put a stifling defense on Alabama and breezed to a 70-55 victory here Saturday night to improve their record to 21-0 — the third best start in program history. And now …

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John Robic on Alabama, 3-point shots, Andrew Harrison

On what kind of adjustments he thinks Alabama will make in tonight’s game… UK assistant coach John Robic: “Well, they played us all zone the first game and played their tandem matchup zone. I think they’ll mix it up a little bit this time with some man and some zone, and have us make shots. …

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Robic says no question teams are “trying to be physical” with Karl-Anthony Towns

On how Karl-Anthony Towns’ play and opponents getting physical with him … UK assistant coach John Robic: “They’re definitely trying to be physical with him, there’s no question. He’s finding that out. I thought in the first half last night he played very very well, even though he had a turnover, I think, on the …

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John Robic not sure players even know how historical UK’s 20-0 start really is this season

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s 20-0 start is third best in school history and the best since 1966 going into Saturday night’s game with Alabama. But assistant coach John Robic isn’t sure the players even understand the significance of that accomplishment. “Give the players a ton of credit. They are finiding a way to win games,” …

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All 10 Games of Third Annual Big 12/SEC Challenge to be on January 30, 2016

All 10 games of next season’s men’s college basketball Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise every game of the third annual event matching all 10 of the Big 12 members against 10 teams from the Southeastern Conference. Each conference …

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Dakari Johnson says Cats knew Missouri would “get physical”

Here is what Kentucky sophomore center Dakari Johnson had to say after Thursday’s win at Missouri improved Kentucky’s record to 20-0: On what the conversation was like at halftime … “(Coach Cal) just said keep on playing defense, keep on competing. They were going to play their hardest, so just try to compete.” On Karl-Anthony …

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