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UCLA guards could present problems for Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Sophomore point guard Bryce Alford leads UCLA in scoring (18 points per game), assists (74), free throw percentage (90.7), 3-pointers made (27) and minutes played (34.9 per game) going into Saturday’s game against No. 1 Kentucky. “There’s no other guard in the country averaging 17 points and seven assists. He’s one of …

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Alex Poythress probably still 10 days away from surgery

By LARRY VAUGHT Injured Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress has not yet had surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee that he tore in practice last week. “He is doing as well as can be expected,” said Kentucky coach John Calipari Thursday morning. “Guys are all hitting him, talking to him, checking …

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Guest post: Hard work letting Tyler Ulis live his dream

By TINA COX Many fans questioned the recruitment of Tyler Ulis because of his size. He was not the typical Calipari point guard. Many thought he would get limited playing time coming off the bench to give Andrew Harrison a rest. Then the Bahamas happened. Fans took notice of his high energy, quickness, passing and …

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Kenny Payne knew UK shooting slump would not last

By LARRY VAUGHT When Kentucky was going through its 8-for-48 3-point shooting stretch and seeing a variety of defenses, UK assistant coach Kenny Payne tried to tell Big Blue fans not to worry. “We’re happy with the way teams are playing us,” said Payne. “Opponents don’t realize that we do have really good shooters, and …

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Guest post: Referee Guy still cheering for his Wildcats

By TINA COX We have all had that moment when we have to realize that as we grow up certain things have to go to the back of our closet. My collection includes a pink cowboy hat, high heeled black boots, white converse and numerous shirts my daughter has deemed inappropriate. In the back of …

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Tyler Ulis excited about Chicago homecoming and helping UK win

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — No matter how many tickets he can get for Saturday’s game against UCLA in Chicago’s United Center, Kentucky freshman point guard Tyler Ulis knows it won’t be enough for all the family and friends he has wanting to come watch his first collegiate game in his hometown. “I’m really excited,” …

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Towns’ emotional, inspirational message to Poythress

By LARRY VAUGHT There are plenty of reasons for Kentucky fans to be pleased with what they have seen from freshman Karl-Anthony Towns. He’s a talented player likely to just be at UK one year, but he’s also a unique individual off the court and mature beyond his years. That’s why it was no surprise …

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Impressive play has vaulted Cauley-Stein to No. 4 in mock draft

By LARRY VAUGHT When junior Willie Cauley-Stein sparked Kentucky’s win over Texas, coach John Calipari called his play “ridiculous” because it was so good. After Cauley-Stein turned into another game like that against North Carolina on Saturday, Calipari just joked that he was “Willie good” against the Tar Heels. Apparently DraftExpress.com noted his play as …

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