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Defense makes sure that Kentucky stays unbeaten in 58-43 win over South Carolina

By LARRY VAUGHT COLUMBIA, S.C. — Just when it looked like South Carolina might be poised for another stunning upset of Kentucky like it had in 2010 and 2014, UK once again turned to its defense. After the Gamecocks went on a 7-0 spurt to take a 24-23 lead with 4 minutes, 31 seconds left …

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Willie Cauley-Stein on Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason List

Kentucky unior Willie Cauley-Stein was tabbed to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason List for the nation’s top player by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Freshmen Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyler Ulis were selected to the midseason lists for the Wayman Tisdale Award, which honors the nation’s top freshman. Cauley-Stein leads the Wildcats in …

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Calipari wants Karl-Anthony Towns to be nation’s best big man but Towns wants to be best player at any position

By LARRY VAUGHT By the time the year ends, Kentucky coach John Calipari has a lofty goal for freshman Karl-Anthony Towns. “By the end of the season, I want Karl to be the best big man in the country. That he plays pick-and-roll as good as any big man. See, if you can’t play pick …

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John Calipari surprisingly happy after close win over Vanderbilt

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Listening to John Calipari after Tuesday’s game against Vanderbilt, it would be easy to assume that No. 1 Kentucky rolled to a third straight lopsided victory. He praised player after player for doing this or that right during the game. He criticized very little about his team. Yet the Wildcats …

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Kevin Stallings on UK: “Their margin for error is quite substantial”

By LARRY VAUGHT Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings thought his team did a lot well, but not enough to hold off Kentucky as No. 1 UK held on for a 65-57 win here Tuesday night. “What makes them the best team in the country is they can have guys have off nights, they can have a poor …

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Game situations dictate how John Calipari will juggle lineup

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky had great success at Alabama Saturday when it played guards Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Andrew Harrison with centers Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson. Calipari said game situations would dictate if he played that group more. “Somebody different has stepped up and done something great. That’s the great thing about having …

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Willie Cauley-Stein says UK back “trying to demoralize” opponents

By LARRY VAUGHT Ask Willie Cauley-Stein a question, and you ‘ll get a honest, insightful answer. So did UK’s struggles against Ole Miss and Texas A&M re-energize the Cats if they want to be oe of the best defensive teams ever? “I think those struggles just reset our mind,” said Cauley-Stein after Saturday’s win at …

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Devin Booker: “It’s just like I’m shooting into the ocean now”

By LARRY VAUGHT Maybe John Calipari just doesn’t know exactly how to describe the shooting performance that Kentucky freshman guard Devin Booker is putting on. “He’s pretty good. Pretty good. Plus, he’s building his confidence,” said Calipari after Booker led UK with 13 points (3-for-6 from 3-point range) in Saturday’s 70-48 win at Alabama. Pretty good? …

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