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Thursday
Apr092015

Kentucky Loses 7 Players to NBA Draft

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- Seven players from the Kentucky Wildcats announced on Thursday that they will enter this June’s NBA draft.

Junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomore guards Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison, freshman forwards Karl-Anthony Towns and Try Lyles, sophomore center Dakari Johnson and freshman guard Devin Booker will forgo their remaining eligibility, leaving Kentucky without their top seven scorers.

“It’s about each individual up here making a decision, not based on what’s right for this university, not based on what’s right for me and our staff, what’s right for them and their families,” said Kentucky head coach John Calipari.

Towns has been projected as one of the top players in the draft. He averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds this season for the Wildcats.


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Wednesday
Apr082015

Kentucky, UNC, Virginia Open Up as Las Vegas Favorites for 2016

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The entire starting five for Kentucky is expected to declare for the NBA draft, but in Las Vegas, Kentucky remains one of the teams to beat in 2016.

On Tuesday, the William Hill sportsbook opened the Wildcats as 8-1 favorites to win next year's NCAA tournament. North Carolina is second at 9-1, followed by Virginia at 10-1.

Defending national champion Duke opened at 15-1, along with Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan State and Maryland. National runner-up Wisconsin opened at 30-1.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said Monday he expects five to seven of his players to declare for the NBA draft, including each of the five starters in the Wildcats' semifinal loss to Wisconsin: Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles, and Aaron and Andrew Harrison. Key reserves Dakari Johnson and Devin Booker also could make the leap.

Oddsmakers believe Calipari will reload again with another vaunted recruiting class. Kentucky's 2015 recruiting class is ranked No. 1 by ESPN Insider.


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Sunday
Mar152015

(1) Kentucky Beats (21) Arkansas for SEC Tournament Title

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- No. 1 Kentucky extended their win streak to 34 games, winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship, defeating Arkansas, 78-63.

 Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Kentucky who never trailed in the game.

"We're still only guaranteed one game, so it's really the slate is clean whether we're 34-0 or have got five losses," Cauley-Stein said. "It's still from here on out, you're 0-0."
The Wildcats (34-0) are only the fourth team to go into the NCAA Tournament undefeated since Indiana finished off the last perfect season with a title in 1976.

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Saturday
Mar142015

(1) Kentucky Moves to 33-0 Entering SEC Title Game

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Ky.) -- Willie Cauley-Stein scored 18 points and Andrew Harrison added 15 in No. 1 Kentucky's rout over Auburn 91-67 Saturday to reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament final, making its record 33-0.

Trey Lyles, Aaron Harrison and Devin Booker each added 12 points for the Wildcats, who led by as many 28 in the final minute, and team shot 56 percent and out rebounded the Tigers 39-25 for the tournament's most lopsided victory.

Kentucky will face the winner of Arkansas and Georgia on Sunday.


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Saturday
Mar072015

(1) Kentucky Completes Undefeated Regular Season

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- Trey Lyles scored 14 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 points and nine rebounds in No. 1 Kentucky's 67-50 win over Florida, completing the storied program's first unbeaten regular season.

Towns missed the first matchup last month in Gainesville, but he was a key part in this game, scoring 10 points in the first half, helping the Wildcats pull away from the Gators early on.

The Wildcats' bench outscored Florida's 46-13, and held the Gators to 43 percent from the field.

After the clock hit zero, Kentucky players put on blue t-shirts that read "31-0" in white with the phrase "not done yet."

The number one seed will carry its 31-0 record into March Madness, as the tournament is set to begin.


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Tuesday
Mar032015

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/3/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 104 (25-33) – Los Angeles Lakers 103 (16-43)

Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (38-24) – Boston Celtics 79 (23-35)

Sacramento Kings 124 (21-37) – New York Knicks 86 (12-47)

Atlanta Hawks 104 (48-12) – Houston Rockets 96 (41-19)

Chicago Bulls 97 (38-23) – Washington Wizards 92 (34-27)

Utah Jazz 93 (24-35) – Memphis Grizzlies 82 (42-17)

Denver Nuggets 106 (21-39) – Milwaukee Bucks 95 (32-28)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 72 (30-0) – Georgia 64 (19-10)

(4) Villanova 76 (28-2) – Creighton 72 (13-17)

(9) Kansas 76 (24-6) – (20) West Virginia 69 (22-8) - OT

(10) Maryland 60 (25-5) – Rutgers 50 (10-20)

(19) North Carolina 81 (21-9) – Georgia Tech 49 (12-18)

Georgetown 60 (19-9) – (21) Butler 54 (21-9)

NHL:  New Jersey Devils 3 (27-27-10; 64pts) – Nashville Predators 1 (41-17-7; 89pts)

Calgary Flames 3 (34-25-4; 72pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (27-26-12; 66pts)

Washington Capitals 5 (35-20-10; 80pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (26-33-4; 56pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (39-20-6; 84pts) – Buffalo Sabres 0 (19-40-5; 43pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (26-33-5; 57pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (28-23-13; 69pts)

San Jose Sharks 6 (32-25-8, 72pts) – Vancouver Canucks 2 (36-24-3, 75pts)

Los Angeles Kings 5 (30-21-12, 72pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (18-36-10, 46pts)

Anaheim Ducks 4 (41-17-7, 89pts) – Arizona Coyotes 1 (20-37-7, 47pts)

Dallas Stars 3 (28-26-10, 66pts) – New York Islanders 2 (41-21-3, 85pts) - OT

Minnesota Wild 3 (34-22-7, 75pts) – Ottawa Senators 2 (27-23-11, 65pts) - SO

 


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Thursday
Feb262015

(1) Kentucky Rolls Over Mississippi State, 28-0

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(STARKVILLE, Miss.) -- Freshman Trey Lyles was Kentucky's spark Wednesday night.

Lyles scored a career-high 18 points in Kentucky's 74-56 win over Mississippi State, giving the Wildcats to a 28-0 record.

Head coach John Calipari claims the 6-foot-10-inch freshman hasn't even come close to reaching his full potential.

"He should have had 25 points today, but I thought he played well," Calipari said. "I still think at the end of the day he'll be the 'X' factor for us."

Kentucky's 28-game win streak is the second-longest in school history, however it's the longest in a single season for the program, topping the 27-game win streak by the 1995-96 team.

Kentucky will host No. 18 Arkansas on Saturday February 28th.


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Sunday
Feb222015

(1) Kentucky Crushes Auburn, Improves to 27-0

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- Top-ranked Kentucky took care of business Saturday night defeating the Auburn Tigers, 110-75 to improve to 27-0 on the season.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 19 points, which led six Kentucky players who reached double figures, and the Wildcats reached their highest scoring total since 2002, extending their best start ever.  Kentucky also matched the 1995-1996 team's school record of 27 straight victories.

"We cherish these moments," said Towns, who also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots. "Not every game is going to be like this. We executed, played great defense and also made a lot of shots."

Kentucky will look to improve to 28-0 on Wednesday February 25th when they meet Mississippi St.


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Saturday
Feb142015

(1) Kentucky Dominates South Carolina, 77-43

G. Fiume/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Kentucky Wildcats showed again why they're the top ranked team in the nation after taking care of South Carolina 77-43 on Saturday.

With the win, Kentucky improved to 25-0, matching the program's record from 1953-54 for best star in school history.

Kentucky's big men once again dominated in the contest. Center Willie Cauley-Stein scored 14 points, pulled down seven rebounds and  added two steals. Freshman forward Karl Anthony-Towns scored nine points, grabbing four rebounds, and had a block.

Even though South Carlina guard Sindarius Thornwell scored a game-high 20 points, he did it on 5 of 17 shooting from the field. No other Gamecock scored more than six points.

As a team, Kentucky held South Carolina to 23.6% shooting from the field, and just 15.0% from the 3-point line.

Meanwhile, Kentucky shot 50.0% from the field, and 35.7% from 3.

 

Saturday
Feb072015

Scoreboard Roundup - 2/7/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men's Basketball: (1) Kentucky 68 (23-0) - Florida 61 (12-11)

(2) Gonzaga 81 (24-1) San Francisco 70 (9-16)

(3) Virginia 52 (21-1)  -(9) Louisville 47 (19-4)

(4) Duke 90 (20-3) - (10) Notre Dame 60 (21-4)

(5) Wisconsin 65 (21-2) - Northwestern 50 (10-13)

Arizona State 81 (12-11) - (6) Arizona 78 (20-3)

(7) Villanova 69 (21-2) - (24) Georgetown 53 (15-8)

Oklahoma State 67 (16-7) - (8) Kansas 62 (19-4)

(11) Iowa State 75 (17-5) - Texas Tech 38 (12-12)

(12) North Carolina 79 (18-6) - Boston College 68 (9-13)

(16) Wichita State 78 (21-3) - Missouri State (9-15)

St. Bonaventure 73 (13-8) - (18) VCU 71 (18-5)

(19) Baylor 87 (18-5) - (15) West Virginia 69 (18-5)

(21) Oklahoma 68 (16-7) - TCU 56 (14-9)

(22) Butler 83 (18-6) - DePaul 73 (12-13)

(23) SMU 68 - Tulsa 57 (17-6)

(25) Texas 61 (15-8) - Kansas State 57 (12-12)

NHL: Nashville Predators 3 (34-12-6, 74 pts) - New York Rangers 2 (30-16-4, 64 pts)

Los Angeles Kings 4 (22-18-12, 56 pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (33-15-5, 71 pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (23-25-3, 49 pts) - Ottawa Senators 1 (20-22-9, 49 pts)

Buffalo Sabres 3 (16-34-3, 35 pts) - Dallas Stars 2 (23-21-8, 54 pts)

Boston Bruins 2 (28-17-7, 63 pts) - New York Islanders 1 (33-18-1, 67 pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 5 (23-27-4, 50 pts) - Edmonton Oilers 1 (14-30-9, 37 pts)

Montreal Canadiens 6 (33-15-3, 69 pts) - New Jersey Devils 2 (21-23-9, 51 pts)

Detroit Red Wings 3 (31-12-9, 71 pts) - Arizona Coyotes 1 (19-27-7, 45 pts)

Minnesota Wild 1 (25-20-6, 56 pts) - Colorado Avalanche (22-20-11, 55 pts)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (29-19-3, 61 pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (30-15-8, 68 pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 5 (19-26-7, 45 pts) - San Jose Sharks 4   (28-19-7, 63 pts)

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 89 (12-40) - Charlotte Hornets 81 (22-28) 

Golden State Warriors 106 (40-9) - New York Knicks 92 (10-41)

Washington Wizards 114 (32-20) - Brooklyn Nets 77 (21-29)

Chicago Bulls 107 (31-20) - New Orleans Pelicans 72 (27-24)

Milwaukee Bucks 96 (28-23) - Boston Celtics 93 (19-31)

Dallas Mavericks 111 (35-18) - Portland Trailblazers 101 (34-17) (F/OT)

Utah Jazz 102 (18-33) - Sacramento Kings 90 (17-32)


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