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Cats gain offensive spark as defense holds strong

On Nov. 16 the Cats played with a virtual “looking ahead” mentality when they took on Buffalo in Rupp Arena two days prior to playing then-No. 5 Kansas in Indianapolis. But the Cats learned their lesson since their Buffalo game and throttled UT Arlington from the opening tip-off Tuesday to a 92-44 victory.

One month in, Cats have played just about perfectly

Evidently, UK has figured out how to win lethally before Veterans Day. And it has not let go of that formula thus far.

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Follow this page for live updates of the Cats’ matchup against UT-Arlington in Rupp Arena. Starting for UK are Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Karl Anthony-Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress, who returns to the lineup after missing the last two games due to an unspecified illness. UT-Arlington’s starting lineup consists of guard Jamal Outler (6-3), guard Drew Charles […]

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Offense lags behind defense as UT Arlington comes to town

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com UK basketball is rounding into shape on the defensive side of the ball while lagging a bit on the offensive side after a few early struggles. On Nov. 18, the Cats went to Indianapolis and punished then-No. 5 Kansas the way they were supposed to punish their early opponents, suffocating the […]

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Cats steamroll Montana State by 58 points, Booker leads team

By Kyle Arensdorf UK basketball finally played 40 minutes of dominant basketball against a team it was supposed to beat, and it only took playing the 328th-ranked team in the nation (according to USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin) to do it. “It’s hard to simulate that length,” Montana State head coach Brian Fish said after his […]

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UK offense lingering as only major flaw for undefeated Cats

By Nick Gray In an otherwise easy blowout win, UK began offensively in one of the coldest spells imaginable for a team who had a height advantage of four inches per player at tipoff. The Cats began 1-of-13 shooting, missing just about everything at just about every spot on the floor. With Montana State as […]

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PHOTOS: UK Men’s Basketball 2014: Montana State University
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Follow this page for live updates of the Cats’ matchup against Montana State University in Rupp Arena. Starting for UK are Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dominique Hawkins, Karl Anthony-Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein. After five minutes of play, the Cats and Montana State have manage only six points. UK is up 4-2. Montana State has scored its […]

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Calipari unconcerned with Cats’ sluggish starts

With a blowout win against a top-5 opponent less than a week before facing a team that was knocked out of the first round of the NIT a season ago, a “letdown game” is expected. In the Cats’ case Friday in Rupp Arena, it was a “letdown half.”

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Champions Classic left out college student atmosphere

I’m sure on television that viewers heard a lot of noise from Smith, Herbstreit and other people who cover college basketball on television. The Champions Classic got all the face time on ESPN Tuesday all evening. What viewers didn’t hear was students.

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