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Cats hope to carry confidence to ‘Bama

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Cats hope to carry confidence to ‘Bama

Many fans have longed for the UK men’s basketball team to play with the confidence and joy that seemed to be a staple of last year’s national championship team.

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UK cruises past Auburn, 75-53

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UK cruises past Auburn, 75-53

Tuesday night after UK’s close win over Tennessee, head coach John Calipari said he couldn’t envision his team ever leading a team by 20.

If that was a motivation technique, the Cats accepted the challenge, rolling past Auburn, 75-53, Saturday night.

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With UK’s rivals on top, bad dreams come alive

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With UK’s rivals on top, bad dreams come alive

Current sports headlines back up the claim that truth is often stranger than fiction. This week we found out that Manti Te’o had a fake dead girlfriend, Lance Armstrong finally was admitting to doping and Tiger Woods was set to propose to his ex-wife.

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Good decisions save Cats from another loss

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Good decisions save Cats from another loss

Clinging to a two-point lead with five minutes remaining, it took good decision-making down the stretch for the Cats to earn a victory over Tennessee at Rupp Arena Tuesday night.

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Noel, Cats beat Vols 75-65

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Noel, Cats beat Vols 75-65

John Calipari has seen this pattern several times this year. His team has itself within striking distance, late in the game, and has failed to make the plays necessary to close it out.

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UK tries to turn around SEC start, hosts Tennessee

SEC losses at UK have been a rarity in the John Calipari era. Home losses, SEC or otherwise, were non-existent until last month.

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Cats’ postseason hopes looking fragile

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Cats’ postseason hopes looking fragile

Fragile. This UK basketball season is so delicate and fragile that one 40-point performance by an individual opponent and one four-minute period of poor execution could derail the Cats’ NCAA seeding — and even have some questioning if they will make the Big Dance.

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Turner leads A&M past UK, 83-71

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Turner leads A&M past UK, 83-71

It’s rare that one player virtually beats a team by himself, especially in Division I basketball. Saturday, Texas A&M senior Elston Turner’s 40-point performance might have done it, as the Aggies came into Rupp Arena and beat UK 83-71 in the Cats SEC home opener.

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Don’t look ahead too soon, UK fans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — UK basketball fans are energized with visions of championship No. 9 dancing in their collective heads.

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Cats hold on, edge Vanderbilt 60-58

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — UK head coach John Calipari and Cats fans alike have patiently waited for the day when freshman centers Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein affect a game defensively in a way that their size indicates they could.

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