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UK in the NBA: Kidd-Gilchrist suffers concussion

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UK in the NBA: Kidd-Gilchrist suffers concussion

Week 14 in the NBA for former Cats was headlined by the injury suffered by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Bobcats. In the second half of the Saturday night game in Houston, Kidd-Gilchrist was fitted into a neck brace to keep him immobilized and was carted off the floor on a stretcher.

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Road wins, although close, were needed victories

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Road wins, although close, were needed victories

The blow-out win at Auburn was an apparition. Head coach John Calipari was right three weeks ago after the narrow win over Tennessee — a cellar-dwelling team in a reeling league.

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Cats outlast Aggies in overtime rematch, 72-68

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Cats outlast Aggies in overtime rematch, 72-68

The Cats snuck past Texas A&M in overtime Saturday night, 72-68, at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.

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Noel forging his own path, exceeding expectations

One of the most difficult things in sports is trying to live up to expectations. Fan’s lofty goals for their athletes, particularly at UK, can be enough to make the most talented players wilt under the overbearing pressure.

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Dakari Johnson, UK’s latest committment to the 2013 recruiting class, will take his official visit to UK on the weekend of Feb. 23 when the Cats host Missouri on ESPN’s College Gameday.

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Wiltjer leads Cats over Ole Miss

Sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer led the Cats with a career-best 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting, despite not scoring in the last 16 and a half minutes of the game.

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Cats travel to Oxford to take on No. 16 Ole Miss

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Cats travel to Oxford to take on No. 16 Ole Miss

UK head coach John Calipari hasn’t coached a “must-win” regular season game in some time. Typically, his teams are good enough that their tournament resume is all but sealed this time of the year with quality wins spewed throughout.

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UK, North Carolina renew rivalry for next season

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UK, North Carolina renew rivalry for next season

UK and North Carolina have agreed to a two-year contract to play a home-and-home series beginning next season.

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Calipari steps out of comfort zone for a win

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Calipari steps out of comfort zone for a win

A relentless recruiter — undoubtedly the best in the one-and-done era of college basketball. Five consecutive top-ranked classes have solidified the perception of UK head coach John Calipari.

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Individual problems plague Cats

Ryan Harrow’s mystery illness. Alex Poythress’ effort. Kyle Wiltjer’s (lack of) defense. Willie Cauley-Stein’s knee injury. Archie Goodwin’s lack of control. Individual issues have plagued the Cats this year, preventing them from gelling the way fans and media anticipated at the start of the season.

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