UK staves off Alabama with free throws

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UK staved off Alabama, again and again and again, for a 77-71 win. This game tested UK’s ability to play a full 40 minutes, something players have recently talked about needing to do better. UK had a slim advantage for the vast majority of the game — its largest lead was 8 points in the […]

Derek Willis picks Kentucky

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Derek Willis, a top-50 junior who plays at Bullitt East High School, announced he will play for UK at a Friday press conference. Willis, a Class of 2013 power foward, is ranked No. 23 overall by Rivals.com, No. 42 by ESPN.com and No. 39 by Scout.com. He is the first Class of 2013 commitment for […]

Alabama another step in UK’s progression

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Let’s start with the advantages Alabama will have when it plays UK Saturday: They play great defense. The Crimson Tide are No. 1 in scoring defense (56.4) and No. 2 in field goal percentage defense (37%) in the SEC. “They’re really, really good defensively,” coach John Calipari said. “They’re going to guard us. When you […]