Win lacks confidence as UK heads into SEC play

UK's Terrence Jones grabs an offensive rebound against Arkansas - Little Rock at Freedom Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

Placed between a big win over Louisville and the start of SEC play against South Carolina, a Tuesday night game against Arkansas-Little Rock was supposed to be a comforting segue. Supposed to be. It ended up a 73-51 win, but forget about the final margin of victory. For the majority of the game — the entire […]

3 things to watch: UK vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

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Three things to watch when UK plays Arkansas-Little Rock tonight at 7 p.m. (TV: FS South, 1. Darius Miller closing in on milestone: Miller is five points away from 1,000 career points. He’s scored five or more points in 13 of 14 games and is averaging 10.3 points per game this year, making it […]

Will UK continue its Freedom Hall game?


UK will makes its annual trip to Freedom Hall for a home-away-from-home game on Tuesday. Head coach John Calipari stopped short of saying the game was safe for scheduling purposes for future years. Calipari noted the game Tuesday against Arkansas-Little Rock isn’t sold out (yet, and probably won’t be). Indeed, the game usually isn’t a […]

Notebook: Twany Beckham ready for homecoming, Terrence Jones in a 'slumber'

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Notes from Monday’s media session: Twany Beckham Beckham is UK’s only Louisville native on the roster, meaning Tuesday’s game in Freedom Hall will be a homecoming of sorts. “I can’t wait,” Beckham said. Beckham hopes his teammates give him their allotment of tickets. He said he could use about 20 for family and friends. “My […]

UK-UofL notes: Terrence Jones, Marquis Teague, shooting

UK's Marquis Teague drives against UofL's Payton Siva at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

Terrence Jones’ finger In his second game back from a finger injury, Terrence Jones scored two points on 1-for-9 shooting but grabbed 11 rebounds. “He’s just not all the way back yet,” head coach John Calipari said. Calipari noted a few plays where Jones could have gone up and dunked but opted not to. Jones’ […]

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shines as Kentucky beats Louisville

UK's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist drives against UofL's Chris Smith at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

With chaos and intensity and physicality swirling, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist knew he was in the right game. A rivalry game with toughness and plenty of whistles? Kidd-Gilchrist doesn’t mind it. “Almost relishes it,” head coach John Calipari said. Kidd-Gilchrist controlled the game from the start, scoring 24 points with 19 rebounds in UK’s 69-62 win over […]