3 things to watch: UK vs. Lamar

Miller Samford

Three things to watch as UK takes on Lamar at 8:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena (TV: ESPNU or espn3.com). 1. The defenses — From a UK perspective, this game can (a) reinforce its defensive prowess, and (b) show an improved offense against a competent defensive team. Lamar is a bad offensive team, especially shooting. They […]

Anthony Davis named 'NEXT' by ESPN

Davis North Carolina

Anthony Davis was voted “NEXT” by ESPN in the college basketball category, and the magazine has an article on the freshman forward posted online. An excerpt: It [Davis’ block of John Henson in a North Carolina win] also proved that he’s figured out how to control those yards of limbs to his advantage. And people […]

Kidd-Gilchrist compares himself to Tim Tebow, and more notes

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist drives to the basket against Portland at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

Notes from Tuesday’s media session Quick injury update: Terrence Jones, who missed the last two games with a finger injury, practiced yesterday, but “no one was really allowed to touch him,” coach John Calipari said. He will practice twice Tuesday and be re-evaluated on his status for Wednesday’s game against Lamar. Kyle Wiltjer, who sat […]

Live stream offers realistic look at UK practice


The cameras may have been rolling, but John Calipari either forgot about them or didn’t care about their presence. In waiting for those cameras to actually roll for the live stream of UK’s first post-Christmas practice — and it was a decent wait, as the start was pushed from 5 to 5:30, and then it took […]

Cats on Christmas break

Miller Samford

UK was off for a four-day Christmas break starting immediately after Thursday’s win against Loyola for a respite from basketball. And since it was a win, the break is even more relaxing. “Now we are more relaxed thinking we got the win, instead of taking a loss and thinking about all the things we should […]