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LIVE BLOG: UK vs. Louisville basketball

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Join Kernel writers Aaron Smith and Nick Craddock live from the Yum! Center for a live blog of the UK vs. Louisville basketball game. Blogging starts around 11:40 a.m.: UK vs. Louisville basketball

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UK-UofL, Part 3: The actual 40 minutes

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There’s been countless words said about the meaning of the rivalry, and what the game means, and what meaning can be derived from the matchup. But there’s also the 94-by-50 foot box of hardwood on which the game is actually played. Here’s some things to watch for in the game, in no particular order. *** […]

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UK-UofL, Part 2: The meaning of the rivalry

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The first time he was getting ready to play Louisville, Josh Harrellson wasn’t entirely sure what all of ‘it’ was all about. “I came in here, the first time we were about to play them, and everybody was all ‘I hate Louisville,” the senior center from Missouri said. “I was like, why? I mean, I […]

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UK-UofL, Part 1: Sure to be physcial (with video)

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The game involves two teams from Kentucky, but the Chicago background of DeAndre Liggins has prepared him for the physicality involved in the rivalry game. “(Where) I grew up, when a guy catches the ball, we hit them,” Liggins said. “That’s the kind of basketball we played in Chicago, on the streets. They punch you.” […]

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Here’s a link to a post and pictures from visiting the Yum! Center earlier this year, Freedom Hall, and North Carolina’s Dean Smith Center on the Kernel’s secondary blog site, bluenationblog: here. The Kernel will have videos and articles following today’s media session for UK vs. Louisville.

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The big game is (almost) here

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12 hours before one ball goes down, another ball will go up. Tipoff for UK’s game against Louisville is noon on New Year’s Eve, sneaking into the last few hours of the calendar year. To think, UK almost went all of 2010 without playing Louisville in a game of basketball. And now that the time […]

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NCAA release may be discouraging in Kanter case

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The NCAA released a statement that had nothing to do with Enes Kanter, at least on the surface. The contents addressed the Ohio State football ruling, and more pertinent to Kanter, the Cam Newton ruling. The passage that may apply toward Kanter, who was never explicitly named or referenced in the release: “… Current NCAA […]

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UK v. Louisville — a statistical look

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Almost as soon as the formality that was the Coppin State game ended, everyone involved with UK started looking ahead to Friday’s matchup against Louisville. So, to start things off, let’s take a look at some statistical comparisons between the two teams. Shooting: Both teams have been lighting it up over Christmas break. UK, and […]

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Miller shows up as UK wins 91-61

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As Darius Miller sat down for postgame interviews, the blue UK chair ripped, forcing Miller – and the horde of media prepared to ask him about one of his best game of the season – to relocate. “You set me up!” Miller said to a media relations director nearby. Miller had what his coach said […]

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A quick message to any readers, letting you know that the Kernel will not be having a live blog for UK vs. Coppin State tonight. Our sincerest apologies. You can still follow game coverage on Twitter. Follow @kykernelsports for score and game updates and @kernelasmith for commentary, analysis, and general game notes. Again, apologies to […]

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