Hoops boosts confidence in road win

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By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com UK Hoops can finally breathe a sigh of relief. After three straight losses, the Cats were in danger of slipping even further down the SEC standings, jeopardizing a potential bye in the conference tournament. While a bye remains a question whether than a definite, the 56-51 win against Arkansas on Thursday […]

Booker leads Cats to road win

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By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com Veterans are supposed to be the team’s go-to players, the ones who absorb the flak from hostile fans and perhaps even feed off of it. For a few road games this season, sophomore guard Aaron Harrison was that player. But for the majority of road games the Cats played, freshman guard […]

Towns guides UK to win despite mental lapse

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Kentucky freshman foward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots during  the Tigers' 71-69 defeat against Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com If the Cats had lost to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns would have accrued the brunt of the blame. He wouldn’t have been a scapegoat either; his technical foul halfway through the second half was of the bonehead variety you’re used to seeing from freshmen. […]

Hawkins is a diamond in the rough

Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins blocks Georgia forward Cameron Forte at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky leads Georgia 42-27 at halftime. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com The Cats’ 69-58 victory against Georgia was decided in the first four minutes of the game on Tuesday night. And it’s a testament to the stellar starting five that head coach John Calipari stumbled upon in early December. When sophomore forward Alex Poythress was lost for the season after the team’s […]