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UK football continues prep for U of L, shot at a bowl game

 Mark Stoops hoped a bye week would reenergize his team, leading to a strong week of preparation and good performance in its season finale.

So far, he’s getting exactly what he wanted.

“It’s been a good week of practice so far,” Stoops said. “The guys are very energetic, worked hard, enthusiastic. So it’s been good. Excited about the opportunity here this week.”

The opportunity for Kentucky is two-fold.
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UK football preparing for rivalry game at Louisville

Part of having a roster made up of 64 percent underclassmen creates a consistent learning environment in the Nutter Training Facility.

With Kentucky preparing for its regular-season finale at No. 23 Louisville at noon on Saturday, the Wildcats are getting a lesson in what the UK-UL in-state rivalry means to the Commonwealth and the fan bases from each school.

The Wildcats have a total of 77 underclassmen on their 120-man roster and only 10 of the 58 players listed on the depth chart entering the finale at UL are from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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Offensive struggles cost Lady Railsplitters in loss at Anderson (SC)

ANDERSON, S.C. – A slow start and a sluggish offensive performance undid the Lady Railsplitters (3-2, 2-1 SAC) in a 74-69 loss to the Anderson Trojans (3-0, 2-0 SAC) in South Atlantic Conference women’s hoops action on Tuesday night in Anderson, S.C.

After surpassing 39 percent shooting in each of its first three contests, Lincoln Memorial failed to do so for the second straight game, finishing with a 34.8 percent clip. The Lady Railsplitters knocked down just 23 of their 66 total attempts, while a 19-for-29 effort (65.5 percent) at the charity stripe also hampered their attack. The Lady Railsplitters committed 20 turnovers, with 13 miscues in the first half alone, which were converted into 16 points by the home standing Trojans.
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LMU men pick up conference win at Anderson 65-61

ANDERSON, S.C. – As they’ve done all season, the backcourt duo of Luquon Choice (Laurens, S.C.) and Lorenza Ross (Savannah, Ga.) led the way – combining for 43 points – as the No.13/12 Railsplitters (5-0, 3-0 SAC) escaped Anderson, S.C. with a narrow 65-61 South Atlantic Conference victory over the Anderson Trojans (1-4, 0-2 SAC).
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Postgame notes from Kentucky’s 92-44 win over UT Arlington

UT Arlington at Kentucky, Men’s Basketball
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 25, 2014

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 92, UT Arlington 44
Kentucky is 6-0 and UT Arlington is 3-2.
Kentucky leads the series 2-0.
Kentucky is 184-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 24 of the last 26 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
Coach John Calipari has led three teams to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 68-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 27-4 at UK.
Kentucky returns to action Sunday at home against Providence. Game time is 2 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN2.

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Kentucky-UT Arlington box score

Official Basketball Box Score
UT Arlington vs Kentucky
11/25/14 7:00 pm at Rupp Arena - Lexington, Ky.


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VISITORS: UT Arlington 3-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
25 Hervey, Kevin....... f  1-8    1-4    1-2    5  4  9   5   4  0  2  0  0  23
45 Bilbao, Jorge....... f  2-4    0-0    0-1    2  4  6   4   4  0  0  0  1  23
03 Outler, Jamel....... g  1-7    1-5    3-3    0  1  1   1   6  0  0  0  0  19
04 Charles, Drew....... g  1-5    1-3    2-2    1  0  1   2   5  0  1  0  0  16
10 Hill, Johnny........ g  1-7    0-2    0-2    0  2  2   3   2  3  3  0  3  28
01 Neal, Erick.........    1-3    0-2    0-1    0  0  0   0   2  0  5  0  0  15
05 Wilson, Kaelon......    1-5    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   3  0  0  0  0  19
11 Williams, Brandon...    3-6    0-1    0-0    3  1  4   3   6  0  0  0  0  13
20 Harris, Julian......    1-3    0-2    0-0    1  0  1   2   2  0  1  0  0  11
22 McClanahan, Lonnie..    5-13   0-1    0-0    2  0  2   2  10  0  3  0  3  22
30 Austin, Courtney....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   1
44 Walker, Anthony.....    0-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  0  1  0  1  10
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   17-63   4-21   6-11  15 14 29  27  44  3 16  0  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  4-32 12.5%   2nd Half: 13-31 41.9%   Game: 27.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-12 16.7%   2nd Half:  2-9  22.2%   Game: 19.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  4-6  66.7%   Game: 54.5%    1


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HOME TEAM: Kentucky 6-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 Towns, Karl-Anthony. f  5-5    0-0    3-5    5  6 11   0  13  4  0  3  1  17
15 Cauley-Stein, Willie f  3-5    0-0    2-3    1  3  4   2   8  1  0  1  0  17
22 Poythress, Alex..... f  2-7    0-1    0-0    3  6  9   2   4  0  2  4  0  20
02 Harrison, Aaron..... g  4-11   2-7    1-1    0  0  0   2  11  2  2  0  0  18
05 Harrison, Andrew.... g  4-7    0-1    3-3    1  2  3   1  11  4  1  0  1  19
00 Lee, Marcus.........    0-0    0-0    0-2    0  1  1   3   0  0  2  1  0  12
01 Booker, Devin.......    7-8    5-6    0-0    0  2  2   0  19  1  1  0  2  17
03 Ulis, Tyler.........    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  5  1  0  1  20
24 Floreal, EJ.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
25 Hawkins, Dominique..    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
32 Long, Brian.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
35 Willis, Derek.......    1-1    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   1   4  1  1  0  0  10
41 Lyles, Trey.........    4-6    1-2    1-3    1  8  9   3  10  1  5  0  0  21
44 Johnson, Dakari.....    0-1    0-0   12-14   3  3  6   2  12  0  3  2  1  21
   TEAM................                            3  3
   Totals..............   30-53   8-18  24-33  15 34 49  16  92 19 18 11  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 19-31 61.3%   2nd Half: 11-22 50.0%   Game: 56.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-13 46.2%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 44.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 11-13 84.6%   2nd Half: 13-20 65.0%   Game: 72.7%   3,1


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Officials: Doug Shows, Lamar Simpson, Sean Casey
Technical fouls: UT Arlington-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 22639
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
UT Arlington..................   12   32  -   44
Kentucky......................   55   37  -   92
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UK Hoops headed to the Virgin Islands to play in the Paradise Jam

Wildcats will play Illinois, Oklahoma and South Florida in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will spend their Thanksgiving break participating in the Paradise Jam, Reef Division, Nov. 27-29 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The Wildcats will meet Illinois, Oklahoma and South Florida in the three-game event.

 

UK will tip off against Illinois in its first game Thursday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. ET followed by Oklahoma Friday, Nov. 28 at 6:15 p.m. ET and South Florida Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m. ET. All of the games will be streamed live on www.paradisejam.com and be broadcast live on the UK Radio Network with Neil Price.

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Cards provide last chance at bowl eligibility for Stoops and Cats

by – Ira D. Combs

Tri State Sports Media Services Inc.

 

When you’re ranked # 1 in the nation and have just thoroughly beaten the likes of Grand Canyon , Buffalo , Boston University , and Montana State  , oops , I forgot the Kansas thrashing which was more dominating than any of the previous mentioned, then it’s difficult to get excited about UT Arlington if you’re a member of college basketball’s most elite team at this date.  That’s  just human nature in the world of team sports, It has nothing to do with not having a competitive spirit for every game .

So if you’re John Calipari, you’re challenged to come up with ideas and practice routines to off set all the pats on the back the players are getting from BBN not to mention being glorified on a daily basis by all the national news media . But then, isn’t that the beauty of the new “Platoon System”?  It has it’s own built in mechanism every day in practice that keeps players minds , emotions , and competitive spirit squarely on earning their spot in their respective platoon rotation so they can garner the few minutes their group gets on game night. And then the production on court during those precious few minutes keeps the mindset squarely on the next task at hand.  It’s just a constant daily reminder of what your role is in the eyes of John Calipari .
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Box score from UK’s 86-28 rout of Montana State

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Sluggish start becomes a blowout in UK’s win over Montana State

Montana State at Kentucky Men’s Basketball

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 23, 2014

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 86, Montana State 28

  • Kentucky is 5-0 and Montana State is 0-4.
  • This was the first game ever between Kentucky and Montana State.
  • Kentucky is 183-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 23 of the last 25 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
    • Coach John Calipari has led three teams to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 67-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 26-4 at UK.
  • Kentucky returns to action Tuesday at home against UT Arlington. Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be televised by the SEC Network.

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