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Kentucky has Highest Rated College Basketball Ever in Cable Television History


Kentucky’s win over Notre Dame was the highest rated game in cable television history and also the highest rated show in TBS history. Here is an excerpt: Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s NCAA Tournament Regional Final doubleheader – Wisconsin vs. Arizona and Kentucky vs. Notre Dame – averaged a 7.3/14 overnight rating/share to deliver the ...

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What State is the Best for College Hoops in America?

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I bet you can guess which is the #1 ranked state for college basketball in America by The Sporting News. Yep. It is Kentucky. Carrying the state flag: No. 1 Kentucky and No. 6 Louisville Supporting schools (with Pom/RPI rank): Eastern Kentucky (67/124), Murray State (74/106), Western Kentucky (101/101) Combined record for these five teams: 64-16 Need to know: Home ...

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ESPN Ranks Nation’s Top 25 College Hoops Players

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ESPN took a look at some of the nation’s best college basketball players. The Top 25 ranking includes Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein (7th) and Karl-Anthony Towns (10th). Guess which former Wildcat ranked higher? Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer took the number three spot. Who are the top 25 players in college hoops? Here's @JohnGasaway's take. http://t.co/Ki2elnk0qy pic.twitter.com/ytTShMgxqK — Greg Rosenstein (@grosenstein) January 13, ...

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Willie on Another Cover

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Willie Cauley-Stein is on another cover. This time it is Lindy’s. Our #CollegeBasketball Preview hits newsstands on Sept. 9. It’s available now digitally! @KentuckyMBB @GoCards cover: pic.twitter.com/Kv9NJdEodh — #LindysSports (@Lindyssportsmag) September 3, 2014 [adsenseyu3] Willie getting a lot of magazine love. You can check out his Athlon cover by clicking here.

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Kentucky Men’s and Women’s Basketball a Part of Tip-Off Marathon

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John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell’s clubs will both be featured on ESPN’s Seventh Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Here is the release from ESPN: ESPN’s seventh annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon – more than 24 hours of consecutive coverage to mark the start of the 2014-15 season over Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18 – will feature 19 men’s ...

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Alex Poythress #6 Small Forward in College Basketball


The Sporting News has continued their college basketball position rankings and Kentucky’s Alex Poythress is slotted at #6. Here are the thoughts on why Poythress will bounce back from a subpar freshman season: We all know how disappointing Poythress’ freshman season was for the Wildcats, how John Calipari frequently challenged him to play with greater maturity, how many times Poythress ...

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Kentucky Still #1 in Post NBA Deadline College Basketball Rankings


The national media has updated their 2013-14 college basketball rankings, but there hasn’t been a change on top at ESPN or CBS. Kentucky is still the overwhelming favorite to win it all next season. ESPN: 1. Kentucky Wildcats: Could the Wildcats really go from first-round NIT losers to NCAA champions? Absolutely. Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class is already being hailed as ...

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Kentucky-Louisville Rivalry Intensity at an All-Time High

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Now that Louisville’s Russ Smith has decided to stay in college, Jeff Goodman thinks the Kentucky-Louisville will finally return to an intense rivalry. I guess he means on the floor, because between the fanbases it is alway intense. Goodman breaks down the matchup between the Cards and Cats: Finally, we’ve got what we wanted. Kentucky vs. Louisville. The top two ...

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Two Top 25 Polls and Still No Kentucky


The updated AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll are out and there is still no Kentucky in either. AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Duke (62) 14-0 1,622 2 Michigan (3) 15-0 1,553 3 Louisville 13-1 1,447 4 Arizona 14-0 1,442 5 Indiana 13-1 1,381 6 Kansas 12-1 1,322 7 Syracuse 14-1 1,211 8 Minnesota 14-1 1,121 9 ...

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Kentucky Moves Up to #2 in SEC Power Rankings


The Kentucky Wildcats had been stuck at #3 in previous ESPN SEC Power Rankings, but with the tight game at Louisville and looking more cohesive as a team has the Cats moving up a spot to #2. 2. Kentucky. I get it. Whom have the Wildcats beaten? What have they done to earn this? Well, they were a few free ...

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Kentucky / Louisville Best Rivalry in College Basketball


Gary Parrish of CBS Sports looks at the weekend coming up and previews tomorrow’s Kentucky / Louisville rivalry matchup in the Yum Center. He also says the matchup is the best rivalry in college basketball, ahead of Duke/North Carolina. Top game: Folks still suggest Duke-North Carolina is college basketball’s best rivalry, but that’s not true anymore. At least not at ...

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Kentucky Steady at #23 in ESPN Power Rankings

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ESPN has updated their weekly power rankings and Kentucky stands still at #23. 23 Kentucky 7-3 – Last Week: 23 68 Point guard Ryan Harrow returned to the starting lineup for the win over Lipscomb, recording zero turnovers and 12 points. Coach John Calipari said the sophomore still has a way to go, but the Wildcats have now won three ...

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Kentucky Keeps Winning but Still Drops in Top 25


  The Kentucky Wildcats have won 3 consecutive games but dropped another spot on the Coaches Poll from 23 to 22 and are still not ranked in the AP. Here are this week’s rankings: AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Duke (62) 9-0 1,622 2 Michigan (3) 11-0 1,543 3 Syracuse 9-0 1,465 4 Arizona 8-0 1,371 5 Louisville 9-1 ...

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Kentucky Men’s Basketball Tickets Available


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for Kentucky’s first five home men’s basketball games will go on sale Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. On Tuesday evening, tickets will first be available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Any tickets remaining after Tuesday evening’s sale will also be available to purchase through the UK Ticket Office by calling ...

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Kentucky’s Trek Begins Tonight


Big Blue Madness is upon us and college basketball begins to the joy of Kentucky Basketball fans everywhere. Can the Wildcats repeat and continue the Calipari Dynasty? The CBSSports.com crew has listed 68 things to watch for the upcoming season and there are several thoughts on Kentucky and it’s fans: 1. November 9: That’s the day the season gets underway ...

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