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Kentucky sets first-round record

Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky dominated the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft and passed some other powerful college programs with the five players selected.

John Wall, the overall No. 1 pick by the Washington Wizards, DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth pick by Sacramento, Patrick Patterson, the 14th selection by Houston, Eric Bledsoe, [...]

Kentucky’s Patterson heading to the NBA

Associated Press

Patrick Patterson Heading for the NBA

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Patrick Patterson believes his three years at Kentucky have prepared him for life in the NBA.

Both on and off the floor.

Patterson evolved from a somewhat raw 6-foot-9 talent who never ventured too far from the basket into a polished forward who could knock [...]

Marquis Teague commits to Kentucky

Associated Press

Teague, ranked as the No.2 player in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com, can't sign a letter of intent until November.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Marquis Teague said he was ready to commit to the University of Louisville at least twice during a two-year recruitment by the Cardinals.

But when Teague, a standout junior basketball [...]

Kentucky signs high school star

Associated Press

Brandon Knight put on a UK hat as he announced he'll attend Kentucky.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—John Calipari’s rebuilding project at Kentucky is well under way.

The Wildcats signed center Enes Kanter and received a commitment from guard Brandon Knight on Wednesday, two players Calipari hopes can step in and fill some of the holes [...]

Kentucky’s Calipari busy on recruiting trail

Associated Press

Calipari busy on recruiting trail

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Kentucky coach John Calipari isn’t wasting any time trying to fill the massive holes in his roster after freshmen All-Americans John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins opted to leave for the NBA.

Calipari spent Thursday in Virginia and North Carolina. He will split time this weekend between the [...]

Patterson leaves door open on Kentucky return

Associated Press

Patrick Patterson: 'Half in, half out'

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Wildcats forward Patrick Patterson says he hasn’t necessarily closed the book on his college career, even though the school announced he was going pro.

“I’m half in and half out right now,” Patterson said in an interview with The Associated Press Saturday while he [...]

Kentucky’s Wall, Patterson, Cousins, Orton, Bledsoe all declare for NBA Draft

Associated Press

Wall, Patterson, Cousins, Orton, Bledsoe all declare for NBA Draft

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins delivered on their promise to help coach John Calipari return Kentucky to national prominence.

Next stop, the NBA.

The freshman All-Americans are among five Kentucky players who declared for the NBA draft on Wednesday, an exodus [...]

No. 2 Kentucky rides Patterson to avenge season's lone loss

Associated Press

DeMarcus Cousins recorded his 17th double-double of the season

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Patrick Patterson agonized for a month over the one blemish on No. 2 Kentucky‘s otherwise perfect season — a loss to South Carolina on a night when he had just five points, his worst outing by far.

“It was just pitiful on [...]

Hartford 61, (3) Kentucky 104

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman point guard John Wall set a school record with 16 assists and No. 3 Kentucky crushed Hartford 104-61 on Tuesday night.

John Wall set the school record for assists in a game with 16

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Wall added nine points and four rebounds as the Wildcats (14-0) matched their best [...]

Hartford-Kentucky Preview

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Kentucky coach John Calipari was understanding of his team’s sloppy performance in its final game before Christmas.

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He probably won’t be as tolerant of another one in the third-ranked Wildcats‘ return from the holiday break.

In its final game before the schedule begins to get tougher, Kentucky will try to remain unbeaten Tuesday night [...]