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  1. It's title or bust for Big Blue Nation

    Brian Bennett

    When Kentucky won the national championship in 1996, Alexander Wolff began his Sports Illustrated cover story this way: "They scarcely celebrate their national championships at Kentucky. They revive them, yes, and cherish them, most certainly. But c...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  2. Kentucky has all the answers vs. Iowa State

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What are you gonna do? Seriously, how are you going to beat Kentucky in this NCAA tournament? That's what Iowa State -- and maybe the rest of America -- must be thinking after watching the preposterously gifted Wildcats break ou...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  3. Previewing Louisville: Saturday's games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thursday's slate of second-round games at the KFC Yum! Center didn't offer a lot of intrigue. All four higher seeds won by an average of 16 points. Maybe they were just setting the stage for a dramatic doubleheader Saturday. On ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 81, WKU 66

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 1 seed Kentucky's 81-66 victory over No. 16 seed Western Kentucky in the South Region on Thursday night: Overview: Nothing to see here, folks. Well, nothing except lob dunks and a whole lot of blue....

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Previewing Louisville: Evening games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Looking for something interesting in the Thursday night session at the KFC Yum! Center? Well, we've got the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed and the defending national champions each playing and possibly charting a collision co...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  6. No. 1 with a bullet: Kentucky blasts Florida

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- It sounds weird to suggest that the No. 1 team in the country, riding a 15-game winning streak, had something to prove. Still, some had wondered whether Kentucky's 23-1 record going into Tuesday night was bloated from the soft un...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 78, Florida 58

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Some quick initial thoughts after No. 1 Kentucky dismantled No. 7 Florida 78-58 on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena, where UK is now 48-0 under John Calipari: Overview: Florida is the most talented team Kentucky has played in several ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  8. Kentucky's veterans spoil Pearl's return

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Bruce Pearl returned to the SEC sidelines on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, not all of his players came with him. Tennessee could have had Bruce Wayne or Minnie Pearl coaching it against No. 18 Kentucky, and the Volunteers still w...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 73, Tennessee 61

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Some quick early thoughts after No. 18 Kentucky's 73-61 win over Tennessee at Rupp Arena on Tuesday night: Bruce Pearl came back to the bench, but his Volunteers had to play catchup all night. They fell behind 33-14 in the first h...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  10. Destination worth journey for Patterson

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- With nine seconds left and a victory against Florida assured, Kentucky's Patrick Patterson stepped to the free throw line. The Rupp Arena crowd began chanting "One more year!" Chalk that up to just plain greed. In many ways, i...

    Blog | March 07, 2010
  11. Halftime thoughts: Kentucky 41, Florida 31

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Quick halftime thoughts from Rupp Arena, where No. 3 Kentucky leads Florida 41-31 at the break: It looked like the Wildcats might blow this one open after a 14-0 run midway through the half made the score 34-16. But Florida did ...

    Blog | March 07, 2010
  12. Brian Bennett: Welcome to Kentucky, Coach Cal

    Brian Bennett

    It's not like any other job, being head coach of Kentucky. But John Calipari isn't like most coaches. Calipari vowed to bring UK back to national prominence when officially introduced to the Wildcat faithful Wednesday morning.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2009