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  1. Wildcats hitting their stride when it counts

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- When John Calipari entered the Kentucky locker room Saturday night in the prelude to what would be a second consecutive Big Blue stampede in the NCAA tournament, he found his players gathered around the television. "We were trying t...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  2. Previewing Saturday in New Orleans

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- A couple of Sweet 16 berths will be decided Saturday in the Big Easy. And no matter how it shakes out, some droughts will be coming to an end. Some longer than others. Kentucky, with all its tradition, hasn't been to the Sweet 16...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  3. A look at the East Regional in New Orleans

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky coach John Calipari won't be counting made jump shots this week in the Big Easy. For that matter, he won't be counting jump shots at all. He'll gladly tell you that the Wildcats' ability (or inability) to knock down perimet...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  4. Bulldogs come up just short ... again

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Calipari was lobbying for them. So were the Kentucky players. Freshman guard John Wall called the Mississippi State Bulldogs one of the five best teams the Wildcats have played this season. He raved about Mississippi State...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  5. Kentucky 75, Miss. State 74 (OT)

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mississippi State gave Kentucky a sliver of daylight Sunday at the end of regulation, and that's all the No. 2-ranked Wildcats needed to survive 75-74 in overtime in a thrilling SEC tournament championship game. The Bulldogs, p...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  6. At the half: Miss. State 35, Kentucky 31

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With its NCAA tournament fate hanging in the balance, Mississippi State is playing some inspired basketball. They're not backing down, either, from a Kentucky team that's bigger, deeper and more athletic. The smaller Bulldog...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  7. A look at the SEC tournament final

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Calipari has changed his tune a bit. The tournament that counts is absolutely the NCAA tournament, and his Kentucky Wildcats are on track to be the No. 1 overall seed in that field when the selections are unveiled later Su...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  8. Wall: We weren't going to be punked

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In the words of Kentucky freshman guard John Wall, the Wildcats weren't going to be punked this time. They felt like that's what happened the last time they played Tennessee. The Vols played harder, played tougher and played li...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  9. Today in the SEC tournament

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The coaches in this league bristle any time they hear it, but they've heard it often over the last two years. The SEC just ain't what it used to be when it comes to hoops. That's what happens when only three teams from the l...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  10. Final: Kentucky 73, Alabama 67

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- OK, maybe Kentucky did turn it off and on a little bit Friday. But let's face it. When that on switch is engaged, the Wildcats can be breathtaking. Their 73-67 victory over Alabama in the quarterfinals won't win them any sty...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  11. Friday's SEC tournament games

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's hard to imagine Kentucky not getting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament even if the Wildcats were to stumble Friday against Alabama. But Kentucky coach John Calipari is using the No. 1 seed as motivation for his club. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  12. Kentucky picks its spots to get defensive

    Chris Low

    ATHENS, Ga. - John Wall might be a couple of weeks away from playing in his first NCAA tournament, but he knows the difference in playing the kind of defense suited for a deep run in March and the kind that's tailor-made for an early exit. And wha...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  13. Final: Kentucky 80, Georgia 68

    Chris Low

    ATHENS, Ga. - There might have been a hangover for a while, but it didn't last long. Still smarting from its loss at Tennessee last weekend, No. 3-ranked Kentucky toyed with Georgia for much of the first half Wednesday night in Stegeman Coliseum. ...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  14. Kentucky closes half with a flurry

    Chris Low

    ATHENS, Ga. -- We're used to seeing Kentucky go on knockout-sized runs, and usually it's freshman point guard John Wall leading the way. But the Wildcats surged into halftime Wednesday with a 40-36 lead over Georgia in Stegeman Coliseum thanks in ...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  15. Kentucky edges Vanderbilt in thriller

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kentucky's getting this winning thing down, even when the No. 2-ranked Wildcats don't play their best hoops. Showing its grit when it counted, Kentucky held on to hand Vanderbilt its first loss of the season Saturday night in a ...

    Blog | February 20, 2010