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  1. Too fast, too furious: Kentucky races past Hogs

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Time is running out on trying to figure out a way to beat Kentucky this season. And after Saturday's 84-67 win over No. 18 Arkansas, it's probably time to scratch out one potential formula: taming the Wildcats via track meet. The...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Kentucky makes it look perfectly easy vs. Auburn

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- There are mismatches, and then there is what happened in the first 11 minutes of the Auburn-Kentucky game Saturday night. The top-ranked Wildcats bullied their way to a 30-4 lead, and Auburn still hadn't flushed a single field-go...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  3. Kentucky (25-0) puts chokehold on South Carolina

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- To suggest that Kentucky needs to develop a killer instinct is a bit like saying "The Walking Dead" needs more scenes of zombie executions. Context matters. The No. 1 Wildcats have played 25 times this season and have walked away...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  4. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky comfortably survived the first weekend of the NCAA tournament in its own backyard, and now we have a pretty sweet rematch on tap for next week in Atlanta. But first, here's a quick look at the No. 1 seed Wildcats' 87-71...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Live from Lexington: Florida vs. Kentucky

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Hello from Rupp Arena, where No. 1 Kentucky will put its top ranking on the line against a Top 10 opponent. To which fans of other teams say: Finally. The Wildcats (23-1, 9-0 SEC) have won 15 games in a row, but they haven't play...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  13. This George Mason makes own memories

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- The current George Mason players have nothing but respect for the 2005-06 Patriots team that made it to the Final Four. Many of them are at the school now at least partly because that team raised the profile of the program. But, hones...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: George Mason 61, 'Nova 57

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- For George Mason, it was shades of 2006. For Villanova, it was more of the same. The Patriots won their first NCAA tournament game since their magical 2006 Final Four run with a 61-57 victory over No. 9 seed Villanova on Friday aftern...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  15. Previewing Cleveland: The day games

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- This city has known more than its share of sports disappointments, from The Drive to The Decision, from Jordan over Ehlo to Modell's moving vans. Maybe this weekend can provide a little brightness. Two Ohio schools are here for the Ea...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  16. 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