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Behind The Scenes UK Men’s Basketball Picture Day – VIDEO

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Kentucky Wildcats Summer Night Workout 2016 – VIDEO

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We are ready to run through a wall now. The season is rapidly approaching…

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Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks – December 1984 – VIDEO Highlights

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Kenny Walker goes for 36 points and 18 rebounds against Danny Manning and Kansas in a 92-89 win for the Wildcats at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

Manning poured in 30 points for the Jayhawks.

Kentucky owns Kansas in the head-to-head match up throughout history.

Including this massive blow out from the Kentucky vs. Kansas Highlights From Champions Classic in the 2014-2015 season.

Kentucky leads the series 22-7

Kentucky leads in total wins 2194 to 2169 with both teams #1 and #2 respectively

Kentucky leads in Final Fours 17-14

Kentucky leads in Elite 8’s 36-21

Kentucky leads in National Championship 8-3

Kentucky has 29 Conference Tourney Titles, Kansas has 14

Kentucky has been ranked in the poll 815 weeks, Kansas has been ranked in the poll 685 weeks

UK coaches records against Kansas

Rupp 4-0

Joe B. Hall 12-1

Eddie Sutton 0-1

Rick Pitino 1-1

Tubby Smith 2-3

John Calipari 3-1

But who’s counting?!?!?! Go Cats!!!

Check out the highlights from this game in December, 1984 from Freedom Hall.

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Alex Poythress & Jama Murray Are Back On Campus – Interview VIDEO

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Tyler Ulis Tribute VIDEO

He’s an all-time UK legend.

Simple as that.

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A History Lesson – 10 Teams You Should Know When Picking Your NCAA Bracket

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Let’s look at some historical numbers and how they apply to the big dance in March.

There have been 76 NCAA titles winners since 1939 (no matter what North Carolina tells you with their Helms Trophy banners hanging in the rafter, or Kansas for that matter)  and only 10 teams have 48 of the National Titles.  Over half. 10 teams have 48 of the available 76 titles, leaving just 36 that weren’t won by this exclusive group. If you add Oklahoma A&M(2), San Francisco(2), Cincinnati(2), and NC State(2) that leaves 56 of the 76 teams.

If you add teams that have little to no chance of repeating the number is shrunk to 66 of the 76 titles. The teams we can remove are: CCNY, LaSalle, Holy Cross, Utah, Wyoming, Stanford, Loyola Illinois, Marquette, California, and UTEP

Now we have a remaining 10 teams that could repeat for the first time.

Michigan, Georgetown, Villanova, UNLV, Arizona, Oregon, Arkansas, Syracuse, Maryland, and Wisconsin.

Of these teams in 2015-2016, Only Villanova, Arizona, Oregon, and Maryland have a chance at winning it all.

For fun, Let’s look at National Titles by Conferences:

Pac-12 – 15

ACC – 14

SEC – 11

Big Ten – 10

Big East – 7

Independents – 6

Missouri Valley Conference – 4

Big 8 – 2

Metro – 2

West Coach Conference – 2

Big 12 – 1

Big West – 1

New York Conference – 1

Mountain States Conference – 1

American Conference – 1

Now let’s look at the breakdown of the exclusive 10 teams that have 48 of the 76 titles and where they are this season so far.

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UCLA has a total of 11 titles

1964, 65, 67-73, 1975, 95

As of March 1, UCLA is expected to NOT make the NCAA tourney, so, they are out.

UCLA(15-14): OUT

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Kentucky has 8 National Titles

1948, 49, 51, 58, 78, 96, 98, 2012

UK is ranked #22 and is expected to be a 4 seed. If the Cats can get Derek Willis healthy along with Alex Poythress at 100%, the Cats can catch some of that March Magic and make a run in March.

Kentucky(22-8): IN

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North Carolina has 5 National Titles in 1957, 82, 93, 05, and 2009.

As of March 1, North Carolina is ranked #8 and is projected to be a 2 seed in the tourney.

North Carolina(25-6): IN

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Indiana has won 5 National Titles in 1940, 53, 76, 81, and 1987.

As of March 1, Indiana is looking at a decent run in March. They always play hard, but, have been bad in March under Tom Crean. They are a projected 5 seed.

Indiana(24-6): IN

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Duke has won 5 National Titles in 1991, 92(I still hate Laettner), 2001, 2010, 2015

Duke was gifted in 2015  by the NCAA committee yet again by playing the first two rounds in their home state of North Carolina.  Because  they are more evolved than everyone else, they are blessed, silver-spooned, and like to sleep on the court.

It was a  bunny region that featured Gonzaga as the 2, Iowa State as the 3, Georgetown as the 4 and Utah as the 5. It was the actual #1 overall seed region despite the undefeated Kentucky team getting it by name.

Duke is projected to be a 4 seed. Expect another “weakest” region for them as the 4.

Duke(22-8): IN

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UCONN has 4 National Titles in 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2014

They didn’t make the big dance in 2015, so they were OUT.

In 2016, they are 20-9 and projected as a 9 seed. In most cases, Connecticut as a 9 seed would be considered an “out”, but, UCONN has proven to be dangerous no matter what seed they might be in a given year. So, with UCONN, if they are “in” they must be considered…

Connecticut: IN

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Kansas has won 3 National Titles.

1952, 88, 2008

Kansas has a history or losing to random mid-major schools early, or making deep runs into the Final 4 as high seeds.

As of March 1, Kansas is ranked #1 in the nation and is a 1 seed. Clearly a favorite to win it all (or lose to another mid-major early)

Kansas(26-4): IN

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Louisville has 3 National Titles.

1980, 86, and 2013

Louisville: OUT

Because:

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And this.

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Michigan State has 2 National Titles.

1979 and 2000

Michigan State is one of the programs that you can’t count out as a final 4 team. But, despite Tom Izzo and his 943 final fours, he’s still only been able to put together 1 title.

Michigan State is a projected as a 2 seed.

Michigan State(24-5): IN

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Florida has won 2 National Titles with Billy Donovon. Their new coach is this guy.

Michael White from Jesuit's Class of 1995 is the new head basketball coach at the University of Florida. He was the head coach at Louisiana Tech before replacing Billy Donovan in Gainesville.

Michael White from Jesuit’s Class of 1995 is the new head basketball coach at the University of Florida. He was the head coach at Louisiana Tech before replacing Billy Donovan in Gainesville.

Florida might be removed from this list in a few years moving them into the “San Fransisco” level of teams with 2 titles.

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As of March 1, Florida is not projected into the tournament and has a record of 17-13.

Florida: OUT

So, of the 10 teams with 48 of the 78 titles that are recently in the mix to get another one and 7 remain.

UK, UNC, Indiana, Duke, UCONN, Kansas, and Michigan State: IN

of those trying to get #2

Villanova(25-4, 1 seed), Arizona(22-7, 4 seed), Oregon(22-6, 3 seed), and Maryland(22-6, 3 seed): IN

You have to go back to 2003, Syracuse, to get a team not in this exclusive group.

2015 Duke (35-4) Mike Krzyzewski 68-63 Wisconsin Indianapolis, Ind.
2014 Connecticut (32-8) Kevin Ollie 60-54 Kentucky Arlington, Texas
2013 Louisville (35-5) Rick Pitino 82-76 Michigan Atlanta, Ga.
2012 Kentucky (38-2) John Calipari 67-59 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2011 Connecticut (32-9) Jim Calhoun 53-41 Butler Houston, Texas
2010 Duke (35-5) Mike Krzyzewski 61-59 Butler Indianapolis, Ind.
2009 North Carolina (34-4) Roy Williams 89-72 Michigan State Detroit, Mich.
2008 Kansas (37-3) Bill Self 75-68 (OT) Memphis San Antonio, Texas
2007 Florida (35-5) Billy Donovan 84-75 Ohio State Atlanta, Ga.
2006 Florida (33-6) Billy Donovan 73-57 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
2005 North Carolina (33-4) Roy Williams 75-70 Illinois St. Louis, Mo.
2004 Connecticut (33-6) Jim Calhoun 82-73 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas

History has a way of repeating itself, who is it going to be?

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What School Could Field Best NBA Team Using Their Current NBA Players?

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247Sports.com ranked the top 8 college programs based upon their current NBA talent. They limited the roster to 12 players. Here is the top 8 and if you want to see the complete list of players you can visit 247Sports.com

8. ARIZONA WILDCATS

7. NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS

6. KANSAS JAYHAWKS

5. DUKE BLUE DEVILS

4. TEXAS LONGHORNS

3. FLORIDA GATORS

2. UCLA BRUINS

1. KENTUCKY WILDCATS

Starting Lineup
G: John Wall, Washington
G: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix
F: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte
F: Anthony Davis, New Orleans
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento
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G: Rajon Rondo, Dallas
G: Brandon Knight, Phoenix
G: Jodie Meeks, Detroit
F: Patrick Patterson, Toronto
F: Terrence Jones, Houston
C: Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City
C: Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia

Wow, UK players could win the NBA title!

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Willie Cauley-Stein Named Finalist for Player of the Year

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UKAthletics.com reports the following about the great honor bestowed upon Willie Cauley-Stein:

“The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has named Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein a finalist for the 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the association’s national player of the year.

Cauley-Stein, a junior, is averaging 9.4 points – the second most of any UK frontcourt player – and 6.4 rebounds. The Olathe, Kan., native has recorded 12 double-figure scoring games this season, including a 21-point, 12-rebound performance against then-No. 6 Texas in December. He leads the team with 39 steals and has swatted 43 shots on the year.

The 7-footer is the first player in program history to amass 200 or more career blocks and 100 or more career steals, having achieved the feat earlier this season. He’s also one of just eight players in program history with 500 or more rebounds, 100 or more blocks, and 75 or more steals.”

Here is the complete list of the finalists:

Ron Baker, Wichita State
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Bobby Portis, Arkansas
D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
Delon Wright, Utah

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Just In Time For #9 and The Christmas Shopping Season (VIDEO)

The Cats have #8, but, are scratching, clawing and fighting for #9! Show that YOU are a part of Big Blue Nations fight for #9 by proudly wearing this exclusive shirt from KentuckyCrazies.com. It’s not a question of “if?”, it’s a matter of “when” we bring home #9! Go ahead and get your CraZy On! The fight for 9 is real! Long Sleeve is perfect for the cold walks to Rupp! The short sleeve is fine for any time… Go Cats!!!

Watch this short promo video spotlighting the new shirt with an appearance from Santa!

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