Johnny Be Good: Juzang’s Breakthrough Helps Cats Past Vols

KNOXVILLE — Kentucky’s seven-man rotation expanded after Johnny Juzang made a case for himself for more valuable playing time following a memorable performance against Tennessee Saturday afternoon. Juzang scored a career-high 13 points to lead the 15th-ranked Wildcats to a 77-64 win over the Volunteers, giving Kentucky its first victory at

Nothing Sucks Like a Big Orange

photo credit Keith Taylor By Dr. John Huang (KNOXVILLE, Tn) – Napoleon had his Waterloo. Custer had his Little Big Horn. For John Calipari and his 15th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, the scene of their demise has always seemed like Thompson-Boling Arena. “Jeez, we’ve won some down there,” Calipari retorted, when asked at his pregame press conference why it

Is Nick The MVP For Kentucky Basketball

By LARRY VAUGHT Forgive Nick Richards for being a bit surprised after Wednesday’s win over Vanderbilt when he had all 15 of his points and 10 of his 11 rebounds  in the second half to learn that coach John Calipari didn’t have anything bad to say about him. “He said that? I’m

Khalil Whitney To Leave Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT What in the world happened with Kahlil Whitney? How did he go from a McDonald’s All-American and projected preseason first-round NBA draft lottery pick to playing a combined four minutes in two Kentucky’s two most recent Southeastern Conference games and then stunning everyone by announcing Friday he was leaving

When Will He Be The Shooter UK Expected

By LARRY VAUGHT Going into the season the hope was that freshman Johnny Juzang would be a 3-point shooter that Kentucky needed. Instead, he has not played the last three games due to a “virus” and has not had big minutes in any game since getting 22 on Dec. 7 in a

Hagans Leads The Way As ‘Cats Fend Off Pesky Utah Valley

Photograph by Victoria Graff BY Bill Crockett (LEXINGTON, Ky.) — Coming on the heels of last week's hiccup against Evansville, John Calipari's short-handed Wildcats squandered a 16-point second-half lead but fended off pesky Utah Valley 82-74 in a squeaker at home.  Slightly undermanned, No. 9 Kentucky (3-1) played not to lose for much of