John Calipari

James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kentucky Guard James Young

Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.

04/08/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

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#11 Kentucky Wins at Mizzou Arena

John Calipari’s Cats too much for Frank Haith’s Tigers, 84-79

02/01/2014

Head coach Frank Haith of the Missouri Tigers reacts against the Colorado State Rams during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rupp Arena on March 21, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SEC Hoops Coaches Hold Media Day

Missouri’s Frank Haith predicts at least five SEC teams will make the NCAA tournament this season.

10/16/2013

Blake Griffin of the USA Men's National Team rebounds during training camp on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers’ Griffin Out of Olympics with Knee Injury

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blake Griffin will have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and the U.S. forward will miss the Olympics. Griffin returned to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/13/2012

Kevin Durant #5 of the US Men's Senior National Team rebounds against the Dominican Republic during an exhibition game at the Thomas and Mack Center on July 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant Scores 24, US Olympic Team Wins Exhibition

And even with another loss from its roster, the U.S. Olympic basketball team just keeps on rolling along.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/12/2012

Column: ‘Student-athletes’ in Name Only

It’s time to bury the term “student-athlete.” It died at 11:42 p.m. Monday, just about the time the confetti falling from the roof of the Superdome landed on coach John Calipari’s hair and the players […]

04/03/2012

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