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College / Jan 13, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Video: Anthony Davis Guarantees A 2015 NCAA Title For Kentucky

Anthony Davis

After playing against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans in December, Bulls power forward Pau Gasol said the Brow’s “a freak,” and we don’t disagree. Davis is continuing to dominate for the Pellies, putting them in prime playoff contention in the loaded West. The former defensive force for Kentucky recently guaranteed a 2015 NCAA Title for his Wildcats in an interview with Red Bull. Read More »

College, High School / Jan 5, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kentucky Commit Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

Slam Dunk to the Beach returned to Cape Henlopen high school in Lewes, Delaware after an 11-year hiatus this year. Before, NBA stars like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard had played in the tournament as high schoolers, but last Sunday, Isaiah Briscoe made a case for himself to have his name added to the tournament’s prestigious alumni list that features 34 NBA All-Stars. Read More »

College / Nov 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Breaking Down A Kentucky Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Seven-Game Series

Nerlens Noel, Karl-Anthony Towns

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Philadelphia 76ers are two basketball programs with completely different goals this season. SMU coach Larry Brown said the Wildcats should go 45-0 this season while 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie would love for his team to go 0-82 and secure the top spot in the NBA Draft Lottery. Kentucky is fighting for a National Championship and the 76ers are in full tank mode. Read More »

Smack / Nov 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Alum Eric Bledsoe Says Kentucky Can “Definitely” Beat The Sixers

Eric Bledsoe

The NBA season isn’t even a month old and we’re already sick of a few ongoing storylines. The biggest one surrounds the laughable notion any college team could beat an NBA franchise. Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers are winless at 0-10, and Kentucky stomped Kansas the other day, but to say Kentucky could actually beat the Sixers is crazy talk. Then again, former Kentucky guard and current Suns guard Eric Bledsoe says they “definitely” could. Read More »

College / Oct 17, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Video: Drake Uses Lint-Roller, Air Balls Jumper At Kentucky Midnight Madness

Drake

Drake is a fan of University of Kentucky basketball. Other than the Wildcats’ unparalleled success since John Calipari took reins of the storied program in 2009, we’re not exactly sure why. But that’s beside the point here. At UK’s Midnight Madness event to kick off the 2014-2015 tonight, the Nothing Was The Same rapper not only appeared, but sarcastically used a lint-roller and not so sarcastically air balled a jumper. Read More »

College / Sep 9, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Calipari Setting Up Mini Scouting Combine For Kentucky NBA Prospects

John Calipari

No coach in college basketball feeds more talent to the NBA than the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari. And considering his 2014-2015 Wildcats might be the most talented team he’s ever assembled, it only makes sense he’d add fuel to his recruiting cache. According to a report, Calipari is assembling a two-day scouting combine on the Kentucky campus for league personnel to evaluate his star-studded roster. Read More »

College, GIFs / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Obliterates Huskies With Monster Jam

James Young, Amida Brimah

Yes, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship last night, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and their overrated, then underrated, coterie of freshman — led by possible lottery selection Julius Randle. And yes, there was a bizarre rumor that Wildcats coach John Calipari was headed to the Lakers. But all we could do was marvel at the oomph with which James Young threw down this slam on the Huskies midway through the second half. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:29 am

Lakers Deny Rex Chapman Rumor John Calipari Will Coach Lakers Next Year

John Calipari

While John Calipari was busy consoling the devastated youngsters he coaches for Kentucky following UConn’s 60-54 win over them in the NCAA Title game, he also had to deal with former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeting that Calipari was going to Los Angeles to coach the Lakers next season. Chapman dropped his bomb on Twitter before the tip-off tonight, but the Lakers have already refuted the claim by the former Wildcat and NBA sharpshooter. Read More »

Video / Apr 8, 2014 / 12:54 am

College Basketball’s 2014 “One Shining Moment”

NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies

NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies

The 2014 NCAA Tournament is over, and the University of Connecticut Huskies, unheralded for much of the season, and seeded no. 7 entering the tournament, did the unthinkable and won the 2014 NCAA Title. Come live the magic with the capstone to every college basketball season, another rendition of “One Shining Moment.” Read More »

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 12:33 am

UConn Defeats Kentucky To Win 2014 NCAA Title

University of Connecticut Huskies

The University of Connecticut Huskies are your 2014 NCAA Tournament champions after defeating the freshman-heavy Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54, never having trailed for the duration of the 40-minute affair. Senior Shabazz Napier was his usual brilliant self, scoring 22, grabbing six rebounds (tied for the team high) and dishing three dimes while his fellow guard Ryan Boatright scored 14 more as the Huskies cruised for an unthinkable national title after coming into the Tournament as a No. 7 seed. Read More »