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Top 20 Active MBB Coaches (Ranked By Career W-L %) Big 12 Has 4 Of Them

Mark Few 80.12 Roy Williams 79.21 John Calipari 77.13 Thad Matta 76.78 Mike Kryzyzewski 76.26 Bill Self 75.35 Jamie Dixon 75.0 Jim Boeheim 74.76 Rick Pitino 74.20 Sean Miller 72.38 ...

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Top 20 Active MBB Coaches (Ranked By Career W-L %)

Mark Few 80.12 Roy Williams 79.21 John Calipari 77.13 Thad Matta 76.78 Mike Kryzyzewski 76.26 Bill Self 75.35 Jamie Dixon 75.0 Jim Boeheim 74.76 Rick Pitino 74.20 Sean Miller 72.38 ...

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10 Years Ago > Chris Lofton (Clipped)

… After a solid high school career, Lofton's style of play was starting to surface to some of the elite basketball programs in the nation. Many expected for him to go to the University of Kentucky,...

40 Years Ago > UK Basketball At Fork In The Road

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Joe Hall had completed his first 2 years succeeding Adolph Rupp but his 33-21 overall W-L record did not measure up. His first 2 recruiting classes (Miller, Wood & Warford in 1972, then Johnson, Haskins, Holland, Whitus, Mayhall & Utz) fell far short of typical UK recruiting classes. Then comes 1974. Hall led his returning Cats to a 17-2 record on a summer tour in Australia. He landed a highly regarded recruiting class (Givens, Lee, Robey, Phillips & Hall) that included several HS A-A and much needed height. 1975 might be a make or break year for Hall and the Cats. Fortunately it turned out pretty well. The 1975 Cats propelled UK back into the national limelight.

I Never Knew This About Scott Courts (UK Player In 1978)

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I never heard that his Dad died a few days before the 1978 NCAA title game nor why he left UK that summer. He has returned for 1978 team reunions so I think all is better now.

WAY Off Topic > SI Named Top 50 College Athletes Ever (2013)

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I know # 49 really well - my stepdaughter. But of interest to me was the inclusion of Pistol Pete Maravich. He was a marvelous basketball player and skilled athlete.

A Look Back At Some Of The Best Freshmen Classes Ever

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But LHL missed one. The 1959 UC Bearcats freshman recruits were headed by Kentuckian Tom Thacker (2x All-Stater from Covington Grant HS). He, along with Tony Yates, Larry Shingleton, Dale Heidotting (et al) were 14-1 as Bearkittens (frosh) then 86-7 on the varsity, winning 2 NCAA titles and finishing runner-up as seniors to Loyola IL in OT.

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Basketball Recruit Visiting TTU This Weekend

Jackson Davis 6-8 PF from Lexington KY Lafayette HS is scheduled to be visiting TTU campus this weekend. Tubby recruited his Dad (Johnathon Davis) back in 1987 when Tubby was USC assistant to...

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Basketball Times (Sept 2013) HS Player Rankings (By Hoop Scoop)

Some UK targets (as rated by Clark Francis) are: Stanley Johnson # 1 (Calif WF). Cliff Alexander #3 (Chicago C). Tyus Jones # 4 (Twin Cities PG). Jahlil Okafor # 6 (Chicago C). Myles Turner #...

UK Has 3 Recruits From Chicago On Campus Sept 8 & 9

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Seniors Okafor and Ulis PLUS highly rated junior guard Charles Matthews.

Jon Scott Has New Website > UK Frosh & JV Teams

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A neat scroll through history. Read about the fabled Super Kittens in 1972. Read about the last UK JV team in 1996. Neat stuff for oldtimers like me. Thanks Jon!

2013 Parade HS All-Americans

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Cats have 4 on the list of 40. Aaron Harrison, Marcus Lee, James Young, and Dominique Hawkins.

C-J Super 5 Teams > UK Has 6 of 15

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The Cats have signed 6 of the Top 15 on the C-J Super 5 teams.

USA Today HS All-Americans

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USA Today (newspaper) began naming HS A-A in 1983. Now it names 15 HS A-A (in 3 teams of 5) from all classes (Sr, Jr, Soph, Frosh). Prior to Calipari coming to UK, the Cats had signed 10 USA Today HS A-A. Ever. Since his arrival, UK has signed 16 (yes SIXTEEN) of them, including 6 this year alone.

My Old Kentucky Home (Happy Chandler)

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This took place 25 years ago in 1988. Nothing like it anywhere. PS the crying UK (girl) cheerleader is Lori Gooch, who was my neighbor in Fort Mitchell KY growing up. She's 15 years younger but lived right down the street. Her brother is one my best friends (and my eye doctor now).

Adolph And Cawood

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Many on here know them only in history but thanks to this video, we can hear them both in their own words. Both had a melodic cadence in their voices that may never be repeated here at UK or anywhere.

Good Article By Rick Bozich

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About former UK coach Tubby Smith. I still think a buyout is coming in March. The new AD wants his own coach. It will cost about $3 million to do it.

Good Article By Rick Bozich

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Is Sid Hartman really 92 years old? I still think a buyout is coming in March.

The Best (?) College Team In 1965-66

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Perhaps the UCLA freshman team. Undefeated at 21-0. Beat UCLA varsity by 15. UCLA was 2-time defending NCAA champions at the time.

What If They Went To College Instead Of NBA?

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Darryl Dawkins, Bill Willoughby, and Tracy McGrady among those who would (?) have attended UK had they not gone straight to NBA from HS ranks.

Former UK Coach Gets Career W # 500

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Adolph Rupp, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, and John Calipari all have well over 500 career W. Tubby Smith joined that list tonight. Only 19 active coaches have 500 or more W in their career.

Joe B Hall Finally Gets His Due (HOF) Tonight

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Coach Hall finally gets recognition for what he did in the 1970's and 1980's. He also deserves credit for creating a UK recruiting system in the mid 1960's than brought players like Dan Issel, Mike Pratt, Mike Casey, Tom Parker, Tom Payne, Kevin Grevey, Mike Flynn, Jimmy Dan Conner, Bob Guyette (et al) to Lexington. UK basketball recruiting was floundering in the mid 1960's.

Happy Veterans Day To All Who Served The USA

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Especially these Wildcats. Most especially those with an * who paid the ultimate price for us. May they RIP.

Great Story > Jim Duff And Kevin Grevey

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Good read from Mark Story in LHL today. Jim Duff was HS teammate of Grevey. He and his Dad are the reasons that Kevin Grevey came to UK.

Parker Narrows It To 5 (Not UK)

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BYU still on his list. I think they are a sleeper.

Kentucky Long Rifle Passes Away

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A member of the UK Super Kittens (undefeated frosh team in 1972) died of a heart attack this week. GJ Smith passed away at 59. Far too young.

Donald "Quack" Butler > UK Recruiter In Early 1960's

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The late Mr. Butler (native of Owensboro who passed away in 2002) brought many a UK legend to Lexington in his day.

Gophers Lead For 7-Footer

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Don't know much about him but you can't teach 7-feet.

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