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UK just wrapped up an impressive two-game exhibition slate with a historic performance vs Asbury. Now, the real fun begins with the regular season beginning this week.

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Cats Blitz Asbury in Final Exhibition | UK Wildcats News
From start to finish, the pace was staggeringly quick, featuring 111 possessions. The record for most possessions in any game during the Calipari era at UK is 83. UK surpassed the legendary first-half total of 86 points the 1996 team had vs. LSU in the first 20 minutes with 88 and reached 100 points less than three minutes into the second half.

What Calipari said after Kentucky’s 93-point exhibition win over Asbury - SEC Country
Kentucky won its final exhibition game by 93 points Sunday night against Asbury. Here are the highlights of what coach John Calipari had to say after it was over.

Calipari's players first approach keeps Cats at forefront of college hoops | Herald-Leader
Critics may question Kentucky’s dependence on freshmen. But the formula works. As validation, Duke and other programs breathe life in the saying: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

WATCH || Derek Willis rocks the cradle - 247
De'Aaron Fox passed the ball up ahead on the break to Derek Willis, who rocked the cradle with a double-pump, two-handed reverse jam.

Photo Gallery: Asbury -
The best photos from a historic performance on Sunday night, albeit it an exhibition game vs Asbury.

Calipari texted Stoops after last night’s loss - Kentucky Sports Radio
Mark Stoops received a late-night text message from John Calipari Saturday night. There’s no better person to get some coaching love from than a Hall of Famer.

Coach K, John Calipari raise the stakes in college hoop recruiting | New York Post
Since the advent of the one-and-done rule in 2006, just two teams have won national titles with those type of players, predictably Kentucky in 2012 and Duke in 2015. Relying on this model, Kentucky has been to four Final Fours in the past five years, while Duke has that national title.

Report: Former Suns guard Archie Goodwin to sign with Pelicans - Arizona Sports
Former Suns guard Archie Goodwin has reached an agreement with the Pelicans on a two-year deal. He joins fellow UK Wildcats Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis in New Orleans.

Kentucky won't let loss to Georgia define its football season | Herald-Leader
Had UK won, the Wildcats would have been bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010, and the Wildcats program would have been riding a wave of recruiting momentum. Alas, Kentucky lost in a way that will haunt. Now, Kentucky must somehow regroup from a crushing defeat when so much bounty was there to be grasped and get ready for a noon kickoff at Tennessee.

How Zion Williamson became one of the nation's elite recruits | Charlotte Observer
Spartanburg Day School junior Zion Williamson was a point guard until a growth spurt after his freshman year transformed into a 6-foot-6, 230-pound small forward. Now he is one the nation’s top recruits and is receiving scholarship offers from college basketball’s top programs.

College career of Ole Miss Rebels' Chad Kelly done after knee injury - ESPN
Ole Miss senior quarterback Chad Kelly suffered a torn ACL and torn lateral meniscus in his knee Saturday and will undergo surgery, ending his season and college career.

The Trae Young Show At Elite 14 Showcase! - Ball Is Life
Right before the High School season kicks off here in the South, some of the nation's top teams met up at the Elite 14. And this year the one player that took the show was none other that Senior Trae Young of Norman North.

Official SEC Country Power Poll (Week 10) - SEC Country
Ten weeks into the 2016 college football season and the SEC Country Power Poll has taken on a familiar look. The SEC West is still head and shoulders above the SEC East.

Wildcats in a Bowl Game: Where could they be headed? | Kentucky Sports Radio
With the football season coming to a close, one SEC road game and hopefully an easy last win at home, it's time to start thinking about where UK could be bowling.

Stefanik Wins John Stimpson Main Draw at SEC Coaches Classic | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky men’s tennis wrapped up play at the SEC Coaches Classic on the campus of the University of Alabama.

Rating the State: High school rankings after first round of playoffs | Herald-Leader
Undefeated Trinity, Bowling Green and Ryle hold the top three spots in Dave Cantrall’s Rating the State. Next up in his rankings for high school football in Kentucky are Scott County and St. Xavier.

Cincinnati Bearcats defend Tommy Tuberville for yelling at fan - ESPN
As Tuberville walked into the tunnel following the Bearcats' 20-3 home loss to BYU, a frustrated fan yelled: "Hey Tommy, you're stealing. You're stealing from this university. You're stealing, Tommy!" Tuberville reacted by yelling: "Hey, go to hell. Get a job! Get a job!"