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WOW Headlines – 3/13/13

SEC Tournament Wednesday Night Results
Mississippi State 70, South Carolina 59
Texas A&M 71, Auburn62
Thursday SEC Tournament Games…
LSU vs Georgia…Tennessee vs Mississippi State…Vanderbilt vs Arkansas…Texas A&M vs Missouri
Florida’s Billy Donovan was named the SEC’s Coach of the Year
Georgia F Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was named the SEC’s Player of the Year
Vanderbilt DT Jared Morse is currently away from school after breaking a team rule, though coach James Franklin is hopeful he can return
East Tennessee State is considering re-starting its football program and on top of the school’s wish list of coaches is former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer
In 2011-12, Kentucky made $21.6 million in basketball revenue, tops in the SEC
Ole Miss made $5.9 in basketball revenue in 2011-12, the worst number in the SEC

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SEC Basketball Headlines 11/24/2012

1. Louisville 84 – Missouri 61. 23 turnovers for the Tigers.  Center Alex Oriakhi. “We have a lot of work to do.” Suspended guard Mike Dixon takes to Twitter to defend himself.

2. Alabama 59 – Charleston Southern 46. Defense wins it as Alabama survives 1-for-16 stretch.

3. Kentucky 104 – Long Island 75. 60 points in the paint for John Calipari’s team. Coach expects point guard Ryan Harrow to return this weekend.

4. Georgia 54 – East Tennessee State 38. 63% from the field for the Bulldogs – best shooting night in almost two years.

5. Arizona State 83 – Arkansas 68. Razorbacks drop their first game of the season despite 29 points from BJ Young.

6. Ole Miss 91 – Lipscomb 45. Rebels get game-high 23 points from Murphy Holloway.

7. Florida 79 – UCF 66. Gators bench vs. UCF bench – 28-0.

8. Marist 50 – Vanderbilt 33. Worst offensive performance ever under coach Kevin Stallings.

9. “The sport of college basketball is now a dumpster fire.”

10. Morehead State coach Sean Woods gets one-game suspension for sideline conduct in game against Kentucky.

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SEC Headlines 12/18/2010 Part Two

1. LSU’s “Texas Tigers” looking forward to playing in their home state.

2. LSU point guard Andre Stringer is a 5-9 freshman and the team’s leading scorer.

3. Renardo Sidney makes his regular season debut tonight for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

4. The Ole Miss Rebels host East Tennessee State this afternoon.

5. Two practices on Friday for the Alabama football team.

6. Auburn’s football team returns the practice field after 14 days off.

7. Jon Solomon: “Coaches have displayed a growing lack of respect for NCAA enforcement.”

8. The Sugar Bowl is warning of duplicate tickets.

9. That didn’t last long: Big Ten could revisit division names

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Cal: Washington will ‘try to kill’ Jones

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Before he headed for a day-of-the-game shootaround Tuesday, Kentucky Coach John Calipari predicted Washington will target its defense to contain freshman forward Terrence Jones in the EA Sports Maui Invitational second-rounder later that day.

“They’re going to go after him, be physical with him,” Calipari said. “He’ll have to be ready for it.”

Calipari noted that Portland had success by putting muscle on Jones, who had 12 points and five rebounds against the Pilots last Friday.

“He wasn’t ready for physical play at Portland,” Calipari said. “I told (Jones), these dudes (from Washington) are going to try to kill you.”

In UK’s other two games, Jones scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against East Tennessee State to become the first freshman since 1979-80 to score 20 or more points and grab 10 or more rebounds in his debut.

Then against Oklahoma in Monday’s first round, Jones equalled the second-highest point total for a UK freshman with 29.

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Wildcats Begin Four-Game Road Swing

Following a season-opening 88-65 win against East Tennessee State, the Wildcats take to the road for the first time this season, traveling to the Northwest to take on the Portland Pilots in the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.
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Kentucky Rolls ETSU in Season Opener

Terrence Jones had 25 points and 12 rebounds and sparked a second-half surge as No. 11 Kentucky opened the season with an energetic 88-65 win over East Tennessee State on Friday night. Doron Lamb added 20 points for the Wildcats and Brandon Knight had 17 points and five assists as Kentucky’s latest batch of freshmen looked right at home in John Calipari’s dribble-drive offense. Isiah Brown led the Buccaneers with 25 points, but the defending Atlantic Sun champions couldn’t match Kentucky’s firepower.
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UK to appeal NCAA ruling Kanter permanently ineligible

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The University of Kentucky plans to appeal a NCAA ruling that freshman Enes Kanter is permanently ineligible, the school announced Thursday.
A sign that there had been a decision in the case came earlier Thursday when Kanter was seen wearing practice gear and headed for Kentucky’s practice court.
Under NCAA rules, a player who has been declared ineligible can practice while his or her school appeals the ruling.
Anything is possible in the appeals process. It’s no unheard of for rulings to be reversed, upheld or penalties reduced because of appeals.
Kanter originally committed to Washington. Kentucky, which lost three big men to the 2010 NBA Draft, had not objected to the perception that Kanter could give the program a suitable presence around the basket. Kanter wowed the recruiting world last spring when he broke Dirk Nowitzki’s record for points in the Nike Hoop Summit.
UK recruited Kanter despite well-known questions about his eligibility. At least two prep school coaches turned down the chance to add Kanter to their teams last season because he played three seasons for a professionial team in his native Turkey.
The NCAA Eligibility Center has been reviewing questions about Kanter’s amateur status for months. It’s not known if Kentucky appeals to earlier rulings of ineligibility contributed to the length of the case.
During such reviews, the NCAA permits players to practice for 45 days. Kanter’s time clock began in early August when Kentucky began preparations for an exhibition series in Canada. The time limit expired in mid-September.
UK won an appeal for an extension until the end of September. But Kanter had not practiced since that time until Thursday.
When asked earlier Thursday about Kanter playing for UK at some point this season, Calipari was non-commital. “Uh, there is a chance,” he told reporterse, “but he won’t be playing Friday.
UK opens the season Friday against East Tennessee State.

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Cal counsels patience as Cats begin season

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Content provided by Jerry Tipton on UK basketball.

Kentucky Coach John Calipari counseled patience as his team — more Justin Bieber than grizzled veteran — prepares to open the season Friday against East Tennessee State.

“I’d tell everyone to be patient,” he said on Thursday. “I’ll be as patient as I can be. It may not look that way.”

In ETSU, the freshman-oriented Cats play a team that has four fifth-year seniors and a fourth-year junior on its roster. The Bucs received a NCAA Tournament bid last season and lost to Kentucky 100-71 in the first round.

Calipari suggested that blowout had no relevance to Friday night’s game.

“This was a bad first game to the schedule,” he said. “(ETSU) is well coached, play hard (and) play aggressive.”

Aggressiveness was a theme Calipari hit on with Kentucky during last week’s exhibitions.

A team like ETSU can help Kentucky learn about itself, the coach suggested. “You can’t learn about a team against Popcorn State,” he said.

Besides making aggressiveness a staple of its play, Kentucky must learn to execute better, adjust to the pace of games and make good decisions in shot selection.

“So important,” Calipari said of shot selection. “Freshmen are playing like it’s just a pick-up game. . . .I don’t expect them to play like it’s January or February. It’s (mid-November) and it looks like it.”

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Videos: John Calipari on Friday’s opening game

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A couple of videos of Kentucky coach John Calipari talking to media before Thursday’s practice, in preparation for Friday’s opener against East Tennessee State.

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Kanter dresses for practice, meaning?

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Content provided by Jerry Tipton on UK basketball.

Freshman Enes Kanter was seen wearing practice gear and headed for Kentucky’s practice court on Thursday. What that meant with regard to Kanter’s eligibility status remained unknown.

UK Coach John Calipari played coy when asked about Kanter practicing.

“I don’t know,” he told reporters. “Let me go in there (to practice) and find out.”

The NCAA Eligibility Center has been reviewing questions about Kanter’s amateur status. He played three seasons for a professional team in his native Turkey.

During such reviews, players can practice for 45 days. Kanter’s time limit expired in mid-September. UK won an appeal for an extension until the end of September. But Kanter has not practiced since that time.

When asked about Kanter playing for UK at some point this season, Calipari said, “Uh, there is a chance, but he won’t be playing Friday.”

UK opens the season Friday against East Tennessee State.

Under NCAA rules, a player who has been declared ineligible can practice while his or her school appeals the ruling. If that circumstance applies to Kanter, Calipari was not saying as UK began practice Thursday.

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