Kentucky scores first 24 points, crushes UCLA

No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points on way to 83-42 victory over UCLA; Booker has 19.

      
 

 

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Kentucky scores first 24 points, crushes UCLA 83-42

No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points on way to 83-42 victory over UCLA; Booker has 19.

      
 

 

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Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-44 (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky players from left, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis, Trey Lyles, and Willie Cauley-Stein celebrate their 83-42 win over UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — No. 1 Kentucky made it look so easy that coach John Calipari felt the need to point out he had actual human beings on the court.


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Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-42 (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky players from left, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis, Trey Lyles, and Willie Cauley-Stein celebrate their 83-42 win over UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday.


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Cavaliers Film Room: First Quarter Love

When we last met in the Cavalier Film Room, we talked about Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, we’re finally going to get into some of David Blatt’s offense.
I’m going to start with what has become pretty obvious: Kevin Love is a really good first quarter player. Not only is Love an excellent first quarter player, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are an excellent first quarter team (first in points – 28.5, field goal percentage – 51.8%, and three-point percentage – 50.4% in the first). That’s not a coincidence, but what are Love and the Cavaliers doing differently in the first quarter as opposed to the others where Love has ranged from timid to disengaged for stretches?
Let’s take a look at a couple of recent first quarters. We’ll look at last week’s first quarter in Brooklyn. Love scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter against Mirza Teletovic primarily. In the first quarter, early offense can be the best offense. As Kyrie brings the ball up the court, both Shawn Marion and LeBron J

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Stock Watch for Top College Basketball Teams After First Month of 2014-15 Season

Has it really been a month already?

After having to wait seemingly forever for the 2014-15 college basketball season to begin, quickly the first month of competition has breezed by and we’re only a few weeks from getting into the thick of the conference slates. A lot has happened in this first month, particularly for some of the game’s top teams, so much so you might have missed a few things along the way.

For the purposes of this article, the definition of “top” isn’t based on preseason (or current) rankings, but rather identifying teams based on how notable and popular they are. These are the ones who, more than other schools, tend to have each and every result factor into their evaluation.

With that in mind, check out our stock watch for 10 of the top Division I teams through the first month of the 2014-15 season.

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Kings put ideology first in firing Michael Malone

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive could have handled this better but he’s hardly the exception.

      
 

 

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Pistons asking for a first round pick for Greg Monroe

The Detroit Pistons are nothing short of a complete disaster, and arguably no one feels that more than PF/C, Greg Monroe. After failing to come to terms on an extension with the Pistons, Monroe decided to go the unconventional route, and signed his qualifying offer this season for just 5.5 million dollars. At the time, many believed that Monroe did this as opposed to signing an offer-sheet else wise in fear of the Pistons matching a deal.According to the Sporting News, that’s absolutely true; Monroe desperately wants out of Detroit, and the Pistons are apparently interested in giving him his wish provided they get a first round pick in return.sources told Sporting News, he wants that, badly. But teams seeking Monroe will need to cough up a first-round pick, and that’s a sticking point.By signing the qualifying offer Greg Monroe does have the right to veto any trade, but the Sporting News article points out that he’d be unlikely to exercise that option based on his desire to get out …

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Skip Bayless Says ” Kobe Bryant Aint Jordan” On ESPN First Take (Video)

 

Hours after Kobe Bryant passing Michael Jordan on All-Time Scorers List, ESPN First Take Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debates the incredible milestone. Bayless goes on record to state “Kobe aint Jordan, why are we stopping and applauding”.
Sounds like the usual behavior of Mr. Bayless undermining greatness. Stephen A. debates MJ will always and forever be the all-time great, but lest witness the great career of Kobe.
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VCU hands No. 24 Northern Iowa first loss in 2OT

Norther Iowa fell one win shy of tying the best start in school history.

      
 

 

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