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2018 Schedule
14-5, 4th in SEC
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Kentucky out of Top 25 for 1st time since '14

Villanova maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while another bunch of Wildcats found themselves sliding out of the rankings for the first time in nearly four years.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Kentucky, Florida, LSU and Vanderbilt each with 3 top 100 recruits for next year. ‪The SEC has 6 recruiting classes in the top-20. 4.Kentucky, 7.Vanderbilt, 11.LSU, 14.Mississippi State, 19. Arkansas and no.20 Florida. More talent headed to the SEC.

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SEC in NCAA tourney: Who's in or out? (4:01)
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Florida rallies to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64

Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17 points, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayers contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as Florida rallied to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 on Saturday night.

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Florida battles past No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 (2:25)
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Florida knocks off Kentucky on the road (0:54)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky has had issues closing out games recently, even in wins. The Wildcats' first show with a minute left tonight? Hits the side of backboard.

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Hayes throws down off the inbounds pass (0:26)
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Calipari addresses concerns at the half (0:16)
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Calipari: Wildcats on the verge of taking off (1:06)

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Zion Williamson will make his college announcement live at 8:15 p.m. ET tonight on ESPN2 SportsCenter. He will decide between Clemson, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Zion Williamson: What you need to know before he commits

Can Clemson or South Carolina keep the state's best player at home? Will a blue blood like Kansas or Kentucky poach the five-star? One of the few remaining five-star 2018 recruits commits Saturday.

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Midweek takeaways: Week 11 (4:52)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

I asked DeMarcus Cousins yesterday whether he thought his former college coach John Calipari would ever coach in the NBA again: "I don't think so. He's in a position to walk into the sunset. He's in the perfect place." But Cousins added that he thinks, partially due to coaching all the one-and-dones, that Cal would be much better equipped now than the first time around. "He was young. You live and learn. He's dealt with all types of personnel, future pros -- and that's prepared himself to deal with pros."

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South Carolina finishes strong to top Kentucky (1:12)
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South Carolina upsets No. 18 UK 76-68 (1:55)
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Ben Hogg ESPN Producer 

Tess & Farnham give u a behind-the-scenes look at tonight's broadcast! #18 Kentucky vs South Carolina 9ET ESPN 🏀

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke and Kansas each have three McDonald's All-Americans, while Vanderbilt, Oregon, Kentucky and North Carolina have two selections apiece.

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Calipari nails half-court shot (0:15)
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Sean Farnham ESPN Insider 

For the 1st time at Kentucky, Coach Cal hits the half-court shot at shoot around. The Cats take on South Carolina tonight at 9pm et on ESPN.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Best chance to win or tie for SEC men's basketball regular season conference title: Auburn: 55% Florida 31% Tennessee: 24% Kentucky: 17%

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.0Tied-104th
Rebounds Per Game38.754th
Assists Per Game14.3145th
Points Allowed69.8Tied-121st

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Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record123-50
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances56