James Young is the second Wildcat to earn SEC honors this season. Julius Randle was named SEC Player of the Week after the opening weekend of the year.
Beginning what should be a decorated Monday of national and conference awards for the Kentucky freshman, Randle was named the CBSSports.com College Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 22.5 points and 15.0 rebounds in UK’s wins over UNC Asheville and Northern Kentucky.
Five Kentucky players — Julius Randle, Willie Cauely-Stein, Alex Poythress, Andrew Harrison and James Young — were honored with preseason All-Southeastern Conference honors by the league’s coaches
John Calipari and Alex Poythress made the trip down to Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday for Southeastern Conference Media Day.
Kentucky was tabbed to win its 46th regular-season Southeastern Conference title on Wednesday in a voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members.
Gary Parrish of CBS Sports unveiled his SEC predictions Thursday morning, and they are chock-full of pro-UK picks. Parrish tabbed UK the team to beat in the SEC, named Julius Randle the preseason player of the year, placed three Wildcats on the All-SEC first team and picked John Calipari as coach of the year.
Tickets for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament are now on sale. The 2014 tournament will be held March 12-16, 2014 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
After watching his team get outrebounded, “outhustled” and “outworked” in the second half of doubleheader nightcap, a hot and irritated John Calipari said this letdown loss simply came down to toughness. One team (Baylor) had it. The other (Kentucky) didn’t.