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2016 Schedule

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star point guard Trae Young has announced his six finalists: Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech.

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2dJeff Borzello

Elite programs adjust targets in July

Programs entered July with a clear recruiting board, but things have changed. Where are elite programs such as Kentucky turning in 2017?

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MKG ready to repay Hornets' faith in him

Charlotte signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a four-year, $52 million contract extension last summer. He then played only seven games before being lost to his latest NBA injury. Back in Kentucky, he said he's eager for the 2016-17 season to begin. Lexington Herald-Leader

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8dPaul Biancardi

Five freshmen to watch for the 2017 NBA draft

The 2017 draft class is shaping up to be a star-studded group. ESPN Recruiting highlights five freshmen -- including Josh Jackson --who should be on everyone's radar this upcoming season.

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Drake wears Kentucky gear at Texas, players lose minds (0:24)
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Who's taking the last shot for your top-25 team?

With the game on the line, some players are better suited than others to have the ball in their hands. Each top-25 team has a player who should have the rock in the game's final seconds.

Kentucky takes over the SEC Network

The 24-hour Kentucky marathon begins at midnight on SEC Network. Among the great Wildcats games being replayed on Wednesday are the 2007 football win over then-No. 1 LSU and the 2012 national championship game. Full schedule

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10dJeff Goodman

SEC stability: Is Kentucky John Calipari's last job?

The NBA will keep calling John Calipari. But will he ever answer? Don't count on it. He's a fixture in Lexington. Our stability rankings look at who else is solid in the SEC and who isn't so set.

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Tyler Ulis shines the brightest

The second-round pick looked liked the most impressive rookie for Phoenix in Las Vegas. Devin Booker showed off his shooting skills during his two-game cameo. However, the No. 4 overall pick Dragan Bender struggled to score and was pushed around on the glass. Pelton’s best/worst of summer league (Insider)

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What you don't know about Brad Calipari

The incoming Kentucky walk-on opens up about his development as a player, dealing with what people say about his father and the decision to play for him. The Players' Tribune

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15dMyron Medcalf

Pay raise keeps UK assistant in elite space

Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne is one of America's highest-paid assistants. His annual salary was boosted to $775,000 in a 4-year deal.

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Star in the making

Karl-Anthony Towns was named the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year after leading the Timberwolves in scoring (18.3 PPG) and rebounds (10.5 RPG). Was his performance enough to earn him the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPYS award? ESPYS: Vote Now!

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Alternative professions for top-25 coaches

Most coaches are basketball lifers, but they have other interests, too. If the heads of each top 25 college basketball program weren't coaching, which lines of work would they pursue?

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Ayton adds other schools to list

After saying that Kansas was the only school involved in his recruitment back in the spring, DeAndre Ayton said over the weekend that Kentucky and Arizona were added to the mix. He took an unofficial visit to Arizona last month. Post-Peach Jam updates (Insider)

Wildcats made history in Baton Rouge

With a 68-37 lead early in the second half, LSU thought it had an insurmountable lead over Kentucky. But the Wildcats went on an incredible run in the second half, shooting 24-38 from the field to win 99-95. 25 worst collapses in sports

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E-40 on Jalen & Jacoby: The Warriors will win 10 rings. (1:30)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Undefeated story of how 10 African-American boys from a tough Chicago neighborhood landed a big brother in Rajon Rondo before he became a Bull. http://bit.ly/29PwB9S

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Trae Young turned heads at Peach Jam

With John Calipari in attendance, ESPN's No. 2 point guard was among the top performers at the Peach Jam. The Norman, Okla. native is strongly considering the Wildcats and hometown Sooners. Peach Jam (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.6Tied-29th
Rebounds Per Game38.953rd
Assists Per Game14.5Tied-100th
Points Allowed68.0Tied-82nd

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Tournament History

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