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2019 Schedule
0-0, 1st in SEC
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Kansas leads Kentucky in AP preseason Top 25

Kansas checked in at No. 1 in the AP's preseason poll, earning the top spot to start a season for the third time in program history despite its entanglement in a federal corruption case.

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2dMyron Medcalf

Why your team won't make it to the Final Four

The AP preseason poll is out. Kansas, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke and the others in the top 10 are thinking Final Four. Not so fast. Every team has flaws.

Kentucky has new leaders (1:57)
Wildcats have unique blend of talent (1:59)
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Howland: Tennessee, not Kentucky, tops in SEC

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said Wednesday that Tennessee, not Kentucky, is "the team to beat" in the Southeastern Conference this season. Howland said the Volunteers' experience gives them the edge over the Wildcats.

Calipari on FBI corruption trial: 'A black eye' (0:53)
Travis, Wildcats looking to push themselves (2:47)
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6dMyron Medcalf

Calipari not sure if trial will stop cheaters

Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks the corruption trial in New York is a "black eye" for basketball, but he's not sure it will stop cheaters.

Wildcats creating good habits (1:19)
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7dJeff Borzello

Calipari: G-Leaguers deserve college education

While Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has said players should be able to skip college for the NBA, he told ESPN those going to the G League should be guaranteed eight semesters of college if they don't make it to the NBA.

Calipari excited about team's competitiveness (2:05)
Kentucky basketball returns (3:06)
Wildcats preparing for tough schedule (2:36)
Washington stepping into leadership role (1:21)
Travis settling in with Wildcats (0:50)
Brad Calipari enjoying UK experience (1:51)
Wildcats bringing competitive energy (1:29)
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16dJohn Gasaway

Does Kentucky prove 3-point defense is real?

John Calipari's teams have stood out for their ability to contain long-distance offense. What's his secret? Long and rangy defenders with NBA talent certainly help.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

ESPN Stats & Info: This is the first time Duke and Kentucky have been ranked in the same football AP poll since the Sept. 14, 1957 poll. They have been ranked in the same basketball AP poll 547 teams in that span.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.889th
Rebounds Per Game38.831st
Assists Per Game13.3Tied-193rd
Points Allowed70.2115th

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Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record126-51
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances57