Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Video/Transcript: UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell Pre-Oklahoma SEC/Big 12 Challenge Press Conference Interview

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Matthew Mitchell Pre-Oklahoma News Conference 

Opening Statement…
“Well, we have a very tough game tomorrow with Oklahoma. They are a very good team and, as usual, very well-coached by Sherri Coale, and present a lot of challenges for us. We’re trying to get ready. We’re trying to get better and are seeking improvement everyday on the defensive end and the players are working hard at it. So, tomorrow night will be a great test for us. We’ll have to play extremely well to beat Oklahoma. They’re a very, very good team playing well, off to a great start this season.”

On how the SEC/Big 12 games are set up…
“It’s just an effort from the Power Five conferences to get together and grow the game, to have some games of great interest early in the season. You know, so often times these games are maybe hard to put together, and if different schools or different conferences won’t get together, it’s just a way for us to get organized and it’s good for women’s college basketball. It’s great for two really good women’s basketball conferences, the SEC and the Big 12, to promote the game. So, there’s some really exciting match ups, and I was out recruiting the other night and a coach mentioned, ‘Hey, I know the Big 12/SEC Challenge is coming up,’ and you could tell that there’s some excitement about it. So, the conferences work really hard. Leslie Claybrook in our conference really spearheads these kind of efforts for us and she does a great job. So, there’s some terrific match ups. We play who they tell us to play, and Oklahoma is our opponent and they will be tough tomorrow night.”

On his relationship with Sherri Coale…
“Well, I have tremendous respect for Coach Coale. I can remember when I was coaching at Morehead State, and Coach (Mickie) DeMoss was still here at Kentucky, and our seasons were over. We both drove up to Dayton to watch and support Coach (Pat) Summitt at Tennessee and Carol Ross who had Ole Miss in the Sweet 16 being played up in Dayton. And I can remember going up to that game and watching Oklahoma live, really for the first time that I’d been around them. And this was early in my career as a head coach, and I just loved the way that they played the game, but more so how they supported each other. The bench was always really… always behaved the way I want our bench to behave. Always into it for the players on the court. Run out to meet the players at timeouts, and I learned a lot from observing them that day. So, she’s always impressed me and I’ve always been a really great admirer. And then, you know, the first run in that I had with her, we had a good lead in an Elite Eight game and they came storming back and beat us, and they went to the Final Four in 2010 instead of us. And that was heartbreaking for our team, but that was a great, great team that really turned our program in a direction that’s been remarkable for us. And then we played them here last year in the second round and it was a great, great team victory for us last year. So, a lot of respect for Oklahoma. Huge admirer of Coach Coale. She’s taught me a lot. Although we’re not personally close, I’ve learned a lot from observing her teams and she’s always been very nice and very kind to me and really respect her a lot.”

On his frustrations with the team not huddling and getting together during games…“Yeah, we’re just a very quiet team. They’re hard workers. They come to work every day, but they struggle to talk on the court. Now, that’s a function of a couple things: You’ve got a couple of quiet people, then you’ve got a lot swirling around where people are trying to think of, ‘What am I doing? What am I supposed to be doing?’ So, it’s hard to talk when you don’t know exactly what’s going on. So, that will get better. We just have to keep coaching it. But I have to just demand it from them, and early in the season, I just know how together this group’s going to have to be. We’re going to have to really be together. We’re going to have to play it real clean. We’re going to have to take no shortcuts. We’re going to have to be sharp, focused, execute well on both ends of the court and when we do that we can be a very good team. If we don’t do that, we become mediocre very, very quickly. So, we’re just trying to bring it together and it’s a hard and tough process but they are working every day. I just watched film from yesterday’s practice early this morning and they worked really hard to talk better. It just is a process that takes a little bit of time. A person like Taylor Murray, who’s playing so terrific and really is an example I can point to of playing defense the way we want to play defense, is just a very quiet person. She’s not real talkative, but she’s working hard at it and even when she’s talking it’s not real loud. So, you know, you’ve got all sorts of things going on there. But they’ll get it and it’s my job to make sure that they do it. You’ve got to make sure they do it.”

On being able to teach communication to the team…
“Well, the short answer is that you have to make it in their interest to talk. So as a coach, you have to do that in a variety of ways. It is all a part of holding them accountable. So, we just make sure that they understand. Here is one thing I have found out about the team: If they practice it and they know it is important, they’ll do it. There are just so many things going for us right now that we are trying to get better at doing, that it is just not happening as fast. It would be more fun if it were happening faster. But it is just not. So, talking is one of those things that just comes along slowly. They interact really well with each other. They talk well with each other. It has just been a real process with me, as a coach, to try to figure out how to get them off phones. I used to equate them as having their phones out as them not communicating and not getting together. I used to be on a personal crusade to outlaw smartphones, but that didn’t go very well. They are pretty popular right now. I lost that battle. So, I have had to figure out how to try to coach in this environment and what I have noticed is, when I relax just a little bit and observe: Do they care about each other? Do they look after each other? Instead of the only definition being their phone out. This group was over at the house the other day. We had some food over there the other day. They’re sitting around and they are having a great conversation and people had their phones out and they were having a great conversation, and I just sat back and watched that, and it is just a different time. I think you do have to, as a coach, if you want them to talk to each other, you have to spell out some pretty plain guidelines like, ‘OK guys, we are going to put our phones up right now and we are only going to have time where we interact with each other.’ We try to do that. Maybe a pre-game meal or the bus riding to or from games or practice. You know, just try to carve out little time where you are not just hooked to your phone and you guys talk to each other. So, I’m sure it’s an issue all coaches are trying to figure out.” 

On what the team should be talking about in huddles…
“What defense we are in, what the match ups are… We are changing defenses more now than we ever have. So, that used to not be that big of a deal. They knew what defense we were in. So, they need to communicate what defense we are in or what just happened on a breakdown on defense and communicate, ‘Hey, this is what I saw,’ and then get the offensive play called if we are going to set it up or if we are going to run in the transition, whatever that may be. So, there is just information. And then the point guard needs to get them together, and Taylor is great about that. Taylor has a great feel for the game. She understands we need to go, or we need to calm down, or we need to pep up or whatever it may be. She has good information and I really trust her from a leadership standpoint there, and Makayla (Epps) as well. It is just that if you don’t get in that huddle people, like Evelyn (Akhator), get real upset with themselves, and she will wander off and it’s not a bad thing. She is really upset that she made a mistake or something. It is just that you really have to get that time to get them together and they are connecting with each other and you are not worried about what just happened to you personally. It has got to be about the team. The only way to make sure that happens is to huddle every time. We had a situation in practice yesterday when they didn’t huddle and we just had to get them on the line and run. We just have to build that into the fabric of the team and make sure that they understand that it is important.” 

On importance of communication on the road…
“It is important. When you are on the road, you have five players against you, and then you have whoever is in the stands as well. So, that energy is another thing that you are dealing with and you really have to stick together. We have been in a lot of buildings when the tide starts going against you and that is a real thing. The energy in the building and the momentum is a real thing and it can be really, really powerful. So, the only chance you have against the five players on the other team and then that other X factor of being on the road, is that you have to be really in-touch, but that you have to stick together and that’s why these challenging early-season games are good for us right now, because one person won’t beat Oklahoma tomorrow night. It will be a team effort. If we are able to get it done, it will be because everybody has been able to stick together and get it done for each other. So, it is vitally important.”

On whether the huddle problem has been an issue with his teams in the past…
“Sure. Listen, this is not uncommon. Last year’s team, you know, that was a culmination of four years of trying to get Janee Thompson to lead and get a huddle together. Taylor Murray is the primary point guard. When she is on the floor, she is the point guard usually. Makayla is kind of point/forward. We will kind of give her the ball and let her run the team, but it is Taylor. Tomorrow night will be her seventh game of her sophomore season. So, it is always… you are very fortunate as a coach if you find someone who is naturally just a chatter box and is really naturally talking all the time on the basketball court. It is a dynamic game. You have to do a million things. Your mind is going in all directions. You’re winded. You’re fatigued. The first thing you want to do is just catch your breath you know. It is not natural to just, boom, come together. Five people come together. So, this is just not really… I have fixed that before many times. Virtually every year you have to focus them on that, the importance of that. 

On offensive challenges vs. Oklahoma …
“Oklahoma is really tough and forces their opponents into season high turnovers with a combination of defenses. They are very energetic and aggressive and give you multiple looks and that’s hard for a team this early in the season. You haven’t had a chance to see and go against a lot of different things. They have a 1-3-1 trapping zone in the half court that we had some success with last March in the NCAA tournament. It was very aggressive and we were able to make a few plays that helped us, but we were barely holding on and turned the ball over too. They play really hard and really aggressive and we have to win the turnover battle to be successful in this game. We aren’t forcing a ton of turnovers, but we’re taking care of it so far. This by far will be the most difficult defense we’ve gone against. It will be tough.” 

On approaching this challenging month …
“As a coach, you look at the month, it’s a very, very difficult month and the schedule is challenging in every way, but we must seek improvement every single day and play our guts out every night. We know how to win basketball games and what it takes. We just have to continue to seek improvement. The kids have worked really hard the last two days. I think we’re better than when we woke up Tuesday morning. We’ve had a couple individual practices for everybody and had a really good practice last night. We’ll work our heads off in game day practice and go out and play a very difficult Oklahoma team. I know that this team is improving and they need some more time to improve, but as a leader you need to give them the opportunity to do so. What we need is just to get better and I believe that through December we will. We have so many opportunities to learn about our team-- we just have to fight every day for improvement.” 

On having a full Memorial Coliseum… 
“You just look at our record down here and we’ve won some really big games and beaten some really good teams when the Coliseum is full. It makes a big difference and this is the biggest opportunity we’ve had as of yet in the season. It’s a great opportunity for us and we would like Oklahoma to have to face a full Coliseum where the energy is behind the Wildcats. It would be a great boost to this team that has been working so hard to get ready for this game so we would love for everybody to come out.”

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SEC Men's Basketball Schedule 11/30/16

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • 7:00 PM Morehouse vs Georgia SEC NETWORK +

  • 8:00 PM Mid Tennessee vs Ole Miss SEC NETWORK +

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • 12:00 PM USC vs Texas A&M SEC NETWORK +

  • 7:00 PM* Wofford vs (16) Florida SEC NETWORK +

  • 7:00 PM Tennessee St vs (17) Tennessee SEC NETWORK +

  • 8:00 PM Arkansas vs Tulsa

* Game Played At Neutral Venue

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Watch/Listen to the UK Coach Calipari Call-In Show (Nov. 29, 2016)

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SEC Men's Basketball Schedule 11/29/16

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • 7:00 PM Charleston So vs Alabama SEC NETWORK

  • 8:00 PM USC Upstate vs Auburn SEC NETWORK +

  • 8:00 PM Tennessee St vs Vanderbilt SEC NETWORK +

  • 9:00 PM Houston vs LSU SEC NETWORK

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • 7:00 PM Kennesaw St vs Georgia SEC NETWORK +

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Video: UK 115 vs Arizona State 69 ~ Atlantis Showcase Game Highlights

Video/Transcript: UK Coach John Calipari Post UK 115 vs Arizona State 69 ~ Atlantis Showcase Comments

John Calipari

On comparisons to the 2014-15 UK team …
“Got a lot of wins to go to be that team. That team was special. I think there’s—Derek Willis was better than Wenyen (Gabriel) today, but Wenyen ends up with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover and I’m saying he wasn’t that good. Well, it was more defense. I thought Derek was better. And when you have Derek and Wenyen and then you have the bigs. Again, Sacha (Killeya-Jones) and Isaac, just gotta keep growing. One’s the youngest freshman in the country and the other’s the youngest sophomore in the country. They gotta keep growing. Dom (Hawkins)—Mychal’s (Mulder) playing better. Dom, what did he have today? Dominique Hawkins has 22 assists and two turnovers. What? That is outrageous. Twenty-two assists and two turnovers for the season. And that’s why our assist-to-turnover ratio is what it is. We don’t turn it over that much. I mean, Bam—when your big guy goes four assists and one turn. Your big guy? Normally it’s one assist, four turnovers for your big.”

On De’Aaron Fox’s triple-double …“You know what? There was a lot of stuff that you thought, like the No. 1 pick in the draft—you would think that Kentucky has had it. You would think that some of this stuff had happened, but a lot of times it was a lot of players sharing and it didn’t happen. And it’s happened for these guys. My question now when I go back will be, all right, how now do we take this to another level? We came down here. Some of you were in the open practice for an hour and 15 minutes. We got after it. This team competes. Like, I need to do less drills because they compete and that’s what I’m doing. But we went an hour and 15 and an hour and 15, but that hour and 15 was intense. We still gotta be practicing two hours right now, but the way they’re competing—they’re learning, they’re talking. How about the guy dives on the floor after a ball? The first one was Derek Willis and the second one was Malik Monk. Just dives. You’re sitting there watching it saying, ‘What in the world?’ And then the play he made, which is—he’s freaky that way. This kid—my thing is, you don’t need show time. Just play. You’re unbelievable. You don’t need to—like he shot a lefty. ‘Like, why’d you do that? Just shoot the righty. You got the layup. You had two more points. Why’d you do that?’ ‘I just thought I’d flip it that way.’ What? But that’s what happens when you have a bunch of 18-year-olds.”

On what motivates this team to compete that way …
“I think they have pride in who they are and what they’re about and what they’ve done in coming here. They all came here understanding that they’re going to share. No one’s taking 35 shots here. Not happening. You go to another place. They also all knew—like, I told Malik Monk, ‘You’re going to be a great defender. You come with me, you will be a great defender. If you don’t want to defend, you want to play a 2-3 zone, go someplace else. You come here…” Now you look at Malik Monk guarding. And so you’re all talking about his scoring, but look at what he’s doing defensively. This kind is light on his feet, he can move, he can block, he’s long, he’s active. Quick mind. He just picks up stuff, real quick. Quick mind, which is probably the most underrated thing. People don’t realize that’s how you get steals, blocks. It’s like a baseball player that sees the baseball coming slower. That’s how his mind works.”

On the speed of this team and how it compares with past teams …
“We’re fast and we’re quick. We’re fast and we’re quick. It’s hard for me to remember year to year. In 2010, we were really fast. In 2012, we were fast. You had to run, but that was Michael (Kidd-Gilchrist), Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis, Doron Lamb. We flew. Darius Miller. I mean, we flew up and down that court. Marquis Teague. But this team is really fast, too. Wow. Like, if you don’t get back, you better get back.”

More on the team’s speed …
“Yeah. Everybody can run. Derek can run. Wenyen can run. Bam (Adebayo) can run. I mean, we got a lot of guys that can get out and go and our guards can all go.”

On whether this what he foresaw when he recruited this class …
“Well, it’s funny, when I said that (about this potentially being his best team), I got all kinds of texts from my former players who were hitting me like, ‘Oh, really? This is your best group, huh?’ Like I got a bunch of guys on the ’15 team that won all those games and I just laughed, but this team has a chance. It’s my job now to keep defining reality, where they are. It’s my job to figure out ways that they can improve. It’s my job to—what I told them prior to the game: I’m happy because every individual player has gotten better. They’ve all gotten better. Mychal Mulder is not the same player he was a year ago. Neither is Dom. Neither is Dom. Then you look at Isaac and Sacha. You look at Wenyen and Derek. You look at those three guards. Like, everybody has gotten better. Tai Wynyard has gotten way better. Brad (Calipari) has gotten better. You see the out-of-bounds play I ran for him? That was my son. That was my son. When you’re the head coach, you know you can do that.”

On whether he needs to guard against players thinking they’ve arrived …
“It’s not that. It’ll be—what I talked to them after the game was their diet. And I’m not one to talk about diet, because I grew up where paycheck was Friday to Friday, so Saturday, Sunday, Monday, if it was there you ate it because it probably wouldn’t be there. Someone in that house was probably going to eat it. So by Thursday, you were eating Spam, cereal and oatmeal. That’s what you had left. And Friday was a good day. Friday night, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, you were good. My diet’s still—my wife tries to get me to—but I’m working out, I’m doing stuff, but I’m eating. But I’m telling those guys, ‘If you really want to be professional, you gotta take care of your body. You gotta eat right, you gotta get rest. We were just talking, Carmelo (Anthony) had said to somebody, ‘If you had to do it over…’ He said, ‘Ice and diet.’ Because as you get older, it affects you more. More ice, better diet. And so I’m trying to say, ‘Why don’t you learn that as an 18-year-old, 19-year-old?’ So I’ll probably bring in somebody that deals with professional athletes that when they get their chefs and all that stuff to say, ‘Here’s how they’re eating.’ That’s another step for these guys, because it’s going to be, every game we play now, someone’s Super Bowl. I don’t care if it’s in our place or on the road, it’s somebody’s Super Bowl. And that means one letdown, physical letdown because you haven’t eaten right, you haven’t gotten your rest, your body starts kicking away. These guys, listen, in another month their high-school season would have been over. And we’re just starting. What? Oh, the real stuff starts and your high-school season just ended. And you might say, ‘It’s not your whole team.’ Yeah, it is. Six of them. And the other two are sophomores, so yeah. So we got a lot of work to do. I’m—extreme talent. Every day I walk in the gym, every day, I walk in the gym and say, ‘Wow. I got really talented kids.’ You ready for this? Who are great kids, who are smart, who care about one another, who got great hearts, kind people. Yet they have a competitive spirit. The whole group. And I look in there—and I get to coach my son on top of that? Come on. I’m the happiest guy in the world. The kid I’m probably the maddest at sometimes. I can’t stay mad long, but you know.”

On whether he got what he wanted out of this trip …
“Yeah. Again, we did this when we came down with that ’15 team. We stayed a little too long. I think we were here for about eight days. And I was packed for the last three days to go home. But it’s an unbelievable environment. Everything is self-contained. And we were able to grow as a team together. You want your guys together. You want team-building. You want them to be around each other. So we just spent three days together. You can’t put a price tag on that. Second thing is, I like to take my team and do stuff. I just don’t want to go somewhere and play three games. Just don’t want to do it. And so we come down here. Our fans were here. Probably 1,500 fans here that got to see us play. We took pictures with them. And my team did what they had to do. We played a good basketball game. It was on national television. Everybody got to see it. Great for the Atlantis. Great for us. Everything should be a win and I think it was for both. That being said, I’d like to come back here and do this again next year. Come down for three days, play an opponent. We’re already talking about not this coming summer but next summer doing again what we did and coming back and my hope is our fans leave and say, ‘This was the greatest experience. We got closer to the players than we ever have. It’s not just watching a game. We got to be with them.’ And I would hope the Atlantis looks at this and says, ‘This is good for us too.’ ”

On Adebayo’s strong start to the game …
“We need to get him the ball more. We do. But that’s what a great kid he is. He knows these guys are learning all this stuff. But he missed two dunks where he fumbled balls. He should have caught those two. Just can’t believe it.

“Thirty-three assists on 44 baskets is incredible. Incredible. And they defended and worked hard and tried.”

On not wanting a February/March team in November …
“That was good. The question becomes now: How good can we be? It may not be every night. One of the things I told them before the game was, ‘Look, we need to have a close game. We need to have an overtime game. We need to have a team make their first 10 shots and see how we respond. We need to shoot 32 percent and still win a game. We need to be in tough, physical battles and know who can respond. And that’s what our season is about. We just want to learn. Tonight we learned that if we really guard – we gave up some 3s – but if we really guard and fly, we’re really unselfish. Now you become hard to beat. Just that. Really guard, really rebound and fly and be unselfish. And then we’ll work on the other things where we’re playing a team that’s maybe bigger or more physical or faster than us and gets back. Now how do we play? 

“I thought we executed some half court stuff good today. He did great, he did great, Malik. Isaiah Briscoe is just a beast. Just a beast and he leads. Making shots now. Think about it, he didn’t make those last year. It was me. ‘Well, you took me out every time I missed a shot.’ Really? You played like the most minutes in our league. But now he’s comfortable at the foul line, comfortable shooting 3s. He lets these guys do what they do and then he goes out and leads and defends and talks.”

Video/Transcript: UK Players De’Aaron Fox, Bam Abedayo Post UK 115 vs Arizona State 69 ~ Atlantis Showcase Comments

De’Aaron Fox

On having the first triple-double since 1988 …
“I didn’t even know that’s how long it’s been, but it felt good. Honestly, it was my most efficient game shooting wise, so that’s what I feel good about.”

On why he thinks he played so well …
“I don’t know. Just came out and did what I did. Prepared for the game the same. I came out and I played well. We got the win and we’re just trying to keep rolling.”

On his rebounding tonight …
“They’ve been telling me to play harder. I’ve been lackadaisical. Like he (Coach Cal) says, I’m always casual. When the ball went up, especially in the first half, I just went to the defensive glass every time. It worked out for me. I got over 10 rebounds – my first game getting over 10 rebounds. I just gotta listen to him and play with more effort. That’s just something I can do on a regular basis.”

On if Coach Cal was trying to get him out of the game once he got 10 assists …
“Yeah, one time I think I split the trap and it was a lob or a layup and the guy didn’t play Bam so I took the layup and he (Coach Cal) kind of looked at me like, ‘Yo, get the last assist so you can get out.’ Guys knew, guys shot some shots, some of them rolled out, but Malik (Monk) made a tough shot at the end and he got my triple-double. My mom told me to tell him thanks.”

On if he knows who Chris Mills is …
“No, I don’t. That was nine years before I was born.”

On the fact that it’s only happened once in UK’s history …
“It’s ridiculous, just how hard it is for guys to get triple-doubles. The players that have come through here for all the years that they won national championships and even the years he’s been here and the players he’s had, it just (shows) how hard it is. I mean, I did it, I can’t do anything but thank my teammates, my coaches and God.”

On what they thought of Monk’s save and pass to Wenyen Gabriel …
“Well whoever threw it, it was a bad pass, but it’s ridiculous. Everyone knows his athleticism. He just keeps showing it.”

On if it’s become hard to believe that this is going to be hard when they’ve had so many blowout wins …
“Not necessarily hard to believe. I mean, we’ve seen teams that are playing. We haven’t played too many guys that’s necessarily ranked teams – but the rankings don’t matter right now, but we haven’t played too many of them. Just coming out, we’re going to play hard no matter who we play against. He always says we’re not playing against other teams, we’re playing against ourselves. If we go out and beat those teams like we’ve been doing then so be it.”

Bam Adebayo 

On having 33 assists on 44 made field goals …
“We just love playing together. We’re like brothers so we’re going to give each other the ball.”

On his fast start …
“Yeah, I came with intensity. I was playing hard, trying to get off to a good start and it worked out for us.”

UK Men's Basketball Final: UK 115 vs Arizona State 69 ~ Atlantis Showcase

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De'Aaron Fox Records the Second Triple-Double in UK History UK 115 vs Arizona State 69 ~ Atlantis Showcase

UK Men's Basketball Halftime: UK 58 vs Arizona State 30 ~ Atlantis Showcase

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UK Football Player Jon Toth Accepts 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl Invitation

Jon Toth Accepts Reese’s Senior Bowl Invitation

The Reese’s Senior Bowl invites the top 110 seniors and fourth-year junior graduates to participate in its practices, interview sessions and game. They will begin practices on Jan. 28 and the 68th annual game will kick off at 1:30 CT/2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. ESPN2 and the NFL Network will broadcast live from the practices and the contest will be nationally-televised on the NFL Network.

Tickets to see Toth play in the Senior Bowl are on sale at 888.736.2695 or online at

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AP/USA Today/ESPN Top 25 BB Polls 11/28/16


1. Kentucky
2. Villanova
3. North Carolina
4. Kansas
5. Duke
6. Virginia
7. Xavier
8. Gonzaga
9. Baylor
10. Creighton
11. UCLA
12. St. Mary's
13. Indiana
14. Louisville
15. Purdue
16. Arizona
17. Wisconsin
18. Butler
19. Iowa State
20. South Carolina
21. Rhode Island
22. Syracuse
23. Oregon
24. Florida
25. West Virginia

Others Receiving Votes: Maryland (7-0) 126; Notre Dame (6-0) 85; Cincinnati (5-1) 49; Michigan State (4-3) 28; Ohio State (6-0) 22; Michigan (5-1) 13; Temple (4-2) 8; Southern California (6-0) 7; Houston (5-0) 6; VCU (5-1) 5; Florida State (5-1) 5; California (4-1) 3; Tennessee State (6-0) 2; Virginia Tech (5-1) 1; San Diego State (3-1) 1; Rutgers (6-0) 1; Minnesota (6-0) 1; Colorado (5-1) 1; Arkansas State (6-1) 1


1. Kentucky
2. Villanova
3. North Carolina
4. Duke
5. Kansas
6. Virginia
7. Xavier
8. Gonzaga
10. Indiana
11. Baylor
12. Creighton
13. St. Mary's
14. Louisville
15. Arizona
16. Purdue
17. Wisconsin
18. Butler
19. West Virginia
20. Oregon
21. Iowa State
22. Maryland
23. South Carolina
24. Syracuse
25. Rhode Island

Others Receiving Votes: Florida (6-1) 74; Notre Dame (6-0) 64; Michigan (5-1) 47; Michigan State (4-3) 43; Cincinnati (5-1) 18; Colorado (5-1) 15; California (4-1) 13; Texas A&M (4-2) 13; Texas (3-2) 10; Oklahoma State (5-1) 9; Ohio State (6-0) 7; Miami (Fla.) (4-2) 4; Florida State (5-1) 4; Oklahoma (4-1) 3; Arkansas (3-1) 2; Wichita State (5-2) 2; Southern California (6-0) 1; IPFW (4-2) 1; Temple (4-2) 1; Virginia Tech (5-1) 1; VCU (5-1) 1