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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt tells ESPN he will visit Kentucky this weekend.

Kentucky ranked No. 4 in Coaches Poll

The Wildcats received two first-place votes and totaled 695 points in the USA Today Coaches Poll, good enough for the No. 4 spot in the preseason. See full rankings

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Kentucky targets visit other schools

Kentucky hosted a handful of elite recruits last weekend at "Big Blue Madness." Now, some of those prospects are visiting Duke for "Countdown to Craziness" and Syracuse for "Orange Madness." Where will they ultimately land? Hot Board (Insider)

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Ask Calipari: Not even Duke can do what Kentucky does

John Calipari is the godfather of one-and-done. Now every school is doing it. "It took Duke to do it for it to become OK," he says. Calipari has a message: You'll never do it as well as Kentucky.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward P.J. Washington will no longer visit Arizona this weekend. He's now down to Kentucky, UNC and UNLV.

Is the SEC having an identity crisis? (1:40)
Best of SEC Men's Basketball Media Day (2:39)
New Kentucky players ready to perform on big stage (3:54)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Calipari said he would advise his players to educate themselves and weigh the consequences when asked how he'd respond to a player who wanted to protest. But he also said he'd have their backs. "I would support my guys."

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Media makes picks for preseason All-SEC

Kentucky's freshman duo of Bam Adebayo and De'Aaron Fox were picked to be two of the best players in the SEC. Arkansas' Moses Kingsley was tabbed preseason player of the year.

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Watch: SEC media day coverage

Kentucky's John Calipari, Auburn's Bruce Pearl and Mississippi State's Ben Howland are among the big name coaches at SEC media day. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Calipari says difference between De'Aaron Fox and John Wall is that Wall "used his speed as a weapon." Wants Fox to play faster and push the pace. But he added, with a smile: "He shoots the ball better than John Wall."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Calipari on comparisons between the 2014-15 squad and his current group: They have to prove it.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari said Malik Monk will take on Jamal Murray's role as the offensive catalyst for this Kentucky squad. Says he has to take smart shots. But he's happy with his progress and potential.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Howland said Kentucky elevates the entire league because "you know they'll have the No. 1 recruiting class" every year and elevate the RPI of its opponents in the league. He also said their recruiting formula has helped others. "Duke has basically copied [Calipari's] recruiting style and it's worked for them."

Examining the future of SEC men's basketball (5:58)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Pearl said the only way for the SEC to change the outlook on the league and the national perception that Kentucky is the only school that's relevant on a national level most years is to win. He said the league hasn't earned enough NCAA tournament berths to expect otherwise. "It's not the perception. It's reality."

John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

It proves my point that if you want to be significant, it's about selflessness. Think about what they gained by playing at Kentucky.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.0
Rebounds Per Game39.0
Assists Per Game11.0
Points Allowed65.0Tied-20th

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Tournament History

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