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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari on the Kevin Knox eligibility situation: "That was all the university dealing with it. I wasn't involved in any way. But I felt good about it."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari: "Right before your eyes, we're becoming a better basketball team."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Cuonzo Martin on Michael Porter Jr.: "I don't have a timeline. He wants to play ... We have to make sure he's ready to go." Has only practiced once and went through shootaround today. Will practice again tomorrow. Said MPJ needs to go through some live-game situations to make sure he's healthy and can take the physicality.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Kentucky 88, Missouri 66 Kentucky has now won three in a row — all over likely NCAA tournament teams, all by double-figures — after the four-game losing streak. Wildcats rounding into form?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

This is a beatdown by Kentucky. Wildcats now up 22. Kevin Knox has been smooth and efficient when on the floor, Jarred Vanderbilt active and aggressive on the glass, five guys in double-figures. Biggest thing is perimeter shooting, though. Nine 3s so far.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarred Vanderbilt matching his season-high in rebounds, with 11 — and there's still 15 minutes left. His offensive rebounding ability has few peers in the college game.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Halftime: Kentucky 44, Missouri 32 Kentucky shooting lights-out from 3-point range, and getting really good production from its bench. Missouri not getting much in its halfcourt offense outside of catch-and-shoot or contested 3s from Kassius Robertson and Jordan Barnett.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky shot 8-for-10 from 3-point range in that first half. Wildcats have made more than eight 3s in a game just twice all season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Out of 351 teams, Kentucky ranks No. 345 in made 3-pointers per game and No. 351 in percentage of points from 3-pointers. Through nine-plus minutes, all four of the Wildcats' made field goals are 3-pointers.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremiah Tilmon has picked up at least four fouls in 15 games so far this season. Only one game with fewer than two. Picked up two in the first five minutes tonight.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky trapping Missouri in the half-court early, especially after ball-screens, also using a little token pressure to speed them up. Tigers have struggled with turnovers all season, coughed it up 20 times in the first head-to-head meeting.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. standing at midcourt in sweats, not dressed for the game. Not taking part in layup lines.

Marty Smith ESPN 

Meet Saban Hodges, 8, from Dora, Alabama. You can guess who he's named after.

Marty Smith ESPN 

Collin Sexton announced in the starting lineup for the Crimson Tide against Arkansas.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens says he's confident he committed no NCAA violations. Stephens' name appeared in emails between Christian Dawkins and Andy Miller, according to Yahoo! “Throughout my career as a college basketball coach, I've been committed to following all NCAA rules, including during the recruiting process. Any insinuation to the contrary is false. I'm confident that I have not committed a violation.”

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arizona's Sean Miller has informed his players that he will not coach tonight at Oregon, source told ESPN.