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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 6 Kentucky (8-1) has played its final game at Rupp Arena for the 2016 calendar year and now begins a four-game road swing on Sunday against Hofstra at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.The game is part of a doubleheader in the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival. St. Johns, featuring second-year coach Chris Mullins, faces LIU-Brooklyn in the second contest.When you talk about the storied programs in college basketball, Kentuckys certainly one of the first to come out of your mouth, Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich said. Our kids, for the rest of their lives, can tell their children, their grandchildren that they played against Kentucky in the Barclays Center on national TV.Last year, Hofstra enjoyed a 24-10 season that included an NIT berth. This year, the Pride is 6-4 as they work to replace leading scorers Juanya Green and Ameen Tanksley.Several candidates are coming to the forefront. Freshman point guard Eli Pemberton leads Hofstra in scoring at 15.3 points per game and followed by senior guard Brian Bernardi at 14.1 and senior guard Deron Powers (12.5). But the biggest name to leap off the page is junior center Rokas Gustys, who leads the nation in rebounding at 13.8 per game.We have the pieces, Mihalich said. We just got to get them clicking at the right time, like we were able to do last year.Hofstra has won four of its last five games. The Pride defeated South Dakota, Medaille, Columbia and Florida Atlantic before falling to St. Bonaventure 81-75 on Tuesday.Kentuckys only loss was 97-92 to UCLA last Saturday, snapping its 42-game win streak at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats have beaten the likes of Michigan State, Arizona State and Valparaiso 87-63 in its last outing Wednesday.The Wildcats, who average 94.2 points per game, are led in scoring by three guards. Freshman Malik Monk averages 19.3 points, sophomore Isaiah Briscoe 16.3 and freshman DeAaron Fox is at 15.1 Freshman forward Bam Adebayo comes in at 12.4 points and a team-best 8.1 rebounds per game.For coach John Calipari, the Hofstra game is the start of building momentum toward conference play.All we talked about was energy, Calipari said of this weeks preparation. I worked for two days just on our team.Calipari is trying to build the urgency needed at this level on a team dominated by freshmen, including four in the starting lineup.If someone didnt play, I subbed them. Youre out, Calipari said. Youre either playing like theres no tomorrow, and that doesnt mean foul and go nuts, it means you play with unbelievable energy or youre out. Im playing somebody else.To that end, Calipari changed up practice. Instead of starters going against backups, he pitted top guards Briscoe and Fox against one another.I put Isaiah opposite DeAaron so they could go head-to-head, had two different teams and they competed like crazy, Calipari said. If you practice that way, youll play that way. If youre casual, youre casual in a shoot-around, youre going to play that way.That energy is how we have to come out every day, and its hard, Calipari added. But you know what? It is what it is and youre here. Were taking everybodys best shot so we got to disrupt, we got to be the aggressor, we got to attack the basket.After Sundays game in Brooklyn, Kentucky completes the road swing by facing North Carolina in Las Vegas on Dec. 17 and visiting Louisville on Dec. 21 before beginning Southeastern Conference play at Ole Miss on Dec. 29.The Wildcats do not return to Rupp Arena until Jan. 3 against Texas A&M, marking 27 days away from home. Tim Williams Jersey. 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Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coach Derek Mason is embracing what a win Saturday night would mean both to his Vanderbilt Commodores and the program hes been building for three seasons.No clich?s about trying to go 1-0, though his Commodores proved Tuesday theyve learned that talking point well from their coach. No, when talking Tuesday about the game in both teams regular season finales, Mason referenced the quote from the late John F. Kennedy about why settle for second when first is available.Were going to make sure for us we go get everything there to get, Mason said. Were not going to leave any meat on the bone. Its time for us to go eat. Its time for us to grow up. Its time for us to put down the little boy toys and pick up the big boy toys, and lets play football and lets try to find ourselves in the midst of doing something great.Masons Commodores have a high enough APR, Academic Progress Report, that they just might head to a bowl with the five wins they already have this season with more bowl slots than six-win teams . Beat in-state rival Tennessee, and academics will take a backseat to what the Commodores do on the football field.This Tennessee-Vanderbilt rivalry has been lopsided for decades with the Volunteers dominating. In the past 10 years, Tennessee is 8-2. Each time the Commodores beat the Vols -- 41-18 in 2012 and 14-10 in 2013 -- they went bowling and finished 9-4 under coach James Franklin.When Franklin went to Penn State, Vanderbilt hired Mason away from Stanford where he was defensive coordinator as a first-time head coach. Vanderbilt still is looking for both its first bowl berth and first vvictory over Tennessee.ddddddddddddIn his third season, the Commodores (5-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) are having their best season yet under Mason.Beating Mississippi 38-17 last weekend marked the most points Vanderbilt has scored against an SEC opponent under Mason. That also got the Commodores their fifth win, and their SEC-best APR could have their bowl eligibility secured before kicking off against Tennessee.Mason said winning not only means a sixth win for the Commodores but taking the next step in being relevant in the SEC.And to me right now thats where were moving, Mason said. Thats where were headed, but this opportunity would really cement exactly what weve been able to do in terms of building culture.Tennessee coach Butch Jones, who has his Vols at 8-3 and 4-3 in his fourth season, noted four of Vanderbilts losses this season came in one-possession games.When you look at Vanderbilt, Derek Mason has done a great job of really continuing to build that football program, Jones said.Vanderbilts last bowl came in Franklins final game with the Commodores who beat Houston 41-24 in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 4, 2014. But Masons Commodores werent biting when asked about possibly being bowl-bound or knowing a win was necessary before kickoff. Linebacker Zach Cunningham said their focus is on Saturday night.This game is the only thing thats important to us right now, Cunningham said.---More AP college football: and Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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