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Locked On Kentucky podcast is the daily podcast that keeps you ahead of the games and the first to know the latest news, analysis, and insider info for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Hosted by Lance Dawe of Sports Illustrated, the Locked On Kentucky podcast provides your daily Wildcats fix with expert opinions, film reviews, interviews, recaps, local analysis, and coverage of all things ‘Cats. From the thrilling action at Kroger Field to the thunderous cheers at hallowed Rupp Arena, an ...
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Kentucky basketball and Mark Pope just landed a high-profile recruit in Collin Chandler. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the Kentucky Wildcats' first recruit of the Mark Pope era, high four-star Collin Chandler. Dawe breaks down Chandler's extremely entertaining game. He's explosive, aggressive on both ends of the flo…
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Zvonimir Ivisic is deciding to leave Mark Pope and Kentucky basketball for John Calipari and the Arkansas Razorbacks. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Zvonimir Ivisic announcing his transfer to Arkansas basketball. Is this really the best move for Big Z? Dawe explains the difference between Mark Pope and Kentucky, the …
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Mark Pope just knocked his opening press conference for Kentucky basketball out of the park. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the Mark Pope Kentucky basketball press conference. It was an electric atmosphere inside Rupp Arena, with the building full to the brim with Big Blue Nation. Dawe discusses Pope's important stat…
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The Kentucky Wildcats just made a great hire in Mark Pope. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe explains why he believes Kentucky basketball hiring Mark Pope from the BYU Cougars was a great decision. Pope has an excellent offense and a very bright basketball mind. He's a proven X's and O's coach, performed extremely well during BYU…
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Apparently, Kentucky basketball is set to hire its next coach. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the news surrounding Mark Pope, head coach of the BYU Cougars, potentially being hired to be the next head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. This is a unexpected hire from Mitch Barnhart. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!…
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Scott Drew has turned down the Kentucky basketball coaching job. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Baylor Bears basketball head coach Scott Drew rejecting the Kentucky Wildcats to stay in Waco, Texas. Now that Drew has said no, where does Kentucky basketball turn next? Mitch Barnhart and the Wildcats need to throw as mu…
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Will Kentucky basketball end up hiring Scott Drew away from the Baylor Bears, or Dan Hurley from the UConn Huskies? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the madness surrounding the Kentucky Wildcats head coaching search. Scott Drew has not decided whether or not he wants to leave Baylor basketball, and Dan Hurley continues…
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Kentucky basketball needs to hire one of these three coaches. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the updated Kentucky basketball coaching search now that Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nate Oats is out of the conversation. UConn Huskies head coach Dan Hurley said no to the Kentucky job, but has yet to talk with the Kent…
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Who are the best candidates to replace John Calipari for Kentucky basketball? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses potential candidates to replace Coach Calipari for the Kentucky Wildcats following his departure to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Dan Hurley of the UConn Huskies, Billy Donovan of the Chicago Bulls, and Nate Oats o…
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Could John Calipari leave the Kentucky Wildcats for the Arkansas Razorbacks? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses a rumor surrounding Arkansas basketball and their interest in hiring John Calipari to be their next head coach. Is the interest real? Maybe. Is it going to happen. Almost certainly not. Dawe discusses the posit…
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Kentucky basketball probably shouldn't go after this college basketball transfer portal player. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Oklahoma Sooners transfer Javian McCollum. The Kentucky Wildcats have expressed interest in McCollum, but is he really the right fit for UK basketball at guard? Dawe breaks down the positives…
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Kentucky basketball is in hot pursuit of Liam McNeeley, one of the best shooters in this year's recruiting class. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the Kentucky Wildcats and their recruitment of five-star small forward Liam McNeeley. McNeeley is one of the most consistent players in the 2024 college basketball recruitin…
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The Final Four is set and the NCAA Tournament field is down to the UConn Huskies, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Purdue Boilermakers, and the NC State Wolfpack. Join the Locked On College Basketball experts as they preview the Final Four teams entering the weekend. Nissan Our friends at Nissan have a lineup of SUV’s with the capabilities to take you…
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The Kentucky Wildcats are going after some solid players in the transfer portal. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the transfer portal players Kentucky basketball has reached out to, starting with South Carolina Gamecocks guard Meechie Johnson. John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have also contacted Milwaukee transf…
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The Kentucky Wildcats are bringing John Calipari back for another season. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the announcement from Mitch Barnhart that Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari will be returning for another season with the program following his disappointing loss to the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in the …
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Unless something changes, it seems like John Calipari's future with Kentucky basketball has been decided. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses John Calipari's current situation with the Kentucky Wildcats. It seems like university has almost made a decision as to whether or not Kentucky fires Coach Cal following his loss in…
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John Calipari almost said the right things to the Kentucky basketball fanbase in his final radio show of the season. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Coach John Calipari's comments about his status with the Kentucky Wildcats in his final postgame radio show. Calipari said some positive things about change, needing to g…
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It's time for the Kentucky Wildcats and John Calipari to part ways. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe explains why he believes Coach Calipari should leave Kentucky basketball. Over the last five seasons, UK has failed to win at the level the fanbase expects it to. Not only has UK not won, but they've lost some historically embarr…
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Kentucky basketball has been upset again in the NCAA tournament. This time at the hands of Jack Gohlke and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps the Kentucky Wildcats vs the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in March Madness. UK struggled to create separation early on in the game thanks to the insane shoot…
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Kentucky basketball will take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in the NCAA tournament today. Are the Kentucky Wildcats on upset alert? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews Kentucky Wildcats vs Oakland basketball. John Calipari and UK match up well with the Golden Grizzlies in certain areas, but just because the stats say som…
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This is how far we believe Kentucky basketball is going in the NCAA tournament. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe predicts the entire NCAA tournament. March Madness is almost upon us, and the Kentucky Wildcats are getting ready to face off against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in the first round. How far will John Calipari take Ro…
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John Calipari wants to make a "tweak" to Kentucky basketball heading into the NCAA tournament. It's not the tweak he should be making. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Coach Cal's recent comments about the Kentucky Wildcats and what tweaks they could make before the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats will play the Oakland G…
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Will UConn, Houston, Purdue and North Carolina hold true to their number one seed in the NCAA Tournament? Can Iowa State, Tennessee, Marquette or Arizona break into the Final Four? Cinderellas, upsets, betting favorites and those 5/12 matchups. Locked On College Basketball hosts, Andy Patton and Isaac Schade join Tenitra Batiste to help walk you th…
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The Kentucky Wildcats got an interesting draw in the NCAA tournament bracket. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews Kentucky basketball and their draw in the March Madness bracket. The Wildcats will play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in the first round of the tournament before potentially embarking on a journey against the li…
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Kentucky basketball played some of their worst defense of the season against the Texas A&M Aggies in the SEC tournament. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps the Kentucky Wildcats 97-87 loss to Texas A&M basketball in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament. John Calipari had no adjustments since the first loss to the Aggies …
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There are a few things that if Kentucky basketball can pull them off, they'll have a lot of success in the NCAA tournament. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses five things the Kentucky Wildcats need to do in order to have success in both the SEC tournament and March Madness. John Calipari's Wildcats need to get strong gam…
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Kentucky basketball has a great shot to win the SEC Tournament. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe predicts the entire SEC Tournament bracket. We go through every single matchup, and share our predictions on each game. Can the Kentucky Wildcats, led by John Calipari's elite guards Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard and Antonio Reeves w…
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The Kentucky Wildcats have a better shot at winning March Madness than most people think. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses whether or not Kentucky basketball has the ability to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. John Calipari's Wildcats have guards like Rob Dillingham, Antonio Reeves, and Reed Sheppard that can ai…
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The Kentucky Wildcats just landed one of the best scorers in next year's class. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Kentucky basketball's newest five-star commitment Karter Knox. Knox, the brother of former Kentucky Wildcats standout Kevin Knox, is one of the best shooters and overall athletes in the 2024 class. John Cali…
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Kentucky basketball just picked up a massive win over Dalton Knecht and the Tennessee Volunteers. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps the Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee basketball. Antonio Reeves and Reed Sheppard had phenomenal performances that led John Calipari and Kentucky basketball to a shocking road victory to close o…
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Kentucky basketball has one final regular season game, and it's against one of the best teams in the nation. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews the Kentucky Wildcats vs the Tennessee Volunteers. Tennessee basketball has been on a hot streak over the last month, defeating SEC basketball opponents with strong offense, smoth…
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Kentucky basketball is on fire to end the regular season. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses the Kentucky Wildcats' four-game winning streak and praises guards Antonio Reeves, Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard, and DJ Wagner for their excellence down the stretch. John Calipari has his team playing well entering the postseaso…
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The Kentucky Wildcats got things done on Senior Day against the Vanderbilt Commodores. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky basketball vs Vanderbilt. The Wildcats avoided the trap game after a slow first half. Vanderbilt's offense took off early, but it was Kentucky's defense in the second period that gave the offens…
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Could Kentucky basketball be walking into the perfect trap game? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews the Kentucky Wildcats vs the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Wildcats are coming off of an extremely dramatic shootout win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Can they regroup and not stumble over the Commodores, the worst team in the…
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The Kentucky Wildcats played an insane shootout with the Arkansas Razorbacks. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky basketball vs Arkansas. The Wildcats played an insane offensive game, with seven players finishing in double-digits. Rob Dillingham, Justin Edwards and Zvonimir Ivisic helped close the game out despite a…
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Can Kentucky basketball play a cleaner game against the Arkansas Razorbacks? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews the Kentucky Wildcats vs the Arkansas Razorbacks. John Calipari's squad scored just 63 points in their win in Fayetteville earlier this season. Can UK play a better offensive game? Dawe dives into what the Hogs …
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Kentucky basketball needs to play Zvonimir Ivisic more minutes. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Zvonimir Ivisic's playing time with the Kentucky Wildcats. John Calipari made the decision to play Big Z more against the Alabama Crimson Tide, and it paid dividends. Dawe believes that given Ivisic's upside, Kentucky baske…
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Reed Sheppard carried Kentucky basketball to a victory over Mississippi State. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky vs Mississippi State basketball. The Wildcats, led by Reed Sheppard and Antonio Reeves, managed to climb back into the game after being down double-digits in the second half. John Calipari and the Kentu…
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Kentucky basketball has to really focus up before this game vs the Mississippi State Bulldogs. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews the Kentucky Wildcats' matchup with Mississippi State basketball. The Wildcats are coming off of a huge win over the Alabama Crimson Tide, which MSU is coming into the game having won five-stra…
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Kentucky basketball BLEW OUT the Alabama Crimson Tide. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky vs Alabama basketball. The Wildcats scored the most points they've ever scored against a Top 25 opponent. Dawe dives into the scoring frenzy: Justin Edwards finally had his breakout game, and it was beautiful. Antonio Reeves d…
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Kentucky basketball failed to get it done on the road... and they failed in heartbreaking fashion. On todays' episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps the Kentucky Wildcats' 75-74 loss to the LSU Tigers. It was a buzzer-beating layup from Tyrell Ward after Rob Dillingham had an amazing second half and Adou Thiero blocked what was going to b…
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Kentucky basketball has another tough road test ahead against the LSU Tigers. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews Kentucky vs LSU basketball. The Tigers are coming off of a big win against South Carolina, and are looking to kill the Kentucky Wildcats' momentum. Dawe dives into what the Tigers do well: It's a good offense l…
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Kentucky basketball is going to close out the season strongly. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe explains why he believes the Kentucky Wildcats are going to close out the season strongly. John Calipari may have finally gotten his team to play actual defense. Ugonna Onyenso has proven to be an anchor defensively for two games now …
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Kentucky basketball just picked up a very big win against the Auburn Tigers. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky vs Auburn basketball. The Wildcats stepped up and played their best defensive game of the season, hands down. Ugonna Onyenso and Antonio Reeves were monsters. The Wildcats played physical, hard-nosed bask…
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Kentucky basketball has a tough matchup this weekend against Auburn basketball. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews Kentucky vs Auburn basketball. The Auburn Tigers are one of the best teams in the SEC and are coming off of one of the largest wins in program history. Does John Calipari's squad have what it takes to go on t…
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Why hasn't Zvonimir Ivisic played much for Kentucky basketball? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe discusses Zvonimir Ivisc's playing time since his college debut. He hasn't had the impact that many thought he would after an impressive performance against Georgia. Dawe speculates over why John Calipari isn't giving him more time, …
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Kentucky basketball played some real defense against the Ole Miss Rebels. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky vs Ole Miss basketball. The Kentucky Wildcats found a way to play some legitimate, hard-nosed defense lead by Ugonna Onyenso, who finished with 10 blocks on the night. This may be one of Kentucky's better wi…
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The Kentucky Wildcats must win this game against the Ole Miss Rebels. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews Kentucky basketball vs Ole Miss. The Rebels are a solid team with some even better offensive players. Dawe breaks down the matchup, what Ole Miss does well, and how they could cause issues for Kentucky basketball. Do t…
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Kentucky basketball has lost their third straight game. On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe recaps Kentucky vs Gonzaga basketball. The Wildcats gave up everything they possibly could in the paint to Ben Gregg and Graham Ike, and it cost them. What is the issue here? Dawe breaks down the lack of physicality, the inept play from the …
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Kentucky basketball has a very interesting matchup this weekend... against the Gonzaga Bulldogs? On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe previews Kentucky vs Gonzaga basketball with Andy Patton of the Locked On Zags podcast. The Wildcats host the Bulldogs in an extremely uncharacteristic non-conference matchup smack in the middle of Fe…
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