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Kentucky Lacking More Than Just Noel

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KNOXVILLE — Tuesday night, Kentucky got demoralized.

Saturday afternoon, Kentucky got demolished.

Tuesday night, Kentucky lost its best player in Nerlens Noel.

Saturday afternoon, Kentucky lost any hope that everything will be OK.

Tennessee 88, The Uncoachables 58.

That may seem rough. It may seem harsh. But it's not the negative media talking. It's not the upset fans talking.

That's the head coach talking.

We've got a couple of guys that are basically not real coachable," said...

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