Posted January 24, 2015, 2:49 pm
The Gamecocks had a packed arena with a sell-out crowd that included the #1 ranked women's team and Steve Spurrier. They hit a three to take a one point lead with just over four minutes to go in the first half and the place was rockin'. But then Kentucky silenced the crowd with an 11-0 run and never looked back. The Cats held a comfortable double digit lead throughout the second half and eventually put away the Gamecocks. Once again Devin Booker led the way in scoring and Tyler Ulis made some heady plays and crafty assists. The defense was smothering, blocking or altering almost everything the Gamecocks threw up. In a very physical game in a hostile arena, the Cats simply made it look easy, winning 58-43. 19 down, 21 to go. Here are some highlights from the game.
Highlights of Kentucky's 58 - 43 win over South Carolina
Posted January 23, 2015, 4:41 pm
Our beloved Cats are favored by ten in tomorrow's matchup against the Gamecocks. They surprised us last year, but hopefully that will work to our advantage this year. Hopefully Cal won't get ejected this time around. With two steals tomorrow, Willie Cauley-Stein can become the first ever Wildcat with 200 blocks and 100 steals. UK should win this game, but it will definitely be South Carolina's Super Bowl and it could end up being a tough one. Expect to see Frank Martin Hulk-out the entire game.
Posted January 21, 2015, 10:24 am
Everybody was expecting a blowout, but that didn't happen. Vandy made things really interesting until the final minutes of the game. There were a couple times when it looked like UK was going to deliver a knock out blow, only to see Vandy torch the net with transition three pointers to narrow the gap. The Commodores earned a spot on the prestigious list of teams that have managed to lose by less than ten points to the Cats. There are only four teams on that list, by the way. Can you name them?
Here are your highlights from win number 18.
Posted January 20, 2015, 2:11 pm
Kevin from The Office and his Vanderbilt Commondorks will come into Rupp Arena as a 22 point underdog tonight and they will save BBN from having to watch Obama's State of the Union Address. Vandy is a decent team at home this season and they actually lead the SEC in field goal percentage, but they don't have the athletes to hang with the Cats and this game will probably be another 25+ points beatdown.
This is what happens when your protractor slips out of your hand.
Posted January 18, 2015, 9:09 am
Here are some highlights from the Cats' 70-48 road beatdown of Alabama.
Posted January 18, 2015, 12:00 am
I finally got to see American Sniper, and I thought it was an outstanding movie. Right before Chris Kyle returned home after his last tour of duty he stopped in a bar and you could vaguely see a basketball game on a TV in the corner of the bar. As the scene faded out you could hear the announcer say, "Kentucky by five" and something about "Sparks". So when I got home I researched it and sure enough it was the Kentucky vs South Carolina game and the player shown was Patrick Sparks.
Posted January 16, 2015, 5:40 pm
Yes, Kentucky has a tough game tomorrow at Alabama, but before that one tips-off there is another interesting game when Duke rides an embarassing two game losing streak into the YUM Center to face the filthy Cardinals of U of Smell. I've had a hard time deciding who I'm for in this one.
Here are some of the comments that have already come in...
Posted January 13, 2015, 10:58 pm
After back to back scares in conference play Coach Cal decided to return to the platoon system. He inserted Dominique Hawkins into the platoon rotation, and the Cats came out with a vengeance, dominating the entire game and almost winning by 50. They played stifling defense and held Missouri to a season low 18 points in the first half and 37 for the entire game. Aaron Harrison was lights out from long range hitting five three pointers and leading the way with 16 points. WCS had 13 points and KAT had another double-double. 16 down, 24 to go. GBB!
Keep it on ESPN as Sports Center is live from Rupp Arena and Coach Cal will be up soon.