Leemo's Locks

By Leem0

Posted November 7, 2013, 9:24 am

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Thursday, November 7th
#12 Oklahoma at #5 Baylor 7:30 PM FOXS1 Baylor -14.5
Prediction: Baylor 38-34.  Bet Oklahoma +14.5
#2 Oregon at #6 at Stanford 9:00 PM ESPN Oregon -10.5
Prediction: Oregon 31-24.  Bet Stanford +10.5
Saturday, November 9th
#3 Florida St. at Wake Forest 12:00 PM ABC FSU -34.5
Prediction: FSU 49-17.  Bet Wake Forest +34.5
Vanderbilt at Florida 12:00 PM Florida -10.5
Prediction: Florida 24-17.  Bet Florida -10.5
#7 Auburn at Tennessee 12:00 PM ESPN Auburn -7.5
Prediction: Auburn 31-24.  Bet Tennessee +7.5
#9 Missouri at Kentucky 12:00 PM ESPNU Missouri -14.5
Prediction: Missouri 34-17.  Bet Missouri -14.5
Virginia Tech at #14 Miami 7:00 PM ESPN Miami -7.5
Prediction: Miami 21-20.  Bet Virginia Tech +7.5
#24 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ABC Notre Dame -5.5
Prediction: Notre Dame 31-20.  Bet ND -5.5
#10 LSU at #1 Alabama 8:00 PM CBS Alabama -12.5
Prediction:  Alabama 34-28.  Bet LSU +12.5
#16 UCLA at Arizona 10:00 PM ESPN UCLA -1.5
Prediction: UCLA 34-28.  Bet UCLA -1.5

Leemo’s Five Star Lock of the Weekend:  Oklahoma +14.5, Virginia Tech +7.5 and ND -5.5
2013-2014 College Football Season
Year to date (Straight up picks): 65-17
Year to date (Against the spread): 43-35
Year to date (5 star Locks): 11-7

Trey Lyles Chooses Kentucky

By Weege

Posted November 5, 2013, 12:35 pm

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Trey Lyles just made his announcement and chose the University of Kentucky, breaking the hearts of U of Smell fans everywhere.   Not only did he flirt with the Cards and then slap them in the face, but he also broke the hearts of Hoosier fans along the way.  Plus, he's a Top 10 player. Best recruit ever? 

Here's a clip of some of the things you can expect from Trey.



Trey Lyles Announement Coming Up

By Weege

Posted November 5, 2013, 12:18 pm

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Trey Lyles will be making his college decision known at 12:50.  Our inside sources at UK are all confident he will be a Kentucky Wildcat.  When Trey chooses Kentucky we will shoot back up to the #1 recruiting class for the time being.  This will be a HUGE GET for Kentucky and will be yet another victory for Coach Cal against Rick Pitino on the recruiting trail.

Kentucky Downs Montevallo 95-72

By SkyAntoine

Posted November 4, 2013, 10:13 pm

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When the highlight of the game is your player scoring for the other team, then you know things didn't go exactly as planned.  Yes, we won by 23 points.  Yes, there were flashes of greatness from UK.  Yes, Julius Randle is the real deal and logged a double-double.  But, it was far from perfect and far from what we'll see when this season ends.

The defense of the Cats was very average tonight.  Montevallo got off shots easily on a team that was longer and infinately more talented than their Division II team.  Balls seemed to bounce in their favor especially getting offensive rebounds and second chances.

The Cats also seemed to struggle at times in controlling the game.  They were sloppy with the ball and looked like a bunch of 18 year olds for much of the game.  Wait...what?...oh yeah.  They are 18 year olds who are in their 2nd game and who are yet to play the first game that will go in the record books.

Before anyone goes jumping off the ledge and criticizing a 23 point victory, consider the following:

- The point guard for the team has not played in the last two games with a bruised knee.  Remember that Andrew Harrison is the 2nd highest rated recruit on the team.  He's darn good and will make a difference in running this team.

- This offense is brand new to these kids.  And, real blue collar defense is something they've only played in 5 minute spurts as high schoolers when they were playing for championships.  Cal will whip them into shap, but it takes a little time.

- Poythress played hard and brought some experience to the floor when things were shaky out there.  He finished with 10 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes.  He was also much more aggressive tonight and racked up 4 fouls.

- Dakari Johnson has game.  He showed his touch around the rim and that he has fight in him when wrestling for loose balls.  Johnson finished with a solid 9 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes of play.

The Cats will play for victory number one of the season this coming Friday when UNC-Asheville comes to Rupp.  My guess is Calipari will have a few suggestions for them between now and then.

KBF Ticket Giveaway

By SkyAntoine

Posted November 4, 2013, 9:37 pm

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The exhibition games are over and now it is time to get down to business with this season and the Wildcats’ quest for #9. 

KBF wants to help two of our readers experience the greatness of this team first-hand by giving away two free tickets to a home game at Rupp Arena.  The tickets are for the Monday night game versus Cleveland State on November 25th.

Free tickets?  How can I win them?

It’s easy.  Just click the “Forum” button above, register an account on our KBF message board and make a minimum of 5 posts before November 20th.  You must be 18 to win and not a UL fan in disguise.  (Trust me...we'll know because your grammar and ridiculous references to L1C4 will tell on you.)

KBF has a message board?  I didn’t realize that.

We’ve been blessed with support since launching KBF.  Yesterday, we hit 10,000 likes on our Facebook page.  The message board has been a work in progress that has not been promoted until now, but with the games starting this Friday the time is right.  And, of course, it is free!

What’s the difference between a message board and this KBF website?

Message boards give fans the ability to express your thoughts on anything related to UK sports…or anything else.  There are special forums for men’s basketball, UK Hoops, recruiting, football, SEC sports, etc.  Then, there are also forums to talk about anything that pops into your head.

So I create an account, post for a couple of weeks and can win the tickets?  That sounds too easy.

Yes.  Each person that has registered since October 18th (Big Blue Madness) will be entered into the drawing.  Plus, for every 5 posts that you make on the message board, you’re name will be entered again.  So, if you make 50 posts on the forum, then your name will have 10 chances of being drawn.  That’s it.

Can my kids participate on the message board?

KBF is a family-friendly site and we encourage everyone to participate.  However, because this is online interaction with other people we ask that members be at least 14 years old.  We do have moderators that constantly monitor public conversations and will keep the board clean.

KentuckyBasketballForum.com made its goal from the very beginning to be a one-stop-shop for UK basketball fans.  From the latest news to the always accessible current and former player stats, KBF has tried to provide the info we all want to see as UK fans.  The KBF Message Board is just one more tool for the Big Blue Nation to share their fandom with other UK fanatics.

Last year we gave away two tickets to Sherry Furnish and her grandson Carter.  Sherry won the contest to give a young fan the opportunity to go to their first UK game. 

The tickets are our personal season tickets and are located in Section 227, Row K.  Be part of this historic season by witnessing the Cats in the best venue in college basketball!

Trey Lyles to Announce Decision Tomorrow

By Weege

Posted November 4, 2013, 10:51 am

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At 12:50 tomorrow Trey Lyles will make his college decision announcement and will be choosing between Kentucky and Louisville.   Lyles is ranked 8th by Rivals.com and is considered a heavy UK lean.

...After Lyles picks the Cats Rick Pitino will then rescend his offer and all of U of Smell Land will begin talking about how he's overrated and they didn't want him anyway. (Derek Willis)

KBF Just Surpassed 10,000 Likes on Facebook

By Weege

Posted November 3, 2013, 3:04 pm

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10,000 Likes is quite a milestone.  THANK YOU to everybody who has liked our site!

Next Up, The Montevallo Falcons

By Weege

Posted November 3, 2013, 10:57 am

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In the final exhibition game before the real schedule starts, the Cats will take on the Monttevallo Falcons Monday night at 7:00 ET.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports South.

Where Are They From?

They build their nest in the Peach Belt Conference, and they are located in Montevallo, Alabama.

Are They Terrible?

The Falcons are a Division II. school but they did make it to the Division II National Championship game a couple years ago. 

Do They Have Any Good Players at All?

They are led by a 6'2" guard named Troran Brown.  He's a Divison II All-American who averages nearly 19 points per game.

What Else Do I need to Know About the Falcons?

They are just happy to get the opportunity to play at Rupp and get smoked by the best team in the land.  Their coach Danny Young said, "We're excited to play on television so that our players' families and our University community will be able to watch us."