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March 29th, 2015

EJ Floreal took over the KSR GoPro after the game

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As I was rushing down to the court after the game, I spontaneously grabbed the KSR GoPro and selfie stick from my bag. Thank God I did, because EJ Floreal came up to me after the team cut the nets and took it from me. The results? Pretty awesome:

Big Blue Nation is going nuts right now


Me too, man. Me too.

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March 28th, 2015

Listen to Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond on the postgame show


Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are celebrating in the lobby of The Renaissance hotel and you can listen to their jubilee on your radio or radio streaming devices. Tune in on 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP or stream online.

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Scenes from the Celebration on State Street after the Win


Whew! How about that? Matt, Drew & Tyler will be by soon, no doubt, to tell you how things were going in Cleveland as bits of net rained down upon them from above, but let’s check out the scene from State Street in Lexington, shall we?

Here comes the crowd (via @cheyenemiller19):


And they just kept rolling in (via @alekm):


@Rachel _F24 and her crew are in the thick of things:


While our own Matt Elam (@fballlslife69) found a perch above the fray:



Students begin setting fire to personal items, creating more demand for premium merchandise from the KSR Store (via @CheyeneMiller19):


While @JStaab2014 is staying on the good side of the law with his new best friend:


Stay safe out there, everyone. Celebrate responsibly. Sitting on a couch is a terrible place to be right now, it looks like. And have a great time, BBN. We certainly earned it tonight.




Watch the trophy presentation

PHOTOS: The Midwest champs celebrate after the win

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Kentucky 68, Notre Dame 66

Rave Report

CATS WIN!!!!!!



UK vs. Notre Dame LIVE BLOG

Live Blog UK vs. Notre Dame LIVE BLOG

Sights and sounds from The Q


We’re about 40 minutes from tip off, and The Q is starting to buzz. To help you pass the time, here are some sights and sounds, starting with the Cats taking the court:

A video posted by Tyler Thompson (@mrstylerksr) on

Our favorite tatted fan, Thomas Younce, is ready:

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is here in a Notre Dame hoodie (his daughter goes to school there):

Finally, Sam Malone’s mother Linda and Jake Craft are sporting #13 Malone jerseys:


Now all they need are some headbands and they’re set.

Live blog in 30…

The Old Gang is Ready for Tonight

Yeah, I guess if you play at Kentucky for a year you don’t care about the program. Once again these guys continue to be proud to have worn Kentucky’s jersey no matter how long it was. John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis all had this tweeted out. Pretty cool drawing if you ask me, I’d be willing to buy it. Also, nice touch on the blue and white checkers for Cousins.

Matt tweeted this out earlier as I’m sure there will be more stars in the crowd tonight. You have to assume LeBron will be wearing blue and white as he is good friends with Coach Cal. Good to see everyone coming back and supporting the team.

The Team Just Arrived at the Arena….

… and they look calm, cool, and collected.

T-minus 1 hour and 11 minutes, guys.

A Hoosier is Cheering for Kentucky

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Kravitz of WTHR in Indianapolis has a warning for those who hate Kentucky. Don’t read the column where he explains you should be cheering for the Wildcats.

Kravitz does make a great point and one many Kentucky fans have made throughout the year. This is exactly what you want out of a team. They are playing defense-first basketball and many stars have given up minutes and numbers for the greater good of the team. However, because it says Kentucky on the front of the jersey it’s been bad for basketball. What if this was Arizona or Virginia instead?

The other point Kravitz brings up is how people accuse Calipari of running a bad program because of the one-and-done rule. Let’s remember, that’s a NBA rule and not something the NCAA can control. Wouldn’t Tom Crean and Matt Painter take Trey Lyles in a heartbeat? You think Missouri or Michigan would be happy to have Devin Booker?

So, welcome aboard the bandwagon, Bob. Just save room for some others.

Report: Rick Barnes Fired at Texas

Numerous people are saying Rick Barnes has been fired from the head coaching job at Texas. This isn’t necessarily surprising as Barnes has massively underachieved with a ton of talent. Maybe, this just goes to show that you also have to be a great coach when you are a good recruiter, cough cough USBWA voters.

CBS’ Sam Vecenie poses an interesting debate though. Is Texas a top five job from a coach standpoint? There’s not much pressure as it’s a football school first and has a ton of money to spend.

For what it’s worth, I agree with Vecenie as he’s not saying it’s a top five program, but rather if you’re a coach you want to go here.

The two names being thrown around are the obvious ones in Gregg Marshall and Shaka Smart. This absolutely makes the Alabama, St. John’s and Tennessee jobs less desirable and should lead to some mayhem in the coaching carousel.

Barnes was the head coach in Austin for 17 years, going 402-180 but made just one Final Four.


Catch the KSR Pre-game Show

Photo courtesy of UK Athletics

Photo courtesy of UK Athletics

It’s officially go time, just look at Sam Malone. Tip is just under three hours away yet I know you’re ready to listen to the gang. Just tune in to the KSR Pre-game show to hear Matt and the crew talk about the Elite Eight game against Notre Dame. Will it be a repeat of the West Virginia game? How will Kentucky use it’s massive size advantage and depth to help secure a win? Will Willie Cauley-Stein have another monster dunk? How’s Aaron Harrison’s finger? The list goes on and on, but who am I to stop. Just listen to Matt and friends.

The show starts approximately at 6:15.Tune in to 630 WLAP in Lexington to hear the KSR pregame show or stream online

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