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By Drew Franklin on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 4:58pm
Huge shout-out to Tom Izzo and Michigan State for keeping the streets of Indianapolis clean next weekend for the Big Blue takeover. The Spartans sent Louisville home from the tournament with an overtime victory in the Elite Eight.
The Cards led by eight at halftime and had won 94 consecutive games when winning by six or more at the half. That streak ended today as Michigan State punched a ticket to the Final Four.
Now, go Zags.
By Drew Franklin on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 4:12pm
The know-it-alls out in Las Vegas have spoken and Kentucky is a six-point favorite over Wisconsin in the Final Four. The Cats were favored by one in this same game a year ago, and won by one. Big Blue Nation would love to see another push in 2015.
Kentucky is 1-3 against the spread in the tournament, the lone cover being the dismantling of West Virginia.
The odds to win the title are now 2/3, according to VegasInsider.com.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 3:50pm
Last night was a good preview of what next weekend will probably be like on State Street. The folks at WKYT are on it, and posted this excellent time-lapse video of the crowd after UK’s thrilling win. Thankfully, it seemed like everyone behaved themselves.
Here’s another time lapse of the crowds on State Street that continue to grow as Big Blue fans celebrate the Wildcats’ win over Notre Dame. #WKYTMarchTo9 http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Kentucky–297909711.html
Posted by WKYT on Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Drew Franklin on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 3:43pm
Ashley Judd made a surprise appearance on the KSR postgame show in the lobby of The Renaissance last night. Have a listen as she joins Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond and a ton of Kentucky fans as they celebrate UK’s exhausting win over Notre Dame.
No radio equipment was damaged, although Ashley gave it her best when she destroyed the table with her excitement.
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 3:30pm
A twitter troll tweeted Bring Long this:
— Matt Sherlock (@mattsherlock4) March 27, 2015
And Brian Long replied a perfectly as you can:
— Brian Long (@BrianLong32) March 29, 2015
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 3:30pm
Enes Kanter returned to Salt Lake City for the first time since being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kanter demanded a trade this season after he saw his minutes decreasing in Utah. Kanter was very public about his dislike for his old team and the fact that he is very happy where he is now.
“I think the difference is, I like playing basketball there,” Kanter said. “I think that’s the most important thing. I never liked playing basketball before in my NBA career, and this is the first time I felt like playing basketball there, for my team, for the fans, for my teammates for my coaches, for everybody. So, that’s the first time.”
So upon his return to Utah, Kanter was booed when taking the floor, but he happily embraced them.
“I didn’t really care. I like pressure, the boos didn’t mean nothing to me,” Kanter said. “It was just a regular game. I never felt like I was a part of this thing, so it was just a regular game. We came and we leave and that is it”.
Jazz 5 starters recognized 4 of the Thunder starters at the tip circle. Completely ignored Kanter
— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) March 29, 2015
This comment by Kanter before the game probably fueled some of the boos.
In the Utah Jazz’s 94-89 win over the Oklahoma Thunder, Kanter scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds earning eighth consecutive game double-double.
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 3:00pm
Actor, comedian and UK fan Steve Zahn almost had a heart attack during last night’s game. I’m sure most of you can relate to this video posted by CBS Sports. Please Kentucky, for the sake of our hearts and stress, no more games like that. Thanks, BBN.
Kentucky's near loss almost gave Steve Zahn a heart attack. Here is confirmed video evidence from his home. http://t.co/r5NOcKI04N
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 29, 2015
By Miss J.C. Ausmus on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 2:16pm
I am blessed to say that I have received an offer from Kentucky and I have committed! Officially a Wildcat! #BBN 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️🔷⚪️🔹
— Calvin Taylor (@CCT15_) March 29, 2015
Not to change the subject or anything, but Stoops just got a Yahtzee! The 2015 commitment comes from 6’9″ OL/DL Calvin Taylor out of Augusta Christian in Georgia. According to 24/7 Sports, Taylor was also offered by Temple and Charlotte before committing to the Cats.
If you are interested, click on the picture below to view his senior year highlight reel over on Hudl:
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Trey Lyles tweet from April 2014 pic.twitter.com/kiuREHke1q
— Jon Hale (@JonHaleTCP) March 29, 2015
Trey Lyles tweeted this on Apr. 21, 2014, a couple weeks after the Cats lost to UConn in the championship game. After committing to Kentucky back in November of 2013, Lyles dream of winning a national title in his hometown is very close to become a reality.
Lyles and the team have already had the opportunity to play in Indianapolis in the Champions Classic game against Kansas. Let’s hope the outcome is the same this weekend.
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Kentucky continues to make history, this time in television.
Kentucky-Notre Dame got a 9.0/16 overnight rating/share – highest overnight rating for a college basketball game in cable television history
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 29, 2015
According to NCAA.com:
Last night’s thrilling NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game between Kentucky and Notre Dame on TBS generated a 9.0/16 overnight rating/share – peaking with an 11.9/21 from 10:45-11 p.m. ET – to deliver the highest overnight rating for a college basketball game in cable television history.
The Kentucky/Notre Dame telecast is up 53% over last year’s comparable game and is the highest rating in the telecast window in 10 years.
You can read the whole story here.
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 12:00pm
— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) March 29, 2015
— Aaron Harrison (@AaronICE2) March 29, 2015
Love when we get too rush the court!!! #BBN
— Dominique Hawkins (@Dhawk_25) March 29, 2015
— My Brother's Keeper (@KATis32) March 29, 2015
Final 4 Bound #NotDoneYet
— Dakari Johnson (@SafariDakari44) March 29, 2015
Nothing better than celebrating with your brothers #notdone
— EJ Floreal (@BouncyE_24) March 29, 2015
— Tod Lanter (@tod_lanterIII) March 29, 2015
I think they are happy.
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 11:00am