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March 29th, 2015

Good Luck KWiltj!

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HUGE game starting right now for Gonzaga and Kyle Wiltjer, who seek a Final Four berth. Gonzaga looks to be the final piece of the Final Four puzzle with Kentucky, Michigan State, and Wisconsin. The Zags are playing Duke right now on CBS.

Best of luck to Kyle and the Zags (BEAT DUKE!)


Louisville fans won’t be joining us in Indianapolis

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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.


Kentucky is a six-point favorite over the Badgers

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.


A cool time lapse video of the crowd at State Street last night

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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


Listen to Ashley Judd on last night’s postgame show

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.


Brian Long burned a twitter troll

 

A twitter troll tweeted Bring Long this:

And Brian Long replied a perfectly as you can:

 


Enes Kanter returns to Utah

 

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”.

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.

 


Steve Zahn reacted like many of us did last night

 

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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.

 


A Little Bit of Yahtzee in Between A Lot of Basketball

 

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:

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Trey Lyles could win a title in his hometown

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.


Some ESPN graphics to get you more excited

 

Sometimes I think ESPN should be renamed EKSPN (Entertainment and Kentucky Sports Programming Network).

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Karl-Anthony Towns > Jahlil Okafor

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Kentucky makes history

 

Kentucky continues to make history, this time in television.

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.

 


The team reacts to win on Twitter

 

I think they are happy.

 


The Cats love their moms

 

Andrew Harrison, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Dakari Johnson all celebrated the win over Notre Dame with their moms. Ahhhhhhhhhh

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You people are crazy

 

I guess Kentucky fans didn’t feel like going to bed last night because many greeted the team as they arrived back in Lexington around 1:30 a.m.

Fans also welcomed the team back along the route home and at the Wildcat Lodge.

YOU. PEOPLE. ARE. CRAZY.