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By Drew Franklin on ©12:09 am
Willie Cauley-Stein had very little to say about his new ‘do, the hottest topic in the postgame interviews. He kept his answers short and sweet, telling reporters the idea came from boredom in his room when he is in there staring at the walls after curfew, and that it looks the way he expected it to look. “When you dye your hair blond, it’s going to look blond,” he told Jerry Tipton, when asked if he’s surprised by how it turned out.
At one point Willie asked the media, “Are we going to talk about basketball?”
Coach Cal was also asked about the new look during his postgame press conference. He said, “I’m not the tattoo police. I’m not the hair police. But I told Willie, ‘Looking like that, you better play.’”
And play, he did. The Kentucky big man flirted with another triple-double, tallying six points, seven rebounds and nine blocks.
Your concerns with his hairdo are now irrelevant.
By Drew Franklin on ©11:55 pm
The should-be ranked Bisons of Boise State came into Rupp Arena riding an 8-0 record to start the season, but they leave with a loss at the hands of your University of Kentucky Wildcats. Tune in to 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP, or stream online to hear Matt Jones and KSR nation review the game on the KSR postgame show.
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By Drew Franklin on ©11:47 pm
Following his 13 point, two assist night in the win over Boise State, Andrew Harrison sat down with Tom Leach for the IMG postgame show where he addressed his lackluster performance in Dallas against Baylor. Kentucky’s freshman point guard told Leach, “I know that Baylor game was on me because I didn’t play good defense. I couldn’t sleep after the game.”
Coach Cal said he thought Andrew ran the team better tonight. He still has a ways to go but he played a good game and it was certainly a step in the right direction.
By Drew Franklin on ©11:36 pm
Boise State head coach Leon Rice has a friend in coaching who has already seen Kentucky this season. That friend told Rice to simulate a 7-foot-1 guy who can really move and protect the rim, in order to get ready for UK’s Willie Cauley-Stein. Rice told him, “I don’t know if I know how to do that.”
Kentucky’s length was the difference maker in this one, with the Wildcats owning the boards and controlling the paint against the much smaller Boise State players. After the game Rice said, “Some of the things they do, it’s like me against my 10-year-old son in the driveway.”
“They’re so physically imposing,” he added. “And they were really, really dialed in.”
Rice is one of the many opposing coaches we’ve heard from this season who really believe Kentucky is the team to watch out for in the long run. He said he has seen the Cats improve every game and the loss to Baylor made them recalibrate.
By Drew Franklin on ©11:35 pm
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©11:10 pm
It wasn’t the prettiest of performances, but the Cats got back on track tonight, beating Boise State 70-55. James Young led all scorers with 21 points and nine rebounds, followed by Julius Randle, who got back on the double double train with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Willie Cauley-Stein proved that he’s more than just a hair model, putting up 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 blocks, which ties his career high from last week. Even more, he was a force on defense, owning the inside and forcing Boise State to rely on their outside shot.
They weren’t perfect, but it sure beats Friday night.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©8:20 pm
It’s halftime of the Florida/Kansas game and the Gators are whipping the Jayhawks, which was the perfect segue to ESPN’s halftime discussion about whether or not the 2013 class is overrated, specifically Kentucky’s group. Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams debated the topic, with Williams arguing that UK’s freshmen group wasn’t overrated, just overhyped, and haven’t gelled yet. Greenberg argued the Cats need more veterans, ala Darius Miller in 2012. They’re both right, but the most telling thing to me was the graphic they showed, which I’ve shared with you above.
Thankfully, we’ll know more in a few hours. Live blog starts in 30 minutes.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©7:55 pm
According to UK, both Marcus Lee and Jon Hood will sit out tonight’s game. Lee has a “stomach illness” and Hood is still recovering from a head injury he suffered in practice back on November 23rd. UK says Hood is still “day-to-day.”
Knowing Lee, he probably ate too much candy or something, but I’m starting to get concerned about Hoody Hood.
Tune in to 630 WLAP in Lexington at 6:30 pm for the KSR pregame show with Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond, and Drew Franklin. The guys will be live from the food court at Rupp Arena to get you ready for tonight’s game between the Cats and the Boise State Broncos. 98.1 The Bull will carry the second half-hour of the show, beginning at 7:00 p.m, or listen online at WLAP.com.
Stick around for the Texas Roadhouse Countdown to Tip-Off Pregame Show on the IMG Network with Oscar Combs and Matt Jones. A list of affiliates around the state can be found here or you can listen online here.
By Drew Franklin on ©6:00 pm
Worried about Boise State shooting the lights out in Rupp Arena tonight? If this shot by head coach Leon Rice is any indication of how things will go, Kentucky better be ready to play good defense.
Three hours until tip-off.
[Throughout this football season my job has been covering the rebuilding Wildcat football program. My passion has been following my little brother's success at Quarterback this season for my alma, the DeSales Colts. I've done my best all year to bite my tongue on the site, but following a State Championship victory, Matt has given me the green light for a post honoring their success. For the fans and students, I hope to do you justice. For those who don't care, feel free to scroll down.]
Nestled between Iroquois Park and Kenwood hill in South Louisville, lies the heart of a small Catholic community in the all-male DeSales High School. For over 50 years parents, faculty, alumni and students have striven for success in the classroom, community and on the athletic fields. Super Bowl Champions and All-Americans have given the athletic program credibility, yet none had ever achieved transcendence through a State Championship, until this year. Rather than squandering through adversity, the Colts flourished, uniting all those to have ever come in contact with the school. The 34-26 victory Saturday over Newport Central Catholic symbolizes a win for the South End, with hopes for more success in the future.