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February 9th, 2016

Charles Matthews was Great, Jamal Murray is Close

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Andy Lyons | Getty Images

Charles Matthews provided 16 quality minutes off the bench, scoring 7 points and grabbing 5 rebounds, three on the offensive end.  Watching him sink a jump shot was startling, but it’s not what caught Calipari’s eye.

“I thought Charles Matthews was outstanding today, and it’s not because he made shots.  It’s because he came up with balls and he blocked shots.  He did some good stuff.  I’m happy for him.”

Jamal Murray was spectacular shooting the ball, knocking down 6 of 10 threes and 8 of 14 shots.  Calipari attributes it to better shot selection.

He’s cut out the silly off-balance shots and unorthodox finger-rolls, but one time he couldn’t resist.  “It’s like crack cocaine, I gotta do this!” Calipari joked about his base-line runner that came up short.  “He flipped it over, had no chance of making it, but he’s getting better.”

Cal added that he appreciates his defensive effort.  “He’s trying, he’s getting better defensively.  We’re scrambling better.”

Luckily the Cats did not have to scramble too much tonight to get the win.


Highlights from UK’s Win Over Georgia

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Poythress will be out “About Two Weeks”

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Coach John Calipari confirmed Scoop Lemond’s report.  Once considered day-to-day, Alex Poythress will be out of action for the next two weeks.  He did not give any further details, but when he was pressed Calipari joked, “It was a hemorrhoid, but he’ll be fine.”

More from Cal to come.


WATCH John Calipari Speak After Tonight’s Win


KENTUCKY — 82, GEORGIA — 48

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Kentucky’s Defense Dominates the Dawgs En Route to an 82-48 Victory

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Andy Lyons | Getty Images

The Cats cruised to an easy victory tonight behind a dominating defensive performance.  Georgia went 17:57 without a field goal, missing 22 straight from the 13:37 mark in the first half, until after the first media timeout of the second half.  The Bulldogs shot a measly 22% on the night.

On the offensive end, Derek Willis provided plenty of energy to add to Jamal Murray’s stellar shooting night.  Murray continued showing his hot hand, scoring 24 points on 8-14 shots, 6 of 10 from behind the three-point line.  Kentucky took care of the ball, committing only six turnovers on the night.

The last two games certainly make it easier to forget about last week’s hiccup.


Dancing Guy Takes a Spill

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“Mony, Mony” is usually Dancing Guy’s time to shine, but things turned ugly tonight at Rupp Arena.

After already performing his signature move on one handrail, a young girl joined in on the fun by dancing next to him.  How does he respond?  As if they had rehearsed the dance, he preceded to pick the young girl up off her feet before attempting to slide down a second rail with the young girl in his arms.  Needless to say, it didn’t go as he planned.

Another look:

Luckily, no one was hurt during the performance and Dancing Guy was promptly escorted out of the stands by Rupp Arena security.


Wendy’s KSR Top 15 Tweets of the Day

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You can be a part of Wendy’s KSR Top 10 Tweets by using hashtags like #KSR #BBN or #KSRtop10. You can also nominate tweets by mentioning them with the hashtag. If we like what we see, it could be posted the next day. Now. On to the tweets:

 

In honor of KSR’s historic radio day, I added 5 more tweets to tonight’s post. Enjoy.

 

#15 Mathew Mahone

When you realize it can never be unheard.

 

 

#14 Chris Resor

I don’t think I want to know.

 

 

#13 Mike Baladope

I don’t think ceiling paint can fix this.

 

 

#12 Bweet Da Dee™

Clearly that was never a rule in those girls’ houses.

 

 

#11 Jax Teller

Could you imagine if Matt had to do nuts.com ad during Katina’s interview…

 

 

#10 Trey Minton

This.

 

 

#9 Andrew Grider

I’m right there with you.

 

 

#8 David W. Schmidt

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#7 Turkey Hunter

Pitino might need something a little bigger.

 

 

#6 Andrew Cassady

To the sweat drop down the basketballs.

 

 

#5 John Robic’s Hair

John Robic’s hair straight killed the Twitter game today.

 

 

#4 The Power K

The Squirt! Center has a nice ring to it.

 

 

#3 Not Safe for Work…

 

 

#2 Travis Utley

They might be a little damp.

 

 

#1 Scott Darst

I would be a lot of money that Louisville decides to “renovate” Minardi Hall this summer.

 

 

@kbernhardKSR


Kentucky vs. Georgia (Second Half Comment Thread)

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That was a fun first half, right? Kentucky currently leads Georgia 42-24 after the first 20 minutes. Hopefully they can keep it up in the second half instead of pulling a Tennessee.

Join in on the fun below.


Derek Willis, COMING IN 🔥

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The Cats were mulling through a rough patch midway through the first half.  Fouls all over the floor were slowing the game down, keeping them from finding their shot.

Derek Willis injected energy into the crowd with this ferocious coast-to-coast finish.  The dunk sparked a 6-0 run, giving the Cats an 18-point lead at halftime.

From Bullitt East to 31W, that’s a Highway 44 Special.


UK vs. Georgia First Half Box Score

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UK fan deserves a raise (UPDATED)

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This afternoon, this girl’s boss probably laughed at her when she dared him to give her a raise if she got on TV at the Kentucky game tonight.

Who’s laughing now? Here’s hoping the man keeps his word.

UPDATE: Shannon Spake went up to the rafters to interview the girl, Amanda, a freshman at UK who’s a receptionist at Fibreworks in Louisville. Amanda said she’s gotten plenty of texts since she was on TV, but none from her boss, Steve…yet.

Your move, Steve. Make it happen.


Marcus Lee gets back that lobbin’ feeling

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The Cats are off to a great start in Rupp, leading Georgia 24-13. Not only are the shots from the outside falling, Kentucky’s inside game is working so far too. Check out this lob from Tyler Ulis to Marcus Lee:

Bring back that lobbin’ feeling!


Kentucky vs. Georgia (First Half Comment Thread)

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Hello, friends. What an exciting day it’s been, and we’ve still got a long way to go. Your University of Kentucky Wildcats are about to take on the Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena. Nick Roush and Freddie Maggard are court side at Rupp, while I’m on the couch here in Nashville. Apparently, the wifi at Rupp is having some issues (still grossed out by the Katina Powell interview, I assume), so bear with us.

If you missed it earlier, Ryan “Scoop” Lemond shared the news with us that Alex Poythress may be out longer than we anticipated with his knee injury. Tonight’s starters are Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Derek Willis, and Marcus Lee.

You know the drill. Let us hear your thoughts and refresh the page with CTRL+F5 and Command+R.


UK confirms Alex Poythress is out tonight

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This won’t be news if you heard Scoop Lemond on the pregame show, but UK just confirmed that Alex Poythress is out of tonight’s game with a knee injury. Alex didn’t play vs. Florida either, and according to Ryan, he had a minor procedure and will be out 10-14 days.

Hopefully the Cats can continue to take care of business without him.