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March 24th, 2019

Willie Cauley-Stein pays homage to Kentucky with new shoes

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Willie Cauley-Stein has brought out some awesome new shoes for March Madness, and they honor his collegiate team. The former Cat is known for his (sometimes-questionable) fashion choices, but these are pretty sweet.

The Sacramento Kings tweeted the pictures, saying “Still dancin’ #BBN”

Nicely done, Willie. You’ve come a long way, my friend:

Storm Murphy was a Viral Sensation before Ashton Hagans took His Ankles


Wofford’s starting point guard, Storm Murphy is a viral sensation on Twitter this morning. Unfortunately for Storm, it is due to Ahston Hagans collecting his ankles in the 2nd half of yesterday’s victory.  Just in case you forgot, I’ll show you again.

But, Fortunately for Stormy, he was already a viral star well before his matchup with the Cats in the round of 32. Two and a half years ago, Stormy Murphy shared how his family celebrates Thanksgiving, which involves some questionable dance moves to a horrible thanksgiving song that went viral in 2016.

I guess this kind of stuff was considered ‘cool’ in 2016? More cringe-worthy than anything. Regardless, I’m not sure if I would have been able to sleep well at night knowing we lost to someone who proudly put that on twitter.

Kentucky is still dancing in the NCAA Tournament, but at least Storm can continue dancing on twitter.

I can see why sophomore Nick Richards was so confident before the game.

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Kentucky Punched Their Ticket to Sweet 16


(Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports)

Half of the Sweet 16 is Set

Saturday was fun, let’s do it again today.

  • No. 3 LSU 69, No. 6 Maryland 67
  • No. 2 Kentucky 62, No. 7 Wofford 56
  • No. 2 Michigan 64, No. 10 Florida 49
  • No. 4 Florida State 90, No. 12 Murray State 62
  • No. 1 Gonzaga 83, No. 9 Baylor 71
  • No. 2 Michigan State 70, No. 10 Minnesota 50
  • No. 3 Purdue 87, No. 6 Villanova 6
  • No. 5 Auburn 89, No. 4 Kansas 75

The SEC continues to Roll in the Tournament

Saturday’s games started with two SEC wins and ended with an SEC win. LSU and Kentucky got it started and Auburn finished the day.

LSU took down Maryland on a last-second layup by Tremont Waters and Auburn DOMINATED Kansas. Auburn led Kansas 51-25 at the half, Kansas’ worst halftime deficit in NCAA Tournament history.

The Ja Morant Show is Over

Florida State ended Ja Morant and Murray State’s season with a 90-62 win. Even though the Morant Show was short, he still lived up to the hype during his two tournament games. He finished his college basketball career with 28 points.

After the game, Morant made sure to give a young fan his shoes. Everybody should be wishing their NBA teams drafts this kid.

The Caliparis Are Coming For Ya

Get your popcorn ready for next weekend, folks.

Today’s Tournament Schedule

Iowa vs. Tennessee 12:10 pm CBS
Washington vs. North Carolina 2:40 pm CBS
UCF vs. Duke 5:155 pm CBS
Buffalo vs. Texas Tech 6:10 pm TNT
Liberty vs. Virginia Tech 7:10 pm TBS
Oklahoma vs. Virginia 7:45 pm truTV
Ohio State vs. Houston 8:40 pm TNT
UC Irvine vs. Oregon 9:40 pm TBS


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March 23rd, 2019

UK Hoops Will Take on NC State at 7:00 on Monday

KeKe McKinney (Photo via | UK Athletics)

After an excellent second-half defensive effort from six-seeded Kentucky in round one against the Princeton Tigers, the Wildcats are now set to face the host, the three-seeded N.C. State Wolfpack, at 7 p.m. EST on Monday night.

N.C. State defeated the 14-seeded Maine Black Bears 63-51 in their round one matchup to advance to the Round of 32. The winner of Kentucky-N.C. State will move on to the Sweet 16 in Greensboro.

In case you missed it, here’s the recap from Kentucky’s win over Princeton along with some highlights courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV.

Kentucky Drops Second Straight Series, Losing to No. 13 Texas A&M


Five games and five losses to open SEC play for Kentucky. The Bat Cats drop game two to No. 13 Texas A&M 9-3 to lose their second straight weekend series.

Texas A&M made sure to jump on the Kentucky pitching early, scoring a run in each of the first two innings then added two more in the fourth. The backbreaker came in the fifth on a three-run home run by Mikey Hoehner to give Texas A&M a 7-1 lead. Kentucky tried to battle back with two runs in the seventh started by Elliott Curtis’ first career home run.

After Curtis’ home run Austin Schultz would score on a throwing error after his double, but it was too little too late as the Aggies tacked on two more to win 9-3.

It was not a banner day at the plate for Kentucky, as every starter struck out at least once in a 17-strikeout effort.  Texas A&M starter Asa Lacy was on the right side of 13 of those strikeouts through six innings of work. Dalton Reed and Coltyn Kessler had the dreaded hat trick.

Outside of Curtis’ home run, the only other bright spot in Kentucky’s lineup this afternoon was Jaren Shelby who had two hits including an RBI-single in the first inning. A bright spot came on the defensive end as well for the boys in blue as Cam Hill tried to outdo his outfield counterpart, Jaren Shelby, with a diving catch of his own.

Grant Macciocchi dropped to 1-2 as a starter this season. He gave up ten hits and seven runs through five innings of work.

Kentucky will try to break through in the win column in conference play tomorrow afternoon for the final game of the weekend series with Texas A&M at Kentucky Proud Park. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. if you can’t make it out to KPP, you can watch the game on SEC Network+.

Kentucky is now 14-9 on the year.


Ashton Hagans put Storm Murphy on the floor

(Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports)

Let’s watch Ashton Hagans embarrass poor Storm Murphy with that spin move.

Have a seat, bud.