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By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 12:15am
By Drew Franklin on ©March 29th, 2015 @ 12:02am
By Drew Franklin on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 11:59pm
Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are celebrating in the lobby of The Renaissance hotel and you can listen to their jubilee on your radio or radio streaming devices. Tune in on 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP or stream online.
Give them a call at 1-800-444-8484 or 502-571-8484.
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By C.M. Tomlin on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 11:52pm
Whew! How about that? Matt, Drew & Tyler will be by soon, no doubt, to tell you how things were going in Cleveland as bits of net rained down upon them from above, but let’s check out the scene from State Street in Lexington, shall we?
Here comes the crowd (via @cheyenemiller19):
And they just kept rolling in (via @alekm):
@Rachel _F24 and her crew are in the thick of things:
While our own Matt Elam (@fballlslife69) found a perch above the fray:
Students begin setting fire to personal items, creating more demand for premium merchandise from the KSR Store (via @CheyeneMiller19):
While @JStaab2014 is staying on the good side of the law with his new best friend:
Stay safe out there, everyone. Celebrate responsibly. Sitting on a couch is a terrible place to be right now, it looks like. And have a great time, BBN. We certainly earned it tonight.
By Drew Franklin on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 11:36pm
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 8:08pm
We’re about 40 minutes from tip off, and The Q is starting to buzz. To help you pass the time, here are some sights and sounds, starting with the Cats taking the court:
Our favorite tatted fan, Thomas Younce, is ready:
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is here in a Notre Dame hoodie (his daughter goes to school there):
Finally, Sam Malone’s mother Linda and Jake Craft are sporting #13 Malone jerseys:
Now all they need are some headbands and they’re set.
Live blog in 30…
By Bobby Reagan on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 8:00pm
— John Wall (@JohnWall) March 28, 2015
Yeah, I guess if you play at Kentucky for a year you don’t care about the program. Once again these guys continue to be proud to have worn Kentucky’s jersey no matter how long it was. John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis all had this tweeted out. Pretty cool drawing if you ask me, I’d be willing to buy it. Also, nice touch on the blue and white checkers for Cousins.
Hearing that Lebron, Nerlens Noel and NJ Gov Chris Christie (in ND gear) are supposed to be in crowd tonight
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 28, 2015
Matt tweeted this out earlier as I’m sure there will be more stars in the crowd tonight. You have to assume LeBron will be wearing blue and white as he is good friends with Coach Cal. Good to see everyone coming back and supporting the team.
By Miss J.C. Ausmus on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 7:37pm
By Bobby Reagan on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Bob Kravitz of WTHR in Indianapolis has a warning for those who hate Kentucky. Don’t read the column where he explains you should be cheering for the Wildcats.
Kravitz does make a great point and one many Kentucky fans have made throughout the year. This is exactly what you want out of a team. They are playing defense-first basketball and many stars have given up minutes and numbers for the greater good of the team. However, because it says Kentucky on the front of the jersey it’s been bad for basketball. What if this was Arizona or Virginia instead?
The other point Kravitz brings up is how people accuse Calipari of running a bad program because of the one-and-done rule. Let’s remember, that’s a NBA rule and not something the NCAA can control. Wouldn’t Tom Crean and Matt Painter take Trey Lyles in a heartbeat? You think Missouri or Michigan would be happy to have Devin Booker?
So, welcome aboard the bandwagon, Bob. Just save room for some others.
By Bobby Reagan on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 6:15pm
Numerous people are saying Rick Barnes has been fired from the head coaching job at Texas. This isn’t necessarily surprising as Barnes has massively underachieved with a ton of talent. Maybe, this just goes to show that you also have to be a great coach when you are a good recruiter, cough cough USBWA voters.
CBS’ Sam Vecenie poses an interesting debate though. Is Texas a top five job from a coach standpoint? There’s not much pressure as it’s a football school first and has a ton of money to spend.
Just getting to Staples and Rick Barnes is out. That's a top five job in America for coaches, I think.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) March 28, 2015
For what it’s worth, I agree with Vecenie as he’s not saying it’s a top five program, but rather if you’re a coach you want to go here.
The two names being thrown around are the obvious ones in Gregg Marshall and Shaka Smart. This absolutely makes the Alabama, St. John’s and Tennessee jobs less desirable and should lead to some mayhem in the coaching carousel.
Barnes was the head coach in Austin for 17 years, going 402-180 but made just one Final Four.
By Bobby Reagan on ©March 28th, 2015 @ 6:00pm
It’s officially go time, just look at Sam Malone. Tip is just under three hours away yet I know you’re ready to listen to the gang. Just tune in to the KSR Pre-game show to hear Matt and the crew talk about the Elite Eight game against Notre Dame. Will it be a repeat of the West Virginia game? How will Kentucky use it’s massive size advantage and depth to help secure a win? Will Willie Cauley-Stein have another monster dunk? How’s Aaron Harrison’s finger? The list goes on and on, but who am I to stop. Just listen to Matt and friends.
The show starts approximately at 6:15.Tune in to 630 WLAP in Lexington to hear the KSR pregame show or stream online …
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