— Tip-off has been set for Kentucky-South Carolina. UK’s biggest game in Rupp Arena before Kansas comes to town is a matchup with Frank Martin’s 13-3 Gamecocks. The game will get premier treatment, airing at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN.
— Two Make Wooden Midseason Watch List. The nation’s two top National Player of the Year awards are named after John Wooden and James Naismith. Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox are still in the hunt for Mr. Wooden’s award, two of the 25 finalists on the midseason watch list. The only other schools with multiple players on the list are Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina and Wisconsin. See the full list here.
— Quade Green balled out in front of Coach Cal. After struggling to find his shot on Saturday, Kentucky’s next point guard brought his A-game when Coach Cal and Tony Barbee came to town. Green flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds.
LYNN BOWDEN WILL ANNOUNCE HIS COLLEGE DECISION SATURDAY
The four-star athlete from Youngstown originally planned to decide on January 25, but tonight he announced on Twitter that he’s shut down his recruitment and will make his announcement this Saturday. The Cats are the 74% favorite over Penn State, Michigan State and Ohio State, according to the 247 Crystal Ball. Ohio’s Mr. Football Runner-Up told Rivals he’s down to Kentucky, Penn State and West Virginia.
If Bowden chooses Kentucky, he’ll be the highest-ranked recruit in the class, likely the highest-ranked recruit in the Stoops Era. If you couldn’t tell by the flashing red lights and the large font, this is a big damn deal.
Look who Retweeted Mr. Bowden.
If that isn’t a good sign, I don’t know what is.