— Â Tip-off has been set for Kentucky-South Carolina. Â UK’s biggest game in Rupp Arena before Kansas comes to town is a matchup with Frank Martin’s 13-3 Gamecocks. Â The game will get premier treatment, airing at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN.
— Â Two Make Wooden Midseason Watch List. Â The nation’s two top National Player of the Year awards are named after JohnÂ Wooden and James Naismith. Â 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. Â The only other schools with multiple players on the list are Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Â See the full list here.
— Â Quade Green balled out in front of Coach Cal. Â 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. Â 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’sÂ shut down his recruitment and will make his announcement thisÂ Saturday. Â The Cats are the 74% favorite over Penn State, Michigan State and Ohio State, according to the 247 Crystal Ball. Â Ohio’s Mr. Football Runner-Up told Rivals he’s down to Kentucky, Penn State and West Virginia.
If BowdenÂ chooses Kentucky, he’ll be the highest-ranked recruit in the class, likely the highest-ranked recruit in the Stoops Era. Â 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.