Today’s the day, the day doctors are expected to crack open P.J. Washington’s cast to see how his sprained foot is healing.
What will doctors discover? Probably a smelly surprise. Aside from that, the day we’ve all been waiting for probably will not produce any news. John Calipari isn’t expected to meet with the media again until Thursday’s shoot-around at the Sprint Center. Your best bet is to wait for an Ashton Hagans Instagram live and hope Washington makes a cameo.
Instead of freaking out over every waking minute of the day, I’ll take Paul Washington Sr.’s advice and “just relax.”
Cal Sings Houston’s Praises
In-between the brief P.J. Washington updates on The John Calipari Show, Coach Cal had plenty of nice things to say about the Houston Cougars.
“It’s going to be a hard game, folks. Don’t think because you’re hearing ‘Houston’ that it won’t be,” he said.
“If they outwork us, they are an unbelievable offensive rebounding team. They play with great toughness. They collapse defensively. Every time you throw it to the post, for all the 4 million coaches in our state, they trap. Kelvin Sampson literally, I think he’s coach of the year nationally. He has been a friend for a long, long time, and is one of those coaches that has unbelievable game plans and will have his guys ready.”
Season Ends for UK Hoops
The Kentucky women’s basketball team could not mount a comeback to upset three-seed N.C. State in Raleigh, falling to the Wolfpack 72-57. The Cats kept it close through three quarters, but failed to make a fourth quarter run to close the gap.
The loss ended the historic careers of Taylor Murray and Maci Morris. Murray finishes her career ranked fourth in school history in steals and fifth assists. Morris leaves as the program’s best career three-point shooter, hitting 41.1 percent from behind the line, and ranks sixth in career points with 1,692.
Kentucky finished the season 25-7. It did not end with a miraculous NCAA Tournament run, but it did include an exceptional 9-0 start to the season and a victory in the Paradise Jam that defied expectations and created a memorable 2018-19 campaign.
Georgetown College Fighting for a Title
The top-ranked Tigers are back in the NAIA men’s basketball championship game of the seventh time in program history after they took down William Carey College 94-83 in last night’s semifinal. Chris Coffey had 32 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way, including this incredible buzzer-beater just before half.
— NAIA (@NAIA) March 25, 2019
Georgetown College will play for its third championship in school history against Carroll College. It airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on the Watch ESPN app.
McDonald’s All-American Media Day
Jack Pilgrim is in the ATL to see the McDonald’s All-Americans go to work at an open practice. Following the practice, he’ll have updates from Jaden McDaniels, Matthew Hurt, Kahlil Whitney and Tyrese Maxey. Until then, enjoy highlights from Maxey’s first day of practice.
Back to Practice
Spring practice, that is. We’ll hear from the offense this morning following practice No. 7, the midway point of the spring season.
The only thing better than an arena transformation time-lapse are severe weather time-lapse videos. Action at the Yum! Center begins Thursday, which means that god-forsaken orange is about fill my city. Gross.
ALERT: Some very cool video just released from the @kfc_yumcenter of a time lapse of the @marchmadness floor installation that took place this morning 3-25-19 in #Louisville. The Road to the Final Four makes a stop this week in #Louisville. Catch #MarchMadness on #TBS Thurs/Sat. pic.twitter.com/kGLmFGOTVt
— Aaron Ellis (@aaronellis01) March 25, 2019