March Madness is finally in full swing, but we must wait for Kentucky to take the postseason court. After four months of basketball, the wait is the hardest part. The only logical way to pass time until UK opens SEC play this Friday is to make plans to see the Cats in St. Louis. Tickets are still available. To use Mark Stoops’ words, why not?
UK Prepares for the SEC Tournament
As the BBN patiently awaits the start of the SEC Tournament, John Calipari is passing the time with recruiting trips. Last night Cal was in Hopkinsville to watch KyKy Tandy in the Second Region Championship. Calipari’s players are preparing for the postseason with midterms. When they get a break from school to practice, a few of them will speak with the media this afternoon about UK’s road to a fourth straight SEC Tournament Title.
Championship Week Continues
Monday night’s conference title games did not bring the drama. Iona (MAAC) and UNC-Greensboro (SoCon) both won by double-digits. With five conference tournament titles on the schedule, that should change tonight.
- Horizon: Wright State vs. Cleveland State, 7:00 on ESPN
- NEC: LIU Brooklyn vs. Wagner, 7:00 on ESPN2
- Colonial: College of Charleston vs. Northeastern, 7:00 on CBSSN
- West Coast Conference: BYU vs. #6 Gonzaga, 9:00 on ESPN
- Summit: South Dakota vs. South Dakota State, 9:00 on ESPN2
The ACC Tournament begins today at noon on ESPN2. Prepare for it with Aaron Torres’ power conference championship week preview.
Tickets Punched to the Sweet 16
KyKy Tandy’s University Heights team earned a spot in the Sweet 16 after his 33-point performance led the Blazers to a Second Region Title. Trinity defeated Ballard to win the Seventh Region, Corbin defeated South Laurel by one in the 13th Region Final and LCA was one shot away from taking down the 11th Region favorites, Scott County.
Boys' basketball 11th Region championship: Scott County 46, Lexington Christian Academy 44
LCA had a look. Tremendous game and effort from both squads. pic.twitter.com/HnMFU5M50X
— Josh Moore (@HLpreps) March 6, 2018
Spring Practice No. 2
Kentucky’s 2018 spring practice got off to a rough start. A collision sent Justin Rigg to the hospital. The sophomore tight end is expected to be okay and his status will be updated this morning.
Mark Stoops had a lot to say in his 20-minute press conference. The biggest news he shared all day wasn’t about the quarterbacks, it was about the defensive line. Josh Paschal is moving inside after an excellent freshman year as a primary pass rusher.
“He’s a guy that’s hard not to play,” Stoops said. “He needs to be on the field playing for us. He’s definitely one of our best 11. Just because we have some depth at outside backer, you don’t want him sitting there on the sidelines next to me.”
There’s still some things that need to be unpacked from Stoops’ surprisingly lengthy press conference. You’ll find that, and hear from Terry “Touchdown” Wilson and the rest of the UK offense this afternoon.
Deion, Still Neon
For all the people who wonder how Football Guys can waste hours watching the NFL Combine, it’s for this 48 seconds.
Deion Sanders a fool ????? pic.twitter.com/8IjtooaeMX
— NC ? (@NCommentarys) March 6, 2018
Down Goes Goodman
Twelve hours later, I’m still laughing.
How the tables have turned pic.twitter.com/lhZXp8EtkN
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) March 6, 2018
Kentucky Sports Radio begins in one hour. Don’t miss it, folks.