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The Big Blue Nation is beginning to catch the fever.
Thursday marks the first full day of SEC Tournament action. Kentucky has never played on this day in the John Calipari era, giving fans UK fans an opportunity to four stress-free games from Bridgestone Arena. We’ll find out who the Cats will play in the first round tonight at 7:00. Today’s complete schedule you can see on the SEC Network:
- 1:00: Arkansas vs. Florida
- 3:30: Missouri vs. #22 Auburn
- 7:00: Alabama vs. Ole Miss
- 9:30: Texas A&M vs. Miss. State
Waiting for the Cats to play is no fun, unless you’re on Broadway. If you can’t figure out where to take the party, Mrs. Tyler will take care of you.
Today’s Marquee Matchups
We all want to know who the Cats will play tomorrow, but let’s face it, Alabama-Ole Miss isn’t the best game of the day. Indiana will fight to stay on the bubble at 12:30, and Louisville will try to knock of North Carolina before we see if Zion will in fact return to action.
- 12:30: Indiana vs. Ohio State on BTN
- 2:30: #16 Virginia Tech vs. #12 Florida State on ACC
- 2:30: TCU vs. Kansas State on ESPN2
- 7:00: Louisville vs. #3 North Carolina on ESPN
- 7:00: St. John’s vs. #23 Marquette on FS1
- 9:30: Syracuse vs. #3 Duke on ESPN
- 9:30: Texas vs. #17 Kansas on ESPN2
Hear from Coach Cal
The Kentucky head coach will hold his final media opportunity after he knows who the Cats will play. KSR will be there for Cal’s conversation around 9:30 ET to hear his final Reid Travis update before the forward hopefully takes the floor.
Nebraska’s Tim Miles picked an interesting way to celebrate a win over Rutgers.
OH MY GOD THERE IS ANOTHER ANGLE THAT IS EVEN FUNNIER!!!! pic.twitter.com/ZF8WLZvV1H
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 14, 2019
KSR has a pair of podcasts that will prepare you for the biggest games of Championship Week. Aaron Torres runs through all of the major college basketball conference tournaments, while Matt and Drew explain the easiest ways to make money betting the games on Free Money. There’s also one more podcast surprise you’ll find on your KSR Podcast feed a little later this morning.
Girls’ Sweet 16 Continues
The basketball action isn’t limited to conference tournaments. The KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 is playing at Rupp Arena for the first time. Last night Mercy lost a one-point heartbreaker 65-64 to George Rogers Clark in the first round of the tournament. Owensboro Catholic defeated Bethlehem 53-47, Ryle romped Murray and Scott County took down Knott County Central. Here’s who’s playing today:
- 12:00: Pikeville vs. Barren County
- 1:30: Male vs. Boyd County
- 6:30: Collins vs. Southwestern
- 8:00: North Laurel vs. Henderson County
I don’t think you’ll find better halftime entertainment anywhere this week.
This *might* be the most dramatic finish to a baby race ever ? pic.twitter.com/N7jVVebJbJ
— ESPN (@espn) March 13, 2019