Good morning, friends. I am finally back in the lab after the trip to Chicago, so allow me to get the day started here on KSR with a look at what’s ahead. Once we do this, I’m off to the station to join Matt and Ryan for two hours of KSR radio. Should be a good time.
John Calipari to preview East Tennessee State today.
It’s grinding season for the basketball team and today John Calipari will speak to the media yet again to preview the Cats’ upcoming game against East Tennessee State. Coach Cal is all set to address Jerry Tipton & Friends at 2 pm today, but first we will hear from some of the UK players.
In case you missed it, here’s what Cal said yesterday about the Kansas game:
“After watching the tape and understanding this will be a process with this young team, a few things came to mind: First of all, 50/50 balls. We have to demand we’re fighting for those. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be a great rebounding team. Need to demand it.
Third, when we get double-teamed in the post we have to do a better job of teaching how we play. It took PJ out of the game. Not fair to him. 18 turnovers — six too many. Most of them we tried to make the hardest play.
Lastly, I have to teach them how to finish games and play winning basketball with four minutes to go. That’s on me, not them.
I’m proud of how we fought, especially when we got down in both halves. Time to continue to grow and keep trending up.”
He’ll have more to say today.
The 2017 Adolph Rupp Classic began last night.
Fort Wayne defeated Delaware State, 85-71, in the opening game. Fort Wayne made 17 three-pointers in the game, so that’ll be a fun one when they come to Rupp Arena on Thanksgiving Eve.
Kentucky opens the Adolph Rupp Classic tomorrow against ETSU.
Some lower level seats were just made available.
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Devin Booker graces the cover of the new SLAM Magazine.
They’re calling it “Cupcake Week” in Athens.
I don’t know the mood of Kirby Smart’s Georgia team, but the people around it are overlooking the upcoming Kentucky game. One radio station called it a bye week, while a college football reporter said it’s “Cupcake Week.”
No respect for the Wildcats in Athens, which is just how they like it.
Mark Stoops to give one last update after today’s practice.
Kentucky will soon head down to Georgia for Saturday’s game, but Mark Stoops will do one more Q&A for the week before they go. Stoops is expected to take questions from the media early this evening, and we’ll have everything you need to know here on Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com.
Your next Super Bowl champion is on Thursday Night Football tonight.
Let’s go Titans. Beat the Steelers.
Unfortunately NBC is making its “SkyCam” the primary camera tonight.
It looks like our contest winners had fun in Chicago.
Congrats to Blake Williams for winning the contest, and to Jamie Couch, who Blake took with him on the trip to the Champions Classic.