Let’s take a trip around the interwebs to see what people are saying about Kentucky’s fast-approaching battle with the Portland Pilots…
—OregonLive spends a little time talking about the homecoming of UK’s Terrence Jones in the Rose Garden this evening. His mom has been handling ticket requests for the locals who want to come see the hometown kid take care of business and Jones talks about the bond that has been forged between he and his teammates already despite the season being so young. The best part is hearing Portland coach Eric Reveno talk about his brief recruitment of Jones. His quote: ‘We didn’t get that far with him.’ Sorry coach. Lorenzo Romar knows how you feel.
—After a brief review of the rules of basketball and shock that it can’t be played on ice, Canada.com runs down a few notes on the two squads ahead of tonight’s matchup. The best thing I can conclude from it is that I’ve seen this Jared Stohl character’s name one too many times this week. We must break him.
—For a little more of a down home preview of the game, head over to UK Athletics for some pregame notes and quotes from the parties involved. It’s everything you could ever want out of a link, minus the nudity.
—Finally, for the gambler in all of us, here’s a little breakdown of the game with notes on the spread from Maddux Sports. It’s still Kentucky (-6.5) and the smart money would appear to be on the Cats. Of course, Portland is 7-1-1 against the spread on Fridays, so they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.
And that’s a wrap. Live Blog coming at 10 p.m. so get ready. Go. Big. Blue.