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A few pre-game afternoon notes

The Cats are about an hour away from tip-off with the Ole Miss Rebels.  The KSR crew is settling into their assigned spots for game coverage and waiting for this midday slugfest between Georgia and Alabama to end.  As you do the same, a few notes….

– Obviously, the key to stopping Ole Miss is locking down Chris Warren.  He’s not only the Rebels’ most potent scorer, he’s also the player who controls the tempo, emotion and everything else for Andy Kennedy’s team.  He played extremely well in February, including nailing a game-winning shot, but faces a focused DeAndre Liggins and possibly even spurts of Brandon Knight, who has improved greatly defensively since their last meeting.  If the Cats can keep him in check, they’ll roll big.

– Coach Cal told the media that he expects this to be a physical game between the two teams.  Kentucky hasn’t traditionally played extremely well in games where physical play was allowed by the officials.  It’s one small reason why there seemed to be a disparity in their play at home and away.  When the whistle was blown a little tighter for them at Rupp, Kentucky’s offense had a much better flow to it.  On the road in the SEC West, where they sometimes let them play through it, they struggled.  Ole Miss’ physical style will present another opportunity to build off of a positive.

– Like most games this year, the start is going to be key for the Cats.  They’re a more rested and more talented team and one that should be playing for revenge.  If they start the game as you would expect they would, it will be over before it starts.  Kentucky needs to get out early and remind Ole Miss what they know deep down:  upset in February or not, they’re not on Kentucky’s level.

– With John Pelphrey’s chances of remaining head coach of Arkansas decreasing by the second, a new candidate has emerged via the rumor mill.  Fellow former Cat Travis Ford is a rumored candidate for the Arkansas job should Pelphrey be dismissed.  Well, come get your whoopins, I guess.

– Don’t forget that the Live Blog will be starting about 30 minutes before tip.

If you missed the show this morning, Matt, Mark, Drew, Turkey Hunter and myself talked all things Cats and Atlanta and let Matt declare himself the smartest man in the world for temporarily stumping the crowd with his question about coaches’ sons.  The podcast is below (will be updated in a few minutes).  Enjoy.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

20 Comments for A few pre-game afternoon notes



  1. hmmmmm
    2:33 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Friday 3-11 broadcast not up yet…



  2. Alan Cutler
    2:34 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Where’s todays radio show?



  3. LansingCat
    2:37 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Are we live blogging today?



  4. sunnycat
    2:38 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Firing Pelphrey to bring in another mediocre coach in Travis Ford makes little to no sense.



  5. Jmsmith589
    2:42 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah can we get the podcast up at the 1080 site or on iTunes?



  6. Handsome Jimmy
    2:43 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone know of a website that will stream video of the game?



  7. T. Boone Pickens
    2:44 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    “Travis Ford is a rumored candidate for the Arkansas job”

    I don’t think so Beeze!



  8. GummyBear
    2:45 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    6.. I believe espn3.com will have it.



  9. Ich Heisse Neil
    2:46 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    If Arkansas is smart they will tell Ford to stay in Stillwater. If OK St. is smart they will pack Ford’s bags and buy him a plane ticket to Arkansas.



  10. mudcat
    2:55 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Work sucks! Can we start the live blog already?



  11. Bob Loblaw
    2:57 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    2 words can summarize hour one of today’s show: Herky Rupp



  12. Troll Detector
    3:01 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    I’m sure nobody from Arkansas is anxious to get another former wildcat as their coach…Why would they bring another Pitino-coached player in?



  13. BigBlueWilly
    3:19 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Can we start Live Blogging, already!!!



  14. TSlone08
    3:20 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Still waiting on the live blog to start… Maybe my computer’s messed up or something.



  15. Jimmy Dykes
    3:21 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    You’ve go to “kill the will” just now in the GA AL game…lame.



  16. UGA/Alabama Game
    3:21 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    KSR needs to be live blogging this!!!



  17. Rock Star from Mars
    3:23 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone know when the podcast of today’s show will be posted?



  18. they_live
    3:31 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink


  19. BGrassKY
    3:41 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    I just found the game on DirecTV ch. 681 listed as “College Basketball”. I’m in western North Carolina.



  20. Paint Lick Local
    10:19 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t know 17. Still waiting myself.