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— We have some roster news out of the NBA for a former Cat. The Los Angeles Clippers sent Eric Bledsoe to the D-League. Bledsoe is on a two-game assignment with the Bakersfield Jam, and then he’ll be eligible to rejoin the Clippers on Sunday. Head coach Vinny Del Negro said they want to see how he plays after recovering from his offseason knee injury.
— CBSSports.com is ranking the best college basketball teams ever, and one of the spots already leaked out. Jeff Goodman tweeted that the 1996 UK National Championship will be No. 6 on CBS’s all-time list. Now, someone please tell me who #1-5 will be.
— Over at ESPN, Jay Bilas released his Top 10 big men in college hoops. Number one? Anthony Davis, of course.
1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky Wildcats
Davis is the best defender in the country, and it has taken him only 20 games to prove it. With his freakishly long arms, great feet, athleticism, timing and feel, Davis leads the nation in blocked shots and has already set a Kentucky season record for rejections. Davis covers up the basket from 10 feet and in and can block shots in the paint and jump shots outside of the paint. As an offensive player, Davis has great tools. He has the best pair of hands in college basketball and very good touch. While he may be slight of build, Davis is no pushover and is plenty tough. Perhaps best of all, he does not need the ball to play. He is averaging 13 points per game on only eight shot attempts, 10 rebounds and almost five blocked shots while shooting 63 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the line. Davis will continue to get better and better.
Are you tired of hearing people talk about Anthony Davis? No? I’m not either.
— In big-men-that-aren’t-as-good-as-Anthony-Davis news, check out this text message exchange between Chane Behanan and Rick Pitino:
Chane Tattedupcrazy Behanan, as he’s called on Facebook, uploaded the screenshot to his Facebook page Wednesday morning. “lol”
— No. 2 Missouri went down last night to Travis Ford’s Cowboys. This dunk helped spark the late comeback:
Markel Brown was ejected after the dunk for his second technical, but the damage was done. Oklahoma State rallied to a 79-72 victory.
— Nice work on the Syracuse poll. Kentucky now leads with 60% of the votes. #BBN gettin’ it done!
— On today’s show, Matt and Ryan talked about ending the negativity and if an ‘I’ or a ‘Y’ makes a girl’s name hotter. Oh, and Ian Eagle stopped by too. Listen after the break.