— Coach Cal was pretty angry during most of the Dominican Republic’s game against Venezula today. Cal’s chicos trailed by 11 entering the fourth quarter, but they came back to pull off the comeback win. The Dominicans won 92-89 to bring their record to 2-0 at the FIBA Americas Championship. That’s worth four points if you’re scoring at home. Al Horford led the team in scoring again with 19. Dominican Ben Wallace recorded another double-double with 18 point and 14 rebounds.
— We’re nearing the 24-hour mark before kickoff and only 29,000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow night’s game. That’s not enough to fill up half of LP Field. C’mon, people! And don’t give me that “work” excuse. Get your priorities straight. It’s football season.
— Ricardo Ledo postponed his announcement again. Providence was supposed to be the school he committed to today. I wonder if he wants to see Big Blue Madness first? Everyone else will be there.
— Tennessee basketball received its first commitment of 2012 from Derek Reese, a 6-foot-8 wing player from Orlando. Tennessee beat out Murray State, Georgia Southern, and Rider for Reese’s commitment. Cuonzo Martin is getting it done down there in Knoxville.
— In other Tennessee news, Scotty Hopson signed a deal in Greece with Kolossos Rhodes. All UT hatred aside, the story of Scotty Hopson sitting in a car outside the NBA draft is pretty sad. I watched Scotty whoop up on my Maroons a couple times in high school and I really wanted him to come to UK. He was an unbelievable talent at UHA.
— Matt and Ryan Lemond spent the first hour talking about rest areas and good places to poop. Coincidentally, today the state announced that it will put fruit and healthy options in vending machines at rest stops. Still waiting for lavatory upgrades…