Did someone say “cuarenta minutos del infierno”?
Folks, this isn’t the UK-Arkansas game that it used to be. Pitino is at that junior college down I-64. Nolan Richardson was last seen coaching Team Mexico. Corliss Williamson is an assistant coach at Arkansas Baptist college and getting close to turning 40. Scotty Thurman probably goes by “Scott” now. The times, they have-a-changed.
But, nonetheless, the Cats head into a rowdy environment today in Fayetteville, where Texas and Oklahoma both fell victim to The John Pelphrey Revival already this season. Today’s game has lost a little of the tiny bit of luster it had with Courtney Fortson getting suspended and Patrick Patterson’s status still up in the air, but a victory by Billy and the boys today will keep them firmly entrenched in first place in the East. Florida is at Georgia, the Vols host Vandy and the Gamecocks are in Tuscaloosa in games where they are all favored, so the Cats need to handle their business.
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