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DeMarcus Cousins Picture of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast


One thing that will make you smile on the cusp of another week of postseason uncertainty? This picture of DeMarcus Cousins, or rather, “El Boogie,” in a luchador mask, taken during the Kings’ Latin Heritage Night. I see you smiling.

Busy week of news coming up, so let’s dive right in:

— According to a UK spokesman, John Calipari had another dental procedure today, so John Robic subbed in during the SEC Coaches’ Teleconference. Robic said that the Cats had to “right the ship” after a disappointing loss at Arkansas and that even though things don’t look very promising, “there’s still a lot of things in front of us.” There will be even more if the Cats pull off a win in Athens on Thursday night.

— About that: Robic said that the key to beating Georgia is containing guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who he said is playing like an all-league player: “He is a big guard with great size. He’s able to score in a variety of ways. I would label him as he has a pro’s jump shot because he gets great lift when shooting the ball. It looks like it’s going in every time he shoots it. He’s able to post up smaller guards in their system with the way that they play. He’s scoring 30 percent of their points, so he’s a key figure in them.”

— From listening to Mark Fox’s remarks in the teleconference, you’d never know Kentucky was struggling. Fox said Kentucky is having a “postseason kind of year” thanks to Cal’s “terrific” job of rebuilding his squad and regrouping after the loss of Nerlens Noel: “Kentucky still has a very good basketball team, a team that’s won 20 games, a team that’s in second place in the league. There is a lot of pluses there that still exist.”

— One of those pluses is Willie Cauley-Stein, with whom Fox, a fellow Western Kansas native, shares several family friends. Fox called Willie “long and powerful” and said he’s getting more and more aggressive as the season goes on. Who knew the Western Kansas basketball community was so tight?

— In news that won’t surprise you, Lexington was named top market for college basketball fans with 83.3% of residents polled saying they follow college hoops on radio and TV, according Inside Radio. Louisville was second with 75%, Syracuse third with 62% and Raleigh fourth with 60%. For perspective’s sake, in the typical U.S. market, only 37% of the population follows college basketball.

— In his latest Insider College Basketball rankings, Jay Bilas puts the Cats at #40 and says that a win over Florida would “probably seal a tourney bid.”

— Congrats to sophomore left-handed pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed on being named SEC Player of the Week after hitting three home runs during a five-game week. It’s the first SEC POTW honor for Reed, who was also named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week Monday morning. The Bat Cats are 10-1 and will host Cincinnati on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

On today’s show, Matt and Ryan recapped Saturday’s awful loss to Arkansas and asked whether or not this group has what it takes to make the Tournament. They also listed songs with city names in them. Listen online at

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

15 Comments for DeMarcus Cousins Picture of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

  1. Roland
    3:07 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    Some websites want to poll which college basketball fans are the “Most Passionate?”.


  2. James Wilkerson
    3:09 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    WCS is not from Western Kansas… Olathe is about 10 minutes from Missouri, if that.

  3. Sir Brandon
    3:10 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    DeMarcus starreth in “Nacho Rebound”

  4. Roland
    3:11 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    No Surprise here: ( from the article linked)

    The city is the top market for college basketball fans, with 83.3% of Lexington residents saying they follow college hoops on radio and TV.

  5. Roland
    3:20 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    I Luv you Cousins, but it might be time for you to “PUT” on you ‘This is Work” face.

  6. classof68
    3:21 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    James – Facts on this website are optional. Yes Olathe is in extreme eastern KS.

  7. Roland
    3:23 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    Is there an “R”?
    Yes, there is an “R” in “your”
    (see last post)

  8. Laker Cat 18
    3:35 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    This team is not beating Florida.

  9. tdogg40330
    3:38 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    9) why not?? Florida isn’t unbeatable …

  10. Roland
    3:48 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    This team is in a UK Yahtzee cup.

  11. CPACAT
    4:45 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    Mrs TT…I can solve the Willie Cauley-Stein – Western Kansas conundrum! Willie is actually from Spearville (pop. 778), in Ford County, in West Kansas. He moved after his sophomore year in HS to Olathe, a Kansas City suburb, to live with the Shields family.

    Mark Fox correctly stated, and you correctly repeated, that Willie was from Western Kansas.

    (take that James Wilkerson and Classof68)

  12. Rae
    4:59 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    9. Which team? The team that beat Missouri or the team that lost to Arkansas. Those are two very different teams. If we could get the team that played Mizzou back for Florida we have a shot.

  13. RealCatsFan
    5:18 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    13, this team seems to get rattled on the road in a raucous fan environment. Youth is definitely a factor in this. Likewise, when it is a big game at home, they tend to feed off the crowd’s energy. I think that is why you saw such a contrast between the team that played against Mizzou versus at Ark. Florida is definitely beatable, especially on the road. I am actually much more concerned with how this team will react to a pro-UGA crowd that will be smelling blood in the water down in Athens than I am UF in Rupp.

    Another factor related to the road games is the ref’s let a lot of calls go when these teams play slapping, aggressive defense on their home court. I don’t see as much of that happening when they play in Rupp. The officiating DEFINITELY affects this team in a big way. Not only is our bench thin to begin with, but players like Poythress and Harrow get completely out of the rhythm of the game if they get in early foul trouble and have to ride the bench.

  14. Laker Cat 18
    5:19 pm March 4, 2013 Permalink

    13. My point exactly. Absolutely no consistency. You all can put Missouri on the pedestal all you want, but in reality, Missouri is not really that good of a team either. They’ve only beaten one relevant team.