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— When South Carolina comes to town Saturday, it won’t be the first big matchup for the Gamecocks. Kentucky will actually be the third opponent they’ve faced ranked in the top two this season. South Carolina lost by 25 to No. 1 North Carolina back in November, and then to No. 2 Ohio State by eight points on December 17th.
— South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn called this “Kentucky’s best team under John Calipari” during his teleconference today. He said his team’s philosophy is to “just try to score the basketball.” #AnthonyDavisSaysShutUp
— Don’t forget about two of your favorite high school boys coming to Lexington this weekend. Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin will be playing at Lexington Catholic on Saturday in the Dunkin’ Donuts National Shootout. Goodwin’s Sylvan Hills will play Lex Catholic at 7:00 pm, followed by Alex Poythress and Clarksville Northeast versus Lafayette. Start your day off with the Cats at 4:00 pm and you have the perfect triple-header for UK basketball fans.
— Despite the black cloud floating above his head in Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins had a big game for the Kings last night in Denver. Boogie was 9-of-12 from the field for 26 points, while shooting an impressive 8-for-9 from the line. Still, the Kings — my pick to win it all — lost by 27 to the Nuggets. I was looking forward to buying NBA League Pass to follow the Kings, but unless they start winning some games, I’ll save that money New Orleans and the SEC Tournament.
— Welcome to the NBA, Kenneth Faried.
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— On today’s radio show, Matt and the gang talked about Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and whether or not Mountain Dew can kill a mouse. Have a listen…