Holly didn’t get a rose on the season premiere of The Bachelor, but she did get a dandelion from the Clear Channel parking lot after her appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning. Matt and the gang welcomed Holly on to the show to talk about her Derby hat, the Final Four, and Charles Barkley. She also said something about wanting afternoon notes and a podcast.
— Kentucky’s 20-point win over Arkansas-Little Rock marked the end of non-conference play for the season. The Cats will kick off league play at home against South Carolina on Saturday, followed by road games at Auburn and Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama at home, Georgia and LSU on the road, and then Tennessee and South Carolina. Kentucky should be heavy favorites in all of those before traveling to Florida on February 7th. There is no reason why the Cats shouldn’t be 9-0 in the SEC entering that game.
— Michael Kidd-Gilchrist met with doctors this morning regarding the injury he suffered in the Louisville game. Last night, Calipari said his freshman phenom is having pains in his chest area. “I don’t know if it is a pulled muscle or what in his chest area,” he said. “It was last game that it happened but we are going to get him checked up and he didn’t feel right at halftime. I told them to give him some medicine to see if they could loosen it up. We will check on him tomorrow, but I think he will be fine.”
— Darius Miller became the 58th member to join the 1,000 point last night. Miller scored 15 against Arkansas-Little Rock to hit the 1,010 mark for his career. After the game, Miller spoke about his achievement, “It’s an honor to be a part of something like this, especially in the type of program that we are in. It feels good and I’m excited about it. I am just blessed be a part of something like this.”
— Also, Anthony Davis moved up into a tie with DeMarcus Cousins, Perry Stevenson, and Melvin Turpin at No. 10 for most shot blocks in a season. Davis has blocked 67 shots on the year, 16 shy of the Kentucky single-season record.
— Freedom Hall smelled like syrup last night and I can’t find anyone with an explanation as to why. If you or someone you know have any idea why Freedom Hall smelled like a Sam’s-Club-sized box of Waffle Crisp cereal, please enlighten us. It’s really bothering me.
— Enjoy your “Holly” podcast…