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Notes From Courtside At The NCAA Tournament

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KSR is sitting courtside for Butler versus Bucknell and it’s a very, very, very bizarre scene for a Kentucky fan. Rupp Arena doesn’t look like Rupp Arena; Louisville fans are everywhere; and all media workrooms, entrances, etc. have been moved to Heritage Hall. It’s cool to be here for the first day of the NCAA tournament, but I want our Rupp Arena back. This just feels weird.

Oh, and Jerry Tipton is here, in cased you didn’t notice.

How about some afternoon notes?

— It has been 24 hours since Julius Randle pledged his commitment to play for the University of Kentucky and excitement is still booming around Big Blue Nation. The Wildcats have already been bounced from postseason play this March, but don’t tell that to a Kentucky fan — they’re not listening. It’s all smiles around here knowing Calipari has already assembled what will likely be the most talented basketball team in the country and the early favorite to win it all next season. Throw Andrew Wiggins on that roster, which Rex Chapman hinted at this morning, and you’re looking at potentially the most talented team in the history of college basketball. That one came from ESPN’s Chad Ford, not me. Even the outside perspectives know how good the 2013-14 Cats will be.

— Before we get ahead of ourselves and start lining up for Big Blue Madness tickets, we do have an NCAA tournament (sans Kentucky) to enjoy right now. And by enjoy, I mean root against Louisville and Indiana. I have 62 favorite teams this season.

— North Carolina A&T will be the Cardinals’ first opponent and this video should get you ready for what they’re all about.  Watch what happens when a player fouls out at a North Carolina A&T home game

The bucket list has a new entry.

Go Aggies.

— Look at Mashburn working hard

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— To the surprise of absolutely no one, Andrew Wiggins was named Gatorade High School Player of the Year in West Virginia.  Up there in Michigan, our man James Young was snubbed from Mr. Basketball honors, somehow. He finished third in the voting.

— On this morning’s radio show, Matt and Ryan celebrated the Randle commitment and explained why Florida Gulf Coast’s head coach is a hero to us all. Have a listen at TalkRadio1080.com.

 

This Butler-Bucknell game is getting good. I need to pay attention.

Go Cats…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

40 Comments for Notes From Courtside At The NCAA Tournament



  1. Don't you mean...
    2:33 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Butler



  2. Look again
    2:34 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    You said Baylor versus Bucknell at the top



  3. Look again
    2:38 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Also, could you guys address the Wiltjer transfer rumors? Any truth in those?



  4. B-man
    2:39 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    I surprised I’ve not seen any KSR posts addressing the Jerry Meyer tweet (that Wiltjer may be transferring to Gonzaga).



  5. Bobb Gunn
    2:40 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully they are as good at Basketball as they are at dancing and acting a fool.



  6. Labowski
    2:40 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    The North Carolina a&t video was absolutely embarrassing. As a human being I fell like I must apologize to myself.



  7. Musehobo
    2:42 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    It won’t be long before one of these 16 play-in seeds beats a 1 seed. That warm-up game is more of an advantage when you’re not having to go all the way to the championship. Maybe it will be this year.



  8. dave
    2:46 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    3,4= got a feeling that even if its “true” the rimor is more that kyle is considering transferring and will decide if and where after school is out with his fam.



  9. H.A. Milton
    2:47 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    What is this “NCAA tourney” you speak of?



  10. SexnNursinHomes
    2:48 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Young was top 10 in the USA, but placed 3rd in his own state. Huh???? yeahhhh, some good ol state politics at play. Gotta love that..



  11. Ralph
    2:48 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    They should turn on a few more lights; it is dark in there.



  12. mack
    2:49 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Where is Gonzaga?



  13. Burr
    2:50 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Imagine how Ryan Harrow would play in a hostile environment like that. Probably would be calling momma at half time



  14. Randy Marsh
    2:50 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    That gym is LIVE



  15. Smart Person
    2:51 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    They have like 500 dancing guys.



  16. bigcat76
    2:54 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    How did they even know someone fouled out?



  17. mack
    2:55 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Had he signed with MSU he would have won.



  18. Rae
    2:55 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned, but I saw an Applebee’s commercial with Bobby Knight and Digger Phelps. Digger knocked over a chair. Knight said Digger had anger issues. Yeah.



  19. capnmonkey
    2:56 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    I have been under the mistaken impression that Rupp Arena was the crunkest gym in America, apologies to North Carolina A&T.



  20. Dark Helmet
    2:58 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Are we sure the Dawg Pound isn’t “Dancing Guy’s” Heaven? Their dancing guys are definitely better than ours. I wonder how hype this crowd would get to Mony Mony..sarcasm.



  21. B-man
    2:59 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    The Wiltjer transfer rumor seems to be taking off on an Oregon Ducks message board too:
    http://oregon.247sports.com/Board/45/Kyle-Wiltjer-Transferring-17607994/1



  22. Wiggins2UK
    3:07 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins will be coming to UK. It’s becoming a very bad secret now



  23. NashvilleCat
    3:13 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Do you ever get the feeling that black people are having more fun than everybody else?



  24. Mack
    3:21 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    I would to see 24,000 dancing when a Uofl player fouls out at Rupp next season!



  25. ShagariObrzut
    3:27 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s schedule a game at Robert Morris and NC A&T next year



  26. Carl
    3:31 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    If Wiggins joins the 2013 group, they should be known as “The Magnificent Seven,” which is also how Cal should pitch the idea to him.



  27. RealCatsFan
    3:32 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Gonzaga is excellent spread on a toasted pita with roasted garlic.



  28. The Venom is in the Denim
    3:47 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    I got to say one thing NC A&T know how to have a good time at a basketball game. Love to see that breakout at Rupp tonight…That would be off the charts.



  29. Chicago Chris
    3:48 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    27, Yes, because Wiggins is a big Steve McQueen fan.



  30. jaws2
    3:51 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Someone please tell me WTF these guys were saying to that song !



  31. Michael F. Jox
    3:54 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    #27 – That was awesome.



  32. UNC A&T fan
    4:07 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    I went to a game and “Soul Train” broke out!



  33. HackRichards
    4:08 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    GUYs, Anything to this Internet Buzz about Wiltzer going to Gonzaga?



  34. Helen Keller
    4:14 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t understand what the chant is in the NC A&T video. Anyone? “Yo Mama Sucks” ?



  35. Recruiting guru
    4:14 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    33-Word is that Wiltjer (Who’s Wiltzer?) is going to the toilet soon.



  36. shannon
    5:17 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    From Mashburn’s appearance he’s wondering where the hell he’s at. All the red just don’t look right does it Mash.



  37. RealCatsFan
    5:17 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    Is Jerry Tipton still sporting a woodie from Tuesday night? His doctor said to call him if it lasts for more than 48 hours.



  38. shannon
    5:20 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    37, I think he is. From the look of things he’s callin Rick to see if he can set him up with some relief at that restaurant he likes.



  39. ACD
    6:12 pm March 21, 2013 Permalink

    34- They are singing “Ho Sit Down”, a 2005 song by rapper “Maceo”. I am not kidding. And yes I had to look it up.



  40. big blue
    8:24 am March 22, 2013 Permalink

    That looks like the dude from Moneyball sitting next to him.