Image from Greg Nelson of Sports Illustrated.
Good morning everybody. While you’re recovering from eating five pizzas in five days, did you remember to set your clocks forward last night? Yeah, it’s okay, I forgot too. Anyways, that’s probably a good thing, we’ve got a big day ahead of us and you need your rest! With the show down against the Gators and the Selection Sunday show later today, there’s plenty for the Kentucky fan to feast their sports heart out on. But before we can get to any of that – morning links.
-Alan Cutler channels his inner BTI and takes a chance to criticize John Calipari and his use of the bench last night. For what it’s worth, I am on Cal’s side. Alabama was pressing too hard and starting to hit too many three’s for you to be comfortable sending the bench in. Both injuries, in fact, were direct consequences of the players trying to fight through a press. It’s unfortunate, but in my opinion, excusable.
-Speaking of injuries, Brett Dawson says what we’ve all been hearing. If it was up to Lamb, he would play. As of last night Cal thought it was questionable, but with these kinds of injuries rest can either hurt or help, so we won’t know until tip off.
-David Jones of Florida Today writes that the UF/UK match up today is a familiar one, and gives us an insight into how the Florida team feels about playing in Rupp Arena South.
-ESPN’s Mark Schlabach joins the Jorts Party and looks at the positive effect from Twitter-gate – and the punishment that stemmed from it.
We’ll be around all day with a liveblog from Atlanta and coverage of the Selection Show. Happy March everybody!