The celebration is over but it can live on forever inside your home or office with this Final Four print from Stadium Frame. The 34×24 framed photo is matted with coins and features a shot of the Superdome court just after the final buzzer sounded to end Kentucky’s magical 2011-12 season. Go to www.Final4Prints.com to purchase the print you see here, or pick out another print or variation of this one from Stadium Frame.
— We’re a little under five hours away from Kentucky’s road game against Ole Miss, one of the toughest games on the conference schedule. The Cats enter the game as an underdog for only the third time all season and it’ll be a battle for 40 minutes if they want to pull off the victory. Archie Goodwin will have to play great defense on Marshall Henderson, but what Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner do inside will have a greater impact on the outcome of the game. They rebound and defend well — the duo’s combined 1,700 career rebounds is the best among active players in the nation — so Kyle Wiltjer and Alex Poythress will need to play aggressively in the paint, especially if Willie Cauley-Stein doesn’t play.
— The line is currently at -3.5 for Ole Miss on most online books.
— According to ESPN’s statistical preview of the game, Kentucky averages 39.8 paint points per game this season, the most among the six major conference teams. UK has scored more points in the paint than any major conference team in the past two seasons. Auto-lob!!!
— Good news for football recruiting… Jeff Badet, one of UK’s top two or three top priorities at wide receiver, canceled his visit to UCLA. The staff has been very confident with their position with Badet, but his upcoming trip to Los Angeles was somewhat of a concern. Now it appears Stoops and his staff are sitting comfortably in the driver’s seat as Badet’s recruitment winds down.
— In basketball recruiting news, Karl Towns is the No. 11 player in the class of 2014 in 247’s updated rankings. Scroll down to see the changes in Scout.com’s 2013 update.
— The Kentucky Sports Radio pregame show will begin at 6:30 ET from the studio in Lexington. Listen as Matt, Ryan, and I preview the game on 630 WLAP or online at WLAP.com. You can catch the final 30 minutes on 98.1 The Bull.
— And listen to this morning’s KSR podcast, the final morning show before Ryan Lemond’s vacation, at TalkRadio1080.com.