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 just hours away from Kentucky’s first of two preseason exhibition games when the Seahawks of Northwood (Fla.) come into Rupp Arena tonight at 7:00 ET. Rollie Massimino’s squad is coming off a game at Michigan State on Tuesday, so they’ll be ready for the Cats. KSR’s pregame show will begin at 4:30 before Matt leaves us for the grand stage on the official UK IMG pregame show with the big boys. Basketball season is here. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South.
— Three things to watch for in tonight’s game:
(1.) Alex Poythress’ defense: Calipari called him out yesterday for his poor defense at both the three and four positions. Well, Cal called out the entire team for poor defense, but Poythress got the worst of it. Look to see how he responds to Cal’s comments.
(2.) The Twin Towers: Cal said we will absolutely see Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein in the game at the same time. It’ll be interesting to see how he uses the two bigs and how they handle being on the court at the same time. They’ve really been communicating well in practice.
(3.) Ryan Harrow at the rim: He needs to be a finisher like the three UK point guards before him. Tonight we’ll see how far he has to go to get there. Matching up with the 5-foot-2 Tyrone Davis should make it easy to get to the rim.
— I assume most of you will skip episode 3 of All-Access Kentucky at 8:30 to watch the game. ESPN will re-air the show at 11:30 on ESPN 2. We should see clips from the team’s comedy improv team-building exercise.
— According to CollegeBasketballTalk, Alex Poythress is one of the 20 best small forwards in college basketball this season. The NBC website ranked the Kentucky freshman at No. 4 behind Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State), Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State), and Otto Porter (Georgetown).
— In football news, Kentucky will play Vanderbilt Saturday at noon. And that’s all I really have to say about that.
— On this morning’s show, Matt and I discuss the Northwood game and gave away two sets of tickets to two lucky callers. Have a listen on today’s podcast…