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“The First Weekend Without Basketball’s” Saturday News and Views


I don’t know about all of you KSR readers, but I already miss college basketball. For the first Saturday in months, there were no college basketball games for us to watch on television. Though many have been able to ease the pain of the void by filling it with afternoons and evenings of golf and baseball, there is no denying that an initial letdown occurs following the national championship game. We go from the most intense month of the year in college basketball, March Madness, to virtually no basketball at all. Many of us have our eyes firmly planted on the coaching carousel and recruiting tidbits for the moment. Today was a rather slow day even on that front, as we experience a bit of the “calm before the storm” with some major 2012 recruiting decisions on the horizon. Speaking of…


– Tonight provides a stage for many of the players Kentucky fans are watching intently to showcase their talents one last time before making their final decision. Shabazz Muhammad, Nerlens Noel and Anthony Bennett are all taking part in the Nike Hoops Summit, which tipped off around 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports Networks. The three potential future Wildcats will be joined tonight by Kentucky commitment Archie Goodwin. Expect a full recap on the performances of each of these players tomorrow morning/early afternoon.


– In case you weren’t already sold on the talent of Shabazz Muhammad, one NBA scout in attendance at the Hoop Summit spoke glowingly about Muhammad to Yahoo. “He’s the only one who can play in the NBA tomorrow.”


In UK sporting news, the #1 ranked men’s baseball team dropped their first home game this afternoon against #10 ranked Ole Miss by a final score of 9-3. After a come from behind victory on Friday night, the Bat Cats were unable to solidify the series with the 2nd win today. Fortunately for the Cats, they will have the chance to take 2 out of 3 from the Rebels in a 1 p.m. contest at Cliff Hagan Stadium. If you haven’t made it out to one of the baseball game yet, take a break from Keeneland tomorrow and support the #1 ranked team in the country. The atmosphere is rumored to be incredible and the team is riding an impressive 29-3 record. There has never been a better time to jump on the Kentucky baseball bandwagon than right now (if you aren’t already on it).


– The UK Softball team also has a chance to take a series tomorrow from South Carolina in a 1 p.m. home game. The softball team evened up the series behind the stellar pitching of senior Rachel Riley. Riley not only tossed her first shutout of the season in a 7-0 victory, but she also drove in a home run to help her cause. The softball team has struggled this season, following a tremendous outing last year. With the win in the rubber match tomorrow, they could take their 2nd SEC series of the season and build momentum heading into a stretch of tough conference games.


-The No.24 ranked UK gymnastics team finished the NCAA Champaign Regional in fifth place with a score of 194.750. The finish, unfortunately, was not enough to move the team on to the NCAA championships. The team is only slated to lose 2 seniors though, and following a record breaking season with some of the highest individual and team scores, look for the team to have a strong campaign again next season.


In case you missed it this morning, Alex Oriakhi has made it public knowledge that he will in fact be giving Calipari and Kentucky an official visit later this month. The UCONN transfer, who will be eligible to play next season, will be in Lexington on Friday, April 20th. Per an unnamed source of a source,  he is rumored to make an appearance at Keeneland.


– In the news that excited me most on the day, Kyle Wiltjer tweeted that “people need to stay tuned, we have our best work coming your way haha.” I can only assume that he is referring to a new WBA video. If that is the case, we are all in for another treat.


– Rich Brooks kept the sports world on edge by letting us know that he golfed with Mike and Shelia Swartz. The course was wet, but the temperature was about 55. He shot 82 with an eagle on par 5 on the 16th hole. Retirement looks good on you, Coach. (p.s. If you don’t follow former UK football coach Rich Brooks on Twitter, you are missing out. When he’s not tweeting about tomatoes and golf, well…he’s not tweeting. But it’s entertaining in a strange way).


– Congratulations to former Kentucky Wildcat Rajon Rondo. Rondo of the NBA’s Boston Celtics has now recorded 10+ assists in the last 16 games, passing John Stockton (15 straight in 1995) for the longest streak in the last 20 years. 


– And finally, the UK Football team completed their first full spring scrimmage this afternoon. According to those on hand for the scrimmage, QB Maxwell Smith showed well for himself. Smith threw for 228 yds, including a 51-yard bomb to the hands of wideout E.J. Fields. Running back Raymond Sanders was also impressive, drawing some praise from his head coach. Mark you calendars as the official Spring Game is slated for April 21st at 6 p.m. 


Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

84 Comments for “The First Weekend Without Basketball’s” Saturday News and Views

  1. Cking9698
    10:37 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Wow team USA looks weak. Shabazz is getting outplayed by Wiggins-who looks like the real deal by the way!!!, Archie looks ok, but Noel is not manning the post. You got to love his potential. Shabazz looks like a Ball hog. Maybe not the right fit for team basketball. Kyle Anderson sucks so bad, that Bazz might just decide to commit to Uk.

  2. Ryan
    10:41 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Stupid reds post game coverage ruining it for me. Looks like I’ll catch about an hour of it

  3. justin
    10:44 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    I havent seen much but…that kaleb tarceweewrasdaskaki kid…. complete crap.

  4. 00BBN00
    10:47 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins is pretty darn serious. Noel is not AD.

  5. 00BBN00
    10:56 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    why would any of these kids want to play in the PAC12?

  6. Emma
    10:56 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    P.M.M.S.-Post March Madness Syndrome, the time after the championship game, where we ask ourselves,”What do I do now?” I’m already on the edge of my seat for next season!

  7. UK Homer
    10:56 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Interesting notes from tonight…

    According to ESPN’s Chad Ford…Nerlens Noel slightly bigger than Anthony Davis. 6’11 in shoes. 6’10 in socks. 7-4 wing is same as Davis. Not particularly great news for Shabazz Muhammad. Under 6′ 6 in shoes. 6’4.5 in socks. 6’11.25 wing however. A bit small for SF in NBA.

    Net: Must get Noel.

  8. uklaw95
    11:02 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Gololdwin to Bazz on US team

  9. uklaw95
    11:02 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink


  10. Justin
    11:04 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    wow mitch mcgarys almost 20… wtf

  11. 44 Stitches
    11:05 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    @2… I live in Atlanta and the Carolina Hurricanes hockey post game show took forever down here.

    The messed up thing is the only people who like hockey in the A’town is yankess that have moved down here. It’s obvious the majority of A’town doesn’t like hockey since the thrashers and flames both failed down here. It was bad enough thrashers games were always on TV taking up good airtime but now we get twice as much of that awful sport on TV between Nashville and Carolina’s hockey teams.

  12. Ryan
    11:05 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    International game is much more progressed than the US game. Athleticism isn’t everything outside the US. At the end of the day this game is about shooing, scheming and size folks. I love the driving, dishing and dunking as much as anybody else. But without the shooting to keep it honest, they’ll zone you out of it everytime.

  13. 00BBN00
    11:09 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    12. That’s how the first half has gone for sure. USA expected to rattle World team with a press, but it’s been largely ineffective. World team seems to keep finding an open shooter.

  14. Justin
    11:14 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Not to mention that the world team is more team oriented where as team usa has players who usually are the team for their high schools..

  15. Ryan
    11:17 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Yeab without a doubt. Just look at us in the beginning of the year compared to the end. We’re always a completely different team in February/march than November/December. Do all of these international players just go straight into professional international leagues/nba rather than try the college ranks??

  16. UK Homer
    11:28 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Worst case scenario for debate:

    Aside from Darius and Eloy, we lose AD, MKG, Jones, Teague, and Lamb. In addition, we miss on all remaining recruits and Alex Oriakhi.

    This leaves us with 7 spots to fill. We get 4 “replacements”: Poythress, Goodwin, Cauley, and Harrow.

    1) How do we fill those final 3 spots? 2) How would a team with Wiltjer, Poythress, Goodwin, Cauley, and Harrow fare?

    (I know this scenario is unlikely)

  17. Eric K
    11:36 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t worry CAL will get the best out of all these young men! They will all be CATS, BAZZ, BENNETT, NOEL! GO CATS!! GOODWIN looking pretty good!! GO CATS!!

  18. Ryan
    11:37 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Thay team goes 26-10 with a sweet sixteen finish. With bazz and Noel we go 33-3 final four-natl champ possibly. As far as the other schollies, who knows

  19. Eric K
    11:38 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    WIGGINS will also be a CAT!! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!

  20. Wtf
    11:39 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    I hope weiss out on the basketball black hole known as shabazz

    Ball hog

    I think we will have a rough yr with him plus I don’t want another eligibility issue

    Just keep your expectations lower

  21. Eric K
    11:39 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    In 2013/2014. GO CATS!!

  22. final four
    11:42 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    This game is the Shabazz and Kyle Anderson show for the U.S.A. right now….

  23. UK Homer
    11:45 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    20 – I have the same concern, but I think Cal will coach him into being more of a team player especially if we have other players capable of scoring the ball. A team with Muhammad and a bunch of rebounders and defenders would potentially have an issue with him ballhogging. At the very least, he’d have Wiltjer open for 3 as an option.

  24. Jjjjh
    11:46 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    U inbred low down pencil di ck four flushing fat lard but ts get off your asz and get two work
    Go buy mammaw a music jug for the hoedown n pappy some wood teeth

    You’re win 15 games next yr and vacate this past yrs

    Oh and it’s call fruits n vegetables eat some n lay off the greezy lard bologna boats fried in turds

  25. 00BBN00
    11:46 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Cal let’s these kids know they must be team players. If Bazz is a Cat he will pass the ball or he will sit.

  26. Ryan
    11:48 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Im not worried about bazz. Cal will coach all the ball hogging bs right out of him. Perhaps this game will be good for him in showing that against superior competition scoring 30 won’t cut it

  27. The Real Ray J.
    11:50 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    If still trying to find the game in NKY….go to Insight 505 has it. Late notice…but should be a good finish!

  28. UK Homer
    11:51 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    27 – Channel 930 Fox Sports OH

  29. Justin
    11:53 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    even if shabazz is a ball hog… its not like cal wont bench him in a heartbeat anyways… also…world players play dirty af…

  30. Fateagued
    11:55 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Missed the first half because of the Pirates postgame show. Gross.

  31. Dana
    12:13 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett!!! That was the nastiest shot ever and he drains it.

  32. The Real Ray J.
    12:14 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    US was better team with Goodwin on the floor instead of K Anderson…Not impressed with Anderson…and he just missed two free throws at end of game.

  33. Cking9698
    12:15 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, the Nba scouts said this was the weakest class they had ever seen wear the team USA uniform. I see now, what they were talking about. Give me Bennett, and Noel and call it a class.

    Bazz looks like a ball hog, and will fit in nicely with Kyle Anderson at UCLA and will suck mightily.
    We better pray that Teague comes back, cause Noel is no Davis offensively. He’s got potential.

    Archie looks good , but WIGGINS IS THE TRUTH!!!

  34. Cking9698
    12:17 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Really glad we didn’t get McGary or Parker!! I see why cal thought anderson sucked!! What’s his line?? 8 points 2 assists, 8 turnovers?? Wow!! 6-8 point guard?? Really???

  35. 00BBN00
    12:19 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    33. Spot on. Except that Lamb back is more crucial than Teague.

  36. ttcobra
    12:19 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Andrew Wiggins will be the best overall player in this game. Unreal he is a 2014 recruit. Wow.

  37. 00BBN00
    12:20 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody else think Anderson looks like a 6-8 toddler?

  38. Cking9698
    12:20 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    27 field goal attempts for Shabazz!! That’s a real team player folks. I’LL PASS.

  39. ttcobra
    12:22 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Noel is not even close to the player Anthony Davis was a year ago. He takes way too many plays off. We need him but he Coach Cal will have a lot of work to do.

  40. The Real Ray J.
    12:23 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz, Noel, Goodwin, Bennett, Poythress, Wiltjer, Harrow, Oriakhi and who could forget we get Hoody Hood back next year! I like our chances…What say u?

  41. 00BBN00
    12:23 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    40. Davis has much better hands than Noel.

  42. Cking9698
    12:24 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    35- I would love for lamb back, but cal told Oriaki that only two players were returning. I assumed it was Teague. It would be killer to have both back, but with Teagues brother already in the league, it might make more sense for him to wait one more year, as next year will be super weak at the Pg position. I don’t know if Lamb can improve his stock as much. I’ll take me both!!

  43. Cking9698
    12:26 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    I think ORIAKI and his dad are bad news. Twitter pouting won’t fly here. I’ll take Bennett, any day of the week over ORIAKI.

  44. 00BBN00
    12:27 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    43. Truth. Just worried about another shooter (in addition to Wiltjer). Although I am a firm believer that whoever ends up in Blue and White next year will be ready to play come March. No matter how rough the regular season could be.

  45. Cking9698
    12:29 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe Noel is not the answer. BENNETT LOOKS LIKE A MUST GET!! Somebody get Jamal Magloire to call this kid!! Maybe Noel knows he can’t be as good as Davis, so he might go to Gtown or Syracuse with less expectations.

  46. The Real Ray J.
    12:30 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    How could forget Polson! …and Derek Willis. Cal will reel in Bazz taking so many shots…guard play in summit game killed the US (looking @ you K Anderson). Anthony Davis far greater player than anyone playing in that game! Davis is just that special!

  47. 00BBN00
    12:32 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett is a grown man for sure. They said he had a 7-2 wingspan right? Wouldn’t be surprised to see Noel at G’town and Bazz at Duke.

  48. Cking9698
    12:34 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Can somebody get Drake to call BENNETT AND WIGGINS AND TELL THESE CANUCKS WHAT’S UP!! It’s good to have Canadian cat fans!! They all can’t go to Texas every year.

  49. Cking9698
    12:36 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    So glad that wiggins was at midnight madness!!! Cal is on him early. Kids 15 and showed Bazz what’s up!!!

  50. The Real Ray J.
    12:39 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Who needs Drake when we have K Wilt as our Canadien Connection!

  51. Cking9698
    12:41 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    45 don’t forget about Goodwin and Poythress as shooters. Poythress should have played at the summit. Poythress could be devastating at small forward, and honestly looks like the most complete player in the class. Outside of Bazz.

  52. ttcobra
    12:41 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Cal needs to exercise some of his China connections and get Zhelin to UK.

  53. Cking9698
    12:42 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    51 haha, forgot about the Canadian WBA CONNECTION!!!

  54. Cking9698
    12:57 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Not really impressed with the top two targets tonight. Bennett was a man.

    I bet Teague comes back. That being said here’s our lineup with no other recruits:

    Harrow 6-0
    Teague 6-2
    Goodwin 6-5
    Wiltjer 6-9
    Poythress 6-8

    Teague 6-2
    Goodwin 6-5
    Poythress 6-8
    Cauley 6-11
    Wiltjer 6-9

    I like them both, wiltjers foot speed and defense would need to improve dramatically!
    Otherwise if Teague doesn’t come back just insert him into the second lineup.
    With no other recruits this would be a damn good line up.


    Harrow 6-0
    Goodwin 6-5
    Poythress 6-8
    Wiltjer 6-9
    Bennett 6-8

    Realistic, but again wiltjers defense would be a liability.

    Teague 6-2
    Bazz 6-5
    Poythress 6-8
    Noel 6-10
    Bennett 6-8

    A very lethal line up.

    Harrow 6-0
    Goodwin 6-5
    Poythress 6-8
    Noel 6-10
    Bennett 6-8

    This would be sweet!!

    What do you all think?

  55. Bazz'sSoreLeftArm
    1:03 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, Ally, they pay you by the space? Noel is nowhere near AD. He blocks shots right now, and that’s about it. AD’s hand eye coordination and soft hands are something that Nerlens is sorely missing. There’s no doubt, Noel’s body at this point is better than AD’s was, but he was getting man-handled down low a lot, especially rebounding. You throw in AD’s shot and it’s not even close really. Damn, I’m gonna miss him!

  56. J A Brooks
    1:06 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett is not a center…

    Anyone who doesn’t want Bazz is a moron. The kid is far and away the best player in the class. He shot a ton this game because they were getting blown out and he had to take over. He is not a selfish player and he would make our team way better next year if we had him. he has a non stop motor and rebounds fantastically for a guard. Not wanting him is moronic.

  57. J A Brooks
    1:11 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    I too was a bit disappointed with Noel but he was playing against a 7’0 pro Chinese player so I’m going to cut him some slack. he is no AD tho.

    I am not impressed with Bennett’s attitude at all either. He has some skills for sure but I’ve watched about 10 games of his and I’ve got some major questions. He’s a me first player and hes barely 6’7 in shoes. Id rather have Oriakhi and poythress is a lot better than Bennett IMO

  58. J A Brooks
    1:12 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    50) Wiggins in 17 not 15.

  59. Bazz'sSoreLeftArm
    1:13 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    57 – I agree 100%. Shabazz was with out a doubt the best player on the floor. Wiggin’s was second, which is completely nuts! Everyone else, besides a couple of the foreigners whose names I can’t remember, kinda sucked. Goodwin looked disinterested most of the night, but that kid’s got game.

  60. Cking9698
    1:21 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    57- who said Bennett was a center?? He’s a power forward.

    Just because Bazz can score, doesn’t make him a good fit. Cal wants 5 players that can score, not one. This team was special because they believed that, and played that way.

    I watched MKG in over twenty games before he got o Kentucky, and not once did he exhibit the blatant selfishness that Bazz, or Anderson exuded tonight. Just because Bazz can score doesn’t mean his team wins. Look at tonight!!! Call me a moron, but the kid acts like Austin Rivers.

    58- ORIAKIs dad makes ortons dad look like a SAINT. We Already dealt with Alex legions mom. Read his comment about Calhoun. Google it.

  61. Cking9698
    1:22 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    59 yeah I caught that, he’s old for his class. Thanks.

  62. Rest of team USA
    1:24 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    I could have scored 30+ on 26 shots too…

  63. 00BBN00
    1:25 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz can’t go right. Can Cal teach him to go right?

  64. Cking9698
    1:27 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    64- now we know why he refuses to play small forward-angle of attack!!

  65. Cking9698
    1:28 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    63- THANK YOU!!

  66. J A Brooks
    1:33 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    CKing, you kept listing rosters and putting Bennett in the 5 spot.

    “A very lethal line up.

    Harrow 6-0
    Goodwin 6-5
    Poythress 6-8
    Noel 6-10
    Bennett 6-8”

    You put everyone else in order… but Bennett 5th instead of Noel. To me that reads as if you’re putting him in the 5 spot. Sorry if I somehow misread that.

    And also if you don’t want Bazz then you are the one person in America that doesn’t want him. Cal is dying to get this kid, so why do you keep implying that he’s not a good fit for Cal?

    Did you not watch the McDonalds game? Bazz dominated that game as well and he didn’t take 30 shots either. In the Nike game no one else was scoring… they were getting blown away. He did his best to carry the load. If you wanna chalk that up to him being a ball hog then go ahead but you’re sorely mistaken. Every analyst alive raves about his energy and work ethic and players love playing with him. You’re observations from one game (where he broke the scoring record BTW) are shortsighted and very off base.

    The kid is a legit NBA player right now and the most impact player in the 2012 class. Cal loves him. Scouts love him. His team mates love him. You dislike him… lol

  67. Chardun
    1:36 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    55 Isn’t it a little early to worried about line ups, we don’t even know we will have. Go Big Blue!!!

  68. 00BBN00
    1:38 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz wouldn’t come to UK thinking he was going to take 20 shots a game, but that could be a reason he decides not to.

  69. Bazz'sSoreLeftArm
    1:44 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz was the only kid on the floor that looked like he could play in the NBA next year. If you don’t want him, you’re crazy. And quit hating on Kyle Anderson so much. Neither one of those players are selfish.

  70. Cking9698
    1:44 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Brooks- you may be correct, but the games I have watched of Bazz this year, he looked like he continued to force his shots, rather than letting the shots come to him. He reminds me of Teague arlier in the year.

    His team was getting blown out tonight because they were not playing Team ball, no extra passes, very little patience, and extremely poor spacing. Now this wasn’t bazzs fault on his own, but he and Anderson didnt help by forcing the issue.

    It will take cal to have a Terrence Jones type of relationship to break this kids habits. I see him going to UCLA with Parker and Anderson and failing miserably.

    68- no its not, never to early!!

  71. Cking9698
    1:46 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    70- did you watch the game?? Anderson sucks, hence why cal was never interested.

  72. 00BBN00
    1:51 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    USA definitely got their butts kicked because they didn’t play team ball (or defense for the first half). World team consistently found the open shooter and severely out rebounded USA.

  73. 00BBN00
    1:54 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Does anyone know if Cal was at the game or not?

  74. Bazz'sSoreLeftArm
    2:01 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    72 – Did you read what I wrote??? Or were you too busy already thinking of what you were gonna say next? All I said was quit hating on the kid cause he’s not a selfish basketball player. He and Bazz may have appeared that way to you tonight, but if they didn’t try, who the hell was? Did you watch the game!? This US team was horrible, and you seem to just want to blame it all on Shabazz and Kyle. You’re either hating on Kyle and Shabazz cause you know Kyle won’t be here and Shabazz might not either, or you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. Everybody else, including Cal himself, wants Shabazz to come here but you. And Kyle Anderson can flat out play. You saying he sucks repeatedly really doesn’t help my opinion of what you know about basketball talent. I have no idea why Cal didn’t want Anderson, but I’m sure it wasn’t because he thought he sucked.

  75. Sea blue
    2:20 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Fantastic info guys!! I could not watch the game.

  76. Lonnieb
    2:44 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Why are people on here bashing recruits…… Let cal do his work and get together…… The players read shit like this site and uk fans bashing them about a bull shit game…. Davis didn’t look good offensively either till about half way through the season…… Not to mention he didn’t always go after rebounds as tough as he should have early in…… That was the same stuff I saw from Noel today….. He will adjust he is athletic and bigger than AD he will be fine. Show some respect to the kids and don’t be the fans who struggle to win 4 on 4 games at the Y on here bashing players that we are recruiting…….. I want all of them and we will have room after everyone announces

  77. BPsycho
    3:22 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

  78. Bulldawg
    3:29 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    I was thinking during the game that wherever bazz goes his team will compete. He will “score his.” However, it takes a TEAM to win the title. He would learn that at UK and be a better player for it. I thought Noel played pretty good. He has some nice blocks. It can get frustrating doing it all on D and never even touching the ball on offense…Goodwin is a keeper.

  79. tdogg4033011
    7:57 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    how many players look good in a game like this ?? not many. I’ll take Bazz, Noel and Bennett any day and let Calipari develope em …..

  80. Psychic
    9:12 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Within the next two years we will be hanging #9! Depending on who we get the next few months it could be as soon as next year.

  81. Ville Cat
    9:15 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone please get off Noel’s a$$ have to keep in mind that AD is a special player that does not come around often. Not fair to compare. Let this kid be and when he puts on the blue and white, lets all be excited!!!

  82. Dane Brammage
    9:18 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    K 9

  83. Big Daddy
    9:29 am April 8, 2012 Permalink

    Happy Easter everyone! Best day there is.