Its a game night here on KSR as we get ready to take on the Boston Terriers. Boston U is a team that is perimeter-oriented and should not produce the athletic issues that caused UK problems against UCONN. It should thus be a game not to fret, but as we have learned in the past, you just never know. A few notes for a Tuesday afternoon:
— All the rage around the college basketball world is to talk about the production of one of UK’s strong Freshmen. ESPN today notes that Terrence Jones could be a Top 5 pick based on his performance in Maui and T.Jones is getting rave reviews across the NBA landscape. Whereas Harrison Barnes was projected as the potential #1 pick in the NBA Draft and a choice for College Basketball Player of the Year, now Jones is the player who may have passed Barnes and has become the best Freshman in America, joining Jared Sullinger and Kyrie Irving. There are expected to be MANY NBA scouts in Chapel Hill this weekend to see Barnes vs Jones, a matchup with serious pro potential.
— The stories continue to come out about Demarcus Cousins in Sacramento. It seems we have hit a tipping point as to Boogie’s relationship with the Sacramento brass and the local reporters (who we have tried to get on our radio show) are saying that the next few weeks are key to his relationship with the team. As you know, we love Cousins here at KSR and I am certainly hoping he gets everything in line sooner, rather than later.
— Auburn is terrible….I mean really terrible. So far this year, the Tigers have lost to UNC Asheville, Samford, Jacksonville and Campbell. I know that Calipari protegee Tony Barbee is there and it is good for the league if Auburn would at least be respectable. But as of now…they are not even close.
— Not confirmed, but a UK source told me that they believed the Kanter appeal would be heard on Thursday. Again, I havent confirmed that news, but if true, it would likely mean a decision by early next week.
The radio show’s first day of streaming for KSR brought down the entire Clear Channel server in Kentucky. That much is good…the bad news is that it caused problems for those trying to listen live and for our podcasts. Hopefully the suits will get it fixed, as they (not surprisingly) underestimated the force of the Big Blue Nation.
KSTV debuts at 6:30 pm tonight on CN2, channel 2 on your television dial if you have Insight Cable. We will also have a LIVE BLOG of the Boston game at 6:30 pm, meaning you can get KSR talk about the game no matter where you are. Thanks for all your support on this big day for us and lets pull the Cats through tonight against the Beast of the America East.