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A few notes on a busy Monday….

 – The final regular season polls were released and the Cats made a fairly nice jump, landing at #15 in the AP and #16 in the coaches poll.  The Cats were clearly rewarded for their push in the final week of the season and those rankings, along with their strong RPI and Strength of Schedule definitely make you feel better about creeping into a three-seed than you did this morning.  The SEC Tournament still carries a lot of weight in that possibility coming to fruition, but it does appear people are starting to believe again.

 – In a fitting end to a season’s worth of the weekly award, Brandon Knight was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the sixth time.  By earning the nod again, he joins Alabama’s James “Hollywood” Robinson at the top of the list of those winning the award the most times in one season.  Robinson did it in 1991.  After Knight won the award, five national publications nominated Terrence Jones for National Player of the Year.

 – Coach Cal spent some time this morning talking about his freshman point guard, saying that he believes Knight should be considered for SEC Player of the Year.  Brett Dawson asked Calipari about where Knight has improved this year and Kentucky’s head coach listed just about everything under the sun.  He noted his assists-to-turnovers have complete flipped around, he’s being more vocal, he’s running the team, he’s taking better shots, he’s become a better defender after being “awful” early on in the season and his coachability has “gone through the roof”.  Calipari said that early in the season, Knight had trouble, as most freshmen do, understanding that he needed to be coached and challenged.  For all of those reasons, Calipari says he’s gotten “better and better and better” as the year has progressed.

 – Calipari also spent a few minutes talking about Eloy Vargas’ improvement and what he expects in the future.  Obviously, Cal was pleased with what he saw against Tennessee, but pointed out that there’s no reason why that improvement shouldn’t continue.  He said that his experience has been that it takes a little longer for things to click with junior college players and it’s usually the second year on campus where you see them start to perform.  That’s what he expects from Eloy.

 – Over at FoxSports.com, Jeff Goodman released his postseason awards and placed Brandon Knight on the Fifth Team All-America squad.  That’s a lot of teams.  Knight and Terrence Jones also made Goodman’s All-Freshman team.

 – In other news, Texas Tech fired Pat Knight today, likely opening a little hole for Billy Gillispie to climb out of.  Clyde is very close with Red Raider boosters and has been rumored for months to be the next coach.  I am among those that hope that is the case.  In the short term, I’m more excited for the televised meltdown that will surely be displayed by Bob Knight this week at some point.  You know it’s coming.

If you missed the radio show this morning, Matt was joined by Mark Krebs and the guys talked, UK-Tennessee, Billy Gillispie and the world’s most entertaining Missouri Valley beat writer.  Check out the podcast below.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

41 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes



  1. deer boss
    2:06 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    1 and not first.



  2. Billy Clyde
    2:08 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    WINNING DUH



  3. we'll get the 3 seed
    2:13 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    we don’t have to win the sec tourney for the 3 seed…if we put a whoopin on ole miss and bama and prove we are that much better on neutral sites than the road…we deserve a 3…unless we got worked in the sec finals or soemthing



  4. Not so fast
    2:14 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Okay, it just took me way too long to figure out how this lady was holding up this ball.



  5. we'll get the 3 seed
    2:14 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    but lets just grab the sec tourney championship so we can leave no doubt and so i can at least get some t-shirt to remember this season



  6. uhhhh
    2:22 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    she is pregnant…right?



  7. William Braskey
    2:22 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    haven’t been paying attention, why is ZM not on radio show anymore?



  8. hu??
    2:23 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    What national publications nominated Jones for POY??? He’s not even POY of our team…. I’m definitely shocked.



  9. Dougie
    2:23 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    She’s beautiful! Now that’s a true fan.



  10. SexnNursinHomes
    2:26 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    I think chicks 9 months in their pregnancies are their hottest.



  11. Thank Goodness
    2:33 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    We were finally able to get a black chic on KSR. She’s by far the hottest chic on KSR in a minute and she’s pregnant.



  12. The Real Pioneer
    2:35 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    TROY MCKINLEY WAS SEEN CONGRATULATING EACH OF THE PLAYERS AS THEY RETURNED BACK TO LEXINGTON ON THEIR IMPRESSIVE VICTORY ADN WAS SEEN GIVING A PERSONAL CONGRATULATION TO DEANDRE LIGGINS AND HIS IMPRESSIVE PLAY AND GIVING HIGH FIVES TO BRANDON KNIGHT AND DARIUS “MIKE” MILLER.



  13. William Braskey
    2:35 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Jenkins is the prohibitive favorite for SEC Player of the Year, but I don’t see it

    Jenkins 19.4 ppg 1.2 apg 3.1 rpg 41% 3fg 47% 2fg
    Knight 17.7 ppg 4 apg 4 rpg 41% 3fg 45% 2fg

    Jenkins scores a little more while Knight rebounds and assits more. Shooting %’s are a wash.

    Knight is way more important a player as the point guard, so I’d say he’s more valuable than a shooter. It’s like a shortstop and a left=fielder having the same #’s in baseball, the shortstop always wins due to the position they play



  14. NotTheSlickistRick
    2:36 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Filthy Tardinal fans are outraged that they are not rank much higher than the Cats.
    They seem to have no conception of RPI or SOS

    http://www.courier-journal.com/comments/article/20110307/SPORTS02/303070054/Kentucky-Louisville-one-place-apart-latest-Associated-Press-college-basketball-Top-25-poll



  15. jimmy dykes
    2:36 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    10…NAILING with no consequences.



  16. WildBlue
    2:37 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Well ain’t she just the cutest thing ever?



  17. jesco white
    2:39 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    She is smokin hot.



  18. Blueburg
    2:40 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Anything that pisses off Blobby Knight is probably a good thing.



  19. Bigbluecalizone
    2:45 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    #21-I’m with you. Although I think they should hold the job for Brucie, because he has more in common with the Knights. The Knights throw chairs, Bruce throws unauthorized Cookouts.



  20. SexnNursinHomes
    2:50 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    deleted? although they weren’t Rated-G comments, they could still pass for PG-13.



  21. Big Blue Swagger
    2:51 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Bet we hear Bobby Knight saying chickensht again real soon!



  22. Big Blue Swagger
    2:52 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    SexnNH~ and they were comical!! I was LMAO!



  23. SexnNursinHomes
    2:56 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    22- word to big bird.



  24. Bobby Knight
    2:57 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    My boy shouldn’t have been fired. He dont play that chicken shit defense.



  25. Lost In Transition
    3:04 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    I wish I was baby’s daddy!! MMM MMM MMMMMMMMM!



  26. rupp's grunt
    3:06 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Why, Beisner, would you wish BCG on Texas Tech? To punish them for hiring Bobby Knight? Seems they’ve done their penance by suffering through 3 years of Pat.

    Gillispie has proven himself to be a mediocre coach of dubious character. While I certainly feel no love for the Red Raiders, I would hope they would look beyond Bully Clod’s East Texas roots and select a coach who doesn’t think that sitting a player in a locker room toilet, or making him ride home in the equipment truck is a proper motivational technique.

    I think that perhaps another former UK coach with a slightly higher pedigree, say, a National Championship; with a history of some success in the region, might be a better fit. That’s right, I’m talking about Rick Pitino!!

    No, wait…that other guy who is no longer relevant: Tubby Something-or-other…



  27. BukakenNursinHomes
    3:14 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Free SexnNursinHomes



  28. Lost In Transition
    3:14 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    In all seriousness…. I have been watching some Big East games recently (last 2 weeks or so) and I think that there is a conspiracy in that league to get all their teams in the tourney. There have been wins by teams that in no way should have beat their opponents, and in those games it was blatant bias by the refs. Now, I am not a fan of any team in the BE and was just watching the games as a fan of basketball. I can say that the officiating was abysmal and there is no way that it should not be taken notice of by the NCAA. I mean think of all the revenue of getting that many teams in? That league has been bragging that they were going to get 11 teams in and it seems dead set to do so…by any means!! Anyone else noticed this??



  29. Andy
    3:28 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    26. Not a big BG fan either but what happened at Uk with BG is in the past. He has stayed sober nearly 2 yrs now and clearly is seen visiting practices, so he has changed one aspect of his life. Could there be a chance he changed his coaching philosophy? maybe, maybe not but only time will tell in the future. What you are in the past is not necessarily who you may remain as in the future, that label is only applicable to bobby knight.



  30. SexnNursinHomes
    3:29 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    27- u are a character man



  31. DonnyBaker
    3:39 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    is that Lisa Turtle?



  32. ebell55
    3:58 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    29 BCG had a DUI just about a year ago! I say he is as sober as Charlie Sheen! Any why look at them childbearing hips! This fan of the day has got LEGS!



  33. WKY fan
    3:59 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    I would still hit that!



  34. rupp's grunt
    4:13 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    29 (Andy)- While I can appreciate your viewpoint, and am all in favor of the possibility of BCG’s eventual redemption, I don’t know how being seen at some other team’s practices or games can be construed as a real change.

    Clyde is obviously trying to increase his visibility in the hopes of landing a division I job, but as all the questions remain as to his true character, I hope the TxTech admins do the due diligence Barnhart and Co. maybe glossed over before handing over the reins (and also to consider his propensity for litigation opposed to contract signings; to me, that alone would remove him from consideration).

    Gillispie would be better served, I feel, to do some time at a lower profile job first, to prove to the college basketball community that he has changed. Then, if all goes well, in two or three seasons he would be in perfect position to take over for whoever gets Brucie Pearl’s job.

    BCG for UT in 2015!



  35. KySportsDude
    4:19 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    While I’m not thrilled that Billy Clyde will probably get a job, it makes me very happy that Knight got fired. As a matter of fact, I wish ESPN would fire Bobby; that guy is the biggest clown in all of sports. The game passed him up about 20 years ago and he’s been a pathetic, blathering old man since.

    On second thought, Gillispie will be a major improvement over Texas Tech’s last two coaches . . . and that says a lot.



  36. Ben
    4:32 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Clyde is in the same mold as Bobby Knight, he will never change! Once an abuser, always an abuser! He should never be allowed to coach again. Knight was a ***hole, but his abuse was no where close to BCG. I cannot believe that anyone would wish him a job in basketball.



  37. some guy
    4:43 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    She’s about to become a total MILF.



  38. WTF!
    5:58 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    “Ya don’t wanna see a team lose like that!!!!!!!!!!!!??????
    BS ANY way they lose is GREAT!!!!



  39. Dylan
    9:23 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    I’m sorry, but that is UK fan of the year.

    By far the hottest chick I’ve ever seen on here.



  40. StevieD
    10:35 pm March 7, 2011 Permalink

    Even pregnant, that is one beautiful, sexy women.



  41. hoss cat
    8:53 am March 8, 2011 Permalink

    y u guys sayin she’s pregnant? she looks good to me