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UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes and Podcast

Is anyone else still on cloud nine after last night’s win? I don’t think a four hour car ride has ever gone so fast. Throw up your three goggles and let’s look over some notes from the afternoon.

— Today, the nation is talking about Nerlens Noel. Noel’s monster performance last night stole the show from Eminem wannabe Marshall Henderson, and has many calling him one of the most dominant defensive players ever to play the game. The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy calls Noel “this century’s Bill Russell” because of the speed with which he gets off the floor to block shots and his athleticism.

I mean, just watch:

Thanks Deadspin

Nerlens didn’t just beat Ole Miss, he knocked them out in the high school cafeteria, took their lunch money and stole their girlfriend.

— We’re one week from Signing Day, and as you’ve seen on the site today, Mark Stoops and his staff are putting the full court pressure on 4-star Trinity DE Jason Hatcher, who had an in-home visit with USC last night. Stoops and four UK assistant coaches visited Hatcher at school today, a clear sign that the Cats are digging in their heels and refusing to give up. Stay tuned…

Boone’s Butcher Shop Injury Report: after undergoing a prodcedure on his back yesterday, Twany says he is “feeling better today” and thanked fans for their prayers. Willie Cauley-Stein continues to improve, despite a shaky flight home that left him and the rest of the team exhausted today.

— We haven’t really talked about him in a while, but 2014 guard JaQuan Lyle has cut Kentucky from his list of schools:

Lyle seems pretty excited to eliminate a school he didn’t even have an offer from. Many believe Louisville and Illinois are now Lyle’s favorites. Fellow 2014 top point guards Tyus Jones and Emmanuel Mudiay are ours.

Don’t forget to bid on Cal’s shoes, an autographed piece of the National Championship floor, and two tickets to the Mississippi State game. Bids are currently at $2,650 and all proceeds go to the Coaches vs. Cancer organization.

— Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make the trip to Texas A&M on Saturday, but for those of you who are, be sure to stop by the Fox and Hound Bar & Grill (505 University Drive), where the Central Texas UK Alumni Association will be hosting a pregame event. It will be the destination for Cats fans before and after the game, so be sure to include it in your plans and tell them we sent you.

On today’s show, WHAS 11’s Adam Lefkoe joined Matt in studio to recap Kentucky’s big win over Ole Miss and discuss whether or not the Louisville media is under Tom Jurich’s thumb. Have a listen at

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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35 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes and Podcast

  1. RealCatsFan
    4:06 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    That GIF is pretty funny – #31 looks like he is PO’ed and is stomping his feet saying “damn” over and over.

  2. jeremy
    4:07 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Look at Andy Kennedy getting down!

  3. Bob
    4:10 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    “despite a shaky flight home that left him and the rest of the team exhausted today.”

    Wait, did I miss something? What’s this about?

  4. Ryan
    4:11 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    The ref can’t officiate well, but at least he can dance

  5. No Friggin Hussle
    4:14 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink


  6. bung
    4:19 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    good thing archie separated them…

  7. Tony
    4:22 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    How long before the Assistant Coach’s chair gives way???

  8. Paul Orberson
    4:23 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I think I will donate $100,000 for that charity…if I can scrape up enough cash from my frozen assets.

  9. me
    4:23 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    The guy in the 22 jersey behind the bench, and Kennedy look like Will Ferrel and Chris Kattan on Night at the Roxbury.

  10. Tony
    4:24 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    The dude on the very end of their bench is doing his best “Night at the Roxbury” impression! Lol

  11. tom
    4:25 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Mrs. T –
    Did you have time to take in Dreamland Ribs when you were in Tuscaloosa?

  12. somervillain
    4:25 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Wiltjer looks much faster than I remembered.

  13. BobKYCats
    4:34 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I heard Marshall Henderson is going to transfer to Duquesne now and show Butler who the real A-10 champs are.

  14. Chicago Chris
    4:39 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I thought Anthony Davis was the this century’s Bill Russell.

  15. Matter
    4:39 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Defense is fine, but you need to also score points. Nerlens is inept offensively except for dunking. No way he should go to the NBA next year without an offensive game. Needs to have the UK coaches work with him another year, no matter the money. Seems like a great kid. Was not impressed with Ole Miss. In fact, they seem like a lower level team that will flame out first round of Big Dance. So let’s keep things in perspective.

  16. Cat_In_Fla
    4:44 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Sixteen comments in and no mention of how smokin’ the girl on the right is. I expect better from this group!

  17. ur crazy
    4:54 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    16 – millions of dollars is really overrated. Who need $ anyway. Why stop at one more year when he could play all four and get so much better.

  18. Bob Loblaw
    5:04 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    #32 on Ole Miss should have bought a ticket for the game.

  19. Matter
    5:06 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    (18 Yes, you are right. I am crazy. Go for the quick bucks, flame out because you are not ready and end up playing in Israel. Or wait another year, develop your skills, enjoy the college experience, get another year of education and be ready to play against grown, hardcore men like Kobe. What am I missing here?

  20. Cats in the NBA
    5:11 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    20.) Common sense.

  21. bbr
    5:14 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    This is the third time I tried to post this – Nerlens blocked the other two

  22. UKBlue
    5:16 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Thought for sure they were going to call Noel for his 5th foul on that block.

    Noel has to go to the NBA if the dollars & draft position are right; he has the rest of his life to get better & only a small window to get paid.

  23. Sam
    5:21 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Some good-looking girls in that photo. GBB Nation!

  24. Ouch
    5:34 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    #16 are you blind man??? Noel has a soft shooting touch in the lane and it was on display last night!!

  25. Matter
    5:49 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    (25 Am sure you are joking. He scored 2 points. Not his fault, because the other players rarely feed him the ball. They don’t know how. Same as Patterson’s first year when he was playing as a post up center (brilliant Billy G) Remember the ESPN UK All Access series. Coach was showing them how to do plays to lob to Nerlens and Willie, and screaming at Archie to not just drive to the basket and throw up a prayer shot. Nothing at all has changed and that was like pre-season. Nevertheless, won’t comment anymore. Maybe if everybody says you’re the idiot, you need to acknowledge you are the idiot. So you guys know better.

  26. Cats in the NBA
    5:57 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    26.) You are not an idiot, but NN is a Top 3 pick and should therefore enter the draft.

  27. Catlanta31
    6:28 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like Lyles is venting from lack of attention from UK, the little bitch

    What’s the deal with the rough flight?

  28. KOYBOY
    6:44 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone notice in the video that not 1 uk player is blocking out?

  29. BleedBlue
    6:45 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Is it me or does anyone else see this team turning a corner to something special??? Wiltjer!!!?!!! What a turn around from 0 defense and decent shooting to straight beast!!!! Archie passing!!!! Enough said. And Poythress from looking scared to you better get the $%#* out of my way. Nerlens is still a beast and tellin everyone to get that weak $h!+ outta here. Harrow is gonna be fine. He’s controlling the team greatly. I hope this is the team that everyone have up on and then shoves it in everyone’s face (like Nerlens) that they are the elite and everyone better watch the f*%+ out cause the BLUE are comin’ through!!!!!!!

  30. katzrjamers
    7:16 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    @29-no sweat, the only rebel in the paint is the shooter. his teammates were frozen by NN’s awesomeness.

  31. Blueswade
    7:31 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Yesssss!!!!! Whatshisname is off our list!!!!

  32. Say What!
    8:03 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I was hoping there would be something going on in College Station Saturday…got my tickets the other day and can’t wait to see my Cats play! What time is the pre game fun? Thank you Texas A&M for joining the SEC!

  33. Frick
    10:19 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    17. I noticed too. WOW!!!

  34. 35th comment
    12:51 am January 31, 2013 Permalink

    I know that girl and she is amazing in every sense. Sadly, she doesn’t know I exist. :/