Lets get to it on a busy day:
— The Cats are now #2 in both polls heading into Conference Tournament week and with a Kansas upset in the Big 12 Tournament, could still find themselves with the #1 overall seed. The actual #1 overall seed is relatively unimportant EXCEPT that it would put Kentucky in St Louis for the Regional, which would be a madhouse scene unlike any other. Without that, the Cats are in Syracuse and we will all just be cold. Someone please beat Kansas.
— As for the Cats’ SEC Tournament, it will kick off with UK playing the winner of Alabama-South Carolina at 1 pm on Friday. The Cats had potentially the worst road possible thrown on them, but Calipari seems to be focused on one thing…the #1 seed. He said yesterday that he believes UK has to win one game to ensure a #1 seed. I think Calipari needs a nap.
— Folks get ready because the connection between Turkey and Kentucky may get even larger than it already is (it is large isnt it?). Enes Kanter is expected to make a decision known, possibly as soon as this week and all indications are that Kentucky is his big favorite. Kanter was at the game on Sunday and had a huge smile on his face throughout. He was led around by Josh Harrellson and word from the people around him is that we may hear something very soon…stay tuned.
— A source around Brandon Knight says that we will know where Knight is going within ten days. There are many internet rumors that Knight has either (a) already committed to Kentucky or (b) will commit soon. Evan Daniels of Scout.com said our podcast last night that the first rumor is totally untrue and the second is possible. Either way, we will know one way or the other very soon. When Knight makes his decision, others will soon fall in line. It is the most important decision of the 2010 class.
— If you havent yet read it, check in on our CBSSports.com Championship Week blog. The traffic numbers have been very good, but the weeklings in other fanbases dont comment…I hate them for it. Do your KSR thing and make some comments over there…even if it is nerd-fight type stuff. We would appreciate it.
— I am told that a reporter got into it with a cameraman at the game yesterday. I didnt see it, but have had two people claim it to be the case. Believe me, we are investigating and in DIRE need of information. Email me at [email protected] if you know more.
— Latest ESPN Bracketology has UK with a possible matchup with the “BEAST” Matt Pilgrim in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. How great would that be?
— Finally, we will be doing a LIVE BLOG tonight at 9 pm on KSR and CBS for the Southern Conference Final. It will be Drew Franklin and me and even if you dont care about the Southern Conference (and who does), please come join us for two hours of silliness. You wont be let down.
More all day as we chase recruiting stories that are firing a mile a minute….