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UK-Princeton set for 2:45

Kentucky’s opening NCAA Tournament game with Princeton will be at 2:45 pm Thursday and will air on CBS.  Viewers will be graced with the announcing presence of Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel.  Nice.

That’s it.  We’ll get together in a little while to discuss more.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

84 Comments for UK-Princeton set for 2:45



  1. ChuckHayesIsAFullGrownMan
    9:58 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Giggity



  2. BigCatDaddy4263
    9:58 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Gives us a reason to take off work early…



  3. Fred
    10:01 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Any idea when they’d play Saturday?



  4. Tampa party
    10:01 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink


  5. Job
    10:01 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    So not only did UK get the shaft with a #4 seed…all the games they lost were on the road with biased refs, but they also got put in the bracket with the #1 overall seed as like they were the worst #4 seed…i hate politics!!



  6. GoCats2
    10:04 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    #2 Gives me a reason to go into work late.



  7. unboltedharp
    10:05 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    As long as it’s not Higgins and his crew of inferior officials I do not care who calls the game. Kentucky as a 4 seed is horrible. Florida with a 2 seed, explain that. Why is West Virginia even in the tournement? As a 5 seed?



  8. JeffCat
    10:05 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the committee deliberately put WVA in our bracket just to stick it in the eye of Cal. It won’t matter. This team is playing it’s best basketball right now. Jorts and Miller are stepping it up big time and if we can get 7 – 9 solid minutes from Eloy like we did today, we can stick it right back in the eyes of the tournament committee. I’m more fired up than ever.GO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  9. 2..better make it 3
    10:08 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    #8 hopefully the team is just as fired up..if not something is wrong with them.



  10. Sid Bream's Leg
    10:11 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    The Cats get to be the bracket busters when we demolish Ohio State. Nice.



  11. GoCats2
    10:13 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I am sure we will have this discussion all week so you might see me repeating myself. I dont care if there are conspiracies or not. Give me the hardest possible road to the championship so I can we beat the best and we are the best. I hope we play WVU then Ohio State then North Carolina then DUke and then Kansas. I will take the toughest road in order to cut down the nets.



  12. Big Blue 66
    10:13 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Im taking the reverse perspective, what do you think Princeton thought when UK came up as their 4 seed opponent, how do you feel WV thinks knowing we are their 4 seed second round opponent, and if I were OSU, I would be big time worried taking on the SEC tourney champ, winner of their last what 7 or 8 games, and a team with the talent of UK just to get to the elite 8. GO CATS!



  13. GoCats2
    10:13 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Well said #12.



  14. The Real Hambone
    10:17 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    This bracket is OK. Thanks NCAA for the motivation to stick this back in your faces. Its time for all the Duke a$$licking to stop. Not this year you bunch of ACC sack-suckers.



  15. Steady
    10:17 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Who cares, beat them all…if Uk wants to win it, they got to beat some good teams anyway…Florida is a 2 seed? I guess the committee had no TV for 1 week while they were locked up…Kentucky beat Florida twice since you left douchbags…



  16. UKBIgDaddy
    10:17 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks #12, I needed to hear that. I’ve been down ever since I saw the damn brackets. Seeing the Gaytors get a 2 seed just added salt to the wound….



  17. tim
    10:19 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Yes 12, well said. I like our draw. If you wanna be the best, you gotta beat the best.



  18. roggensak
    10:20 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    legggooo!!!!!! I wanna run these MOFO’S



  19. Atticus
    10:21 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    12 – I agree, but just look at Florida’s road, and it just makes you violently ill. I don’t think we deserved a 2, but we sure as hell should have been a 3. Give BYU, Florida’s slot and we take BYU’s 3. Then Florida takes our 4. The committee must have give A LOT of weight to Florida’s wins over TN and Vandy, and the championship game was meaningless. I wish some analyst would take this issue on rather than jump up and down about Colorado and Virginia Tech. And how about the screwing that Utah State received? How can be in the top 25 (23; 17) in BOTH polls AND GET A 12 SEED? This is absurd!



  20. 2:45?!?!?
    10:23 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Really?? That’s horrible.

    Re the 4 seed, I’m with 11 and 12, gotta beat the big dogs at some point to get to the Final 4 and beyond. The part that does drive me crazy though is the NCAA’s inconsistent process. UK is a 4 because of the entire body of work, and not slant due to SEC tourney. Ok, that’s fine. I can buy that. Then explain to me 3 seed UConn…. they finished tied for 9th in their Conf. 9TH!!!!.



  21. Atticus
    10:24 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    SEC should move its tournament championship to Saturday, so it might be considered.



  22. dykster
    10:25 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Screwed again. More fuel for the fire!



  23. Harley Wells
    10:26 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    What time will we play saturday?



  24. bamman
    10:27 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    21…good point…based on Ky and UF’s seeding, it’s almost like they predicted Fla would win and then decided it was too much trouble to change after the fact



  25. Atticus
    10:28 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    24 – That is the only possible explanation.



  26. Rick Pitino
    10:28 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA definitely did UK like I did Sypher. Bet it took less than 15 seconds too.



  27. Brian
    10:29 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Good news is OSU isn’t that deep, Princeton is small, and I’d Luke to see WVU play zone on us this time.



  28. Computer Blue
    10:31 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I like our draw. A chance to avenge last year’s loss to WVU and we’ve done well against Big East this year. Ohio State is tough, but they aren’t deep either. I think Cal likes coaching the underdog role too. If we can win that I salivate at the thought of playing UNC again.



  29. Enes Kanter
    10:33 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Jared Sulinger!!!!! Remember me???? You’re lucky I can’t play!!!!!



  30. fish
    10:33 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    23= 2:45



  31. Big Blue 66
    10:34 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    OSU, the team taken to OT by northwestern and waxed by Purdue…….Im good with it, I like what Cal said, with my team playing like this bring it on!! We are going to deliver a beat down to Princeton so bad they will make sure to lose to harvard next year so they wont have to endure such ever again.



  32. Atticus
    10:35 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    You have to be a sadomasochist to truly like this draw.



  33. Big Blue 66
    10:38 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    32. Like I said, how do you think the opponents feel having to play us.



  34. Ogre
    10:39 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    NERDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  35. catinhat
    10:41 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    12 – that’s exactly how I was looking at it. Those teams aren’t very happy to be getting a talented and now (recently regained) swaggering team. This team is riding high, and we have to beat OSU sooner or later, might as well be prior to getting our revenge on North Carolina to get to the FF where we can make the Dukies cry.

    I can’t wait to see either Vandy or Kansas whip the Tards, either.



  36. Atticus
    10:44 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Oh I agree that OSU cannot be thrilled with us in their bracket. But just because they don’t like their bracket does not mean that we should like ours either. The EAST is ridiculous and no one can be thrilled with their road.



  37. JeffCat
    10:45 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    35) I got Vandy beating the Tards. Ezeli and Jenkins will eat them alive.



  38. KYBanker
    10:49 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Oh good, Eagle and Spanarkel. Thank goodness for radio so I can listen to Tom and Mike. I don’t care if they are out of sync, at least it is enjoyable.



  39. lexslamman
    10:49 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I like UK’s road. I think that in 6 games the Cats can shock the world.



  40. lexslamman
    10:49 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I like UK’s road. I think that in 6 games the Cats can shock the world.



  41. OrlandoBlue
    10:52 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    http://www.bracketography.com/selection-committee/

    No wonder we got the shaft. No representation for the SEC on the selection committee. Looks like half the committee are Notre Dame grads.



  42. Bill
    10:55 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    allegiantair at Lexington airport has cheap flights to Tampa



  43. KC
    10:55 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Ded anyone notice that U of L is playing on Thursday as well at 1:40?



  44. KC
    10:55 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Did*



  45. JeffCat
    10:55 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    38) At least we won’t have to deal with Dykes anymore. He can sit in his momma’s basement with his stupid pilot headgear and play Snoopy and the Red Baron.



  46. scott
    10:57 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    is the game on thursday 245 est?



  47. tdogg4033011
    11:01 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    the OSU game to advance to the Elite Eight is what I want. Would it be a tough matchup?? Sure,
    remember this same team just got taken to OT by Northwestern too. UK would have to play
    good to beat them but I think we can SHOCK THE WORLD !!!!!



  48. Dickey V
    11:02 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    So how does everyone feel about me picking Kentucky to lose before the Elite 8 and Louisville to go to the Final 4?



  49. tdogg4033011
    11:02 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    46) yeah approx at 2:45



  50. AlanFromTheHangover
    11:05 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Ohio State will be tough…expect jones, harrellson, and vargas to foul out…every time sullinger gets touched they call a foul



  51. Big Blue 66
    11:07 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    48. the only person more bball ignorant than you is adrian branch, who just said Kansas is smoke and mirrors because they ONLY have 3 NBA players. What an f ing idiot that guy is. UL will have its hands full with everyone they play, especially Vandy right off the bat.



  52. Big Blue 66
    11:07 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    48. and I meant that towards Dickie V, not you personally



  53. Go Deep
    11:07 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I still like being a 4 just so we get the 1 seed when we are fully rested and ready to go on a Thursday. Then on short rest we get to play the 2 or 3 seed probly and kick their arse as well.



  54. NCAA
    11:08 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    LOLOL what you gonna do about it? we own all of you



  55. BOgle
    11:11 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Just bought our tickets! GO BIG BLUE! See you all in Tampa.



  56. JeffCat
    11:12 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    http://www.ukathletics.com/blog/2011/03/video-calipari-players-discuss-ncaa-tournament.html

    Cal’s facial expressions say it all. He’s pissed. Good for us. Bad for our opponents.



  57. aminu timberlake
    11:12 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    what bullshiat! i have no prob playing the best but wow what bias they show doook. i hate emmert and ncaa. duck fook and all the billy bastards that make up commitees. how can fla 2 seed be just? this is a stab at cal and uk for us going crazy about kanter. piss on all queefer ncaa goons! f u all go cats



  58. cking98
    11:13 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Are you ready for whats about to go down? I love it. Everybodys pickin chalk and it never happens. Look at last years Kansas bracket. Ours will be the same.

    We will face Ohio State in one of the great non regional final matchups ever.

    I like our chances, Lamb Liggins and Knight versus Lighty and a couple of non athletic white guys ala Kansas.

    Bring it on. I havent felt this way since 1998 when we ripped ucla on the way to duke.

    We are hot right now.

    Only one 4 seed has ever won the tournament- Arizona 1997

    Since then 4 4 seeds have made the final four.

    Last year 2 5s made it.

    Who cares about Florida, remember last years Elite Eight matchups and how jealous we were of that Tennesee Michigan state match up, while we had to play our 2 seed?

    We get by Ohio State, not overlook the first two games, it could be on. I aint afraid of anyone it that bottom bracket. Well maybe Syracuse.

    You know the top seeds are scared of us. I would be.

    Go Cats



  59. jesco white
    11:13 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    All those turd analyst had UK going out early. No props at all. Thats fine by me. Want to know who really got screwed by UK’s 4 seed ? Ohio State, thats who. As much as I hate to say it, I think the Cards are gonna get Kansas also.



  60. Enes Kanter
    11:14 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    When we get to meet OSU, Enes needs to make the road trip. Dress as the Undertaker and sit on the end of the bench. Maybe Sullinger will be distracted by this.



  61. tdogg4033011
    11:16 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    59) UK/UL for the championship??



  62. That Dude
    11:16 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    IF we get past Princeton, we won’t beat West Virgina due to coaching once again. FIRE COACH CAL!!!



  63. Big Blue 66
    11:16 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    59. the cawds will be lucky to get out of the first weekend, not saying they cant, but faried is a beast and vandy or richmond will cause probs.



  64. KC
    11:19 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Obviously, the guys are not happy by the seeding.

    http://twitpic.com/49ac9v/full



  65. cking98
    11:20 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    # 62 That dude better get to Georgia Tech or Arkansas to root for Tubby or Gillepie. You are an idiot, just like the Ncaa selection committee for making Florida a 2 seed. Go home troll.



  66. AKA cold buckets
    11:20 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    dem CATS finna go hammmmmm. ya heard?



  67. That Dude
    11:24 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    66 I called it last year when we lost at the hand of huggins and tools like yourself said the same thing. When it happens again, I’ll say I told you so AGAIN



  68. sunnycat
    11:29 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    62=jackass



  69. catfan68
    11:30 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    62) WTF??????!!!!!!!!! Are you serious????



  70. That Dude
    11:33 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    70- Yes I’m dead serious. Unfortunately, its going to take these shortcomings to happen before the fan base realizes cal for what he is… a great recruiter, but a sub-par coach



  71. sunnycat
    11:34 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    58 Bring on that raggedy ass syracuse zone. knight, lamb, miller, and liggins will shoot them out of it then the cuse is screwed for sure in the man to man.



  72. doc
    11:35 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    its past a eleven and everyone is wide awake. I was reading the article on our slight at being a 4 seed and fla being a 2 seed, the likelihood we are treated as the lowest 4 seed at that.
    I was thinking the maybe the ncaa mixed us up with fla. Did every one know our rpi is 7. We should have been a 2 seed in that bracket(florida’s)as that would have either team playing in tampa. The ncaa did not want to see us higher as a 2 seed and used some stupid excuse as florida played ohio before. We were 100 percent worthy of a 2 seed with that rpi but the ncaa in my opinion is biased against uk. if the games today did not matter, it did for duke and they acted like fla beat ky.

    this is how the fit us for wvu as this would generate tv ratings. the ncaa is not acting in a equitable matter and not seeing the seedings from a fan or fairness angle. They were punitive to uk in the Kanter situation and punitive to uk in seeding for ratings and money.



  73. T.J.
    11:36 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    62- Is WV a better team than Notre Dame? Are they better than Florida? Cause we beat them. What game did you watch today? You don’t think that was coaching? You are ignorant if you think that you can win with all talent and no coaching. Look at The Miami Heat. So…..you’re dumb.



  74. Texaswildcater
    11:36 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    “That Dude”…they should have called him, “That Moron” Cal coached circles around BD today.



  75. sunnycat
    11:37 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    71 You FLAMING F&%$ING IDIOT. That is why Cal is the coach and your some jackass with an internet connection.



  76. sunnycat
    11:39 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Billy D and the gaytors couldnt beat the Cats with two Cats not %100. I will take my chances with Cal anyday.



  77. cking98
    11:40 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    71 and 68 dude you better be on here when we crush West Virginia. Your right about one thing, we have a tool that we didnt have last year. Its called the three point shot, you jackass. Go look at your Eddie Sutton poster and beat off.



  78. sunnycat
    11:42 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    73 Its all good because sooner or later the sob’s at the ncaa will have to give Cal a title and they will not be able to take it away.



  79. That Dude
    11:44 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    I hope all of you are right, honestly I do, but if we go down to huggins 2 years in a row cal has got to go



  80. cking98
    11:48 pm March 13, 2011 Permalink

    Right on 73!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is no doubt we love a team in a small media market.

    Did you notice that on Espn no story was attached to our victory box on the college basketball page. there was only a BLOG link.

    Espn recap has a non existant link to our game for our replay which links you to Espn 3 which says the game is on ABC tv, uhh no its not.

    Who cares, was Butler anybodys pick last year at this time?

    This year will be more fun, because no pressure, next year we will face HEAT like pressure to win. mark it down.

    Better to be underestimated.

    Calipari takes this shit personally, he will have the boys feeling slighted and motivated.

    That Dude is soooooo gay!



  81. Lucaine
    1:12 am March 14, 2011 Permalink

    80 – Dude, you don’t know what you’re
    talking about. Cal is the best thing
    that could’ve happened to this program. One bad shooting game cost them last year- happened to Ricky15 in 94 and 95. He has this team playing well at the right time. As for the draw, its crooked but if you want to be the best you have to beat the best.



  82. Blow Out
    2:59 am March 14, 2011 Permalink

    Be prepared for the game to get cutoff once UK is up 20. Always happens with a blowout.



  83. mbd
    8:38 am March 14, 2011 Permalink

    Best suggestion I have heard…If it appears that a game is out of reach- put in Kanter – what do we have to lose?



  84. john4uk
    11:26 am March 14, 2011 Permalink

    Tverybody keeps talking about a WVU/UK rematch,i’m betting Clemson thumps West Virginia.Cats will be in the final four.