“College GameDay” is over and because I care about you guys so much, I took some notes. (Don’t get too excited, the show wasn’t that interesting.)
1. The crew’s initial impressions?
This year, Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg, and Jay Bilas are doing a new segment in which they tweet their initial impressions of the crowd/etc. at the beginning of the show. Here’s what they said:
Kansas. Kentucky. 'Nuf said.
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) January 28, 2017
UK-defend the ball & run KU off the 3 point line;BAM!
KU-Mason&Graham take the challenge,Jackson is a match up nightmare 4 Cats
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) January 28, 2017
Enough guard talk. Will big guys decide KU/UK? You Bam skippy. Bam Straight. Adebayo hello. pic.twitter.com/pkwNPRFe47
— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) January 28, 2017
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) January 28, 2017
2. How would they sum today up in one headline?
Similarly, the crew was tasked with summing the day up in one headline. Here are their takes:
- Jay Williams: “Kentucky dominates”
- Seth Greenberg: “The West Coast Cats are the One” (Arizona will be a one-seed)
- Jay Bilas: “Bam Adebayo”
- Rece Davis “Cal gives Cats extra practice gear, demands they wear it”
3. The harshest punishment Cal’s given (or admitted to)?
Calipari came on for about ten minutes and during a discussion about Coach K banning his players from the Duke locker room/wearing Duke gear, Cal said the harshest punishment he’s ever given was making his players practice immediately when they got home after a loss. Because of NCAA rules, coaches can’t do that anymore, but sometimes tells me Calipari’s fibbing a bit on that one.
4. Over/Under: Malik Monk scores 25 points
Rece Davis set the over/under on points Malik Monk scores at 25. The rest of the crew’s responses:
- Jay Williams: Over
- Seth: Under
- Jay Bilas: Over (with an added note that either Monk or Bam will score 25+)
5. This guy got really close to making a halfcourt shot
– Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 28, 2017
Nice try, buddy.
As you saw in the post below this one, Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams, and John Wall all picked the Cats to beat the Jayhawks tonight. Nick will be by with more behind-the-scenes observations here in a minute…