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Crystal Bridges’ Tuesday Morning Wakeup


On Friday, I had a little time to kill before Malik Monk’s game, so I decided to check out the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. I didn’t even know the place existed until some KSR friends recommended it, and looking back, it may be one of the highlights of my trip. I almost double-majored in English and Art History in college (a useful double-whammy, I know), so I jump at the chance to check out art when I can. Crystal Bridges is stunning.

The museum was founded in 2011 by Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, and features one of the most impressive collections of American Art I’ve seen outside of New York and Chicago. It’s the first major art museum to open in the United States since 1974 and consists of 217,000 square feet of galleries nestled into the Arkansas hillside. I could bore you by listing all of the famous works, but take my word for it that they have a lot of really great art, pretty much the best collection money can buy, because if there’s one thing Alice Walton has, it’s money. (With an estimated net worth of $26.3 billion, she’s the 16th richest person in the world.) In fact, Alice even foots the bill for you to visit; admission is free. Thanks, Alice!

If you ever find yourself in Northwest Arkansas, stop by Bentonville and go to Crystal Bridges. Make it a night and stay at the 21C Hotel downtown. Yes, there’s a 21C in Bentonville. Walmart money treats that place well.

Anyways, here’s what to expect in the world of Kentucky sports…

Dominique Hawkins reinjured his ankle in practice

John Calipari shared the unfortunate news on his call-in show last night. Apparently Hawkins had been playing really well in practice until he tweaked his ankle, which he first injured during the Ole Miss game at the beginning of the month. Calipari said he didn’t know the extent of the injury, so hopefully it’s not too bad and Hawkins can get back on the court. Kid just can’t catch a break this season.

UK Hoops got a big win over Tennessee

In case you missed it last night, Matthew Mitchell’s squad beat #19 Tennessee 64-63 at Memorial Coliseum in a thriller that had me and my husband up screaming at the television. Tennessee’s run at the end had me scared, but the girls managed to hang on for the huge win. Congrats, ladies.

Duke lost (again)

The Blue Devils lost to Miami 80-69, their fourth loss in their last five games. They’re now off to their worst start in the ACC in 20 years; however, I’m sure Gary Parrish will find a reason to keep them in his Top 25 And One, which comes out later today.

Kansas lost (again)

The Jayhawks fell at #14 Iowa State 85-72 in their third loss in five games. They won’t play again until Saturday, when Kentucky comes to town.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 56 points last night

Fresh off his 48-point outing vs. Indiana on Saturday, DeMarcus Cousins was at it again last night, scoring a career-high 56 points, the most by an NBA player this season. Cousins also had 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks before fouling out in the second overtime of Sacramento’s 129-128 loss to Charlotte. If you do the math, that’s 104 points for Boogie in two games. Mercy.

Here are highlights:

College basketball on TV tonight


  • 7 p.m.: Mississippi State at South Carolina, SEC Network
  • 9 p.m.: Florida at Vanderbilt, ESPNU
  • 9 p.m.: Georgia at LSU, ESPN
  • 9 p.m.: Tennessee at Alabama, SEC Network

Top 25

  • 7 p.m.: #19 Indiana at Wisconsin, ESPN
  • 7 p.m.: #11 Virginia at Wake Forest, ESPN3
  • 7 p.m.: Kansas State at #9 West Virginia, ESPN News
  • 7 p.m.: Texas Tech at #1 Oklahoma, ESPN2
  • 8:40 p.m.: #7 Xavier at #10 Providence, FS1

KSR starts in an hour

You ready? Is it bad that I already want to hear Kentucky Joe’s Trump song again?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

9 Comments for Crystal Bridges’ Tuesday Morning Wakeup

    9:39 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

    56 points in a loss. SMH. Demarcus may be a partial headcase but he is not what is wrong with the Kings. Anyone questioning the young man’s effort on the offensive end, at least, needs to pipe down.

    Cousins at the 5 and Davis at the 4? New definition of ridiculous.

    • J-Dub421
      9:52 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

      Boogie has needed more talent around him for years. The Kings finally brought in Rondo, and Willie to give him some help. When all three are healthy, they’ve done well and the Kings have been winning more consistently.

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:03 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

      Amen J-Dub. How great is it that the engine of that team is fueled by UK players? Wish the Kings were within 4 hours of the ‘Ville. Season tix for certain.

  2. Sentient Third Eye
    9:55 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

    The ladies game last night was intense. By the end though, I think both teams were out of gas. UT couldn’t even find the rim on a putback to win. Whew!

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:05 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

      I will take that result. Great win for Matthew and the ladies.

    10:10 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

    Mrs TT, as a big fan of your posts, taste in Pale Ale and restaurants; I must part with you on KY Joe. You may consider therapy, self-flagellation or heroin to fix that issue. Actually, from what I understand, heroin might make KY Joe tolerable. ☺

  4. Bluebloodtoo
    10:24 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

    I wonder if the UK players understand just how much it means to beat UK in basketball? For some schools, that will be bragging rights for decades.

  5. john juan
    10:25 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

    I really like the listing of tonight’s college bball games of note. Great idea and very handy.

  6. ekywildcat
    10:44 am January 26, 2016 Permalink

    How long till K takes a medical leave of absence.