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:
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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
- 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?