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GAMEDAY: South Carolina comes to Rupp Arena

Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena to face a peculiar opponent.  Two years removed from a Final Four run, Frank Martin’s South Carolina Gamecocks limped into the season.  They entered SEC play 5-7 with losses to Wyoming, Stony Brook and Wofford.  Once SEC play began, a switch was flipped.

The Gamecocks are fourth in the SEC with a 6-2 record.  They’ve only lost to Tennessee and at LSU.  Carolina’s fighting their way into the NCAA Tournament picture.  They desperately need a win at Rupp to help erase their non-conference woes.

Chris Silva leads the Gamecocks in points (14.1) and rebounds (7).  What they lack in offensive star power, they make up for in physicality.  A 40-minute battle awaits.

How to Watch and Listen

Tom Hart is coming back to Lexington to call the game with former Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy.  Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm on the SEC Network.  If you can’t get in front of a TV, there are a few different ways you can listen to the Voice of the Wildcats:

  • AM: 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP
  • FM: 98.1 WBUL
  • Satellite: XM-192 and Sirius-146
  • Online: iHeart Radio

Back in the Top Five

Kentucky is right where they belong.  After opening the season ranked second, the Cats had to scratch and claw to get back into the top five.  A second half comeback win and a pair of losses from the Michigan schools did just the trick to get UK into the top five of the Coaches‘ and AP Poll.


The line opened at Kentucky -16 with a total of 146.5.  The Cats have covered in six straight games.

Prepare on the KSR Pregame Show

Before Kentucky hits the hardwood at Rupp, listen to Matt Jones and the KSR crew preview the matchup between the Cats and the Cocks.  All of the action begins on 630 WLAP or online at 4:30 pm.

Tale of the Tape

“Eye Don’t Know What’s Happening”

That’s how I would caption John Calipari’s face as a fan explained to him that he has a prosthetic UK eye he wears during Kentucky basketball games.

It was almost as awkward as Chris Mack’s halftime interview.

Catch up on what you missed from The John Calipari Show here.

So. Many. Threes.

Coach Cal loves to describe this team as his “best shooting team ever,” even though the stats don’t necessarily reflect that sentiment.  That belief likely stems from practice, where he is seeing things we aren’t.  During yesterday’s five-minute three-point shooting drill, Calipari said Tyler Herro knocked down 95 three-pointers.  That’s a lot of three-pointers.

Cane’s for a Cause

Raising Cane’s is raising funds.  LMPD Detective Deidre Mengedoht was killed when her patrol car was struck by an impaired driver while conducting a traffic stop on I-64 in downtown Louisville. Detective Mengedoght had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for seven years and is survived by a young son.  Stop by the Hurstbourne location from 10-10 tomorrow and 20% of all sales will go to Detective Mengedoght’s family.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for GAMEDAY: South Carolina comes to Rupp Arena

  1. RealCatsFan
    9:08 am February 5, 2019 Permalink

    Oh wow, we need to get a picture of the dude with the prosthetic UK eye up on KSR pronto! What are the odds that Cal had to tell Ellen about that caller when he got home?

    Speaking of pictures, my favorite of Frank Martin is the one where he is surrounded by flames with fire shooting out of his eyes.

    And I love my Cats, but I think I heard the radio say the spread is 17+ favoring UK? If that’s the case, I’m taking the spread for this one.

  2. clarks
    9:57 am February 5, 2019 Permalink

    Its south Carolina and just because they have a few losses doesnt mean they couldn’t pull it off cause they will be ready. I hope for rupp to be comparable to the Kansas game because this team is trying and playing hard and they need our help to push them through.

    • trumpetguy
      4:01 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

      On a very somber note, another fatality in our state because of an impaired driver. This time a police officer. Few weeks ago, an entire family from Mich., on the way home from a Fla. vacation, killed by a driver going the wrong way on an interstate. Our vocabulary is inadequate to voice both our grief, and also our disdain for these type of events.