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Gameday vs. LSU, Presented by SEC Tournament Premium Ticket Packages

KSR is partnering with Bridgestone Arena to offer premium seating at the 2019 SEC Tournament in Nashville. Check one of the best BBN experiences off the bucket list with one of these amazing options:

Private Suite Rental

  • 18-20 tickets in suite for all 7 sessions. Two parking passes included per day (not per session)
  • Suite attendants, alcohol permitted

Private Table Top with access to All-Inclusive Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Smashville

  • Eight total tickets (4 seated at the table and 4 standing room) for all 7 sessions and one parking pass per day
  • Premium buffet and unlimited draft beer, house wine, and soft drinks included
  • Hang out with the KSR Crew

Lexus Lounge premium ticket package

  • Ticket book with full access to private Lexus Lounge with unlimited high-end buffet, draft beer, house wine, select spirits, and soft drinks for all 7 sessions

For more information on pricing and availability, call (615) 770-7888 or click the link below:

SEC Tournament Premium Seats 2019 Interest Form


Tonight Kentucky will begin its toughest test to date.  This week the Cats will take on the SEC’s top two teams, starting with LSU tonight at 7:00 pm on ESPN2.

The No. 19 Tigers enter Rupp Arena with only one loss in conference play, a one-point heartbreaker against Arkansas.  Undefeated through five SEC road games, with three of the wins coming in overtime, last week they took down Mississippi State on the road and defeated Auburn.

One of the most entertaining teams in the SEC, Tremont Waters is a frontrunner for SEC Player of the Year.  The shifty point guard averages 15.7 points, 6.1 assists (3rd in the SEC) and three steals per game (1st in SEC).  He gets plenty of help from a pair of former UK recruits, small forward Naz Reid (13.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg) and shooting guard Javonte Smart (10.2 ppg).

LSU is the complete package.  Once Waters breaks down his defender, defenses completely fall apart, giving the Tigers room to strike.  Ashton Hagans is an elite defender, but he will not win every battle against Waters.  If UK’s defense does not rotate quickly, the high-scoring Tigers will make them pay.  If LSU misses open looks, the nation’s sixth-best offensive rebounding team will find a way to get second chances.

To quote John Calipari, “It should be an absolute war. It’s gonna be a hard, hard game.”

Coach Cal on the Couch?

Hopefully John Calipari got a good night’s sleep after what went down on his call-in show.  During one segment, he brought up his wife’s Instagram account.  He freely gave her credit for posting high quality content, but insisted that he still takes out the trashcans.  “At least once a month I do,” he laughed.  I think he still owes her one for February.

How to Watch and Listen

Kentucky opens ESPN’s Super Tuesday slate at 7:00 pm with Karl Ravech, Dick Vitale and Laura Rutledge.  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-190 and Sirius-135
  • Online: iHeart Radio

Vegas

The opening line made no sense at all.  Kentucky -9? Come on.  I like the Cats as much as anybody, but that’s crazy talk.  LSU is legit.  Whatever, it’s your money.  Spend it as you please.  If you prefer over/unders, the total opened at 149.

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 Tigers at KSBar.  All of the action begins on 630 WLAP or online at 4:30 pm.

Students can Win SERIOUS Cash

The latest incentive for UK students is incredible.  Download the BBN Rewards app and check into tonights’s game.  It’s one simple way to give yourself a chance to win $10,000.  The more games you attend, the more chances you get.

UK Legends Signing

Prior to tonight’s game at Rupp Arena you can meet Tony Delk, Kenny Walker and Jack Givens.  The Big Three will be signing the “Wildcat Legends — Decades” print in the Lexington Center foodcourt from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Click here for more information.

Get Down with OTT!

Yeah, you know me.  There’s already a fresh new episode on the OTT’s iTunes feed ready for you to enjoy.  If you’d like to dabble in something else, Aaron Torres has you covered.  Tomorrow we’ll dabble back into Game of Thrones when Drew Franklin and another special guest join KTR.

A Stereotype-Shattering Athlete

Bulldogs are lazy, they said.  A bulldog doesn’t belong on an agility course, they told him.  They were wrong.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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