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Monday’s Top 10: Oscars mixup, De’Aaron Fox, Vandy, Kentucky up to a 2-seed?

There’s a lot going on today. We’ve got a Calipari presser, seniors talking to the media, new polls coming out…heck, we’re only a week and a half from the SEC Tournament. But, we’ve gotta start with the moment everyone’s talking about this morning: the mixup at the Oscars. In case you fell asleep like me, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope when they went up to announce Best Picture and gave the award to “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight.” The moment the Oscars organizers realized the mixup now rivals Steve Harvey’ Miss Universe blunder as the most awkward moment on live television:

So, regardless of how crappy your Monday is, at least you’re not one of the people responsible for that mess. Man, what a Monday for them.

Here’s hoping for no mixups as we jump into the top ten for the final week of the regular season:

1. Will De’Aaron Fox be able to play Tuesday?

Calipari said that had Fox played Saturday vs. Florida, he would have been at about 70%, so will a few days of rest and recovery result in him being able to go tomorrow night vs. Vandy? Fox has been posting pictures of himself receiving therapy for his injured knee on Snapchat, so stay tuned. Regardless, I doubt he will start vs. the ‘Dores because…

2. Tomorrow is Senior Night

Which means Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis, and Mychal Mulder will likely start vs. Vanderbilt in their final game in Rupp Arena. With the seniors playing their biggest role of the Calipari Era, emotions will already be high tomorrow night in Rupp, but add in the fact that two of them are Kentucky kids who’ve given their all for their home state school and there won’t be a dry eye in the house during “My Old Kentucky Home.”

3. Dom, Derek, and Mychal will address the media this afternoon

You can watch a live stream of their comments on KSR around 2 p.m. this afternoon, or check the site shortly after for a recap. Same goes for…

4. Calipari, who will preview Vandy

Vandy’s riding a four-game winning streak, including an absolute blowout of Mississippi State at home on Saturday. The ‘Dores are now on the bubble, and with a win over Kentucky, would probably make the tournament. Thank goodness this game is in Rupp, but still, the Cats can’t afford to overlook Vandy tomorrow night.

5. One last look at the win over Florida

Because it was that good:

6. Can we talk about Sacha Killeya-Jones’ feet?

After Kentucky’s big win over Florida, UK sent out this picture of the victorious locker room, and while initially, I was distracted by giddy Jonny David, upon further inspection, Sacha Killeya-Jones’ massive feet are the real story:

sachafeet

I mean, dear Lord. Should Kentucky find itself up the creek without a paddles this postseason, at least they’ll have Sacha’s feet. They’re like Harry Potter’s feet when he took gillyweed. Can we get Karl Towns on a plane to Lexington to compare foot sizes? Maybe even Michael Phelps, because wow. We haven’t seen much of Sacha so far this season, but if those feet are any indication, he’ll be a legend. His toes may be longer than my fingers.

7. UK Hoops is a 4-seed in the SEC Tournament

The ladies lost to #7 South Carolina yesterday, but earned the 4-seed in the SEC Tournament, which starts Wednesday in Greenville, South Carolina. The ladies will begin their postseason journey Friday at approximately 2 p.m. ET in the quarterfinals. vs. the winner of fifth-seeded Tennessee vs. 12th-seeded Alabama or 13th-seeded Vanderbilt.

Here’s the bracket in full:

2017 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

Our own Haley Simpson will be on site in Greenville to cover it all for us, so stay tuned as the week goes on for previews.

Speaking of brackets…

8. Joe Lunardi moved Kentucky up to a 2-seed

After saying last week that the only way Kentucky could wind up as a two-seed was to beat Florida two more times (the second time being in the SEC Championship), Joe Lunardi went ahead and moved the Cats up to the two-line yesterday:

We’ll see if Joey Brackets changed his mind again when he releases his latest update this morning.

9. Shoutout to Dance Blue for another successful year

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‏@universityofky

Kudos to the students and organizers at UK for another successful Dance Blue charity event. 954 Cats danced 24 hours to raise $1.785 million for children and families fighting childhood cancer through the Golden Matrix Fund. Good on ya, guys and gals.

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We’ve got some ad openings coming up for the busiest time of the year for the website, so if you’d like to see your company featured on the site, email Maria at [email protected] for more information.

Radio in an hour. If you need something to occupy yourself until then, check out Matt’s appearance on “Pardon My Take,” who guest hosted KSR last summer.

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.

23 Comments for Monday’s Top 10: Oscars mixup, De’Aaron Fox, Vandy, Kentucky up to a 2-seed?



  1. ClutchCargo
    9:09 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Grayson Allen would be an unstoppable tripping force of nature if he had feet like SKJ.



  2. runningunnin.454
    9:17 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    So Bonnie & Clyde were ambushed, yet again.
    Ha Ha Ha Ha.



  3. SanDiegoCats
    9:25 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Derick Willis never laughs



  4. Sentient Third Eye
    9:30 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    The Oscars are a joke anyway. There was only one truly great film in 2016. That was “Silence”, and it will be remembered in “best of all time” lists. Nothing else from 2016 will be considered historically great.



    • fauxbobknight
      9:47 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Care to give us your “best of all time list” ?



    • runningunnin.454
      9:58 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Casablanca, Godfather I, Godfather II, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Pulp Fiction, In The Heat Of The Night.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:07 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Solid.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:09 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars Ep IV – A New Hope, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The African Queen, 2001, The Maltese Falcon, Raging Bull, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Silence, HIgh Noon, Rear Window,Taxi Driver, The Third Man, Vertigo, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, Stagecoach, The French Connection, American Graffiti,The Wild Bunch, A Patch of Blue, Unforgiven, Patton



    • runningunnin.454
      10:12 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Whew, those are all good.

    • Weekend at Bernie’s.
      Ha! JK.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:22 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      No arguments from me RG or STE. Jaws being my least favorite on the list I still give it an A-



    • RealCatsFan
      11:21 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      What about “The Green Mile”? I would have to put that one pretty high up there. “Cape Fear”? Just about anything with Hanks or DeNiro is high up on my list.



    • Eazy
      1:07 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Goodfellas is my personal favorite. I do think television is better than film today, though. So many great shoes. The Wire and Sopranos are the best in my opinion. Currently, Ray Donovan, House of Cards. Also, Friday Night Lights was an underrated really good show.



    • Eazy
      12:58 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I thought Moonlight was really good. Also, it has a 99 score on Metacritic so I’d say the critics agree. Manchester was a bit disappointing but still a good film. I’ll have to check out Silence.



  5. catsarerunnin
    9:31 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Hollywood meet Karma.



  6. BlueDeuce
    9:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Nobody is talking about the Oscars except the Oscars because either A) nobody watched it or B) they fell asleep (like you did) and didn’t see the blunder.

    I think the Oscars set that one up to get ratings and have people at least Google the show to see the error and then maybe, maybe Google more information about the Oscars and who won the different categories. The Hollywood elite are like Indiana basketball…irrelevant.

  7. Who cares? I can’t stand award shows.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Me neither, though for subjects that interest me, I do read the list of winners the next day. That way, I invest about five minutes of my time instead of three hours for the same result!



    • catsarerunnin
      10:59 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Well everybody should watch so we know how we should think,ect….