March in the Bluegrass is, well, madness. Here’s what Kentucky Basketball means this month from A-Z.
Accessories like headbands and kinesio tape:
Brad Calipari’s wardrobe, always a conversation starter:
Coach Cal in all forms, from angry to happy to concerned to swaggy:
Ellen Calipari’s Instagram (Cal_Mrs), a must-follow for every fan
Free Throws, which can be the difference between moving on and going home, as we learned vs. Kansas State last year. Not only has PJ Washington’s free-throw percentage improved since then, this team is hitting a Calipari Era-best 74.3 percent from the line, thanks in large part to Tyler Herro, who leads the nation with 93.9 percent from the line.
Guitars, as played by Ashton Hagans after threes:
High fives, as best exhibited by Carol Behr:
I‘m a bucket, Tyler Herro and the BBN’s new saying:
Jonny David’s All-Access Series, which more often than not includes Keldon Johnson stealing the mic:
Another win means another All-Access! I refused to give up the mic this time? pic.twitter.com/Jh7WhV6NSm
— Jonny David (@JonnyDavid) February 27, 2019
Keldon Johnson’s facial expressions:
Lucky shirt, lucky seat on the couch, lucky socks. Whatever you need to do to help the Cats win, do it. Don’t mess with the mojo!
Minneapolis, Kentucky’s ultimate destination
Number Nine, Kentucky’s ultimate goal
One-seed, the path that will help lead them there
Patting our heads after dunks:
Quickley’s aunt, the best cheerleader in the stands:
Rob Harris, the team’s strength coach and unofficial hype man who also does a mean Cha-Cha Slide:
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 20, 2019
Silencing the crowd with a STFU shot:
The Journey, KyWildcatsTV’s excellent behind-the-scenes web series
Unexpected heroes. There’s always one somewhere along the way. (Jemarl Baker and Immanuel Quickley, I’m looking at you.)
Virus, what you’ll tell your boss you have to get out of work to watch the games
Wrap it up, Immanuel Quickley’s victory celebration:
X-Factor, aka Nick Richards. Calipari says Kentucky can’t win a title without him.
Yum Center, where Kentucky will hopefully play their Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games
Zone defense if we run into Duke. In which case, Zion is fat.