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Today on KSR: A Brief Break from Madness


Exhale and accept the harsh reality that for the first time in four days, there is no NCAA Tournament basketball.  The Monday after the opening weekend always provides a terrible hangover, but it hits even harder after this year’s chaos.

Two one-seeds have already been eliminated, one by a 16-seed.  Kentucky’s South Region will not have any of the top four seeds in Atlanta, an NCAA Tournament first.  Michigan is the highest-ranked team on the left side of the bracket as a three-seed.  Six of the Sweet 16 teams are a seven-seed or higher.

After the dust cleared, here’s what the bracket looks like:

Kentucky’s Sweet 16 Game is Set

Kansas State ended UMBC’s unbelievable NCAA Tournament run to make a date with Kentucky this Thursday night at 9:47 on CBS in Atlanta.  Kentucky has never lost to Kansas State (9-0) and John Calipari has never lost in the Sweet 16 at Kentucky (6-0).  The last time the two teams met, Kentucky picked up a first round victory en route to a National Title run in 2014.

How UK Made It

Relive a pair of wins from the weekend in Boise with KY Wildcats TV.

Auburn Laid an Egg

The SEC had an opportunity to tie the ACC with three teams in the Sweet 16, until Bruce Pearl’s Auburn Tigers shot just 26 percent from the field to hand Clemson an easy 84-53 victory.  Tony Barbee was not afraid to throw a little shade on Twitter.

Texas A&M is the only other SEC team still alive after Florida’s last-second Saturday night loss to Texas Tech.  The Aggies beat North Carolina to a pulp in Charlotte.

Mick Cronin is Mad

The Cincinnati Bearcats blew a 22-point lead to lose to Nevada in Nashville.  The South’s two-seed became a punching bag for a variety of reasons, mostly because of Mick Cronin.  A Rick Pitino discipline, his involuntary response to be a jerk in postgame interviews should surprise no one.

Cov Cath Wins the Sweet 16

C.J. Fredrick scored 32 points to lead the Colonels to a 73-55 victory over Scott County to win the 101st Sweet 16.  It’s the second time in five years Cov Cath has defeated the Cardinals in the State Championship game.  They are now only the second private school with multiple Sweet 16 titles.  Check out highlights here.

Dee Who?

Horse of the Year, IMO.

Get Lunch with the KSR Baseball Podcast

The KSR Baseball Podcast with Coach Keith Madison and Trey Huntsman is recording live on the road today at noon.  Head out to Performance Physical Therapy in Brannon Crossing for some free lunch and a little UK Baseball talk wit the best in the biz.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

20 Comments for Today on KSR: A Brief Break from Madness

  1. Mathlete
    9:17 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Louisville HAS to hire Mick Cronin, right? He’s so perfect for what they look for in a coach. Great defense, physical play, 4 year players, and a total jerk.

    • Smyrna_Cat
      9:50 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      If he doesn’t already have at least two big sex scandals he isn’t eligible.

  2. Kat4Life
    9:27 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Cronin is a well-established asshole.

  3. Le Docteur
    9:42 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    I think you mean “a Rick Pitino DISCIPLE” not “discipline”

  4. MatCauthon
    9:46 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    That was a stupid question though.

    • wesmorgan1
      10:49 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      It was a RIDICULOUSLY stupid question – I won’t fault Cronin on that one.

  5. Smyrna_Cat
    9:49 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Isn’t Cronin always mad about something?

  6. CatsfaninFL
    9:56 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Actually ACC got in 4… but then again I know facts are optional so nevermind ?

    • brian
      10:06 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      Nick even put the bracket results in his post and still couldn’t get it right!

    • Seven Ate Nine
      10:50 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      But Clemson is an ACC team… so if Auburn had won, the SEC would have had one more (2 teams +1 team = 3 teams) and the ACC would have had one less (4 teams – 1 team = 3 teams ). So then they both would have had three.

      Be careful not to trip on your own feet today fellas.

    • FlySoup
      10:54 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      If auburn had won we would have both had 3. Auburn lost to Clemson.

  7. jahanc2uky
    9:59 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Auburn would have beaten the 4th team…

  8. MrNoItAll
    10:03 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Off topic, I live in Chapel Hill. If you think Duke fans are the worst, you’re wrong. Life is sweet.

  9. CatsfaninFL
    10:05 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Ah nevermind… Auburn wins, ACC gets one less

  10. KYJelly
    10:39 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    A Texas A&M team that plays to their potential is SCARY. Watch out for them if they keep playing that way.

  11. KYJelly
    10:42 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Mick Cronin playing one of his best scorers with 4 fouls still with like 10 minute to go was a dumb move that even the announcers acknowledged. He yelled at the kid when he committed his 5th. He has no one to blame but himself

  12. RealCatsFan
    10:43 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Cronin reminds me of Kenny “Pig Vomit” Rushton from Howard Stern’s “Private Parts”.

  13. Proctor331
    11:18 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Reporter should have asked Cronin how long it took for Kentucky to get to 1 loss in the tournament

  14. As I just posted on another thread:

    I don’t know why Barbee would “throw shade” at Auburn like he apparently did with that tweet. He did zilch when he was there. He might have some ability, but he was a failure at Auburn as a HC. Sorry not sorry.

  15. UKLugo
    1:27 pm March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Cronin is a fine coach. He’s done a good job at Cincy. And that was an incredibly dumb question by a reporter trying to push his buttons. You keep poking the bear, you’re gonna get your head swiped at.