It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Championship Week.
Conference tournaments are underway all across the country. Last night two tickets to the NCAA Tournament were punched. Bubble teams across the country breathed a sigh of relief when UNC-Greensboro failed to upset No. 20 Wofford in the SoCon Championship. Iona completely dismantled Monmouth 81-60 to win the MAAC.
Wofford and Iona join Murray State, Bradley, Liberty and Gardner-Webb as the first six automatic bids clinched. Tonight five more tickets to the NCAA Tournament will be punched.
- Horizon: Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State at 7:00 on ESPN
- Northeast: Farleigh Dickinson at St. Francis at 7:00 on ESPN2
- Colonial: Northeastern vs. Hofstra at 7:00 on CBSSN
- Summit: North Dakota State vs. Omaha at 9:00 on ESPN2
- West Coast Conference: Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga at 9:00 on ESPN
NKU remains alive after this late three from Drew McDonald lifted the Norse to a Horizon League semifinal win over Oakland.
Here is Drew McDonald's game-winning three to send NKU to the Horizon League championship game. pic.twitter.com/pdUmZXI8uz
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) March 12, 2019
Today also marks the start of the SWAC, Sun Belt and ACC Tournaments, with the latter tipping off at noon on ESPN. Let the college basketball chaos consume you to the tune of ESPN’s 1998 cartoon jingle with Dickie V.
The Latest on Reid Travis
John Calipari is still hesitant to say the senior forward will most certainly play in the SEC Tournament. Yesterday Travis worked out with Kenny Payne. Now Coach Cal is preparing to talk to Travis about his potential role in this weekend’s tournament.
“I’m going to probably sit down with he and P.J. at some point to see, what are you going to be able to do and how are we going about this? My guess would be if he plays, he would be a backup, like in other words, get in for four or five minutes, get it going a little bit, then go back in for another three or four minutes,” Calipari said on last night’s call-in show. “He’s got to get his feet underneath him.”
Jonny David Named to SEC Community Service Team
Yesterday the Cats took home a few awards. P.J. Washington was named Third Team All-American by Sporting News, Tyler Herro earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors (each picked up AP awards this morning) and John Calipari was named a semifinalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year. As usual, it left Jonny David overlooked. The senior shooting guard was named to the SEC’s Community Service Team for his work off the hardwood.
C.J. and Josh Head East
The Kentucky star football players are hitting 64-East to go to the Rowan County seat. Josh Allen and C.J. Conrad will signing autographs at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Morehead from 6:00-8:00. Come out to see the terrific tandem on the penultimate stop of their signing tour.
Tuesday’s Dog of the Day
This KSR Dog of the Day is taking UGA’s spot as the top dog in the SEC.
KSR is on the Road
Before the crew hits the road for the SEC Tournament, Matt Ryan and Drew are taking their talents outside of the iHeart Radio studio. This morning they’ll be giving away SEC Tournament tickets at Scheller Automotive, located at 1119 Commercial Drive in Lex. Come for the hi-jinx, stay for the chance to get into Bridgestone Arena.