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Today on KSR: Jarred Vanderbilt Watch Continues

The Big Blue Nation was rocked Wednesday morning when news broke that Jarred Vanderbilt sustained an injury in practice.  The initial details were sparse, nothing more than a simple “day-to-day” prognostication, but throughout the day we learned more information, information that should make all Kentucky fans hopeful.

As fans feared it was another foot injury, Kyle Tucker reported Vanderbilt simply sprained his ankle.  Then our boss discovered the injury was much less severe than UK officials originally thought, and they hope for a return this season.  Later that night, Ben Roberts caught up with Vanderbilt’s father who reinforced the sentiment that his son’s injury is nothing serious.  “We’re just going day to day.”

Last night our friends at LEX-18 Sports, Keith Farmer and Jonathan Dunn, caught the team walking through the lobby after dinner.  As you’ll see, Vanderbilt doesn’t appear to have any type of brace on his left ankle, although there’s a slight limp at the beginning of the video.

This afternoon Kentucky will practice in St. Louis.  If Vanderbilt doesn’t play today, it’s unlikely he’ll play tomorrow in UK’s SEC Tournament opener.  We’ll receive an update from John Calipari following that practice tonight around 7:00 ET.

Kentucky Gets Winner of Georgia-Missouri

SEC Player of the Year Yante Maten scored 25 points to lead Georgia to a dominant 16-point victory over Vanderbilt on opening night of the SEC Tournament.  They’ll play Missouri today at approximately 3:30.  The winner will take on Kentucky 24 hours later.

To see a schedule of the 782 games being played today, click here.

Bubble Watch

Louisville — The Cards won their opening ACC game vs. Florida State to put them in a more comfortable position.  Considered one of Lunardi’s last four in, a revenge win over Virginia today at noon would lock up an NCAA Tournament berth.

Notre Dame — Somehow, some way, the Fighting Irish continue to win.  They trailed Virginia Tech by 21 in the second half and still won.  They’re creeping closer to a tournament berth, but I will not be sold unless they knock off Duke tonight at 7:00.

Oklahoma —  Once a National Top 16 seed, it looks like Trae Young won’t play in the NCAA Tournament after the Sooners lost to Oklahoma State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.  Lunardi still has them as one of the last four in, but wins from other bubble teams will surely keep them out.

Spring Break is Coming

Today is the last day of spring practice before the Cats get a week off for spring break.  Don’t worry, you’ll still see some football stories over the next week, but most of our attention must remain on the basketball team until Stoops’ Troops return to the field Tuesday March 20.

KSR is LIVE from St. Louis

This morning’s radio show is coming to you LIVE from the Downton Abbey house.  Sorry, it’s not open to the public, but I have a feeling you will still love to hear the dulcet tones coming from Matt Jones’ voice.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

8 Comments for Today on KSR: Jarred Vanderbilt Watch Continues

  1. RealCatsFan
    10:00 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

    Hey, I want to get to play basketball and eat at Ruth’s Chris!

    Hell, Wenyen looks like he is limping more than Jared is.

  2. Smyrna_Cat
    10:09 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

    Some KSR “writers” (cough, cough … NICK) were writing about how bad it was, how the season was over, and how we should just forfeit all remaining games because that was better than playing and potentially losing.

  3. TB112162
    10:15 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

    14-3 without him 7-7 with him

    • Mc12
      10:47 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

      The 14-3 includes cupcakes whereas the 7-7 is in conference (which is stronger this year) as well as at WVU. A more interesting stat could be his plus/minus when he’s on the court.

    • TB112162
      5:51 pm March 8, 2018 Permalink

      Mc12 obviously I know who we have played and who we haven’t and we are obviously a better team with him on the court but if he can’t we have played and won games without him including Georgia who we play the first game

    • ukcamel
      11:20 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

      Vanderbilt’s 7.7 BPM trails only SGA’s 7.9 on the 2017-18 Cats. Diallo is worst among the rotation players at 2.3.

      Vanderbilt would also be leading the NCAA in TRB% if he qualified.

  4. trumpetguy
    10:43 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

    I thought the Va. Tech team we played early in the season looked pretty good and make a splash in the ACC……..apparently not. Also, once again a team proves that with ONLY one guy, they can’t succeed and be successful long term. BIG numbers from a single player might win a few games but……..

  5. jaws2
    1:17 pm March 8, 2018 Permalink

    OK will make the tournament. TV loves the Trey Young story. I happen to believe if OK gets in, teams will have a real tough time containing Young. Unlike being in the conference and seeing him play over and over, some teams in the tourney will have find it difficult to keep him under control. I think he can carry OK a couple of games against the right seeds.