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Today on KSR: UK Travels to West Virginia and Boogie’s Bad Break

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Cousins’ Injury isn’t Fair

The best season of DeMarcus Cousins’ career abruptly ended last night with less than ten seconds remaining in the game.

The injury to his left Achilles tendon comes just four days after Boogie made history by becoming just the fifth player to ever post 40/20/10.  After almost one complete year with Anthony Davis, New Orleans was finally clicking, ranked sixth in the West and poised to send the All-Star starter to the playoffs for the first time.

Cousins’ future is unclear.  It appeared that he would finish his best season of his career in the playoffs.  Now he’ll enter the free agent market in rehab.

He has a long time to decide his next move.  Until then, he has support from his peers and the entire Big Blue Nation.

Kentucky Opens as 8-Point Underdogs

The Cats will be underdogs when West Virginia pulls out all of the stops for the primetime College Gameday match-up.

  • 11:00 — College Gameday airs on ESPN live from Morgantown
  • 4:30 — The KSR Pregame Show begins on 630 WLAP
  • 7:15 — Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor call the Cats and the Gators on ESPN

If you can’t hear Tom Leach and Mike Pratt on the UK Sports Network, you can listen on Sirius-81 and XM-81.

History with West Virginia

Kentucky leads the border state series 15-5.  Huggins’ record vs. UK is only 1-4, with the one win coming in that God forsaken 2010 Elite Eight.  Calipari exacted revenge by eliminating West Virginia from the NCAA Tournament in 2011 (71-63 in the second round) and in 2015 (78-39 in the Sweet 16).

The last time a Kentucky team traveled to West Virginia, Adolph Rupp was the head coach.  Tom Parker led the Cats in scoring with 24 points, Kent Hollenbeck had 23, Tom Payne and Mike Casey each chipped in 19 to take down the Mountaineers 106-100 on December 7, 1970.

This West Virginia team has lost three of their last four, a skid that started when Kansas handed them their first home loss of the season.  The Mountaineers have lost at home only five times in the last three seasons.

Cal Kicked it with Huggy

Prior to tonight’s tenuous tip-off, John Calipari and Bob Huggins spent the night raising money at a charity fish fry.  More than 2,000 people were in attendance.  Cal joked on Twitter, “He told me I was helping. He never asks LOL.”

@UKCoachCalipari

The Big 12/SEC Challenge Schedule

Time Game Network
Noon Baylor at Florida ESPN
Noon Texas Tech at South Carolina ESPN2
2:00 Ole Miss at Texas ESPN2
2:00 Georgia at Kansas State ESPNU
2:15 Oklahoma at Alabama ESPN
4:00 TCU at Vanderbilt ESPN2
4:30 Texas A&M at Kansas ESPN
6:00 Oklahoma State at Arkansas ESPN2
7:00 Kentucky at West Virginia ESPN

The New UK Baseball Unis are Unbelievably Awesome

How do I get one?

Congrats to John Reecer

Last night the KSR contributing writer won first place for best sports column in a college publication from the Kentucky Press Association.  KSR has accomplished many things, but I believe Reecer is the first active publisher on this site to ever win an award for journalism.  Congrats!

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

9 Comments for Today on KSR: UK Travels to West Virginia and Boogie’s Bad Break



  1. ksr_commenter
    10:14 am January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Put the mortgage on the Mountaineers today.



  2. KayutsBy90
    10:37 am January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor call the Cats and the Gators on ESPN?



  3. Alex90
    10:39 am January 27, 2018 Permalink

    When will the basketball team get new uniforms?? So tired f the track jersey checkerboard look



  4. runningunnin.454
    10:42 am January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Boy, had not thought of Kent Hollenbeck in years. It was a common thing to see him on campus with his crutches….bad injury; he was a very very fast guard.



  5. ClutchCargo
    10:48 am January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Please don’t ever include the words “DeMarcus Cousins’ career abruptly ended” in the first sentence of a post again! That was literally all I saw as I scanned through it. 🙂



  6. Catsby80
    11:38 am January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Those baseball uniforms, though… Very, very cool look.



  7. clintbart
    12:08 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Where is pregame in Morgantown?