Kentucky’s excellent All-Star weekend concluded last night with former Wildcats taking center stage at the Staples Center.
A record-tying four players from the same school were selected to play in the All-Star Game. Even though injuries kept John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins off the court, Anthony Davis made sure Cousins could shine. This is what happened when Boogie found out Davis was going to wear his jersey.
Boogie is a national treasure pic.twitter.com/iiE4rADSwb
— #Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) February 19, 2018
The 2017 All-Star Game MVP did not go for 50. In just 17 minutes Davis had 12 points and 2 rebounds.
Appearing in his first All-Star Game, Karl-Anthony Towns knocked down his first three shots of the game. He finished his debut with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 19, 2018
Devin Booker did not hang around to watch Sunday night’s game. After taking the Three-Point Shootout Title, he flew back to Phoenix and posed for one of the coolest photos in the history of photography.
ASW #3… Told my Phoenix family I would be taking this home with me. Time to lock back in and finish the season up. ?? pic.twitter.com/888lJJCdc6
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) February 18, 2018
Kentucky was everywhere All-Star Weekend, even in commercials. There’s still a long way to go before Calipari sees half the roster filled with former players. This weekend proved it may not be impossible, and solidified UK’s spot as the NBA’s preeminent college basketball program.
Hear from Coach Cal
The Kentucky head basketball coach will not be at the podium to preview Arkansas, he’s passing off those duties to an assistant, but we’ll let you know what he says on this morning’s SEC teleconference and on tonight’s call-in show.
Calipari spent his Sunday evening celebrating. He was not celebrating the Alabama win, rather his daughter Erin’s birthday.
Lots of Spring Sports Winners
— The UK baseball team went 4-0 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kentucky’s first 4-0 start to the season since 2012. You can see them at The Cliff this Wednesday vs. Xavier.
— The UK Softball team also went 4-0 this weekend. Two of the wins were run-rule victories. Against North Dakota State, Autumn Humes threw a no-hitter in her first career start to lead UK to a 2-0 victory.
— Technically women’s basketball is a winter sport, but I’ll take this opportunity to tell you Matthew Mitchell’s team lost to No. 8 South Carolina 81-63, despite Maci Morris’ career-high 35 point performance.
— Swimming and Diving wrapped up their season at the SEC Tournament. The women finished fourth, the men placed ninth and the Cats took home three individual conference titles. Read more here.
College Basketball on TV
|6:00||Duke at Florida St. (WBB)||ESPN2|
|7:00||Miami at Notre Dame||ESPN|
|7:00||Maryland at Northwestern||FS1|
|7:00||Howard at NC Central||ESPNU|
|8:00||Texas at Baylor (WBB)||ESPN2|
|9:00||#23 Oklahoma at #13 Kansas||ESPN|
|9:00||Minnesota at Wisconsin||FS1|