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Today on KSR: Welcome to March

I can’t believe it’s already March either, Quade.

Congratulations, Big Blue Nation.  You made it to March.

The regular season has flown by.  It hasn’t always been pretty — just look at last night’s game — but Kentucky appears to have put the pieces together with four straight wins, just in time for March Madness.  The regular season concludes Saturday at Florida, but first, let’s look back at UK’s 96-78 victory over Ole Miss.

Too Many Technicals

The first five minutes felt like five hours.  The only thing that interrupted the whistles were reviews.  Marcanvis Hymon quickly earned an ejection, but it might not have been the dumbest of the four technicals.

Kentucky built up a ten-point second half lead and was prepared to run away with the game, until Wenyen Gabriel goofed up.  On the perimeter defending Breein Tyree, the Ole Miss guard took Gabriel to the hole and dunked on his face.  The crowd-silencer angered Wenyen, who responded by shoving Tyree to the floor.  It resulted in a technical foul and a seven-point possession.  Wenyen’s poor decision put Kentucky in the danger, but the Cats were able to claw their way out of a close game to put away the Rebels.

Plenty of Points

Kentucky’s 50 first half points and 96 total points were the most they’ve recorded in SEC play.  The Cats knocked down 50 percent of their shots, 44 percent of their three-point attempts and for the fourth consecutive game five players finished in double figures.

The best news — they did it by sharing the ball.  Kentucky had 19 assists, the most in an SEC game this season and just three shy of a season high.  UK’s assist-to-turnover ratio through the four-game win streak is now up to +17.

Cal’s Retirement Gift for Cutler

My favorite part of last night’s game actually happened after the game.  To celebrate Alan Cutler’s final game at Rupp Arena, John Calipari presented the LEX-18 sportscaster with a special gift: shoes.

“You can chase me at any point,” Calipari said. “There’s no way you can run me down.”

UK Grads Honored

Four former Kentucky Wildcats returned to school to finish their degrees this year.  Dale Brown, Erik Daniels, Marquis Estill and Allen Edwards (who appeared on the Big Board) were recognized for their dedication to academics at half-court during a TV timeout.

Conference Tournaments are in Full Swing

Today seven conference tournaments are underway: the Atlantic Sun, MAAC, Missouri Valley, OVC, Patriot League, West Coast and the Big Ten.  Here are just a few of the games you can find throughout the day:

Time Game Network
Noon Wisconsin vs. Maryland BTN
1:00 Longwood vs. Radford ESPN3
2:25 Iowa vs. Michigan BTN
3:00 Gardner-Webb vs. Winthrop ESPN3
5:00 St. Peter’s vs. Monmouth
6:30 Northwestern vs. Penn State BTN
7:00 #11 Wichita State at UCF ESPN
7:00 Tulsa at ECU ESPNU
8:00 #1 Virginia at Louisville ACCNE
8:00 WKU at #24 Middle Tenn. CBSSN
8:55 Rutgers vs. Indiana BTN
9:00 #10 Cincinnat at Tulane ESPN
9:00 S. Florida at Memphis ESPNews
9:00 Oregon at Wash. State ESPN2

Hang Out with the Depth Chart Podcast

Your favorite football podcast is hitting the road.  Freddie Maggard and the Depth Chart Podcast crew will be hanging out at Jack Kain Ford today at 1:00 to preview Kentucky’s spring football season.  Join us on Versailles Road near the Bluegrass Parkway and I promise you’ll have a spectacular experience.

Meanwhile in Louisville*

@TyYates17

*Technically Southern Indiana

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

14 Comments for Today on KSR: Welcome to March



  1. 4everUKblue
    9:13 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

    Take away hookers, sex scandals and pay for play and you get this. Makes total sense if you’re a UofLittleBrothel fan.



    • 4everUKblue
      9:14 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      ^^^A billboard!



    • BTownUKFan
      9:28 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      Cracks me up, they want these guys held accountable but not Pitino and Jurich.



  2. ClutchCargo
    9:17 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

    Wonder how much Pitino and Jurich had to pay for that billboard?



  3. BTownUKFan
    9:31 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

    In Wenyen’s defense the guy was yapping in his ear as Wenyen tried to chase the ball down to throw it inbounds. It wasn’t that hard of a push, the guy was already peddling backwards. Tyree will have something to tell his grand-children about. As long as he doesn’t have to tell them the final score. Over all, our offense is looking very good. I don’t see the forced shots like we were seeing a month ago.
    GO CATS !!



  4. Smyrna_Cat
    9:35 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

    It looked to me like Gabriel was just going to get the ball, the guy was yapping in his ear, and Wenyen pushed him out of the way. He went flying, hence the technical. I don’t think it was a good call.

    And I don’t think Nick “Mr Negative Hyperbole” was accurate on how he assessed the situation. I didn’t see any “goof”, didn’t seem Wenyen being “angered”, and don’t think it “put Kentucky in danger.”



    • 4everUKblue
      9:45 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed



    • meeksfor3
      10:37 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      I agree that Wenyen was running to get the ball, the guy was running backwards yapping at Wenyen and Wenyen bumped into him. Did he give him a little shove? Yes! Was it as bad as the guy let on as he flopped to the floor? No! Did it warrant Nick taking the side of the Ole Miss player and trashing Wenyen by saying it “angered” Wenyen and he “shoved Tyree to the floor”, ? No!!!

      I am not sure after all of the T’s that had been called and after just hitting Wenyen with one why the refs continued to let Tyree run around hollering at UK players for the next 15-20 seconds taunting them.



    • Realme
      11:52 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      Nick has just a little bit of Jerry Tipton in him. He can take a small detail or comment and make it sound like a story.



  5. Smyrna_Cat
    9:37 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

    And on the billboard, I am surprised it didn’t say “And Bring Back the Hookers and $100K Handshakes!”

    UL morals at its best.

  6. Quade is just affected by the same problem the twins had. Either that or he’s SHH at that billboard.