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Morning News: More from last night’s win and what’s ahead

Did you say you want to see more of Buzz Williams and his vest? Oh, I thought you did. Well, here is more Buzz Williams and his vest to start your day in case you didn’t get enough Buzz Williams and his vest last night.

While we were watching Buzz Williams and his vest for what felt like hours on end, the right half of the television screen showed Kentucky winning its seventh straight.

The Cats won a trap game — Calipari’s words, not mine — at Texas A&M, 69-60.



Immanuel Quickley is the story and a bucket.

How did Immanuel Quickley perform at Texas A&M after setting a new career high with 26 points against Florida? He set a new career high, 30 this time, against the Aggies in last night’s win. He scored those 30 on only 19 shot attempts with eight made 3-pointers.

During UK’s current seven-game win streak, Quickley averages 15.3 points IN THE SECOND HALF ALONE. Last night marked his eighth 20-point game this season, all in the last 16 games, and it brought his average up to 19.9 points per game in true road games.

He’s been unbelievable and the SEC Player of the Year award is now his to lose.

Ashton Hagans still struggling at the rim; he did, however, punch on this dude’s face.

When the layup isn’t following, cram on someone:

More of those and fewer missed bunnies and turnovers, please.

Watch more highlights from the game:

You can see ESPN’s postgame interview with Coach Cal and Immanuel Quickley here.

One more win to win the league.

Believe it or not, there are only three games left on the regular season schedule and the next one could decide the SEC champ. If Kentucky beats Auburn in Lexington this weekend, the Cats will win the program’s 50th regular season championship and will clinch the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament.

 Kentucky 13-2 23-5
 Auburn 11-4 24-4
 LSU 10-4 19-8
 Florida 9-5 17-10
 Mississippi State 9-6 18-10
 South Carolina 8-6 16-11
 Texas A&M 8-7 14-13
 Tennessee 7-7 15-12
 Alabama 7-8 15-13
 Arkansas 5-9 17-10
 Missouri 5-9 13-14
 Georgia 4-10 14-13
 Ole Miss 4-11 13-15
 Vanderbilt 1-13 9-18


Tonight’s SEC schedule:

Georgia @ South Carolina (-5.5), 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network
Tennessee @ Arkansas (-4.5), 8:30 p.m. on SEC Network
LSU @ Florida (-5), 9:00 p.m. on ESPN 2
Missouri (-2.5) @ Vanderbilt, 9:00 p.m. on ESPNU

Duke lost.

The Blue Devils led Wake Forest by nine with 75 seconds remaining last night in a game the Blue Devils were favored in by 11.5 points. Those Blue Devils would go on to lose by 12 in double overtime.

The upset should be beneficial to Kentucky’s tournament seeding, but we all know Duke will somehow end up the No. 1 overall seed and an automatic bye to the second weekend.

That was a joke, but this is not a joke: DUKE DID NOT DROP A SINGLE SPOT IN THE NET RANKINGS AFTER THE LOSS. Duke was sixth before losing to 14-loss Wake Forest. Duke is now sixth after losing to 14-loss Wake Forest. I swear.

The NFL Combine continues.

KSR’s own Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are still in Indianapolis for another day of NFL Combine fun. If you missed their coverage from Tuesday’s events, I highly encourage you to check out their work:

New “11 Personnel” Podcast from the Combine
Lynn Bowden’s Pitch to NFL Teams: Position-less Football
WATCH: A Conversation with Lynn Bowden at the 2020 NFL Combine
Sizes and Shapes of NFL Combine Quarterbacks

Unfortunately, they also reported the news that Lynn Bowden will not participate in tomorrow’s on-field workout due to a hamstring injury. Today, they will chat with Logan Stenberg about his future in the league.

UK Baseball keeps winning, back home tonight.

After three consecutive losses at TCU to open the season, the Kentucky baseball team has now won five straight with last night’s victory over Tennessee Tech. The Cats run-ruled the Golden Eagles, 13-3, in seven innings. UK scored six runs in the seventh to make it a 10-run lead and automatic victory.

They’re back in action today at Kentucky Proud Park at 1 p.m. with EKU making the drive in from Richmond for nine innings.

KSR radio coming up in an hour.

Be sure to tune in to hear what the guys have to say about last night’s victory.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for Morning News: More from last night’s win and what’s ahead

  1. UKLugo
    9:05 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

    Dukes NET is unbelievable. I guess until you see that Arizona is ranked 7 and Michigan St is 12. You know that the NCAA will conveniently lean on the NET when seeding Duke and sending them to Greensboro and NYC.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:44 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      Doesn’t really matter what seed Dook gets, they’ll play 50 miles from their campus…just like every year. Most pampered team in the nation.

  2. snoopjdawg
    9:08 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

    Duke loses to wake and stays at 6. The net rankings are similar to watching the WWE. Scripted and rigged. So if we lose again to anyone left on our schedule, we won’t drop one single spot?

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:16 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      Bingo! All sports are scripted and rigged….see the Super Bowl every year for the most obvious.

  3. 4everUKBlue
    9:13 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

    Mike Decourcy said on the Leach Report that the NCAA made a mistake with dook’s seeding last year, that there would’ve been a lot better viewer rating and much better revenue had dook made it the final 4. So that’s the agenda, apparently only dook can affect the ratings and revenue.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:48 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      That might be a true statement, 4ever. The entire nation would probably tune in cheering against Dook. Basketball fans all across the country can see the ncaa’s favoritism for Dook, most hated collegiate team coast to coast.

    • Bluehender
      9:50 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      2 true statements ^^^

    • 4everUKBlue
      10:01 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      I agree RG, it’s not arguable either, unless you’re mashbumfan…..

  4. riversideman
    9:18 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t think it will only be their 49th regular season championship, pretty sure they have won 51-52 already

  5. Bluehender
    9:22 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

    We’re a lucky bank shot at the buzzer from being 14-1 in the conference…

    • RealCatsFan
      9:43 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      Also a missed 3 pointer from probably not having the Evansville loss hanging over them. Do you think the NET would use that game to penalize a team so severely if it was dook instead of UK?

    • Bluehender
      9:48 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      No. I do not..

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:05 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

      They’d tier them way higher and make the excuse that they lost their 2 most important pieces so they’re actually a way better team than their record.

  6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    9:31 am February 26, 2020 Permalink

    Teams figure “I’ll just collapse on Richards,” Quickley simply responds”thank you”.