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.
— Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) February 26, 2020
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:
ASHTON HAGANS OH MY ???
— Big Blue Nation (@BigBlue9ation) February 26, 2020
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.
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
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.