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April 6, 2020

Monday Morning Headlines: Hagans Out, Other Headlines In

Drew Franklin 9:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Welcome to another weird Monday morning. Today we again begin the week with the headlines from another sports-less weekend, although this time there was at least a little bit of news regarding your favorite basketball team. We drop that, and more, to get you going this a.m.     Ashton Hagans is gone. Ashton Hagans…

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April 5, 2020

Ashton Hagans’ defining moments, and how the BBN should remember him

Maggie Davis 11:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Whenever a Kentucky basketball player declares for the NBA Draft, there’s one question that lingers. How will the BBN remember that player? Sometimes the answer is obvious; most of the time, it can get complicated. For Ashton Hagans, who just announced he will be declaring for the NBA Draft and forgoing his remaining collegiate eligibility,…

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The Rule of 71… Revisted

Sam Gormley 9:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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If you are a religious listener to the radio show, you know that one of Matt Jones’ favorite stats is the “Rule of 71.” In his eyes, the team that hits that mark first wins almost every single game. In 2017, I took my first dive into the “rule” to see how accurate it was.…

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KSR’s Game of the Day: Aaron Harrison’s game-winner against Wisconsin (2014)

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Six years ago to the day, Aaron Harrison made it at “the point where he always hits it.” On April 5, 2014, the eight-seed Kentucky Wildcats took on the two-seed Wisconsin Badgers with a spot in the national title on the line. After taking down nine-seed Kansas State in the opening round, the Wildcats were…

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LOOK: John Calipari Walks Us Through the 2012 NCAA Championship Game

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Before Kentucky head coach John Calipari applied his daily fresh coat of Just For Men, he took to Twitter where he was live-tweeting his reactions to the 2012 NCAA Championship game that was being replayed on CBS. As you might have expected, he entertained in Classic Calipari form. Follow along on this epic journey of…

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What former Kentucky player would win a competition of H-O-R-S-E?

Kindsey Bernhard 4:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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On Saturday it was reported that ESPN and the NBA are working on a televised H-O-R-S-E competition that would include high-profile NBA players. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, “Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation — presumably using home gyms — that would…

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BREAKING: Ashton Hagans declares for the NBA Draft

Jack Pilgrim 3:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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After two years in Lexington, UK point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA Draft. This afternoon, the sophomore point guard out of Cartersville, GA officially announced he would be forgoing his final two years of eligibility and leaving for the NBA. “When I chose to come back for my sophomore year, I had some…

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AP Names Anthony Davis One of Greatest One-and-Dones of All Time

Zack Geoghegan 3:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Kentucky has seen more one-and-done players come through Lexington than any other program during John Calipari’s tenure as the Wildcats head coach, but none of them have been more special than Anthony Davis. Since the Final Four was *supposed* to take place this weekend, the fine people over at the Associated Press decided to help…

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John Calipari Will be Live-Tweeting Replay of 2012 NCAA Championship Game

Zack Geoghegan 1:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Well, this should be fun… Later on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., CBS is going to broadcast a replay of the 2012 NCAA National Championship game and John Calipari is going to be live-tweeting his thoughts. Heard our 2012 national championship game is on at 4 p.m. today on @CBSSports. Thinking about watching it and…

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BBN Jam Round One: (2010) Wall & Cousins vs. (2006) Smith & Parker

Nick Roush 11:30am April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Can Ryan Lemond’s favorite Kentucky basketball player contain Kentucky’s Great Wall? If not for an unexpected loss to USC in the 2001 Sweet 16, the Tayshaun Prince-Keith Bogans combo could have potentially carried the Cats to a championship (in that tournament and this BBN Jam tournament). That loss forced a team reorganization, producing a combination…

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April 6, 2020

Best of UK in the NCAA: National Championship Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Tonight should have been the 2020 National Championship game, so let’s put an end to March Sadness by reliving Kentucky’s NCAA title game appearances from the past 30 years. 1996: No. 1 Kentucky 76, No. 4 Syracuse 67 Monday, April 1, 1996 Tony Delk tied a championship game record with seven 3-pointers and Kentucky held…

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Kentucky is a No. 1 seed in Lunardi’s first Bracketology (Also maybe find a hobby, Joe)

Drew Franklin 2:45pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Joe Lunardi needs to calm TF down. Today is April 6th in the year 2020, the day the NCAA tourney should be crowning its champion, and Lunardi’s putting out a Bracketology for next year’s tournament and we don’t even know if there will be a next year. It’s a pandemic, Joe. We’re all just trying to…

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Purdue center Matt Haarms is in the transfer portal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:06pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky needs a big man for next season. Enter Purdue’s Matt Haarms, a 7’3″ center from Amsterdam that just entered the transfer portal. Last season, Haarms averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 52.4% from the field, 31.3% from three, and 63.4% from the free throw line. In three seasons…

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REPORT: NCAA instant-eligibility transfer rule not expected until 2021-22 season

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff may have to get a little creative to close out the 2020-21 basketball roster. Despite Calipari saying on numerous occasions that the NCAA was expected to pass a rule that would grant immediate eligibility for transfers on a one-time basis starting this season, it now appears that will…

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Louisville’s Jordan Nwora declares for the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky’s biggest rival is losing its best player to the NBA Draft. As expected, Jordan Nwora has officially declared for the draft, ending his time as a Louisville Cardinal. Last season, he averaged 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. L1C4? pic.twitter.com/jFgWvmXJ17 — Jordan Nwora (@JordanNwora) April 6, 2020 In case you missed it, Louisville…

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Scottie Lewis returns to Florida for sophomore season

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Former five-star prospect Scottie Lewis will be returning to Florida for a sophomore season. This morning, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Hazlet, NJ announced he would be putting his NBA dreams on hold for another year and returning to Gainesville. “Gator Nation, as you all know we have some unfinished business! Our season was cut…

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BBN Jam Round One: (2017) Fox & Monk vs. (2002) Prince & Hawkins

Nick Roush 11:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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There are matchups in KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament that will force you to make a difficult choice between some of your favorite players. This first round four/five matchup will certainly strike a cord. For a certain era of Kentucky fan, Tayshaun Prince is the GOAT. Smooth as silk inside and out, he did it all.…

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WATCH: Tyrese Maxey talks to ESPN about declaring for the draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Shortly after announcing he has declared for the NBA Draft and is keeping his name in, Tyrese Maxey hopped on a video call with The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears to talk about it. “April 6 was written down on my calendar, on my wall, and I saw it every single morning when I woke up…

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Tyrese Maxey officially declares for the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:11am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Tyrese Maxey just confirmed that he has officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and will forego his remaining eligibility at Kentucky. “My thoughts were that we would be playing for a national championship (today),” Maxey told ESPN. “Although we’re unable to do that due to what…

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LINK OF THE DAY: USA Today tracks Kentucky’s top prospects’ draft stock

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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According to John Calipari, five Kentucky players have declared for the NBA Draft. We know one of them is Ashton Hagans, who announced yesterday he will keep his name in the draft, forgoing his final two years of eligibility. The other four are almost certainly Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, and EJ Montgomery. USA…

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