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Barleycorn’s Tuesday Top 10

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1. North Carolina is your champion. (UGH.)

UNC won last night’s championship despite shooting 35 percent from the field, 15 percent on three-point attempts, 58 percent from the foul line and getting out-rebounded by six in the game. Those are some embarrassing numbers for a champion and it is fitting for this year’s tournament.

2. Watch “One Shining Moment” if you can stomach it.

Warning: Replay of Luke Maye’s game-winner included

I prefer my version:

3. The NCAA has a real officiating problem on its hands.

Speaking of hands, this was a pretty impactful no-call here:

Officials ruined that game.

4. De’Aaron Fox is gone.

In the least surprising news from Monday, De’Aaron Fox announced he will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft. He released this statement through UK:

“First of all, I’m grateful for the unbelievable season we had,” Fox said. “Although the ending didn’t turn out how we wanted it to, this team came together as a family and we achieved things that a lot of people didn’t think we could because we were so young. I want to thank my teammates for being on this ride with me as well as the seniors and specifically Zay (Isaiah Briscoe) for guiding me this season. It wouldn’t have been such a smooth transition from high school to college without their leadership.

I want to thank God for blessing me with this talent to play at this level. I also want to thank my parents and my brother for always being there for me. I want to thank Cal, KP (Kenny Payne) and the entire coaching staff for recruiting me and for having the confidence in me to lead this team. Throughout the season they helped me grow as a player and as a person.

With that being said, I’ve decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and I will be signing with an agent. I think I’ve had a pretty good freshman season through the guidance of our coaching staff and I think it’s time for me to live out my dream.

Last but not least, I want to thank the Big Blue Nation. There is no other fan base like you in the country. I’ll miss playing in front of you, but I know you’ll continue to support me at the next level.”

The freshman point guard is a sure-fire top 10 pick, projected as high as fourth in the mock drafts.

5. Fox will be a guest on today’s KSR.

Be sure to tune in to today’s show to hear Fox in his first interview since announcing his departure. He’ll join Matt and Ryan in the second hour to reflect back on his one season at UK and look ahead to what’s next in the league.

6. Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins were guest on yesterday’s show.

In case you missed it, you can listen to the hour-long interview here:

7. Rob Bromley will retire later this year.

After 40 years as a sports broadcaster in Lexington, Rob Bromley will hang up his tie and retire this fall. Bromley announced on last night’s WKYT newscast that his last day on the air will be September 29.

There is some good vintage Rob Bromley in this video from WKYT:


8. It is Day 3 at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland.

That is yet another day Quade Green can recruit Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox, two of his teammates on Team USA, along with Jarred Vanderbilt. Shai Alexander and Nick Richards are on the World Team.

9. CONFESSION: I saw Beauty and the Beast last night.

CONFESSION NO. 2: I enjoyed it. Judge me if you want. Don’t care.

10. Basketball ending means it is time for the Masters!

I’m going to do lots of Masters coverage here on the site the next couple of days. I hope you golf fans out there enjoy it. Everyone else, learn to love the Masters. Can’t. Wait.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

10 Comments for Barleycorn’s Tuesday Top 10

  1. RealCatsFan
    9:10 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    I did not waste any sleep by watching the second half of that farce because I assumed it was predetermined anyway. Two things I want to know about the picture of Meathead Meeks with his hand out of bounds:

    1. Was that Higgins standing in front of him?

    2. At what point in the game did that happen, what was the score, and what happened next?

    Thank you.

  2. RealCatsFan
    9:10 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Drew, we may have to suspend your man-card for a week for going to see BATB and admitting that you liked it! 😀

    • RealCatsFan
      9:12 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

      … and I’ll confess – I enjoyed taking my daughters to “The Nutcracker” when they were little, but I’m an old married fart, not a young stud like Drew. 😉

  3. Marcus Areolas
    9:22 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    I hope John Higgins and the Fake Class Professors sent the UNC AD their ring sizes.

  4. somerset bill
    9:57 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    went to beauty and the beast. double checked his ticket stub 10 minutes in and realized it wasn’t booty and the beast, after all.

  5. Laker Cat 18
    10:00 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    We took the little one to Beauty and the Beast last weekend. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I would rate it #1 of all the Disney cartoon-to-movie remakes I’ve seen.

    On another note, I didn’t watch that garbage last night.

  6. raymond57
    11:44 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    When you get your top officials sitting out Joe Derosa and the Kersey guy it trickles down to having games like this. the buddy system is alive and well in college. No one said a word about Joe not calling the tournament but he sat out as did Tommy Eades another good one that would not let a game get out of hand.

  7. Burgin
    11:51 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Keeneland coverage is welcomed as well

  8. Lip Man 1
    2:03 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    With UNC winning, it marked the 7th time since 1981 and the 3rd time since 2011 that UK was eliminated in the tournament by the team that eventually won the whole thing.

    2 times in the regional semifinals (Duke-1992, Maryland-2002), 1 time in the regional finals (UNC-2017), 2 times in the national semifinals (Georgetown-1984, Connecticut-2011), 2 times in the national championship game (Arizona-1997, Connecticut-2014)

    A break here, a bounce there in some of these games has UK has a few more titles.

  9. ziplock
    2:07 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    I think Vegas is paying the officials to influence the games .Gambling has ruined college basketball.