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KSR is back on track with UCLA talk (Tuesday Show Thread)

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After taking a day to discuss the absurdity of our Lynn Marshall/NCAA controversy, KSR is back on track to preview the upcoming basketball in Memphis. Matt and Ryan are in studio to talk UCLA and Sweet 16 basketball.

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81 Comments for KSR is back on track with UCLA talk (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. RealCatsFan
    10:16 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Hellloooooooo……. echo, echo, echo….

    Anybody home?



  2. Willis Wolf Tattoo
    10:17 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Baylor beat us twice in consecutive seasons under Cal, one @ Rupp.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:19 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Yep, I was at the Baylor loss at Rupp, and also the UCLA loss in December. Maybe I’m bad luck! :O



    • runningunnin.454
      10:21 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      But we spanked Baylor in the regional final in ’12. Up 20 at the half and coasted the 2nd half.
      RCF, you’re not going to Memphis, are you…..ha ha ha.



    • J-Dub421
      10:24 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      I went to our opening round games in 2012 (Title), 2015 (Final Four), and this year. So, I think we’re good this season. 😉



    • RealCatsFan
      11:08 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      We’re safe – no plans to go to Memphs. Wife spent all our money on home remodeling! 🙂

    • I wish I could go, but for that to be possible I have to inherit some money or win the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. 🙁



  3. RealCatsFan
    10:18 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    I was kind of hoping that LSU would hire Crean to continue the comic relief. Also, he might have been a good upgrade over JJones. Anyone know anything about the guy they hired? Seems like a “meh” hire to me, although I thought the same thing about Mike White, and I was way wrong about that.



    • J-Dub421
      10:21 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      He got VCU into the tournament both years he was there, but that shouldn’t have been too hard after Shaka Smart. That’s all I know about him.



    • secrick
      10:22 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Never heard of the guy so can’t say.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:27 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Will Wade was Southern Conference Coach of the Year when he was at Chattanooga.

    • Shaka’s not exactly setting the world on fire at Texas from what I remember, so who knows if LSU made a good hire. The landscape is littered with coaches who won at mid-majors but didn’t at a Power 5 school.



  4. secrick
    10:21 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Anybody else a little nervous that Cal said Gabriel was the x-factor. He is playing with zero confidence.



    • Realme
      10:26 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Hopefully Cal was just saying that to motivate Wenyen to play better. I’d think Malik getting his shots to fall is the offensive x-factor, and Dominique is the defensive one.



    • J-Dub421
      10:27 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Gabriel was decent on defense Sunday, but he needs to shoot less, especially threes. If he’ll just rebound and play defense, that would be great.



    • J-Dub421
      10:28 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Hawkins has been bringing some offense lately too.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:34 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      I think by Cal saying that publicly, calling Wenyen out is telling. I think he is trying to GIVE him some confidence. Let’s go Wenyen!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:06 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      I remember early in the season, Wenyen was playing so well that some were speculating that he might be gone after one season. He seems to have regressed. Hope he gets it going!



  5. Laker Cat 18
    10:22 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Donald Trump is in Louisville and KSR didn’t go. That disappoints me.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:27 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      They could have stirred up so much sh!t – maybe waved a poster of Katina Powell to get all the Louisville fans stirred up.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:32 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      We could have had two massive national stories in a 24 hour span.



  6. RealCatsFan
    10:24 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    INXS songs – Devil Inside, New Sensation, Never Tear Us Apart…

    Didn’t the lead singer commit suicide about ten years ago?



    • J-Dub421
      10:25 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Was is suicide or an accidental death? I can’t remember.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:35 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      suicide



  7. RealCatsFan
    10:26 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Michael Hutchence….

    Another song by them – “What you Need”…



  8. DrSayre
    10:30 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Will this documentary show the infamous door when we hired Cal? It would also be cool to see that sports anchor that was constantly on that feed as well.



    • DrSayre
      10:32 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      FWIW, Ill watch Hey Kentucky! instead of Jeopardy! if Les and the Door is on this documentary



  9. Laker Cat 18
    10:31 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    The top 4 open jobs right now are probably Oklahoma State, California, VCU, & maybe UMass. I could see Crean settling at 2 or 3 of these schools. I could see Cal helping him out at UMass.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:36 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      VCU won 26 games this year; of course, the A-10 is not the SEC….of course, neither is the ACC.
      Hee Haw.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:45 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Brad Underwood left Okla State after only one year; should have kept Travis Ford.
      Can they sing “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone”?

    • Underwood left? Where did he go? Fatter paycheck or he just wasn’t happy?



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:10 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Underwood went to Illinois. I have a hard time believing Illinois offered more than Oklahoma State. Odd move in my opinion, unless he’s looking for a somewhat easier conference.



    • Kernel Sanders
      11:21 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Illinois tripled Underwood’s salary and paid his $3 million buyout to OSU.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:40 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Wow.



  10. RealCatsFan
    10:31 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Memphis and Louisville used to have a heated rivalry when they both played in the Metro and later C-USA. Back then, they were Memphis State. I remember seeing the Cards being dominated by Keith Lee back in the day.



    • secrick
      10:33 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Yep they hated each other back in the day. Keith Lee was pretty good.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:40 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Memphis had success before Cal; they played UCLA for the National Championship in the early ’70’s.
      Of course, they lost.

    • I remember Keith Lee. Some folks act like Memphis never had any success until Cal. Granted, it had been a long time, but they did have some good teams back in the day. I’ve always heard there’s good high school ball there. That may be different now when so many of these guys transfer to the basketball factories of the world like Oak Hill.



  11. RealCatsFan
    10:34 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Ahhh, STD playing “Kashmir” – one of the all time most awesome rock and roll songs, even though they play it too much. The radio still gets turned up any time it comes on in my car.

    My niece used to be a member of a Louisville kids’ percussion group called Louisville Leopard. They did an awesome rendition of Kashmir, that was posted on facebook, and it actually got a thumbs up and a comment from none other than Jimmy Page!



  12. J-Dub421
    10:38 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Remember before the season started and everyone was comparing this year’s Duke team to our 2015 team? Yeah, that was a bad comparison. Those people should wash their mouths out with soap.



    • secrick
      10:42 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Yep they should. You know it’s the media, the ACC is great, the SEC is bad and we believe them and they have no idea what they are talking about.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:44 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Or they could just shove that soap where the sun don’t shine.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:46 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      the same overratedness (nationally) could be said about our NIT year. they were preseason #3



    • Realme
      10:51 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Every year UK is overrated pre-season. I think the media does that in hopes that they’ll struggle early so they can write a story on it. The 2012-13 team was overrated, but no one was expecting them to be epic like they did with Duke this year.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:56 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      i agree. i guess im saying they did the same thing with duke’s epic-ness. they based all of that on the guys coming in and allen/jefferson coming back.
      i didn’t think allen was THAT great. just annoying. and i didnt think their guys coming in were THAT great either. not saying i was predicting what happened. but i knew they weren’t going to be another UK15 squad. that will never happen again. So them even attempting to compare them to uk15 was similar imo to them overrating uk13. different levels of expectation but same goal. they were over-hyping them so that when they fail they have something to write about.



    • J-Dub421
      10:57 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      We were overrated that year, but no one was saying we were the best collection of talent ever. That’s what they were saying about Duke.



    • J-Dub421
      11:02 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Modern society loves to build people/teams up just so they can tear them down later.



  13. secrick
    10:50 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Anyone besides me think Florida can win it all?



    • ukjaybrat
      10:53 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      no. i expected them to get this far, but i actually had them losing to nova bc of egbunu being hurt. but with nova and duke going down. i wouldn’t be surprised if they can make it to the final four or even the nc game. but without egbunu, i really just don’t see them beating whoever comes out of our side of the bracket.



    • Realme
      10:54 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      If it can’t be us, I’d love it to be another SEC team.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:56 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Since there are no great teams this year, there’s not a wide amount of difference between 1-16 at this point.



    • J-Dub421
      10:58 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Florida has as good a chance at this point as any other remaining team.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:03 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Two of the SEC teams are in the same region…bummer; I think Florida and S. Carolina can win their next games.
      STE; you’re right…it’s a matter of who’s hot and who’s not.



  14. Realme
    10:55 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Memphis fans should point their anger at the NCAA instead of Cal.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:57 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      yup – duke, louisville, and unc were all caught red handed cheating their butts off and absolutely NO punishment so far.

      memphis maybe allegedly did something that was never proven. and they got punished anyway.



    • J-Dub421
      10:59 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Memphis should sue the NCAA.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:14 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      J-Dub, you are preaching to the choir! There should be a class action lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of all the schools that have been penalized by them, unless they agree to level a fair punishment on schools like UNC and Louisville that are habitual violators that never get punished. Of course, the jury is till out on Louisville, but let’s just say I am not holding my breath.



    • J-Dub421
      11:26 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      The NCAA needs to do two things.

      1. They need to lay out the punishment for various infractions in no uncertain terms. (If you commit this infraction, this will be the punishment, instead of their current make it up as you go method.)

      2. They need to set up the system more like the US Courts where you have precedent. Stop taking each case in a vacuum because it results in uneven enforcement of infractions. (Two teams can commit basically the same infraction and one will get a slap on the wrist while the other gets slammed.)



    • Realme
      11:55 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Exactly right Jdub. They’d have to be actually about the student athletes, and avoiding corruption to even want to do it right though.



  15. secrick
    11:06 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    I think the NCAA should put me on the infractions committee , i would be totally fair with the punishment i dish out to Louisville and North Carolina.

  16. I know they’ve moved past the Lynn Marshall stuff, but I had to mention that it was even discussed on local radio in AL this morning.

    Drew’s a rock star!



  17. Laker Cat 18
    11:11 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    I’m still mind-blown about the whole SKJ thing. Surprised he’s not even taking his warm-ups off at this point.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:16 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      It’s really kind of sad – I feel sorry for Sacha. I remember last year before he was even officially on the team, he attended a game I was at and signed autographs for about 100 fans after the game. I got my picture taken with him. Seemed like a really nice kid, and he was basking in the adoration of the fans. Seemed to really enjoy BBN. Hopefully he will hang in there and get a chance for some real PT next year.



  18. kybred1
    11:13 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    I think Carolina fans will definitely be cheering for us. Never underestimate the power of a REVENGE game! Just look how many we have won. The UCLA game may be the biggest one yet for us if we want to get to the championship!!



  19. J-Dub421
    11:21 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Memphis fans have jealous jilted ex-lover syndrome.



  20. J-Dub421
    11:29 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Surprise, surprise. Drew and Kennedy say basically the same thing and she gets attacked for it and he doesn’t.



  21. Laker Cat 18
    11:36 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    It’s crazy to me that the NCAA reacts more quickly to confiscating video of a coach’s wife than they do with the proven evidence of North Carolina’s academic fraud, Louisville’s stripper scandal, & Duke’s Grayson Allen’s tripping incidents. Absolutely makes zero sense.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:49 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Makes perfect sense – they know Drew doesn’t have any money. He is a peon (no offense Drew 🙂 ) just waiting to be squashed under the NCAA’s “official justice”.



  22. RealCatsFan
    11:47 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Those Family Minute commercials make me laugh:

    “Doing the dishes in hopes of physical intimacy in return”

    I do them to help ward off physical intimacy – like a flying saucer coming at my head! 😀



  23. runningunnin.454
    11:54 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    So how long has Lynn Marshall been behaving like this? I saw a picture in which she was hanging over a rail screaming at a player and his name was Noah; that surely wasn’t Joakim was it?



    • J-Dub421
      11:58 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      According to some comments I’ve read from other fan bases in WSU’s conference, her drunk, trashy, screaming behavior is a regular thing.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:59 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

      I think it was, but I think it was at a Bulls game.



  24. BigBlueApps
    4:43 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Sweet 16: 3 days, 4 hours and counting… KENTUCKY vs UCLA: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:40 PM EDT on CBS #BBN http://BigBlueTime.com