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Listen to KSR! (Monday Show Thread)


Matt and Ryan are back at it this week to look ahead to the SEC tournament and recap the happenings from the weekend. There will be a lot of talk of Shannon The Dude’s wrestling match and plenty more, so tune in.

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56 Comments for Listen to KSR! (Monday Show Thread)

  1. Yep, the biggest event is Shannon the Dude rasslin’! It wasn’t so much the match though as it was Matt laughing in the background and his comments that were hilarious. As Jim Rome would say, it was EPIC!!!

    10:19 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    I haven’t cared much about wrestling since the retirement of Killer Kowalski and the big days of Lou Ferigno and Andre the Giant but this was surprisingly entertaining.

  3. runningunnin.454
    10:19 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    Time to ask; where are the Cats? You know you’re wondering, where are the Cats that beat A&M by 42 last time; home court advantage…nah.
    Arizona, a decent team, just beat Arizona State by only 13 points; where are the Cats that beat ASU by 46 in late November? Did ASU get better…nah, they’re 14-17 and 7-11.
    Some say other teams have figured us out, cheating back on defense to cut off the fast break…nah.
    It’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers….checking for pods.

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:24 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      I want to think that we are sharking the rest of the NCAA and will be putting out a total product come tournament time.
      I hope?

    • Seth Greenburg was on Mike & Mike this morning and he posited an interesting theory: he said that when these great freshmen come in, everything is new and exciting to them, so you get these freewheeling games like we had against UNC. Then the season starts to get long, and it’s a grind, and then it’s not as new and exciting, and we have all these slow starts. He thinks we have the potential to go deep, but we have to be able to handle a team that can grind (my words: like Virginia).

      Could this be part of the reason the 2015 team struggled down the stretch? Don’t forget we lose to Notre Dame in the Elite 8 if their last shot falls.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:35 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      C&M . better leave the sandbagging talk at home. gaming commission might be coming at us for point shaving lol

  4. Laker Cat 18
    10:32 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    So what are your projections for the SEC Tournament?

    I believe UGA beats UT in a close one. I think UK will play Alabama in the semis. Florida over Arkansas. Cats take out the Gators in the finals.

    With that said, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Georgia, Vandy, or Florida win it.

    • J-Dub421
      11:04 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      I think we’ll win the SEC Tourny, and beat Florida in the final.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:07 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      i think florida slips up against arkansas saturday. i know tournament time is a guards game, but without a consistent big man, it’s hard to beat a good team.

    • J-Dub421
      11:20 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Evan after they just lost to Arkansas? I would expect Florida to be out for revenge in that one.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:28 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      yeah i just think that mike white magic is going to run short this season without egbunu on the bench. next year’s looking really good for them to make a deep run though if he comes back and stays healthy. theyre a good team.

    • Laker Cat 18
      11:44 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      You all think Florida gets by Vandy in Nashville? Vandy will be a tough out for anyone. I think there’s a shot they make the finals.

  5. AGSlater
    10:34 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    The fact that we lost our big home games this year, have been struggling vs every mediocre team in the SEC and we have stretches when we look like a bonafide NIT team is probably why people think this team isnt good Matt. We get that you have the only opinion and that anyone elses is either dumb or stupid.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:37 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      “look like a bonafide NIT team”

      yet here we are knocking on the door of being a 1 seed. I’m sorry, but every team has struggled at some point this year. you can’t just point out the almost flaws of one team and ignore the others.

    • Laker Cat 18
      10:43 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      I wouldn’t say zero chance at a 1-seed, but I would say it is very slim. I think Villanova, Kansas, and the Pac-12 winner gets a 1 regardless. If UNC can run the ACC tourney, the last 1 is theirs. Second scenario is if Gonzaga BLOWS OUT their opponents the rest of the way, I still see them getting the last 1. Third scenario is if UCLA loses the title game, I think the Pac-12 gets two 1-seeds. I think UK is way down the line for the chance at a 1-seed.

    • 4everblue
      10:47 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      AG you are an idiot and a disgrace to the BBN!

    • ukjaybrat
      10:50 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      oh i agree that the chances are slim because there are other teams more deserving at the moment. i was just pointing out that to call UK a “bonafide NIT team” when we are basically a lock for a 2 seed and a non-zero chance for a 1 seed is just asinine

    • J-Dub421
      11:15 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      AGSlater is the worst type of fan: irrationally negative. We are 26-5, and 4 out of our 5 losses are to ranked teams. We just won our 48th regular season SEC title and won the conference outright by 2 whole games. If you think that is an NIT team, then I can’t help you.

    • Realme
      11:18 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      I think we have the most rpi top 50 wins too. ( I say think because it’s just a thing I saw on Twitter, where facts are also optional).

    • RealCatsFan
      11:23 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, it was kind of a bummer that we lost all those big games to rivals this year. Glad we got the win at home against Florida. If we had managed to grab one of those wins, I think we would have a very good chance at a #1 seed. Get a few bounces against Louisville or Kansas and we could have pulled out a win. UCLA too – we were within 3 late in the first half, but faded at the end. Oh well.

    • AGSlater
      11:37 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      I said sometimes we play like an NIT team. Never said we were. Read before you comment

    • catsarerunnin
      11:30 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Slater will be the first to say “I told you so” if this team doesn’t win the NCAA title. He has zero respect for this team,the program or the tradition.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:49 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      then define what it means to “sometimes play like an NIT team” because i GUARANTEE whatever definition you use will describe every team in the country.

    • J-Dub421
      12:16 pm March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Dude you are chronically negative about pretty much everything.

  6. Laker Cat 18
    10:37 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    Louisville (Wake Forest), North Carolina (Virginia), & Arizona (UCLA) all lost this week. Do we move up to #6 or #7 this week?

    • 4everblue
      10:49 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Don’t forget Duke lost this week too. Look for them to stay where they are or move up in the coaches poll.

    • Laker Cat 18
      11:42 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      That is true. They’ll be top 10 and a 2-seed when the tournament starts.

  7. runningunnin.454
    10:46 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    Hate to say it; but, the Duke-NC game was entertaining; but Bilas said it was the best rivalry in college basketball at least 77 times…Ugh.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:19 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Do you think it topped the UK/UNC game? I watched it too, and took great delight in the dookies losing. Too bad that means UNC won. Isn’t there a way that they could BOTH lose?

    • J-Dub421
      11:23 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Sink hole.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:53 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Or giant meteor. 🙂

  8. Someone on ESPN radio this morning (I don’t remember if it was Seth G.) said IU would hire Steve Alford today if he would come. Does anyone know if he’s interested?

    • J-Dub421
      11:17 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      Alford seems to be building something at UCLA. Also, who would want to leave sunny southern California for Indiana???

    • ukjaybrat
      11:26 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

      agreed. indiana nad ucla were once both great programs. at least one of them is on the up and up. has better climate. can own the recruiting on one half of the country. and contend for conference titles every single year. why in the WORLD would he want to go to indiana.

  9. RealCatsFan
    11:17 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    Hah! Seinfeld reference by Matt. The “Smelly Car” episode! 🙂

  10. Realme
    11:23 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    Ewwww, how do you not wash your OVC clothes before wearing them again period.

  11. Realme
    11:29 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    I wasn’t worried about this last slow start because they were still defending and rebounding. As long as they don’t revert back in that regard, I like our chances.

  12. Laker Cat 18
    11:41 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    I remember seeing on Jeff Goodman’s Twitter awhile back when NC State opened that there was NO WAY Archie Miller would be the next coach there. He was very adamant about it. It looks that those tweets have now been deleted.

  13. Laker Cat 18
    11:48 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    If the being the hottest teams in the country as far as winning streaks is any inclination for the tournament: Kansas, UCLA, Oregon, Kentucky, & SMU are the 5 hottest right now.

  14. Realme
    11:56 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    They’ve had the “Cal seems to be yelling more this year” conversation at least 4 years of the 8.

  15. RealCatsFan
    11:56 am March 6, 2017 Permalink

    Matt is right – Duke will almost assuredly get their usual easy path to the FF. Wish I could say that having Mitch on the SC will help, but probably not – the Vampire simply has too much influence on these peons.

    • J-Dub421
      12:11 pm March 6, 2017 Permalink

      He stole their souls…