Good evening, friends. Congratulations on surviving the last Saturday without Kentucky basketball of the season. The NFL and college football playoffs have done a decent job of filling the void; still, it isn’t the same. Unfortunately, we have two more days before the Cats return to action. I guess we can watch the Louisville replay a third or fourth time.
Let’s look at some news:
Calipari watched Jaylen Brown in Georgia
According to various sources on Twitter, John Calipari spent his Saturday afternoon watching the nation’s #2 player, Jaylen Brown, compete in Georgia. Brown is one of several top recruits that Cal has visited over the break; others include Stephen Zimmerman, Malik Newman, and Brandon Ingram. Does the man ever rest?
Still no word on Vince Marrow’s decision
As you’ve probably heard, assistant coach Vince Marrow has been offered a job under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. Several conflicting reports have leaked this weekend — some saying that Marrow has already accepted the job and some saying that Marrow is coming back for sure. Regardless, as Matt reported earlier, no significant developments have occurred; Vince is still weighing his options. His decision is expected to be announced by Monday. Stay tuned.
Several unbeatens fall
Love it or hate it, the undefeated talk is going to be prevalent in the upcoming weeks/ months. Villanova, TCU, and Colorado State all fell today, leaving Kentucky, Duke, and Virginia as the only remaining unbeaten teams in the country. If UK wins its next five or six, you probably won’t hear anything else from the national media all season. Prepare yourselves.
South Carolina beats #9 Iowa State
SEC basketball got a bit of help today from the Gamecocks when they beat #9 Iowa State 64-60 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Frank Martin’s squad is decent this year, and the January 24th game at fake USC looks to be one of the toughest remaining games the Cats have on the schedule. Considering what happened to last year’s team in Columbia, it could be a good match. Emphasis on could.
MKG’s on a hot streak
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist struggled a bit after returning from an injury last month, but he looks to have turned things around. Gilly had 17 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block in a win at Orlando tonight. This follows a 12 point, 10 rebound performance last night and a 16 point, 8 rebound effort on New Year’s Eve. After a good-but-not-great start to his career, many hoped Kidd-Gilchrist would show some signs improvement this season. It’s nice to see him coming into his own.
That’s it for now. See ya’ll tomorrow.