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Saturday Night News and Views


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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

Image via 247Sports

Image via 247Sports

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.

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

11 Comments for Saturday Night News and Views

  1. Cincicat
    10:40 pm January 3, 2015 Permalink

    Wisconsin? What?

    • Caleb Epley
      10:50 pm January 3, 2015 Permalink

      Whoops. Thanks for the catch

  2. BCO
    10:50 pm January 3, 2015 Permalink

    Wisky lost to Duke at the start of the season, boss

  3. BCO
    10:51 pm January 3, 2015 Permalink

    Hope Marrow stays. Seriously doubt we can get a recruiter even close to him.

  4. Casper
    11:07 pm January 3, 2015 Permalink

    just saying, Marrow leaves, shut it down, UK will not pay for football coaches…

  5. inside info2
    1:38 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

    good news–morrow is not going anywhere. he got a nice little (well deserved) raise and is staying with stoops. go uk!

    • CATandMONKEY
      5:01 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

      That is awesome. Any word on our UK coach, Marrow? I hope you are correct…on both coaches.

    • inside info2
      10:40 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

      haha yeah he’s staying too. #$%& autocorrect.

  6. KevinM
    9:07 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

    Gotta keep those unique coaches while you have the chance.

    And nothing wrong with rewinding a few of the Cats’s wins again this year. Tony Delk spent time yesterday comparing the 95-96 team vs this year’s group….he went with his group and sharpshooter Tony Delk.

    Go get Brown Cal and set another standard.

  7. KY Blue in SC
    9:16 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

    I watched UL game again. Some dissension in the ranks? Check out Lee when he goes to the bench with 8.4 seconds left in the game. He leaves Andrew hanging and look at Alex’s reaction……..Some players might be getting tired of Andrew’s pouting????

    • Katya
      9:18 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

      I saw that too. I thought it just looked like Lee missed him since Andrew wasn’t standing up.