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Saturday Night News and Views

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Let’s all take a moment to pay our respects to this Cincinnati fan’s optimistic sign.

Oh Sign, how you waved proudly during today’s game. All white, shiny and hopeful. Your time with us was short and we wish you well in your new home. May you somehow find peace in the garbage bins of the KFC Yum! Center, amid the Crown Royal and stale popcorn. You dreamed big, little fella.

Villanova ousted by the Wolfpack

Tonight, the first number 1 seed has fallen. Eighth seeded NC State beat Villanova, 71 to 68.

The Wildcats were favored by 9.5 in today’s game but poor rebounding and shooting by Villanova gave NC State the wiggle room it needed to oust the Wildcats from the tournament.

Villanova fans took the loss hard, particulary this flute player.


(11) UCLA beat (14) UAB 92 – 75

Bruins Forward Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with a career high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as 11 seeded UCLA beat 14 seeded UAB today. With today’s win, the Bruins are headed to their second straight Sweet Sixteen.

(5) Utah beat (4) Georgetown 75 – 64

The Utes opened today’s game as the favorite by 4.5 and it seems that Vegas was correct. The Ute’s will LIKELY face (1) Dukies in the Sweet Sixteen.

(2)Arizona beat (10) Ohio State 73 -58

Arizona’s Head Coach Sean Miller will play against his former team, Xavier. Miller coached the Musketeers from 2004 to 2009.

(6) Xavier beat (14) Georgia State 75 to 67

Former Wildcat Ryan Harrow returned to the game after being out with a strained hamstring that he suffered against Georgia Southern in the finale of the regular season. He played 19 minutes and scored 6 points both three pointers. R.J. Hunter, the hero in the first round for Georgia State, led the way with 20 points and also had 5 assists.

(4) North Carolina beat (5) Arkansas 87 – 78

This game was full of Bobby Portis head-shaking action, Coach Roy William’s ugly blazer and (besides the team that’s 36-0) the last SEC team in the tournament.  With this win, Williams ties the late Dean Smith for second most NCAA Tournament wins of all time.

Survive and Advance

The Twins, Lyles and Ulis performed well today.

Andrew Harrison continued his trend of completing games without turnovers. This was Andrew’s third straight game without one. In fact he’s only had 2 turnovers in the last 5 games. Ulis dominated on offense as well, dishing out five assists with zero turnovers. Man, I love our point guards. Lyles recorded his second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Aaron Harrison was the only other Cat to join him in double figures with a game-high 13 points.

Willie Cauley-Stein wanted for murder

Willie continues his rampage on defenders in the post, as seen here:

Did you know he played Wide-Receiver in High School?

Next stop Cleveland

The team will be traveling to Cleveland and have a practice scheduled on Wednesday (time TBD) in preparation of Thursday’s opponent, the winner of the West Virginia/Maryland game.

Wildcats make history, again

Today’s win by the Wildcats makes them the first team in Men’s Basketball to go 36-0. Another day, another record and they aren’t done yet.

Article written by Ricki Barker

Writer of things. Watcher of sports. Wearer of blue. Sometimes all at once.

12 Comments for Saturday Night News and Views

  1. ThreeGoggles
    11:40 pm March 21, 2015 Permalink

    Ryan Harrow did play today and played quite well actually, especially in the first half. Did you not watch the game?

    • satcheluk
      9:01 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

      Where does it say Harrow didn’t play? I read above that he had 6 points, though if you watched the game he did not play in the second half.

  2. ThreeGoggles
    11:41 pm March 21, 2015 Permalink

    K never mind lol you fixed it

    • satcheluk
      9:02 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

      lol just saw this.

  3. njCat
    12:09 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Is that a flute???

    • symphonist41169
      10:49 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

      It’s a piccolo.

  4. Lip Man 1
    12:32 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Well…UK’s bracket continues to hold true. They aren’t getting any breaks from an upset high seed standpoint…none what so ever. Butler blows it and loses to N.D. in overtime. Roosevelt Jones Butler’s “star” according to Pete Thameltoe from S.I. was brutal down the stretch. Flat out awful.

    While UK can’t get one damn break, Duke’s bracket keeps seeing high seeds dropping like flies.

    Will make winning the thing that much sweeter.

    • bouzoukiman
      9:34 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

      Funny, John Kincaid on CBS Sportsradio just said basically the same thing. He didn’t mention Duke, but he said for an overall 1 seed UK has a lot of obstacles that have been put in their way. He was actually comparing that to Nova’s draw, and he’s from Philly (he’s a Temple grad though).

  5. DelrayCat
    2:18 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    I think we should remember back to, and I’d love to see a KSR post on and maybe provide a link back to…somebody’s?, the last game this team lost to…against that French Pro team.

    No doubt, the Bahamas trip was the absolute key for the season. This team bonded and the platoons were created. And that sole loss was something I think we all looked at the time and said this team could still be dam good. We will look back at that trip as something special for a long time. It was the catalyst to it all!
    It’s been a great ride cat fans 🙂

  6. bouzoukiman
    9:36 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Okay, I know the writers on this site always love to post crying pics when a team loses, but if UK loses (we won’t), do you think there won’t be some crying in the stands? Just trying to be fair here.

  7. KevinM
    10:15 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Folks, that’s all WCS…..its not about the shoes!
    The legend continues to grow……..

  8. Rixter
    10:46 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Aaron harrison is now 51 points shy of 1000 in his career. 13 pts a game over the last 4 will get it done.

    Willie is now tied with Melvin Turpin for second place all time in blocked shots with 226. Congratulations to both guys