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Good morning and welcome to the Sweet 16 Wildcat fans. Your No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats defeated Cincinnati in what was a somewhat ugly game due to the physical nature of the Bearcats. They move onto Cleveland where they will play the winner of the West Virginia/Maryland game on Thursday. Here are some links to help you get through the week….

– There’s no real proof, but we’re all pretty sure Willie Cauley-Stein killed a guy during the game with a vicious dunk. Metz Camfield at CoachCal.com talks about how that play pushed the Wildcats to the Sweet 16.

– Anyone who watched the game noticed the physical nature in which the Bearcats played. That was due in large part to Octavius Ellis who had no problem playing the role of villain yesterday. After getting ejected in Cincinnati’s first game for throwing an elbow, Ellis didn’t back down from Kentucky says Brian Bennett of ESPN.

– Our good friend Jerry Tipton asks yet another hard hitting question that only Jerry Tipton can ask. Does God care about Kentucky basketball? That’s why he gets the big bucks, folks.

– We won’t be able to watch the team play for a couple of days, but CoachCal.com has a great video of the guys talking about the game. One of the more impressive comments came from Devin Booker when asked about Willie Cauley-Stein’s dunk said he wasn’t even surprised anymore. Devin, you should still be surprised when that happens.

– Cincinnati has played without its head coach Mick Cronin for the majority of the season. Cronin, who has been sidelined since December 20 for medical reasons still watches the game and talked to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cronin said if Cincinnati would have finished at the rim better they would have won.

– One of the best, if not the best part of this team is the fact they are willing to share the spotlight. One of the main people who shows this is Tyler Ulis, who has no problem sharing the floor with point guard Andrew Harrison. Jonathan Litner of the Courier-Journal talks about the relationship between the two point guards.

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Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

12 Comments for Sunday Morning Links



  1. KevinM
    10:11 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Cronin blames his guys instead of giving credit.

    Was he saying if he would have coached they would have won? Classless statements.



  2. jestcat
    10:19 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t need a doctor to give a diagnosis that this guy has a brain problem. And taking time off just ain’t gonna help.



  3. Rixter
    10:34 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    From ESPN.com: Pitino: “Allow high schoolers to bypass Kentucky. I mean college.”



  4. BTownUKFan
    10:45 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Cronin missed the fact that they were down 19 with about a minute to go and we gave them a couple of easy baskets to make it more respectable. The people complaining about how ugly college basketball is should do something to stop the physical nonsense. Basically, ‘physical’ means they are going to foul and hope it doesn’t get called. If you want to play the ‘if’ game….if Booker had hit a couple of his three’s UC would have lost by 25.
    GO CATS !!



    • ClutchCargo
      3:26 pm March 22, 2015 Permalink

      If a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass on the ground every time he jumped.



  5. ukjaybrat
    11:45 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    “Cronin said if Cincinnati would have finished at the rim better they would have won.”

    if we missed more baskets… they would have won the game

    if they would have scored more points… they would have won the game

    if the refs allowed ellis to get away with more shit… they would have won the game

    if our alarms didn’t go off and showed up to the arena late… they would have won the game

    funny thing, those “ifs” … they don’t mean anything



    • Time Expired
      1:43 pm March 22, 2015 Permalink

      The funny thing is that most every team we play the coaches play the IF card after the game is over. Like the famous George Halas said about ifs, ands, and buts, they be candy we all have a Merry Christmas.



    • Leuther
      5:47 pm March 22, 2015 Permalink

      If the Queen had balls, she’d be the King…



  6. Ken Grizzle
    11:58 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    If the referees had done their job and penalized the offenders instead of trying to be politically correct with the “double” fouls the game would have be a blowout by UK.



  7. EdC
    12:04 pm March 22, 2015 Permalink

    It’s odd to me that teams keep hanging on to thug ball when there is very little history of it succeeding to any big degree. I guess there are a lot of teams that the championship isn’t the goal but it is really odd to me that any coach would doggedly hold on to that strategy with zero evidence that it is works. I guess if all you can recruit is thugs maybe you just have to go with it, leave your conscience at the door and live with it.?



    • Time Expired
      1:49 pm March 22, 2015 Permalink

      The anatomy of poor coaching is to try dirty plays to hurt your opponent, to push, pull, slap, to flop, to try and start fights. Hmmm the Pitino technique just does not work against good teams and if the refs ever do start calling all the fouls they will run out of players.



  8. secretagent0014
    1:10 pm March 22, 2015 Permalink

    If you are coming up to Cleveland check here to see what’s going on https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClevelandUKWildcats/