Today’s wake up is brought to you by Brandon Knight, because he should remind everyone to take a deep breath and relax. Just a few years ago Kentucky entered the SEC Tournament with a 22-8 overall record and 10-6 in SEC play. Well, this Kentucky team is sitting at 21-8 and 11-5 in SEC play. T
As Drew said last night the loss last night isn’t devastating. Watching college basketball across the country, bubble teams playing at home are winning these games at an incredibly high rate. Would it have been nice to win that game? Yeah, absolutely. But, it was a game where Ulis was obviously off and no frontcourt member showed up besides Marcus Lee yet Kentucky still had a good chance to win this game.
Something tells me we’ll have some Brandon Knight magic in our point guard this year once the calendar hits March.
Marcus Lee Looked Like Early Season Marcus Lee
One of the things to take away from yesterday was the way Marcus Lee played. He looked like the player from earlier in the season where national pundits thought he was the most important player to the team. More importantly he wasn’t a liability at the free throw line. After drilling the backboard on an early free throw, he finished 5-for-9 from the free throw line. The big thing to watch going forward is if he can be consistent to end the season.
Watch Karl-Anthony Towns Tonight
Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be playing on NBATV tonight when they head to Dallas. Towns – as it’s been said numerous times – is the odds on favorite to win Rookie of the Year. Towns is currently averaging 17.5 PPG and 10.2 RPG during his rookie year. So, head to channel 216 at 7pm if you have DirecTV to watch KAT play.
Dick Vitale is Calling the Florida Game
Whether you love him or hate him, no one enjoys anything in life more than Dick Vitale enjoys calling college basketball games. We’ll get to hear him on Tuesday as he’s going to be on the call for the Florida game. There’s no doubt he’ll talk a ton about Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis as he’s big fans of the two guards.