As we bring this bittersweet weekend to a close, it’s time to reminisce on quite the last couple days we’ve had in Lexington. It started out kinda rough, but the weekend got better and everything turned out fine in the end. The Cats couldn’t get it done in the coveted Thursday night game, Big Blue Madness let us know it was going to be alright, and the NBA Cats in a packed house of 19,000 made us realize how blessed we actually are to be UK fans. Today, we all wake up silver foxes, good morning BBN.
Sad Cat’s Saturday
It was a tough day to watch some college football after the Thursday night game loss, but big game shockers and great games made it an eventful day. UL got destroyed by Florida State by three scores and fell to 2-4, Bama finished out against A&M, and Fournette once again played like a man, chewing off 180 yards on the ground and two touchdowns against Florida’s stout defense. Did you see that Michigan-Michigan State game? Fumbling on a punt with 10 seconds left to lose to your rival at home as time expires just goes to show it could always be worse. Say your goodnight prayers Michigan fans, my mom always told me God gives rewards.
Kings beat the Pelicans 107-98
The Kings got the preseason win over Anthony Davis and the Pelicans in a packed house of 19,000+ at Rupp on Saturday night. Rudy Gay led the Kings with 20 points and Demarcus Cousins added 19 and a poster on AD. Cauley-Stein scored 7 points, and Rondo added 3 for the Kings. Anthony Davis added 19 for the Pelicans in his return.
Big Blue Madness showcases new talent
The court screen thing happened again, and yeah, it was awesome. We got our first open look at this season’s players, and they passed the eye test. Skal looks like a developed NBA rookie version of Anthony Davis body wise, and will be a valuable asset for the Cats so long as he clears, which I’m hearing isn’t going to be much of an issue. Ulis looks primed to lead our boys at the point, and guards Briscoe and Murray are nice additions to undoubtedly one of, if not the best backcourts in the nation this season. It seems like UK’s quickness will be more evident this season with extended guard play into the three-spot, and agile big men on the block in Lee, Skal, and Poythress.
Muschamp apologized to Juice after the Thursday Night loss
You can see in the video below Muschamp apologize to Garrett Johnson for not recruiting the native Floridian while he was the head coach at Florida. Juice got ahold of the Gators last year as a true freshman in Gainesville and had 160 yards receiving on 9 receptions Thursday night. The young talent continues to show up, but UK football has been a story of missed opportunities as both losses on the season have been seven points or less. We left Auburn off the hook, but now we must look forward to State next Saturday in Starkvegas as we attempt to move to 5-2 on the season.
Will Muschamp to Garrett Johnson, who never received a scholarship offer from the coach at Florida: pic.twitter.com/zncIWMxVKG
— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) October 16, 2015