Championship Saturday satisfies
With no dog in the fight, all we can do at this point is sit back and watch some damn good football. Clemson remained the only undefeated team going into the postseason with a win over UNC in the ACC title game, 45-37. Deshaun Watson racked up 420 total yards and added 5 touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a win, and the assured top-seed in the football playoff.
Michigan State continued their late-game heroics pulling off the upset over previously unbeaten #4 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship game. Iowa blew their chance at making the playoffs in the final week of the season, and traded Michigan St. their playoff spot in exchange for Hawkeye heartbreak. We understand, Iowa.
Alabama got ahold of Florida in the SEC championship defeating the Gators 29-15 in a game that really wasn’t all that close. Florida couldn’t move the ball on offense like we saw the past few weeks, and Alabama rolled behind Heisman hopeful Derrick Henry’s 189 yards, and 1 touchdown performance. Alabama beat down their competition and claimed their spot in the football playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year.
Why you gotta be so rude?
Damien Harris wanted to throw some shade at pesky Cats fans bugging him about his decision to leave the state. I guess he was feeling hot because he blocked a punt, and I wish nothing but the best for this young man, but c’mon man. Keepin’ it classy.
Cal spent his Saturday watching future star Wenyen Gabriel
Cal flew to watch commit Wenyen Gabriel at the Prep Classic in Rhode Island on a Saturday off of college basketball. Gabriel is one of the fastest rising recruits in the class of 2016, and he didn’t disappoint in front of the Silver Fox, either. He had 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 blocks (per his coach), that’s a pretty standout day for the big man.
There was heavy action at the Marshall County Hoopfest yesterday and some pretty big names went at it. UK class of 2017 targets John Petty and Jarred Vanderbilt each had great days scoring 17 and 23 respectively. Big names like Thon Maker, Josh Jackson, Trevon Duval, and Miles Bridges were among the guys out there yesterday with a host of national recruiting analysts taking in the sights. Shoutout to third-ranked Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Taveion Hollingsworth for getting his first scholarship offer from EKU about 5 hours after his huge 33-point game and win over Alabama 3A powerhouse Madison Academy at Hoopfest last night. It didn’t hurt that he mentioned UK was his dream school, as the home state kid would love nothing more than to play for the Cats.
Saturday Night NBA Roundup
Nerlens Noel: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 5 turnovers
Patrick Patterson: 4 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal
DeMarcus Cousins: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks
Rajon Rondo: 13 points, 19 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds
Terrence Jones: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1 assist
Karl-Anthony Towns: 27 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists
Trey Lyles: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist