Good morning from lovely Nashville, Tennessee!
I woke up feeling like a hunnid grand after staying in with my Amazon Firestick, a decision I certainly don’t regret today. But I did spend over six hours in Bridgestone Arena watching some of the best basketball the world has ever known.
That action will continue today with two more games thrown into the fold for a grand total of four cases of SEC FEVER over the course of two Thursday sessions. Is it the best basketball day ever? Well, no. Probably not. But it’s close!
1. Mississippi State and
Auburn Missouri advanced to the second round Wednesday night.
By now you’ve probably seen the insane comeback by the Missouri Tigers to keep Kim Anderson’s job alive. Auburn had that game in the bag and blew it in regulation and again in overtime.
And in the first game, Mississippi State killed LSU, 79-52.
Take an updated look at the bracket:
2. Johnny Jones is gone.
With the 27-point loss, Jones can expect his pink slip any day now. The five-year head coach at LSU had this to say after the game:
I’m like you, heard about it and read it, seen it on TV and told these guys that it wasn’t about me, it’s actually about them, and we’ll prepare and do the things we’ve been doing and so they could have a great experience, and, unfortunately, came up short tonight.
But that’s about the gist of it, and I’m sure I’ll look forward to hopefully visiting with someone in the near future so I’ll — as I know, I’m sure you guys will know.
3. Enjoy our photo gallery from last night’s action.
All photos courtesy of our award-winning photographer, Dr. Michael Huang, who left early because he thought Auburn had it wrapped up.
4. We will hear from John Calipari today.
Coach Cal will answer questions from the media today at an undisclosed location in Nashville and our own Nick Roush is driving across town to attend. It was tough to convince Nick to skip the exciting afternoon slate of second-round games, but he is a gamer and he will be there for everything Coach Cal has to say.
5. Join our SEC Scavenger Hunt and you can win tickets from Guy On The Corner Tickets!
If you’re in or around the Nashville area this week, or able to get up and go, you should take part in the KSR Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win two tickets from Guy On The Corner Tickets to see Kentucky’s first game in Nashville tomorrow. See all of the contest details here.
6. John Daly predicted Kentucky to win it all on something called The Meat & Beef Show.
Apparently John Daly and PGA golfer Andrew “Beef” Johnston did a live stream on Periscope called The Meat & Beef Show; and in it, John Daly said he thinks Kentucky will win this year’s NCAA championship. I’m told Daly was drinking Crown Royal and chocolate milk during the show, and you may be able to see it by clicking here if it hasn’t already been taken down. I like where John’s head’s at.
7. Here are the current lines for today’s slate of games:
— (8) Georgia (-1.5) vs. (9) Tennessee
— (5) Alabama vs. (12) Mississippi State (TBD)
— (7) Vanderbilt (-4) vs. (10) Texas A&M
— (6) Ole Miss vs. (14) Missouri (TBD)
At this time I would like to remind you to gamble responsibly or don’t gamble at all. But if you choose to wet the beak, you should use my referral over at Bovada and we’ll get filthy rich together this March. Totally up to you though.
8. Watch the Cats’ arrival.
– KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) March 9, 2017
It’s almost time.
9. Skal Labissiere had a big night in the NBA.
Labissiere scored a career-high 15 points in 15 minutes off the bench for Sacramento, but Sacramento lost the game because it is Sacramento. Still good for your boy Skal though. He’s getting better each day now that DeMarcus Cousins is down in Nawlins.
10. KSR coming to you live from Nashville today, but NOT in public.
Matt, Ryan and I are saving our Tin Roof energy for Friday’s morning/pregame show, so we will not be anywhere in Nashville with an audience (unless you find us) this morning. We still plan to do all pregame shows at Tin Roof; just not today’s morning show. We hope you still listen via your radio devices.