The No. 1 player in America will announce his college decision today. What once looked like a sure thing for John Calipari, now appears to be a dreaded day around the BBN.
Coach Cal was one of the first to go all in on the versatile seven-footer. From the beginning, Kentucky was the team to beat for Wiseman. Then his AAU coach, Penny Hardaway, became the Memphis head basketball coach. Slowly but surely, Hardaway stole Kentucky’s momentum. When Wiseman unexpectedly revealed his decision date, the writing was on the wall.
Wiseman will make his decision on SportsCenter today at noon. If he doesn’t pick his hometown school, it will be a complete shock. Where Kentucky goes without Wiseman is a tough question to answer.
Carey Top Three?
Kentucky’s other elite option in the post, Vernon Carey Jr., will soon cut his list of potential suitors to three. Duke and Michigan State are expected to make the cut, but who will be third? Maybe not Kentucky; North Carolina and his hometown school of Miami are also in the mix. If the Cats are out of the picture with Carey too, it could be a long, cold winter on the recruiting trail.
What. A. Game.
The Monday Night Football matchup between the Rams and the Chiefs lived up to the hype. The highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history, the teams combined for 105 points, 1,001 yards and ten passing touchdowns. The back-and-forth affair even included three wild defensive touchdowns. My personal favorite was this ball from Pat Mahomes that traveled about 60 yards through the air.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 20, 2018
Two late interceptions from Mahomes ultimately doomed the Chiefs in the shootout, falling 54-51 in a potential Super Bowl Preview. Enjoy the insanity again by rewatching 16 minutes of electric highlights.
Final Governor’s Cup Prep
The Thanksgiving schedule makes things a little wonky around the UK football practice facility. Instead of spacing out the media availability, we’ll hear from Eddie Gran, Matt House and select players after this afternoon’s practice. It will be the final time we’ll talk to the team before they
kick Louisville’s ass take the field at Cardinal Stadium Saturday.
New College Football Playoff Rankings
After placing seventeenth last week, Kentucky should slightly rise in the CFB Playoff Rankings tonight. Where they fall will impact the potential to reach a New Year’s Six bowl. If they are a few spots from the Top 12, it will only take a few losses in the final two weekends of the college football season for Kentucky to rise back into contention for a New Year’s Six game.
Josh Allen Awards Season
Kentucky’s star pass rusher is up for pretty much every national defensive award, many of which have never been won by a Kentucky Wildcat.
- Nagurski Finalist
- Bednarik Finalist
- Butkus Finalist
- Walter Camp Semifinalist
- Lott Quarterfinalist
Give Allen all the awards. All of them. Oh, and listen to this week’s edition of the KSR Football Podcast.
Top Golf Neighbors, Still Mad
The Hurstbourne curmudgeons refuse to give up. A handful of neighbors spoke to the media after filing a lawsuit, and like everything in this process, it’s completely ridiculous.
Residents address why they moved forward with lawsuit pic.twitter.com/8UWVLGzL4c
— Caitlin Bowling (@CaitlinBowling) November 19, 2018
Holiday tournaments are giving us basketball during the day, and a top ten matchup between Duke and Auburn. Aaron Torres previews all of the action on this week’s podcast. Today’s schedule:
- 2:30: Xavier vs. San Diego State on ESPN2
- 4:30: Iowa State vs. Illinois
- 5:00: Cal vs. Temple on ESPNU
- 7:30: St. John’s vs. VCU on ESPN2
- 8:00: #8 Auburn vs. #1 Duke on ESPN
- 9:30: Texas Tech vs. Nebraska on ESPN2
- 10:00: Arizona vs. #3 Gonzaga on ESPN
- 11:30: Texas A&M vs. Washington
Single-Game Basketball Tickets on Sale
Starting at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, tickets to every SEC game and the Kansas game be available online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. There are also eRupption Zone tickets available to the general public for tomorrow and Friday’s game at Rupp. Student section tickets are only $15 and will be sold at the Rupp Arena box office two hours prior to tip-off.