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Today on KSR: Don’t Call it a Comeback!

Good morning friends! How’s your Sunday morning going? I for one am still pretty pumped about last night’s game and I don’t see that going away anytime soon. Let’s relive the game together, shall we?

Don’t call it a comeback….except it totally was.

All night I had the line “don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years” from LL Cool J’s famous song “Mama Said Knock You Out” in my head. But it was a comeback, and the greatest one in Cal era at that. I was in Nashville for the day yesterday and our plan was to wait until the end of the game to drive back to Lexington. With about two minutes left in the first half I said “we can go ahead and leave at halftime to get home earlier.” I’m glad I got talked out of that. During halftime, if you had told me Kevin Knox would start playing with more emotion, we’d go 18-18 for free throw shooting, and four of those would’ve been from Nick Richards – I’d have requested a psych evaluation for you. Yep, I’ll admit it I was pretty down at halftime (you should see some of the texts to my dad) but once again, the Cats proved me wrong.

I LOVE my team

If you’re still on the fence about this team, you’re wrong. How can you not love this team? Maybe this post-game locker room video will help.

I mean. come on….you gotta smile at that.

I finally feel like this team is FUN, and I love it. It feels like almost every Cal team has some sort of defining “lore” – the John Wall dance, the brow, Aaron Harrison saying “this is going to make a great story”, Jamal Murray’s arrow, and so on. This team didn’t really have anything like that, until last night. Sure, the shades had their moment, but that quickly died out. Last night was our defining game, it gave us our lore.

Kevin Freakin’ Knox

Piece of lore number 1 – Kevin Knox and his “dance” (if that’s what it’s called). The man was INSANE. Many have criticized Knox for being soft and whether you think that’s right or wrong, clearly he isn’t anymore. Knox scored a whopping 34 points, the most scored by a freshman in a true road game (not counting Fox last year against UCLA in March). Knox truly came into his own last night and when he’s hitting shots like that, we’re unstoppable.

Knox started showing off in the second half and let people know what he was packing and I LOVE this.

Poor West Virginia….not really though.

In the post-game, Knox also said he loved talking trash.

I don’t think the man has a soft bone in his body. Do y’all?

Casual Cal

Coach Cal out-dadded himself again last night and went totally casual in a quarter-zip, aka the Bob Huggins tuxedo.

On Gameday, Huggins claimed to have better hair than Cal, but other than that…I don’t really see that much of a difference here.

Quarter-zip Cal is our second “defining thing” and I may like this one more than the dance. Besides me not being able to find him during the game sometimes (I’m used to seeing the suit), I think this look works. I mean, we’re 1-0 when he wears it. I think we need an emergency windbreakr at every game for him to change into if we’re losing. Get on that, UK Athletics.

SEC won the challenge!

For the first time since the challenge started in 2014, the SEC outright won against the Big 12. Because, you know, the SEC…it…just…means…more. I think I’ve heard that phrase somewhere. Here’s how it all broke down:

  • No. 20 Florida 81, Baylor 60
  • Alabama 80, No. 12 Oklahoma 73
  • No. 22 Tennessee 68, Iowa State, 45
  • Vanderbilt 81, TCU 78
  • Arkansas 66, Oklahoma State 65
  • Kentucky 83, No. 7 West Virginia 76
  • No. 14 Texas Tech 70, South Carolina 63
  • Texas 85, Ole Miss 72
  • Kansas State 56, Georgia 51
  • No. 5 Kansas 79, Texas A&M 68

Sexton vs Young wasn’t much of a matchup as the Tide rolled over the Sooners. Tennessee absolutely destroyed Iowa State making them look even scarier to us, South Carolina showed they aren’t quite the team they were last year.

Duke and UNC both went down, too.

For the first time since 1973, Duke and UNC both lost at home on the same day. UVA absolutely gave it Duke beating them 65-63 and running them all over the court. I know, a lot of people say watching Virginia basketball is boring, but with a 9-0 ACC record and 20-1 overall, it’s time to get on board. UNC lost their second straight in overtime to State rival NC State 95-91. The Wolfpack is rollin’ too, y’all. With three top 10 wins this season, they could make a big run here soon.

But the biggest loser from yesterday’s games is this Auburn player.

Ouch.

That’s all I have this morning. Go Cats!

 

@savannahpattKSR

Article written by Savannah Patton

My first words were Go Big Blue. Follow me on twitter:@savannahpattKSR

12 Comments for Today on KSR: Don’t Call it a Comeback!



  1. UK Big Board Update
    10:08 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    How mad is Slater right now? UK comes back big on GameDay AND dook loses at home?

    He’s probably AS mad as Luether was all night last night. ? ? ?



    • runningunnin.454
      12:03 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, what’s his name this week?
      CodeRed. Denny C, Jim Bob Tom John-boy, DG call Billy D, CluelessSkeptic….
      Send in the Clowns…never mind, they’re here.



    • catsarerunnin
      1:38 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Yes the clowns do come and go.



  2. Eazy
    10:11 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    SEC is now 12-7 vs the so called best conference this year! We almost always do better in March, too. At some point people will realize the SEC is just better than the Big 12.



  3. sprtphan
    10:15 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Anybody know when game will be shown again.



  4. tree_gardener
    10:59 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I’m still ham boned



  5. Cokely53
    10:59 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Read on ESPN all week how much better the BIG 12 was and how we were projected to get blown out in the challenge. Didn’t even have our “best team” and still won outright. Those early conference losses don’t sting as much now but dang how hard does the rest of our schedule look now?



  6. Cat68
    11:01 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    UK Athletics better get Cal a windbreaker with the correct logo before Mitch notices.



  7. CalsQuarterZip
    11:13 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Can we get “Mama Said Knock You Out” as the video intro for the next home game? Would definitely get the crowd hype from all the highlights from last night



  8. jonthes
    11:58 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    SC had the game won, but bonehead plays by a freshman at the end of both halfs gave the game away. Had Auburn played and Martin benched that guy, the SEC would have won 8-2.



  9. Alleykat16
    12:09 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I love this team but I love all the teams it does not matter one bit to me that they lose in Dec. and early Jan. because what I have noticed our teams go through loses but Febuary and March things get turned around and Cal does his tweaks and get these guys going last night was a great turn for these kids now we got to show up in Rupp and show these kids we are behind them Matt you and the Cronies need to push showing up to games and going all out crazy for these players we need noise at Rupp