Good morning, Cats fans. Drew here to provide you with a brief look at what is important from yesterday and what is on tap today.
Keep an eye on Nate Sestina.
Today is the final day of Nate Sestina’s three-day visit to the University of Kentucky. The former Bucknell standout is on campus to check out John Calipari’s basketball program as a potential graduate transfer landing spot, and if all goes well, Sestina could pledge his commitment to the Wildcats before he leaves town. If not, he will take a little bit of time at home to decide what’s next. He does not have any other visits scheduled at this time.
UK Baseball lost to Louisville last night.
Nick Mingione’s young Cats traveled to Louisville last night, only to lose one to the Bird Bats, 8-3. Louisville has now won eight straight in the rivalry games played in Louisville and 10 of the last 12.
Kentucky will get a shot at revenge when Louisville travels to Kentucky Proud Park for the second game in the two-game series on April 16.
We wrote some things about John Calipari’s lifetime contract:
Buzz Williams to Texas A&M is almost done.
The long belief that Buzz Williams will take the Texas A&M job is about to come true. Williams told his Virginia Tech team of his departure this morning, according to Jeff Goodman, and Williams will soon make the move to College Station to take over the Aggies’ head coaching job. A&M is expected to officially introduce him as its head coach tomorrow, per Goodman.
The list of the coaches in the SEC is getting crazy good.
The NIT Tournament final is set.
Last night Lipscomb beat Wichita State and Texas beat No. 1 seed TCU to set up the Lipscomb-Texas championship game that we all predicted.
That game will be televised Thursday night at 7 p.m. and I can’t imagine many of you are excited to watch it.
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PJ Washington is an NCAA Consensus All-American.
With his Associated Press All-America selection on Tuesday, Paul Washington Junior became an NCAA Consensus All-America, UK’s first since Malik Monk was a second-team choice in 2017.
Let’s check in on PJ’s award list:
NCAA Consensus All-America Third Team
Associated Press All-America Third Team
NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
NABC All-America Third Team
NABC All-District 21 First Team
USBWA All-America Third Team
Sports Illustrated All-America Third Team
USA Today All-America Second Team
CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson All-America Team
All-SEC First Team (AP/Coaches)
All-SEC Freshman Team (Coaches)
Sporting News All-America Third Team
USBWA All-District IV Team
Karl Malone Award Finalist
Wooden Award Finalist
Naismith Citizen Trophy Semifinalist
Two-time SEC Player of the Week
Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (Feb. 18)
You know spring football is going on right now over at the UK practice facility, right?
If you’re like me and have been a little too busy with basketball to keep up with football these last few weeks, click here to read up on Roush’s coverage out of UK spring practice. The Citrus Bowl champion Wildcats are going hard and they deserve your attention.
Tune in to KSR at 10 a.m.