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Today On KSR: One weekend down, two to go…

(Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports)

The Kentucky Sports Utility Vehicle arrived back in Lexington late Sunday night after a scenic drive home from Jacksonville. Today is a day to rest our legs and wash our drawers before we get to ready to do it all again for the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament in Kansas City. It’s going to be a good time.

 

Here’s a look at the Sweet 16 bracket:

The Southeastern Conference has four teams in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 23 years and only the third time in history.

The Cats will play in the late game Friday night.

Kentucky will tip off at 9:59 p.m. (probably even later) Friday night on TBS.

Thursday, March 28
West: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 Florida State, 7:09 p.m. (CBS)
South: No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Purdue, 7:29 p.m. (TBS)
West: No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Texas Tech, 9:39 p.m.* (CBS)
South: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 12 Oregon, 9:59 p.m.* (TBS)

Friday, March 29
East: No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 3 LSU, 7:09 p.m. (CBS)
Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Auburn, 7:29 p.m. (TBS)
East: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech, 9:39 p.m.* (CBS)
Midwest: No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Houston, 9:59 p.m.* (TBS)

Kentucky is a 2.5-point favorite over Houston.

UK covered the spread in its first two games of the tournament, will it be three in a row?

The total on the game is 135.5.

Kentucky has a comfortable lead in its record for most NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.

Kentucky’s upcoming trip to Kansas City marks its 44th appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, the most of any school in history. North Carolina and Duke are second with 33 appearances.

What’s the latest on PJ Washington?

There is nothing new to report this morning. When we know something, you will know something. Until then, we all wait in the dark.

The UK women play tonight at 7 p.m.

Kentucky’s women’s team will play its second round game against NC State (at NC State, unfortunately) with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line. NC State is the 3-seed in the region and a very good rebounding team, so the Cats will have their hands full in playing to make the second weekend of the tournament for the sixth time under Matthew Mitchell.

The game will be televised on ESPN.

Watch the game at KSBar and Grille!

Duke is the luckiest team in sports history.

The missed lob to put UCF up six, the no-call on Zion’s charge, the hook-and-hold after the free throw, the cheap fouls on Tacko, CFU’s tip-in not going in… Duke is Satan’s team. Central Florida deserved to win.

Lots more tournament talk to come throughout the day and beyond, plus the show radio show is back in studio today at 10 a.m.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

31 Comments for Today On KSR: One weekend down, two to go…



  1. Bigblueswami
    9:49 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

    That black cast has seriously curbed my enthusiasm. If we pull another one out, great. Good year with a a crappy hand fate dealt us the last few weeks of the season.



    • syrin23
      9:59 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      The game being Friday gives another day to heal, and we won’t need him until Sunday’s game, and if Auburn beats UNC, we might not need him for that game.



  2. clarks
    9:50 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

    Hate to say it but I’m ashamed of the fans on here bashing PJ for not playing. He came back to try to win a national title and has been a warrior for us. If he is able to play he will and I hope that him and his family know that is a small amount of kentucky fans saying this stuff. They all gonna eat Crowe when he comes back and leads us to Minneapolis. Go cats and get well soon pj



    • runningunnin.454
      9:55 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      Bravo, well said.



    • gasman01
      10:17 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      Absolutely well said. PJ is the polar opposite to Vanderbilt.



    • BLUE WHITE
      10:26 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      There’s a lot of people on here that aren’t actually fans but I agree 100%



    • speaksthetruth
      10:58 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      Agree… why fans say he wouldn’t want to play makes no sense.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:04 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      I think the majority of UK fans think like you. There is a small but vocal contingent of morons, unfortunately.



  3. BLUE WHITE
    10:25 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

    9:59. Why not call it 10 lol



    • catsarerunnin
      11:34 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      Charles Barkley eats again at precisely 10:00 pm. Every minute counts.



  4. CatBlue in LR
    10:32 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

    Why does CBS only want to go back to 1975 to count up Sweet 16 appearances? Oh, because that puts UNC ahead of us. Nevermind–answered my own question.



    • catsarerunnin
      11:36 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

      When was the last time a former UK player did any tourney analysis on CBS?



  5. jaws2
    3:32 pm March 25, 2019 Permalink

    Because if they included all years it wouldn’t fit their ACC love narrative!