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Good morning, friends.  So nice to see you.  Wait, is that coffee on your shirt?  You actually looked? Wow.  Can’t believe I made you look that easily.  I hope you’ll still look at what lies ahead today on KSR.

A Wild Finish

Tennessee’s first game as the No. 1 team in the country featured a little Memorial Magic.  The Vanderbilt Commodores fought to build a late six-point lead with less than two minutes to play.  A hook and hold flagrant foul, followed by a Grant Williams ‘And One,’ put the Volts within striking range.  Tied with :30 to play, chaos ensued.

Vanderbilt blocked a potential game-winning shot to send it to overtime, but they could not get anything going in the extra period.  Tennessee defeated Vandy 88-83 behind Grant Williams’ 43-point performance to defend their No. 1 spot and remain undefeated in SEC play.  This team is pretty damn good.

UK Women Return Home

Memorial Coliseum will host a Top 25 duel between the fifteenth-ranked Wildcats and the Missouri Tigers tonight at 6:30.  The No. 25 Tigers are coming to Lexington off a loss at South Carolina, while UK brings fresh legs after a week away from the court.

General admission tickets are $8 for adults and only $5 for children.  If you can’t make it to Memorial Coliseum, you can see all of the action on the SEC Network.

Teleconference Time

Ahead of ESPN’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge, each conference is hosting a teleconference with the league coaches.  We’ll share what we heard from John Calipari and Bill Self around lunchtime.

Lonnie Johnson Secures the Bag

The UK cornerback is making so much money in Mobile.  After wowing scouts with his size on Tuesday, he dominated one-on-ones on Day Two at the Senior Bowl.  Once considered an under the radar draft prospect, Lonnie is flying so far up draft boards, he could become an early Day Two pick in the NFL Draft.

A New Podcast

Kentucky Thrones Radio is back.  Like a pair of Whitewalkers, T.J. Walker and I brought KSR’s Game of Thrones podcast back to life last night.  Over the next three months we will help you get prepared for the final season of Game of Thrones with a little help from our friends.  As we wait for Apple’s approval, you can find each podcast on the KSR iTunes feed.  Thanks for listening, and bearing with us as we kick off the rust.

That Boy’s Good

Kentucky has been targeting 2020’s top-ranked center, N’Faly Dante, for quite some time.  Rumored to potentially reclassify to the 2019 class, as you will see in his latest highlight reel from the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, he would not miss a beat.

Tiger is Back

Tiger Woods’ 2019 season begins this afternoon at the Farmers Insurance Open.  He’ll tee off at Torrey Pines, a course where he’s won eight times, this afternoon at 1:40 ET alongside Xander Schauffele and Tony Finau.  Coverage on the Golf Channel begins at 3:00 pm.

Look Out!

Bleacher Report used one former Kentucky point guard’s love for video games to scare the Fox out of him.  Watch what happened when De’Aaron Fox sampled the new Resident Evil video game.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Today on KSR, Presented by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    9:14 am January 24, 2019 Permalink

    Sorry, but you totally missed the point on the Vandy-Tenn game. Vandy COMPLETELY outplayed them. It is pretty amazing some of the calls that Tenn got … Williams lowered his shouldered, pounded into people, hooked people, and flopped on the floor, and he got every call. Seriously EVERY call. It is like there was a mandate by the SEC to “Protect the No. 1 – as long as they are not UK!” The game was a sham and Tenn should never have won. Granted Vandy choked at the end, but it should have never come to that.

    • KYjellyRoll
      9:51 am January 24, 2019 Permalink

      Tennessee is beatable. Should have lost. UK will have their hands full but I believe we win both.

  2. W F Reserve
    10:30 am January 24, 2019 Permalink

    It amazes me that even after review, they can come up with that decision.

    • klyne
      10:49 am January 24, 2019 Permalink

      It is sad that the refs can review a play like this and PJ’s the other day and still get it so horribly wrong. The flopping by players and reviews by the refs are ruining the sport. Just play the game and leave the theatrics to FIFA. I never have wanted to see someone get hurt while playing, but if Williams had blown out his elbow on the flop, he would only have himself to blame.

    • W F Reserve
      2:54 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

      Agree 100%. He just about hurt himself with his fake flop. After you watch the review, he actually hooked over the Vandy players arm first, and then threw himself up in the air after he wasn’t getting the rebound. I guess Pat Adams couldn’t see that in the replay – or didn’t want to.

  3. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    2:14 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

    Lonnie Johnson is further evidence of the fact that many Kentucky fans have completely underestimated just how elite our defense was this year. Historically good. The media may have even underestimated it more. The consistent underrating of the team and predictions of losses came partially because of an anemic offense but much of it also came because no one seemed to respect this defense. If we can find and develop kids on this level in the future it’s going to be fun around here for awhile.