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Today on KSR: What Basketball Game?

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Kentucky should be playing in Minneapolis tonight, two wins away from a National Championship. Instead, we’re stuck watching from home.

Auburn and Virginia tip-off at 6:09, followed by Texas Tech and Michigan State at 8:49 p.m. ET. If you wisely choose to ignore tonight’s Final Four, we’ve got a few things that can keep you occupied.

Saturday Football Scrimmage

Yesterday Mark Stoops revealed his team is popping pads more than usual to give his inexperienced players more game-like reps. They’re on the gridiron early for this morning’s scrimmage. The head coach will meet with the media around noon. Until then, check out yesterday’s interview with Stoops on Kentucky Sports Radio, beginning at the midway point of the podcast.

A HUGE Derby Prep Race Day

It’s arguably the biggest Derby Prep weekend of the year — Blue Grass, Santa Anita and the Wood. The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct goes off at 6:00, the Blue Grass Stakes post time is set for 6:43 at Keeneland and the Santa Anita Derby follows at approximately 7:15 p.m. ET. I need a little more time to handicap the races, but I’ll be sure to post my picks well before post time.

Softball Doubleheader in Lexington

The Cats had a season-high 17 hits to take down No. 17 Ole Miss 11-4 last night at John Cropp Stadium. With severe weather in the forecast Sunday, today they’ll play two. The action begins at 2:00 p.m. and can be seen on SEC Network+.

Bat Cats got a W

After falling down 2-0 in the first inning, the Kentucky baseball team battled back to beat Missouri in CoMo Friday night. Before game two of the series begins at 3:00 p.m. on SEC Network+, enjoy highlights from yesterday’s win.

Kentuckian Eliminated from the Final Four

Former Elizabethtown Miss Basketball Erin Boley scored 14 points in last night’s national semifinals, but her Oregon Ducks ultimately fell 72-67 to Baylor. Notre Dame took down UConn 81-76 to setup Sunday’s title game in Tampa.

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Recommended Watch: The Twilight Zone

Jordan Peele has resurrected the Rod Serling classic on CBS All-Access. Last night I watched the first two episodes of the anthology series. There were familiar faces — Tracy Morgan, Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani –stuck in moral paradigms. Peele captures the eerie feeling that made the original an icon. I wouldn’t describe it as “scary,” unless you have a fear of flights. Then “Nightmare at 30,000 feet” probably isn’t for you.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

24 Comments for Today on KSR: What Basketball Game?



  1. Kat4Life
    10:05 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    I will not watch another second of basketball until November.

  2. As someone said in the Show Thread the other day, “Final Four? More like Final Bore”. However, I’ll catch what I can. My daughter’s birthday party starts at the same time as the Auburn game. I’m pulling for AU, but it’s a less than enthusiastic pull since their not playing a Puke or UNCheat.



  3. jim tom
    10:51 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    No they should not be playing. They lost



  4. KYJelly
    11:19 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    How are Michael Avenatti’s recent tweets pertaining to Duke & Zion being funneled payments through Nike not on KSR yet? Y’all dropping the ball



  5. makeitstop
    11:25 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Since Mash is not on here yet I thought I’d preemptively point out the FF is missing UNC, w their 3 seniors, one of whom is a projected first round pick (Cam Johnson) and their talented freshmen, Little and White, 2 lottery picks generally projected to go before ANY of our guys. They went out a round before us, getting whipped by the team playing today who only beat us bc we missed one too many FT and our last shot didn’t fall. In the rush to condemn Cal, then Coach K, that spectacular implosion hasn’t gotten as much press and disproves the “seniors plus lottery picks = FF” theorem. Hope they take their share of grief today for going out early!



  6. VirginiaCat
    11:50 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    It’s convenient to say that we lost to Auburn because of a missed FT or because our last shot didn’t go in. We all know that it shouldn’t have come down to that. We played a #5 seed whose best player was injured. A team that we beat twice and beat very badly the second time. We lost because in the second half and overtime combined, we shot 57% from the line and 13% from deep. We didn’t use our bench, failed to call TOs at critical times, let a significant lead evaporate, and failed to counter Auburn’s adjustments. The difficult truth is that we were beaten by an inferior team with their best player on the bench. We all know that we let a golden opportunity slip through our fingers for the second year in a row. Now then, gentlemen, let the onslaught begin.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:29 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      No intention to slaughter; but, you can’t see that Auburn has played significantly better in the post-season, much like UCONN in ’14?



    • makeitstop
      2:50 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      We played the hottest team in the tourney who had just mauled the ACC tourney winner, ranked and seeded above us, with 3 first round draft picks (2 lottery freshmen) and 3 senior starters. You can say we should not have lost, and we all agree. We were better, but we couldn’t hit shots. Saying we underperformed implies the coach could have fixed it (he can’t shoot for them) or the players just didn’t perform, which is true but at this stage just sounds like grousing. Move on.



    • Luether
      12:39 am April 7, 2019 Permalink

      You are correct VC. In addition to the points you made, Cal was significantly out-coached by Bruce Pearl – a fact that Cal admitted…



  7. IrishCat
    12:13 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    The fact that so many ppl refuse to watch the final four is indicative of our descent as a fan base. Kentucky fans were once the most knowledgeable in the country, primarily b/c they were BASKETBALL FANS. That has changed (if you need proof just read insane comments on almost any post) which I think is kinda sad. Our fan base is becoming like all the rest: barely knowledgeable of the sport, just here to see wins and celebrate, or complain about losses. We’ve switched eras in more ways than one.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:31 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Yep,depressing…ain’t it?



    • makeitstop
      2:42 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Lot of truth to that…



    • ClutchCargo
      2:58 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      It seems that way on the surface. But any idiot with internet access and an opinion can go online and post often enough that they are way over represented on sites like this. When you attend a game at Rupp, the fans are still the best around.



  8. calicat5
    1:33 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Shocker. We shit the bed in the tournament. Again. Why do you all seem surprised?



  9. KYCat4EVER
    1:21 am April 7, 2019 Permalink

    “Kentucky should be playing in Minneapolis tonight, two wins away from a National Championship. Instead, we’re stuck watching from home.”

    Nice factual opening to your article….but this information does nothing for those looking to be informed about facts!

    For instance…

    Why aren’t our CATS playing today?

    Aren’t we one of the best four in the country this year?

    Didn’t we beat Auburn, with their best player twice this year?

    Our CATS were a 2-seed so how did we lose to a lower seed?

    Didn’t our coach publicly proclaim Kentucky the GOLD STANDARD of college basketball?

    How can we be THE GOLD STANDARD and be home watching Tin, Zinc, and Rust play today?

    WHO is accountable for this loss, and WHY?

    WHAT did our weak AD Mitch Barnhart DO about it?

    How many more years like this year, will the UK Administration continue to accept an under achieving team, a spineless AD, and excuses?

    If a coach who declares “I tried everything” after the Auburn debacle, never plays a zone (see Tubby), doesn’t have a full court press that causes immediate havoc and turnovers (see Pitino), refuses to sit a point guard or players who just don’t give the effort (see Hall), and will not run set plays with screens, backdoors, picks, and curls to get his scorers free for baskets (see Rupp)….HAS HE REALLY TRIED EVERYTHING, just knows very little, OR is STUBBORN?

    Remember… this isn’t the first time our CATS have disappeared from the NCAA final four due to an upset, give away, or clueless bench decisions!

    How about addressing those questions while your home Monday Night watching two teams play who have coaching that is MULTI DIMENSIONAL!

    GO BIG BLUE!