Tonight at 9:00, the Kentucky Wildcats will try to stand alone in second place in the SEC with a win over the Georgia Bulldogs in Rupp Arena. Normally, that would be today’s primary talking point, but today is not a normal day.
Just four days after UofL prescribed a postseason ban for the men’s basketball team for the sex scandal first alleged in “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” the woman at the center of scandal will join Matt Jones for a live interview on Kentucky Sports Radio at 11:05. Powell has said few words publicly since the scandal became front page news. Today’s interview drew so much early attention that it has been moved to a Top Secret location.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. Who knows what we’ll learn from today’s talk with Katina Powell.
There is a Basketball Game Tonight
Tonight’s matchup vs. Georgia at home isn’t the most appealing, but the Bulldogs have started to figure things out. They’ve won two in a row, a streak that started with a dominating 13-point win over South Carolina. Calipari is 9-2 against Georgia, but don’t forget that the Dogs almost ended Kentucky’s perfect season late last year in Athens.
However, it’s hard to worry when the Cats are at Rupp Arena. You can sit at home for the call from Brad Nessler and Sean Farnham, or you can get upper level tickets for only $25. All you have to do is use the offer code SNOW on Ticketmaster for sections 234-244, and you’re in the stands for less than face value. Hurry, before they’re all gone.
More “Cal to the NBA Rumors” are Coming
Yesterday Derek Fisher was let go by the Knicks, and now Marc Stein is reporting that the Kings are going to fire George Karl. Don’t worry too much, Cal already has a Tweet ready in his Drafts.
Buddy Hield is Icy
Game tied with less than 10 seconds left? No problem. A cold-blooded killer.
MKG is Making Threes
Hard to believe but it’s true. Since returning from injury, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a new facet to his game — a jump shot. Tonight he made his third 3-pointer of the year. Before this season he had only hit three three’s in three years (say that five times fast). He finished the game with a season-high 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.
If you’re wondering how the other NBA Cats are doing, they’re still really, really, really, really good at basketball. Julius Randle had 15 points and tied a career-high in rebounds with 19, his 21st double-double of the year. Karl Towns had his 29th double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes, but Anthony Davis got the win, thanks to his 27 points and 8 rebounds.
Stoops is Interviewing a New Defensive Backs Coach
Former South Carolina defensive backs coach Grady Brown will reportedly be interviewing for Derrick Ansley’s old job this week. Ed Reed was in the picture for only a moment, and there will likely be more names that surface in the coming weeks. If you’d like your name to be in the mix, you can apply for the position here.
There’s Somebody Crazier than Rick Pitino on UofL’s Bench
It isn’t the first time long-time strength coach Ray Ganong has provided us with a candid emotional moment. It also happened last year at the Yum! Center, and during UofL’s first win this Summer in Puerto Rico. Bless his (rapidly beating) heart.
Tonight is the New Hampshire Primary
I know we have plenty of people out there that love when we discuss politics on the site. Don’t worry, this political science major is going to stay away from the subject and let Ryan Lemond give an informed report on the radio tomorrow.
Sacha Killeya-Jones Received his McDonald’s All-American Jersey
Before the Kentucky signee received his All-American jersey, he played a double-header in Pulaski County. I’ll break down his game later today.
Basketball on TV Tonight
- #8 Michigan State at #18 Purdue, 7:00 on ESPN
- #10 West Virginia at #6 Kansas, 7:00 on ESPN2
- Pitt at #12 Miami, 7:00 on ESPNU
- Auburn at Tennessee, 7:00 on SEC Network
- Arkansas at Miss. State, 9:00 on SEC Network
- Ole Miss at Florida, 9:00 on ESPNU