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Today on KSR: Recruiting updates, Rubber matches, Game 7’s

Happy Sunday, BBN!

It’s a quiet morning in the Bluegrass, but with how things have been going lately, you never know when breaking news could hit. So, before anything crazy happens, here’s what you need to know to start your day:

Bat Cats Play for Redemption

The UK baseball team will be back in action this afternoon for the final game in their series against Missouri. The teams have split the series so far, with UK taking the first game 2-1 and Missouri claiming the second 14-11. Yes, 14-11. Check out Trey’s recap of yesterday’s high-scoring affair here.

Today’s game is slated for 1 p.m. at the Cliff. If you can’t make it to Lexington, tune into the SEC Network+ or 630 WLAP for full coverage.

UK Softball Feels the Same

The baseball team isn’t the only group of Wildcats playing a decisive Game 3 today: the No. 18 Kentucky softball team takes on No. 6 Tennessee today at 1:30. The Cats took Game one, 9-8 in eight innings. But the Vols came back strong Saturday, earning a 8-1 victory over UK.

Only the top 12 teams in the conference qualify for the upcoming SEC tournament, and the Cats – currently sitting at No. 10 – need a win to stay in the fight until selection next weekend. Today’s game is set for 1:30 p.m.

Recruiting News

It seems like there’s new scoop from the recruiting trail everyday. What will today bring? Well…

It’s the final day of the Nike EYBL tournament in Indianapolis. James Wiseman and D.J. Jeffries will both hit the floor, plus recently-offered 2020 player Scottie Barnes. Tyrese Maxey, whose pending decision has been generating a lot of buzz recently, is also in attendance. Assistant coaches Kenny Payne and Tony Barbee are watching all of the weekend’s action unfold.

Joel Justus is in Atlanta at the Adidas Gauntlet Series. He’ll be keeping an eye on 2020 5-star players Matthew Hurt and Jalen Green, among others.

We’ll have plenty of coverage throughout the day as updates become available.

Bledsoe vs. Rozier update

If you’ve been following the Eric Bledsoe-Terry Rozier drama, you know the media has made it seem like they really don’t get along. And, maybe they don’t. But following last night’s Celtics Game-7 win, they tried to clear the air.

“I mean, it’s the playoffs. What do you expect, us to be out there shaking hands and giving out hugs the whole time?” Bledsoe said. “That [stuff] ain’t going to happen. He had a hell of a series, man, I got to take my hat off to him.”

Part of the drama started when Rozier referred to “Drew Bledsoe,” leading the former Cat to insist he didn’t even know who Rozier was. Last night, Boston fans had a little fun at Bledsoe’s expense.

On the court, both point guards had an excellent night. Bledsoe finished with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting. But Rozier had the slight edge, finishing with 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting plus nine assists.

Think what you will, but I like to think it all started because of Kentucky-Louisville.

A Big Night for Lebron

Whether you love him or hate him, I’d be willing to bet most of you – at least the NBA fans – will be watching Lebron James and the Cavs take on the Pacers today for Game 7. There’s a lot on the line for Lebron, who’s never lost a first-round playoffs series. He’ll need another monster game tonight, but he’s got the momentum: in the Cavs’ three postseason wins, he’s averaging 40.7 points on 61 percent shooting, 11.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

If the Pacers come out with the win, today could very well be the last time we see Lebron in a Cleveland uniform… what do you think?

Tip is set for 1 p.m. and will air on ABC.

That’s all I have for right now. Have a great morning and, as always, go Cats!


Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

8 Comments for Today on KSR: Recruiting updates, Rubber matches, Game 7’s

  1. BlueByYou
    10:04 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    2020 commit Scottie Barnes?

  2. Blue Jesus
    10:12 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    “plus recent 2020 commit Scottie Barnes.” Maggie Davis with some breaking news!

  3. Cokely53
    10:22 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    Scoop Davis dropping bombs!!

  4. Maggie Davis
    10:27 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    Not a commit…. just offered. Sorry to disappoint!

    • catsarerunnin
      10:57 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t bother recognizing those who couldn’t come close to doing your job here. They also believe they are better at coaching than Cal.

    • Cokely53
      11:47 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

      We weren’t criticizing. The post said commit before her edit. We knew it was likely a typo but was hoping she possibly let some good news slip. Not everyone is as cynical as you think.

  5. Megan
    11:14 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    Whether you love him or hate him? Who hates LeBron? Saw him again in Trainwreck. He’s the funniest part of the movie.

  6. MegatonRange
    11:26 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    I thought Matthew Hurt was a 2019 recruit, not 2020. I sure hope Cal can sort out the class he’s in.