Hello, friends. I hope you’re well. What’s going on with you? No way. She said that? She crazy. Im’ma go over there right now and tell her what’s up. Girl, you still with Roger? He a dog. You just need to do you.
Friends, this weekend we face another potentially dangerous opponent in the Texas A&M Aggies, whose own Elston Turner went all Devan Downey on us a few weeks back and dealt us a loss on our home court in only their second game as an SEC contender. Dreadful, I think we can all agree. But oh, we were younger then. It was a simpler time. Our young Cats hadn’t quite figured out how the world worked. Just a bunch of mixed-up kids. On Tuesday night, with a win against Ole Miss, we turned a corner. So much of a corner, in fact, that the always excitable Dick Vitale even went so far as to announce that these Wildcats as a team “came of age” that night against the Rebels. Clearly, if you watched the game you’d find it hard to disagree. But in case you missed it, we’ve collated here those particular moments throughout Tuesday night’s game — the game where our boys became men. As always, it’s sure to waste your time, you’ll likely hate it, and I’ll see you guys here again next week.
12:10 A block by Nerlens Noel — the third of his game so far — signifies that the rookie center has come to play and plans on being a defensive roadblock for Ole Miss scoring attempts.
11:47 Kyle Wiltjer comes up with a big defensive rebound, a jumper and a layup all in the span of one minute, signifying a more confident young sophomore — a drastic difference from only a mere seven days prior.
9:18 With an assist from Wiltjer, Jarrod Polson breaks away for a layup to give the Wildcats a 17-15 lead in a neck-and-neck battle. Jon Hood shaves for the first time and then votes.
1:45 Wiltjer assists Archie Goodwin with a dunk to close the growing five-point gap, followed seconds later by Noel’s stunning fifth block of the night. Sam Malone tears up his presentation on Uruguay in front of the class and instead delivers a message from the heart about how being popular isn’t everything.
15:20 Ryan Harrow spends a week at summer camp he’ll never forget, forging meaningful friendships which will last a lifetime and learning that he can accomplish anything. As he turns back to take one last look at Lake Wannapekita, he sees Sharon standing beneath a tree. She smiles at him and he knows they’ll cross paths again. It’s been one amazing month.
12:18 Tod Lanter has a torrid affair with his girlfriend’s sexy mother, then has a change of heart and races to the church to stop his girlfriend from getting married to another man. Julius Mays, Alex Poythress and Kyle Wiltjer take a two-day trek through the wilderness to see a dead body.
7:23 Archie Goodwin slips out after curfew to head to an underground dancing competition, where he learns more than just dance moves from the sassy but sexy Rosalinda. When his parents forbid him to see her again, he defies them to enter the ballroom dancing competition at a posh high school and turn the tables on the stuffy administrators and entitled classmates. He’s about to show them some moves they’ve never seen!
3:15 Willie Cauley-Stein is called away from tending his family’s farm to fight in the Revolutionary War, where he rises up through the ranks to become a general of his own fleet of ground forces fighting back the British infantry in the woods of the Adirondacks. One day he looks in a mirror to see his own aged face and realizes the war is over…but at what cost?
2:10 Nerlens Noel is a promising young college basketball star with his life ahead of him. Marshall Henderson is a tough-talking kid from the wrong side of the tracks. Together they forge a friendship that will defy the odds. But will Nerlens’ loyalty be put to the test when he finds out Marshall is the leader of a dangerous cult of drug-dealing human-bird warlocks?
1:02 Nobody puts Brian Long in a corner.