It is very late and I have to get ready for court tomorrow, so this will be quick. Tomorrow the best two days of the year begin as it is March Madness time….a good time to remember heroes of years past such as Harold “The Show” Arceneaux of Weber State, who put a beatdown on UNC and Dean Smith Bill Guthridge one year in the first round. It is guys like Arceneaux, Bryce Drew, etc that make the tournament great and you can be sure that will be the focus of my next two days.
A few quick notes…..
— Konner Tucker committed to Kentucky today, giving the Cats another PG in the class of 2009. Tucker comes out of a Texas JUCO and was being recruited by a number of schools around the country (although it isnt clear which schools had finally offered). He visited UK during the NIT and fell in love with the place, giving his commitment. We wrote a bit on Tucker yesterday and as always, we welcome the newest Cat Commitment to the UK family. Eric Bossi of Scout.com however reports that UK is still recruiting yet ANOTHER Juco point guard, Malcolm Armstead, the hottest Juco PG target in America….who has three years left to play in his college career. We will have more on him later in the week.
— The Cats will play at Creighton on Monday night after the Bluejays BARELY squeezed by Bowling Green tonight in their first round NIT game. The game time has not yet been released, but it should be quite an interesting game. There is almost no circumstance outside of the NIT in which I can imagine the Cats playing a road game at a place like Creighton. That should make the next game random and to me at least, exciting.
— Larry Vaught (who has been all over things recently) had this quote today on Kentucky Sports Report from Deandre Liggins concerning the status of Coach Billy Gillispie:
Did the team hear the Sports Illustrated report before the game that coach Gillispie was being fired?
DeAndre Liggins: “We don’t listen to that. It is all negative stuff. He is still our coach. Whatever happens will happen. But he is still our coach now. We are just doing what he says to do and executing his plan.”
— Rumors were everywhere today of press conferences, secret commitments, cancelled flights and other stories. This ended up being the most visits for a day ever here at Kentucky Sports Radio, surpassing the record set just a couple of weeks ago after the Georgia loss. We could chalk that up to the NIT game, the Tucker commitment and the overall interest in where the program is going, but heres to another amazing day of view from the KSR fans. Here is what we know….as of 1:00 AM on Wednesday night, Billy Gillispie is the Coach at Kentucky, the Cats are playing Creighton and the Sweet 16 is still the best event that you can see for under 20 bucks in this state. I was there tonight rooting on my 13th Region pride with the Corbin RedHounds….they lost to Eastern, but it was still a great night indeed. Eastern will end up in the finals and the monster half of the bracket begins tomorrow to find their opponent. Tomorrow night’s session with Elliott County could very well nearly sell out, so if you get a chance, get your tickets now….it is going to be quite an event.
Basketball all day every day for the next four days…..color me happy.
Thread Hijack: Ok, after much deliberation, we’ve decided to do an NCAA Bracket Challenge. You will most likely win nothing but a high seed in future nerd fights, but maybe you’ll get one of those crappy shirts we made awhile back.
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