We’re only a few days away from one of the best weekends in college basketball. With Louisville, Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse set to go to battle this weekend, expect to hear a whole lot of Cinderella, zone defense and Trey Burke talk. It’s inevitable. Hopefully, the games live up to the billing. But in all likelihood, none of them will make this list. Read More »
TAG: University of Kentucky
College basketball will always be preluded with the idea that the underdog can fight for another day. It precipitates the rise of an unknown team from small-town, America and gives them a chance at momentary grace with the upset of a legend. Read More »
The sting of an extraordinarily disappointing season that ended last night in a first round NIT loss to Robert Morris hurts a little bit less this afternoon for Kentucky fans.
In a press conference at his high school, 6-9 five-star recruit Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academuy, Dallas, TX) officially committed to Kentucky, choosing the ‘Cats over Florida, Kansas and Texas.
So while the Wildcats may have skulked off the court in embarrassed fashion last night, Randle joins an incoming class that will likely have John Calipari‘s squad ranked No. 1 when next season starts. Read More »
With New York mourning the 16th anniversary (are we really that old?) of the death of Biggie Smalls yesterday, the Knicks gave the city something to celebrate. But fittingly, on this day, they also announced another injury to a major star, one that might murder the rest of his season … J.R. Smith had 24 points, and Steve Novak added another 20 off the pine in New York’s 29-point dismantling of Utah, a game that was never close after the first quarter. Read More »
Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel wants everyone to know he’s going to be just fine. “Flat-top Nerlens I be chillin in the post” is how he opens his new song (alongside the apparent pre-eminent Kentucky anthem-maker, Wesley Grams) about his recovery, called “Number 9.” Noel’s knee injury was gruesome, but his song’s surprisingly easy to listen to. Read More »
It’s not often you hear Vince Carter‘s name mentioned with Larry Bird‘s. But before you start in with the “Wince” jokes, know that he’s been one of the most surprising players this season, playing like he’s 30 years old again. In Dallas’ 23-point thumping of Sacramento last night, VC hit for 17 in the third and 26 total to pass Bird for 29th all time in points. Read More »
This ACL plague has gone beyond a ridiculous place; it’s become terrifying. It seems like another ballplayer is succumbing to the most dreaded of knee injuries every day and it’s not letting up. We’re not talking middle-aged guys at the Y here, either – it’s getting the best athletes in the world at a frightening clip.
The last time James Harden played against his old team, he had a nightmare game, a half dozen of his shots blocked back into his face. This time, he made his first shot in Kevin Durant‘s face, and was good enough to drop 25 points (still only 9-for-33 shooting against OKC this year). But while the first half played out like a tape from the old And1 video game, the second half became a mismatch, and the Thunder went on to win 124-94. Read More »
Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »