Just to give everyone a heads up, I have visitors coming in from out of town tomorrow, so I will be out of pocket all day. There will be a pre-game and there will be an open game thread for sure, so don't worry about that. I won't be around during the game, though, so I'll have to record it for later viewing.
The big news of the day was a comment John Wall made to the media after Saturday's game indicating that he wasn't having fun and that he was going to ignore Coach Cal's criticism. Today, after sitting down with the coach and reviewing the tape, Wall discovered what an unfortunate impression the tape left and he and the coach set things straight. Chalk it up to freshman growing pains.
The rest of the news follows the jump.
BBL: Kentucky women move up to second place John Clay’s Sidelines
John Clay's big blue links.
SEC links: Tennessee continues it mastery of the Gators John Clay’s Sidelines
John Clay's SEC links.
Wildcat Blue In a Sea of Orange: Inside the numbers: Which team DESERVES to be #1??
I'm going to guess Kansas. I think the 'Cats will wind up at #3 or 4.
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Mississippi Rebels - Recap - January 31, 2010 - ESPN
The Hawgs take down the Rebels. Should be a tired, angry Ole Miss team rolling into Rupp for tomorrow night's game
Rush The Court " Blog Archive " Morning Five: 02.01.10 Edition
RTC wonders if John Wall is losing his focus. Nah. He played pretty well Saturday despite too many turnovers. He just needs to relax a little.
College Basketball Bubble Watch - Pac-10's struggles could result in unprecedented tourney haul - NCAA Men's Basketball - ESPN
Heh. Louisville and North Carolina in the NIT? We should be so lucky.
A recap of the end of today's game - Card Chronicle
Mike at Card Chronicle is pissed, and I think he has a right to be. The officials clearly made a mistake, and wound up making the wrong call, according to @ESPNAndyKatz.
Vaught's Views: So-called slump has freshman John Wall frustrated: AMNews.com
"I love college basketball. This is the probably the most fun you are going to have playing basketball. High school is fun, but college is where it is at. You could be here forever," he [John Wall] said.
Ah, John. If only.
Cousins growing up quickly for No. 4 Wildcats - ncaa - SI.com
This seems right to me.
Eric Crawford | Armed and ready, Kentucky basketball has high-caliber outing | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
DeMarcus Cousins has 21 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes? "Ridiculous," Calipari said.
The Wildcats go from giving up 20 offensive boards to South Carolina to just three to a good rebounding team? "Ridiculous."
DeAndre Liggins doesn't hesitate to make the key shot of the second half, a three-pointer when Vandy was threatening with 12 minutes left? "Ridiculous."
It's the same, old story for Duke - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Just a bit of schadenfreude.
- Updated Bracket projections - Beyond the Arc - msnbc.com
- Rush The Court " Blog Archive " RTC Top 25: Week 13
- White will test UK’s talented backcourt | Vaught's Views