Mondays are always tough. They are tough for bloggers, tough for basketball players and tough for just about everybody. The Kentucky Wildcats are getting some maintenance done on their psyche by Calipari, who is still pushing for perfection. SEC bloggers and media are debating whether or not the SEC tournament needs to be seeded for the league as a whole rather than by division (a debate which has been going on for a couple of years now), and Kentucky is very interested in JUCO Stan Simpson.
More in the links below:
Rush The Court :: Morning Five: 02.21.11 Edition
North Carolina gets poked, and the return of the Shark.
- UK women get rare win at Vanderbilt :: Lexington Herald-Leader
- Is Billy Gillispie the leader for the Wyoming coaching job? :: Cowboy Altitude
Sunday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind., the Buckeyes were sentenced to a death by firing squad. The lone gunman was Boilermakers' senior guard E'Twaun Moore. Moore scored half of his teams points--a career high 38--in knocking off the No. 3-ranked Buckeyes 76-63.
Ouch. Impressive game for the Boilers, but the Buckeys are just as good as they were. It takes a game like that to beat them.
Ignoring the history for a moment, though: isn't this just the sort of chaos that presages an insane March Madness?
You mean, like the last three have been?
So what's the deal? Is the SEC as soft as University of Louisville fans say? Is the Big East as overrated as UK fans say? This won't be popular, but both may be right — at least as far as tournament results are concerned.
The SEC as a conference is soft, but the top of this conference is pretty good. It's at the middle and bottom where the SEC is weak.
The UK Nation :: Streak In Danger At "Derby Festival Basketball Classic"
I do hope one of the UK recruits sees his way clear to come to the KDF Classic.
Cats must start playing like it’s tournament time now :: Vaught's Views
I could not agree more. It's play-for-your-seed time now, and if Kentucky wants a reasonable seed, all they have to do is win.
Head coach John Calipari kept making the wrong substitutions in the first half because he was misinformed on the number of fouls Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins had. He kept subbing Liggins in and out, thinking he had two fouls, and kept Jones on the floor because he thought the freshman only had one. Reality was the reverse.
Hmm. Looks like our coaching staff needs a little work when it comes to perfection as well.
- What they said about the weekend in college hoops :: Beyond the Arc
Couldn't win at Mississippi. Couldn't win at Alabama or Georgia. Couldn't win at Vanderbilt or Florida.
This team needs to win at Arkansas, where the Hogs have been defeated by Georgia and Ole Miss.
I'm tired of touting these road games as big. At this point, they're all big.
- Wildcats Thunder Blog :: Coach Cal comments on Lexy: Sorry coach Hall!! He's the best!
Patterson: Hayes heart and soul of team :: Vaught's Views
Chuck is the man. That is all.
- Terrence Jones Named SEC Freshman of the Week for Fifth Time