This is your open thread for today's basketball action, and to comment on a few stories I have listed, or whatever you can find to add to them. Treat as an open thread.
A total of 47 University of Kentucky student-athletes were named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll for fall sports, the league office announced. Kentucky had the fourth-most honorees out of all 12 SEC schools.
Very good to see.
In his memo, [NCAA national coordinator of officials John] Adams specifically urged referees to enforce rules against taunting, profanity, and gestures like "waving off" an official after a call. He also reminded them that coaches should be immediately penalized if they leave the coach's box to complain about a call. "These types of actions call for technical fouls. Call them!" Adams wrote. "Your coordinators and commissioners will support you."
Hat tip: KSR. KSR wonders if this means a sudden increase in technical fouls, and I'd say it very well could. I hope coaches have taken appropriate note, and advised their charges accordingly. Also, Calipari might want to rethink his language during games.
I hope Orton gets a chance to show what he can do before the NBA abandons him to the d-league.
"They win the right way."
And what Jack "Goose" Givens meant was how this Kentucky basketball team wins first with its defense. On today's "Leach Report" radio show, Givens said that's how it was for the 1978 national title team which he helped lead.
I just found this hilarious, for some reason.. Your mileage may vary. **WARNING - SALTY LANGUAGE**
I think this is right. The NBADL doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, and it represents something a little different than that name implies.
I didn't know Bledsoe had been sent down.
I'm sure this will thrill Monty Python fans.
The SEC does deserve to be praised for how they have handled Pat Summitt's illness.