Today, the Kentucky Wildcats took the series from the LSU Tigers, 2-1, on the strength of a 7-6 victory today at Cliff Hagan Stadium. This victory gives Kentucky the overall SEC lead, and the Wildcats maintain a 2 game lead over the Florida Gators in the East. Congratulations to the Bat Cats for taking down the #1 team in the nation in the series.
But Saturday, the Cats flexed their offensive muscles. Up 2-1 entering the fourth, UK broke it open with a three-run home run off the bat of freshman Austin Cousino, who struck out five times the night before.
Yet another 1-run victory by Kentucky, who has been dominant in close games all year.
"Yet some nerd has got to say, 'Well it's bad for college sports.' Why? Because they're talented? Was it bad when Tiger Woods left Stanford? (Sarcastically) He ruined that university by leaving early! I mean what are you talking about?"
Calipari was labeling critics of one-and-done players nerds, not Holland particularly.
I don't know, Jerry, I think he was kind of throwing that term out there generically. As a nerd myself who agrees with Calipari, I think that he was being more specific than general.
Duke did indeed have a terrible month. Schadenfreude, anyone?
What will Tommy Turtleneck do? Probably thumb his nose at them. It will be interesting to see what the fallout will eventually be.
Yeah, Louisville's making money -- at the expense of the city.
Ryan and Wisconsin made such a mess of this, it still hasn't died. You know when a story lives on past it's normal life-span, and it's negative, you have really blown it.
Operative word: "May." Still, it's better than having no hope at all.
How connected do you think you’ll stay to the Kentucky program over the coming years?
"Oh, forever really. I’m never going to turn my back on Kentucky. They got me to the NBA. If it wasn’t for this school and this program, I wouldn’t be making this decision. I’ll always come back here and do what I’ve got to do to finish school and be active in this state."
Great to hear. Doron will always be a favorite of mine.
Darius Miller will be a fan favorite forever. Totally a class kid.
UK is also still an option for McDonald’s All-American Amile Jefferson, who is also looking at North Carolina State and Duke among others. UK also checked in this week in Durham, N.C., guard Torian Graham, who is trying to get his academics straight.
"It’s been tough," Jefferson said of making that college selection. "We’re trying to set a date now. Hopefully by next week, I can finally make a decision.
We can hope he will decide to become a member of the reigning national champions.
UK coach John Calipari is in Pittsburgh today to check out the Hoop Group’s Pittsburgh Jam Fest.
It just so happens that the Harrison twins are playing in Pittsburgh.
I'm sure that was just a coincidence.
Morehead State University and WKYT are teaming up on Sunday to raise money for tornado victims in Eastern Kentucky.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun told ESPN.com on Saturday he remains optimistic the Huskies will have a winning season in 2013 and be a team that will challenge for an upper-division finish in the Big East despite a number of defections and an NCAA postseason penalty next year.
UConn still has some nice pieces next year. I think they will be better than people think.