DeAndre Liggins made a big impact in his first NBA start. - USA TODAY Sports
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DeAndre Liggins got a start for the injured Thabo Sefolosha, and responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Great game for his first start.
Tweet of the Morning:
Flight Attendant: "Bye. Bye, thank you. Bye. Watch your head! Bye. Bye-bye, thank you." Which of those do you think was said to me?— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) January 14, 2013
Bilas usually brightens my morning with his tweets.
Kentucky Sports Radio // Javess Blue Commits to Kentucky
Good pickup by Mark Stoops.
UK Football: Mark Stoops said football facility upgrades are going to be great for Wildcats // centralkynews.com
The biggest thing is that the upgrades, and the hiring of Stoops and his staff, provide the impression that Kentucky is committed to getting football better. That will excite fans, and put fannies in the bleachers.
- Tommy Mainord To Coach Wide Receivers at Kentucky // UKAthletics.com
Derrick Ansley Joins Kentucky Staff as Cornerbacks Coach // UKAthletics.com
Looks like the staff is mostly complete now.
Kentucky’s 10 worst home losses over last 10 years // John Clay's Sidelines
For what it's worth. This game looks bad only because A&M collected a bunch of garbage-time points on UK miscues.
UK-To-NBA May Encounter Some Hiccups // Duke Basketball Report
These guys apparently don't know how many open roster spots we have. Yes, if players stay, we could lose one or two to transfer. Life goes on. It's not what you want, but it happens to other teams all the time.
- Kentucky Sports Radio // Roger Federer’s Monday News and Views
Other UK sports
Cats win 4 events in home invitational // The Kentucky Kernel
Track and field has a new coach, and had some success in the Kentucky Invitational.
John Clay's Big Blue Links // John Clay's Sidelines
Welcome back, John.
- Tom Leach // Friday Links
New And Everything That Comes With It // Rocky Top Talk
Will Shelton welcomes in the new coach., and does it very eloquently.
Updated Top 25 (and one) // CBSSports.com
All I can say is four words: Cult of freaking personality.
Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 56, Michigan 53 // ESPN
I'm guessing Louisville will wind up in the top spot after the losses by Duke, Michigan and Arizona last week.
- Bird's Word: SEC Basketball Roundup // al.com
Other sports news
- This is hilarious. Via Anthony Wireman.
But New Orleans Hornets fans can probably recall every time Davis touched the ball. They adore him, and so do his teammates. They say that he is the first player at the gym, that he listens and learns, that he doesn’t carry himself like the No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s N.B.A. draft.I love reading stuff like this about former UK players. You will, too.
"I hadn’t played in so long, four months, so it felt like we was miserable, but I kept fighting for my team," Wall said after scoring 14 points with a team-high four assists and two rebounds. "Just excited to get back out there with my teammates, play in front of the D.C. crowd and help our team get a win."Great start, kid. Don't get cocky.
No. 9 Tennessee holds off Florida 78-75 in OT // WDEF News 12
When Kentucky and Tennessee clash in hoops at the end of the season, it is going to be a titanic struggle.
Liggins nearly has double-double in first NBA start // Kentucky.com
Congrats to DeAndre Liggins for an outstanding game. I think he can play in the NBA a long time if he keeps getting better.