Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickes: Kastine Evans Edition

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News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kastine Evans nominated for the NABC Good Works Team. UK football recruit Matt Elam wins Paul Hornung award. Marquis Teague sent and recalled from the d-league in the same day. More.

Yesterday's Quickies lauded Jarrod Polson's nomination to the NABC Allstate Good Works Team, but I didn't know at the time that Kastine Evans of the ladies basketball team was also nominated. Congrats, Kastine!

Tweet of the Morning:

Ouch!

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
Kentucky basketball
  • Marcus Lee's father is happy that John Calipari pushes kids so hard academically. I have to give Calipari credit for constantly harping on this, because his critics, absent any facts to support their attacks, often accuse Calipari of ignoring academics as part of a "one and done" culture. It can't be emphasized to often that just the opposite is true, in spite of the "one and done" rule.

  • It seems that Willie Cauley-Stein's surge in blocked shots is more about an impetus from Calipari. This is something that can't be overlooked. Last year, WCS had to go for fewer blocked shots because Kentucky didn't have good rebounding. Bigs who go for a lot of blocks expose their team to offensive rebounds, and it's often the case that you have to weigh the relative advantages of improving your DR chances, or going for the block.

    This season, with as many bigs as UK has, that's not much of a worry, so freeing WCS to try to roof everybody is a good idea.

  • In case you missed it: Andrew Harrison and Julius Randle have a history.

  • CBS Sports is handing out "Fab four freshman of the week" awards for Julius Randle, Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon. I think this is a little silly, and a touch disrespectful to the other fine players in this freshman class, which is very deep and talented.

  • Orlando Antigua watches Rashad Vaughn (2014) last night. He'd be a very nice addition to the 2014 recruiting class.

Other Kentucky sports
College football
College basketball
  • Rush The Court: Morning Five

  • Top 25 basketball scoreboard. I am surprised Duke did not get more of a game from Michigan, and that Indiana didn't put up more of a fight against Syracuse. In case you are wondering, yes, I am glad to see Indiana get beat, I just thought they'd give Syracuse a game. Apparently not.

  • More about IU's loss to Syracuse.

    Indiana’s youth has been its No. 1 talking point since the summer, or really since Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller left for the NBA. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim basically promised after his team’s win Tuesday that Indiana’s best days this season are clearly coming, and he is not alone in that belief.

    Kentucky is young, too. Doesn't bother us. Up your game, Crean.

  • Lute Olson doesn't like the new rules. Well, I have always loathed him. Does that make us even?

  • Florida's Scotty Wilbekin has a high-ankle sprain. That's very bad news for the already-depleted back court.

  • Greatest game-ending plays in college sports. You won't be pleased with #1.

Other sports news

Other news

  • Erin Calipari defends her brother Brad on Twitter:

    Apparently, in response to this:

  • Alan Houston possibly being considered to replace Mike Woodson as Knicks coach? As long as you leave Calipari alone, I could care less.

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