I didn't have time for a full-blown Quickies this morning so I'm just going to throw up an open thread to act as a vehicle for news posts, plus a few Twitter tweets and articles for further discussion. I'll hopefully have more later, but the deep NCAA run has put me behind at work and I'll be spending the next few days catching up.
Tweets of interest
When does Rex's comedy tour start? "@JonHaleTCP: Rex Chapman said on Patrick show this morning he expects John Calipari to stay at Kentucky.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 8, 2014
Attention all Wildcats fans: @BGAirport anticipates the team may arrive early. The flight will now land as early as 1:30 PM!— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) April 8, 2014
Trey Lyles is the first Indiana Mr. Basketball to sign with Kentucky since Roger Harden of Valparaiso in 1982.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) April 8, 2014
Man what a year it's been. Came up a little short but wouldn't go to war with anybody else !! Thanks for all the support #BBN— Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) April 8, 2014
At least29 people arrested and 37 fires set during Monday night's NCAA post-game partying in Lexington.— HLpublicsafety (@HLpublicsafety) April 8, 2014
Julius Randle fell 1 point shy of becoming just the 3rd UK player to record 600 pts & 400 rebs in a season joining Bill Spivey & Cliff Hagan— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) April 8, 2014
Pete Thamel says Calipari got out-coached "again," and will never succeed in the NBA. I think Thamel's just trying to tempt him to prove him wrong. Truth is, Thamel wouldn't know good coaching if he sat on it — a more clueless and agenda-driven sportswriter does not exist in this world, unless you count Kent Sterling. But really, he's a sockpuppet, so he doesn't count.
Early top 25 for next season. I hate slideshows, but you don't have to go very far to find Kentucky.
Rex says he didn't make up the Calipari rumors. I think he needs to quit listening to his "sources," and leave the news-breaking to people who do it for a living.