clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Kentucky Wildcats Saturday Quickies: Preakness Stakes Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Bat Cats win again at Georgia 10-0. Softball defeats Ohio in the first game of the NCAA Lexington Regional, plays again today. Tennis falls to Oklahoma in Sweet Sixteen. More.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

It's Preakness day, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation. Time to get your bet on.

Tweet of the Morning

2016 UK recruit.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
Kentucky basketball
Other Kentucky sports
College football
College basketball
  • Congratulations to Dick Vitale and his outstanding work to fight cancer for the V Foundation. He was in Sarasota last night, and helped raise $2 million.

  • Position battles: Center. Consider:

    Kentucky: Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marcus Lee versus Karl Towns Jr.: Yes, there are veterans -- three of them -- returning against the young pup. Calipari could figure out how to play all four of them at some point during a game. Johnson, Cauley-Stein and Lee all had their moments in which they shined. Johnson has the best chance to be in the low post, Cauley-Stein can be the top shot-blocker and Lee is a bit of an X factor among the group. Now, enter the newcomer. Towns can do a bit of everything, but he doesn't need to be the primary option. That's key for him and rare for a high-profile Kentucky player. This isn't even mentioning Trey Lyles and Alex Poythress, who are more positioned to play smaller forward positions next to the bigs. This team is loaded.

  • ChickenHoops writing for Garnet and Black Attack thinks coaching transition at Tennessee and Missouri open up the door for South Carolina:

    Florida and Kentucky don't slump, so there's no reason to worry about climbing those mountains just yet. But the conference can't even settle on a third-best program at this point from the remaining 12 teams, let alone a hierarchy. Last year, Tennessee was the only other relevant program in the conference. In 2013, Ole Miss and Missouri made the tournament on the strength of solid seasons. But there's a gap at the top of the conference once you get past the two best programs.

    Absolutely right.

  • Mike Krzyzewski is the highest-paid basketball coach in America.

Other sports news
Other news