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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickes and Open Thread: Big Blue Bahamas Game 4 Edition

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Today is the fourth game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, this time against the likely superior Dominican Republic team. This one will be the most interesting event so far.

Tweet of the morning:

“Italian points?” Well, if they give points for that, no doubt she got a lot. If only her given name were Anna Maria instead of Erin, she could have claimed even more!

Kentucky football

  • Mark Stoops talks about the SEC Network, and how the team is doing so far:

  • Mark Stoops talks about selecting a quarterback. It’s a bit alarming that he seems to be having trouble with it, but like I told Larry Glover last Friday, it’s better to take your time and make the right call than make it early and get it wrong. But I do hate to see it drag out.

Kentucky basketball

  • Creig Ewing of the Louisville Courier-Journal says that Calipari should put his assistants in charge every time the team is ahead by 20 or more at halftime. I think this is absurd. It disrespects the opponent in an obvious and insulting way that would be highlighted by the media, and I think the SEC would take extreme issue with it.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ mom cheers too loud and rowdy for her husband, so they spend game day apart:

    She is so sweet. I’d love to sit by her, I love a woman that cheers with gusto!

  • John Calipari says Tyler Ulis is “a step up in energy.” I agree and disagree. It is definitely a step up in defensive pressure — Ulis is already as good, and maybe even better, than Dominique Hawkins as an on-the-ball defender.

    But Ulis is a step down in offensive pressure. Ulis cannot yet attack the rim, and Andrew Harrison puts much more pressure on the defense.

UK players in the NBA

  • John Wall cut from Team USA, feels overlooked. I guess if I had any advice to Wall, it would be to get his perimeter shooting better. I suspect that was the biggest reason he was excluded.

  • DeMarcus Cousins came up lame yesterday, but an MRI reveals no structural damage to his knee. That’s very good news. It just sounds like a hyperextension or a strain, those of us who have played a lot of sports know this kind of injury well. I hope it gets better quickly. He’s listed as day to day.

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