Saturday was a special day in Lexington, and it began when College GameDay was live from Rupp arena.
It was a decent sized crowd that showed up, but the GameDay show itself left a lot to be desired.
And yes, J-Will picked Kansas to win while running on a horse onto the court.
Here’s what social media had to say about GameDay:
Rupp is ready to roll for College GameDay pic.twitter.com/0xGrnPubGv— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) January 26, 2019
Best signs I've seen so far:— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) January 26, 2019
"CHOKE the official drink of KU"
"Kansas can't Reid"
"Who wants to play guitar HERRO"
"Bill Self wears ruby slippers"
It's the ciiiircle of liiiiiiife pic.twitter.com/lIgCYGYSz4— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) January 26, 2019
An Ashton Hagans “Mr. Steal Yo Ball” sign at ESPN’s College GameDay. pic.twitter.com/y0ElNn30ux— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) January 26, 2019
Jay Williams picks Kansas, on a horse, in the horse capitol of the world. pic.twitter.com/Jrb5UGHMXH— Aaron Porter Jr (@AaronPorterJr) January 26, 2019
That was painful— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 26, 2019
Big props to UK fans for showing up in mass though. Nobody better than #BBN
The Kentucky Wildcats finally snap their three game losing streak to the Kansas Jayhawks, pulling out at a 71-63 victory at Rupp. To make things better, the Wildcats just beat the No. 14, No. 22, and No. 9 teams in a row. The Wildcats have established themselves as a Final Four contender that still has plenty of room to grow before the Big Dance begins.
PJ Washington and Reid Travis took advantage of no Udoka Azubuike or Silvio De Sousa for Kansas as they combined for 38 points and 25 rebounds. Reid Travis dominated the first half of the game, even getting three and-1 baskets.
PJ dominated the second half, sealing the game with some late free throws. He’s become the complete player he needed to become to not only take his game to the next level, but also become a potential lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Kentucky is trending upward in a big way. They’ve gone from afterthought to a legit contender in a matter of just one week. Now on to Vanderbilt.
Here’s what social media had to say about the Wildcats’ win:
What does it sound like when 24,000 sing the National Anthem? pic.twitter.com/JfJ94LIDjq— Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) January 26, 2019
No. 8 Kentucky takes the battle of the blue bloods! pic.twitter.com/BhEvzWbiHr— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) January 27, 2019
I tell you after losing to Seton Hall in overtime that Kentucky would go on to beat the #14, #22 and #9 teams in the country...in a row. You look at me like a spaceship had just landed in the backyard.— Evan Hatter (@ehatt493) January 27, 2019
Time to start talking about Kentucky as a 1 seed. https://t.co/ZeErDXi59s— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 27, 2019
Kentucky is evolving into a Final Four team.— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) January 27, 2019
Kentucky completes the stretch of Auburn, Mississippi State, and Kansas undefeated. We learned a lot about this team during this stretch but I think we now know this team can get to the Final Four.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) January 27, 2019
If someone told you on opening night that Kentucky would go on to beat North Carolina, Kansas, Auburn and Louisville - three of those away from home - before February, be honest, would you have believed it?— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 27, 2019
Last time UK had three players get a double double in the same game was Cousins, Wall and Patterson in 2010.— Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) January 27, 2019
Kentucky had 17 offensive rebounds tonight that will win you some games in March.— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) January 27, 2019
Kentucky last 3 wins against Auburn, Mississippi State, & Kansas pic.twitter.com/nVdjpZfTwQ— . (@LilJoeBHall) January 27, 2019
Feels good to beat Louisville, UNC, and Kansas in the same season. Just gotta beat Tennessee a few times and give us Duke in the tourney!— few dranklin (@UKerrday) January 27, 2019
Kentucky is just the better team. And it’s time to start taking about UK as a national title contender again.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 27, 2019
Eight days ago, the college basketball world had questions about Kentucky. After wins at Auburn, and against Miss State and Kansas, they're the hottest team in the country. Lesson learned yet again: Bet against John Calipari if you want. But it WILL turn out looking bad for you— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) January 27, 2019
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