Yesterday was a day of anxiety around the Kentucky Basketball program as we awaited news of the severity of Reid Travis’s knee injury.
From the reports, it appears that Travis did suffer a sprain in his right knee, which will sideline him for the next week or two. However, it does seem like he will be back in time for the SEC and NCAA Tournaments, which is big news for Kentucky and for Travis.
One of the reasons Travis opted to spend a grad transfer year in Lexington was to make a run in the NCAA Tournament, and it looks like he will be healed and ready to go when that time comes.
Elsewhere last night, arguably the biggest star in college basketball this year, Duke’s Zion Williamson, also suffered a sprained knee very early in the Duke-UNC matchup. Zion’s shoe infamously fell apart and he sprained his knee during the play, leaving the game and not returning in Duke’s loss to the Tarheels.
Oh. My. Goodness. Zion Williamson just broke his shoe.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) February 21, 2019
HE... BROKE... HIS... SHOE!!! pic.twitter.com/gE3LdDvKTf
Zion’s injury, especially just on the surface, looked much more dramatic than Reid’s, but both will likely miss nearly the same amount of time. These are definitely huge losses to teams that are among the top teams in the country coming down the home stretch of the season.
Tweets of the Day
Joe B. Hall on John Calipari tying his UK wins mark:— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) February 20, 2019
"John, you're doing this a little bit early but go ahead, break my record. It's there to be broke and I'm proud that it's you. John, I would never, ever regret that you came here. You were born to coach at Kentucky."
You gotta love Joe B.
In 1997, @CoachTubbySmith became the first African-American basketball coach at the @universityofky. The former @kentuckymbb coach led UK to their seventh national championship win during his first season with the Wildcats. #WeAreUK #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/EM17pwxfls— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) February 20, 2019
A nice tribute to Tubby Smith.
Yesterday was a very nervous day around the Kentucky program.
Kentucky will really need at least one of the two to take a big step forward.
The Cats are now 12-1 all time versus the Tigers.
Payne said Herro is only showing 80 percent of how good he is.
The Tarheels pick up a major win with Zion Williamson sidelined most of the game.
Hard to see Zion not returning to the floor at all this season.
What a way to lose that game for UGA.
Kentucky and LSU now sit one game behind Tennessee in the SEC race.
Cousins will reportedly no longer have a minutes cap.
Meeks will have a chance to catch on with one of the top teams in the league.
Which player would you take to be the league MVP this year?