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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Bria Goss Edition

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Bria Goss (left center) with a patient during the Women's Final Four
Bria Goss (left center) with a patient during the Women's Final Four
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Bria Goss has been down in Tampa, site of the women’s Final Four as a member of the Allstate Good Works team taking part in community service projects. Bria was named a member of the Good Works Team in February of this year, a very high honor.

Thank you, Bria, for being an outstanding member of our community and representing the University of Kentucky in ways that are far more meaningful than basketball.

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  • Kentucky and Virginia open up as Las Vegas favorites for next season’s NCAA Tournament title.

  • An unnamed general manager claims the Harrison twins will not both be first-rounders:

    "To say that they’re first rounders, Cal knows better than to think that both those kids are first-rounders," the GM told Adam Zagoria of zagsblog.com. "I mean, come on, no chance. I’ll bet a million dollars they’re both not drafted in the first round. I don’t care if they go and interview well and they’re good kids. I don’t see it happening. I think he wants them gone, too."

    What a stupid jerk. He may be right, but to take a shot at Calipari by saying he “wants them gone” it just straight-up unethical, especially when offering his advice anonymously. I don’t care who said that, I think he’s a coward.

  • Rick Barnes and Coach Cal are good friends, and now they are rivals as well.

  • Memphians whine at Calipari’s perceived sight of them:

    “I always wanted to have a job like the other guys. It’s not that I had any disrespect for Massachusetts or Memphis. I loved those places. I loved those jobs. But you were at the little table. You weren’t at the big table. You never got to carve the turkey. You had plastic forks and plates,” he said during a press conference.

    Memphis needs to get over themselves. Win something, or shut up. Whether you like it or not, your program does not compare to Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, or Kansas. In my opinion, you don’t even compare to Louisville or Indiana. Your last Final Four was when Calipari was coaching there.

  • Is Willie Cauley-Stein ready for the NBA? Ready enough, I’d say. Perhaps one or two players per year who leave early are “ready” for the NBA in any meaningful sense.

  • 2015 UK commitment Skal Labissiere is now projected to be the #1 draft pick in 2016.

  • Coach Call wins the Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year award. Well deserved.

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