Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

Kentucky “Senior Night” a special moment

I remember as a little boy watching Senior Day basketball games at Kentucky on the television screen. I can see the late Kentucky Governor “Happy” Chandler singing “My Old Kentucky Home” as the cheerleaders sway to the sound of Chandler’s voice. I can see the Kentucky seniors of my era wipe away tears with their …

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Feb 28

Ranking Kentucky’s top victories in 51-game home win streak

John Calipari is one win away from completing a third perfect season at Rupp Arena. Kentucky has won 51 straight home games, including 50 in a row at Rupp Arena. Calipari has presided over each of those victories, with the exception of the Wildcats’ 70-60 victory over UNLV in the opening round of the National …

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Feb 28

NCAA Tournament: Six teams on the bubble

By The Associated Press The college basketball season is winding down and it’s time for the NCAA tournament selection committee to zoom in on all those RPIs, SOSs and W-Ls. The final decisions, at least for some of the final spots, will likely come from something beyond the numbers: The eyeball test. In other words, …

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Feb 27

10th Region tourney: Sunday finale a bad decision

I had to double check the date when I received the girls’ 10th Region Tournament pairings over the weekend. Sure enough, school officials penciled in March 4 at 3 p.m., as the time for the championship game in the 10th Region. Seriously folks? Of all the 16 girls regions in the state, only the 10th …

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Feb 25

Calipari: ‘It’s about seeding’

Kentucky coach John Calipari is fine with winning the Southeastern Conference regular-season title, but doesn’t place winning the league as a top priority. “Every game we play, it’s all about seeding,” Calipari said after the Wildcats defeated Vanderbilt 83-74 to win the league title outright. “We are just playing for that. So hopefully, we are …

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Feb 24

Calipari: Teague a good cheerleader

Kentucky coach John Calipari isn’t afraid to sit out a player down the stretch. Terrence Jones watched from the bench in the closing seconds of Kentucky’s 73-72 loss to Indiana and Marquis Teague watched the rest of his teammates for the better part of the second half as the Cats rallied from a 13-point deficit …

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Feb 23

Postseason basketball … and food

Jerrys sign

This is my fourth straight night covering the 40th District Tournament this week. Two of those treks involved a visit to Paris and Bourbon County High School. Bourbon County has a court that resembles the one I played on at Berea Community High School back in the late 1980s. It’s a niece venue and very …

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Feb 22

This Kentucky team is road tough, too

One shot stands between Kentucky and a perfect record with three games remaining in the regular season. Think about that for a second. If not for Indiana’s last-second 3-pointer that sent the Hoosiers to a 73-72 win over the top-ranked Wildcats on Dec. 10 in Bloomington, Kentucky may be looking at a possible perfect regular …

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Feb 20

Kidd-Gilchrist has right attitude

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored just four points in Kentucky’s win over Ole Miss last Saturday at Rupp Arena. The freshman forward scored four the previous week at Vandy and has struggled offensively since he tallied double figures in four straight games. In the past six games, Kidd-Gilchrist has tallied twin digits just twice, but that’s OK …

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Feb 20

Road to the SEC Tournament

Seeding Record Games Remaining 1. Kentucky 12-0 4 – @MS, VU, UG, @UF 2. Florida 9-3 4 – AU, @UG, @VU, UK 3. Vanderbilt 8-4 4 – SC, @UK, UF, @UT 4. Mississippi State^ 6-6 4 – UK, @UA, @SC, AR 5. LSU^ 6-6 4 – UG, @UM, UT, @AU 6. Alabama^ 6-6 4 – …

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