By now, most everybody knows that the Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers annual game has come to an end. To Kentucky’s credit, they tried to continue the series at a neutral site but Indiana wasn’t interested.
The best chance at stopping the Miami Heat’s march to the NBA Finals took a massive hit when the Chicago Bulls lost Derrick Rose. It would take a pretty big upset for LeBron James and the Heat to not make the NBA Finals.
Back in November, 2012, Kentucky’s John Calipari posted on coachcal.com that the Wildcats were having a scheduling quandary and are considering dropping one of three games. The three choices were Louisville, North Carolina, and Indiana.
Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague won’t be back for the Wildcats. Coach John Calipari won’t turn the keys to the Wildcat sports car over to just anyone. Former N.C. State point guard Ryan Harrow will take over.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ season is winding down. A new Cavalier player has turned some heads. That player is Donald Sloan. The Cavs are the third team Sloan has suited up for this year and he is taking full advantage of the opportunity.
Who is Lester Hudson? Hudson has been starting at guard for your Cleveland Cavaliers. Over the past four games, he has been lighting up opponents with 23 points per game, almost five assists, and five rebounds per game.
By any normal standard, Kentucky sharp shooter Kyle Wiltjer had a successful freshman season at Kentucky. He proved that he is a great shooter (43.2% from behind the arc) and hit many big shots for the Wildcats this season.
The Kentucky Wildcats are the 2012 NCAA Champions. This is Kentucky's eighth title which is second only to UCLA's eleven titles. Kentucky was the best team in the country all season long and this win was inevitable.
The Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Louisville Cardinals in the Final Four on March 31, 2012. Let's take a look how the players matchup in this game. There is no question that Kentucky has the talent advantage but no team is unbeatable.
On March 19th, the Cleveland Cavaliers' new starting center Tristan Thompson went off for a career-high 27 points against the New Jersey Nets. He hit 12 of his 16 shots and grabbed 12 rebounds and also blocked a shot.
Andrew Cline at the National Review recently wrote a column about how he hopes that Kentucky will lose in the NCAA Tournament. The gist of it is that Kentucky represents all that is wrong with NCAA hoops.
Every year at this time, we can count on a new rumor about John Calipari’s return to the NBA. This year is no different with another rumor about Coach Cal headed to the Nets where he coached from 1996 until 1999.
On February 29th, Gregg Doyle at CBS Sports raised a great point about Bob Knight. You can read it here. Doyle’s point is that Knight refuses to mention Kentucky when talking about the top teams in the country. Knight has no credibility as an analyst.
The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they could sneak into the playoffs at one point this season. Now, have to be looking toward the future. Kyrie Irving has been a huge bright spot and should win the Rookie of the Year. The future is now.
Semih Erden will be the starting center but there are three other players who could get a major boost in minutes if they step up their game. Byron Scott will fill Varejao’s spot in the rotation with a platoon of big men.
Ramon is a good player and is averaging nine points and five assists a game. He has good size for a point guard at 6'4”. He doesn’t shoot particularly well but can take the ball to the basket. The Cavs would strongly consider trading Sessions if they were
Omri Casspi was one of the Cleveland Cavaliers' major offseason acquisitions. They traded J.J. Hickson to the Kings to get Casspi back in June, 2011. The Cavs also received a conditional first-round pick in the deal. The Kings were tired of watching Cassp
DeMarcus Cousins had an interesting 2012 so far.
He started the year with a dustup with former Sacramento Kings head coach Paul Westphal. There were some reports that he asked the Kings to trade him but he denied them. Westphal told him not to show up fo
The Kentucky Wildcats pretty much dominated their non-conference games on the schedule. They beat up the cupcakes, had a close win over North Carolina, and had convincing wins over Kansas and Louisville. The only loss was to Indiana at Assembly Hall and t
According to the team, DeMarcus Cousins has asked the Kings to trade him. There are also reports that Cousins' agent is saying that DMC didn't demand a trade. This may have just been a heated argument.
In the Detroit Pistons second game on December 28th, rookie guard Brandon Knight blew up for 23 points, six assists and three 3-pointers on 10-of-13 shooting. Unfortunately, the Pistons’ lost the game to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Knight won’t always be thi
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard and top overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft Kyrie Irving started the Cavs’ season opener over veteran Ramon Sessions. Sessions started in the preseason games but this move was not a surprise. The Cavs need Irving to get all
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking toward the future. Kyrie Irving is a legitimate Rookie of the Year contender. With two of the top draft picks (Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson) now a part of the Cavs' organization, the Cavs will need to play aggressi
Most so-called rivalry games don’t end like the cross town shootout between Xavier and Cincinnati did. Most turn out to be nothing more than overhyped disappointments. Usually, the better team wins but not in this case. Those of us who live in Cincinnati
The Kentucky Wildcats have another tough matchup on December 10th against Indiana. By all accounts, the Cats are bigger, stronger, and more talented than the 8-0 Hoosiers. Of course, one of the great things about college sports is unpredictable matchups l
Marquis Teague is shooting 80% from three-point range. He won’t finish at 80% but if he can knock down threes consistently, opposing coaches are going to have trouble coming up with game plans for Kentucky. They can’t stop everything.
Most everyone knows the meaning of the 4th of July. This is the day we call Independence Day. It is a federal holiday here in the United States which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Kentucky has really been surging of late. They wrapped up their season with a win at Tennessee. The Cats have won four in a row and six of their previous seven. One thing that could hurt the Wildcats is the lack of depth but the first round bye helps.
Many Kentucky fans have been concerned about the lack of depth on Kentucky's roster. Coach Cal plays three players over 30 minutes a game and six over 27 minutes per game. This isn't the 1996 squad which was so loaded it wasn't fair.
Kentucky has lost more than its share of close games this season. This is particularly true on the road. Part of the issue is that they don't have a clutch player who can deliver a bucket when they need it at the end of a game.
The Kentucky Wildcats have five players averaging over 29 minutes per game. Most teams have two players who average more than 29 minutes a game. No NCAA champion in recent memory has relied so heavily on six players.
Kentucky big man Josh Harrellson (nicknamed Jorts) is having quite a season. He is currently leading the SEC in rebounding. If he can average 9.8 rebounds the rest of the way, he can join the club. This did not seem possible at the end of last season.
Kentucky fans like me know it is tough to win six tournament games with a veteran team and even tougher with three freshmen. In the NCAA tournament, a team can lose their poise for a half and it could be over. Sound familiar?
Cincinnati Reds fans are anxious for the start of the 2011 season. Unfortunately, many of us have been engaged in the NFL and haven't followed the Reds very closely. There have been a few off-season player transactions to catch up on.