Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Video Highlights: UK Hoops' vs Dayton NCAA Second-Round

The UK Hoops team advances to their fourth Sweet 16 in school history with an 84-70 win over Dayton. A'dia Mathies led the Lady Cats with a season-high 34 points, DeNesha Stallworth chipped in with 14 points, and 11 points were added by both Jennifer O'Neill and Bria Goss.  
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Video: UK Football Assisant Coach Mic'd up at 2013 Spring Practice

UK football Defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh mic'd up at spring practice.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Video: Highlights from UK Hoops' 2013 first-round NCAA Torumey win over Navy

The Cats advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 61-41 win over Navy. DeNesha Stallworth led with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Samarie Walker added 14 points, and Jennifer O'Neill put up 12 points for the Wildcats.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Video: Julius Randle commits to UK

Prestonwood Christian power forward Julius Randle, the No. 3 player in the ESPN 100, committed Wednesday to Kentucky over Kansas, Texas and Florida.

Video: UK Coach Calipari, Goodwin, Polson Post-NIT Robert Morris University Presser

Video of UK Coach Coach Calipari, Archie Goodwin and Jarrod Polson's comments after UK's 59-57 lose to Robert Morris University in the First Round of the 2013 NIT Tournament.

Photos UK Men’s 2012-13 Basketball NIT Tournament: Robert Morris University

Photos UK Men’s 2012-13 Basketball SEC Tournament: Vanderbilt

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Video: UK Hoops Coach Mitchell on 2013 NCAA Selection

UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell talks about the upcoming 2013 NCAA Women's Tournament. Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: UK Hoops Reaction to 2013 NCAA Tourney Selection

The UK Hoops team celebrates as their name is placed at the #2 seed where they will take on #15 ranked Navy March 24th at 12pm.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Video: Coach Calipari Pre-Vandy 2013 SEC Tournament

John Calipari talks about the 2013 SEC Tournament matchup against Vanderbilt.  
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Video: UK Coach Calipari Pre 2013 SEC Tournament Interview

Coach John Calipari talks about his team as they approach the SEC Tournament.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: UK Players Cauley-Stein, Kyle Wiltjer 2013 Pre SEC Tournament Interviews

UK players Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer talk about the Florida win and practices leading up to the SEC Tournament.

Video's courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

UK Nerlens Noel Named Freshman And Defensive Player Of The Year, Wiltjer Sixth Man

Tuesday the SEC Named their All-SEC 1st and 2nd Teams, the SEC All-Freshman team, All-Defensive team and Awards. UK had FIVE players listed on the teams and Noel and Wiltjer received Awards.  

First Team All-SEC

Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 195, Jr., Kansas City, Mo.
Erik Murphy, Florida – F/C, 6-10, 238, Sr., South Kingstown, R.I.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia – G, 6-5, 205, So., Greenville, Ga.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 228, Fr., Everett, Mass.
Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU – F, 6-9, 256, So., Cleveland, Miss.
Phil Pressey, Missouri – G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Jordan McRae, Tennessee – G, 6-5, 178, Jr., Midway, Ga.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M – G, 6-5, 209, Sr., Sacramento, Calif.

Second Team All-SEC

Marshawn Powell, Arkansas – F, 6-7, 240, Jr., Newport News, Va.
BJ Young, Arkansas – G, 6-3, 180, So, St. Louis, Mo.
Kenny Boynton, Florida – G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
^Mike Rosario, Florida – G, 6-3, 183, Sr., Jersey City, N.J.
^Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 249, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss – G, 6-2, 175, Jr., Hurst, Texas
Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss – F, 6-7, 240, Sr., Irmo, S.C.
Laurence Bowers, Missouri – F, 6-8, 227, Sr., Memphis, Tenn.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 270, So., Memphis, Tenn.

SEC All-Freshman Team

Michael Frazier II, Florida – G, 6-4, 200, Fr., Tampa, Fla.
Charles Mann, Georgia – G, 6-4, 205, Fr., Alpharetta, Ga.
^Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – F, 7-0, 244, Fr., Olathe, Kan.
Archie Goodwin, Kentucky – G, 6-4.5, 198, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 228, Fr., Everett, Mass.
^Alex Poythress, Kentucky – F, 6-7, 239, Fr., Clarksville, Tenn.

Craig Sword, Mississippi State – G, 6-3, 189, Fr., Montgomery, Ala.
^Gavin Ware, Mississippi State – F, 6-9, 270, Fr., Starkville, Miss.
Michael Carrera, South Carolina – F, 6-5, 212, Fr., AnzoĆ”tegui, Venezuela

SEC All-Defensive Team

^Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 185, Jr., Kansas City, Mo.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Jr., Gainesville, Fla.
^Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 249, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 228, Fr., Everett, Mass.
Anthony Hickey, LSU – G, 5-11, 178, So., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss – F, 6-9, 235, Sr., Memphis, Tenn.

^-Ties are not broken


SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida
SEC Player of the Year: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida
SEC Freshman of the Year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky
SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky

Monday, March 11, 2013

AP Top 25/USA Today/ESPN-3/11/13

AP Top 25

1. Gonzaga
2. Duke
3. Indiana
4. Louisville
5. Georgetown
6. Michigan
7. Kansas
8. Michigan State
9. Miami (Fla.)
10. Ohio State
11. Kansas State
12. Marquette
13. Florida
14. Oklahoma State
15. New Mexico
16. Saint Louis
17. Pittsburgh
18. Arizona
19. Syracuse
20. Memphis
21. UCLA
22. Wisconsin
23. Creighton
24. Notre Dame
25. Virginia Commonwealth

Dropped Out: No. 19 Oregon

Others Receiving Votes: St. Mary's 117, Butler 105, North Carolina 49, Colorado St. 48, Temple 20, Belmont 13, UNLV 7, Wichita St. 6, Kentucky 5, Oregon 4, Villanova 1, Valparaiso 1


1. Gonzaga
2. Duke
3. Indiana
4. Louisville
5. Georgetown
6. Kansas
7. Michigan State
8. Michigan
9. Ohio State
10. Miami (Fla.)
11. Florida
12. Kansas State
13. Marquette
14. New Mexico
15. Oklahoma State
16. Saint Louis
17. Memphis
18. Arizona
19. Pittsburgh
20. Syracuse
21. St. Mary's
22. Virginia Commonwealth
23. Wisconsin
24. Creighton
25. UCLA

Dropped Out: No. 24 Notre Dame, No. 25 Oregon

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 46, North Carolina 30, Butler 24, Colorado St. 13, Belmont 9, Middle Tenn. St. 5, Missouri 4, San Diego St. 2, Wichita St. 1, UNLV 1, California 1, Kentucky 1, Stephen F. Austin 1

Video: UK Coach Calipari on The Dan Patrick Show 3/11/13

Video courtesy of TheDanPatrickShow.

SEC Mens Final BB Standings 3/11/13

Southeastern Conf All

Florida (11) 14-4 24-6
Kentucky 12-6 21-10
Mississippi 12-6 23-8
Alabama 12-6 20-11
Missouri 11-7 22-9
Tennessee 11-7 19-11
Arkansas 10-8 19-12
LSU 9-9 18-11
Georgia 9-9 15-16
Vanderbilt 8-10 14-16
Texas A&M 7-11 17-14
South Carolina 4-14 14-17
Mississippi St. 4-14 9-21
Auburn 3-15 9-22

Photos 2012-13 UK Women’s Basketball: SEC Tournament Texas A&M

UK Hoops falls short, loses to Texas A&M 75-67 in SEC title game.

Video: UK Men's Basketball Intro "The Next Moment"

Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2012-13 SEC Men's Basketball Bracket

The 2012-13 Men's Basketball Tournament will starts Wednesday, March 13- Sunday, March 17, 2013. The top four teams 1) Florida 2) Kentucky 3) Mississippi 4) Alabama got double-byes and doesn't play till Friday, March 15. Click bracket photo to enlarge.

Photos 2012-13 UK Women’s Basketball: SEC Tournament Georgia

Video: UK Hoops Post Georgia 2013 SEC Tournament Semifinal Highlights

The UK Hoops team defeats UGA 60-38 in the Women's 2013 SEC Semifinals.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Video: UK Coach Calipari Florida Postgame Interview

UK Coach John Calipari interview after the 2013 Senior Day 61-57 upset over Florida.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: UK Senior Julius Mays Post-Florida Interview

UK senior Julius Mays after the Florida win. Mays finished with 13 points.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: UK Archie Goodwin Florida Postgame Interview

Archie Goodwin after the 61-57 win over Florida. He led the team in scoring with 16 points, and also added four steals.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video:UK Alex Poythress Florida Postgame Interview

Alex Poythress after the Florida win. He finished with 9 points and 12 rebounds.

Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Photos 2012-13 Senior Day UK Men’s Basketball: Florida

Video: UK Men's Basketball 2012-13 Senior Day Ceremony

UK says honors UK seniors Twany Beckham and Julius Mays at Rupp Arena before tip-off against Florida on March 9, 2013. UK goes onto win the game 61-57.  
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: Kentucky vs. Florida Senior Day Highlights

The Cats upset #9 Florida in a 61-57 win on Senior Day. Archie Goodwin led the team with 16 points and four steals, followed by Julius Mays and Ryan Harrow with 13 points each. Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Photos 2012-13 UK Women’s Basketball: SEC Tournament Vanderbilt

Friday, March 08, 2013

Video: UK Hoops Post Vanderbilt SEC Quarterfinal Highlights

The UK Hoops team beat Vanderbilt 76-65 to move onto the Semifinals of the SEC Tournament where they will play Georgia Saturday at 6PM.
Video courtesy of  Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: UK Calipari, Players '2013 Senior Day' pre-Florida Interview

UK Coach Calipari, UK Senior's Julius Mays, Twany Beckham along with Alex Poythress, Ryan Harrow preview UK's Senior Day game against Florida Saturday in Rupp Arena.
UK Coach Calipari
UK Senior Julius Mays
UK Senior Twany Beckham
Ryan Harrow
Alex Poythress
Video's courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Video: UK Hoops 2012-13 SEC Sights & Sounds

The UK Hoop Cats depart from Lexington and arrive in Duluth, GA and prepare for the 2012-13 SEC Quarterfinal game. Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Kentucky vs Florida..Rd 2..A Preview

Kentucky vs Florida (3/9/13 Saturday 12PM) TV-CBS
UK leads the series 93-34.

Florida Gators

Location: Gainesville
Enrollment: 49,785
Arena: 12,000

Head Coach: Billy Donovan
Career Record: 421-178 (70.3%) 18 seasons
At Florida: 386-158 (71.0% 16 seasons

2011-12 Record: 26-11
2011-12 SEC Record: 10-6
2011-12 Postseason: 3-1 (Lost in NCAA Elite 8)

2012-13 Record: 24-5
2012-13-SEC Record: 14-3

Florida 84 Alabama State 35
Florida 74 Wisconsin 56
Florida 66 Middle Tennessee 45
Florida 58 Savannah State 40
Florida 79 Central Florida 66
Florida 82 Marquette 49
Florida 72 Florida State 47
Arizona 65 Florida 64
Florida 82 Southeastern Louisiana 43
Kansas State 67 Florida 61
Florida 78 Air Force 61
Florida 79 Yale 58
Florida 77 Georgia 44
Florida 74 LSU 52
Florida 68 Texas A&M 47
Florida 83 Missouri 52
Florida 64 Georgia 47
Florida 82 Mississippi State 47
Florida 75 South Carolina 36
Florida 78 Ole Miss 64
Arkansas 80 Florida69
Florida 83 Mississippi St.58
Florida 69 Kentucky 52
Florida 83 Auburn 52
Missouri 63 Florida 60
Florida 71 Arkansas 54
Tennessee 64 Florida 58
Florida 64 Alabama 52
Florida 64 Vanderbilt 40

Florida UK

PPG-72.5/ 74.3
FG%-48.8%/ 48.1%
3PT%-38.2%/ 35.4%
FT%-69.6%/ 64.5%
RPG-34.9 (+5.0)/ 38.4 (+4.3)
APG-15.4/ 13.9
TO’s-11.1/ 13.3
SPG-7.2/ 5.8
BPG-3.5/ 6.9

Probable Starting Lineup

Erik Murphy-F/C 6’10” Sr……………...12.3 PPG
Patric Young-F/C 6’9” Jr…………….…10.5 PPG
Mike Rosario-G 6’ 3” Sr………………..12.6 PPG
Kenny Boynton-G 6’2” Sr………………12.6 PPG
Scottie Wilbekin-G 6’2” Jr………………9.1 PPG

Other Key Players

Michael Frazier-G 6’4” Fr……………….6.2 PPG
Casey Prather-G/F 6’6” Jr……………….6.6 PPG
Will Yeguete-F 6’7” Jr…………………...5.6 PPG

Florida arrives in Rupp arena as clearly the best team in the SEC this season. This is arguably Billy Donovan’s best Florida team since the championship teams. This Florida team has terrific balance in scoring and solid support off the bench….especially now that Will Yeguete has recovered from his knee injury. This Gator team is a very good shooting team….especially from the perimeter. Murphy is hitting a terrific 46.5% and Frazier is hitting 48.9% from long distance. Florida is playing it’s best defense in years.

Patric Young has improved each season and is giving the team good offense and defense in the paint while leading the Gators in rebounds. Scottie Wilbekin leads Florida in assists and steals. Importantly, the Gators 3 top scorers are all hitting over 80% from the charity line.

Florida has already defeated UK in Gainesville 69-52 so the Gators will be looking for a total sweep of the Cats this season.

Kentucky sadly has continued to play poorly and without intensity…… and limps back into Lexington losing to a so so 8-8 Georgia team. This exceedingly disappointing season is essentially over and a season that started with so much hope has ended in a disaster. This UK team has lost far too many games to inferior opponents only because those opponents played with heart and intensity….while too many UK players have mailed in their embarrassing performances.

This last regular season game is senior day, but it’s hard to be optimistic against a clearly superior Florida team. One can hope that there is a little bit of pride left in this UK team that has too often played without any pride in their performances. I see a Florida win by at least 10 points. GO CATS!

Photos 2012-13 UK Men’s Basketball: Georgia

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Video: UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell, preview SEC Tournament

After practice Thursday in Duluth, GA UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell and A'dia Mathies talks about the upcoming SEC Quarterfinal Game. Video's courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Video: UK Coach Calipari, Cauley-Stein, Hood Pre-Georgia Interviews

UK Coach John Calipari and UK players Willie Cauley-Stein, Jon Hood speak to the media about Thursday's game at Georgia.
Video courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Kentucky vs Georgia....A Preview

Kentucky vs Georgia….3/7/13 Thursday 7PM (TV-ESPN/ESPN2)
UK leads the series 115-25

Georgia Bulldogs

Location: Athens, Ga.
Enrollment: 34,180
Arena: 10,523

Head Coach: Mark Fox
Career Record: 173-89 (66.0%) 8 seasons
At Georgia: 50-46 (52.1%) 3 seasons

2011-12 Record: 15-17
2011-12 SEC Record: 5-11
2011-12 Postseason: None

2012-13 Record: 14-15
2012-13 SEC Record: 8-8

Georgia 68 Jacksonville 62
Youngstown St. 68 Georgia 56
Southern Miss 62 Georgia 60 (OT)
Indiana 66 Georgia 53
UCLA 60 Georgia 56
Georgia 54 East Tennessee St. 38
South Florida 64 Georgia 53
Georgia Tech 62 Georgia 54
Iona 81Georgia 78 (OT)
Georgia 58 Mercer 49
Georgia 64 Southern Cal 56
Georgia 82 Florida A&M 73
Georgia 52 George Washington 41
Florida 77 Georgia 44
Mississippi St.72 Georgia 61
Missouri 79 Georgia 62
Georgia 67 LSU 58
Florida 64 Georgia 47
Georgia 59 Texas A&M 52
Georgia 57 Auburn 49
Georgia 67 South Carolina 56
Georgia 68 Tennessee 62
Georgia 52 Texas A&M 46
Alabama 52 Georgia 45
Ole Miss 84 Georgia 74(OT)
Arkansas 62 Georgia 60
Georgia 62 South Carolina 54 (OT)
Vanderbilt 63 Georgia 62
Georgia 78 Tennessee 68

RPG-34.8 (+2.1)

Probable Starting Lineup

Donte Williams-F 6’9” Jr……………………5.3 PPG
John Florveus-C 6’11” Sr……………………2.6 PPG
Ken Caldwell-Pope-G 6’5” Soph……………18.0 PPG
Vincent Williams-G 6’0” Sr…………………4.9 PPG
Sherrard Brantley-G 6’2” Sr…………………3.4 PPG

Other Key Players

Charles Mann-G 6’4” Fr……………………..6.6 PPG
Tim Dixon-F/C 6’9” Soph……………………2.0 PPG
Nemanja Djurisic-F 6’8” Soph………………7.7 PPG

Georgia has been up and down this season with a 14-15 record. The Bulldogs are not a bad team, but got off to a very rocky start this season losing 6 of their first 9 games. Now Georgia is 8-8 in the SEC with some good wins and tough losses. This team only averages 60.4 PPG, but they play disciplined offense and good defense. Coach Mark Fox goes deep in his bench with 10 players averaging 11 plus minutes PG.

Georgia is led by Ken Caldwell-Pope who is an all everything player…and a darn good player….who leads the team in scoring averaging 18.0 PPG…..leads in rebounds at 7 PG….leads in steals with 62 and is 3rd in assists with 53. Also, Pope is 74-196 from the perimeter for a solid 37.8%… addition, he also shoots 80% from the FT line. Vincent Williams and Sherrard Brantley are both very good perimeter shooters for the Bulldogs hitting 37%.

Obviously, a huge key in defeating Georgia is minimizing the effectiveness of Caldwell-Pope, but that hasn’t been easy for any opponent this season.

UK is trying to recover from a very poor game against an inspired Arkansas team that stole the ball time and time again and caused 19 TO’s. It was a most unfortunate performance for a UK team that had won 3 straight SEC games….including playing their best overall game of the year in defeating Missouri. Instead of building on their recent good play and success, the Cats played one of their worst games of the year….and played soft with no intensity.

The Georgia game is very close to a must win game for UK’s NCAA chances. After Georgia, UK has to play Florida and that will be a huge challenge. Time has now run out on these Cats….they simply can’t afford any more bad performances and hope to win against a good Georgia team in their home arena. I will be exceedingly disappointed if UK has another bad game with everything riding on getting in the NCAA tourney. I’m picking a UK win by 4 points. GO CATS!

Monday, March 04, 2013

AP Top 25/USA Today/ESPN - 3/4/13

AP Top 25

1. Gonzaga
2. Indiana
3. Duke
4. Kansas
5. Georgetown
6. Miami (Fla.)
7. Michigan
8. Louisville
9. Kansas State
10. Michigan State
11. Florida
12. New Mexico
13. Oklahoma State
14. Ohio State
15. Marquette
16. Saint Louis
17. Syracuse
18. Arizona
19. Oregon
20. Pittsburgh
21. Virginia Commonwealth
22. Wisconsin
23. UCLA
24. Notre Dame
25. Memphis

Dropped Out: No. 20 Butler, No. 25 Louisiana Tech

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 109, Louisiana Tech 103, St. Mary's 47, UNLV 43, California 33, Butler 26, Illinois 25, Minnesota 10, Creighton 7, Middle Tenn. St. 5, Akron 4, Missouri 4, Belmont 3, Colorado St. 1


1. Gonzaga
2. Indiana
3. Kansas
4. Duke
5. Georgetown
6. Louisville
7. Miami (Fla.)
8. Michigan
9. Florida
10. Kansas State
11. New Mexico
12. Michigan State
13. Ohio State
14. Oklahoma State
15. Saint Louis
16. Syracuse
17. Marquette
18. Arizona
19. Virginia Commonwealth
20. Memphis
21. Wisconsin
22. Pittsburgh
23. St. Mary's
24. Notre Dame
25. Oregon

Dropped Out: No. 21 Butler, No. 24 Akron

Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tenn. St. 51, UCLA 42, Louisiana Tech 41, North Carolina 28, Butler 18, Creighton 10, UNLV 9, San Diego St. 7, Oklahoma 7, Illinois 6, Akron 6, Colorado St. 5, Belmont 4, Minnesota 3, Virginia 2, California 2

SEC Mens BB Standings 3/4/13

Florida 13-3 23-5
Kentucky 11-5 20-9
Alabama 11-5 19-10
Missouri 10-6 21-8
Mississippi 10-6 21-8
Arkansas 9-7 18-11
Tennessee 9-7 17-11
LSU 8-8 17-10
Georgia 8-8 14-15
Texas A&M 7-9 17-12
Vanderbilt 7-9 13-15
South Carolina 3-13 13-16
Auburn 3-13 9-20
Mississippi St. 3-13 8-20

SEC Mens BB Matchups 3/5/13-3/9/13

Tuesday, March 5th

Arkansas at Missouri 7:00 PM ESPN/ESPN3
Alabama at Ole Miss 9:00 PM ESPNU/

Wednesday, March 6th

Mississippi St. at South Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN3/ESPN3
M BKB LSU at Texas A&M 8:00 PM SEC Network/ESPN3
Vanderbilt at Florida 8:00 PM SEC Network/ESPN3
Tennessee at Auburn 9:00 PM CSS ESPN3

Thursday, March 7th

Kentucky at Georgia 7:00 PM ESPN/2/ESPN3

Saturday, March 9th

Florida at Kentucky 12:00 PM CBS Sports
Ole Miss at LSU 1:30 PM SEC Network/ESPN3
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 1:30 PM SEC Network/ESPN3
Texas A&M at Arkansas 2:00 PM ESPNU
Georgia at Alabama 4:00 PM SEC Network/ESPN3
Missouri at Tennessee 4:00 PM ESPN/2/ESPN3
Auburn at Mississippi St. 5:30 PM FSN/ESPN3

2012-13 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

The 2013 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Wednesday March 6 - Sunday March 10, 2013 when the women's Championship game will be played on ESPN2 at 6PM-EST.

SEC Womens 2012-13 Final BB Standings 3/4/13

Tennessee 14-2 23-6
Kentucky  13-3 25-4
Georgia 12-4 24-5
South Carolina 11-5 23-6
Texas A&M 11-5 21-9
LSU 10-6 19-10
Vanderbilt 9-7 19-10
Arkansas 6-10 18-11
Florida 6-10 17-13
Missouri 6-10 17-13
Auburn 5-11 16-13
Mississippi St. 5-11 13-16
Alabama 2-14 12-17
Mississippi 2-14 9-20

Congratulations UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell

Congrats to UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell on becoming the program's winningest UK Hoops coach with 139 victories as the Cats beat Tennessee 78-65 on Senior Day in Memorial Coliseum.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Video: UK Coach Calipari, Harrow, Mays Pre-Arkansas Presser

Video's courtesy of Kentucky WildcatsTV.

Kentucky vs Arkansas....A Preview

Kentucky vs Arkansas….3/2/13 Saturday 4PM (TV-CBS)
UK leads the series 25-8

Arkansas Razorbacks

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Enrollment: 23,199
Arena: 19,200

Head Coach: Mike Anderson
Career Record: 218-111 (66.3%) 10 seasons
At Arkansas: 18-14 (56.3%) 1 season

2011-12 Record: 18-14
2011-12 SEC Record: 6-10
2011-12 Postseason: None

2012-13 Record: 17-11
2012-13 SEC Record: 8-7

Arkansas 73 Sam Houston State 68
Arkansas 112 Longwood 63
Arkansas 89 Florida A&M 60
Arizona St. 83 Arkansas 68
Wisconsin 77 Arkansas 70
Syracuse 91 Arkansas 82
Arkansas 81 Oklahoma 78
Michigan 80 Arkansas 67
Arkansas 97 Alcorn St. 59
Arkansas 79 Robert Morris 74
Arkansas 95 Alabama A&M 68
Arkansas 79 Northwestern St 61
Arkansas 86 Delaware St.51
Texas A&M 69 Arkansas 51
Arkansas 56 Vanderbilt 33
Arkansas 88 Auburn 80 (2OT)
Ole Miss 76 Arkansas 64
Arkansas 96 Mississippi St 70
South Carolina 75 Arkansas 54
Alabama 59 Arkansas 56
Arkansas 73 Tennessee 60
Arkansas 80 Florida 69
Vanderbilt 67 Arkansas 49
Arkansas 83 Auburn 75
Arkansas 73 Missouri 71
Arkansas 62 Georgia 60
Florida 71 Arkansas 54
LSU 65 Arkansas 60

RPG-35.2 (-2.6)

Probable Starting Lineup

B.J. Young-G 6’3” Soph……………………………..15.3 PPG
Marshawn Powell-F 6’7” Jr………………………….14.9 PPG
Coty Clark-F 6’7” Jr……………………………….…7.3 PPG
Mardracus Wade-G 6’2” Jr……………………….…..6.6 PPG
Michael Qualls-G 6’ 5” Fr……………………………4.1 PPG

Other Possible Starters

Rickey Scott-G 6’3” Jr………………………….……..4.7 PPG
Hunter Mickelson-F/C 6’10” Soph……………………6.0 PPG

Arkansas led by coach Mike Anderson has been great at home and lousy on the road. At home, the Razorbacks are 16-1 with the only loss being a 91-82 defeat to highly ranked Syracuse early in the year. Anderson, a long time assistant to Nolan Richardson, is in the process of trying to bring the “40 minutes of Hell” that Richardson implemented as coach. Arkansas is athletic and quick….often press their opponents… and have averaged 9.1 steals PG.

B.J. Young, a terrific young player, is the team’s leading scorer and assist leader. Mardracus Wade leads the Razorbacks in steals, but several other players are also good at stealing the ball from opponents. Marshawn Powell, who lost last season due to a knee injury after just 2 games, has recovered fully and is the 2nd leading scorer….. and tops the team in rebounds using his 240 lbs. bulk in the paint. Coty Clark is 2nd in rebounds to Powell.

Arkansas has defeated Tennessee, Missouri and Florida at Bud Walton arena….so they have proven themselves to be very tough to defeat at home against good opponents.

UK arrives in Fayetteville fresh off 3 straight solid wins in which the Cats played arguably their best games of the season. The starting lineup of Mays, Harrow, Goodwin, Poythress and WCS has worked out well. All 5 starters have improved and are playing more as a team. Although, the loss of Noel has been huge in the paint on defense, WCS has really stepped up his game on both offense and defense. Harrow has been playing his best basketball of the season as has Poythress. Importantly, Mays has found his long range shot and has also developed as a team leader. Goodwin has been playing more under control and even made some perimeter shots. Polson continues to give solid minutes off the bench and only Wiltjer has been out of sync the past few games. Kyle’s offense will likely be needed against Arkansas….so hopefully he finds his mojo soon.

Right now UK is in the NCAA, but they still likely need to win 2 of the remaining 3 games to assure themselves of an NCAA invite. UK appears to be peaking and playing their best basketball….now they need to continue to play well to defeat Arkansas on the road. I see a UK 5 point win over the Razorbacks.