The unofficial begin to the faculty basketball season is right here.
Kentucky basketball’s historic preseason occasion, Huge Blue Insanity, is scheduled for this night at 9 p.m. ET, formally tipping off the 2020-21 seasons for the UK males’s and ladies’s basketball groups.
Like Kentucky’s Professional Day final week, tonight’s occasion will happen in Memorial Coliseum, the primary time Huge Blue Insanity has been held on the historic venue since 2004.
A television-only occasion because of security considerations with COVID-19, Huge Blue Insanity will function introductions of each the boys’s and ladies’s basketball groups, apply drills, scrimmages, participant spotlights, a efficiency by the 24-time nationwide championship cheerleading group and extra.
Tom Hart, Jimmy Dykes and Carolyn Peck will likely be on the decision for the 90-minute telecast dwell on SEC Community.
As for us right here at KSR, we could have intensive protection of the occasion proper right here on the web site earlier than, throughout and after the occasion.
It’s basketball season, BBN.
Kentucky prepares for Alabama
Whereas the UK males’s and ladies’s basketball groups look to open their seasons with a bang, the soccer group faces a number of main challenges forward of them as they shut out the again finish of their schedule.
The primary? A street journey to Tuscaloosa to tackle the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.
“It was a tough begin on Monday [with John Schlarman’s memorial service], however the guys actually bounced round good the remainder of the week,” UK head coach Mark Stoops mentioned Thursday night. “We have to have one other good apply tomorrow, get on that aircraft with a robust mindset, able to play a great Alabama group.”
After a defensive effort that left Stoops “pissed off” following the group’s win towards Vanderbilt final weekend, the UK head coach says the protection has responded properly with a great week main as much as the journey to Alabama.
“They did. Normally, over time, our protection normally responds,” he mentioned. “They’ve a great satisfaction about them and have had a great week. They know they’ve an ideal problem forward of them this week.”
The hype video has been launched
Talking of UK vs. Bama, the Kentucky soccer video group launched its official hype video for this weekend’s recreation.
As anticipated and per regular, the completed piece is implausible.
Have a look:
— Kentucky Soccer (@UKFootball) November 19, 2020
Kroger’s KSR Sport of the Week is an efficient one
The playoffs are right here!
This week’s Kroger KSR Sport of the Week is an efficient one, because the Pikeville Panthers are set to tackle the upstart Sayre Spartans in Pikeville.
Coached by former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington, Sayre enters Friday’s recreation with an undefeated 8-0 report of their first full varsity season. The Spartans are led by Pennington’s son Cole, who has thrown for 1,906 yards and 27 touchdowns because the group’s beginning quarterback. Trey Dennis is Pennington’s go-to receiver and has recorded 58 catches and 11 touchdowns in 2020.
Sitting at 5-2 on the 12 months, the Pikeville Panthers additionally boast a father-son, coach-quarterback mixture of their very own with coach Chris McNamee and his son, Isaacc McNamee. The Panthers are the state’s Class A reigning champions.
In a uncommon early playoff matchup between two top-five groups, it’s win or go dwelling from this level ahead.
Come see Freddie Maggard and Ryan Lemond on the Bryan Station Kroger
To have a good time the high-profile matchup for Kroger’s KSR Sport of the Week, KSR’s personal Freddie Maggard and Ryan Lemond will likely be on the Bryan Station Kroger in Lexington this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET.
There, the KSR duo will likely be handing out Kroger present playing cards and speaking all issues soccer for individuals who cease by. For a present card, all you must do is say the magic phrases: “Kroger Presents the KSR Sport of the Week.”
Kentucky basketball ranked the best program of all time
It’s official: UK basketball is the best program within the historical past of ever.
In CBS Sports activities’ official rankings of the “Best Faculty Basketball Applications Ever,” Kentucky got here in at No. 1 by an awesome margin.
To give you the ultimate record, CBS used varied knowledge factors equivalent to nationwide titles, Closing 4 appearances, convention common season titles, Elite Eights, and draft picks.
It’s astounding. Kentucky is unequivocally essentially the most profitable and constant program in faculty basketball up to now 10 years, the previous 20, 30, 40, 60 and even 80 years. UK’s 131 NCAA Event wins: most ever. Its 2,320 wins in historical past: most ever. How about this: it has made 21 Elite Eights NOT together with the years it additionally went to the Closing 4, which provides one other 9 to that pile. By far essentially the most ever. Kentucky’s 102 top-60 NBA picks since 1946: most ever. It’s been ranked for 919 weeks, tops in faculty basketball historical past. The 59 NCAA Event bids outpaces No. 2 North Carolina by NINE. Its domination of the SEC is foolish; these 47 regular-season titles, along with 17 Closing Fours, catapulted Kentucky previous the competitors.
The Wildcats had a major 300-point benefit over second-ranked North Carolina, adopted by Duke, UCLA and Kansas to spherical out the highest 5.
Take a look at your entire record right here.
Devin Askew will converse to the media at midday
Kentucky freshman guard Devin Askew will sit down with the media at midday to shut out UK basketball’s preseason interviews, the place he’ll break down the roster and preview the upcoming season.
KSR could have all of the protection you want proper right here on the web site main as much as Huge Blue Insanity this night.
KSR in an hour
Matt Jones and the KSR crew will likely be dwell from 10 a.m. to midday to preview Huge Blue Insanity and break down KSR’s Sport of the Week, amongst different matters.
You should definitely tune in.