Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Buzz on Kentucky Basketball: Beat Bruce Pearl Edition

Today's Top 5:

- Former Kentucky player Rekalin Sims was arrested in Lexington and charged with trafficking drugs within 1,000 yards of a school

- John Calipari respects Rick Pitino but it doesn't sound like they will be exchanging Christmas gifts anytime soon

- Coach Cal and UK announced several summer basketball camps

- Yahoo! Sports released All-SEC teams and awards; Kentucky players received some love

- AllKyHoops is in Nashville for the OVC Tournament; here are some pictures

On Saturday, Get Ready For:

- Morehead State plays for an NCAA Tournament spot when they battle Tennessee Tech in the OVC championship game at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN2

- Western Kentucky opens Sun Belt Conference Tournament play against Louisiana-Monroe at 7:45 p.m. ET

- Louisville travels to West Virginia for a tough road battle at Noon ET

- Bellarmine takes on Kentucky Wesleyan in the GLVC semifinal round at 3:30 p.m. ET

- Mid-South Conference semifinals at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Pikeville vs. St. Catharine and Cumberlands vs. Georgetown

Recruiting Updates:

- Trevor Lacey and Butler High School captured the 3A state championship in Alabama; Lacey was held to 13 points in the low-scoring affair

- Michael Gilchrist scored 15 points in St. Patrick's blowout win in the New Jersey state playoffs

- Kyle Wiltjer scored 15 points in his second game back from injury

- Marquis Teague scored 18 points in an easy win in Indiana's state playoffs

- Perry Ellis scored 19 points to lead his school to the state tournament

- Future Louisville star Wayne Blackshear was named player of the year in Chicago

The Buzz:

- Spalding University was defeated by Ave Maria in the USCAA Division I national tournament

- Centre College lost 67-62 to Marietta in the NCAA DIII National Tournament

- Zac Swansey drained a clutch 3-pointer to sink Murray State in the OVC Tournament semifinals

- Kentucky needs Georgia or Vanderbilt to lose today

- Congratulations to Georgetown, Pikeville, Cumberlands and St. Catharine for Mid-South Conference quarterfinal wins

Video of the Day (Zac Swansey puts a dagger in the hearts of Murray State):

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