Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Buzz on Kentucky Basketball: The Chuck Hayes Edition

Today's Top 5:

- Billy Gillispie was officially introduced to Texas Tech fans on Wednesday.

- Here is an update on recruits that Kentucky is still looking at for the 2011 class.

- Check out Tennessee's dream (and by dream, I mean impossible targets) list of potential coaching targets.

- The Bellarmine Knight defeated Midwestern State to advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four.

- The NAIA Division I All-American Teams were announced on Wednesday. Several Kentucky players were honored and Pikeville's Kelly Wells was named National Coach of the Year.

Site News:

- will be in Indianapolis Friday night to cover the Sacramento Kings vs. the Indiana Pacers. You can expect some coverage of our man DeMarcus Cousins.

On Thursday, Get Ready For:

- NCAA Division II Final Four action: Bellarmine vs. Minnesota State University Mankato at 6:00 p.m. ET

- NCAA Tournament action resumes with the first day of Sweet Sixteen games: Connecticut vs. San Diego State, BYU vs. Florida, Arizona vs. Duke and Butler vs. Wisconsin

Recruiting News:

- Braeden Anderson is going to choose from a final list of Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi State, UCLA and Arizona.

- Trevor Lacey was at the Alabama NIT game Wednesday night.

- There have been reports that Tennessee recruit Kevin Ware wants out of UT and is very interested in Louisville. I'm told tonight that he will likely stick with the Vols.

- Here is the latest on 2012 Kentucky recruit DaJuan Coleman.

The Buzz:

- Former Kentucky star Chuck Hayes netted a triple-double for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The "Chuckwagon" had 13 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in Houston's 131-112 win over Golden State. Patrick Patterson had 8 points and 9 rebounds. Former Western Kentucky star Courtney Lee scored 25 points.

- Former Wildcat Antoine Walker continued his hot streak in Idaho's 115-92 win over Rio Grande Valley. Walker had 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Stampede to a two-game sweep of the Vipers.

Video of the Day (Crazy ending to a Spanish game involving former UK star Gerald Fitch):

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