Monday, March 28, 2011

Buzz on Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats are in the Final Four Edition


Sunday's Top 5:

- The Kentucky Wildcats are headed back to the Final Four for the first time since 1998. They defeated North Carolina 76-69 on Sunday.

- Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight was named East Region MVP.

- Magic Johnson said on Twitter that he would draft Brandon Knight No. 1 overall if he had a pick in the NBA Draft.

- Here are postgame comments from John Calipari and several Wildcats after the win.

- Tennessee hired Missouri State's Cuonzo Martin to replace Bruce Pearl.

On Monday, Get Ready For:

- The Powerade Jam Fest at the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago. Chane Behanan, Wayne Blackshear, Anthony Davis, Kyle Wiltjer and Michael Gilchrist will be among the competitors in the various activities. The finals will be televised on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Recruiting News:

- 2012 star Torian Graham says Kentucky tops his list; he averaged 23.0 PPG at the Dave Telep Carolina Challenge over the weekend

- Kentucky recruit Trevor Lacey was named Class 4A Player of the Year in Alabama

- Two fairly new names mentioned Kentucky in their schools of interest at the Carolina Challenge

- Kentucky recruit DaJuan Coleman was named Central New York Player of the Year on Sunday.

- Mason County's Treg Setty scored 18 points in the Midwest All-Star Classic on Saturday.

- Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com reports that Kentucky signee Marquis Teague was the star of practice for the McDonald's All-American West team over the weekend.

The Buzz:

- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has invited the Bellarmine Knights to the Governor's Mansion for a national title celebration.

- The Kentucky Wildcats had a surprise visitor in the locker room after last night's win as Jay-Z made an appearance.

- Dick Vitale said on the Mike & Mike Show Monday morning that he expects Kentucky to win the national championship in Houston.

- In the NBA Development League, Former UK star Erik Daniels had 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 138-118 win over the Iowa Energy.

- Rajon Rondo was scratched from the lineup Sunday after re-aggravating an injury to his pinkie finger.

- Sacramento Kings 114 Philadelphia 76ers 111; Cousins had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists; Meeks had 22 points

Video of the Day (The Bellarmine Knights bring the NCAA DII championship to Louisville):

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