The second-greatest sports activities weekend of the yr is upon us. The 2021 version is even higher than regular.
The NFL modified this yr’s playoff format, including one other crew from every convention to offer us back-to-back triple-headers to open the playoffs. As quickly as we catch our breath, Alabama will play Ohio State within the Nationwide Championship Recreation on Monday. For Kentucky followers it’s a good better time to be a sports activities fan with the Wildcats receiving a Saturday night tip-off towards Florida earlier than we’re weened off soccer Tuesday evening with a sport at Rupp towards Alabama.
There are such a lot of causes for sports activities followers to be excited right now. At first, Keion Brooks will swimsuit up for the Kentucky Wildcats after they journey to Gainesville right now at 5 pm ET on ESPN. Bear in mind the final time he performed at Florida? He had 10 factors, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and narrowly missed a game-winning shot that was in the end tipped in by E.J. Montgomery.
285 days in the past we went right down to Florida and got here out with an epic comeback victory. It was our final sport of the 2019-20 season.#TBT x #TheJourney | PS that was @KeionB_12‘s final sport ? pic.twitter.com/KRpZdHaHbg
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 8, 2021
Sure, Brooks is again and clear to play, nevertheless, it’s exhausting to inform precisely how a lot we’ll see him in motion. With solely at some point of full contact follow underneath his belt in months, UK assistant Jai Lucas mentioned they’ll slowly work Brooks again into the rotation.
“We’re sort of simply wait-and-see,” Lucas said. “I do assume he’ll get within the sport somewhat bit, however we’re not anticipating a lot from him.”
Although No. 12 might not present a lot within the field rating, having him out there to play will definitely carry the spirits of the crew and the whole BBN as they put together for a take a look at that’s handed would enhance the Wildcats’ NCAA Match resume.
Terrence Clarke possible Out
Clarke solely had UK’s level guard duties for 2 video games when he rolled his ankle towards North Carolina. Since he limped by way of the Louisville sport we now have not seen the freshman. That may most likely not change right now. Lucas left the door open for Clarke to play in his remarks, however I wouldn’t get overly optimistic.
A Spot for “Coach Key”
Tragedy struck Florida’s basketball program final month when preseason SEC Participant of the 12 months Keyontae Johnson out of the blue collapsed on the courtroom. Happily, after an extended hospital keep he’s effectively sufficient to be again with the crew. The Gators have saved a spot for him on the sideline.
— Florida Gators Males’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) January 2, 2021
Vegas, TV, Radio
The Wildcats are 4.5-point underdogs at Florida. The entire for over/underneath bettors is about at 141. The Gators lined the unfold in two straight video games earlier than being blown out by Alabama earlier this week.
Bob Wischusen and Dick Vitale are on the decision for ESPN at 5 pm ET. In case you can’t watch the entire motion, you may hear the Voice of the Wildcats, Tom Leach, on quite a lot of platforms.
- AM: 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP
- FM: 98.1 WBUL
- Satellite tv for pc: XM-381
- On-line: iHeart Radio
Take heed to the KSR Pregame Present
The KSR crew could have the whole lot to organize you for the Cats and the Gators. Flip your radio dial to 630 WLAP or stream the hour-long present on iHeart Radio starting at 2:30 pm.
SUPER Wild Card Saturday
Is Tremendous Wild Card Weekend a lame method to describe the triple-header? I initially thought so, till I spotted we get three video games in a row. Throw the advertising cliches out the window. That is going to be superior.
It opens with arguably one of the best sport of the whole weekend when the Buffalo Payments (-6.5) host the Indianapolis Colts on CBS at 1:05 pm ET. Liam Coen’s LA Rams (+3.5) might be with out beginning quarterback Jared Goff when the play the Seahawks at 4:40 pm ET on Fox. Tom Brady will take the primetime highlight at 8:15 on NBC towards the NFC East underdogs from Washington (+8).
Kentucky tight finish Justin Rigg could have his deal with one sport specifically, however he isn’t cheering for his new play-caller.
On the newest Behind Kentucky Soccer @justinrigg1 may need gotten himself in bother along with his new offensive coordinator @LiamCoen.
Hear extra on the complete podcast: https://t.co/eVQtZUpdDr pic.twitter.com/1WS6UvKDoJ
— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) January 9, 2021
School Basketball on TV
The wonderful NFL motion will overshadow what’s taking place on the hardwood, however there are nonetheless a couple of video games you don’t need to miss.
— Midday: Ohio State at #15 Rutgers on CBS
— Midday: Alabama at Auburn on ESPN2
— Midday: St. John’s at #7 Creighton on FS1
— 1:00: #4 Texas at #14 West Virginia on ESPN
— 2:00: #9 Tennessee at Texas A&M on ESPN2
— 3:00: #2 Baylor at TCU on ESPN
— 4:00: #18 Texas Tech at Iowa State on ESPN2
— 6:00: Oklahoma State at Kansas State on ESPN2
— 7:00: #19 Clemson at North Carolin on ESPN
Jamin Davis Departs for the NFL Draft
Kentucky’s most efficient participant on protection is taking his abilities to the skilled ranks. Friday afternoon the junior inside linebacker introduced he’ll forego his remaining eligibility to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. The Wildcats’ main tackler completed third within the SEC with 102 tackles. He additionally pressured a fumble and had three interceptions, returning one for an 85-yard landing at Tennessee. What does his absence imply for UK in 2021? I’ll talk about in additional element later right now.
KHSAA Basketball Scores
Not everyone seems to be enjoying throughout the state, however there was nonetheless loads of thrilling motion on the hardwood Friday evening.
— Clark County 95, Montgomery County 79
— Collins 61, Shelby County 57 (2OT)
— Covington Holy Cross 86, CAL 85
— Madisonville North-Hopkins 62, Caldwell County 56
— Scott Excessive 58, Covington Holmes 53
— Bardstown 71, Marion County 62
— Ashland Blazer 58, Russell 42
— Buckhorn 69, Lee County 63
— Bowling Inexperienced 83, Greenwood 47