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KSR Today: Fast forward to 2022, Kentucky-Louisville and the Music City Bowl


Hello and good navigation on this first Monday morning of the new year. I hope your year 2023 is off to a good start and that your resolutions are not already broken.

Here at KSR HQ, a double espresso with a side of black coffee fuels today’s early start as we close the book on the busy weekend that included Saturday lunchtime’s doubleheader, as well as the whole New Years weekend excitement. Of course, the highlight of the holiday was Kentucky Basketball’s rival Louisville at Rupp Arena by 22 points, so we’ll start there with more basketball talk. in this morning’s recap of things to know and what’s happening further into 2023.

Kentucky Basketball will host LSU tomorrow; will preview the game today

Later this morning, someone from Kentucky Basketball will hold a press conference to preview the next game on the schedule, tomorrow night’s SEC home opener against LSU. The Wildcats host the Tigers at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and today John Calipari (or one of his assistants or two of his players) will fulfill media duty by answering questions about the new opponent and the one Kentucky beat. by 22 two days ago.

As always, Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com is the place to be for full coverage of this conversation. We’ll have the Q&A video and stories starting at noon, so check back for more on Kentucky’s state of mind ahead of a new game.

More Kentucky-Louisville

In case you missed it, here are KSR’s top stories and links following the win over the Cards on Saturday:

– WATCH: John Calipari’s press conference after the Louisville game

– WATCH: Kentucky players score a blowout win over Louisville

– KSR’s takeaways from Kentucky’s blowout win over Louisville

– Post-game stats and notes from Kentucky’s win over Louisville

— Kenny Payne says Kentucky is “one of the best teams in the country”

— John Calipari takes ownership of Kentucky’s struggles so far

– Jacob Toppin pulled himself from the bottom before the breakthrough against Louisville

– John Calipari wants Kentucky to play “deliberate” basketball

L is down.

A new AP poll is on the way

Later today, The Associated Press will update its College Basketball Top 25 to reveal a new ranking of your Kentucky Wildcats. Currently, Kentucky is 19th in the AP and 17th in the Coaches’ Poll, but those numbers may change with today’s order shuffle.

Expect a change near the top of the new poll after No. 2 UConn suffered its first loss of the season to Xavier, leaving No. 1 Purdue as the only undefeated team in the standings.

Kentucky moves up six spots in new NET rankings

In the NCAA’s NET rankings, Kentucky fell from 47th to 41st in the new update that reflects the weekend’s college basketball results. Kentucky is still winless in Quad 1 (0-3), but Michigan’s 21-place return to the Top 100 gave Kentucky a second Quad 2 win (2-1) for its replay.

The Cats’ next opponent, LSU, dropped from 76th to 75th in the Jan. 1 new update on the NET.

Kentucky women’s basketball lost another

At the Memorial Coliseum, Kentucky Women’s Basketball lost its first game of the new year with a 21-point loss to No. 24-ranked Arkansas on Sunday. Newly-signed Blair Green scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats, but the team still failed to follow the Razorbacks in the 71-50 loss in the Wildcats’ SEC home opener. Kentucky is now 0-2 in conference and 8-6 all season.

Kentucky has another opportunity for the SEC’s first win when the team travels to Athens to take on Georgia on Thursday night. Georgia plays tonight in South Carolina.

Kentucky Football’s season ended Saturday with a disappointing loss to Iowa at the Music City Bowl. If you want to know more about that game, here’s all of KSR’s postgame coverage of the bowling match loss.

– WATCH: Mark Stoops, Kentucky players post-Music City Bowl press conference

– Six things Mark Stoops said after the loss

– Iowa defense, special teams dominate Kentucky at Music City Bowl

– The future is bright for the Kentucky defense after the excellent Music City Bowl

— Three Plays: Complementary football beats Kentucky

– Destin Wade “inhabited” in a difficult situation

– After-action review of Kentucky vs. Iowa

We have four bowl games to watch today

The bowls season didn’t end with Ohio State’s field goal on Saturday night, as there are still four bowls to watch before the national championship is decided a week from now. evening. Today we have the final four bowls to sample with the first kick off at noon to get the party started:

— Noon (ESPN2) // Mississippi State vs. Ilinois // ReliaQuest Bowl

— 1 p.m. (ABC) // LSU vs. Purdue // Citrus Cheez-It Bowl

— 1 p.m. (ESPN) // No. 10 USC vs. No. 16 Tulane // Classic Goodyear cotton bowl

— 5 p.m. (ESPN) // No. 8 Utah vs. No. 11 Penn State // Rose-bowl

Today’s KSR Radio Crew Works During Company Vacations

Monday is a holiday for most iHeart radios, but Kentucky Sports Radio will clock in at 10 a.m. because the weekend was too busy to ignore. Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond and I will be at KSBar and Grille for two hours of Kentucky Wildcats talk while Shannon The Dude shakes things up from the Louisville studio.

So listen to our thoughts on Kentucky-Louisville, the Music City Bowl, and more.



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