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Good Morning, Big Blue Nation!
Well, that simply didn't go well last night. Kentucky was having success moving the ball early against #1 Alabama, but only put three points on the board in two scoring opportunities to begin the game. The Crimson Tide held on to a 7-3 lead after the first quarter and things got very, very ugly from that point on. As you all probably know by now, 'Bama ended up winning 63-3. Below are some links if you feel like punishing yourself by reliving that beat down, but the rest of us are going to simply move on and spread some positivity on this gloomy, rainy Sunday.
The Bad and Not-So-Bad
WATCH: Stoops, Rose, Paschal After the Loss
Three Plays: Everything Went Wrong
Final: Alabama 63 Kentucky 3
Alright, all positivity from here on out!
Nerlens Noel Signs with the Knicks
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Former Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne has wasted no time putting his stamp on the Knicks since arriving just a few months ago. Thursday evening the New York Knicks surprised just about everyone by selecting Immanuel Quickley in the first round. Then, yesterday, Nerlens landed a one-year deal in the Big Apple.
Playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, Noel averaged 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game in less than 20 minutes per contest. He will join fellow Wildcats Julius Randle and Kevin Knox, along with Quickley, on the Knicks 2020-2021 roster.
Rajon Rondo Signs with the Hawks
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In other BBNBA news, Rajon Rondo landed a two-year, $15 million dollar contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks will mark the seventh team that Rondo has suited up for in his now 15 season career.
Fresh off his second NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, Rondo averaged 7.1 points and 5.0 assists per game. He will be joining forces with Trae Young on an Atlanta Hawks team that will be looking to make a leap towards competing for an Eastern Conference Playoff spot this season.
College Basketball is Almost Here!!!
In the best news you will probably hear all day, there will be NCAA Division I basketball being played in three days!
That's right folks, we have almost made it. As you probably know, #10 Kentucky will host Morehead State in the first of three Big Blue Showcase games on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
What are the other headline games you ask? I've got you covered.
#12 Tennessee vs. Charlotte at 8:00 p.m.
Memphis vs. St Mary's at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN
#3 Villanova vs. Boston College at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN
#2 Baylor vs. #18 Arizona State at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN
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Are you ready for some football? After that Kentucky game yesterday I understand if you aren't (whoops, I wasn't supposed to mention that again). However, if you want to move on, there is a full slate of National Football League action today featuring some interesting matchups.
At 1:00 p.m. you have the marquee game of the day as Drew Franklin's Tennessee Titans travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams sit at 6-3 on the season.
If the Cincinnati Bengals are your team, they also play at 1:00 against the Washington Football Team.
At 4:05 we get another big-time matchup between the 7-2 Green Bay Packers and the 6-3 Indianapolis Colts.
Finally, Sunday Night Football will feature the 8-1 Kansas City Chiefs and the 6-3 Las Vegas Raiders.
As always, you can find coverage on the 'Cats in the NFL right here on Kentucky Sports Radio throughout the day.