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KSR After Show 3/25/16

On today’s Good Friday addition of Kentucky Sports Radio the guys are doing the show live from Memorial Coliseum on UK’s campus. They will have serveral guests including Maci Morris from the Lady UK Hoops team, her Coach Matthew Mitchell, and Swaggy Cal could be making an appearence as well. So settle in and get ready for a great KSR and we’ll discuss it all here!

Remember to CALL or TEXT the KSR After Show @ 775-583-7483 and leave us your voicemails and text messages and we will post them to the website for all of BBN to enjoy!

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15:  Empty seats are seen in the stands during the international friendly match between England and Sweden at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Matt watched the NCAA Tournament games last night at the YUM Center.

He gets mad and hates that the YUM Center is so much better than Rupp. Although scalpers where selling tickets at half price and the arena was almost half empty, because Kentucky isn’t playing there. The YUM Center seats 22,000 and Matt says there where probably only 12,000 people there, and 1/4th of them where Kentucky and Louisville fans.

Matt got the stink eye from the UofL suite.

So in true Matt fashion, he walked by as many times as possible.

Duke lost last night so the tournament is a little more enjoyable.

It still stinks that the Cats are not playing this weekend of course, but seeing Duke go down is the next best thing!

Coach K scolded Dillon Brooks of Oregon in the handshake line for, as time was running out in their game, taking a really REALLY deep three at the end that just happened to go in. 

When asked about the incident during the post game press conference, coach K lied about it and said that he did not tell Brooks that he is a better player than that to show boat and shoot a three like he did. It was obvious from the video that a conversation like what was confirmed by Dillon Brooks was going on. You could clearly see Brooks apologizing to coach K. While this is a coach K thing to do, it is not his place to tell an opposing player anything like he did. It’s such a “I’m the greatest of all time and can do whatever I want” action and just makes me hate Duke even more and lose some respect for coach K for doing it, and lying about it afterwards.

Grayson Allen is a whiney butt, and Coach K is a snotface lying little goober.



Maci Morris joins Matt and Ryan on the show. 

  • She’s a mountain girl from Bell County.
  • She feels the pressure of the NCAA Tournament but is excited and loves playing with the other girls.
  • Bell County where Maci is from and Middlesboro where Matt is from are rivals.
  • Bell County is completely behind Maci.
  • Richie Farmer is from the same area as Maci.
  • Maci’s dad and Freddie Maggard are good friends.
  • Kash Daniels dad and her dad played Basketball together at East Tennessee State.
  • Maci and Kash do talk and know each other.
  • Her mom was a PG at Transy.
  • She did not expect to come in and play as much as she has this year.
  • She likes Bo Bobs Pizza.
  • Maci wants fans to get out to the game tonight to give the girls energy and root them on to the Elite 8.

John Short says the women will win by 10 big’ns tonight.

Coach Mitchell may do a Big Blue Madness dance tonight if they win by 10 big’ns.

Coach Cal told Matt this morning to tell Matthew Mitchell to “Kick some ass tonight!”

Coach Mitchell challenges everyone thats on the fence to get out to Rupp tonight and help cheer on the girls!

Maci Morris was named after Kyle Macy, and wears number 4 because of Macy as well.

Coach Cal visited “said” recruit yesterday.

Whom of course from previous knowledge given to use by KSR, we know to be Marques Bolden.

The newest Mock Draft has our guys projected to get drafted at these spots.

  • Jamal Murray 3 (possibly picked by the Suns or Kings)
  • Skal Labissiere 14
  • Tyler Ulis 20 (possibly picked by the Indiana Pacers, where I will then want season tickets.)

Tyler has not yet hired an agent. Giving the option to come back if he decides to.

Although with the new rule, players no longer need an agent to talk to NBA teams like they did in the past. So this isn’t as much of a clue that a player will be returning as it used to be.

I totally agree that anyone saying you absolutely want Tyler Ulis to come back, you are being selfish. Although, as I stated earlier this week when we discussed what next year’s team could look like, I do think if HE decides that coming back is what he wants to do and is best for him then we should not question it and welcome him back of course. For one the freshman guards that will be here next year, Fox and Monk, will most certainly be spectacular. Although depending on whether Isaiah Briscoe is back or not and if he is in the starting line up or not next year. The back up guard positions will lack a lot of depth and the talent gap will be significant. While I love Dominique Hawkins and feel like he will/could have a big role on next years team, Hawkins and Briscoe (if he returns) will be about the end of the depth line. So I dont know what Calipari would decide to do with the starting lineup if by chance Tyler did choose to return, but assuming he would be in it. That would significantly improve the depth at the guard position next year. While his draft stock most likely couldnt get much better than it is right now, and coming back could be a risk for Tyler. This team next year would have strength and depth at every postion and would be completely insane. Yet like Matt says I think the likelyhood that Ulis returns is very low, and it seems like going into the NBA this year would most likely be the best thing for him, again the following draft will be A LOT stronger. If he does come back, then everyone watch out, that would almost insure greatness for the 2016-2017 Wildcats.

Yesterday comic book geeks got mad at Matt and the guys for not knowing about Batman and Superman.

I still can’t wait to see this movie, I think I’ll see it this weekend as a matter a fact. I know Matt is not in tune with the comic book nerd community but he should know if he puts out any comment over the airwaves about Batman and Superman that they are going to come out of the woodwork and bring down Thor’s Hammer on his head for talkin trash. Matt’s Twitter mentions where pretty hilarious yesterday after the show.

Fred from Indiana is the most improved caller of the day. Totally won over the guys.

and I apologize for saying he was illogical.

Matt says there are not 5 women that would sleep with Ted Cruz so he couldn’t have 5 mistresses.

Coach Calipari joins Matt and Ryan on KSR

  • He is still nauseous from the loss
  • He has not watched tape or any other basketball since the loss to Indiana.
  • No matter who it is to, losing and knowing the season is over hurts.
  • If 4-5 guys didn’t play well then we couldn’t win and why we didn’t.
  • Which also put to much pressure on the guards.
  • It wasn’t about shooting, we needed big guys to step up.
  • We shouldn’t have been playing IU that weekend.
  • The corner three IU hit at the end of the game was devastating
  • Sending all of the kids to the draft is the logical thing to do.
  • There is no down time
  • He was having fun telling Jonny that he is also declaring, so he can fax in the paperwork and show his kids and grandkids later on in life that he declared for the NBA draft after his freshman year.
  • He told Tyler if you think your going to be here 4 year’s then dont come here, and thats when Tyler decided he’s coming here because he knew Cal believed in him.
  • The low side of Tyler Ulis in the NBA is a backup PG, we all know the high side.
  • There are teams in the NBA that could use Tyler as a Starting PG.
  • Once he really digs into recruiting it is easier to get over losing.
  • He is proud of this year’s team for all that they did.
  • But it ended way to soon.
  • The Cats played 5 games in 8 days.
  • Cal tells everybody to get out to the womens game tonight and help get our girls to the Final Four!

Thank you Big Blue Nation for listening to KSR and joining us here for the KSR After Show! Everyone have a great Easter weekend, and go cheer on the UK womens hoops team! Like we always say, remember it could be worse, you could be a Louisville fan! Go Big Blue!







KSR After Show 3/24/16

Man it feels like it’s been a month now since the Cats played Stony Brook in the NCAA Tournament. It’s Thursday morning and it’s only been 7 days since facing the Seawolves. We have games starting back up again tonight, and it’s just a bummer. Yet Matt and KSR are here to help us forget about the fact that Kentucky won’t be playing this weekend. If you paid any attention to KSR last night then you know there’s plenty to talk about today, and I’m pretty sure Matt is fired up about it so it should be a good show!

Remember to CALL or TEXT The KSR After Show @ 775-583-7483 and leave your voicemails and texts so we can post them for everyone to enjoy!

On Today’s KSR:

Coach Cal announced that every player on the team will declare for the draft. 


Swaggy Cal at his best being the innovator that he is and paving the way for the rest of the nation. Doing this gets Kentucky back in the news after losing to Indiana. It’s another recruiting tool helping completely shed any remaining platoon reminence. He can tell these kids “see we allow everyone to declare, every year”. Then also as Matt points out, now players that want to go to the NBA but don’t get the news they want from teams like Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee will be able to come back with the rest of the guys that obviously are coming back, and save them some embarrassment of individually coming back. Cal is a damn genius and marketing guru.

Captain Suntan is being sued for blatantly calling out a random guy on the radio for being the mole giving Matt info on UofL. The guy, Scott Jennings who Matt does not know is suing the radio station, Captain Suntan, and Mike Rutherford. 

This is hilarious and just continues to show the incompetency surrounding that program. Many updates to come!

Bangs and Matty Bangs!

Sounds like the title to a new, New Jersey reality show.

“Worry about your Bologna hair!”

Along with Matty Bangs, this should be put on a t-shirt. Get on it Jared Lorenzen.

Katina Powell and STD are now Facebook friends. 

She searched for The Dude and friend requested him. Like Shannon said she must have heard about his booty shaking contest. Trying to supplement her income I’m sure.

Katt Williams got choked out by a 15 year old kid. 

Here is an article from TMZ explaining what went down.

Technically UNC didn’t violate an NCAA rule, but because it’s so bad they are going to reprimand them anyway. That’s why it’s taking so long. 

Matt has said in the past that if UNC makes it to the Final Four that there will be more attention brought on what’s going on at UNC. So maybe we will learn more soon.


  • Is finally over the IU loss.  
  • He didn’t like the 16 turnovers though.
  • Everyone better wake up and smell the roses and quit bashing Cal! 
  • He’s all over Facebook. 

Tom Crean asked the NCAA after beating Kentucky to go to the Sweet 16 if they could cut down the nets…as Kansas and UConn where warming up for their game that was about to begin. 

This is the most absurd and so Tom Crean and Indiana thing to do. While I do believe Matt and his source, I wish they would have let them do it just so we would have solid hilarious video proof.

Sometimes people just don’t understand the decision these kids are trying to make. 

For one, to those of you that seem to not know. The rule has changed and the players now are allowed to declare for the draft and come back as many times as they want! It no longer means that because they declare that they can’t return to the team. So guys please stop it, BBN looks very ignorant when some of you go off on these uninformed tangents. Two, none of you know what’s going on in these kids lives, what their dreams are, or what’s best for them so please stop pretending like you do. Yes voice your opinion freely, but don’t belittle these kids or coaches that only have their best interests in mind.

If the new draft rule in place this year was in place last year, Dakari Johnson would have probably been on this years team. 

If Katina Powell messages Shannon on FB and wants to come watch Fuller House with him, would he do it? 

Shannon says he would, would you?

Chris Stapleton is having a free concert at Johnson County High School. 

The Kentucky Football spring game is being televised on the SEC Network this year. 

The blue/white game will start at noon, April 16th, on the SEC Network.

Evan was a logical Indiana fan. 

In Concord NC a man was arrested for not returning a Freddie got Fingered VHS tape 16 years ago to a Blockbuster Video that doesn’t exsist. 

Uh oh, you know all of our minds just went bananas trying to figure out what we failed to return to Blockbuster or anywhere else. Matt admitted that he still has Species 2.

Tom Crean and Calipari apparently had a falling out over Trey Lyles, but now they’re back on good terms. 

Tai Wynyard and Isaac Humphries are to young to enter the draft, so they are the only two players that will not declare. 

Whaaaat? That’s a bummer, Matt says Batman v Superman is getting terrible reviews. 

I was so excited about this movie, hopefully it’s just a bunch of DC haters and it really is good. This just bums me out.

Tune in to KSR tomorrow at 10am EST where the gang will be at the practice facility on the UK campus and will have some special guests. 

Have a great day BBN! Bangs! Bangs! 

KSR After Show 3/23/16

Hey BBN you’ve made it to the Wednesday 3/23/16 addition of the KSR After Show. Today we’ll give you all of the discussions that the Kentucky Sports Radio crew talked about on the show today so we can keep the chatter going here. We want to know what you are thinking about, mad about, sad about. Let it all out here rather than to that guy next to you at work who really isn’t listening. 

You can CALL or TEXT The KSR After Show @ 775-583-7483 and leave your voicemails and texts to get them posted to the KSR After Show for all of BBN to enjoy. 

On Today’s Show:

STD’s are approved at Louisville. 

Shannon the Dudes that is. 

Today’s Ryanism: Good welcomes.

Go zags and Aggies 

I think a lot of BBN is rooting for Gonzaga going forward, maybe A&M too but all year I’ve wanted success for Wiltjer and have now completely jumped on the Zags bandwagon. 

Dan Dakich is trolling hard still. 

He can’t find enough time on his radio show to talk about Indiana beating Kentucky, his ridiculous notion that Yogi Ferrell is better than Tyler Ulis, and uses the rest of the time to make fun of Matt and all of Kentucky. I propose that from 12-3pm we all call and tweet his show non stop and do our best to sabotage his broadcast.  

Listening to ignorant people is worse than actually losing the game. 

I completely agree, I live 20 minutes east of Indianapolis so this statement is 10 times more prevalent for me. I’ve gotten a hundred “Hoosier Daddy?”s in the last week and that gets old rather quickly.

Robic says, this is the summer for Tai Wynyard and Isaac Humphries to get better and contribute next season. 

There will be SO many forwards on the Kentucky roster next year. Even without Bolden, whom it does seem like UK is going to have as well. These two guys are going to have to work their tails off this summer and get significantly better before they will be able to take any minutes away from the highly skilled guys that are coming in. Like Matt said Wynyard is the biggest mystery and we really have no idea where he will fall into place with this group. 

The last couple weeks at UofL the consensus is that the hammer is still coming down. 

After the self imposed post season ban, everyone in Louisville thought that’d be the end of it, but now the general consensus is that the hammer is still coming and could be heavy. 


Hahahahaha! John Short is a snooooozing! 

Man I love this show haha

John Short won’t get wild on nobody. 

There are 25 5 star recruits coming to play college basketball next year. 

I believe Matt said the norm is 7-9 each year, so 25 is just insane. 

The NBA Draft is pretty weak and Jamal Murray can go as high as 4th. 

Which means there is a good chance that Murray ends up being drafted by the Kings or the Pelicans and obviously either option would be awesome. 

Isaiah Briscoe thoughts:

Matt says there is probably no one on Kentucky’s roster that wants to go to the NBA more than Briscoe. Although points out that he wouldn’t take him because he is either a PG or SG that plays pretty good defense but can’t shoot 3’s or 2’s that well either, and is terrible at the free throw line. Those attributes are obviously  not what teams are looking for in the league. I bet Briscoe will still give it hell trying to prove himself this summer though. 

Darren Henshaw said he had to change all of the QBs foot work and mechanics because they had been taught completely wrong. 

I don’t know Henshaw or Eddie Gran from Adam and don’t know why but for some reason I trust these guys already and love that they’re not afraid to take some shots like this. 

KSR has inspirational signs all over the studio now. 

“Don’t get in Facebook wars with prostitutes.” -Uncle Matt

Matt totally just said Katina Powell has got the goods. Haha. 

That may be a little out of context but I had to do it because I’m a 10 year old. 

What is your favorite Cal era win?

For me it’s really that 3 game stretch of Aaron Harrison magic in the Tourny with the 2014 team. Although a lot of games can give those moments a run for their money, including at South Carolina this year. 

Friday KSR will be doing the show live from the practice facility at UK. They will have Women’s Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell and hopefully someone from the men’s side as well on the show. Tune in tomorrow and Friday at 10am EST to get your Kentucky fix. 

Have a great day BBN, thank you for checking out today’s KSR After Show! 

KSR After Show 3/22/16

Kentucky Sports Radio is at Salsa Rita’s in Louisville today for Kentucky Taco Tuesday. They’ll continue to try their best to break down this year’s Kentucky Basketball season and let us all know what happened and why. None of us want the season to be over right now, but what else can we do now? We can discuss it, try to understand it and get past it all, thank these players and coaches and get geared up for everything to come involving the University of Kentucky this summer. So let’s listen in as Matt and the gang drop some knowledge on all of us while stuffing tacos and chips n salsa in their faces.

CALL or TEXT the KSR After Show and voice your opinion @ 775-583-7483 and we will post your voicemails or messages on the website for everyone to enjoy.

Cheerleaders for the Kentucky Wildcats stand for the performance of the National Anthem against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the final of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena on March 14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.

How do we look back on this Kentucky Basketball season as a whole? A Failure? Or that we got everything we could out of this team and it was a great coaching job by Calipari.

Matt says that is was a good year that wasn’t a failure, but not a great year. Me, I just feel like we had a normal year. Not Kentucky normal, but a normal college basketball season with bad losses, great wins, inconsistent play most likely because of inexperience, that ended with having a bad shooting night for a shooting team (other than Ulis) in the tournament. While I do also think it was a great coaching job by Cal, maybe his best. Simple as this, we had two guys in Ulis and Murray that had to show up in every game and that’s a difficult task to ask of any young kid and sometimes it doesn’t work out. Skal not being the offensive Nerlens 2.0, and having mostly poor frontcourt contributions all year, where the differences in getting the team that we got this year rather than potential greatness again.

Going all in on the one and done system gives a coach little room for error.

You take your chances with the freshman players that you recruit producing immediately, and if that doesn’t happen just like it didn’t with Skal this year. Then your fate as a team is basically in the hands of those players turning it around, or plugging and playing who you can and hoping one or more unexpectedly step up. Much like Derek Willis did this year, which turned this roster into a completely different team, but because of injury and again inconsistent play he wasn’t able to show up in every game including Indiana as well. So you just have to take what you can get and go with it on any given night. Although like Matt stated, 2 years out of 7 where in the other 5 The Cats ended the season in either an Elite 8 appearance, Final Four appearances, and a National Championship is worth the risk and the way to go.

Ryan is sad for Tyler Ulis.

Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray really did deserve a lot more than an early exit in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. They played their hearts out all season.

By the end of the year where the Cats one of the 7 best teams in the country?

Yes, and it was obvious when Tyler and Jamal where “On” and we got anything out of a couple of the big guys they were definitely in the top 7, but when one of these factors weren’t there for the Cats they looked like a team outside of the top 25.

This team was better than the 2014 team. The 2014 team just got hot and made a run in the NCAA Tournament.  

Last summer we all thought Mykal Mulder would start in front of Briscoe and be a solid knock down shooter.

Mulder made 4 shots and 2 free throws all year. Derek Willis emerged into the roll that everyone thought Mulder would be in, but it still wasn’t enough to make up for the deficiencies down low.

Is the Ulis and Murray combination the best backcourt combination in UK history?

KSR will start player interviews next week on the show.

The UK Women beat Oklahoma to go to the Sweet 16 last night. 

They are still playing in Lexington and have a really good chance to make the Final Four this year, get your butts out to root on our women’s team BBN and help Coach Mitchell will these girls all the way to the finals!

The Cats where ranked 57th in defense this year, and ended the season as 1st on offense.

This team showed flashes of playing good defense this year, but really against not good teams. Like Stony Brook, where they broke the UK and national single tournament game block record. On the season as a whole though this Kentucky team was the worst defensive team of the Cal era.

Ulis, Briscoe, and Hawkins where the only good defenders on this year’s team. 

Twill has really long nasty fingernails, and made a 32 minute video reply to Katina Powell. 

  • May 25th is the new deadline to declare for the draft
  • May 18th is the end of the spring signing period. 

What is more disappointing a second round loss in the NCAA Tournament, or not making a bowl game in football? 

We had three really bad losses this year.

  • Ohio State
  • Auburn
  • Tennessee

Calipari is NOT going to play zone, give it up people, please. 

Next year’s basketball schedule has some powerhouse games on it. 

  • Louisville at Louisville
  • Michigan St. at the Champions Classic
  • UNC in Las Vegas
  • At Arizona St
  • UCLA at Rupp Arena
  • Kansas at Rupp Arena

Yogi Ferrell’s Mom posted a PHOTOSHOPPED picture of Tyler Ulis on her twitter account flipping off the crowd at Auburn with the caption “Who is classy now?”

Apparently she took it down and set her twitter page to private now, but how is this at all classy for a parent to do trying to degrade a kid around the same age as her own son that gave his heart to this Kentucky team? Just incredible, and shows some of the character surrounding the Indiana Basketball program.

De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, and Bam Adebayo will for sure start next year.

With this discussion, I thought it’d be fun to put out a completely wrong early early prediction of the roster and starting lineup for next years team.


  1. De’Aaron Fox 6’3 G Freshman
  2. Malik Monk 6’4 G Freshman
  3. Wenyen Gabriel F 6’9 Freshman
  4. Bam Adebayo 6’9 F Freshman
  5. Marques Bolden 6’10 F/C Freshman


  1. Isaiah Briscoe 6’3 G Sophmore
  2. Derek Willis 6’9 F Senior
  3. Dominique Hawkins 6’0 G Senior
  4. Marcus Lee 6’9 F Senior
  5. Sacha Killeya-Jones 6’10 F Freshman
  6. Isaac Humphries 7’0 F/C Sophmore
  7. Tai Wynyard 6’10 F Sophmore
  8. Mychal Mulder 6’4 G Senior
  9. Jonny David 6’2 G Sophmore
  10. Brad Calipari G Freshman

*Unfortunately Charles Matthews will be the odd man out. His defense and hustle improved throughout the season but because of his poor shooting he will be the one to make the tough decision to transfer as he won’t have a place on this team.

*I think this 5 starting freshman is the way you have to go because of the lack of quality guards on this team. The Tyler Ulis rumors that he may come back should be welcomed by everyone in Big Blue Nation. While the recruiting class as a whole is amazing and while Fox and Monk will be fantastic the drop off in guard play will be significant next year. Thats why I have Isaiah Briscoe coming off the bench because if not, the only true point guard we will have coming off the bench that will play quality minutes is Dominique Hawkins.

Anthony Davis is out for the season and has had a torn labrum for the past three years.

Ouch, let’s all hope he gets back to 100% and becomes the superstar we all know that Anthony will be.

Tune in to KSR tomorrow at 10am EST to continue the talk on these topics and many more. We’ve all got to take it one day at a time to get past the gut punch that we took last week, and KSR is here to help. Everyone have a great Taco Tuesday!