The Big Blue Lowdown

Insight, Analysis and Expertise on All Things Kentucky Basketball


Courtside Voices

A collection of this week’s best quotes from the college basketball media.

Jeff Goodman

“LeFlore High coach Otis Hughley…isn’t completely convinced that Kentucky freshman John Wall–widely regarded as the front-runner for the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft–is even the top point guard on his own team. ‘Eric Bledsoe (pictured, left) may be better,’ Hughley said.” Read more…

Mike Decourcy, The Sporting News:

“Many of the Wildcats are young, but more are extremely talented. This team will have something to say about who wins the NCAA championship, and it would not be shocking if that statement ultimately consisted of: We’re No. 1.” Read more…

Jason King
, Yahoo! Sports:

“That’s Calipari at his best … answering a question without really answering it, then spinning things forward. That’s exactly what’s taking place at Kentucky, where he’s become a hero without ever coaching a game.” Read more…

Andy Katz

“[Billy Gillispie] has proved to be an intense, passionate and productive coach. But now is the time for him to make sure he makes decisions that will allow him to get back to what he loves doing instead of dealing with the embarrassment of a mug shot that will haunt him for some time.” Read more…

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Kentucky freshman Charles Matthews is transferring, the school announced. Former ESPN 100 prospect. - via @ESPN App…
1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,...
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back.

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