Good morning, Big Blue Nation!
Kentucky kicks off with Stony Brook tomorrow. Louisville coach Rick Pitino made a subtle jab at the Wildcats on Tuesday. Both of those storylines and more in today’s newsletter. Let’s dive in.
Here are four things to know:
- In Kentucky and Stony Brook, one coach has two former players going head to head in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
- The experts have made their picks. Check out how Kentucky fared.
- Pitino was addressing his own school’s scandal, but he still made a jab at how Kentucky does things.
- Kentucky was one of just three SEC teams to make the NCAA Tournament. Commissioner Greg Sankey wants to see more teams from his conference make the big dance.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- The odds are in Kentucky’s favor, but the Wildcats certainly can’t overlook Stony Brook, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s John Clay wrote.
- What similarities do this year’s team and a Kentucky squad from five decades ago have in common? The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale took a look.
- Getting a ticket to the Wildcats’ matchup with Stony Brook has proved to be quite pricy, NewsDay’s Neil Best wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- What are Kirby Smart and UGA up to now that spring practice has started?
- According to a report, Alabama’s quarterback played this whole season with a broken toe. Who knew?
- According to a report, Leonard Fournette has a minor injury.
- Right before it opened NIT play, South Carolina suspended five players.