Happy Sunday, Kentucky fans! It’s been a good few days for you with Christmas on Friday and a win against Louisville on Saturday. If you missed the game, we’ve got you covered.
Here are five things to know:
- Kentucky almost erased a 16-point lead, but the Wildcats were able to hold off Louisville.
- Catch up on everything John Calipari said about his team in his postgame press conference.
- The tension between these two teams was palpable — both coaches were charged with technicals — and some think Rick Pitino flipped off the Kentucky crowd. For the record, Pitino said that was not the case, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan wrote.
- From earlier, what does the basketball team need for Christams to advance to the Final Four?
- What about the football team for next year?
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- A dream turned into reality for Dominique Hawkins on Saturday against Louisville, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale wrote.
- Also from Hale, the best quotes of the day from both teams.
- From the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker, Kentucky had to find a way to play without the injured Isaiah Briscoe.
- As usual, point guard Tyler Ulis set the tone for the Wildcats on Saturday, ESPN’s C.L. Brown wrote.
- Regardless if he flipped off the crowd or not, Pitino didn’t handle Saturday the way he should have, Yahoo’s Pat Forde’s wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- An LSU fan lost his wife to cancer this year. This Christmas, he revisited the touching letter Les Miles wrote him while she was still battling in March.
- According to a report, South Carolina got a big commitment on Christmas Day.
- The nation’s No. 5 athlete is deciding between Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Arkansas and will make his decision soon.
- For one LSU commit, the feeling he got with the Tigers was like no other he experienced with any other team.
- The College Football Playoff is getting closer and closer with each passing day. Alabama is continuing to prepare for Michigan State in Dallas.