Jones Brings UofL Cheerleader Flowers

(Photo By Maggie Ruper of WHAS-11)

Staying true to his word, Terrence Jones, delivered on his promise. If you all remember March 31st, Jones stated…

Louisville cheerleading coach Todd Sharp said Logue needed stitches before she could return to the court because the wound on the top of her head bled so much.


Jones had no idea he’d injured Logue in the first-half collision, but he was very apologetic after the game.

“Tell her I’m sorry,” Jones said. “I’ll drive down there and tell her myself with some flowers or something.”


Here’s the video of the actual play.

Jones has been amazing in his brief stint following his UK career. He’s stayed after hours to make sure everyone gets an autograph (sometimes 2 hours over the allotted time frame), excellent in the community and as stated above; he’s even backed up every promise. Continue to do BBN proud Terrence. I can’t wait to watch you in the league.

Per Sources…

Per Chad Ford’s latest blog entry, Anthony Davis, Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist and Terrence Jones will all declare for the NBA draft “soon“. Link (insider account required).

Anthony Davis, to me and the rest of civilization, is an absolute lock for the overall #1 pick. Regardless of who is the actual winner of the lottery. Coming back to school for AD, while we’d all love it, would be nothing more than a risk of an injury. His one year of college basketball is something you or I will never forget. Retire his jersey now!

MKG — What can I say? It makes perfect sense for him to leave also. The kid has an unbelievable motor and projected as a top 5 pick (most places have him suited as #2). He too, would be “rolling the dice” with a return to College basketball. Go pursue your dream MKG and trust me, all of BBN will be follow you like a stalker for the rest of your career. I do believe, however, he’d have a 70% chance for a return if #8 never happened.

Terrence Jones, like Mark stated earlier, has played himself into the end of the Lottery selection (13-16). I can’t see him improving his draft stock much more by sticking around for another year at Kentucky. If he continues to play with that fire he developed towards the end of the year, the sky is the limit for Mr. Jones. I’m not 100% sure what position he’ll play at the next level though. I would assume PF, but he has the ability to knock down the three, albeit, an extremely slow release. He still showed he can consistently knock it down. I wish him nothing but the best and I believe I speak for the rest of BBN, he’s making the correct decision also.

Good luck gentlemen and thank you for everything you’ve done for the University of Kentucky.

Now we wait to hear from Teague and Lamb……

My gut says, Teague stays and Lamb leaves (widely reported of his desire to play in the NBA). I’m not sold on Lamb at the next level though (yet), mainly because a shooter is a dime a dozen, he’s slightly undersized for a 2 guard and needs to work on being a floor general (best chance to succeed). Personally, I think both kids should stay because another year would do wonders for their maturity and draft status (weak PG/SG class). The moment we hear something, we’ll report it though. The Teague family, is expected to meet next week and decide together. Remember Jeff (Marquis’ older brother), stayed two years at Wake Forest before declaring. So a return is highly likely.

Kentuky Football Recruiting Updates

Kentucky is expected to ink one of their top recruiting classes since Rivals, Scout, ESPN recruiting services have been in business. This class could become even deeper with the possible additions of Monty Madaris 3* WR (Rumored to be visiting UK by several sources), Cody Core 2* WR, Anthony Wales 3* ATH (basically between UK/UL) and Khallid Henderson 4* LB on Wednesday. One would have to believe after seeing the picture Khalid tweeted out, that Kentucky appears to be in great shape.

It’s between Kentucky and Ole Miss for this 4 star linebacker. Kentucky only had a few spots left, so hopefully they can make it count. We’ll be sure to report all of the signings as they happen. Stay tuned for updates!

Kentucky Dominates — Jones Flourishes, 74-50

Terrence, Terrence, Terrence! — Where have you been?? Jones finally played like an All-American, especially when he saw his teammate, Anthony Davis, lying on the ground writhing in pain. From that moment forward, it was clear Jones wasn’t playing around. For months now, Jones has frustrated Kentucky fans with his lackluster effort, disappearing acts and basic mistakes. He was by far the star of the day in Baton Rouge scoring a smooth 27pts (10-16 FG, 7-8 FT). Jones wasn’t the only Wildcat showing 100% effort today, it was a total group effort. After the game, Calipari said, “This was the best we’ve played the entire season“. I couldn’t agree more coach. Now, quit saying “they need to lose a game”. I know it’s just coach speak, but come on man!

Kentucky will not lose another game if this kind of play continues. Mark my words, it won’t happen. Opponents can’t run with them, 2-3 Zone and holding the ball hasn’t worked. Unless a team hits seven straight three’s, it’s a tough chore handling this bunch.

As a Kentucky fan, How can you not love Anthony Davis? He definitely took a beating and kept on ticking in today’s contest. He never appears rattled or angry, just chews on his mouth piece and plays ball. I love this mentality, how can you not? Davis poured in 16 pts, 10rebs and 3blks. Continuing his streak of three or more blocks in all but one game. He’s also just 14 blocks away from the SEC freshmen record held by Shaquille O’Neal (115). He’s still currently on pace to reach the 180 or so. Words can’t describe how amazing this is. I hope everyone enjoys it, guys like this do not come around often. His impact on the defensive end is ridiculous.

Kentucky, continues to be the only team in America with six guys averaging 10+ points per game. Lamb (13.7), MKG (13.2), Davis (13.2), Jones(11.6), Miller (10.3) and Teague (10.0). Kentucky’s next game is Tennessee at Rupp Arena, Tuesday 7pm ESPNU. Kentucky will sport their new Platinum Nike jersey’s. Can’t wait to see them!


Game Notes:

  • Kentucky improves to 21-1, 7-0 in the Southeastern Conference, while LSU falls to 12-9, 2-5.
  • The Wildcats are 81-24 all-time against LSU and 29-16 in Baton Rouge.
  • UK is now 892-251 in SEC regular season action.
  • Kentucky has won three-straight against LSU by an average of 29.3 points.
  • Kentucky extends its winning streak to 13 straight games and has won four straight on the road. The 13-game streak is the second longest streak in the Calipari era behind the 19-0 start by the 2009-10 squad.
  • Kentucky has won its first seven in league play, the best SEC start for the Wildcats since the 2004-05 team started 10-0.

Team Notes:

  • Darius Miller was the first sub off the bench for the 12th time this season.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 809 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
  • Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague started together for the 13th time.
  • UK led 35-26 at the half. The Wildcats are 17-0, 6-0 when leading at halftime.
  • Terrence Jones scored UK’s final four points of the first half and first nine of the second half.
  • The 24-point victory was Kentucky’s largest in conference play this season.
  • The Wildcats held the Tigers to 39.6 pct. from the field. The 14th time this season the Cats have held its opponent below 40 pct.
  • The Wildcats held their turnovers to single-digits for the seventh time this season.
  • The six Kentucky turnovers were the fewest since four against Portland on Nov. 26.
  • The Wildcats blocked eight shots, giving them 204 on the season, fourth most on the all-time season blocks list.
Kentucky Wildcats
Terrence Jones, F 30 10-16 0-0 7-8 5 9 1 2 3 0 3 27
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F 33 0-5 0-1 1-2 3 8 4 2 0 3 2 1
Doron Lamb, G 26 3-9 2-4 1-2 0 3 1 1 0 0 2 9
Anthony Davis, F 28 6-6 0-0 4-10 3 10 1 2 3 0 1 16
Marquis Teague, G 31 2-6 2-4 0-0 0 2 4 0 2 1 1 6
Eloy Vargas, F 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
Darius Miller, G 29 5-9 3-5 0-0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 13
Twany Beckham, G 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Wiltjer, F 14 0-3 0-1 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
26-55 7-15 15-26 14 36 12 8 8 6 12 74
47.3% 46.7% 57.7%
LSU Tigers
Eddie Ludwig, F 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Johnny O’Bryant, F 28 6-15 0-1 0-0 4 9 0 1 2 4 1 12
Justin Hamilton, C 19 3-7 0-0 1-2 1 3 1 0 1 1 5 7
Ralston Turner, G 33 2-6 0-1 0-0 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 4
Anthony Hickey, G 32 2-6 1-3 0-1 1 4 5 1 0 0 2 5
Malcolm White, F 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Storm Warren, F 21 5-9 0-0 1-2 1 3 0 0 1 1 3 11
Chris Bass, G 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Andre Stringer, G 28 2-7 0-3 4-4 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 8
Jalen Courtney, F 2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Isaac, G 13 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
21-53 1-9 7-11 10 26 13 2 4 9 18 50
39.6% 11.1% 63.6%

Technicals: None
Officials: Bruce Benedict, J.B. Caldwell, Pat Adams
Attendance: 11,631

Boxscore – UK 69, UL 62

Probably the ugliest game I’ve watched in my entire lifetime. These Big East officials should be slapped in the face with a sock full of rocks and punched in the gut repeatedly. This rivalry, where it could be violent at times, was not today.  The majority of these players have known each other for many years.

Does that look like a group that would have ended up like?……..

Heck no!

Thanks for ruining a potentially great game with 51 fouls.

Both teams have plenty of room to grow that’s for sure. Lets just try to enjoy the rest of the season and continue to love this sport. Let’s meet in the Tournament, shall we? 😉