Stacey Poole suffered minor injuries in an early morning accident this morning. Poole was a passenger in a black SUV that was T-boned by a car driven by a drunk driver. The accident occured on East High near Euclid around 2:30AM this morning and both Poole and the driver of the SUV were taken to the hospital. Poole later tweeted out that he was OK.
Poole’s status as a member of the Kentucky Wildcats is still up in the air as well. As we recall, Poole is deciding with his family whether he will transfer or not. John Calipari recently stated he would sit down with Poole over the next couple of days. You would assume a decision will be made by Monday.
Tonight’s game against Marist is actually part of the Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament which will culminate in Kentucky travelling to Uncasville, Connecticut next weekend. And tonight’s game is actually a matchup against one of the branches in the rapidly growing John Calipari coaching tree.
Marist coach Chuck Martin was an assistant on the Derrick Rose team at Memphis under Calipari and Cal had this to say about the game with his former charge:
“Well Chuck worked for me and when he took over they had a large turnover of seniors and a few kids transferred and I think what he’s doing is step by step to get that thing going. I think he’s doing a fine job and hopefully this year is that year that they break through. It takes time though. I just know Chuck as a basketball coach, a recruiter, a father and I have a lot of faith in him.”
There are still tickets available for tonight’s game. But if you are outside Lexington, the game is carried live on the Fox Sports South Network. If you don’t get that, here is where you can tune to catch the game:
UK IMG Sports Network
|Market||Station||Time (all times local)|
|Bowling Green, Ky.||WBKO-FOX||9:00 p.m. (delayed)|
|Cincinnati, Ohio||WSTR-TV||10:00 p.m. (delayed)|
|Hazard, Ky.||WYMT-TV||11:35 p.m. (delayed)|
|Hopkinsville, Ky.||WKAG-TV||10:00 p.m. (delayed)|
|Huntington, W.Va.||WSAZ-DT My Z||11:30 p.m. (delayed)|
|Lexington, Ky.||WKYT-TV||11:35 p.m. (delayed)|
|Louisville, Ky.||WMYO-TV||11:00 p.m. (delayed)|
|Paducah, Ky./Cape Girardeau, Mo.||WDKA-TV||9:00 p.m. (delayed)|
All UK men’s basketball games are carried by the UK IMG Sports Network; check for the affiliate in your area.
- Live Blog – UK Athletics will be running a live blog throughout the game.
- Live Video – ESPN3 is streaming the game.
- Audio – As always, live audio will be available for free through UK Athletics.
- Live Stats – Live stats will be available through Gametracker.
I know that in Florida, the game is carried on Sun Sports, but elsewhere, check your local listings.
Terrence Jones is one of the Sports Illustrated cover boys for their basketball preview. If you want more Terrence this morning , John Clay has video of Jones, Marquis Teague, and Anthony Davis talking about tonight’s game.
And finally, Kentucky travels to Vanderbilt to face the Commodores in what is the latest “must win” game for Joker Phillips. If Kentucky wins, they will even their record at 5-5 and be one game away from bowl eligibility, which if you think about it is not a bad thing, given all the negativity surrounding the program this year. I really don’t buy into the Vegas line that Vanderbilt is 13 points better than Kentucky. This s still the same team that was picked 2-10 in the preseason. SO it is a very winnable game.
We all know that Danny Trevathan and the seniors are going to give their best o keep the bowl streak alive. Actually Danny Trevathan has extra motivation because he was snubbed as a finalist for the Butkus award despite leading the SEC with 111 tackles. Yea, makes no sense to me either.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned to the site as we will have more basketball and football news. Corey Price has a special “Inside the Numbers” to kick off the basketball season and that will be on the site at 11:00 AM.