For the 2nd year in a row, the entire sports staff at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is going to host a day long event on the day following Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. This year, that falls on March 12th. The event will once again be hosted by the Oxmoor Center on Shelbyville Road, and will encompass a total of 6 hosts and 13 hours of sports programming. Plus, we will host a BRACKET CHALLENGE with a chance to win a super-nice Gorilla Basketball Goal, courtesy of Steepleton's. Below is the entire rundown of events, so feel free to head out to Oxmoor any time in the day and you will get your sports fix headed into tournament time:
7-10AM: The EarlyBirds w/ Drew Deener
10-12PM: KentuckySportsRadio w/Matt Jones
12-1PM: Lachlan Mclean on WKRD
1-2PM: Drew Deener on WKRD
2-3PM: Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM: The Afternoon Underdogs w/Tony and Dave
530-6PM: Terry Meiners
7-9PM: Occupy Lachlan (the entire cast of hosts together on stage at the same time)
WHERE TO LISTEN ON THE AIR
Early Birds with Jody Demling
7-10AM (790AM WKRD)
The Tom Leach Show
9-10AM (1080AM WKJK)
KentuckySportsRadio with Matt Jones
10AM-12PM (1080AM WKJK)
Joe B. and Denny Show
10AM-12PM (790AM WKRD)
The Afternoon Underdogs with Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM (790AM WKRD)
Sportstalk84 with Lachlan McLean
7-9PM (840AM WHAS)
Article By: Daniel Farish
Photo Credit: Courier-Journal
Rick positioned these teams perfectly. The Red team was full of guards (Russ, Jones, Gill) going up against a 2-3 defense. The White team had the bigs (Wayne, Trezz, SVT) playing against a man-to-man defense. It couldn’t have been set up any better.
The new player who excites me the most is Terry Rozier. Losing the starting pointing guard from a National Championship team is a big blow, especially a player the caliber of Siva. But Rozier appears to be an ample replacement. Plus…the thought of Russ running the show scares all of Card Nation.
Wayne Blackshear played like a guy who wasn’t afraid. After all the shoulder problems he has had over the course of two years, he appears to finally be healthy. Forget for a fact that he sprained his ankle at the end of the game, Wayne finished with 20 points and nine rebounds.
Trezz looked great; almost Anthony Davis-esque. What I mean, is that any ball around the rim, Trezz put back in the bucket. Chane played big too. He didn’t appear to have the stone hands that I’ve complained about for two seasons now. Pitino said following the game, “With the game on the line, we want Montrezl and Chane on the court together. They combined for 48 points and 23 rebounds tonight.
The most promising walk-on was Dillon Avare. He looked comfortable with the ball, hit a couple shots and only turned it over once in 21 minutes of play.
Two disappointments from the game: Van Trees and Agau. SVT had nine rebounds, but was 0-of-2 shooting with five turnovers. I need to see more from him if Pitino is serious about SVT getting some starting time. Akoy Agau didn’t get as much playing time as I expected. If I had a chance, I would ask Coach P why that was.
Overall it was a very promising scrimmage from the defending National Champions.