- Valparaiso Crusaders - December 7, 2016 - Rupp Arena - 8:00 PM EST - SEC Network
Saturday was as wild and as crazy of a day in college basketball as we’ve seen all season. There were upsets, last-second shots and court-storming.
When the dust settles Monday, there’s a good chance John Calipari and Kentucky will be back atop the polls.
Headlining Saturday’s slate of shockers was Syracuse’s loss at Notre Dame. The defeat knocks Syracuse from the list of unbeatens (Murray State is the only team left) and likely from its six-week stay at No. 1.
UK’s competition for the top spot will likely be limited to one other team — Missouri. The two teams behind Kentucky, No. 3 Baylor and No. 4 Duke, both lost this week. Missouri, ranked fifth, beat Baylor on Saturday.
We’ll see how it shakes out Monday around noon. If Kentucky indeed grabs the top spot, it would be the third week this season the Cats have been ranked No. 1.
Cats No. 1 in the SEC
There may be some small debate over who the top team in the country is right now, but there’s no arguing, at least record wise, who’s at the top in the Southeastern Conference.
Following Vanderbilt’s overtime loss to Mississippi State on Saturday, UK is the only undefeated team left in the SEC.
It’s the first time UK has started 5-0 in the league since the 2008-09 season and the first time under Coach Cal.
Report: Harrellson out six weeks with broken wrist
Former Coach Cal and Kentucky forward Josh Harrellson has reportedly suffered a broken wrist and will miss at least six weeks.
It’s a tough break for Harrellson, who has continued his Cinderella story by not only making the New York Knicks roster but being a key contributor. He has played in 16 games with two starts, averaging 5.3 poits and 4.3 rebounds.
Eric Bledsoe, another former UK star under Calipari, is expected to make his season debut for the Los Angeles Clippers in the next week or two. Bledsoe has missed the first month of the season with a torn meniscus but he told reporters Wednesday that he’s ready to play right now.
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