Basketball Underway

Basketball season got underway Friday.

The Kentucky men had a couple fairly easy home wins, then went to Chicago last night and beat Duke 74-63. The Cats looks to have another good year.

The Kentucky women had no trouble with Rice, then went to the desert and pulled out a 68-64 win at Arizona State. The Cats have a respectable team again this year, although probably not Final Four caliber. We’ll see.

The Ohio State men are quite young and have wins over a couple mid-major opponents.

The Ohio State women have easily had the toughest schedule so far, with their first two games against the #2 and #1 teams in the country. After visiting South Carolina and losing 88-80, the Bucks were no match for Connecticut, losing by 44. A softer schedule is coming up which will give OSU a chance to get some wins and confidence.

As was the case last year, Kentucky football has done a mid-season collapse, with losses to Tennessee, Georgia and Vanderbilt since my last post. So the SEC record was 2-6 just like last year. If the Cats can beat Charlotte and Louisville, they will limp into the bowl picture with a 6-6 record. The offense has not looked good lately, and is not showing signs of improvement.

Ohio State is still undefeated and is ranked third in the college football playoff rankings. But the final two regular season games are against Michigan State and Michigan, two teams that can give the Bucks all they can handle.

The Blue Jackets have gone 6-4 since my last post, which includes their first home win of the season just this past Saturday. A lot more work needs to be done to climb out of the hole Columbus dug for itself in October.

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