The First Month of Basketball

November saw the end of the college football regular season but also the beginning of college basketball.

The Kentucky men are ranked #1 in the polls, have looked great and have been playing excellent defense. The current crop of Cats are unselfish and playing well together as a team. Big game tomorrow as UCLA visits Rupp Arena.

Ohio State has not been particularly impressive but was undefeated until last night. The Bucks visited Virginia as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. OSU was ahead by 16 in the first half, but the Hoos worked their way back on the strength of an early second half run, and ended up winning by 2.

The Kentucky women are recovering from the loss of a number of players but are playing well. They’ve won all their home games including last night’s 82-68 win over #12 Oklahoma. That was the first game I have been able to see. They visited Colorado in mid-November and lost 79-69, the only blemish on their record so far. The Cats travel to Louisville on Sunday.

As was the case last year, the Ohio State women have played a rugged early schedule and have losses to South Carolina, Baylor and Miami (Fla). They were ranked in the top ten in the last set of polls.




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