Kentucky Basketball: Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari loves his older daughter, her homemade spaghetti and her pursuit of life-changing science. Alabama is looking for its second win of the season against second-seeded Kentucky when they meet in a 2019 SEC Tournament quarterfinal matchup Friday. The Crimson Tide (18-14) rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat Ole Miss in a first-round matchup Thursday,
While the fourth-ranked Wildcats (26-5) had a bye. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Wildcats are favored by 11.5 in the latest Kentucky vs. Alabama odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 136.5. Before making any Kentucky vs. Alabama picks of your own, be sure to check out the 2019 SEC Tournament predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The Golden State Warriors run a practice drill that Coach Steve Kerr did not intend as a tribute, even if he named it after someone who taught him a great deal. He calls it the “Lute Olson drill,” and it is a blur of activity: a 3-on-2 exercise that Kerr uses to get his players up and down the court.
The Warriors, who are pretty good at those things, have elevated basketball into modern art in recent seasons. But Kerr, as he helps define basketball’s present, cannot help but dip into his past. He learned that drill in 1983, when he was a freshman guard at the University of Arizona playing for Olson, who was in the early stages of building a college powerhouse. Kerr, ever the student, was already absorbing as much as he could.