With the Morehead State Eagles coming into Rupp Arena… there was a lot of excitement. Sure, we as the Big Blue Nation were excited to see the Cats again, but more importantly… there was a sense of joy that college basketball was back. Xavier tipping off earlier today with a dominant win provided a thrill that was lost last March.
While Kentucky beat Morehead State pretty easily and there were some great takeaways from the game… hearing that other games were being postponed/canceled… kept that COVID dark cloud looming in the background. In fact, seeing the cheerleaders in the stands just made the game feel different.
I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way, but let’s focus on the positive:
Being up 19 at half and then going on a 7-0 run early in the second half showed this team is going to score a lot… win a lot of games… and continue momentum on both sides of the floor. They’re long, and it showed on several drives to the basket. Several times Boston didn’t even beat his man to the basket, but he had the length to shoot underneath his defender.
For those who don’t know… the title is a play on words. We (Kentucky) covered (beat) the Beaker (head mascot for the Morehead State Eagles)… parallel with… we wore a mask (covering our beakers). Yeah, I guess it’s a reach, but it just feels good to be writing about Kentucky basketball again. 😉
I genuinely hope everyone reading this has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
With my mom wearing her blue “Snugs” jammies… and my dad decked out in his using Big Blue Nation gear… the 81-45 win today… felt right. It didn’t feel right in the sense of Kentucky always wins… it felt right to be with family… watching some college basketball… cheering our old Kentucky home Wildcats… with Thanksgiving decorations around the room.
Whether you’re in quarantine this Thanksgiving or seeing a few family members/friends… I hope you stay safe, stay healthy, and don’t take advantage the small moments in life such as a 30+ win… you never know if the next game is even going to happen… GO CATS!