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MDABE80
11-03-2007, 10:59 AM
FYI.....today at 1 pm on Direct TV channel 638. FOX. I thought some might need a break. Exhibition games can be interesting. Rupp Arena.. in all my travels, I've never been in the place.

ZagNative
11-03-2007, 11:23 AM
I'm confused about that time. The Kentucky Athletics website shows the game on at 8:00 pm. Lexington is EST. I would have thought the game would be on at 5:00 p.m. on the west coast, with a pre-game show half hour earlier.

I'll probably check out the live stats and audio here: Link (http://www.ukathletics.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=37&change_well_id=9996)

ZagNative
11-03-2007, 11:45 AM
There's a neat AP story about that game (http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news?slug=ap-seattle-kentuckyrevisited&prov=ap&type=lgns) (published 10-30-07, so apologies if it's been pulished before.

It's very scary to realize that I remember when Elgin Baylor was playing. Where the heck did the time go???? :confused:


Seattle, Kentucky to face off in Rupp Arena 50 years after their NCAA title game
By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer
October 30, 2007

SEATTLE (AP) -- Joe Callero never shies away from striking up a conversation.

So a few years ago while in Las Vegas, the Seattle University coach walked up to then-Kentucky coach Tubby Smith and started chatting, first about both coming from large families, then about their respective schools.

During that conversation, Callero planted the idea of Seattle and Kentucky playing, a suggestion that will come to fruition on Saturday when the Redhawks face the Wildcats at Kentucky's legendary Rupp Arena.

It's an exhibition game that will honor the 1957-58 teams from both schools, who played in the NCAA championship game that season in nearby Louisville, Ky.

"I said we would love that opportunity to come over there and play you guys kind of as a commemorative event," Callero recalled.

Now, the suggestion is reality, and also serves as a gateway for Seattle.

Earlier this year, the Division II Redhawks applied to become Division I members for the first time since 1980, in the hopes of recapturing much of the school's history. Seattle will play a Division II schedule and be eligible for Division II championships this year, before playing a mixed schedule next year and a mostly Division I slate in 2009-10.

"It gives us a chance to honor the history and tradition and do it back in Lexington," Callero said. "It just is amazing timing that it coincides with our emergence back to Division I."

Then called the Chieftains, the 1957-58 Seattle squad featured Hall of Fame forward Elgin Baylor, the first of 10 players from the small Jesuit school near downtown Seattle who went on to have NBA careers.

Baylor played just two seasons at Seattle, but averaged 31.1 points and still holds 11 school records. Baylor had transferred from the College of Idaho, hoping for an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament.

"My last year there I was listening to the radio and got the NCAA final on the radio ... saying it would be great to play at that level, play at a major college," Baylor said.

Seattle had made the NCAA tournament in four of the five years before Baylor arrived, and played in the NIT the other season. The team struggled early in the 1957-58 season before winning 16 of its final 17 games and carrying that momentum into the tournament. Seattle routed Wyoming, squeaked past San Francisco, held off California in overtime and beat Kansas State 73-51 in the national semifinals.

In the championship game, Seattle led 39-36 at halftime, but couldn't hold off Adolph Rupp's Wildcats in the second half. Vern Hatton scored 30 points and Johnny Cox added 24 for Kentucky, while Seattle was led by the 25 points of Baylor, who made just 9 of 32 shots.

The current crop of Redhawks has an appreciation and understanding for the history of the school.

"To play in Rupp Arena with the tradition they have there and to honor the old Seattle University when they challenged a powerhouse like Kentucky, it's a honor to be in the same sentence with that group," said forward Ryan Coldren.

Good luck to the Redhawks!

MDABE80
11-03-2007, 12:06 PM
ZN.....it's on after the Kansas/Nebraska football game...which seems endless. The DirTV schedule says 1 pm on it's scrolling board. lol...the way this FB game is going, it might be 5~~~;)

sullyzag66
11-03-2007, 01:21 PM
Didn't come on, after all.

Qhall43
11-03-2007, 01:29 PM
Per Seattle U


Later Saturday, the men's basketball team takes the court at historic Rupp Arena for an exhibition game against the University of Kentucky. The audio broadcast for the game will be found on both the KKNW website (www.1150kknw.com) and the Seattle University athletics website (www.goseattleu.com) beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. For those with a satellite dish, Fox Sports South will be showing the game live beginning at 5 p.m. Seattle Time. For those with just cable, Fox Sports Northwest will rebroadcast the game Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Seattle Time.

ZagNative
11-03-2007, 02:04 PM
Thanks, Q. If Seattle survives with its dignity in tact, I can watch tomorrow on FSN.

Fingers crossed for the Jebbies across the mountains!

MDABE80
11-03-2007, 03:07 PM
5 pm it is! Dunno why the D-TV people listed it at 1 pm. Go Chieftans!!.......errrrrr.........Redhawks ( as it is nowadays).

ZagNative
11-03-2007, 04:51 PM
Listening to a bit of the game, with 4:34 in the first half to go, it's 32 to 11 Kentucky. Doesn't look like a Redhawk miracle is going to happen any time soon. :(

MDABE80
11-03-2007, 06:02 PM
kept even since ZN's post. 67-46 with 7 left in the 2nd half!!!!

BSUBronco74
11-03-2007, 06:52 PM
regardless of the outcome of the SU vs Kentucky exhibition game this year, your post revealed excellent knowledge and history of the Seattle U. basketball program. Very interesting stuff. Will the Redhawks rise to national prominence again? Who can tell? Gonzaga did, enit?

Old ballers like meself enjoy this stuff. What a great game is collegiate bball.
BC

Rangerzag
11-04-2007, 03:27 AM
Patterson dominates as Kentucky beats Seattle in exhibition
By JEFFREY McMURRAY, Associated Press Writer
November 3, 2007
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Freshman Patrick Patterson scored 17 points and had a perfect shooting night to help No. 20 Kentucky tune up with a 82-63 exhibition victory over Seattle on Saturday night.
The highly touted power forward out of West Virginia started for new coach Billy Gillispie and dominated on both ends of the court. He was 6-of-6 from the floor, made all five free throws, then added seven defensive rebounds and three blocked shots.

Kentucky, 2-0 in exhibition games, opens Tuesday against Central Arkansas in the first round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
Within a span of just 4 seconds early in the second half, Patterson showed how he can take over a game, as he did numerous times leading Huntington High to three straight state titles.
First he dunked home an alley-oop pass from Jodie Meeks, picking up a foul in the process to turn it into a 3-point play. Then, returning to defense, he swatted away a shot in the paint as the Wildcats regained possession.
The Rupp Arena crowd roared, but Patterson pumped up the volume further by waving his arms in the air.
The Wildcats trailed 6-3 early in the first half when Patterson banked in his first basket, then Perry Stevenson made two free throws to give Kentucky the lead for good.
Those points started a 12-0 run, and Kentucky added a 16-0 run later in the half to put the game out of reach.
Kentucky, which overwhelmed Pikeville in its first exhibition game Thursday with Meeks' shooting, held Seattle to just 34 percent of their shots, including just 27 percent in the first half.
Joe Crawford had 14 points for the Wildcats before fouling out. The teams combined for 53 personal fouls.
Ryan Coldren led the Redhawks with 21 points.
The exhibition commemorated Kentucky's victory over Seattle in the 1958 national championship game at Louisville's Freedom Hall. Members of both teams were recognized at halftime.