It was a tough game last night:
The Wildcats’ 7-foot junior succeeded by making the Longhorns feel his presence all night.
Cauley-Stein had a career-high 21 points and made several defensive plays to key Kentucky’s 18-2 run to open the second half, helping the top-ranked Wildcats beat Texas 63-51 on Friday night in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Normally playing on the first of Kentucky’s two talented platoons, Cauley-Stein began alongside fellow 7-footer Dakari Johnson and 6-10 Trey Lyles on the second squad, and the big trio sparked the Wildcats’ game-changing 8-minute sequence after a 26-all halftime tie.
They combined for the spurt’s first 10 points before Cauley-Stein’s tip-in provided a 44-28 lead with 11:20 remaining. That gave Kentucky (8-0) the cushion to hold off the stubborn Longhorns (7-1), who regrouped to close to 56-51 with 1:44 left before Cauley-Stein added a free throw and a dunk.
Your Editor was yelling at the television last night; I think it helped! And now, on to the blogroll!
- Nina Bookout on the Victory Girls: Rolling Stone Retracts UVA Rape Story The feminist left have been using a Rolling Stone article A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA for political gain, trying to get regulations and laws passed which would criminalize normal interactions between men and women on college campuses. Well, it turns out that By Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the article author, didn’t check out her story, and the editors of Rolling Stone didn’t confirm anything:
TO OUR READERS:
Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university’s failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school’s troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school responds to sexual assault allegations.
Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie’s story, we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack for fear of retaliation against her. In the months Erdely spent reporting the story, Jackie neither said nor did anything that made Erdely, or Rolling Stone’s editors and fact-checkers, question Jackie’s credibility. Her friends and rape activists on campus strongly supported Jackie’s account. She had spoken of the assault in campus forums. We reached out to both the local branch and the national leadership of the fraternity where Jackie said she was attacked. They responded that they couldn’t confirm or deny her story but had concerns about the evidence.
In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.
As you have doubtlessly guessed, the Usual Suspects, Jessica Valenti, Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, doubled down on the rape story.
- Darleen Click on Protein Wisdom: Teach women not to lie about rape: Rolling Stone walks back UVA rape story I wonder how much real rape victims have been hurt by this hoax; how many will think that, heck, they’ll never be believed, so why go through the pain of reporting it?
- Donald Douglas on American Power: On the Way Out, Mary Landrieu’s Fighting Dirty, Peddling Lies and Racial Animosity Today is the Louisiana run-off election, and the polls have Bill Cassidy with a 20-point edge on Senator Landrieu. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee pulled their money out of the election weeks ago, so Senator Landrieu is pretty much on her own, but I wouldn’t count her out until the votes have actually been cast and counted. The GOP cut back on its spending as well, but that was more because they are so confident of victory that they don’t see the need to spend so much.
StaceyStacy McCain on The Other McCain: Democrats Implode in Louisiana
- John Hitchcock on Truth Before Dishonor: WaPost’s Wesley Lowery gets nuked while defending MSM coverage of Dem rapist The professional media, biased? Say it isn’t so!
- Karen, the Lonely Connservative, asks: Do We Need a Third Party? and suggests that Republicans Should Not Extend State Of The Union Invitation To Obama. As tempting as that idea is, I think that it would be counter-productive.
- Hube on The Colossus of Rhodey: “Michael Sam: I’m not in the NFL because I’m gay.” It’s not as though Mr Sam wasn’t drafted, and it’s not as though two different teams didn’t give him a chance. His problem is that he didn’t make the cut, so now he’s going to whine about it.
- William Teach on the Pirate’s Cove: Has Obama’s Police Body Camera Policy Taken A Hit?
- The much better looking Dana on Patterico’s Pontifications: That UVA Rape Claim: An Apology And Vindication
- William Jacobson on Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion: Anti-Israel groups now exploiting Eric Garner death, too