Kentucky fans well behaved - with a few exceptions

The vast majority of Tweets from Kentucky faithful were quite respectful to James Blackmon Jr. after he recommitted to Indiana. They wished him well and conceded that the Wildcats can’t sign everyone.

And then there were Tweets from the likes of these guys:

Remember: Just because you think it doesn’t mean you have to Tweet it, fellas.

Carlos Aviles First Player Ejected Under Targeting Rule

When we first read about the NCAA’s new “targeting” rule, we thought it was well-intentioned but open to subjectivity and would potentially fail to take intent into account (though can you ever know what’s in a man’s heart?).

We still think that.

But the hit on Indiana’s Shane Wynn by Indiana State’s Carlos Aviles tonight shows that the new rules gives officials the tool they need to eject players for egregious cheap shots.

Watch the hit here.

Aviles apparently is the first player to be ejected under the new rule. Congratulations, Carlos!

Dan Dakich, for one, wasn’t impressed:

Follow the link above for more details on the new rule.

Goodluck Cuts List To Five, Including IU

Indiana is in the final five for a big damn deal recruit:

One of the nation’s top defensive players is one step closer to make a college choice.

On Tuesday, Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Mass.) center Goodluck Okonoboh narrowed his list of offers to (in no order) Duke, Florida, Indiana, Ohio State and UNLV. ESPN’s Adam FInkelstein first reported the news, followed by Okonoboh, who confirmed the list.

“These coaches were all visible this summer, as were several others,” Vin Pastore, Okonoboh’s Mass Rivals AAU coach told NBC Sports in a phone interview on Tuesday afternoon. “But I guess these were the ones he felt the most connected to.

“It was time. He’s gonna start planning his visits. I think [it will] be sometime in the near future.”

Does Indiana have a chance for the No. 19 recruit in the class of 2014? Pastore thinks so:

Looking at Okonoboh’s top five, one school stands out: Indiana. Last fall, Tom Crean got a commitment from another Mass Rivals product, Noah Vonleh.

“He’s friends with Noah, and Noah’s at Indiana, so we’ll leave it at that,” Pastore said.

We would prefer to just get a commitment, but it’s a start.