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PHOTO BY PETER W. ZUBATY/ILLUSTRATION BY SUSAN TURNER
Bardstown senior guard L.J. Cowherd, right, goes up for a jumper during the Tigers’ intrasquad scrimmage Thursday night. Cowherd drew statewide notice during Bardstown’s run to the Sweet 16 quarterfinals last year, and the Tigers are among the favorites to return to Rupp Arena as 5th Region champions. Pick up our 2014-15 Kentucky Standard Basketball Preview special section, which publishes Wednesday, Dec. 3.
RIVER RAT: What's all the hoopla?

The last of our local football squads went down to defeat a week and change ago, and since then, I’ve been hearing that rhythmic sound of the bouncing ball invading my sleep.

Or was it the neighbor kids dribbling upstairs?

No matter. It’s that time of year, when fall begins to give way to winter — or already has, as the case may be — when basketball gets into people’s brains.

Kentucky and Louisville have already played their first few early-season games, and the NBA is feeling out itself after a few weeks.

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