Until I looked at the schedule around noon today, I’m not sure I could’ve told →
By Drew Franklin on ©November 21st, 2014 @ 11:00am
Way back before he was lying and cheating and losing recruits to John Calipari, a young Rick Pitino took over the head coaching job at Boston University. Then an up-and-coming 25-year-old, Pitino took the Terriers to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 24 years. He stuck around from 1979 to 1983 before leaving for the New York Knicks.
Tonight, that same Boston University will take on your University of Kentucky Wildcats, another basketball program Pitino saved. His stamp is all over this game, and I’m not sure I like that.
By Drew Franklin on ©November 21st, 2014 @ 10:30am
Following Sacramento’s win over Chicago on TNT last night, Ernie Johnson asked Charles Barkley about his feud with DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins recently said he has no respect for Barkley and never will, while Barkley insists he is only doing his job when he is critical of Cousins’ maturity.
But then Barkley’s explanation took a turn when he said, “I don’t know the kid at all. But I do know one thing, he can’t whoop my ass.”
“It will be some furniture moving if he ever puts his hands on me.”
Watch the entire clip below:
By Drew Franklin on ©November 21st, 2014 @ 9:55am
Kentucky Sports Radio is at Home Run Burgers in Louisville this morning for a live remote broadcast of your favorite show. Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are at the Hurstbourne Parkway location to stuff their faces with delicious burgers and fries while talking UK sports for two hours on air.
Stop by if you’re in the area, and if not, tune in however you can.
Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.
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WSFC (1240am): Somerset
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On Delay (ALL TIMES LISTED EASTERN)…
WCBL (1290am): Benton, 12-2pm
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WMTL (870am): Leitchfield, 11am-1pm
WLBQ (1570am): Morgantown, 3-5pm
WRIL (106.3fm): Middlesboro, Thur 8-10pm
By Bryan the Intern on ©November 21st, 2014 @ 9:00am
One of the better parts of the sports culture in this state is an extreme loyalty to one’s high school. Some people consider their high school’s rival to be as important as their college one. And while football still takes a backseat to basketball for most in this state, in some communities the football tradition is a source of great pride. Well, the high school football playoffs began last week, with 96 teams now remaining for 6 state championships. Each Friday I will update the schedule from here on out. Along with the schedule, I have attached each team’s Lit Ranking before the playoffs began to give you a sense of the favorite in each game. Those in bold are the defending champions.
Class 6-A (defending champion Scott County eliminated)
3. St. Xavier vs. 4. Trinity (at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium)
15. Meade County at 10. Central Hardin
19. Butler at 13. Ballard
7. Simon Kenton at 6. Dixie Heights
4. Graves County at 1. Bowling Green
18. John Hardin at 14. Iroquois
6. Cooper at 10. Anderson County
2. Pulaski County at 3. Southwestern
Class 4-A (defending champion Collins eliminated)
7. Madisonville-North Hopkins at 8. Owensboro
5. North Oldham at 14. Fairdale
3. Boyle County at 9. Lexington Catholic
4. Covington Catholic at 2. Highlands
5. Paducah Tilghman at 1. South Warren
6. Central at 3. Corbin
10. Bourbon County at 9. Russell
15. Lawrence County at 2. Belfry
6. Murray at 4. Caldwell County
3. Desales at 1. Christian Academy
13. Newport Central Catholic at 10. Newport
7. Prestonsburg at 11. Shelby Valley
7. Russellville at 1. Mayfield
6. Frankfort at 2. Beechwood
5. Williamsburg at 8. Hazard
10. Paintsville at 3. Raceland
By Brennan English on ©November 21st, 2014 @ 8:30am
We will focus most of our attention on relevant Kentucky sports-centric tweets but, as per usual, there are no limits to our madness. You, the KSR fans, can also participate in our top-10 tweet countdown by using hashtags such as #BBN #KSR #KSRTopTen, or by tweeting @KySportsRadio.
#10 Ian Jackson Smar
— Ian Jackson Smarr (@IanSmarr) November 20, 2014
Looks like it’s another Blue-White scrimmage tonight. I’m ok with that.
#9 Josh Lewenberg
Chuck Hayes, the NBA's most self-aware player: "I'm 10 years in, man. I'm undrafted, I'm undersized. I have nothing to complain about"
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) November 20, 2014
That’s our guy.
#8 Mike Rutherford
There's college basketball on TV before noon again today, so start drinking and punch your boss in the face or something.
— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) November 20, 2014
Someone come pay my bail, please.
#7 Fake Gimel
Could Kentucky beat the two kids that turn into NBA2K15 custom players? We're talking students vs. virtual bodies that are like 99 on stats.
— Fake Gimel (@fakegimel) November 21, 2014
OF COURSE WE COULD
#6 Excited Coach Cal
— Excited Coach Cal (@So_Excited_BBN) November 20, 2014
Just tie a plow to Cousins.
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 21, 2014
He’s Mr. Plow, that’s his name.
#4 CJ Fogler
DeMarcus Cousins doing his best Gene Simmons, check the guy bottom left pic.twitter.com/K80XHTkstv
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 21, 2014
Top-notch photobomb, sir.
#3 Kentucky Stole My Fish
"That was a Soul Dismantling. That was a pride nuking. That was a big dog stealing a t-bone from a tiny dog, and then urinating on him." #KU
— KentuckyStoleMyFish (@UKStoleMyFish) November 20, 2014
That was the opposite of all that for me. PS: excellent descriptors Mr. Jayhawk fan.
#2 Andy Kennedy
Even diehard NBA fans can't identify most of this Sixers roster, whereas UK was in title game, is on national TV a lot and #BBN is crazy.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 20, 2014
#1 Shabba Ranks
— Shabba Ranks (@BigBlueCountry1) November 21, 2014
I love Charles but… bruh.
By Drew Franklin on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 10:52pm
Is ebola still a thing or did everyone finally realize it’s not that big of a threat to our well-being? I haven’t heard anything about it in a while, so I’m going to assume we’ve moved on to bigger, realer problems like winter storms and Bill Cosby still walking the earth. However, if ebola is indeed still something to fear, I feel much better knowing the nurses being trained to treat it are Cats fans. Scarlett up there, she’ll swat ebola like it’s a Kansas layup if it ever comes her way. Send me to her hospital if I somehow contract the disease in Lexington. I trust anyone representing #BBN in Texas.
But enough virus talk, we have Kentucky basketball to discuss this evening. Below you’ll find some quotes from John Robic and the twins, a new visitor this weekend, and a little more. Check it out and then get over to TNT for a rare Sacramento Kings game on national TV.
John Robic gives credit to the Bahamas for his team’s chemistry.
“This group genuinely likes each other,” Coach Robic said, prior to Thursday’s practice. “I think we really, really benefited by our summer trip. For them to get six real games in, even though, you know, they didn’t count, it showed. They really came together. They’ve been that way every day in practice and we have great kids that, you’re right, they’ve given up some of their game but they’re just — they want to win.”
But the haters will tell you: Look at all those egos, just dying to get back in the game:
“I think they’re doing what it takes to win when they’re on the floor and when they’re not on the floor,” Robic added. “It takes a special player and a special person when you’re not in the game to be actively involved.”
And this group is very special, and very involved.
Boston comes to town tomorrow.
After a day of rest on Wednesday and a return to practice today, Kentucky is ready to get back out on the court to play host to Boston University Friday night. The Cats opened as a 29-point favorite out in Las Vegas against a team that has two returning players and zero scholarship seniors.
Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm in a rare FSN television broadcast. KSR’s pregame show will go live at 4:30 on WLAP.
Watch the Harrison twins preview the Terriers.
Aaron believes it’ll take a hot shooting team from outside to defeat his Wildcats. He of all people know what it’s like to try to score against UK’s bigs inside; he does it everyday in practice. Andrew said he and his teammates trust they’ll always have help on defense.
Four-star big man to visit Lexington tomorrow.
Thomas Bryant, the class of 2014’s seventh ranked power forward, will make the trip from Huntington, West Virginia tomorrow for an unofficial visit to UK. Bryant spent the summer playing AAU basketball next to UK target Cheick Diallo, so the staff has gotten plenty of looks at what he can do, but they haven’t extended a scholarship offer. That may change once he gets on campus Friday.
Bryant has already taken official visits to Syracuse, Missouri and Indiana, for some reason.
John Calipari and Ted Dibiase on one stage.
Did anyone go to Comedy Mania? I need to hear about it. I would’ve gone but Bill Engvall makes me cringe. He’s the absolute worst.
If you were there, leave a comment or write me or something so I know how it went. Any time you get Coach Cal, Sinbad and Ted Dibiase under one roof, it has the makings of a fun night. I hope it went well.
DeMarcus Cousins believes Kentucky would beat the Sixers.
Cousins told Doug Gottlieb he would pick Kentucky in the hypothetical matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. “I’mma roll with Kentucky as well,” Boogie said on Gottlieb’s show, Thursday. “Honestly I don’t know much about the 76ers. I’ll probably go with Kentucky.”
CAN WE PLEASE STOP THIS??? Kentucky wouldn’t beat the Sixers, ever. They are professionals and were the best players in college in their day and they’ve only gotten better since. A Las Vegas sportsbook set the line at -17 for Philly and I’m not sure I’d take UK to cover. AND IT’S NEVER HAPPENING.
Yet here I am, sharing Boogie’s comments with you because it is still the talk of the basketball world. Ugh. Let’s worry about UK winning 37 more college basketball games instead.
John Wall is on the cover of the new SLAM Magazine.
Take a second to read the cover story here. Wall, who feels disrespected by the media, told the magazine, “I see myself being the MVP of the League, being a Finals MVP, winning a Championship for DC, being a multiple All-Star, All-NBA team and hopefully signing another five-year deal in DC. I love playing here.”
KSR will be LIVE at Home Run Burgers tomorrow.
Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond will be at Home Run Burgers in Louisville for a live remote broadcast of Friday’s show. Stop by 2060 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy for two hours of Kentucky Sports Radio and a side of delicious food. Seriously, those burgers are the best.
By Drew Franklin on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 9:30pm
This photo was taken before tonight’s Comedy Mania at Rupp Arena and it’s the most bizarre assortment of people you will see today.
By Duncan Cavanah on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 9:00pm
WEEK 13: Bye Bye Bye
I absolutely despise hyperbole, and do not employ it my my writing for this website. Having said that, no team in the history of North American football has ever needed a bye week more desperately than the Kentucky Wildcats need this bye week. After an energizing 5-1 start, the Cats have crashed back down to earth, losing 5 straight to drop to 5-6, dipping under .500 for the first time in year two of the Mark Stoops’ era. More than just losing, the Cats have been largely man-handled during their current losing streak. Four of Kentucky’s last five opponents have scored at least forty points against the Cats’ languishing defense. Even without the benefit of superhuman Todd Gurley, who is now sadly lost for the season with a torn ACL, the Georgia Bulldogs put up 63 points in Commonwealth Stadium. Tennessee, who has spent most of the season in offensive purgatory, exploded for 50 before calling off the dogs in the early stages of the fourth quarter. The swagger exhibited early in the season by the Cats, especially on the defensive side of the ball, has given way to what looks almost like acceptance of the inevitable.
Though Kentucky’s late fall swoon is disheartening, it actually should have been fairly predictable to all but the most wide-eyed optimists of the Kentucky fan base. Saturday’s horror show at Neyland Stadium was Kentucky’s eighth game in as many weeks. Of those eight consecutive games, seven were against Southeastern Conference opponents. Kentucky simply does not possess adequate depth on the roster to forge through that type of meat grinder at this stage of Mark Stoops’ rebuild. Thus, faced with the rigors of physical SEC football for all those weeks, players began to drop. Crucial players like Blake McClain, Za’Darius Smith, Fred Tiller, Reggie Meant and others missed time with nagging injuries. Others were banged up and limited, but persevered. Mark Stoops is not an excuse maker, and would tell you that a football team has to find a way to compete regardless of the natural attrition inherent in the game. But at some point, particularly in the early stages of building a program in an unforgiving league, there is a harsh reality to face. It takes Kentucky’s absolute best shot to compete. That best shot, at this stage of the program, is a virtual impossibility after eight straight weeks of big boy football.
Even Mark Stoops acknowledged Wednesday at his media availability just how needed the off time is for the Cats from both a physical and emotional standpoint. Stoops stated that he gave the players Sunday and Monday off to simply “decompress” and avoid thinking about an opponent for a few days. In other words, he gave them a break from mental reps as well as physical ones. I think this is another indication of Stoops simply getting it. Kentucky’s regular season finale at the House that Papa John and Crown Royal Built is obviously an enormous game. Not only is it Kentucky’s most heated rivalry, but it is also a game with significant ramifications as Kentucky’s potential sixth win. In a move that surprised me a little for its candor, Stoops talked extensively Wednesday about how important that sixth win would be for the program. (Extra practice time, etc.) So he obviously wants it badly. With that said, Stoops is savvy enough as a coach to know that he needs to loosen the reigns on occasion rather than to always grind, especially with a roster on the verge of exhaustion.
Following its one previous bye week, Kentucky’s defense was dominant in a home match up with Vanderbilt. In a game that seems like it took place years rather than weeks ago, the Cats gave up only 139 total yards and zero offensive points while intercepting three passes and repeatedly causing havoc in the Vanderbilt offensive backfield. Of course, some of that has to do with the fact that Vanderbilt is truly terrible. Still, there is no question that Kentucky’s defense had a different speed and bravado at that point in the season. They were healthy and rested, and what limited depth they have was available to them on that date. It will be interesting to see if this week’s bye has a similar impact on the Cats going into the Louisville game.
To have any chance against the dirty birds on Thanksgiving weekend, Kentucky needs to get its core group of players healthy. Wednesday, Stoops indicated that he believed that the Cats might get everyone, with the possible exception of Offensive Tackle Kyle Meadows, back in action for the season finale. But simply having the complete roster available to take the field won’t mean anything. Stoops must find a way in this bye week to get the Cats their mojo back. The Cats need to remember the feeling of dancing to “Bad Boys” rather than playing like a bad defense. If the Cats can regroup, there is still much to play for. A win against Louisville, marking the sixth win of the season and securing a bowl berth, would make Cat fans forget the lean times of late October and November. Here’s hoping a week of rest will bank sufficient energy to turn back the clock on the Cats’ performance, and we’ll see the Cats of September once again.
By Drew Franklin on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 8:00pm
Until I looked at the schedule around noon today, I’m not sure I could’ve told you who Kentucky had on the schedule tomorrow night. I might’ve said Boston, maybe, but I don’t know. I’m still in celebration mode from Tuesday night. Go Cats.
However, eventually we have to move on and focus on the challenge ahead, so tonight I buckled down and did some research — like, looking up who Kentucky plays — on the upcoming opponent.
Do you know much about Boston University basketball? If the answer is no, and I assume it is, you’ll feel much more informed after you read all of the important information I dug up below. Thank me later.
1.) The Terriers are 1-1 on the season.
Northeastern defeated Boston University in TD Garden in the season opener, 71-65. Northeastern then went on to beat Florida State in Tallahassee two days later, so they’re no joke.
Boston bounced back last night against Norfolk State with a 71-63 win in Norfolk to move back to .500 on the young season.
2.) Boston competes in the Patriot League.
The Patriot League is a conference made up of private institutions of higher education and two U.S. service academies, Army and Navy. Outside of the Ivy League, it is the most selective group of higher education institutions in NCAA Division I and has the highest student-athlete graduation rate for both the NCAA graduation success rate and the federal graduation rate.
A few other notable colleges in the conference are Bucknell, Holy Cross and Lehigh, the latter being the team that upset second-seeded Duke in the NCAA tourney a few years ago.
3.) The Terriers were the preseason conference favorite six of the last seven years, but begin 2014-15 at No. 6.
It is the lowest preseason conference ranking for Boston in its history, sharing the honor with sixth-place starts in 1999 and 2000. The Terriers opened the season with three brand news starters, in addition to more roster turnover across the board. Only two players returned from a season ago.
So they’re new.
4.) The school’s colors are scarlet and white.
Scarlet is a fancy word for red. It was originally called torch red in your crayon boxes until Crayola changed it to scarlet in 1998.
5.) According to the American Kennel Club, the Boston Terrier is an “All-American” dog.
“It is a lively and highly intelligent breed with an excellent disposition. Conveying an impression of determination, strength and activity, he is short-headed and compactly built, and must be black, brindle or seal with white markings.”
Fun fact: Helen Keller had a Boston Terrier named Phiz, given to her by her classmates, and that has absolutely nothing to do with tomorrow’s basketball game. Joan Rivers, Warren G. Harding and Gerald Ford also owned Boston Terriers, another useless fact.
6.) Starting guard Cheddi Mosely played AAU basketball with Karl Towns and new UK signee Isaiah Briscoe.
Mosely was a member of the 2013 NJ Playaz AAU squad, one of Tomlin’s favorites at the Peach Jam. The year before, Cheddi suited up for IZOD — yes, IZOD has an AAU team — with one Karl-Anthony Towns.
Mosely was the seventh-ranked recruit in the state of New Jersey’s 2014 class.
7.) The last time the Terriers played the No. 1 team, they lost by 17.
Boston opened the 2005-06 college basketball season with a trip to Durham to face No. 1 Duke in Cameron Indoor. That Blue Devils team featured J.J. Redick, Shelden Wiliams, Greg Paulus and Josh McRoberts. Boston held a first half lead for nearly 12 minutes but fell in the end, 64-47.
8.) Rhett the Boston Terrier got his name from “Gone With The Wind.”
Because “no one loves Scarlet more than Rhett,” says the novel.
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
9.) Starting forward Nathan Dieudonne is from Louisville.
Dieudonne was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012 after leading Trinity to its first state title in school history. He was the MVP in the state title game and finished his senior season with 14 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.3 assists per game.
Now a junior at Boston, he started 34 of 35 games in 2013-14 and is coming off an 11-point outing in last night’s win over Norfolk State.
10.) Boston opened up as a 29-point underdog against Kentucky.
I’ll take the Cats for all of the money in my bank account, please.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Where in the world was John Calipari last night? Granby, Massachusetts to see his son, Brad, play in his first basketball game since tearing his ACL ten months ago. Brad is the starting shooting guard for the Macduffie Mustangs, and scored nine points and dished out two assists in their win over Redemption Christian Academy. Here’s one of his threes:
A video posted by Brad Calipari (@bradcalipari) on
Congrats on the comeback, Brad.
By Aaron Perkins on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 7:00pm
A few days ago, nicekicks.com named Kentucky #2 on their preseason college kicks on court teams. Well, if Tyler Ulis and Alex Poythress wear these during a game this season, they may move up to number #1. These custom Jordan 10’s for Poythress and Jordan 11’s for Ulis by TrueBlueCustoms are simply works of art.
Which ones are your favorite? Im going with the 11’s
By Nick Roush on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 6:00pm
Less than ten days away from the final football game of the year, Mark Stoops’ second season as Kentucky’s head football coach will come to an end at Louisville, against the man who handed him his first loss as a head football coach, Bobby Petrino. After a 5-1 start, the Cats have lost momentum during a 5-game losing streak. But Stoops could salvage the season with a bowl birth on their biggest rivals’ home turf.
Beating Louisville would give you the upper hand in trash-talking. It would give you an excuse to make a December road trip for a bowl game. It would give the Cats a recruiting advantage around the state. Beating Louisville wouldn’t ruin the Redbirds’ season, but more importantly, it would give the Cats’ redshirts a leg-up as they look ahead to 2015.
“That’s why it’s important — there’s no denying that it’s real important — to get that sixth victory so you get out and start working with them (the redshirts) more during the practice time for a bowl game if we can get this sixth win,” Stoops said yesterday.
It’d be fun to rub a football victory in Cardinal fans’ faces, but 30 days later most will be forgotten when the Cats and Cards play in the Yum! Center. The bowl game trip might not be glamorous in Biloxi, Ms., and the Cats already have a nice recruiting edge over the Cards in Kentucky. The best benefit is the one the BBN can’t see from the outside but makes a world of difference inside the program.
“Basically it’s like another spring practice, or at least part of one,” Stoops said. “You really take a good portion of those practices and work with the young guys.”
Many of the guys redshirting now will have to fill holes in the depth chart immediately. Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith’s important positions will be vacant. Darrian Miller has been consistent at left tackle – the most important pass protector on the offensive line – but will be graduating. Production at tight end has been virtually non-existent, but will play an important part of Brown’s offense in the future. The extra practice time will allow the coaches a head start on figuring out who are the best candidates to step in and play right away.
Here’s a rundown of who has performed the best, according to Stoops, Brown and a few players too.
The consensus from all is that Nico is one mean man. I asked at Media Days what the BBN should expect to see him when he hits the field:
“You’re going to see me flying around to the ball. I bring a lot of speed to the game. When I strap up, I’m trying to hit somebody. So you’re going to see me hit somebody.”
The first words Brown used to describe Nico were “flies around.” He’s the most disruptive player on the scout team. Everyday he attacks practice at 100 miles an hour, to the point where coaches will sometimes have to tell him to tone it down. He’s a mustache-less and more athletic Jeff Snedegar, adorning a mohawk instead. He’s what I like to call the Scout Team All-American: a nuisance to starters because if they aren’t going 100%, he’ll make them look stupid. What the Cats have lacked in physicality at linebacker this year will not be a problem with Firios next year.
Every offensive lineman in the Class of 2014 is redshirting this year. Brown likes what he sees from all of them, but Bunchy has set himself apart. The center looks the part, but his greatest assets are his footwork and his family’s background. His father and brothers played college ball and got a taste of the NFL, offering helpful tips and guidance as he grows as a student-athlete. Bunchy’s a smart one too, necessary for the center position, the quarterback of the offensive line.
People around the program have marveled at how much the tight end’s body has transformed in a few short months. Standing near 6’5″, he’s been one of Bud Dupree’s most difficult matchups in pass coverage.
One of the highest-rated recruits in the class has not disappointed in practice. Ware’s play has been good enough that we should not have to worry too much about the departures at defensive end.
“I think he’s got what it takes to be an edge rusher in this league, especially in the three-down front stuff that we’re doing. I like his demeanor. He’s got a good burst. He’s getting better going against our two tackles.” – Neal Brown
The cornerbacks have been better than last year, but they still manage to make the BBN collectively pull their hair out at least once a game. Tucker is a lengthy 5’11” corner that has displayed excellent ball skills in practice. Every week he is designated as the opponents’ best corner, charged with shutting down the Cats #1 outside WR.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 5:30pm
There are A LOT of great UK parody Twitter accounts out there nowadays, from Not Jerry Tipton to Alex Poythress the type of dude. Another one came across my timeline this afternoon: @UKStoleMyFish. UK Stole My Fish tweets out actual, unedited message board comments from rival fans, which, given the Cats’ success lately, makes for some pretty hilarious reading. Here are just a few:
"Ugh. The KY juggernaut continues." #UNC
— KentuckyStoleMyFish (@UKStoleMyFish) November 20, 2014
"I'll take Pitino's way of doing things every day over the way they are doing it down the road." #UofL (UK was up 30 on KU at the time.)
— KentuckyStoleMyFish (@UKStoleMyFish) November 20, 2014
"This was the basketball equivalent of the Spanish-American War." #Kansas
— KentuckyStoleMyFish (@UKStoleMyFish) November 20, 2014
We are excited to announce that UK Stole My Fish will also be doing a weekly post for KSR on Fridays, starting tomorrow, so get ready to see more.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 5:00pm
Get ready to see a lot of threes tomorrow night in Rupp. Last season, Boston University ranked 31st in the nation in three-point attempts with 282, or 8.1 per game. Through two games this season, they’re 17-40 for an impressive 42.5% (UK is 29%). Today, John Robic was asked how the team will defend the three since burning it up behind the arc is pretty much the only way teams will be able to beat UK this season.
“I mean, we’re so big that if we can keep them off the foul line and keep them off the three-point line, it’s gonna be tough to score. Teams are gonna come in with the theory that, ‘we have to beat them from the three-point line.’ If we can do a good job of that and make them drive into our bigs, we like what our bigs do defensively, and that’s an important stat. We just can’t give away free points from the three-point line.”
Boston’s Cheddi Mosely is hitting an impressive 67% from behind the arc so far this season. Hopefully, the Cats clamp down on the perimeter and don’t turn him into another Devan Downey.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©November 20th, 2014 @ 4:35pm