1.) Michael. Kidd. Gilchrist
We’re not just talking about Kidd-Gilchrist as the best freshman in America anymore; he could be the best player in America. MKG set career highs with 24 points and 19 rebounds to lead Kentucky.
After the game, Rex Chapman called it the best individual performance against Louisville in UK history. That says a lot coming from the guy who dropped 26 on the Cards in 1986.
2.) We’re going to need new whistles.
Tony Greene, Jamie Luckee, and Michael Stephens blew the life out of the ones used in today’s game. The foul calls were so frequent, I was even getting upset when they were called on Louisville. 52 total fouls isn’t fun for anyone and it takes the competition out of the game. Let ‘em play.
We were on pace for a Polson vs. Justice matchup at one point.
3.) This picture is strange.
That’s Russ Smith reaching in on an official.
4.) Jones rebounded well and did absolutely nothing on offense.
Jones was 1-for-9 from the field, 0-for-4 from the foul line, and found a spot on the bench yet again, late in a big game.
When do we just accept that this is who he is?
5.) Someone at Louisville should tell Chane Behanan to shut up.
After the game, Behanan said it would’ve been a different story had he not gotten into foul trouble.
Please get the microphone out of this kid’s face.
6.) Shabazz Muhammad was pulling for his “UK boys” to win.
Good luck to my UK boys today lets get this win !!!!!!
— shabazz muhammad (@phenom15balla) December 31, 2011
Just commit already.
7.) Tony Greene just called another foul.
Please stop. Nobody likes you.
8.) Rick Pitino didn’t enjoy the officiating, either.
Happy New Year!