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Cal, you have been both a great coach and recruiter in the past but you SUCK at both this year. You recruited 3 duds in Poythress, Goodwin, and Harrow. You have not coached them up one iota since beginning of year. We are the worst passing team in America. We now have no offense, no defense and no chance. We are turnover city. This is the worst performance of a UK team I have ever seen. This team is a total EMBARASSMENT for the BBN.
Everyone complaining about the play today have no idea what you are talking about. This team watched their best player destroy his knee. You think that may affect their play? You think? Of course you don’t. Your complaints and bellyaching show that you are either a troll or have no idea what it takes to play competitive sports.
Unreal…understand the loss of Noel but damn, to walk in here and get your ass handed to you by a very, very bad team is just not what I expected at all. Sure thought the guys would step up and find something within them to play and win.
The weaknesses of this team will be on display every game…Noel hid more than I thought they had.
First time in a very long time Cal has not had a stud point guard, that makes his system work. That will be taken care of next year and we will be back on top of the mountain. Just going to have to suffer through this year.
This really sucks. I am going to get ridiculed by those orange people for weeks after this game. Ii hope cal calls out Doug shows after this game. I’m sure we would take up a collection to pay the fine.
#26 Grow up. We are the BBN and we know a bad team when we see it. The “trolls” that you’re trying to label are actually telling God’s honest truth, and if you don’t like it, take off the rose colored glasses and watch the game instead of trying to find silly excuses as to why this team STILL doesn’t get it after their best player goes down.
#49….based on their showing this game, no…not a tourney team.
This could finally be the beating they need to realize this sucks and looks bad on them. Not sure they have taken the season seriously since several felt this was only a one year stop before the NBA. Showings like this has to show NBA GMs something…something that would tell the story of potential.
All I can say is WOW……. Did any one come to play? No Hart nor guts! The jump ball was a error for sure and they get a 3 out of it. Not sure why Cal didn’t question that harder before the play.Maybe they have a LSU come back in them
I am a DIE hard UK fan. Always have been, always will be, BUT, as I said the night we lost Nerlens, I didn’t think I could watch this team the rest of the season just for my own mental health. It’s a test in frustration tolerance, and I failed.
Any NBA scout who thinks this team without Nerlens has ANY player worthy of going in the NBA draft out to taken out back and beaten. There is NO NBA talent on this roster beyond Nerlens. I am going to turn on the golf tournament. I can’t stand to see this team get its butt kicked AND to watch it beat itself.
I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE! the worst team to put on a UK jersey. when noel went down we lost our heart and guts of the team. I hope none of them come back, some of their chicken sh-t play might rub off on next years team!
56….fans are frustrated by the group….and coaches….for the lack of development. Cal put this group together and owns the outcome since he passes out the scholarships and uniforms. There has been no accountability for the lack of development. Thus, u get what u get.
I am a UK fan, have been for 65 years, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t face the truth, there is not a single good div. 1 player on the floor for KY. Anybody that thinks there are three first round picks on the floor, is seeing something I haven’t seen all year. Cauley-Stein has great potential, but he is so far away. He has not been in rebound position whole game, he is swatting at ball like its a fly, and he is getting pushed all over the floor. Goodwin won’t take a good shot. Wiltjer wilted the first time someone smacked him, Poythress, is lost.
56, you are absolutely correct. I have to admit I thought we’d win 2 games in the NCAA or worse case scenario one game and out but I never dreamed we would be this bad in a very down year for SEC basketball.
Oh, and by the way, if this performance doesn’t solidify Nerlens as the #1 player in the draft, then the NBA scouts are even dumber than I imagined. Nerlens CARRIED this team on BOTH ends, and COMPLETELY covered up the total deficiencies of Harrow, Goodwin, Poythress and Wiltjer. I would bench all four of those guys for the entire game.
I wouldn’t endure another team like this for a championship. God I hope next season is as good as advertised. Can we please show the majority of these players the exit? I don’t want their bad habits to rub off on the next group coming in. I can honestly see no benefit for some to return. Sorry, I bleed blue but this is embarrassing. Our offense resembles a grade school team. Ball movement and team defense are the worst I’ve seen. This team vs BCG’s would be a barn burner!!!
All of you saying this is the worst uk team ever will be the same ones who love next years teams. All a bunch of fairweather fans on here. Gotta love the team when their down and when they have success. Cant be the best every year, no one ever is
What’s funny is all these people who are hating right now are the same ones that were all over UK last year when they won the championship and will be back talking bout how good we are next year… A bunch of fair weather fans… True UK fans will root their team on no matter how good or BAD they play!
Know what this is? It’s the return of Tubby ball. This is why we need talent. Without it, you can’t win. How damned stoned are the people making those projected NBA draft boards. Nerlens is the ONLY NBA talent on this team. None of our other guys would start for ANY team ranked in the top 10.
I can’t WAIT for Cal’s postgame show. Will he finally tell it like it is? This team is a total FAILURE and there is not 1 player on our team that should be starting. I hope UT pounds us into oblivion which they are starting to do.
#83 – EVERYONE is rooting for this team. If they WEREN’T, there would be NO POSTS here. The passion is there. However, if you think watching this return of Tubby ball, and players whose predicted talent is far below what they actually have isn’t going to frustrate the hell out of us, then you are even dumber than your post suggests.
We have been spoiled over the past three years by the players. They had enuf talent, heart and desire to win that Cal’s approach of “rolling the bal out” worked well in the past. But this is a different group and there appears to be no coaching or development. Bench the players that don’t play and send a message. Lose by 20 w the same under performers or 30 sending a message. A loss is a loss.
Cats are sucking for sure ALMOST as bad as the officials. Again the SEC has the worst in all of college ball. Am I the only one to see that Tn. cannot guard Wiltjer at all and still he barley touches the ball. Where is the coaching Cal?
True UK fans also are not blind. If you’re okay with this kind of performance then you probably believe this is due to players not buying in. Cal is just trying to be politically correct against saying they suck. Players first program. Would should just all agree to take it for what it is…a horribly down year. Call it a bridge season with a bridge.
im very frustrated at the effort and way we play. but im still not going to sink to the level of “worst team to ever where the jersey” or “they dont deserve to wear the blue”. I dont think the worst team in UK history would have kept pace with duke or UofL. Its just disgusting when grown men then start to publicly call out the 19 year old kids on this team.
Win or lose I support my cats/kittens. You have to take the bad with the good. This Is a young team, give them a break. Before Calipari, freshmen were not expected to do much but know we expect them to play like junior/seniors? We are not going to dominate every year. We won the championship last year so relax and support this young team. Caulie, Archie, Alex will be much better next year and they will all be playing in the NBA one day. Go Cats.
This could be one of the most embarassing losses ever. No way a program like Kentucky should have such a shallow bench that the loss of one player completely disorients a team like it has.
This all falls on Calipari and his lack of ability to recruit/develop a bench. Cal lives by a feast or famine philosophy.
And for those of you suggesting that we’re going to be 40-0 next year and hanging a banner – I remind you than your placing your hopes of 18-year-old kids who will be coming to Lexington with the same hype and hoopla as Goodwin and Poythress.
Another question – Does Cal actually spend time scouting and getting to know these recruits? Or does he simply subscribe to the scouting services and start to drool when he sees five-stars next to a name? If he had spent time actually scouting kids like Goodwin- taking time to getting to know them – maybe the hoggish, selfish personality on display would have been detected.
Cal must understand that you’re not just recruiting accolades – but actual people and it’s required that the coach know the personality he’s recruiting.
94, Here’s the thing you can make a student go to class, but if he doesn’t want to lean he won’t……this is what Poythress and Griffin reminds me of.
UT and all the rest of you schools in the SEC have your way this year, because next year you bastards are going to be eating a lot of ca ca from the CATS!
#12 and #35, I stopped participating in the live blog last year. It is clearly for the moderators or maybe for the fan unable to watch or listen to the game. It serves no purpose otherwise. I agree, it sounds like a bunch of junior high kids talking about the game. How about a live blog where the fans get to comment?
53 and 83. With therapy, we WILL help you remove the rose colored glasses. We have therapists on the line that will be glad to console you once you see the truth. All you have to do is call. Pick up the phone. Quit drinking the kool-aid. This team isn’t good. Cal is getting played by his own system. Just put down the glasses, pick up the phone…..and call. We will help console you.
Is anyone seriously surprised by this? The only positive all year was Noel. He opened things up for anything positive that happened on the offensive side of the ball just by his mere presence and we all know he was our only defense AT ALL. This was a barely average team with him. I do not see another game we will win. They are not good basketball players,yet. Of course when you jump up and down declaring you are a players first program, as though every program in the history of the world loathed their student athletes, did nothing but use and abuse them and sustained them on nothing but bread and water, this is what can happen every couple of years. You have set up a scenario where you are literally drafting the replacements of 3 or 4 of your starting five even before the newest classes arrives. There is no pretense that they might stay. He needs to get a couple of 4 star guys who will be role guys who will play 3 or 4 yrs. This was a difficult team to watch even with Noel, but it was understandable. These guys were not the freshmen we have had since he got here. Again that is fine because it is what it is, but watching at least four guys who are in the NBA who should still be here is ridiculous and painful. Cousins was not emotionally ready to play in the NBA. Not only that he loved being on campus and being a kid. Minimum 3 years at UK were necessary for him to develop, but Cal pushed him out the door. Cousins said this himself. Teague, I honestly do not know what the hell he was thinking. Lamb and TJ should have comeback as well.
Is it just me or do all of these Networks purposefully take jabs at UK?…Why show that Laettner clip?…These broadcasts are planned…they know the audience…why show that if for no other reason than to poke at UK fans?
I commented last year and before that I didn’t like Cal’s approach to recruiting. No team wins w just freshman. There has to be a mix of solid 3 year players recruited as well. Next year will not be last year as there won’t be a lamb or jones or miller to compliment the team. So all of next years recruits come, they play, they leave for the nba. Then Another repeat year like this.
151 You are correct. Cal will NEVER win another title here the way he recruits unless the NBA rule is changed. We will never have any upper classmen and every year the Recruiting classes are down this is what we will get.
Goodwin has to be one of the worst finishers ever. I would love to see the stats on how many layups he has missed this year. He’s great at getting to the rim, but he cannot put it in the whole. Only guy I’ve ever seen who shoots less than 50% on layups.
This team was way better at the start of the year. Calipari has lost them. He has thrown everyone under the bus at one time or another. The whole team is afraid to mess up,instead of just playing. Cal gets as much blame as anyone. Can someone tell me one player that has gotten better throughout the season other then noel? That starts with the coaches.
151, ya we should really stop recruiting all of these top 20 players. Nothing good can possibly come from this…idiot. This is just a down year where our players are just not buying into the system and must have been overrated coming out of high school. Just gotta ride the out storm and get ready to destroy everyone next yr
Whoever drafts Poythress in the first round of the draft will be fired. Whoever evaluated him as a five star recruit must be blind. He’s getting schooled by three star players. What a complete waste of talent. Hopefully one day he figured out how good he can be, but it’s not going to happen at UK. He continually gets worse.
I’ve never seen this. CBS just pulled the game and put on Marquette vs. Pitt. I’ve never seen such an across the board disrespect, from Seth Davis to Gottlieb to pulling the game, disrespect of UK as this.
175. U r a dum $uck! Freshmen can’t do it on their own and get too nervous playing on the big stage for their fist time. Think we saw that a couple of years ago when their sphincters tightened and they couldn’t make a shot.
I’m just wondering where things went wrong? Did Cal recruit the wrong personalities? Is the “system” breaking down? This is mid-February and they haven’t reallied around Noel’s injury, they’ve collapsed.
I mean, right now I would put the 08-09 Cats against this team and bet on Patterson.
Poor Noel. I bet he can’t even watch this team anymore. I hope everyone prays he recovers quickly and gets drafted #1 because he apparently counted for 40pts per game. If he was playing today we would be winning by 10 not down 30. He was the only player on this team that should wear a UK uniform.
Truth is that Cal warned us all that this team was lacking. We lack leadership. We lack maturity. We lack the killer instinct. We lack teamwork. Every year cannot be like last year. The system is what it is. I hope that Goodwin goes pro. I hope Harrow goes awol. I hope the fellas pull it together and at least go down fighting for the remainder of the season. WATCH OUT next year. I bleed blue!
Amazing that this team has no heart and/or pride. Did they not have it in them to fight a little for Nerlens or perhaps they don’t really care about anyone but themselves. Hopefully one or two of them will transfer next year and we can get on with life. BTW, the UK women do have some pride and a coach that can figure out strategies that are appropriate for his players and opponents!
I agree that the refs have fu&%d UK all year. About like the refs at the Seahawks-Packers game. Just pathetic. However, perfect officiating will not help what’s left of this team. I believe today proves that.
If a GM drafts Poythress I would fire him! Noel is the only player we have that have heart! Losing him exposed all of the others-like Poythress standing and watching others rebound or move out of the way and doesn’t offers help on a drive.
#242 hit the nail on the head. These players haven’t played as a team all year. And I don’t believe it will start now. Lets just hope these boys get through the year without getting hurt because they are about as tough as the 10 year old kids that play in little league games.
so when practice first starts, cal talks about “we haven’t even started defense yet. we’re gonna play this first game without even practicing defense.” well that’s obvious, because this team just fouls instead of playing defense, less noel. but WTF were they practicing?!?!?!?! it def wasn’t offense!!! this is the most frustrating season i have ever watched. atleast with tubby u knew that was his style. i have no idea what cal and these guys are trying to do. it. is. terrible.
111, Duke got the crap kicked out of them by Miami and NC State this year, they went on to win close games against Wake and NC State. Indiana got beat like a drum by Ill. I just don’t understand everyone questions Cal, I like what he has done so far at UK, yes this team sucks but I’ll take the other years Cal gave us and I will get excited about next year. If you want to say he can’t coach or question his recruiting ability well then we’ll just have to disagree.
in response to my own post (258), i am not saying cal cant coach. i LOVE what he did with b knight and jorts. and many times that is my arguing point with cal haters. i am saying why cannot he not figure something out with this team? or are these guys so self-centered that they just dont care. the university of kentucky is being EMBARRASSED right now yall, on the basketball court.
Quit blaming Cal for these kids not being able to play as a team. They are a bunch of selfish punks and just want to say “watch what I can do.” Before Cal everyone wanted 5-star recruits and a championship. He had given you a championship and a ton of 5-star players. Tubby never won shit. He sat on the bench and coached Pitino’s players. Need I remind you how bad we sucked when they left??? Cal is the best thing for UK and I hope he stays for 20 years.
I like all the people on twitter for calling out Cal for recruiting one and done players. What one and done players did he recruit this year? There is only one 1 and done player on this roster, nerlens.
Cal’s turned into BCG. He refuses to zone even though they’re getting decimated inside, just like BCG. Ignore 3′ and post up players with no skills, just like BCG. Throw players under the bus for not being “tough enough”, like BCG. This is not the same coach from the past two seasons. I don’t know what happened to him.
I love the Wildcats but this team was doomed from the start. We never really got into a rhythm for the season with Harrows absence and forcing Archie to change its identity, now we were getting it together and Noel goes down… People can say what you want but Marquis Teague was a real good point guard and that’s something we don’t have. I believe Cal really made a mistake by not recruiting another point guard, Ryan Harrow was never good enough to lead this team, there was a reason he didn’t start at NC State, there is also a reason Cal didnt recruit him initially and we got Brandon Knight. Everything is a struggle for our team, a point guard puts people where they need to be in order for them to be successful. I hope he transfers. Next year will be better with Andrew Harrison (polson coming off the bench). none of the freshman should leave because they all need another year of college. I haven’t given up on this season, but I have never seen the network switch games because we were getting beat so bad.
I agree with #258 and #267 I think Cal is a great coach but great coaches can have bad years and Cal has failed miserably this year..We were ranked # 3 preseason…Also ive never seen so many players get better then totally takes huge strides backwards, im no expert but i got to think coaching or motivating are big reasons for those 3 or 4 players falloffs…Im behind Cal just hoping that the One and Done didnt work the 1st 3 years cause we had senior leadership each year left over from Billy G.. P.Patterson(junior)but he had Ramon Harris and Perry Stevenson also Then we had Jorts and Liggens and last year Daruis.. I love how ppl on here wont blame Cal for anything even though this team is aweful but tons of ppl on here and live blog blame the refs entirely for a 40 point blow out..
That was possibly the worst game I have ever seen UK play, and I have been watching since the early 1970s. Cal is not motivating these kids. They look beaten and they never have fun. Cal needs a new approach to reach Poythress and Goodwin. These are two major talents that just look lost.
Alex, Archie, Kyle, and Willie will benefit from having a top notch point guard… We haven’t seen how good they can be and that’s why I’m disappointed. If you look at the first episode of All Access Kentucky you will see Cal ask the asst coaches, “do we need to prepare Archie to run the point?” That question was never asked last year because even though Teague made mistakes, he was a bulldog that didn’t quit….. Note to Cal, stick to getting the #1 PG every year, no more transfers….
313 Cal hasn’t done his best coaching job this year I agree. But this crowd of he cant coach or recruit people are morons. Also if you cant see that the officiating this season has been horrid across the board then there is no help for you.
The same people crying about Cal not recruiting 2-3 yr guys are at the same time bitching about how bad this team is. Hilarious. If you can’t see the true idiocy of that I don’t know what to tell you. This team will have everyone back including perhaps Nerlens. National titles have bad effects too. Teague, MKG, and maybe even Lamb would be back if they went to the NIT last year, but they won the title- boo-friggin-hoo.
The last few years Cal’s had a few older guys to help the young ones…..this year he hasn’t…..My money will be that a year like this one will never happen again under Cal. For a game like this to happen again is an once a lifetime experience….UT cherrish it!
To the trolls asking for Cal’s job–not going to happen morons. It shouldn’t happen and it won’t. But this team has no physical presence to it. It has aggression but it lacks the experience to know how and when to use it. It is a typical freshman team that just lost its heart and soul playing on the road vs a physical opponent that smelled blood. They will get better–probably not enough to make the NCAA’s–but the team played hard today (minus one kid I won’t call out). We will be back.
Is the so-called live blog monitored? I posted probably a dozen comments, NONE inflammatory, with my real name, logged in via Twitter, and NONE get posted. Why bother participating?
As for our team, yeah, without our stud to clog the middle, the unexplained absence (or, at least, unknown to me) of Harrow and the starting of Polson (What the What?)… then, yep, we can just mail in the rest of this season.
But the live-blogging sucks, why not just have Drew, Mrs. Tyler, and Matt(?) talk to each other while literally 10s, if not dozens, of people watch their wit. Sigh.
Game, yeah, a total drag.
Live blog prevents it from even being a stress-reliever. Double-drag.
# 313 i love how u leave out lamb and terrance jones and how good jorts and liggins were before cal got him coached up but that would make u look stupid if u could not bitch . if u would honestly look instead of crying about your personal tantrums cal has worked a lot harder than he ever has. the facts are except from nerlens the whole class of freshmen and soph in the ncaa are depleted because they have declared for the draft . just look at the mock drafts in 2013 players who or below grade in college are going very high in draft . we need cal more than he needs all of this crybaby shit
Bad loss? yes. Reason to turn on Cal and the team? no. This team is deficient in areas. Mainly at the PG spot. Archie is not a PG…….and neither is Harrow. Lack of a good PG makes the whole team look bad. Just pass the ball around the perimeter and jack up a shot. We have struggled all year with penetration and TO’s. We were just able to keep the game within distance with Nerlens guarding the basket. He wasn’t great on the offensive end, but he kept defenses honest. Just him being in the game effected the other teams offense and what it was able to do. We are a totally new team right now. It is a new game plan for the rest of the season without Nerlens, they all have to learn a new way to try and score. It is going to be tough, we aren’t that good this year and the heart and passion just isn’t the same with this team. We have been spoiled the last couple seasons, but that is no reason to jump ship and start bad mouthing our players and questioning our coaches. Sometimes it works…………sometimes it doesn’t. We deal with it and get ready for the next game. And if you can’t………….go be a fan of some other team, I will still root for my Cats.
Just saw on ESPN, Tennessee trounces (25) Kentucky by 30… I think I just threw up in my mouth… Well, lets forget this one and get ready for Tuesday…. Lets get behind this team, because they need us now more than ever before. we have to support them whether good or bad… GO Cats!!!
Some of u people are idiots. Coach cal is the best thing to happen to UK sports. Keep up your complaining and blaming the coach and then we will have to beg someone to take this program again.
We seen what tubby and billy g did. Keep the pressure on cal and he will get tired of this crap and go somewhere else like the NBA.
And also, to all those who complain about Cal getting One and Dones………….well, this is what you have when you get 2-3 year players. They play like freshman. These guys will be back next year and hopefully provide some leadership and experience for the new guys.
341–exactly. No this isn’t our best day–but anyone who has seen more than a couple games this season saw our weaknesses before this game–and unlike having a season to fix them–or 20+ games like when Rodney Dent went down…Cal had basically 3 days. This team is going to struggle–but I for one will rise and fall with them. They wear the blue and I support them when they win or lose. Period. These guys will learn in the next few weeks not only who their friends are–they will learn to deal with adversity–and next year’s team will be that much tougher because of it.
Hey Jerk–at least you got your tag right–like your pathetic self could do better? Did you play hs ball maybe?? Score a layup or two?? Just because you dropped $5 on a UK hat at Walmart doesn’t make you a fan. Takes real cajones to sit at your computer and take shots at guys who just endured what they did–after seeing their friend and leader go down to injury. Go support U of L or IU–I HATE fairweather fans. If you don’t want to support UK now–when people actually need your support–go support someone else. BBN DOES NOT NEED YOU
Cal cant coach???? Are you serious??? If wall’s team didn’t have a bad shooting night then he would have 2 championships right now. U have to be kidding. Next year they are instant contenders. I bet you love watching drunk @ss Gillespie coach too. Cal is the gold standard of recruiting and a great coach. Not many set plays, so if no one is hitting shots we are doomed. Just so happens we have one shooter on this team (Wiltjer) and everyone knows it. You’ll all be back on his nuts next year. In Cal I trust and so should the rest of KY.
Or rename it to the dead blog because it is dead. Its sucked since Beisner left. Limit it to one KSR staff person commenting, rotate them by the half or game to keep it fresh, get rid of all the tweeta by local news people, maybe have another staffer look for good fan comments to post.
At this point the live blog is the equivalent of the other team standing under the basket and Archie charging straight at them with the ball preparing to turn it over and land on his head!
It is not Cal’s fault, a good coach indeed and 2 championships are good enough to settle your doubts, if it is not a good shooting night for them I bet they will try harder next time, coach I trust in you.