CBS Sports Radio had a little afternoon story on Demarcus Cousins. The reporter took in yesterday’s game and mentioned that Demarcus could possibly be the best center out there but that he was both apathetic and indifferent during the game suggesting that he wanted to be anywhere except on the BB court. Does that remind you of anyone on this year’s team?…must be something in the water.
Goodwin and Poythress are both trying their best to play their way out of the draft! If a NBA team will take them in the lottery they better go because I think they will have the same faults when ever they decide to go pro.
WCS is going to go to,and I don’t blame him at all. That said he needs anther year more the any other freshmen Cal has had. With a year of only BB plus a year in the wieght room it’s scary how good he could be because the kid is Blessed with athletic ability! This draft is weak plus with Lee, Johnson, and possibly Randle coming in his minutes will take a hit even if he improves. Any way the future is bright at UK. We just have to take This year and move on!!!’
This team played great against duke early this year and then just fell off a cliff. I have never seen another team just consistently get worse and worse. They look lost. Dribble drive offense, but no one ever drives except Archie. And Archie doesn’t understand that you have to pass the ball when you drive to the open man. Oh well. Bring on Wiggins!!!
Yeah don’t get down on UK nor Cal. We will be great next year. There’s no way Cal knew this would play out like this. I mean everyone must have been fooled completely by these kids. #3 preseason??!?!? All on what could be. #3 in three years maybe. These boys are freshman that play like freshman and that’s ok. We need a few to stay a couple of years.
niaps – at least we both agree Mike is a moron. However, you realize that this is a different team without NN?
Yes they struggled with NN but I don’t see the same lack of effort tonight that so many are killing them for. Looks like they are hustling and trying.
win or lose tonight, rather we make the tournament or not. I believe im done watching this team. This is by far the worst team kentucky has ever put on the floor in the 21 years of me watching ky and it not becuse they dont have talent they are just pitiful so pitiful
Jon Hood came in and did a good job like he has all season. Played five minutes got three rebounds and made a beautiful back door cut and cannot get back in the game. I just don’t understand how Cal can continue to play these guys that are playing so bad and not give someone who is hustling his ass off and making smart basketball plays a chance.
I’m so glad the season is over. Sounds like alot of us are checking out. It’s too stressful to watch this group suck this year. Looking forward to the Julius Randle announcement on the 20th. Maybe we will be better with the new group. But my poor old heart can’t handle this team.
#58 I’m glad you said it. Mays sucks and needs to be taken off the court. That’s been the answer for the last 3 games and over half of the season. All I hear is he doesn’t cost us anything. Oh yeah??? He can’t defend and stands there on offense and makes poor decisions. So it’s basically 4 on 5. He costs us an extra ball player on the court.
#42 why would he rethink what he’s been doin for the last 4 years??? Does everybody forget that we won a title last year??? Sometimes things don’t work out. So 1 team out of the last 4 wasn’t a title contender lets just go back to billy ball or maybe tubby. What is wrong with some of the UK fans?? Elite 8, Final Four, #8, oops, #9!!! What team in the last 4-5 years has a record like that?
Good point 76…he wasn’t one of Cal’s precious 5 stars, so he has never gotten a fair shake. He wouldn’t change the world, but I’d much rather see Hood in there hustling and playing hard that Poythress in there scared of the other team. This team is horrible, glad this season is almost over.
Please no more in or out talk, its best they are out, too embarassing. They can’t rebound, they can’t play defense, they can’t shoot, they can even make free throws. Which of those can’t qualify this team for anything. Play Hood, Polson, Wiltjer 40 minutes a game, and anybody else that thinks they will return next year, not that I think any of those are going to improve, based upon this year’s performance.
I bet cal still comes out and defends them in some way. he has all year and he has looked like a dumba** for it he needs to just come out and say hey 1 out of 4 years isnt bad this team this year just sucked
I totally agree #91. I will take the program now compared to where we have been. I KNOW we will be in good shape years to come. This is just a weird year. I would have bet my life before the year started that we would have had a sweet 16 team at worst.
Its funny the top tier teams are the ones’ getting slammed from the
one and done….
Teams MUST have some junior/senior leadership like Darius Miller provided.
We would NEVER have been as good without him…
All these guys leaving essentially leveled the playing field now for about 50 teams.
No more dynasties,
No more dream teams,
whole group full of High School All Americans
that don’t know how to play together, more to come…
NBA MUST change this rule, I believe it will come eventually.
MG I have never HATED a UK team as much as I do this one, and it is easier to hate them more each week. There is such a stench on this team that it is unbelievable. We continue to make every team that we play look like “all world”. This team is totally GUTLESS and Cal continues to look a little more comfortable each week as the losses mount. He needs to give up at least half of his salary to charity. I have never seen UK play such unbelievably sorry A$$ brand of BB, and I hope Florida pounds us by at least 20 even if we win this game.
You don’t need senior leadership- but you do need attitude, desire & strength. These kids look like playing basketball is a chore. Did Rock Oliver quit? They also look so scrawny. Wiltjer needs to spend the summer in the gym or hanging out with Dirk N.
I think we know the problems with this team AG,AP,RH….The rest of the kids seem ok just not much to help them out. Kyle and Willie are fine and the other guys are being put in a positon they cannot handle…we are to thin to absorbe the stinch of the “other 3″
Matt, that tennis tournament could not have come at a worse time for you. With this miserable basketball team and Ryan on the air, there won’t be a show to come back to. So you might as well stay in Cali.
I am a true blue fan through and through, but this has been the most miserable season that I can remember in many many years. To be on the bubble for the tournament, it has been a pathethic game played by UK. They have absolutely no fight, no hustle, and doesn’t seem like they care if they win or lose. I can’t wait to this season is over. I has been misery!!!!
Next year will be just like this year starting from scratch again. Anybody good on this team leaves and we are left with role players at best. Hopefully Randle and Wiggins see what a mess we have and decide that the Fab 7 might just make history. The 1st team with the top 7 players as freshman win the NCAA. You can at least hope can’t you.
Yep, if Cal has any guts (which I question for him playing his heartless 5 star guys over Hood, who at least hustles), he should ask almost all of these guys to not return, that their scholarships will not be renewed. WCS could en up being good with some work and talent around him…keep Polson, and Wiltjer for shooting…but the rest, send them on their way. They have no pride in themselves or for that name on their jersey.
These r kids people! I’m as frustrated as everyone else but to say they could care less is BS! We new a pg! Harrow has the skill just doesn’t have the toughness! Archie plays with more heart than anyone besides Noel and mays! Polson tries his hardest! I believe hood should play more
How in the hell would an nba team draft any of these guys first round? I mean REALLY HOW? I don’t care how weak the draft class is. NN is a for sure pick, Willie I would want late first, but the rest of them are you serious? The D league would chew the others up
The other night, 8 min into the 1st Half, the announcer said we looked tired…
OMG…how can that be?
Boythress looks ripped physically, but he is a whimp.
Yes, others look scrawny..
I remember last year, MKG took off his shirt, and man, he had a 12 pack of muscles under his shirt, RIPPPPED !
Our guys might be wanting to get back to their xboxes to play Call of Duty
There is not a NBA GM that would draft any of these guys and still have a job! They all better come back and expect to get spot minutes next year and see how they will fair as Juniors for the draft. I’d fire my GM if they drafted WCS, Alex or Archie in the first round.
Hell…Nerlens is a 50/50 draft prospect if we are being honest…he’s got a huge upside but not sure he’d get more than 10 minutes a game next year. Sort of like a Perry Jones type player and he’s been p and down in the D League all year.
Im out…done with them this year and don’t care if they even make the CBI!
My predicting is the same as 156. There will be some players leaving or made to leave, and it’s not to the NBA. Any NBA team would need to fire a scout that says any of the UK players are worthy of drafting other then Noel.
This should really open up some eyes. Losing to a team that has one good player and we suppose let have 5-6. Georgia was 14-15 coming in tonight. These cats have a hell of a lot of quit in them. Pathetic
I wish the announcers would shut up with that bubble talk. The bubble has popped by losing to a terrible team. I’m glad to see Archie hustling hard right now. Must be auditioning for next year’s team. All of these kids would get chewed up in the NBA
i’ve thought all year that the guys on this team aren’t very close to each other off the court, like our teams the previous 3 years. you just don’t see read about them hanging out together. i suspect there is some internal strife between some of the players. other than nerlens i just don’t see any 1st round picks on this team
Cal must go, Kentucky is too good of a program to stand for 10+ loss seasons. Oh, wait that was the logic behind getting rid of Tubby. Maybe Cal isn’t good enough to win with his own players,, only won with Gillispie’s players on the team. Oh wait That was also the logic for Tubby.
We have the best coach and the top recruits but still have 10+ losses in a weak SEC. Maybe our fans in Athens are saying, “Just wait until we play you in football”. GO STOOPS!!! GO CATS!
Thanks guys!! I have gone to depressed this whole year about our team to actually finding this funny in a morbid way. It is unreal what we have had to watch. Remember last year these guys all talking about coming in and winning a national title this year. I think these kids thought that just coming to kentucky means the red carpet gets rolled out and you win on name alone. Good lord I remember thinking I hope these kids are as good as they think they are. I guess they were wrong.
If you are tired of the season then don’t watch. You don’t have to wish It be over. And what reason would you have for not wanting guys to come back. If they improve well be deeper and better, if they don’t they’ll be on the bench. Some years you’re just not that good. We’re average, nothing better, nothing worse.
The ship has officially sunk!!! We should’ve known this was coming when jarrod polson was able to play 20+ min per game. Nothing against the kid , but he’s not good enough to get 5min per game on next year’s team.
I can honestly say I have given every bit of faith I have in this team and I have finally come to the conclusion this team is a group of miserable selfish players who I can not wait to go pro and never wear the blue and white again!
#184… If it was all about the money wouldn’t they want to play better? Stupid comment, makes zero sense. If you were capable of playing better and were really concerned with draft status , wouldn’t you want to improve draft stock? Man we have idiotic fans.
This game was over at 20-16. I saw it in the body language. This team just cannot handle adversity. If Cal misses on his studs every 4 years, I’ll take it. Still, I’ll be glad to see some of these guys go. Except our 4 year Cats, Beckham and Mays on Sr Day.
I wonder if they will stop going to class like orton? He’s the only uk player I didn’t care to see return for recognition and I won’t want to see ap / ag / or rh return for any events either. They just seem like they don’t give a @$!? (I wouldn’t want their sad demeanor a on my NBA team either)
I have been saying all season that I wasn’t going to give up on this team, but I think I just reached my limit after tonight. I turned the TV off at halftime and went out to work in the garage. Oh well, I guess I’ll have a productive spring.
Bob I also think Cal has. I think he did when he said some of the players are uncoachable. I hope Goodwin leaves and if he does the best he will do is overseas or a D league so so. I agree that Hood shows some hussle. I don’t mind losing just the no effort losing is what gets me.
There are no words to describe what this team has done to Ky basketball. They’re probably checking their twitter accounts right now , can’t have anybody talking bad about them you know. The ones not doing that are calling their girlfriends to tell her or him that it wasn’t their fault. Archie is calling NBA scouts to ask them ” Did you see how good I was “. Ryan wants to know if his mommy can come and get him. The point is THEY DON’T SEEM TO CARE !
When we’ve missed the tournament in the last 20+ years, there’s been good reasons, BCG, scandal. But this? Noel got injured sure, but Noel was supposed to be the best player on a great team. There is simple no excuse and I have to say this is the most painful tournament miss that I can recall since I’ve been a fan in the early 80′s.
Bunch of bandwagon Kentucky fans in here, Shit every Kentucky fan should kiss Cal’s ass, he brought this program back to relevance, and One season is ugly, and all the sudden it’s his fault, I hate our fans sometimes.
Glad to see cal thinks its funny getting his butt kicked. Oh well he’s still getting paid just like half his team will next year,because that’s what its really all about now. Championships are just icing on the cake.
” Noel was supposed to be the best player on a great team.”
WTF are talking about? Only morons thought this was EVER going to be a great team. Some of us tried to tell you people at BBM – no PG is no good for this system. Period. Harrow was never good enough to lead freshmen. He’d be good enough if the rest of this team were upper class-men, but not as a leader.This isn’t rocket science.
Ok we lost AGAIN!!!!! Ok this team doesn’t show up!!!! How many times did the best player get injured and the team succeed? I understand your frustrated with the team but if we go to the tourney or the NIT heck if we dont make it at all. Im a CAT no matter what. I will say MAYS spent more time trying to point out mistakes of other players than Shooting. MAYS has an open free throw line jumper every game and throws a lob thats not there. Not blaming anybody Not Cal not Harrow Not AP not WCS… we just lost AGAIN!!!!!!!!!
Guys: Do you REALLY think UK would play better even in the NIT? Nope. The fans have waited all year for this team to develop, gel, come together, buy into the system–whatever–but so far they haven’t. And I don’t think a single game with Florida and the SEC tournament will make one iota’s difference. This is as pathetic a UK team that I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been watching since 1963!
No shit 230, whoever thought this team was gonna cut down the nets, is stupid, I knew from the start this team would be the weakest of all Cal’s teams so far. Goodwin and Poythress are not super feshman like we hav had in the past. And Hood, what the hell is Hood gonna do seriously, some of ya’ll are just being stupid.
Meeks 54 I dont think we are bashing Cal here. I think it is the heart of the players and not coming close to their potential and playing for themselves. Just brutal to watch esp. for me knowing the assets that are already in place such as Coach Cal, practice facilities, fan base, etc…
Cal has brought UK an ELITE 8, FINAL 4, and a NATIONAL TITLE in 3 years. Not to mention made dreams come true more than any other college coach in the last 3 years. He’s raised money for charity’s and relief funds, and he wears the UK colors proudly! 1 down year (college basketball as a whole is awful this year) is not a bad thing. It brings us true fans back to reality. I love how all these other fans hate on us because we are the alpha and the omega, the Goliath vs. David. Facts are that we as UK are still the greatest tradition/program in college basketball and Coach Cal is doin it for us. EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT HATERS!
Kool aide kid, look up at some of the comments, It just amazes me that people can blame Cal, I agree some of these players have no heart, but the fact is they are just not that good. And Cal has one bad season, just one, and people are jumping on him, it’s ignorant.
Just listened to the post game interview with Cal. Same old ‘maturity and discipline’ problem. Who is the one responsible for that? Yeah…we had a couple of good years, but Cal is the one who recruiting the one and dones’, so who is responsible? He’s cutting the cards and hoping for the high card. I’m not sure if that is how you run an ‘elite’ program such as Kentucky is. Besides that…that man is making millions of dollars. Yes…I do expect more! I don’t expect us to win it every year, but I do expect us to make the Big Dance…every year!
When Cal wins a championship again next year, all of you cry babies will be swinging from his nuts. Get over yourselves…your acting like little babies. EVERYONE knows that you don’t know much about basketball to know this year just wasn’t our year. I didn’t see ONE PERSON complaining about our recruits…so everyone thought what Cal thought….these guys were the real deal. They just didn’t pan out…nothing more nothing less.
People like “coolaid” are just tiny bugs that need squished. When will you learn that the players ARE playing up to their potential. If a player plays the same way 20 games in a row THAT…..IS…..WHO…..HE…..IS. Sheesh…doesn’t get any plainer than that.
Let’s see what his excuse is next year if his recruiting ‘genius’ falls through the cracks next year. I recall prior to this season, that this team was to be better than last years team. Maybe Cal should take a closer look at who is..in his own words…coachable.
And to see him laughing and smiling with the Georgia coach with 3 seconds left in the game. I feel it would have been more appropriate that he would have just shook the Georgia’s coach hand and walked off the court.