30 some games into the season and we still look like we have no idea what we want to do at beginning of game…rushing outside shots…AG still out of control…and yes we do look tight and unconfident. We are just so dang predictable.
MG this edition of UK wildcats still sucks big time. Almost half way thru first half and we have 8 pts. against a Vandy power house. No wonder all of these teams we play have so much confidence. I really do feel sorry for the UK faithful that spend their time and money to see these cats and have to put up with this BS. We have no outside shot or inside either for that matter…4-15 to start this game. This team is still too easy to hate.
Hope Willy is happy..he is so far out of shape that he had to commit 2nd stupid foul to get to the bench. MG this team make me want to PUKE…Wusstjer does not only not belong on the floor, he doesn’t deserve to be on the team…stupid A$$ fouls all over the place.
I know it is still very early, but it’s not like UK is doing ANYTHING to make anyone believe they could actually win. That’s what so frustrating about this bunch. And if they lose tonight, there will be no NCAA.
Wow…playing a horrible team in a game we must win and with 4 minutes left in first half we have still not showed up and are threatening to get blown out. Down 9 and Vandy is not even playing that well. We don’t deserve to be in tourney regardless of outcome of this game. Let kids with real pride and effort from some other team go have fun. Disgusted with this group AGAIN
Thanks 7 for that link, all my normal links didn’t have the game or was playing the UK baseball game for some reason…but watching this game I almost wish I never found the link, this is horrible basketball, what are we doing?
No everybody hates on Goodwin but he is only only player we have that isn’t scared of shooting the ball or the game period. Never seen so many pump fakes and bs just pass the ball soon as they can all year long.
Cal good thing you are the best recruiter in the country, bc you cannot coach for shit. Keep running an offense that relys on dribble penatration when maybe two players on this team has the ability to penetrate. Genius.
Looks like the stand around weaklings showed up tonight. I really hope WCS & Polson stay. Everyone else can transfer or go pro. If they come back they better take the summer and work their tales off to get stronger.
Lets do some numbers here. Down 14 at the half and the Cats can only score 24-30 points in the second half. That means Vandy only needs to score 16 – 20 points in the second half to win. To me it is over UK. You only get what you deserve and Vandy looks to blow you out.
This team has no leadership, no consistent fire, no understanding of what it takes to win weekly…Cal goes from his all-time high to the worst coaching job of his career…just a train-wreck in every sense…time to look to next year and hopefully a return to normalcy..2012 was a dream….this year has sucked a$$ in every conceivable way!
What do you think Big Blue faithful??…everyone ready for one big time collective PUKE?? Ever seen a sorrier UK team?? Cal’s coaching resume taking a big time hit this year…what recruit wouldn’t want to come and play for this guy? Anyone seen any energy, pride, confidence, and overall collective “want to” to win this game? WTF has this coaching staff been doing all year? I hope we lose by 20-25 and then get bypassed for the big dance.
people talk about weak spots in our defense…but the problem is OUR OFFENSE SUCKS!! We have no offense…we cant score enough to beat teams…we don’t know how to fast break… nor can we get a good shot in the half court…we cant even set a pick to get a 6’11″ guy an open 3…looks like 35 footers or nothing…where are Grevey and Dampier? Ok…I feel better…
I cant wait for next season its gonna be a breath of fresh air. those kids coming in next year have a whole different drive than these kids. anyone that thinks that these kids are ready to go pro should have their heads checked. they can’t beat a 10 seed and can’t make the ncaa tournament even. their awful. and as for the florida fan were gonna whip ya’lls ass next year can’t wait.
I’m starting to feel bad for these kids. They obviously aren’t good enough to play in the NBA, but if they don’t go this year they won’t have a chance in next years draft (and won’t play if they stay). The NBA doesn’t develop kids, so they are going to be playing overseas or working at McDonalds in 3-4 years.
Mike: I had actually left the site on account of your gross foolishness. However I just had to come back and remind you how pathetic you are. We may lose but you will always be an idiot with a computer.
I just want everyone to know that I’m a sad, pathetic, fat, lonely piece of uneducated crap. I never change my socks, I don’t wear underwear, I don’t even know what a shower is, and the worst part…my mom refuses to get off her ass and make me dinner. She says I’m 43 and I can do it myself. Bullcrap, Mom! You’re 55 and you should do it! I work my fat greasy butt off all day slinging whoppers out of a drive thru to pay for our insulin and Epsom salt for our foot baths, an you just sit at home playing mahjong online! No more! You can’t come into my basement anymore!
#158 Of course. Why would anyone want to continue supporting a team that lost a game? How absurd would that be? I wish we could all be as knowledgable and as passionate as you. You have an extra room in that basement? Maybe we should move in together. Or I could just go roll around in the Burger King dumpster. I imagine the experience is quite similar. Seriously, though, you’re an idiot.
Mike, you were right and I was wrong. Hopefully we can get back on here next year and I can be right. I stuck by these clowns all year waiting on a run. Only two kids I’d keep off this team for next year are Hood and Polson just so we could have a senior night. I’ve sat through some great UK basketball and some rotten UK basketball, this is as low as I can remember. The SEC tourney is the real loser because outside of Vandy fans there will probably be 28 to 30 people in the stands for the rest of the games. I really hate it for all the UK fans that burned vacation time and money to watch this mess. See ya’ll next year.
These are the biggest bunch of momma boys loser, that have ever played for ky, Cal needs to clean house and start over, first of all give Hawkins a scholarship, just pick a guy and take his scholarship, none of them deserve to have one, Harrow needs to pack his bags and move, so does Alex. HE LL ,why keep any of them.
#162 Seriously buddy, listen. I’m going to love UK’s team no matter what. I’m going to respect the kids no matter what. This season has been frustrating, yes. We as a fan base have had the good fortune to be spoiled with some truly great teams. The season may not have gone the way we hoped, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to wear the blue and white every damn day. It sickens me to think that perhaps when the rest of the nation thinks of UK fans, they think of you. You’re the worst kind of fairweather fan, and what’s worse, you’re rude and disrespectful. It’s fine if you’re not satisfied with the way the team has played. That’s your right as a fan. But do you have to be so hateful and idiotic? It really gets under my skin that someone like you claims to represent the BBN.
You just have to put this season behind you and look forward to the future. Don’t be so bitter, and don’t act so foolish. It wasn’t our year, and that’s ok. Next year is looking pretty damn good.
Put a smile on. And represent your team with pride. BBN for life, not just when they’re steamrolling every team. Learn what it means to be a true fan. Then come talk to me.
Supporting this team is kind of like dating that bi-polar girl in high school. When it was good it was good, but the bad was overwhelmingly bad and eventually you had to let her go because you couldn’t take the emotional roller-coaster anymore.
I have listened to or watched every UK basketball game since the final four loss to the Hoyas in 1984. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars traveling and watching UK play. My visits to KSR reach at least 10 a day. I love UK but this team is awful. Our guard play is our problem and has been all season. With good guard play a lot of our problems go away. AG and Alex get the ball in position and don’t have to create as much with a decent PG. I have no inside info but there is serious chemistry issues on this team. There have been games when Wiltjer will set a ball screen for Harrow and he does not even look for Kyle. Can not wait for next year. We have some ballers on the way. I did not watch the 2nd half of the UGA game nor did I watch any of the UF game. This team simply does not know how to play basketball. The spacing on the floor is awful and Cal has to tell them every move to make. I have spoken my peace. God bless and have a great night.
I’m so ready to watch next year’s team. These 5* players would be 2* in next year’s class (except Archie and Noel). And I am sooooo glad to see mays go. Good kid I’m sure, but not a very good ball player at all. I have no idea how he gets so many minutes. He’s like sheray Thomas on tubby’s team.
Let me begin by saying that I’m very glad that I have a wife, kids and a very beautiful and full life to come home to tonight after this national embarrassment at the hands of a 15-16 Vanderbilt team. All the jokes made at the expense of Kevin Stallings will be on us tonight in one of the most miserable performances in the history of UK basketball. Actually it is quite difficult to think of a more insipid performance in our history. So, now it comes time to write the epitaph on this excruciatingly painful and uninspiring season. What to say? NIT bid? Please, no, decline it so that this team can be no more and so that Cal can go to Gethsemani and take a week or two to meditate and reflect upon how the all-access circus mentality has destroyed our ability to build a fundamentally sound, hungry and determined basketball team less than one-year after we dominated the sport….how the “players first I’d never want to offend an aspiring 5-star basketball recruit” has decimated a coaches ability to mold “ballers” into real basketball players and men who have balls and know what it takes to win….and what an honor and privilege it is to wear the blue and white….etc.etc.etc…I sincerely hope that this is the last basketball game we’ll ever see this group play…not because I hate these kids or want to see them fail…but because they’re not ready for this stage, they never were ready for it, and the circus into which they we’re thrown never gave them a chance….it is time to scrap that script, close out this year, and begin again next year with the business-THE SOLE BUSINESS-of learning how to become a team and win basketball games.
BBN is behind this team win or lose! Haters are going to hate, that happens when you are the BEST!! For all the haters WE ARE KENTUCKY!! Hope nashville is ready to lose a shit load of money!! I feel sorry for all of the BBN that made the trip, and have to make the trip back after that!! GO CATS!!
1st I agree defending champs should get an automatic in the next year of the tourney. 2nd I still believe we r in the tourney! 19-10 lost to to possible #1 seeds by 5 beat mizz, and Florida! I have to put this loss on the coaches shoulders, should have made some in game changes much earlier in the game, and should have pressured this team much more! Tough season either way it turns out….
I am actually embarrassed by this game……..losing is one thing–but coming out flat–staying flat the whole game……and getting punked by a team that is sub-500?????? PLEASE turn down the NIT bid when that is all we can get…..I love my Cats…but put this one to bed.
This is the worst team that I have ever see . Take every scholarship and send them packing. Put Cal on notice, win it all next year or he’s fired. Not one of these kids are worth the free education they are getting. The way they just stand around makes me think they are going to be great at standing around in the uneployment lines or making license plates for one of our finer correctional institutes. F::k these guys, f::k Calipari, and f::k anyone that supports these guys in the NIT
Quit dumping on the players, like ‘standing around.’ We had a good half-court offense when we ran it through Wiltjer, then we stopped that and went to the stand around offense. Our zone put us on an 11-0 run, so we stopped that. This is the coaches team. Quit dumping on 18 and 19 year olds.
#244, I came online to say the same thing. But I will say 1st half CHANGE, WITH TELLING R HARROW TO QUIT SHOOTING. Without a doubt this mate cost us the game, along with the coaches not telling him to do something else. when 10 of your shots are missed at the rim, you need to get the ball to teammates
I do believe Poythress will be good in 2-3 years and Archie would be great with better players around him. Wither can only shoot when wide open and WCS will be a beast next year. But harrow has just played worse and worse. Why would he stay to sit the bench behind Harrison? If Noel comes back (which he isn’t) next year the cats would probably have a lock for #9
And I don’t give a damn what mike or anyone else thinks. Coach cal is the best coach in the nation. You can’t win them all when the players are scared, don’t have the will to win and can’t shoot the ball. How many two point jumpers did this team make all year??? I’ll answer that. Less than Anthony Davis did after 10 games last year. You just can’t win if you can’t shoot. Pretty simple. And that’s not saying all the other things these kids can’t do.
268//agree. i think cal got caught without a bench this year, thinking his starters were going to be much better than they turned out to be. i think he’ll be more concerned with bench players in the future. i remember one of his first interviews he said he didn’t like to play more than 6 or 7 guys. i bet he’s rethinking that now.
I’m telling you right now, Kyle Wiltjer can’t even guard me!!!! Harrow will be the third string point guard next year behind Andrew Harrison and Polson. Archie is confusing as hell!!! Poythress just disappears!!! Willy and Polson are the only ones playing with heart and a sense of urgency!!!! I think they WILL be NIT bound for sure. Bad ending to and even worse season!!! Still a Cat fan but man this was a weird, nerve racking year!!!
#272 the answer to your question, a moron, no wait a lucky moron. There’s no way some of those crap shots should have not went in. They were bouncing over top the back board and then drop in, just another example of the super bowl for the bottom feeders, and a KY team that can’t hit the feakin ocean standing in the water.
Why is everyone acting surprised or disappointed. This is exactly what this group has done all season. Glad its over. Amazing that college bball is at its worst point in 30 years yet UK still can’t make the tourney. What a joke…good job Cal and staff.