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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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50 responses to “Breakout performance for Crimson Tide leads to disappointing 77-75 loss for Kentucky”

  1. Smyrna_Cat

    Sorry, but the stats you picked that the Cats did well in are mostly minor stats. Bama shot better from the two and three, had a ton more rebounds, and had more assists. And they played harder than us. A team that wins those stats usually wins.

    It is not a good loss … nor is it as bad as many on here will make it.

    1. dcforuk

      I agree. The loss is somewhere between the hot and the cold, somewhere between the new and the old. Somewhere in the middle you will find this team and that is ok in January as long as you are not like a pig rolling around enjoying the mud. If you are trying to get out of the mud pit, you are fine!

    2. dcforuk

      Sorry, I was agreeing that it was not a good loss but my
      Post probably made it appear I was agreeing with all those other aspects. I was really agreeing with both that it was not a good loss. Keep writing. You guys do a great job!

    3. Smyrna_Cat

      Geez Jack, chill a bit. Are do we have to agree with every word you write? I don’t disagree with most of what you wrote. I disagree with you starting off with “The Wildcats had the same number of assists (14), had more steals (7-2), fewer turnovers (11-17), out-performed them from the free throw line (82.4 percent to 76.5 percent), and committed fewer personal fouls (15-16).” The comment about not over-reacting is directed to those who typically post “the sky is falling” after every loss. Read. You will see a much of those.

    4. BigolBlue

      Smyrna is a tool

    5. Robkycats54

      Where is Quade?? Aww I forgot he transferred because he wasn’t playing enough….. although he was our best shooter, clutch as well…. but this happens when consistently play Herro & he continues to miss but when Quade Miss 1 shot u get mad at him & yank him out the game, Calipari took all the confidence away from Nick Richards & Quade by not starting them like he did in the Bahamas SMH terrible….. But I believe in this Kentucky team we will be a well oil machine by tourney time

    6. BigolBlue

      Good point rob

    7. Cmart0907

      I agree 100%

    8. notFromhere

      A disappointing trend of Cal’s time here. Quick yank of the non-oneNdones, while the newbies get endless rope. Since March is all that matters, maybe we should tune in then.

      It’s just one game, but it looks a lot like a rerun. Don’t have football to distract us anymore…

    9. TBW3011

      Agree with this in general, but Quade didn’t need to play more. Poor example. He just wasn’t very good.

  2. shelby

    Did u just call Herro a “sharpshooter”?

    1. Smyrna_Cat

      I like Herro, but he is not consistent enough to be the guy taking that shoot. Other than UL he hasn’t shot well from 3. But all in all, it wasn’t a bad shot and it is nice to see they actually got a decent shot after how badly they dealt with the last 9 seconds of Seton Hall. Progress?

  3. SGD

    With the exception of Quickley today, we get no production from the bench. Richards and Montgomery are pathetic.

    1. Smyrna_Cat

      Montgomery only had 2 minutes. Richards not a lot more. Hard to be productive if you don’t play.

  4. No more excuses cal

    One step closer to the 10 loss season

    1. dcforuk

      2001 team was 1-3 and 3-5 and had 10 losses but was a two seed. Hope inspires endurance. Drink a cup of it!

    2. BigolBlue

      one step? You can bank on it 100%

  5. big cat

    Maybe we will get lucky one day and Cal will “bolt” to the NBA…honeymoon is over as far as I’m concerned.

  6. big cat

    In the Cal era we got his best coaching on the climb…now the train is on its way back down the other side.

  7. VirginiaCat

    Baker played 6 minutes and took no shots. Given that our 3-point shooting was abysmal, I think we should have invested a bit more time in Baker. If he is to be a factor at some point, he has to play in games. When we are shooting 28% from the 3-point range, what do we have to lose?

    1. Cmart0907

      He isn’t on an nba radar. So Cal won’t play him as much.

    2. notFromhere

      Makes you wonder VaCat

  8. runningunnin.454

    Kansas lost to an unranked team on the road…it happens.

    1. BigolBlue

      Knew someone was gonna use this as an excuse. You idiots always use other losses as excuses for cals mediocracy. It makes me sick

    2. runningunnin.454

      #5 Kansas and #6 Nevada were both blown out by unranked teams on the road, IT HAPPENS, DUMBA$$. At least we were in the game.

    3. BigolBlue

      You know what else happens? Teams win titles not named Kentucky. Villanova, Uconn, Carolina, Duke. This whole tournament is a crapshoot is garbage. Like Cals coaching lately

    4. henderblue

      We played bad, they played over their heads and we missed a game winner at the buzzer. And you wanna fire Cal…idiot.

    5. runningunnin.454

      “Titles not named Kentucky”? Seriously? Your modifier is dangling precariously over the abyss. Finish the 7th grade, and check back with us in a couple of years.
      No habla ingles.

    6. notFromhere

      Cal is not mediocre. Only a dbag idiot would say that….

  9. huck

    :-), but I’m sure we going to do what Cal says and, “Enjoy the process”…. woo hoo, except i kinda feel like big cat

  10. hohum

    Hate to say it but as good as Ashton Hagans is on the defensive end, he is a liability on offense. It’s 5 on 4 with him on offense because other teams know he’s not a threat from the outside and they can afford to double team which makes UK easy to defend with him in the game. Ashton will improve into a better offensive threat but he’s no Rondo; so until he becomes better on the offensive end I just feel when we need offense we need to split more of Hagans minutes between Quickly and Baker. Reid Travis was a no show today – he definitely had trouble with Alabama’s bigs who are long and athletic. Kenny Payne please get Montgomery and Richards on the fast track because we are going to need them as the season progresses.

  11. Luether

    All in all, very disappointing and underachieving…

  12. Kerosenerag

    Our senior transfer had a subpar game. Cats missed a bunch of shots they usually make. Bama shoots and makes shots way above their average. We lose the game by 2 points. If Herro makes that last shot it’s all a different story.
    Some of you people on this site post some completely stupid stuff. OMG…fire Cal,the team sucks,gonna lose 10 games in conference, it’s all over….etc,etc,etc.
    You all need to take chill pill. You have no idea how the rest of this season will turn out. If it was left up to you Einsteins they might as well quit now. It’s a darn good thing y’all ain’t the coach or around these young men personally or we wouldn’t get any players here at all.
    Sure it’s not the way any of us fans wanted it to go… that’s the game of basketball. Ups and downs.
    Go back to practice,lace ’em up and try to get better. That’s what this team will do. I believe they will get there! GO CATS!

    1. henderblue

      A man with a brain. Summed up very nicely Kerosene…

    2. BigolBlue

      Yeah hey kerosene. The point is at a program like UK you should contend for titles. We dont. Most years we struggle besides a few good ones. Look at the actual top programs. They dont have consistent 10+ loss seasons and consistent high seeds. Uk is struggling to maintain a top 5 program status imo and shouldnt be accepted.

    3. notFromhere

      Well said. Bring the light, kerosenerag!

  13. Cmart0907

    When it comes to Xs and Os cal is Mediocre at best. He has about 3 set plays. That’s it. Dribble drives, dump into post , kick out to the 3. Wash rinse and repeat.

    1. 8 god

      there aren’t that many things you can do on a basketball court, dude

    2. notFromhere

      Thinkin the same thing, Cmart

  14. sincitycat

    Wait till football!

    1. j.b.lee

      Our young guys were not given the leadership they needed by the veterans. PJ Washington played like he was too cool for school instead of playing all out with passion and pride. If he gets 20 and 10 we win this game on the road. Need more fire from PJ. Others will feed off his example. He must think he already has a first round pick in the draft locked up. I don’t think so at this point. Hope he elevates his game and we can be a much better team especially in big road games.

  15. notFromhere

    When DOES spring football start!?

  16. notFromhere

    Wait, Doug shows was awficialating this one. No wonder we lost

  17. katmandue2you

    What a bunch of unknowledgable idiots. Doug Shows had nothing to do with us losing. BigolBlue…shit from apple butter?…pretty positive you’re clueless of the difference. Amazed many of you even follow sport cause you sure know very little about it.

  18. The Big Lebowski

    You have to pretend that this didn’t happen or Coach Cal will call you a bandwagon fan.


  19. makeitstop

    Jack, you nailed it. I’d add this context: we missed 37 shots and got 6 rebounds off those misses. That’s atrocious. If you’re missing shots like we were, u may get outrebounded but u should get MORE not fewer offensive rebounds. The other thing is our 2 bigs were 0-5 from behind the arc… take that out and our shooting was about normal from deep but not enough attempts partly bc 5 of them were taken by our 2 guys who should’ve been under the bucket. It was a selfish, let-me-show-the scouts-I-can-shoot and lackluster performance by 2 guys who know better. Underscores how much we need EJ to develop to give us a big lineup option that can score, which we don’t have right now.

    1. jaws2

      Yeah, but Cal will get him a better shot in the draft if he can make them. That’s what’s important right?

  20. TBW3011

    Look up “crushing” and “abysmal”. I don’t think you know what they mean.

  21. kuhlkat

    Montgomery hasn’t shot the ball any better than Hagans,
    He is a huge disappointment