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Five Things Kentucky Fans want to see vs. Arkansas


1. Diallo’s Resurgence

The long-awaited return of Diallo will happen when we least expect it, OR it could happen against a team that suits his playing style, like Arkansas.  The Razorbacks love to play fast in transition, as does Diallo.  The Razorbacks will play extremely physical, as does Diallo.

The slumping shooting guard does not need to make a ton of shots to play a significant role against Arkansas.  If Diallo hits just one shot to get his confidence back, his length on defense can create game-changing turnovers that turns into Kentucky offense.

2. No Knox Disappearing Act

There was a 40-minute stretch between the Alabama and Auburn games that Knox did not score a point.  That just can’t happen.  Even if his shot isn’t falling, Knox must remain aggressive.

3. Consistent Quade

Quade Green was probably the most important player on the court against Alabama.  When the ball was in his hands, the offense had a flow fans had not seen in weeks.  He made open shots (5-6), found open teammates (4 assists, including a late dagger) and had zero turnovers.  For Kentucky to continue to improve late in the season, Quade needs to be a consistent presence on the court.

4. Made Layups

Kentucky missed approximately 43 layups against Alabama.  They only got 20 second chance points out of 20 offensive rebounds.  Kentucky is one of the 25 best offensive rebounding teams in the country, while Arkansas is in the bottom 100 in defensive rebounding percentage.  Jarred Vanderbilt, P.J. Washington and Nick Richards need to turn easy second chance opportunities into points to get a crucial quadrant one win in SEC play.

5. A Kentucky Win

There’s no team more fun to beat in the SEC than Bud Walton’s Woo Pig choir. Go Cats.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

24 responses to “Five Things Kentucky Fans want to see vs. Arkansas”

  1. chris43

    The main thing that I want to see is 110% effort for 40 minutes and heart! If they play like they have the past two games we’ll come out with a win tonight. Need Knox to hit some shots. In all honesty don’t really care about Diallo as I think we’re a better team when he’s on the bench.

  2. bosch8184

    1/ Hami on the bench

    2/ An out of bounds play

    3/ Halftime adjustments

    4/A non cluster-you-know-what end of game possession

    5/ Ball movement

    1. KYJelly

      I like how you’ve taken every critical thing you’ve read and developed a top 5 pretending they’re all original opinions based off what you have seen. You’re a negative fan, we don’t want you

    2. 4everUKblue

      I agree with KYJelly. Go away and find a team you can appreciate.

    3. bosch8184

      Unfortunately, you’re mouth breathing fan boy act doesn’t make any of my 5 any less true or problematic.

    4. 4everUKblue

      Actually you have no clue what you’re talking about, if you did maybe you’d be coaching at an elite program like UK. But you’re not. Are you?

    5. bosch8184

      The tape doesn’t line, and fortunately in 2018 all of the tapes are on Youtube.

    6. bosch8184

      0-11. Same shit as always.

    7. bosch8184

      8-17 when Hami goes out with 2 fouls….

    8. bosch8184

      20-20. 12-3 in the 3 minutes since Hami went out.

    9. bosch8184

      Hami back in 20-20. 9:47 on the clock.

  3. BradCalthegoat

    Stand up BBN! We have a chance tonight to beat a great team in Arkansas! According to Eazy7

    1. 4everUKblue

      Go back to dUKe. You make dUKe fans look bad just like some of our negative fans do us.

    2. BradCalthegoat

      Coming from you clowns? You all have more post about Louisville on here then yourselves! Your fan base should worry more about your dental plans and not dating your cousins instead of worrying about another program.

    3. 4everUKblue

      You’re the real clown, trolling a fansite you’re not even a fan of. Pathetic really. And now that we know how you really swing you look even more pathetic.

    4. BradCalthegoat

      Dude stfu please lol. Your posting shit about Louisville when you should be posting about this ass whooping an average Arkansas team is about to give you!

    5. 4everUKblue

      And look into some grammar lesson, maybe you can learn the english language, or did you attend some of those fake UNCheat classes?

    6. BradCalthegoat

      It’s a post. I didn’t know this was English 102. Do you have all your teeth?

  4. katmark

    I wish someone else did the radio pregame if you don’t agree with Dave and Rex you don’t know anything. Selfish is selfish look up definition!

    1. 4everUKblue

      Well Rex was a successful basketball player in college and the pros, so I’m guessing he knows more than most of us.

  5. DelrayCat

    I think the KSR staff is severely jaded due to their status as UK’s resident fan-boys. I’m sure they get so much grief from the Louisville fanbase that their clear hatred for all things Cardinal skew their perception of reality. I think a strong, and mostly silent, majority of UK fans are sympathetic to the plight of their biggest rival. Perhaps there is a little bit of latent glee in rooting against thy neighbor, but overall I think most are just sad that our rivalry will be so severely diminished moving forward. Also, I think many over the age of 40 still hold a strong sense of sympathy for Rick Pitino since he clearly took UK to another back in the 90s. Older out-of-state Cat Fans are especially sad over these unfortunate events…especially since nothing happened to the cheaters in North Carolina.

    1. BBNDan7

      No the majority are not sad for Louisville

  6. T-wah

    4 out of 5 ain’t bad. To me, this is one of the biggest wins of the year. Super-impressed by the toughness that was displayed by the lineup of Knox, SGA, Green, Vando, and PJ. That’s got to be the lineup moving forward. No questions asked – we win or lose with that group.

  7. Lip Man 1

    Diallo seems to me to be a lost cause right now. The kid’s head is not in the game.