By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©January 10th, 2017 @ 7:54pm
Posted in Basketball, Main | 9 Responses
No, that’s not a typo; 23 fouls called in the first half. In case you’re curious, tonight’s refs are Olandis Poole, Joe Lindsay, and Ron Groover. They’re not doing a good job.
This nonsense of the officials targeting UK guards needs to stop. From the very beginning they have let Vandy’s player clear out and calling our guards for being on the floor. Enough already.
They wouldn’t have the gondolas to call a game like that in Rupp.
7 out of first 8 fouls on UK and two guards on the bench….that’s how you beat UK.
New drinking game…take a drink when the announcer says…”And the foul is on Kentucky”.
I don’t want alcohol poisoning and would like to be conscious for the end of the game.
The foul calls have kind of evened up but the fact remains that they totally took UK out of our strength. Ultimately their goofy games will just make UK stronger. Finding yet another way to win. Now how do they like it when we go inside, inside inside and draw a boatload of fouls on the Vandy bigs.
One other thing. Mussberger sucks. He couldn’t sound more like the Vandy arena announcer if he tried. Totally excited every time Vandy scores and total monotone when UK scores.
Agree, how do you pick up 23 fouls when the opponent is jacking up a bunch of three’s? At least we were driving to the rim to pick up the fouls inside.
I guess Mussberger’s job is to make it interesting, and it was obvious from the get-go, he didn’t want a blow out……but I just muted the sound, and I didn’t have to listen to him.
Here is a “trick” SEC officials like to use against UK. They know that if the number of fouls against UK is double that against their opponent it might raise a few eyebrows. (Although it didn’t bother them much when I was in school low these many years ago – UK regularly had double the fouls called on them.) If a Kentucky player is moving to the basket and clearly about to score, the ref will call a foul on the floor on the defense. In some cases, the foul seems to be against a ghost. They wave off the basket and if the Cats are not in the bonus, take the ball out – giving the defense a chance to reset. Next game, watch how many fouls called against the Cats opponent are called “on the floor”
Now don’t go giving away all their tricks….I especially like the theatrics when they’re waving off the bucket.