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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

21 responses to “Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament Team Sheet: Eight Games Left”

  1. No more excuses cal

    You can’t count seton hall remember cal said to pretend we didn’t lose that game

    1. bigbluebanana

      First of all, you don’t get to say “we” as much as you shlt on our coach and team. Secondly, context and nuance are key when you’re trying to quote someone. What Cal said was that he told his team to pretend like it didn’t happen, which is advice often given to people, or teams that face adversity. It’s a coping sentiment so folks don’t dwell on negative things. It’d be one thing if you were just an obvious troll, but you’re not. You’re an embarrassment to our fan base because you really believe the crap you spew. Go find another team that wins the championship every single year. Go jump in their bandwagon because I assure you we will save no room for you on ours. Whether UK goes out in the first round, or win it all, most of us love our Cats…you’re just a miserable person with the intelligence level of toe jam.

    2. henderblue

      Go bigbluebanana..

    3. runningunnin.454

      Well said, BBbanana!

    4. 4everUKblue

      Banana, no more excuses is nothing more than a troll, probably BigolSlaterMedic’s new username or his daddy.

    5. 4everUKblue

      To be fair no more excuses makes less sense with every post.

    6. catsarerunnin

      That’s because he’s Slater. Nuff said.

  2. No more excuses cal

    Come selection Sunday he regret scheduling that game in the garden that’s the lose that’s killing the resume but hey it New York we players first June all that matters anyway

    1. henderblue

      I don’t know what the hell you just said..but I do know it doesn’t mean shi+

    2. runningunnin.454

      Go henderblue. No more excuses wants to buy some periods, commas, and semi-colons.

    3. 4everUKblue

      No more excuses obviously attended those fake UNC classes no one else attended, he’s obviously been dumbed down.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      He wants to buy some syntax and coherent thoughts.

    5. Kentuckybbnfan01

      Yep we have no good wins we should quit no let’s go play in the nit that sounds right get outta here what a no life

  3. Ridge Runner

    Great perspective to keep in front of us, Ms T. We control our destiny big time.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Time to unleash that big time nasty D on them.

  4. Biglaw Dawgin'

    Great article. Seton Hall should be a Q1 loss since they are top 50 RPI, and SH could still jump up there in their NET rankings if they win some of the huge games coming up (which they’re predicted to do). But with two games against the Vols, our destiny as a #1 seed is in our hands anyway.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I like the screen name!

  5. michaelb

    I love these break downs , thank you for the info . This is a big week for uk basketball. I think we got it – we’ve been improving a lot & I don’t think we’re even close to peaking yet .

  6. RAGE

    I have a question about this… I do understand the NET rankings and the Q wins… But I am just curious if this is what the NCAA is looking at to seed the teams then how is Gonzaga ranked in the top 4 teams??? I mean they can’t have very many Q1 wins in their conference and I understand that ain’t there fault cause they are in a weak conference and not in the conferences that give teams many chances to get quality wins… But still how are they getting this much respect when other mid majors such as Houston isn’t getting that kind of respect… Don’t get me wrong I hope we get far away from Gonzaga in the tournament cause the way they shoot the basketball and their size would be a tough matchup for us… So I hope we can only play them in the championship… Also don’t get me wrong I don’t know what their resume looks like exactly but I am a college basketball fan and watch everybody play not just our Cats… So I know their schedule mostly… But can someone explain this to me??? Also if we win both games this week and our only loss in the regular season is to Tennessee in Knoxville… which is a possibility do you guys think we have a chance of a 1 seed

    1. Biglaw Dawgin'

      Pretty good point here. Gonzaga is 3-2 in Q1, and 14 of their 23 wins are against Q3&4. It seems like the main factor here is not really Q1 wins, but avoiding losses in Q2-4, which Tyler alluded to was very important. Kentucky is 7-2 in Q1 vs. Gonzaga’s 3-2. However, Gonzaga has no losses in Q2-4 and UK has 1.

      It seems that avoiding losses in Q2-4 may be the most important factor of them all. UK and Gonzaga have very similar resumes except UK has 4 more Q1 wins than Gonzaga, but 1 more Q2 loss. It appears our single Q2 loss hurt us more than 4 additional Q1 wins helped us. Only thing I can figure is that their win over #1 Duke (at around the same time as our bad loss to them) is propelling them.

  7. Luether

    Good post, Mrs TT…