Well, I wish I had some good news to share, but unfortunately, the hits keep coming. According to ye olde Matt Jones, Teddy Valentine is working tonight’s game. We are not ones to comment on officiating here at KSR, but…groan.
Kentucky is 16-5 in games called by TV Teddy in the John Calipari era. Valentine most recently drew the ire of the Big Blue Nation during last year’s game at Missouri when he called a technical on Cal for arguing after a bad call on Wenyen Gabriel. A month before that, Valentine was partly responsible for a 52-foul slugfest at Mississippi State. You name it, Valentine’s probably called a foul on it.
With Sacha Killeya-Jones out, Kentucky needs to avoid foul trouble more than ever. Unfortunately, TV Teddy’s not going to help them out with that.