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Closing the book on the last NIT game in the John Calipari era and the 2012-13 season


That, my friends, is what happens when a team that wants to win more than anything in the world hosts a team that simply isn’t very good. Sure, the programs’ track records and the NIT seedings say it’s an upset, but in reality, it wasn’t. Kentucky struggled all season in road environments and found itself in the biggest game in Robert Morris’ history — the first ever postseason game in Moon, Pennsylvania against the defending NCAA champions. It was the Super Bowl of all the “Super Bowls” and Kentucky went down, 59-57, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicates.

Although it’s incredibly disappointing, a Kentucky loss shouldn’t be a surprise at all, really. Anyone expecting something other than what we saw Tuesday night should look back to Kentucky’s last five games away from Rupp Arena:

Florida 69, Kentucky 52
Tennessee 88, Kentucky 58
Arkansas 73, Kentucky 60
Georgia 62, Kentucky 52
Vanderbilt 62, Kentucky 48

Why were we to believe Tuesday night would be any different?

Robert Morris isn’t an SEC school, I know, but you’ll have trouble convincing me Robert Morris is any worse than Georgia, Vanderbilt, and maybe Arkansas. Kentucky needed to win any of those three SEC games to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament and the Cats lost by double-digits in all three. If they weren’t motivated then, they certainly weren’t coming out fired up in front of 3,000 people in the NIT tournament.  And they didn’t.

Let’s face it… It’s a loss we never thought we’d see in the John Calipari era and we just saw it. The University of Kentucky Wildcats lost a first round game in the NIT tournament. Now it’s time to put it behind us.


 There isn’t a whole lot to say about the basketball played Tuesday night. Everyone underachieved and underperformed; everyone, except Jarrod Polson. If not for the kid from Wilmore, the Wildcats don’t battle back for a look at a game-winner on the final possession and this game is likely a rout. Polson is the only player who showed any heart on every possession and he was rewarded with playing time for his tenacity and effort. Take a seat, Ryan Harrow.

Unfortunately, it takes more than six-foot-two, walk-on Jarrod Polson to win a basketball game. He played at the level Robert Morris was playing right out of the gate, but he was the only one in white/blue trim with any will to win.

You know it’s bad when you hear Jimmy Dykes say, “Jarrod Polson continues to be the guy holding Kentucky in this game.” At Robert Morris. In the NIT.

That’s what we just watched, folks.

  I guess Archie Goodwin deserves some love, too.  Goodwin scored a game-high 18 points with seven rebounds and a perfect 8-for-8 from the line. He, too, wanted it bad, but sometimes Archie Goodwin wanting it bad leads to Archie Goodwin moments with the basketball. Still, a valiant effort from him and Polson. Archie will be scary good once he figures it all out.

 Remember that Karvel Anderson guy? He’s Robert Morris’ leading scorer on the year. Yeah, him.  He scored two points in the win. Kentucky lost to Robert Morris with two points from its leading scorer. The Colonials didn’t even need an Elston Turner-like performance to get the win. It just took a balanced, hungry attack for 40 minutes.

 After the game, John Calipari called the disappointing season a humbling experience. “You think you’re supposed to win 30 (games) a year,” he said. “All the sudden this hits you, and it’s humbling.”

Coach Cal’s teams averaged 31 wins per season over the last seven years, prior to this season. This year’s Wildcats finished with 21 wins, his lowest total in over a decade.

“The program almost got hijacked,” he said.

 Depth was a problem for the 2012-13 Cats, but it won’t be a problem at all in 2013-14. Calipari said he may have three teams, fifteen guys, next season. The talent will be a lot deeper, too.

“We are going to be unbelievably competitive at every position,” he said of next fall.

That means no more pulling guys off the street — that really happened (Lanter) — to fill a spot so they can hold 5-on-5 scrimmages. It’ll be at least ten guys working to earn playing time in every practice.

 If the 2013-14 season were to start right now, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin, Willie Cauley-Stein and Ryan Harrow would all be back for another season in Lexington. All four guys were asked about their basketball futures and all said they would likely be back, for now.

Here’s a recap of what each player said after the game:

Ryan Harrow:

“I can’t go anywhere, so I’ll be here next year.”

“I just gotta get back to Kentucky and start working immediately.”

Alex Poythress:

“I’m not ready.”

“We’ll get it right next year.”

Archie Goodwin:

“If any of us were saying we should leave, we’d all be delusional. None of us need to leave.”

“Next year we have a strong group coming in… We’re all going to continue to get better.”

“(Lamb and Jones) came back and got a championship out of it, hopefully we can do the same.”

Willie Cauley-Stein:

“It depends what my situation is. I want to win a national championship. I want to win a ring before I leave college.”

“If it comes down to, and my family needs me, I’ll go. But if not, I’ll stay and get a couple more years of education and develop.”

“I’m not letting this happen next year. The mentality is gonna be different all from the get-go.”

A quick, uneducated interpretation from the quotes suggest Willie Cauley-Stein is the most likely of the group to leave, while Poythress and Goodwin are seriously considering a return. Harrow sounds like a return is his only choice.

We’ll have plenty of time to discuss their options in depth over the next few weeks.

 One of the players who could potentially be competing in UK practices next season is set to announce his decision on Wednesday. Julius Randle, the No. 1 power forward in the 2013 class, will pick between Kentucky and Kansas on an ESPNU TV special Wednesday afternoon.

We’re pretty confident Randle will commit to the Wildcats, but the folks over on the Kansas websites are feeling the same way about the Jayhawks. The most telling sign, to me at least, is Jason Jordan on the radio show Tuesday morning sticking with his pick for Kentucky. Jordan is the closest to the Randle situation and he almost has to know what the decision is by now. I can’t imagine him going on the air and guessing Kentucky if it’s going to be Kansas. That, plus everything we’ve been hearing since Randle’s visit in September, has me believing it will be the Cats.

We’ll be covering the Randle decision Wednesday afternoon with a running diary of the recruiting special beginning a little before 1:00 p.m.  Join us as we get ready for his announcement, which could almost guarantee a preseason No. 1 ranking if he picks up the Kentucky hat.

  In closing, I’ll ask everyone in Big Blue Nation to say a little prayer for college basketball next season.  The 2013-14 Revenge Tour kicks off in November and it’s going to be a bloodbath.

Enjoy Kentucky basketball’s misery while it lasts, America. It won’t last long.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

247 Comments for Closing the book on the last NIT game in the John Calipari era and the 2012-13 season

  1. Syrin
    11:43 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    You’re wrong. Archie played with heart on both ends of the ball. Yeah he was out of control some times, but he played hard, so go F yourself.

  2. Chiefed Cat
    11:43 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Today and tomorrow has to be one of the best two day periods for the site as far as # of visits. Good for y’all.
    Go Cats!

  3. Troy
    11:46 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    What happened to Andrew Wiggins?

  4. Archie Goodwin
    11:46 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    I played my heart out tonight…

  5. Liberal socialist
    11:47 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Blame this on George bush! That should help you get more traffic to the site.

  6. Billy Clyde
    11:48 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Johnny C needs some more of my left overs to win the big one…

  7. Zac
    11:49 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow’s only choice really is to stay another year here because he already transferred and had to use a RS to save a year of eligibility. If he transfers again, he couldn’t use that RS again, that is unless Calipari allowed him out without penalizing him which I could see Calipari doing because he doesn’t like to punish players like that if they don’t think they can play here. Regardless it’ll be interesting to see what happens from here on out.

  8. Mark Stoops
    11:50 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Are you ready for some football!!!!!

  9. Amberbock
    11:50 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously..? Snubbing Archie like that? He worked his tail off, even if a bit overzealously from time to time.

  10. Unconditional Cats Fan
    11:50 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    I really think the whole revenge theme could work well next season. If we pick up randle, maybe wiggins, we could become the most feared, dominating team in college basketball. Sometimes playing with a chip on your shoulder and showing no mercy is what a team needs to do to redeem itself.

  11. jumpman78
    11:51 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Goodwin gave maximum effort tonight and played hard. But you have hated on Goodwin all year long, so i shouldn’t expect any different from you tonight. Sure Goodwin can be out of control but he TRIES and will be great before he leaves.

  12. don
    11:51 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    never saw cs play so bad on the defensive end tonight. looked like he ran away from defending the basket. too many easy baskets.

    notice that when cal took his tie off, things started going downhill. let things get too casual. wear the tie, need to be more business like and serious

  13. bluey
    11:52 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Holy Sh!t these guys are coming back. Get your digs in now UL trolls, Just remember an azz

    whippin like we’ve never seen before is right around the corner.

  14. bubbashine
    11:53 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    I have no problem with the way Archie played as the season wore down. The kid busted his tail tonight. That’s what the team and fans needed. I would love to have Archie on next year’s team.

  15. Rixter
    11:54 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    I have a sure fire way to turn WCS into a 75% free throw shooter:

    Have him shoot free throws 6″ behind the line. That’s it. pretty simple, huh? 99% of his misses were back-rim misses, 6″ too long. Agreed?

  16. Lance
    11:54 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    These guys are coming back? That’s the worst thing I’ve seen all day. They all need to take that garbage they call basketball and go the f on somewhere. I’m already done with next season to if these shi::y a$$ players come back.

  17. Songscribe
    11:55 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    In the great tradition of memorable Kentucky basketball teams, it’s time to christen the 2013 squad with a name. I’m thinking The Fiddlin’ Around Five or perhaps The Unremarkables.

  18. Dr. Funke
    11:56 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Why does it matter if this was RMU’s supperbowl? They did not even play well, we turned the ball over too much and missed a bunch of layups, thats why we got beat. RMU was the better team but its not because they played out of their minds or anything. I wish you guys at KSR would stop making excuses for this team after every loss.

  19. worthythorn
    11:56 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Last NIT game or most recent NIT game?

  20. jumpman78
    11:57 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    17. delusional fans like you are why trolls get on sites and make fun of UK . really, already done with next season, huh? good, one less idiot UK ”fan”.

  21. Culver
    11:57 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    12) Goodwin has no basketball I.Q. at all, and he to is all about his own stats/shots. He’s deserved every bit of criticism he’s received from KSR and all the fans as well. And that’s the truth!

  22. Culver
    11:57 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Mean’t 11)

  23. Hey
    11:59 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    16. You are ignorant. Would you prefer to see Kyle or Hood coming in as the first sub or would you prefer Goodwin?

    We can not be a contender if Hood and Polson are getting any serious clock.

  24. Troy
    11:59 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    16, 17 and 21 – you all can go f yourselves in one giant IU shaped circle J. We don’t need f tards like you calling yourselves fans.

  25. Leave them kids alone
    12:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Cal has to accept full responsibility for the many failures of this season. He didn’t lead them and teach them to play as a TEAM. It is a cop out to blame the player’s effort.

    We will certainly be better next year, and it probably helps that Cal feels humbled. He is hopefully learning that he can’t just berate his players all the time. They were already beat down before this game began. Perhaps some positive motivation is one lesson Cal will implement.

  26. Paul Schmidt
    12:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I just wanted to say that I am Marc Maggard’s bitch and everyone on RR knows it.

  27. bubbashine
    12:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The majority of Archie’s problem driving is he’s the only player that DOES. Teams put their focus one stopping ONE driving player. That won’t be the case next year. 7 months til madness bitches.

  28. Lance You So Cray Cray
    12:01 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lance. Number 16. Dude. What is wrong with you? Did they suck tonight? Yes. Did Terrance Jones suck most of his freshman year? Yes. Would we have won #8 without T. Jones last year? No. And we will not win #9 without at least two of these guys coming back. They were freshmen tonight, and all year. But guess what? They won’t be freshmen next year!

  29. Hartline
    12:02 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin got a ton of grief this year from everyone, including me. I do have to say though that he was one of the few players on this team that actually got better as the year went on. Was really good? No, not at all. But he definitely progressed and has me excited for him coming back.

  30. Multiple burger boys
    12:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Regardless, we should be one of the most feared, dominating teams next year without picking up Randle or Wiggins….. Assuming next year’s new recruits are able to live up to their hype. We’d be comparable to last year’s team if we keep some of this year’s players around– their experience would be invaluable.

  31. rixter
    12:05 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    “Enjoy Kentucky basketball’s misery while it lasts, America. It won’t last long”

    I love that line

  32. G
    12:06 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is the “there is always next year” attitude supposed to make anybody feel any better about this. Maybe you should just hire Cal as a recruiter and hire somebody else to actually coach.

  33. jengler13
    12:08 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    STOP>>>>>> These are just kids.. They ae going to get better and with the team coming in next yr they are going to be crazy good.. Maybe number 9… Maybe.. But stop hating on this yrs team.. Ill lace it up with all the haters and play one-on-one and beat everyone of you for hating on these youngmen that wear the blue and white and maybe not be what you want them to be. Witch is someone you could have never been to start with. Be with the BBN or leave…

  34. Leave them kids alone
    12:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    All of our players have heart. They didn’t always give maximum effort or take advantage of their talent, but they are our family. Shame on any Kentucky fan that curses and condemns our players! You need to correctly affix the blame on the coach for squandering the opportunities. Face it- these young men were not ready to compete. That is on Cal.

  35. Dr. Funke
    12:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The best player on this team is by far archie, the second best player is harrow, when he wants to be. There is no way that UK is better off with these two guys leaving, they just need to learn some things about being competitors.

  36. Unconditional Cats Fan
    12:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not for getting rid of players, but if a player can’t compete in this system, they need to at least consider other options. And just because you are not labeled “freshman” doesn’t make you better. They have to put in the work over the off-season. I’d like to see everyone stay and have randle and either Gordon or Wiggins come along with current signees. I really hope Harrow and Poythress can get it together and be serious competitors and if the rest of the team can improve over the off-season, I think we have a great 13-14 to look forward to. Go CATS!!

  37. jengler13
    12:10 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I mean it…All the haters go to BEEDDDDD..

  38. SE Colorado Cats Fan
    12:10 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Watched from afar and didn’t post much this year…but I think Calipari’s decision to have a short bench really bit him in the ass this year. No competition in practice and the bench can really get you going sometimes. Hopefully Goodwin, AP and Stein stay because they could bring to UK what Jones, Miller and Lamb did in the championship year…real game experience.

  39. Eric K
    12:11 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    CAL won’t let this happen again, he is putting together the best class ever, just think he could still add RANDLE and WIGGINS! Add the right bunch of returning players to the mix, Holy shit….. All you Haters can SUCK IT! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!

  40. Cking9698
    12:11 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    4.) Yes what did happen to wiggins? I don’t think we can win a title without him next year.

    What happened to the dude coming on here saying that we had a great shot with wiggins?

    We need Wiggins!! I hope we get Randle. BUT WE NEED WIGGINS!!!

  41. cixelsyd
    12:12 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is it November yet?

  42. Cking9698
    12:12 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody got an update on WIGGINS????

  43. jengler13
    12:13 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    38 thanks they will and could see number 9 next season… I want the kids to come back and play.. But not get bashed by the BBN that never could play basketball or even coach a fifth grade team…Haters leave the BBN and never come back…

  44. Unconditional Cats Fan
    12:13 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    38, I’ve always been weary of Cal’s short bench strategy. I’m glad he has seemed to have learned his lesson.

  45. jengler13
    12:13 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    39 Dam right bro..

  46. jengler13
    12:14 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    43 NOT TO MUCH hope soon…

  47. Tennessee Wildcat
    12:15 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    That line by Drew should be the rally cry for next year. That is classic stuff, Drew. You said what I was thinking after the game. I bet you next years team has the big cahones, not marbles! Cant wait for the war to begin in October. Cal has some recruiting ammo, too, after this season. He will never let us get caught like this again, mark my word.

  48. cixelsyd
    12:18 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    UK will be an NBA team next year.

  49. Steve
    12:20 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    38. Cal went after every kid who was available after he lost Shabazz and Bennett. Lyons, Kashimi,
    Harrell, Oriaki, Wells, just to name a few. Cal knew he was in trouble after losing the big 2 but they made their minds up so late or didn’t get qualified till late that he had no choice.
    He damn sure won’t let it happen again, I’m sure no sane man has ever screamed more and not been committed to an insane hospital this year than Cal.

  50. Blue Jesus
    12:20 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It’s strange, this is the first loss this year where I wasn’t mad in any way afterwards. I almost hoped the final shot would be off the mark because it clearly meant so much more for Robert Morris. Also, for some reason I have this wave of excitement for next season that hasn’t been this strong for a while. I am so ready for November.

  51. jengler13
    12:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Next year is going to be awesome..

  52. jengler13
    12:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink


  53. Chris Matthews
    12:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It gives me chills up and down my leg!!

  54. jengler13
    12:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Really Ashley Judd just texted me that..

  55. UKBlue
    12:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This will never happen again !! This season is the fuel that will stoke the flame that burns inside Cal. Lord help every team & hater that stands in UK or Cal way !!

  56. robro
    12:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins said he wants to go somewhere where he will play with great players and have a chance to win a NC…Is that anywhere else?

  57. jengler13
    12:26 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Perfect season and championship fuels the fire…Next season EPIC>>>>>>

  58. The Truth
    12:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    18)I agree..who cares if it’s the Super Bowl for RMU, it’s no excuse not to go in and play well and beat this team. As for the incoming class, let’s get them on campus and see what happens. All this 40-0 BS needs to stop. If they are what they’re supposed to be then we should be fine. Just remember, we were preseason #3 this year and we see how that played out.Don’t get me wrong, I’m optimistic about turning this around but let’s not put a target on our back for a 2013-2014 team that won’t have 1 player that has played a single minute in a meaningful post season game. Go Cats!

  59. BigBlue92
    12:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Why do people ask questions like “what happened to Andrew Wiggins?”

    Do you read the site?

    Do you listen to the show?

    Recruiting is touched on all the time. If there happens to be some development, then something will be said or written about it. You stupid conservative rednecks!

  60. Chris Matthews
    12:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    55 That wasn’t Ashley, it was me

  61. jengler13
    12:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    57 No where but UK will that happen next yr… Its Kentucky or North Carolina. Why go there and watch ur dreams go down the drain…

  62. jengler13
    12:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    FUNNY 61

  63. Chris Matthews
    12:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    What does being conservative have to do with anything?

  64. C-A-T-S
    12:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m glad some of these kids might come back. Especially Goodwin. He gave 110% down the stretch, he’s just not MKG good yet. His handles and shooting are weak as of right now. One more year with Cal and this kid is going to be ridiculous. As for Harrow I don’t know what to say. I was so pumped about this kid and for this kid. He looked like a kid that didn’t have any confidence (or money) on the all access show and I felt terrible for him. I figured this kid would get everything he wanted when he got to go to the NBA, because he had to be good, real good, or cal would have recruited another PG. I’m not going to bash him, but leaving your team after a few games because things weren’t going his way and then coming back and pouting and being scared caused him to wreck the season by never being a general on the floor. I really hope he gets it together because I would like to see the kid that probably really needs the money and is humble (damn near scared) because of getting picked on about his voice to succeed at the highest level. I hope these cats start believing in themselves. To hell with what we think. We can’t play half as good as them. Hopefully they realize the opportunity they have been given and get their confidence up and work their tails off and come back 10X better next year. Kentucky will get them to the NBA, but hopefully BBN is like me wanting to see them succeed and their dreams come true. Adding next year’s players can’t hurt anything either. It’s only gonna make them better.

  65. jengler13
    12:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I want Nerlens back and play in the NCAA like his mother said… Randle Wiggins and KY bro Hawkins

  66. Unconditional Cats Fan
    12:32 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If randle and wiggins wanna go where they can win they should come to UK, with the current signees, and their commitments, UK will be stacked next season, at least on paper. Don’t want to over-hype them, then have a disappointing season.

  67. robro
    12:33 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe it wasn’t so much that Cal learned his lesson about short roster as it was injuries with reserves like Hood/Beckham over past years, guys going that shouldn’t have gone and having that effect our recruiting in what, most would agree with, was one of the weakest overall classes of kids in some years. But it may prove to have been a brilliant strategy based on the options he had…

  68. jengler13
    12:34 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    65 I second that…

  69. cixelsyd
    12:34 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nerlens and Randle= AWESOME!!!

  70. jengler13
    12:35 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yea Coach Cal always has a plan… In Cal and BBN we trust.

  71. jengler13
    12:37 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I dont care if we lose games or players to draft or to other teams in recruiting… Im a BBN fanitic… I love UK and that will never end PEROID… Love Kentucky…Always thru thick and thin… WE ARE KENTUCKY>>>

  72. Unconditional Cats Fan
    12:38 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    70, that would be the scariest, most dominating frontcourt in CBB. Noel as your ever-present intimidating shot blocker and Randle as the low post muscle that fight for rebounds and points.

  73. Cking9698
    12:39 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Big blue 92, you my friend can suck it! You liberal twit.
    There has been no updates or speculation on WIGGINS in a while, and if you can’t see that WIGGINS IS THE KEY TO NEXT YEAR, then you sir don’t understand a damn thing.

    Conservative Rednecks? Big words for a WAL-MART UK fan. Go listen to a lame indie record.

  74. CrimsonCee
    12:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I mean…a perfect season? Really? That’s so stupid, whoever writes/says/thinks it should be immediately rendered sterile. Dumb. Did you forget this team was ranked no.3 preseason? My God, you’re killing these kids with this horseshit. And they see it, believe me. Gotta be the dumbest shit I’ve ever read. Seriously, IU fans are gonna make fun of you hicks regardless – stop making it so easy…

  75. Eric K
    12:41 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #71 AMEN!! GO CATS!!

  76. BigBlueVein
    12:42 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins is going to FSU.

  77. jengler13
    12:42 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    YES that would be the best tandem in basketball… And the scary thing is it might happen. Be scared Be very SCARED

  78. Eric K
    12:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #74 just make sure you are on here when your loosiers choke….. SUCK IT!! GO CATS!!

  79. cixelsyd
    12:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    73 Why is Wiggins the “Key” to next year? We have plenty of scoring power coming in.

  80. Real talk
    12:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The problem with this team is that the player that tries to lead is trash. Julius mays sucks.
    But he gives it his all

  81. jengler13
    12:44 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    FSU NOOOOOOOOOO.. parents said he could go anywhere he wants… He wants to go to THE BIG BLUE… FINISHED OVER>>>

  82. SupCats
    12:44 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t understand some of fans here who says those players from this year’s team would not be welcome if they are coming back for a next year. Those are not true BBN fans and I will be 100% supporting for our players whether coming back for next year or leaving.

  83. Danny Mac
    12:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    All sorts of rumblings on the Wiggins front, but none of them are real predictions. I’ve heard two contradictory angles recently. First, that Wiggins will just Tweet or text(to a reporter) his decision and be very low key about everything. Second, that he will wait until after the McD AA and Jordan Brand games to decide. That would allow him to get a feel for the UK commits, both how they play and what their personalities are like.

    At this point in time, no one really knows what he is going to do, all we have are educated guesses (that FSU and UK still lead and UNC is a dark horse). Randle’s decision will not affect Wiggins, and most likely the returning players would have no effect either. They both are competitive and know how talented they are so they have no worries about playing time.

  84. jengler13
    12:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    79 He is not the Key… Yes we will have all the scoring power… But we want him and he wants UK.

  85. Cking9698
    12:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    76. I hope your wrong. Our chances to win it all are not as good without him.

  86. jengler13
    12:46 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    They both play different positions PF SF… No problem

  87. Eric K
    12:48 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We are going to be loaded!! GO CATS!!

  88. jengler13
    12:48 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think after seeing the players and Harrison twins play in both all stars game he will choose UK.. But I think its always been UK…Just a feeling…

  89. jengler13
    12:49 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    85 I think our chances are good but with him YESSSS unbelievable…

  90. cixelsyd
    12:50 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thats alot of talent on one team, if Randle and Wiggins commit. I hope egos stay in check.

  91. Cking9698
    12:50 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins is the best recruit since Carmelo Anthony, and it’s not even close.
    I think he could be one of the top ten recruits since lebron. So yes he is one damn big KEY!

    Thanks for you insights Danny Mac & jengler 13

  92. Unconditional Cats Fan
    12:51 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If next year’s team is selfless and team first oriented, and we get wiggins and randle. We could constantly keep fresh legs on the floor without compromising offensive and defensive efficiency. And that is the value if depth, but they just gotta be willing to sacrifice PT. Go CATS!!

  93. Eric K
    12:51 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Bunch of STONE COLD KILLERS!! I can’t wait! GO CATS!!

  94. jengler13
    12:52 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Why would you not want to play for UK coach Cal( haters stop…now.. One season doesent hurt only makes u better…stronger) Life always sends a message…BELIEVE… GO BIG BLUE ALWAYS

  95. The Truth
    12:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    IF we do get Wiggins then all the IU and U of L fans can go ahead and bash Cal for just “rolling the ball out” because in most games that’s all we will have to do. If the team jells with him on the team…DAMN…I’m getting scared just typing this…

  96. Cking9698
    12:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins owned Randle at the Peach Jam. He owned Shabazz in Portland last year.
    He is a Davis Level Player!

  97. cixelsyd
    12:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I thought the team wins games, not one “KEY” player.

  98. Eric K
    12:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Harrison,Harrison,Wiggins,Randle,WCS… How is that for a starting five…? GO CATS!!

  99. Paul
    12:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    In some strange way, this season might be EXACTLY what next year’s team needs to win it all. Sounds nuts, but revenge and redemption will be major themes for next year’s team to follow and they will all want to prove that this was just a fluke.

    As for Calipari, he strikes me as the type of competitor that you don’t want to mess with. He has been embarrassed and humiliated for this sad excuse of a season, which I think will lead to him coming back better than ever. If we thought he was motivated and driven before… I don’t think we’ve seen anything yet. He is going to get himself and the coaching staff ready to dominate everything that stands in their path next year.

    It’s going to be ridiculous. Add to that revenge for guys like Archie, Alex and WCS who want to rewrite their legacies at UK; and redemption for the incoming freshmen who want to restore the UK brand that they committed to back to its rightful place. Then throw in some intense competition at each position and that is a recipe for one helluva basketball team.

  100. jengler13
    12:54 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins is big and I think we will sigh him and be counting the days till BB Madness.

  101. jengler13
    12:56 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    99 just what jones and lamb said…

  102. Eric K
    12:57 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    How many days till BBM? Can’t wait! GO CATS!

  103. Buckets
    12:58 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow can kick rocks. I’m sure he’s a nice kid and all, but he does not have what it takes to play at Kentucky. If he comes back, let him walk on. That’s the only way I’d want him on the team. He has earned nothing, not even a scholarship. Give it to Polson or Dominique Hawkins.

  104. jengler13
    1:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Im so excited about next yr its crazy…We are going to play like no other. Can u smell what Rupp is cookin…

  105. Cking9698
    1:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    97. We don’t win without Davis last year.

    If Cal pulls off Randle & Wiggins, the game will change to a level never seen on the recruiting front.
    Rarefied air would be an understatement. I don’t think people understand what Wiggins and Randle would mean….and adding it with 5 MCDONALD’S AMERICANS ALREADY SIGNED!!!!

    The second best thing to come out of the run last year was the fact that we had the top two picks and they both took the least shots.

    The ultimate pitch.

  106. jengler13
    1:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    204 days till BBM

  107. Eric K
    1:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Well BBN in about 12 hours things should start looking better with Mr. Randle joining the BBN FAMILY! WE ARE KENTUCKY!! All the haters can go suck on each other! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!

  108. Eric K
    1:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks 106

  109. jengler13
    1:06 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    All sign is Randle to UK… His friend was with him picking the shirt and hat out this weekend for tommorow… He said the disission was made in October… Wiggins parents are Fl State ties.. But has be given the choice to go where he wants.. Only other place is UNC.. Why go ther if he wants to go pro and di it with an NCAA championship…

  110. cixelsyd
    1:07 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    105 I agree, adding Wiggins would be awesome but if we dont I think we will be ok.

  111. Mark
    1:08 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I bet Ashley can poop icecream…….Go Cats!

  112. Ibescootch
    1:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    In the true spirit of hypotheticals, and just to make myself feel better about what I just watched- think about this scenario. Noel doesn’t progress as well as hoped in his recovery, so he decides to return. Cauley-Stein, Harrow, Poythress, Wiltjer, and Goodwin take a look in the Calipari mirror and realize they aren’t as good as they thought they’d be at this point- so they return. Angry after this season, and after some serious soul-searching, those underachieving 5 hit the weights and the gym every day, business-like, together, for the next 7 months, along with Noel, who needs to strengthen his thin frame to keep from being hurt again.

    We get Randle tomorrow, then Wiggins sees the clear bevy of talent and says, “I’m going to spend a year in college, I might as well play with/against the very best in the country, and win a NC”, and he commits next. Add in the current commitments, and you’ve got the most terrifying college team in recent memory. Maybe ever. That’s at least 13 (by my quick, ever-optimistic count) future NBA players. On one team, in the same year.

    I know it’s ludicrous, but if there was a mob mentality with the Wall, Cousins, etc. team to jump to leave UK, I’m hoping for a mob mentality towards UK. A guy can dream, right?

  113. jengler13
    1:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    107 Love it. Yea all the haters I have 2 words for ya….107 finish it off… come on u know this…

  114. jengler13
    1:12 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    ITS not a dream….Thats is going to happen….

  115. Jeremy
    1:13 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Willie, why did you throw your hands up when you threw the ball at the side of the backboard? Was it someone else’s fault?

  116. catcrawler
    1:29 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The future of UK basketball is very bright, no worries. Ready for November.

  117. Arms of Delk Legs of McCarty
    1:32 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I feel bad for Nerlens. He deserved better teammates than he got this year.

  118. jengler13
    1:34 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    117 Dont worry he will next yr at UK…

  119. jengler13
    1:35 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nerlens will be backkk…..

  120. Wildcatsteeler
    1:36 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Only one guy on this current roster that deserves to wear the jersay. Polson. I’m totally serious when I say tell the rest to move on in whatever way is best for them and leave your scholarship. They don’t deserve to wear the jersey. This was the straw that broke the camels back. Please all of you leave. I don’t want to see your loser, no-trying faces again for as long as I live. Please leave, you’re a born loser which most people in life are but you can’t wear that jersey and be that. Go away. I hope none of them come back.

  121. pUKe
    1:36 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Folks there’s a reason Calipari has only won 1 national title with all the talent he’s had .The guy is a terrible coach he practically needs an NBA roster just to win in the SEC (well he cant beat vandy of course) and news flash for Kentucky fans just because the team next season may be better doesnt mean they care anymore their just there because they know Calipari will get them the attention it takes to get them into the league.and stop bringing down teams like Georgia and Arkansas just because they beat you all at your game and thrashed you all in football that’s called being a sore loser and now sit back and watch Louisville represent Kentucky at RUPP like RUPP would have wanted it with 4 year players and show the country who the new team in the state is. Go Cards

  122. UofL
    1:39 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    BBN = big blue nightmare thanks Espn haha

  123. Wildcatsteeler
    1:41 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nothing you can do will override the total embarassment you are losers. Please, please, please leave. You’re a total disgrace to that jersey you wear and don’t deserve. Just go.

  124. Wildcatsteeler
    1:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @ 121 yea a Final 8 to a Final 4 to a Championship that beat two veteran teams to win it all. 2 of the top teams in the tourney now with the same team. Please go slit your ignorant throat and do the world a favor.

  125. Coach K
    1:46 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Cal is so dang stupid he needs double the talent everyone else has just to win 1 title the sad thing is a healthy UNC team last season probably would have taken that from him

  126. UofL
    1:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It’s ok BBN there’s always football season and the great Stoops hahahaha what a load he still had the worst class in the SEC

  127. pUKe
    1:59 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @wildcatsteeler ok? Now you can put 1st round NIT loss to that list but hey it’s okay you should be happy a team from Pittsburgh got in the postseason.

  128. Dee W
    2:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    In addition to Polson, Hood also played with some heart and got in their faces and didn’t let them have anything easy – he and Polson (and I would also say Goodwin) played like they weren’t intimidated and took it to them – Polson with the greatest success, but at least Hood didn’t act like he was scared. Our big men acted literally intimidated / shook up the whole time, especially at the start. When we came back from that initial deficit it was after Polson and Hood were added to the mix. We should have never fallen that far behind to begin with…that way the “catch up” runs would have been to pull clearly ahead.

    No way around it…very disappointing outcome. It was the NIT, but I would have still enjoyed getting to watch them continue to play. Some say we are glad this season is over so we don’t have to watch them lose like this again…however, had they won, we wouldn’t have seen a loss like that…

  129. Big blue
    2:33 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Polson and Hoods futures maybe in the mid south conference if some of these guys stay and with the guys coming in.

  130. Evan
    2:34 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t wait ’til Dumb Ville is in the ACC getting their asses handed to them. 13th best class in the SEC is still better than 1st in the big least.

  131. Mark
    2:35 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Franklin is the best and one of the most loyal Kentucky fans out there!!!! I’m fired up and this loss and this season will not get me down!!!! We will be back. There will be blood on the hands of the teams we play next year. GO BIG BLUE!!!! Come on down Julius.

  132. UofL
    2:38 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yo Evan are you really talking football smack right now? Beat Florida then maybe we can talk until then just bend over and take it. Go cards

  133. UofL
    2:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @ Mark how cute wanting revenge on a bunch football schools haha typical Kentucky basketball lol

  134. UofL
    2:41 am March 20, 2013 Permalink


  135. theSkinny81
    2:49 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The haters and trolls are gonna spew their BS, but karma can be a bitch.

    Remember Louisville, La Salle used to be a good school too, with one National Championship, one National Invitation Tournament Championship, and two Final Fours. Would hate to see the “University of Denny Crum’s Two Championships” fall to that level one day.

  136. UofL
    2:58 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @135 man what is this a history class? Because the Louisville I know is currently the number 1 overall seed of a tournament that your “beloved cats” couldn’t make and are forced to play in the second best arena in the state don’t worry cats will take care of it for you. Go cards

  137. Yo Yo
    2:59 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Let me give you an idea about 2013-14 season: 18 players…..
    3 point guards Andrew Harrison Ryan Harrow and Jarrod Polson*
    3 shooting guards Aaron Harrison Archie Goodwin Jon Hood*
    3 small forwards Andrew Wiggins James Young Alex Poythress
    3 power forwards Julius Randle Marcus Lee Kyle Wilter
    3 center Willie Cauley-Stein Dakari Johnson Derek Willis

    *walk ons (excluded were guards Brian Long Sam Malone and Tod Lanter)

    If Archie can bring up the ball when Andrew Harrison is resting and James Young and Alex both learn to play as the 2 guard when Andrew Wiggins is in at wing and that’s an undefeated season boys.

  138. Ha
    3:05 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow will transfer poythress will leave or transfer WCS will leave and wiggins is going to UNC

  139. theSkinny81
    3:10 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    136 – The UK I know is the reigning National Champs. One seeds? We’ve had that 11 times to your 2. Want some more history? 27 years since your last title. Damn, that SUCKS.

  140. UofL
    3:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah I’m pretty sure that team ditched the BBN for the NBA and the UK I currently know in the year 2013 just lost to a team that couldn’t even win the NEC conference tournament. Keep up with the history bud because that’s all you have on the cards. Can’t want to see up filled with a sea of red

  141. November 2012
    3:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    “We’re going to be SCARY come tournament time!” — BBN, November 2012.

    “The 2013-14 Revenge Tour kicks off in November and it’s going to be a bloodbath.” — Drew Franklin, March 2013.

    Have we learned NOTHING from this season? Don’t EVER expect greatness. It has to be earned. Putting this team up on a pedestal before the season started was part of the mistake.

    Sheesh. You guys are like a bunch of Goodwins. Just continue to barrel into traffic and hope to draw a charge.

  142. UofL
    3:22 am March 20, 2013 Permalink


  143. UofL
    3:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Goodwin his name should be Badloss

  144. NEWMAN
    3:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @140 It’s teams that don’t win that often claim “now is the time” and asks those of us, who have a legacy of winning, to “ignore the history books.”

    Yeah, you have a good team this year. Enjoy your season.

    But when all’s said and done, you compare the two schools and you tell me who’s better. Even a linebeard can figure that one out.

  145. UofL
    3:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Oh well who cares year around I rather be a UofL fan because we will be ranked in the top 10
    In that sport called football that Kentucky continues to suck at

  146. Duke Sucks
    3:50 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    145) At the end of the day we still have 8 how many do you have? Yes, UL is having a good season and UK sucked! Even with that being so we are considered the greatest program ever and UL will always be a also ran.
    Given that UK could have a super team in 7 months following last years championship UK is in great shape for years to come. UK isn’t a also ran like UL if our team isn’t good enough to compete for the title we might as well be in the NIT.
    It’s amazing how stupid UL fans can be. When after UK dominated one season and lost 95% of their production to the draft and you are trying to hate on our program for having a down year really. I think it’s got more to due with the fact that even the Tard fans see what’s in store for them next year and they know it’s this year or never for them.

  147. iucansuckabigblue....
    4:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Little brother trolling at 330 am…….. Karma is a ………….

    And 27 – 28 years is a really longggggggggggggggggggggggg time.

    Kentucky will be ok. We support our teams win or lose. Half your fanbase can’t name two of your players and most are at Wal-Mart during your games. I can’t wait till you get sent home. What will be your 27 th excuse for not winning another championship?? Hahah better start thinking

    Lil bro

  148. UofL
    4:07 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If we’re Lil Bros what do you call Robert Morris? I know most kentucky fans are inbred so that may get a little confusing

  149. Wildcatsteeler
    4:10 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @148 wasnt confusing last season when we knocked you out. And you ignorant, red-headed stepchild Hoosiers. You’ll never, ever know a season like that. Where you beat your two most hate rivals out of the tourney then go on to win it. Once in a lifetime experience you’ll never know. And you’ll fail this season also so. Sucks to be a ul fan.

  150. orcat
    4:13 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I see great talent next year, but who’s the leader?

  151. Wildcatsteeler
    4:15 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Guess what tomorrow is? Another blue chip commit.

  152. Wildcatsteeler
    4:17 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @150 The Harrison Twins. A real PG will lead us. And a brother that backs him completely.

  153. UofL
    4:18 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Talking about last season again…… I’m pretty sure we have beat you since then and no what’s better is winning at Rupp as the number 1 overall seed a few days after Kentucky lost to Robert Morris in the NIT #BBNit ha

  154. UofL
    4:22 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    LETS TALK FOOTBALL! Ha that’s what I thought

  155. iucansuckabigblue.....
    4:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Them 8 championships burn you lil brother fans up doesn’t it??? Hahahahaha

    Get your excuses ready. Big 28 coming up.

    And for the record. Kentucky has had maybe three bad loses in four years. Lil brother has four every year. And every year your turn coat fans are chripping about firing Pitino.

    Loseville = Cute lil program

  156. iucansuckabigblue.....
    4:26 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    10,220 days since your Nervous Pervert cut down the nets

    Loseville = irrelevant then, irrelevant now, irrelevant in the acc

    Go back to your basement fool

  157. UofL
    4:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Baylor…..Tennessee by 30…..Georgia…….Vandy…….Arkansas…… Alabama…… Robert Morris did you sleep through this season bro? Those are some bad losses for such a power house program

  158. UofL
    4:37 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    How exactly are we irrelevant now? And as for the ACC I’m excited it will really be nice to actually see a team from this state beat Duke

  159. One more drink!
    5:10 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Drew! Archie fought his butt off tonight and showed as much heart as anyone on the floor. I really like the way you ended your post! HELL YEAH!!! GO CATS!!!

  160. Bobbum man
    5:19 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve said It all year so one last time Julius mays is just terrible…. Can’t guard anyone, can’t make any shots for a “shooter” all he does is stand there Nd throw his arms up in the air every time something doesn’t go our way

  161. mikey
    5:20 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    You guess AG deserves some love? Guess? What an idiot and I’m not talking about Archie.

  162. Adolph Rupp
    5:32 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville fan your so full of sh*t. You can win it this year, and you ll still not be uk and we ll still not have as many bad loses in our history, and bbn still wont be the one always being second to another program. I mean atleast be a program that can argue. You have a lil success now but it will NEVER be the success bbn has had. And only reason you argue is to try to convince your self you have an argument. When we all know you dont. So shut up and quit making your selve look stupid. Whats bad is when half the people in louisville are kentucky fans.

  163. True Blue
    5:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve actually played against Wiggins and talk to him in person. He’s very soft spoken for someone with his publicity. Also, talked to coaches. Only reason Wiggins has looked at Kansas is cause financally since kansas is an Adidas sponsored school Nike will be after wiggins harder once he goes pro. So financially its whats best. North Carolina I think is the third school looking in. The battle is of course Kentucky and Florida State. Family, and the friend thats going to florida state are all about florida state. But ultimately from hints from coach, Kentucky is where Wiggins wants to go. Just trying to get the parents and everyone else to support the decison is the issue.

  164. UGA
    5:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wow if you all get randle and wiggins and a few guys stay I don’t see Kentucky even being down at halftime next season should go undefeated glad my Dawgs got you this season

  165. True Blue
    5:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Also with everyone saying he doesnt like the spot light. You dont have a list that goes Kentucky, Kansas, UNC, Florida State and not like the spot light. Florida State is just in it due to parents.

  166. UGA
    5:48 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve seen wiggins play in ATL at an AAU tournament he can flat out ball. Like I said if you all get him kentucky should not lose a game PERIOD

  167. UofL
    5:50 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Un real a UGA fan talking basketball? Psht and calipari will find away to lose

  168. Tell it how it is
    5:57 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Archie does play with heart. He became my favorite player by the end of the year. And is one of the only ones on this team i could see developing into a great player. He is a great athlete. He just needs to learn the game more and not rely on instinct alone. But with the emotion he shows playing im positive he can. Also I see Polythress being a good third year player. His body language reminds me of Darius Miller as a young player. This team really needed some bigger guards. Harrow and julius in back court together really kills you rebounding and on defense against teams with physical guards. Next year that wont be a problem. The only problem i see with next year is figuring out how to keep everyone happy with play time. I honestly wouldnt doubt Nerlens being back and Willie Cauley going pro.

  169. Tell it how it is
    6:05 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Cal isnt the best x and o coach no one at Kentucky that knows basketball believes that. BuT he is great at getting teams to play together and motivator. And has shown flashes of getting alot better at x and o. For example two years ago against Ohio State. He put Liggins on Aaron Craft. Days following up to that game commentators were debating if Liggins would guard Diebler or Bufford. But instead he put liggins on craft. To disrupt their offensive flow and so plays couldnt be ran to get either diebler or bufford open. And cal hasnt always had loaded teams. He made it to the championship game with Memphis. Not all them were big stars. Derrick Rose was the only top notch talent they had other than their Wing. So give Cal some credit.

  170. test
    6:47 am March 20, 2013 Permalink


  171. Matt Jones
    6:49 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    As long as Cal is the coach at Kentucky, we never have to worry about missing the NCAAT. Rick is finished. It is over for him. Rick will never have a better year at uofl as long as we have Cal. It’s over.

  172. Big Worm
    6:50 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Texas and Florida fans are on the Kansas boards offering their congrats on getting Randle.

  173. Coach Cal
    6:51 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We don’t move the needle, we are the needle. Teams don’t want to be us, they want to beat us.


  174. Jwmsix
    6:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Drew and ksr need to get off Goodwin back. Ksr was a one time UK blog that was fun that has turned into a business of f***offs trying to make money.

  175. jsh2001
    6:53 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Last night was definitely a dissappointment, but not surprising from a team that lacked toughness all season going into an evnvironment like that. I have to say though, being at that game was was actually a blast regardless of the outcome. Incredible to see the Cats in such a small venue and it had to be one of the best atmospheres of the season. Leaving the game with our season over by our standards long before tip, a small part of me felt happy for Robert Morris and their students who were having the time of their lives. We won a title last year, at noon today we become THE favorite to win it all next year, and while this season was a let down almost any result would have been after last year. We knew middway through the year that we weren’t very good, even with Noel, so let’s just hope these guys learned from it and with a true point gaurd next year and some guys who have been thru it already they will be unstoppable.

  176. jsh2001
    7:07 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Another point, I’m not too worried about Wiltjer because I know with his surrounding cast next year he will not have to work as hard for open shots. With that said where the hell was his swagger this year? Last year he had it throwing up the 3 goggles after every made 3, this year it just wasn’t there. I know it was a different team and they never really adopted the 3 goggles trend from last year, but this year even when he made a shot he never really seemed to have that same confidence.

  177. Ryan
    7:15 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    After watching my beloved cats this year (painfully mind you) in my humble opinion the only finger I am going to point is at our point guard – Ryan Harrow. Something is not right mentally with this kid. I saw flashes of brilliance with his game this year, but most of the time he was sitting on the bench watching Jarrod (walk-on) Polson take his minutes. I can’t wait to hear what was really going on behind the scenes. Also, I can understand Freshman like Archie and Alex struggling, but Ryan has zero excuses for his actions.

  178. Who
    7:17 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    173 – Get the quote right numbnuts…

  179. RealCatsFan
    7:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Geesh, looks like we had an all night trolling session going with the linebeards! Must have the second shift at Taco Bell. 🙂

    175, that game illustrates how awesome it would be if UK had a men’s game in Lexington that was set up to put the students right down on the floor and have the rest of the tickets general admission. I know – it wouldn’t be a money maker for UK and the season ticket holders would not be happy, but it could be a gift to the students and the hard core fans who don’t get a lot of chances to see the Cats. Think about what that atmosphere would be like!

  180. Randy
    7:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lmao at LOSERVILLE fans thinking they would beat Rob Morris, this was a tough road game that was a tougher environment than any big LEAST game! LOSERVILLE will lose its second round game and we will have the last laugh

  181. Go Cards
    7:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    UK fans make me laugh. When your winning its all about we’re the greatest tradition in college basketball, we have 8 titles, most wins in history but when u don’t its all about these kids suck, they don’t deserve to go to UK. Its a joke. How about u stop blaming the kids and start blaming your non-coaching recruiter on the sideline. He thought he was just going yo do what he’s done the last 4 years and that is roll the ball out there and let them play instead of coaching them and teaching them fundamentals. All of blue neck nation is so quick to blame the players but the truth is Cal’s non-coaching ability was exposed this year. Look at it this way, since the kids have nothing to do anymore they can always come on down to Rupp and watch the best team in America play. That way they can learn what fundamentals are. GO CARDS!!

  182. RealCatsFan
    7:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiltjer, like most of the team, lost his confidence as the season wore on. Kyle would do himself a huge favor if he found a workout buddy and spent the whole off season getting very familiar with the weights in the gym. The kid looks like he has never touched a weight in his life. He also needs to get someone to work with him on his lateral quickness and footwork. Lastly, develop a JUMP SHOT, not a set shot. The kid is 6’10. If he elevated even 15″ off the ground on his shots, he would rarely have to worry about getting his shot blocked. Pull out some old tapes of Rex Chapman and Jeff Shepherd. Two UK players who had text-book jump shots.

  183. RealCatsFan
    7:32 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    181 – So you are going to tell me that a kid playing college basketball should need to be taught fundamentals like blocking out, cutting off the passing lanes, getting back on defense, etc. sn’t that stuff they teach in middle school? If you don’t think Cal was trying to get them to do this, you are nuts. I’m not going to come out here and say that Cal is the best at developing talent or x’s and o’s, but I laugh when trolls try to claim that all he does is roll out the ball. Not any more so than Pitino rolled out the ball with that group of kids in 96. FWIW, even Pitino has had his down years while at UL. Two NIT’s since he took that job.

  184. Stan
    7:33 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    All the lurkers and haters, go ahead,take your shots. Rub it in. Gloat.Celebrate.Enjoy it while you can. NEXT YEAR OUR CATS WILL KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES!!!!!!!I LOVE THE CATS,ALWAYS HAVE,ALWAYS WILL.

  185. keith
    7:35 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Once again, we are the joke of the nation.

  186. bung
    7:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Zero fast break points

  187. Voice of reason
    7:41 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The reason we got caught with our pants down and stuck with Harrow isn’t bc of Shabazz; Cal said himself that they didn’t recruit a PG very hard bc everyone thought Teague would be back until he hit the tourney and went off, so then they were behind everyone else for the recruits.harrow was never the answer, only someone to step in in relief of a starting pg.

  188. Justin
    7:54 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Never say never. I bet Cal has another NIT in him. There will be another year where the talent doesn’t mesh or a weak recruiting class. I will never say never.

  189. Matt
    7:57 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I know I may be in the minority on this but I really like Archie. I would rather see misguided effort than wasted talent. He plays hard and when he finally starts letting the game come to him he could be great. If he puts in the work this offseason to improve his shot I could still see him winning a starting spot next year. It’s going to be a dogfight for those five spots.

  190. Al B. Frank
    7:59 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    25- I’m pretty sure Cal has been taking responsibility the entire time. We had a rough season. It happens.

  191. Joe Lunardi
    8:04 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a genius – I kept saying UK was 1st 4 out.

  192. Responsibility?
    8:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Cal should not have to take any further responsibility for this team. He has fallen on the sword for them all season long. They need to finally take responsibility for their lack of heart and effort. It is just a shame that some of these guys get the opportunity of a life time and just throw it away. There will be years like this, hopefully less than more, but I’m feeling good about next year and beyond. DO NOT RESUSITATE this Team.

  193. bung
    8:12 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    we hold a team to 59 points …and we lose?…no half court offense and we refuse to run…hood should have had more minutes…does anyone teach offensive plays or do they all recruit and teach defense?

  194. The Truth
    8:15 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    181) Let me start by saying I’m a TRUE BLUE fan but let’s look at the facts. How many times did we not block out, get beat on back door cuts, get caught out of position on in-bound plays, go under ball screens against players who couldn’t beat us on the dribble and then get no help when players drove past us, catch the ball in the post and make a move toward the baseline basically trapping ourselves. I could go on and on…Some of this is on the players but let’s be honest, how can you watch this time and time again and think the coach has no responsibility. If Cal is trying to correct all of these mistakes and it’s not happening then either a)His communication skills to the players was lacking or b)as a team we have one of the lowest basketball IQ’s that I’ve ever seen in my life. Further, how in the world can 90% of the teams basketball IQ be that bad? Like Eric Bledsoe said a couple of years ago, let’s get this sh*t right!! Go Cats!

  195. Mike
    8:15 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s face the facts. This years class of freshmen was the weakest class in years. You take Noel, Muhammad and Mclemore out. There are no other 5 star players! Very weak class!!

  196. Mike
    8:17 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a UK fan but I learned something tonight. UK is not an elite program. Duke (as much as I hate to say it) is elite. The gold standard. Things like Garnder-Webb and Robert Morris and going to the NIT don’t happen to Duke. They may lose in the NCAAT but not like this in the NIT. Not dumb losses at home. We do. And it happens kinda often. NIT in 09 then 4 years later. Not at “elite” programs. Not at Duke. That being said; today is a new day and its time to be elite and grab that brass ring of eliteness (if that’s a word) and never let it go.

  197. bung
    8:22 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    we averaged 57 points a game our last 5 games…we play slow ball now…

  198. Yoda
    8:22 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ok, can we PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT AN UNDEFEATED 2013-2014 SEASON?!?! Listen, I’m as excited as the next guy about our frosh class coming in, which looks to be about to improve this afternoon with a Randle commit. However, FRESHMEN ARE FRESHMEN. Do you all really need to be reminded about John Wall and Company almost losing to Miami of Ohio at HOME? Do you all need a reminder about how Brandon Knight couldn’t play perimeter defense for 3/4 of the season or Marcus Teague did his best bullfighter impersonation night in and night out? Or how about Demarcus Cousins sulking on the bench for half a year because he was a BLACK HOLE when the basketball touched his hands in the post? People, WAKE UP! Freshmen – even 5 Star Freshmen – are still 18-19 year old BOYS. They aren’t men, and they will have to take their lumps to develop “swagger” and a will to fight. Last year was perfect synergy between two players with enormous heart and skill (Davis/MKG), a much-maligned veteran (Miller), a streaky 3 point shooter (Lamb), and a former head-case who finally found out how to be consistent and a leader (Jones). If you think THIS team will bring that to next year’s squad, you’re sorely mistaken. I predict a 6 loss season and Elite Eight run. Hope I’m wrong. GO BIG BLUE!

  199. asdf
    8:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Kids never come out after the last game and say, “I’m gone”, so take some of their comments with a grain of salt. That said, I do hope Archie and Willie come back. If Poythress comes back, he needs to go through boot camp first. Harrow, I hope I never see again. He’s just not good enough to play here, and most of his deficiencies are mental, unfortunately. He needs to stop sucking the tit.

  200. Daryl Dixon
    8:26 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    196 – you are NOT a UK fan. AT ALL. You sir are a troll.

  201. TheBurghCat
    8:26 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    196 – what a completely redonkulous thing to say.

    That being said, I was live and in color at that mess last night and I kept thinking, “Just let it be over.” The season and the game. Being there felt much like the Tennessee loss earlier this year. I just though it would never end.

    Now at least we have been put out of our collective BBN misery for this season.

    Next year will be amazing!!!

  202. Jacob Brooks
    8:26 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    137) Did u really list Willis at a center??? Wtf

    He’s a 3/4 and no where near a 5. And we aren’t getting Wiggins but no biggie cause we don’t need him.

    Our rotation as of now will be

    Pg – Harrison and harrow
    G- Harrison and Young
    G/F – Goodwin and Poy
    F – Randle and Lee
    C – Willie and Dakari

    Wiltjer and polso won’t play much at all. Willis is a few years away.

  203. Florida and TX Fan
    8:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Hey BBN, congrats on getting Randle….man, never saw that coming.

  204. Matt
    8:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    196. You don’t think other teams have ugly losses? When I think of “elite” programs, I think of programs that expect and only celebrate final fours or better. Programs rise and fall all the time (Duke was average at best before Coach K) but right now UK is in that category along with Duke, UNC, and Kansas. So if you want final fours or better then is a first round NCAA loss to a 15 seed really much different from an NIT appearance? They are both disappointing ways to end a season.

  205. playersfan
    8:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Everybody should have stayed in Lexington last night, except Archie, Hood and Polson. No one else wanted to be there, or cared. It was embarassing, there was no passion, no will to win out of anybody else. Most disappointing was WCS, all talk no show, Wiltjer made plans sometime ago, from his smiles on the bench behind a towel, Poythress must close his eyes when he goes to catch the ball, a rebound fell in his hands at the end of the game, and he started for the other end of the floor, without the ball, I see no drive or desire, you can’t have a point guard that shows up every 5th game.

  206. Eric K
    8:29 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #196, man no one cares about anything you say. If you love the duke program and rat face so much, than why don’t you go troll their boards! FU-k puke! And mike before you make yourself look like a total dicksucker please just go away!! GO CATS!!

  207. Daryl Dixon
    8:29 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    198 – go back to the degaba system, you wuss. don’t let the embarrassment of last night cloud your thinking. 1 down/rough year. so the F what? and lamb a streaky 3pt shooter? are you f’ing serious? dude almost obliterated the all-time 3pt %. he shot over 40% for his two years. you sir, are an idiot.

  208. West Paducah
    8:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    All of this blaming Calipari…Please get a reality check…you can’t teach a kid every single step to make…you can’t teach will, aggressiveness, being selfless, intensity, wanting to be the best player on each court you step on…that’s the difference, I was a good athlete and had qualities and played with guys that had the same…only difference is we weren’t super athletes like these guys…you can’t teach those things that come from within….I watched every game this year…and the vibe and presence on the court was just straight up timid…what can Cal do…knock the shit outta them, kick them to the curb send them home? His hands were tied…got a core of recruits with heads full of bad wiring…believe it or not some 18 year olds won’t listen no matter what or how many times you tell them…I’m sorry but when you stay after practice to work with a kid one on one just you and him…plus get his father up there to talk…He tried and worked his ass off with this team…Cal never quit, can’t say that about some of the players…but a guy in his position he knows what he’s into…first 3 years final 8, 4, then the title…and now this…all of a sypudden he’s a terrible coach….he’s a tuff dude to take this job cause nothing is ever good enough…not even a national championship the year b4…it took coach K at duke well over a decade to win one at duke…but Cal has a 2 face fan base…he knows it and still does his job and doesn’t let the talk around town get to him…He’s a special man…I have no clue on earth how he handled himself like he did this year and even tonight…With the media up his ass waiting for him to lose his cool…I would have went ape shit told 3 or 4 to stay at your lodge/room and would have played the practice squad an entire week during the season…So the Cal haters need a reality check just like he got this year…See how you could handle such a colossal goat f*ck of a year…So what I’m sayin is F*ck off all of you seriously

  209. Steve
    8:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    201. It was hard enough watching it on TV much less being there. Sorry for you.

  210. bung
    8:32 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I hope next year we don’t have another low scoring, half court only, shot clock burning offense and learn to run.

  211. Punctuation Please
    8:38 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    208. More people will read your post if it’s not a giant clusterf*ck of text. If it’s gonna be that long at least break it up with some spacing.

  212. IndyAlan
    8:38 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    @ 196, all we learned just now was your a dumb UK fan. While we won a title last year Duke lost to who in the first round, they might as well had been in the NIT losing! In fact, roll off their last 4 years and compare to Calipari’s first 4 at UK & you tell me which standard you’d rather be a part of. Elite 8, Final 4, Championship, NIT, then start the 5th year with depth and 6 McDonalds All-Americans. I think I’m glad to bleed the real BLUE! #BBN

  213. LucusToll
    8:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Interesting how many of these one-and-done guys now want to come back next year and “do better”. What they really want to do is ride on the coat tails of the new guys, hoping to redeem themselves. They don’t want to forever be known as being a part of the most embarrassing UK basketball team of all time.

  214. Matt
    8:41 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    210. I agree. We should adopt the UKHoops play style and press the whole game and run teams out of the gym. We are going to have guys that would start at most programs 3rd on the depth chart. Let’s get back to a run and gun up-tempo style like Wall and Co.

  215. bdown
    8:42 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It looks like Cal may have accidentally recruited multi-year players! I think this will end up being a positive if Archie, Alex and WCS do come back. Those kids have the raw talent that you can’t coach. Fortunately for us these guys are more talented than 3-star and 4-star players, they just need some time to develop their fundamental skills and gain some mental/emotional maturity.

  216. East Paducah
    8:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #208, you are TOTALLY wrong! Tubby Smith and at least 50 other college coaches could have taken this team and beaten Robert Morris. Get your head out of your rear end. With the talent he had, he failed to coach his team on the floor.

  217. TheBurghCat
    8:46 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #210 – Ditto

    #209 – Thanks for the condolences. It was a painful thing being there last night, but as of this afternoon things start looking up!

    BTW, the RMU fans we really rude as the UK fans filed out last night. Profanity, taunting and general smack talk as we left. Not the kind of behavior I’ve come to expect from western PA folk.

  218. SoFLCat
    8:47 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    As I have been saying to my friends who are ribbing me… “The Empire WILL Strike Back”.

  219. PA Cat
    8:48 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I have always found it to be true that “If you are going to change something, you have to change something”. To think that these guys are going to get better simply by going back to the gym and working hard- that is the definition of insanity. If Cal believes this then-he is losing it. The cancers need to be removed and quickly.

  220. TheBurghCat
    8:48 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #213 – Have you already forgotten the Billy Clyde years.

  221. rixter
    8:54 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    PA Cat, you know… there are a LOT of schools that play their freshmen sparingly. The give them ‘on the job training’… and they DO get better as they mature and learn more about how to play at this level.
    Last year’s freshmen were freaks, nothing less.

  222. Eric K
    8:55 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #216 get your head out of your ass, Hell tubby could have never got any of these kids to come to KENTUCKY! Thats why tubby isn’t here anymore, High rated players wouldn’t come here when tubby tried to get them. IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!

  223. BBN
    8:59 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Bitch about one an dones after they leave in one year now bitching cuz they r coming back what the hell
    Theses guys Obveously aren’t the super freshman that’s
    Bitch if they go bitch when they come back some real dumb asses on here

  224. Bluekzu
    8:59 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    196. That was a nice try, but I’m sorry – UK can’t really help but be an elite program. Much as we’d like to today, you can’t erase history. Duke missed the tournament in the 90s. Carolina went to the NIT in 03 (nowhere the year before). Sometimes it happens. Such a label does, however, apply to solid schools like Louisville, Indiana, and Florida who have spotty success and down periods of longer than 10 years. They are respectable, but not elite programs. The fans are pleasantly surprised with success, but don’t expect it. As they shouldn’t.

  225. Lcat
    9:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #16-Lance Rentzel??-why dont you go expose yourself Lance. What kind of name is that?. You need to get off this site. ESPN commentators said it all last night. You cant expect Freshmen and Sophs to carry a team alone. They do not have the leadership skills or the physical talent.Last year we were fortunate-we had great Freshmen and super returning players. When our freshmen faltered our super sophs and an important senior came through to stabalize us.We dont have any of that this year.UNC experienced the same problems when everyone left for the NBA in 2010.That team had a similar makeup to last yrs UK team.So we can only win it all with a proper mix. We need some guys to stick around for 2-3 years.

  226. SHAMSKY
    9:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    216-these scrubs walked in there with a defeatist attitude. No passion for this game. You can’t coach fairies that don’t want to hustle. This season was a humiliating disgrace. Last night was easily the most embarassing occurrance in the HISTORY of UK Basketball. Like most fans, I am bitter. Coach Cal is the least of my worries…it’s the players that really piss me off. Their only kids…but these losers couldn’t collectively muster forth enough tenacity to shave each others’ legs. As if these pantywaists could ever win on the road. Most high school teams could win against them. No defense, no free throws, no fast breaks, no 3 point shooting reliability. All these guys ever had going for them is HYPE and this fanbase that didn’t deserve to be let down so harshly.

    All the awesome locker room upgrades, superior facilities, impeccable coaching, prominent prestige, rich history, fan support, all the advantages of college atheletes…all these stacked up to produce ZILCH this year.

    SAD. Just sad.

  227. PA Cat
    9:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    By the way-doesn’t anyone know where we could pick up one of those “memory erasers” that the guys used in “Men In Black”. We could make a fortune with it!!!!!!

  228. klassact32
    9:07 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    WCS was the only truthful one in the bunch. I still say they all go pro. Has nothing to do with being ready, with what you or I think. Is all about the money, very simple. These guys are gone, don’t care what they say. Someone will get in their ear and tell them they will be a first round pick, sign a contract for couple million dollars and be done. Doesn’t matter of they are ready, playing in the D League, or even overseas. They will have made millions and that’s all that counts. Don’t kid yourself otherwise, and don’t blame them!

  229. B-man
    9:07 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m okay Nerlens going pro, but if any other players do, I will be irritated. They simply aren’t ready. As for Archie, I’m pleased with what he’s done this year. I applaud his effort and when he has his “Archie moments”, I often wonder if it’s a result of him simply trying to make something…anything happen while others just stand around and watch.

  230. WildBlue
    9:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The Forgettables.

  231. Love Big Blue, but...
    9:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If ever a season needed to be vacated…

  232. niaps
    9:29 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    niaps Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 8:48 am
    OK it is over and lets get real. There was just NO floor leadership on this team. Cal had a disjointed group of freshmen who would never ever form a cohesive team. The pieces were just not there. There was no take charge guy and there was a real lack of toughness and will. Six players all starters in their own right left to the NBA and you just do not reload from that kind of loss. To you morons who blame Cal, did you blame him last year for the National championship? Get real and support this team it’s coach and all the incoming players next year. There will be sunshine again soon you will see.

  233. kymover
    9:36 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    “The program almost got hijacked,” he said.
    It Was!

  234. Bluebarn
    9:42 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The “Great and Powerfull Cal” could not give the Cowardly Lion courage, the Tin Man a heart, or the Scarecrow a brain. Because in the end, they need to take actions themselves to assure they have these qualities. Also, it looks like the Lolipop Guild on the end of the bench may be no more.
    I could be a good defender,
    rebounding neverender,
    I could play hard from the start.

  235. Bluebarn
    9:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I could be an better player, I could be an NBAer,
    If I only had a heart.

  236. BPM
    9:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville fans love to talk about what a bad coach Calipari is – look in the mirror. The only time your coach won anything he had 9 NBA players on his roster. Roll it out.

  237. Just saying
    9:51 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiltjer will transfer, everyone lee will be back (save Noel), wiltjer gave up on this team and Calipari knows it

  238. smoke and mirrors
    9:52 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    That is not true #236. He won 15 seconds of fame at that famous Italian restaurant in Loserville. If you go there, I suggest not getting a dessert……..LOSERVILLE CAN KISS ASS!!!!!!

  239. Redman
    9:58 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    UK’s lost last night and although out the 12-13 season was a big elaborate, complex conspiracy set in motion by Coach Calipari to introduce next year’s team. His six or so Mickie D’s All Americans that are coming in. “The GREATEST RECRUTED CLASS in history”! You see the kids he had on the bench this year, he really didn’t like them, so he’s going to kick them off the team to make room for the GREATEST RECRUTED CLASS in history. Coach Cal is a genius! It takes a mastermind to come up with this type of stuff. Sacrifice the 2012-13 season so you can showcase The GREATEST RECRUTED CLASS in history. Oh wait, wasn’t last year’s team the GREATEST RECRUTED CLASS in history; no wait the team the year before that was the GREATEST RECRUTED CLASS in history; awww s*^t I’m confused now, John Wall and Demarcus Cousins played on the GREATEST RECRUTED CLASS in history. F*^K it, never mind!

  240. mikey
    10:01 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Redman – 239 – You need to learn how to spell.

  241. BPM
    10:06 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Spelling is the least of Redman’s concerns.

  242. Evan
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I guess the attempt for a dynasty has to start over. No dynasty can have a 1st Rd NIT loss. :/

  243. UKKathy
    12:17 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This is truly a black day/year for UK basketball. Only Goodwin (whom I have chastised many times during the season) and Polson (with his limited talent but big heart and desire) came to play. The rest of the “team” should be ashamed of themselves. I have been a fan for 50 years and this ranks right up there with one of the worst games (also Friday) that I have witnessed. I know they are kids; but, hey, they are all kids (same as last year). While still fighting back the tears, I am very much looking forward to next year’s team and if we get Randle – look out world – just give us the title! Number 9 is ours!

  244. NoGameForOldMen
    12:58 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Goodwin played hard, not always smart, but he gave it all he had. Polson played one of his best games ever. Ditto for Hoody. The rest went through the motions just like they did last Friday.
    WCS has to learn to shoot free throws, he’s scared of the ball now because he thinks he’ll get fouled and have to go to the line. Harrow has no mental toughness at all. Poythress? Who knows? He acts like he doesn’t even like the game. All these guys need to come back and get some practice and experience.
    Let’s start thinking about football, and when next basketball season gets here….watch out world!

  245. UK56Always
    1:47 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I say we christen this team, “The Unmentionables” and move on. Bloodbath in 2013/2014 is a gross understatement!

  246. Keith
    5:37 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously everyone is hurting, but for me I am always sad when the season is over. I like you get angry sometimes at what I see, then after I think about it a little while I realize all of the glaring difficulties our team had to fight through. I think about the youth aspect and it showed last night, those seniors used some trick plays on our guys, probably something that was used on them when they were freshman. Our team has learned some valuable lessons that will be beneficial to our incoming class. The price of pain this season will be rewarded to them next year when they are cutting the nets down and it will be worth it all.

  247. Joel Lobb (@kentuckyloan)
    7:59 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We will win it all next year!