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Cats Can’t Catch A Break, Lose 68-70 In Florida

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Writing these post game loss summaries is getting redundant.  As with most games this year, the Cats have played tough but not to their potential on the road.  Some big plays came from big players – namely Brandon Knight who finished with 24 points and 4-5 from the three.  But it wouldn’t be enough, as silly shots, silly calls and poor interior defense continued to go against Kentucky.  That isn’t to say they couldn’t have done more to win – like, you know, call a time out on the last possession.  But real talk, there’s not much to be ashamed of in losing to a ranked team by two on the road. Still, while this team has the potential and the talent to be great – right now they don’t have the execution.  Hopefully they will get it figured out soon, because the same old script is getting tired.

Stick around as Beisner brings you more from Gainesville and Matt brings you more from Louisville.

Article written by Will Lentz

288 Comments for Cats Can’t Catch A Break, Lose 68-70 In Florida



  1. Hookedoncats
    11:19 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Jones please learn to pass the ball.



  2. UK2012
    11:19 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Sucks



  3. The Bottom Line
    11:19 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Cal can’t coach up players that are not ready made NBA players. He is also a terrible bench coach.



  4. Jibido
    11:20 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    What was up with the last play… or lack of play.



  5. big t
    11:20 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    how do we not call a timeout w/ 12 seconds left? I love coach cal but he panics in the big moments of games. thats 3 screw ups with the game on the line in 3 losses this season



  6. Sean
    11:20 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I know I should book mark the page but, what is the page for the radio show?



  7. RidgeRunner
    11:20 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Last year we won the close ones…this year we are losing them. My only hope is that we find a way out of this funk, get a decent tourney draw and get to the sweet 16.

    That would have this team meeting overall expectation and mean I could forget some of these close loss road woes.



  8. Cal Purnell here
    11:20 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Thoughts:
    FIRST??
    Pass the Ball
    GroundHog Day
    Immature
    Disapperious
    Beat Tennessee



  9. Jibido
    11:21 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Yea, there should have been a timeout called.



  10. jacob
    11:21 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Hey. Keep supporting will win tuesday!!! What about Vargas tho? He played better then jorts tonight ood to see him show up like this. Okay shot at the end but i felt like cal should of called the to. But oh well Go BB. Darius still had nine pints and hit a big 3. So shut up crapp fans.



  11. Voice of Reason
    11:21 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    This is what happens when you inform a team, ANY team, that their top-prospect center is ineligible. Take DeMarcus Cousins off last year’s team, and you’d have gotten the same result. Ugh.



  12. Beavis
    11:21 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    19 fouls for us, 11 for them. Figures.



  13. UKBIgDaddy
    11:21 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Miller’s lack of offside rebounding in that zone costed us 7 points in the second half. I said it last game and I’ll say it again……call a freakin timeout and set up a play with two options: open three for the win or a jump shot in the lane for the tie. Why does Cal seem to lose most of his games in the final minute?



  14. MTA84
    11:21 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    What’s the point of wasting 28 seconds on Florida’s last possession? If you’re gonna foul, foul immediately.. why let them run the shot clock down that far and then do it??



  15. RidgeRunner
    11:22 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    The logic behind no timeout is not to allow the defense to set up. Right or wrong thats the call every coach has to deal with.



  16. Positive Spin
    11:22 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Last year Cats seemed to win all the close games and it left you with the worry that they could get upset in the tourney. This year Cats are losing all the close ones in the regular season so maybe the good luck will be saved for the tourney. Go Cats, love this team.



  17. Blue Mist
    11:22 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    When we were playing our best, Jones was passing out of double teams to Harrellson and others. I know he is capable. He has done it. Also, did Knight hesitate to pass to Darius because he was open several times in the waning minutes. He did hit one three.



  18. UKBIgDaddy
    11:23 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t get that either #14. WTF?



  19. bleedblue
    11:23 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky could probably use Enes Kanter right about now.



  20. Jeff
    11:23 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Go Big Blue



  21. dopar
    11:23 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    As long as we make the tournament we’ll be fine



  22. Cal Purnell here
    11:23 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    14) Exactly…lord knows Jones would of threw up a 3 and then the Cats would have tried to scramble for a rebound.
    I don’t understand wasting the time off the clock, then fouling.



  23. UKBIgDaddy
    11:24 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    No shit, Sherlock! #19



  24. Kentucky14
    11:24 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #14…they were trying to get it to a bad foul shooter…which they did in Parsons…and he missed one. 12 seconds was plenty of time to do what we needed. We got a wide open shot. At least Vargas looked sort of like a basketball player tonight.



  25. UK2012Champs
    11:24 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Knight is no Siva in the clutch. I know we destroyed uofl. But they played that game without 4 of their better players. Maybe Knight will stick around another year. He will dominate next season.



  26. blazer85
    11:25 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Too many 5 footers missed and a horrible foul call on Jorts. Changed the momentum. In a one possession game the refs gave them a critical one. Throw in the ball that BK dribbles of somebodys leg and they hit a 3 off of and we can’t catch a much needed break to win on the road.



  27. Beavis
    11:25 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Why is everyone saying Cal should have called a timeout? Our best shooter got a good look….he just missed. Who the heck else did you want shooting the ball at the end? Some of you amaze me.



  28. NBA league pass
    11:25 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    14) to wait until a guy that shoots 50% gets the ball before you foul.



  29. jay
    11:25 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    (14)they was waiting for Parsons to get the ball because of his ft %.



  30. dman
    11:25 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    6 – pretty sure it’s http://www.whas.com/main.html



  31. Fake Name
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Besides the two put backs the zone was very effective tonight. We have got to play this more against tough inside teams. This team is still a title contender.



  32. bleedblue
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    23) It’s called sarcasm. You guys are too uptight around here.



  33. RealFan
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I know you guys are frustrated but come one. WE LOST 5 GUYS to the NBA. We are in year two of Coach Cal and this is where we are? We go 35-3 in year 1. We never had to rebuild from the debacle Clyde left us in. Chill out guys. This season isn’t over and our future is bright.



  34. Typical UK Fan
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino can’t win the close ones. Cal is much better in late game situations.



  35. Jenna
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Coach cal is an awesome coach but why didnt he call a time out



  36. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    When are we going to start running an offense. I am so sick of watching Jones miss 3 foot contested shots and never being in the right spot. The kid is all athlete and ZERO brain…..WHY DIDNT CAL CALL A TIMEOUT!!!!! WHY DID WE TAKE A 3 (again) WHEN WE NEEDED A 2…12 seconds left and all we get is a contested 3….garbage!!



  37. Hero's plays
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Wow I miss team ball. Come back tubby! One and done is stupid. Uk is being used as an NBA half way house. It’s a shame…



  38. Burlington_UK_fan
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Matt, thanks again.



  39. StillaUKFan
    11:26 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    This hurts…and not so good.



  40. No coach
    11:27 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    same old same old…hope you enjoy that timeout you took home with you Cal. You’re a [email protected]



  41. NBA league pass
    11:27 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    25) you have to be kidding.



  42. catinthahat
    11:27 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    i dont give a dam anymore we gonna win this whole thang! mark it down right now, this team is gonna click at the right time



  43. Go cats
    11:27 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    They waited to foul a 65% FT shooter and it worked (he missed one of two) we still had 12 seconds, which is plenty of time



  44. jacob
    11:27 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Vargas was a man tonight! all i got to say. YOU FANS ARE GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  45. Jenna
    11:27 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    We should have went for 2 and went into over time



  46. theGREATblueWA11
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    lets get tubby back and get cal to be an asst.



  47. StillaUKFan
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    We can second guess the team and the coach all we want, but it could be worse. We can still make a run in March.



  48. Voice of Reason
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    When Knight turned the ball over after the inbounds play, and Florida hit the 3 from the corner, I told my dad that beat us. I hate being right all of the time.



  49. RKA
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    You can’t win in the SEC with 6 players and three of them being McDonald’s All Americans…….. In Conference USA against Rice, Tulsa, and East Carolina State you can.



  50. MyFEELINGShURT
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Very quickly… we are going towards a Billy G record….



  51. RidgeRunner
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    35…look a the #15 comment.



  52. Ridetillidie4uk
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Where Can i listen online to Matt after the game?



  53. StillaUKFan
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    You are crazy #46!



  54. Mocat
    11:28 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Knight had good look! Get off Cal’s back! Imagine if we had Kanter. I can’t stand you so called fans who want to quarterback after the game. Cal can’t play the game- he just puts the players in position to win game!



  55. Jenna
    11:29 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Everyone needs to stop bad mouthing cal. There is no better coach out there to coach uk



  56. Kentucky14
    11:29 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    36…you always take an open 3 to win on the road…at home you get a 2 to tie…3 to win on the road..always…especially as good as knight shot all night



  57. Sean
    11:29 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Thank DMAN!



  58. Chris g.
    11:29 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    No excuses!!! I’m tired of excuses!! WE SHOULD NOT HAVE LOST THIS GAME… PERIOD!!!!!



  59. UL Sucks
    11:29 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    21) you’re joking right? Second round flame out, easily.



  60. John says
    11:29 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Hey 14 the cats wanted Parsons to be fouled because he is a poor freethrow shooter. Vargas looked better tonight. Knight got a good look. Also glad to see Hood score, may do well if given minutes.



  61. AustraliaCatFan
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Luc Longley for asstitant.Imagine the big redhead with hot-Rod Strickland. that would sort them out



  62. Burlington_UK_fan
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Cal talked about not leaving timeouts on the floor just before the game. Why didn’t he call timeout on their last posession??? Trust me, I love that Cal is here. Think about what it would be like without him. That being said, I can still question decisions.



  63. No coach
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Knight walk ball across half court line…no sense of urgency. Throw the ball in, let it go as far as you can before you touch it, when you do touch it sprint across half court line. Coach call timeout with 10 seconds to go. Draw your best play and give your team a chance to win. Instead, once again, we get the un-structed hail-marry prayer heave at the last second. Highest paid coach in NCAA just relying on players to make plays….sickening



  64. Champ
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Chill the EFF out people! We ll be fine. We aren’t 11-11 or anything. We’re 16-6 we’ll b fine



  65. ihatetenn
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    4 of the 6 loses are by 2pts so they are not blow outs. SEC play is tough and we have to depend on freshman to do the work. not bad. i want them to win everygame but this yr is not like last. if patterson would have stayed this would be different. harrellson 4pts 3rebounds killing us underneath. good game for knight wish that last shot went for him. now please lets beat Tennessee i can’t stand them.



  66. KnightSoldOut
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Knight sold out his home state team and took the money. He turned down a 2 time National Champion coach to play for a cheater that has had to final fours vacated. Enjoy the loss Brandon. You deserve it.



  67. glensboro icon
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    really? #25 really?!? siva????????



  68. AustraliaCatFan
    11:30 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Dear Florida..thanks for ruining Super Bowl Weekend!



  69. theGREATblueWA11
    11:31 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    55!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yes. my left nut is a better coach



  70. Voice of Reason
    11:31 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    But I love my team…some of you people that don’t know the game…you’re not fans…you’re wagon-riders. You know who you are, go away. GO CATS



  71. Sean
    11:31 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    55-Totally agree. Year two if Cal and you hear this. There is not a time I feel that we dont have a chance to win. Sometimes you do, sometimes you do but at least we are in a position to when every game we play. There were times I wasnt able to say this. A loss hurts, especially close ones. No need to go after the person who is saving us soooooooooooooo quickly.



  72. dopar
    11:31 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    59. no i’m not. a couple shots go differently and we’re 20-2. what would you say then?



  73. Super Morris Brothers
    11:32 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    There was no need to call the last timeout and have to inbound.. without timeouts. They ran the right play but Jones was slow and Knight had to shoot late.. A timeout would have been stupid.

    FFS Knight and Jones 90% of our final points is why we lost..



  74. RodStrickland
    11:33 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I’m getting hammered when we get back to Lexington. I’m going to take the other two fat [email protected] asst. coaches out and feed them. I’m going to get trashed and drive them home.



  75. Jenna
    11:33 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    seriously some uk fans are horrible… I agree with 70



  76. Santa Claus
    11:33 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    1) JONES is a ball hog.
    2) This team cannot block out and are poorly coached in my opinion.
    3) Cal recruits kids that he thinks doesn’t need coached. That’s why he’s gotten owned 9 times in two years at UK. If he could coach, he would only have about 3 losses in two years.



  77. RidgeRunner
    11:33 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I tried this in the 15 comment but…umm-umm.

    Again…the decision not to call timeouts by many coaches in situations such as this is because you don’t want the defense to get set.



  78. kentuckyblows
    11:34 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    72 let me know how you feel when we finish 21-12



  79. Downtown
    11:34 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    All the Lexington rental stores need to burn their copies of “Groundhog Day” so that they can purge this curse that we seem to have, llol!



  80. StillaUKFan
    11:34 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    theGreatblueWa11 is a troll!!!!



  81. jacob
    11:34 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    66. Go Fu&k yo self



  82. Runnin'Ramel
    11:35 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Curse of Billy G continues. 16-4 heading into Ole Miss … finished 2-8, right? This year, 16-4 heading into Ole Miss, 0-2 and counting … with 5 VERY losable games coming up in UT twice, Vandy twice, and FL again … not to mention at Arkansas (we can’t win on the road, so don’t mock anything about that statement), and a talented but messed up MISS STATE team coming to Rupp, where they will play like the SEC West Pre-Season Champs we all expected, guaranteed.



  83. kentuckyblows
    11:35 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    77 i’m yet to see our offense get set in last chance shot situations. who cares if the defense gets set when our best outcome yet is a contested 3 when down by 2



  84. Chris g.
    11:35 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Miller can’t spell defense! Lack of rebounding from Jones!If Jones gets his chance to bolt after this year, he better take it! He’s a dissappointment!!



  85. Greenwell
    11:35 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    If some of you think Cal should have called TO, exactly what would you have drawn up? Just curious.



  86. TeamPaulyD
    11:36 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Man i hate to see the Cats lose…. the only game that worries me here on out is at Vandy, The others we can win!!!! Oh what could have been if Dodson and Kanter played but thats life sometimes….



  87. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    11:36 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #15- that logic is stupid. Unless you can get a drive to the lane, call a timeout. That keeps the defense from setting up. Standing on the wing waiting for a pick and then shooting a contested 3 is not worth whatever supposed logic you are talking about. It’s idiots like you that lose late games. I put this all on cal and Terrence jones. Terrence jones is just like the sour patch commercials. One minute he’s sweet, the next minute he ruins everything. I have never seen a college basketball player play so selfishly. He isn’t even open, it’s contested…CONTESTED!!!



  88. StillaUKFan
    11:36 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t give up on this team yet!



  89. BigBlueFan
    11:36 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Dear Coach Cal: I would rather have the wins than the players in the NBA.



  90. RidgeRunner
    11:36 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I cannot believe what I see in this comment section with blasting UK, Coach, and the players. Unbelievable.



  91. Super Morris Brothers
    11:37 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #77 THANK YOU lol Everyones like “yeah! should have called it! thats why we lost”



  92. Seriously??
    11:37 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #85 how about something a little closer to the basket….I thought Calipari’s bread and butter was the dribble drive??



  93. dman
    11:37 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    52, pretty sure it’s http://www.whas.com/main.html



  94. ihatetenn
    11:37 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    just think if billy clyde was still here we would own the NIT so lay off CAL he has brought us back to being a powerhouse that everyone talks about. only his 2nd year here and you want to get rid of him. only God is perfect so lets support this young team.



  95. No coach
    11:37 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Somebody wake me up when March starts. I can’t handle another game until then



  96. bubba
    11:37 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    11….you’re right…..we’re one big man away from being great.



  97. Sean
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder if Jones can be coached. How many times can he hear stop shooting bad shots before he starts to listen. All velocity no vector.



  98. Jenna
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    agreed number 94



  99. CaliCat
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    sorry but i really dont agree with not calling a timeout so the defense cant get set up. has it worked yet? Nope? and look at tonight. every player was outside the 3 point line with 12 seconds left. every player



  100. UK44
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Who would have ever thought uofl would have a higher NCAA seed than us. They have had 10 players miss games and they don’t have much talent. Cal needs to step it up.



  101. BCO
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Tough loss but no one should jump on the players….Or even coach. Yeah Id have called a timeout…most would…but he didnt. Did it cost us the game? If that shot went in, me or anyone else wouldnt be saying shit except ‘good job’.

    We just have to accept what we are…a decent team with no depth and with 2 and at most 3 consistent scoring options who are all freshmen.



  102. OneAndDone
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Really Cal??? We pay you $4mil/yr to let freshman decide what to do in the heat of a moment on the road, with 12 seconds left?? Use the F’in TO!!!! My 8 year old neice can call that for you… SH!T im pissed.



  103. BigBlueFan
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    So, how does coach fix this team? There is something wrong. It seems like they are getting worse as the season goes on. This is unusual for Cal’s teams.



  104. Burlington_UK_fan
    11:38 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    85. I would have called a high pick and roll, Knight drives to the basket, takes a shot, or passes to a cutting Jones or kick out to Lamb for a jumper if nothing is there.



  105. soup
    11:39 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Jarrod Polson just got blocked again… Don’t Shooooooooooooot!



  106. Chris g.
    11:39 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    4-4 In the SEC??? Talk about a “bridge” year! Going to bed pissed off AGAIN!!!!



  107. ukcatman94
    11:39 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Last place in the SEC East. This team sucks.



  108. PharmSchoolFan
    11:39 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Um…Cal is a terrible coach. He only called a zone that cut that 13 point lead away in no time. Yeah; should have stayed the same and let us get destroyed. Idiots.



  109. BRob
    11:40 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I am upset but we were spoiled by last years team. Remember how Coach Cal kept saying we were a 9-3 team. We won the close ones last year and this year we are falling short. The team played hard but made some mistakes. The coaching was good, just it was a buzz saw we were up against. Gameday with Kentucky in town = the best game a team plays all year. And yet we only lost by two with a chance to win at the end. Ole Miss was inexcusable. This is understandable.



  110. BCO
    11:40 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    And about not calling a timeout cause itll allow the defense to set up…I could be wrong but Im pretty sure their D was already back and in place when we were bringing the ball up…Dont think that wouldve mattered in regards to giving D time to set up



  111. kentuckyblows
    11:40 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    jones should have to run laps for every 3 pointer he throws up.



  112. BRIDGE YEAR
    11:40 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I HOPE WE DROP CLEAN OUT OF THE TOP 25!!!



  113. PerryStevensonIsntWalkingThruThatDoor
    11:40 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Potential? It’s F#&%ING FEBRUARY!

    We’re not stupid, at this point we all know where we stand.

    – No interior defense to speak of.
    – No bench.
    – Absolutely no strategy going into late game situations.

    Folks, you’re looking at the best this team will get this year.



  114. UK44
    11:41 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    94) Cal ruled the NIT his first 5 years at Memphis. He had three NIT’s and 2 first round flameouts. It took WWW recruiting for him and the top teams going to the Big East to turn things around.



  115. jp
    11:41 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I also think we should have called a timeout. How about the dribble drive offense? 12 seconds left… surely we could have at least got a foul or a very high percentage shot. OR we have Lamb and Miller that shoot great behind the line. Knight didn’t get a bad shot, but it sure looked bad because there was no play. There was just Knight… all alone doing all the work to get the shot.



  116. soup
    11:41 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    We’re the best team in the country for 12 minutes left in the game until 2 minutes left in the game… The rest? Not so much.



  117. dman
    11:41 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    77 – I say he’d used a time out if we had 2 left. if we’d got trapped or needed to call a time out in the last 12 seconds you want to have one available. If Knight had made the shot and we one by 1 everyone would be happy go lucky right now. This team will be ok.



  118. Stickman
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    It’s tough losing to a team with peter-puffers like Chandler Parsons. But it could be worse–much worse: we could be sitting here with Tubby or Billy G as our coach. We’re in much better shape now than we would have been with those two.

    We’ll be alright. May not go deep in the tourney this year, but things are looking up.



  119. Kdog
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    We suck. Plain and simple. Poor passing, poor effort, zero execution.



  120. kentuckyblows
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    105 a blocked layup attempt by polson beats those awkward lookin 3’s from jones.



  121. jacob
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    ilove u fans that say cal sucks. OKAY lets get billy clyde back we all know what he can do o yeah lets go to the NIT. You fans are ridiclous lol. Making us look bad as wee like all of the crappy BBN fans are on this site about 15% of em.



  122. cking98
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #91 you are in denial.



  123. losing hope
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    4-4 in the SEC????



  124. StillaUKFan
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    People, please get off the coach and players. Who do you want??? Tubby? Billy G? Izzo? Give me a break!



  125. Coach Cal's comment..
    11:42 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    “this team has the highest ceiling of any team i’ve coached” and we directly go to the opposite in of the ceiling….the shitter.



  126. Atown
    11:43 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    The lane was wide open for night to go around him and get to the basket… Instead, he takes a contested 24 foot shot… One word describes that… YOUTH…



  127. Coach Cal Can't Coach
    11:43 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    WE MUST FACEIT, THIS TEAM IS JUST NOT GOOD. THIS IS HOW NORMAL FRESHMEN PLAY. LAST YEAR WAS NOT NORMAL. GLAD WE PAY A COACH $4 MILLION A YEAR TO TELL HIS KIDS TO GO OUT AND THROW UP HAIL MARYS.



  128. Atown
    11:43 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Knight^



  129. BigBlueFan
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    125 I want returning players.



  130. cking98
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Did calipari not tell Dan in his pregame interview that he needed to call more timeouts!! Time to coach not be a spectator!



  131. WesternKyCatFan
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Bleeding Hearts Unite



  132. Pitino's Pant Leg
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    RidgeRunner – Seriously, shut up. Questioning the coach’s reluctance to call TOs within the final minute doesn’t equal “blasting” him. So quit repeating your BS about “setting up a defense.” That’s single-handedly the dumbest reason to run the ball down the court and pass aimlessly in the final 12 seconds. And IF that was Cal’s reasoning for not calling that final TO, then he deserves to be questioned. So, again, with all due respect, shut up. Quit typing.



  133. jp
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Jones is the key to the rest of the season. He plays team ball… we win and make a good run in the tournament. He plays like he does right now… we continue losing road games and get beat in first or second round of tournament.



  134. Coach Cal
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    When those 3 Mcdonald’s All Americans take the court in that high school all-star game, it will be the second greatest day in UK history.



  135. Stickman
    11:44 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    soup Says:
    February 5th, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    “Jarrod Polson just got blocked again… Don’t Shooooooooooooot!”

    I like that he went in with no fear. The guy only got a piece of the ball because Polson bobbled it on the way up. He did what he should have done in that situation–3 seconds or so left on the clock.



  136. WesternKyCatFan
    11:45 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    You want Tubby, do us a favor and move to Minnisota



  137. Jenna
    11:45 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    128 name a better coach



  138. Greenwell
    11:46 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    92 & 104, either way, you don’t get a better look than you got.



  139. BigBlueFan
    11:46 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    maybe Cal is making it so Jones, Knight and Lamb don’t go pro this year, so we can have the super sophomores AND super freshmen next year. #8 in 2012.



  140. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    11:46 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #77- how is not calling a timeout and having knight, with 12 seconds left, bring the ball up the court (without any urgency) and sit on the wing waiting for a pick not letting the defense set. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??? If there is no drive or immediate open look, you aren’t helping yourself. And it’s not like Cal hasn’t had a chance to see how this team responds in late-game situations…CALL THE FREAKIN TIMEOUT



  141. WesternKyCatFan
    11:46 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    No coach would satisfy some of you experts



  142. Super Morris Brothers
    11:48 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #123 Had we called the timeout the exact play would have been run… you dont go for ot on the road the right play was ran and he missed. oh well its over now anyways.

    Agree to disagree. We are all still ky fans tonight “i hope : D” and im not gonna spat with ya brother

    To the next one!



  143. losing hope
    11:48 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    FOUR TIMES THE STEAK!!!!!!! OH… AND JONES IS A JOKE!!



  144. Coach is a tool
    11:48 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Cal is blaming the players, what a loser.



  145. Seriously??
    11:49 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #139 you don’t get a better look than that?? Really….what about a drive to the basket….maybe a short jumper in the lane? Or kick it out to Lamb or Miller for a WIDE open shot.



  146. BigBlueFan
    11:49 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    At least we haven’t peaked yet. 🙂



  147. jacob
    11:49 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with 137, want tubby? Get the hell out of Kentucky!



  148. WesternKyCatFan
    11:49 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    If he calls a timeout and the team doesnt make the shot You want, you will bast that choice too.



  149. Burlington_UK_fan
    11:49 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Here’s my reasoning about calling a timeout. The offense knows where they’re going. The defense doesn’t. Edge to the offense. Dribble drive to the basket. Wins at Vandy and at Tenn are huge now. Not looking good there though. It is what it is. The world keeps spinning. Sucks, but my kids are my life, not UK basketball.



  150. WOW
    11:50 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    maybe if we had played better the whole second half we would of not had to wory about a friggin timeout. Jones a 1 and done…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



  151. losing hope
    11:50 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    They fired Tubby because he couldn’t beat “ranked” teams… HELL, CAL can’t beat either!!!!!!!!



  152. jacob
    11:50 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    westernkycatfan is smarter than all u punks!



  153. Joker Sucks!!
    11:50 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    3 things:

    1.) I disagree on Jones shooting the 3. If they are giving him 10 feet tio shoot it he has to shoot it. If he makes one or two, which he can, it opens up his drive.

    2.) Miller should never play again. I’d rather lose with him sitting on the bench than to lose with him standing on the floor. If he doesn’t want to play, don’t play him. He couldn’t block out a white guy.

    3.) For all you “fans” complaining about having freshman and would trade them for experience so we could win, please switch to Louisville. They’ve got plenty of experience and plenty of Championships to show for it. If call had just recruited top 50-100 players last year we would have a team of sophmores and be looking at our3rd straight NIT.



  154. Jenna
    11:50 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    142 I agree…Get off cals back he is an amazing coach. Uk cant win them all. I mean he is the perfect fit for kentucky. most coaches couldnt put up with some of these so called fans



  155. The Truth
    11:50 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I wish we had Cal to recruit and Rick or Tubby to coach the team. Cal is a boob on the sidelines.



  156. StillaUKFan
    11:51 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    152 – he is now 3-1 against top 25 this year.



  157. CaliCat
    11:51 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    i usually dont complain but how can we say that not calling a timeout to let the defense set up is the right call when all 5 of our players were outside the 3 point line, EVERY PLAYER. we were down by 2. this is crap.



  158. t
    11:51 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    How does Jones take more 3’s than Miller and Lamb combined???? I need to know the answer.



  159. The Crystal Ball
    11:51 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Finish the conference schedule right at .500

    E4 seed in the SEC tournament, lose to Alabama in the second round

    5 seed in the NCAA tournament, lose to a second-tier Big 10/Big 12 team in the first round

    Jones goes lottery, Knight is a late first round pick

    Poole and Hood transfer

    Before the start of ’11-’12 season, Cal asks fans to bear with his new team as it is “still young” and “still learning the system” (note: He will make this statement every year.)



  160. WesternKyCatFan
    11:51 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    We would be so much better if we just let a fow of you brainiacts recruit and coach, wow what a winner we wold be..



  161. Seriously??
    11:51 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #143 the exact play would have been run? You think a 25 foot three is the best shot you can get at the end of a game you are down 2?? At least OT gives you a real chance to win. That shot goes maybe 20% of the time. I would rather have a drive to the basket.



  162. BigBlueFan
    11:52 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    151 There is no one and done on this team.



  163. Coach Cal Can't Coach
    11:52 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    WHY ANYTIME CAL IS QUESTIONED, EVERY ONE BRINGS UP TUBBY OR BCG? JUST BECAUSE I THINK CAL IS MAKING SOME MISTAKED DOES NOT MEAN I WANT THEM BACK, AND JUST BECASUE CAL IS DOING A BETTER JOB THAN TUBBY OR BCG DOESN’T MEAN WE SHOULD BE SATISFIED WITH THESE RESULTS.



  164. RealFan
    11:52 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I would love to know how much basketball any of you have played in your lives? Your pathetic. Love them when they win and hate them when they lose.



  165. Pitino's Pant Leg
    11:52 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #152 – That was his first loss against a ranked team this year. He’s now 3-1. Go read some stats — and install a new ‘!’ key on your keyboard.



  166. 4TIMESTHESTEAK
    11:52 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    There’s not one single player on this team leaving for the NBA!! NO WAY!!!!!!



  167. StillaUKFan
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    163 – Jones is predicted to be a top 5 pick.



  168. Mark Liptak
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    4th loss this season by two points, all on the road. Same story every single game…bad execution, foolish plays, no bench depth.

    This club will be lucky to make the 2nd round. Let’s hope for an NBA lockout then these kids will be forced to stay another year.

    Mark Liptak



  169. WesternKyCatFan
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Better look at the stats on that one



  170. towesternkycat
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    im ganna do your mom in coach cal’s couch



  171. Joker Sucks!!
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    146) Miller doesn’t shoot it when he’s wide open with the game on the line.



  172. The Truth
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    157) and Cal is 0-3 against teams ranked below 100.



  173. Stuck in Kansas
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I’m happy with Cal, but this is a lost year. Absolutely no chance to win a title. Only reason to keep playing is to keep our total wins above Kansas. This season blows.



  174. StillaUKFan
    11:53 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    173 – who do you want then?



  175. Greenwell
    11:54 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    146, yeah it would have been just that simple. Tonight, you’d seriously rather Lamb or Miller take the game tying or winning shot? C’mon man.



  176. BBN
    11:54 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Yea 161. That would work haha. Sad thing is people actaually think they can do a better job haha.

    I don’t see any of these freshman going pro. Hopefully not anyway. anybody??



  177. BigBlueFan
    11:54 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    168 I feel sorry for the team that picks him up this year. He will be so much better with at least another year of college ball.



  178. Goode
    11:54 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Tough game…should have went for 2 and not win. Coach should make thay call. Knigjts 3 would have been their with a time out as well. It was an nba 3. U try and drive it, and get contact.

    Oh well…win tuesday, win out in the west, and win all other home games. 6 seed and we can make a run.

    Think positive, season is far from over.



  179. The Truth
    11:55 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    165) I started for WKU for 2 years. That’s not great but it’s not bad either.



  180. Bige15
    11:55 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I am tired of the inability to win close games. Not calling a timeout did not work against ole miss, needed to be called this time. Jones needs to PASS, Lamb should have been more involved, miller’s backside defense was awful, jorts made a bonehead foul, and cal was outcoached. Positive being Vargas having a great game and knight carrying this team. The getting into an early hole has to stop for this team to do anything come march. Till than, hold tight BBN



  181. Coach Cal Can't Coach
    11:55 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    JUST BECASUE CAL IS DOING A BETTER JOB THAN TUBBY OR BCG DOESN’T MEAN WE SHOULD BE SATISFIED WITH THESE RESULTS.



  182. WesternKyCatFan
    11:55 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I,LL take Cal’s recruits and all the great coahes on this site can have BG guys..lets go cats



  183. No coach
    11:56 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    113…..Ya think?!? We’re a [email protected] bubble team at best right now and you’re talking about maybe only dropping out of the top 25 team…wake up dude



  184. fromflorida
    11:56 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #15 and 77- these people don;t understand, don’t waste your breath. Cal can coach, plain and simple. Have heard about 3 times this week from ex-coaches what a great job he is doing with this year’s group after losing almost his entire team from last year. Would challenge any coach in D1 to do a better job than he has done.



  185. 4TIMESTHESTEAK
    11:56 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    168-THATS GREAT NEWS! I hope he’s picked 1st, that way there’s NO chance of his selfish A$$ COMING BACK NEXT YEAR!!!



  186. t
    11:57 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    The only bad loss this year is Ole Miss, WTF are you people talking about. Yes we could have won some others, but that is the only loss that is a head scratcher.



  187. Cotton Nash
    11:57 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    So Cal FINALLY uses a zone defense more than one trip downcourt,..first time in two years he’s done that. That is, only after he gets us behind by 13 points and has nothing to lose. Then with the zone we climb back from 13 down to 3 up,..a 16 point swing on the road BECAUSE OF THE ZONE!!! Then he immediately goes back to man to man,..and we lose the game. Does NO ONE question that move???? Every other team in college basketball mixes in a zone. Cal does not. He has the best players year after year but has never won a championship, and I’m afraid he never will. It’s 100% because of his refusal to mix up his defenses!!!!!!! 100%,..and I’m the only one that realizes it. The only one in the state of Kentucky that plainly sees the truth. We will have 5 to 7 FIVE STAR players next year,..and we still won’t win it all. Not because they are freshmen. Not because we won’t have the most talent on the floor. 100% because Cal refuses to play a zone press, or a half court zone. He doesn’t like the way the game looks when a zone is played. Not his job to enjoy the way the game looks. His job to WIN!!! I love him,..but he is a poor game coach. I much prefer him to the Tub or Clyde though. At least he gets the talent. Cal says he argues with his assistants who want him to play a zone. He doesn’t like the look of a game played when a zone is used. Simple as that. Again,..his job is to WIN,..not to enjoy watching the game.



  188. WesternKyCatFan
    11:57 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    Thats just it 183 you and others are never satisfied.



  189. Stuck in Kansas
    11:58 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    187- ANY loss is a bad loss.



  190. BigBlueFan
    11:58 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    It’s lame to attack people because they have an opinion about what should have happened.



  191. Greenwell
    11:58 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    162, Ole Miss didn’t use your logic and they were down 1 and at home. I guess Warren hit a 1:5 shot.



  192. Seriously??
    11:58 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #176 not necessarily Lamb or Miller, just a higher percentage shot. We didn’t need a 3. I think Knight is by far the best player, but you have to draw up a play in that situation. Why go for the 3?? So if this was football you don’t kick a field goal and go for the touchdown??? Stupid.



  193. BBN
    11:58 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    185 yessir these idiots dont understand



  194. Bruce Pearl
    11:59 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    I’m back baby. I plan on putting on a coaching clinic against you guys. I will show Cal a thhing or two.



  195. Super Morris Brothers
    11:59 pm February 5, 2011 Permalink

    #162 I just think yes the exact same play. It was all Jones and Knight the entire second half with Miller throwing in 3. So I wasn’t shocked at all to see him and Jones running the final play. The 2 would have been good yes ot, but we had noone else producing anything out there and Jorts is out. With this team ide take the low percentage shot over 5 more minutes 7 out of 10 times.



  196. WesternKyCatFan
    12:00 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I wanted to stay in here and mix it wit ch guys but ch just 2 smart for me



  197. t
    12:01 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    190) That may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on here.



  198. No coach
    12:02 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    131…..agree 100%. Thank you. He also said “I normally like to go home with a couple time outs…” Why? who the [email protected] knows. But yes, you’re right, he did say that maybe he should start calling more time outs. Like duh…ya think. Hope he enjoys that one he took home with him tonight



  199. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    12:02 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Some of you are retarded. If we would have called a timeout and missed the shot and lost I would NOT still be blasting Cal about late-game situations, because that is what would have given us the best look at the basket. If that had happened I would be blasting Cal for continuing to let Jones play like a selfish bi***. Bench him! If he’s not doing what you want, BENCH him. Even Eloy at one point had to push Terrence to remind him where he was supposed to be…yes Eloy! At one point do you finaly stand up and say to Terrence, look we all know your talented, but you’re a moron and you’re on the bench until you improve. The more and more the season has gone on, I am convinced Terrence is an idiot. I mean a complete moron. It’s either that or he lacks focus. Why does Eloy know where to be on a play, but Terrence doesn’t? And stop arguing with the team Jones….this team should only have 2 losses…..Start Lamb!!!!



  200. Greenwell
    12:02 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    193, Tubby would have called TO.



  201. WesternKyCatFan
    12:03 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Stupid is as stupid does



  202. Super Morris Brothers
    12:03 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #193 I go for TD lol EVERYTIME Then again ide be called for techs every play for doing the big balls gesture lol



  203. CatinAtlanta
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    What record would Cal have if he coached uofl’s roster and had all those injuries? I know Cal would never recruit poorly enough to have to actaully coach that team. But just from a pure coaching standpoint, would Cal have a better or worse record than 18-5. Honest answers please.



  204. 4TIMESTHESTEAK
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I hate Florida! I hate they colors, I hate they fans,I hate they coach! They soar losers!They low down, dirty, They some snitches! Man, I can’t stress that enough… I hate Florida!



  205. wish
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I almost wish that KSR would close this site because it makes me sick to come here to read about “our team”… I mean seriously, this site is for fans…. Is this really who is writing above ???
    We have lost 4 games by two points… We play Harrelson and Liggins a lot… They wouldn’t play on other SEC teams… Other teams know to focus on Knight, Jones, and Lamb..
    Losing 5 players to the NBA won’t be the normal going forward so it makes me sick to get this same comparison over and over… Everyone gets excited to know that we have 4 of the top 15 players coming in…. Would you rather have them or the 50th, 51st, 52nd and 53rd best because they will play for 4 years ???



  206. Seriously??
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #192 Warren had a WIDE open shot and Ole Miss called a time out to set that up. Didn’t you see that screen that Liggins didn’t fight through to allow that wide open shot?? That was set up by the coach. Even Cal said he would give Warren that shot because most likely it doesn’t go in.



  207. ZRowe in M'boro, TN
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Totally agree with 187…Some UK fans are absolutely ridiculous…Hate Tubby, Hate Billy G (for good reason), and Hate CAL now…who do you want? There is not a coach in America that can win every game every year! Get a grip and quit making all of us look crazy please!!!!! Cal LOST his whole team last year. Cut him some slack…Knight makes that 3 the nobody would be bitching about a timeout.



  208. Stuck in Kansas
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    199- Whatever dude. We may lose games, but that doesn’t mean we should be kosher with it. Go root for Tennessee if you have no standards.



  209. No coach
    12:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    138…Are you kidding me?!? haha…Watch basketball much. Get a clue man. The list is so long I won’t even waste my finger strength



  210. Ruger
    12:05 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Dudes, this team is young and we have division 2 talent in the center position. Miller is a better 3 point threat than he is from the paint, but with our lack of size he has to play more on the inside, and that’s not his strength. Apparently Poole must suck in practice so he may as well transfer. This team has talent in 3 players and they are freshmen. That’s not enough to overcome the lack of talent on the rest of the team. The good news is that none of these kids are ready for the NBA and should be back next year. Look what we have coming in next year to go along with the three studs we have now. What other coach could do that. Give Cal a break because he got screwed by the NCAA with Kanter. Even Dookie V says so. Geez! No wonder UK fans are known as the most spoiled brats in college basketball. This team is fun to watch and if anything, they are exceeding expectation. No team is great every year, and UK won’t be either. This team represents the university vey well and in a lot of ways, much better than last years team. Bledso and Cousins showed their ass more than once last year, and to my knowledge not one of these kids has yet to do so.



  211. WesternKyCatFan
    12:05 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Blah, Blah, Blah. see some of you in Heaven



  212. Pitino's Pant Leg
    12:07 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #206 – Thank you for adding that rich dialogue to the discussion. Your eloquence and reasoning is unmatched.



  213. KY#1FAN
    12:08 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    We dont have a complete team. I feel this team is fun to watch. Harrelson is not a starting center, Miller is what he is, Liggins is a defensive stopper, Vargas are not very good and we have to depend on the freshman to do it all. So what coach would be able to succeed? The only mistake that Cal has made is to put all his eggs in one basket by recruiting Kanter and not trying to get another legit big man. Now we have 3 starters and 2 liabilites on the floor at all times. We need a post presence. Teams are going to keep killing us by going to the post. We are a perimeter team. This team is doing the best it can with what it has. Im proud of the fight in this team, but they have to make better decisions.



  214. 4TIMESTHESTEAK
    12:08 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    This Blue and White face paint burns when I cry!!



  215. Blah Blah Blah
    12:09 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Quit spinning Matt. Yeah, and if uofl didn’t have 4 starters missing, they could have beaten us.



  216. tombanjo
    12:09 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    hi, chad.



  217. Seriously??
    12:09 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #202 Tubby is definitely a better game coach. He would have called a timeout.



  218. t
    12:09 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    210) You should be a Uconn womens fan if you expect undefeated seasons. Calling every loss a bad loss is something I did when I was 11.



  219. see it for what it is
    12:09 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Uk is easy to figure out, guard Lamb, Knight, and Jones. Noboby else on the team can beat you, if I was Poole I’d be transfering, when Polson takes your minutes the writting is on the wall, 9-7 at best. If the big 3 stay to play with the 4 incoming guys, add role players Liggens, Miller, Vargas, Polson, and Hood then the cats will be a hard team to beat. One more thing, why arent plays run for Lamb and Hood ?



  220. Greenwell
    12:11 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    208, same shot, same defense, different result, time out or not.



  221. Super Morris Brothers
    12:11 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #212 I agree with almost everything you said. Except: Jones is gone.. He was ready for the NBA before the season started.. If he was on last year team he would have been drafted 4th because it’s not his fault the rest of our team isn’t playing to potential. Sure he’s selfish but thats because he honestly believes he HAS to play that way for us to have a chance, and hes not far from the truth. He just needs to cut out the 3’s.



  222. 4TIMESTHESTEAK
    12:11 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t wait for the super bowl commercials tomorrow! That will ease my pain! oh yeah



  223. Stuck in Kansas
    12:12 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    220- perhaps that’s because when you were 11 you hadn’t let your expectations drop. Too many years of Tubby ball let the fanbase lower its expectations and accept defeat. Now we make excuses for it. I don’t want to hear any of that. Win the game.



  224. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    12:12 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #185- don’t waste your breath? What does losing 5 guys have anything to do with Cal not calling a timeout? He was in a position with THIS team (not 5 guys from last year) to win the game with 12 seconds left, and he blew it. That doesn’t mean we should go get another coach, or “trade” players, or whatever else you idiots are talking about. I can be upset about that call and it doesn’t mean any of those other things. It’s not like this was the first time Cal has screwed this up. In my opinion Cal is the reason we have lost the last 2 games. And yes, he is also the reason why we have had all this success, but I can still complain. I’m a fan. Now go ahead and make some comment about how I’m trying to be a coach…idiots



  225. Seriously??
    12:12 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #222 Why can’t Knight drive to the basket instead? Why the same shot? Please explain.



  226. Relax
    12:13 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Chicken Little, Chicken Little…the sky is falling! the sky is falling! We lost to a rank team on the road by two points. Did you expect us to go undefeated this year? This is not last year’s team. This was from the get go a 5-8 loss team. We will make the tournament, hopefully get hot, and then at least make the sweet sixteen. And people…these freshmen are 18 year old kids. You want to tell me that you wanted be shaky if you were put into that position.



  227. ZRowe in M'boro, TN
    12:13 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    219…Ok, Tubby may be a better game coach but who cares, and I like Tubby, but I take talent over a “good game coach” any day of the week.



  228. No coach
    12:13 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    198….I am speaking logically…how many teams do you think will get sent to the tournament from the SEC? I’m guessing 3 MAYBE 4 at best. KY is not looking like they’re going to finish in the top 3 as is thus I would say I’m speaking logically. We will most likely get it, but it will be on name alone. If we were an other team in the SEC and we finished let’s say in 4th place. I guarantee that we wouldn’t get in.



  229. t
    12:13 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    225) You’re right, fire Cal.



  230. Greenwell
    12:14 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    219, such a good game coach that he’s reached ONE final four in his career. Genius.



  231. Stuck in Kansas
    12:15 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t say that. In fact, I said I supported Cal. Just don’t ask me to be happy about a loss. It sucks.



  232. hopcrew
    12:16 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    LOUD NOISES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  233. Seriously??
    12:18 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #232 Tubby can’t recruit as well. I’m not saying that I would rather have Tubby either. Just give us a chance to tie the damn game. You should play on this team as much as you like losing. Oh and by the way, Tubby has a championship…..does Cal???? Idiot!!!!



  234. bigkat
    12:19 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    uk needs a better offense then standing around and then waiting for knight or jones to throw up the ball.
    and jones needs to learn to pass the ball



  235. Super Morris Brothers
    12:20 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #234 lmao now thats just classic

    Oh and did everyone hear the talking heads outraged at Call for not calling that timeout? you didnt? me either



  236. Seriously??
    12:20 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #229 I take talent too, it just doesn’t make sense to not take a timeout two games in a row with Freshman leading the team. I can’t believe anyone even argues against this. It was a bad decision by Cal without a doubt.



  237. Greenwell
    12:24 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #227, I don’t disagree that driving would have been a better option but how can you conclude that calling a TO automatically results in a better shot? Have you ever seen a 5 sec call on a sideline inbounds pass or a steal? So many things can happen on a possession. I’m debating what happened. You’re debating what could have happened.



  238. biebergroupie
    12:25 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Jones= overrated
    Knight= Thank god for you
    Miller= NO defense/plays like a freshmen
    Liggins= Solid D/UMMMM?? THATS ALL
    Harrellson= Disapears
    Lamb= Could have been the X factor tonight! But that didn’t happen!
    Polson= Why are you on the floor?
    Poole/Vargas/hood/= Waisted scholarships!!!!!!!!



  239. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    12:25 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #228- it’s not about the expectations for
    the season. It’s about late-game situational coaching. It’s not that I expected to go undefeated. It’s not even that I expected to win this game. But I DO expect my 4 million dollar coach to call a timeout when the team is down by 2 and our point gaurd (who is a freshman and has struggled all season in late-game situations)has just blown 7 seconds off the clock and is standing on the wing waiting for a pick. You’re a 4 million dollar coach and you don’t have a go-to play? You’ve got to be kidding me. And I am sick of reading all you idiots respond to those of
    us upset about the timeout by making it out like we think the sky is falling. It’s a simple problem..Cal didn’t call timeout, and it should be an easy fix, Cal call a timeout. There, problem solved. No one is saying that is the magic wand that will help us win every game, we just think it will help us win MORE games…like this one. If you think taking a contested 3 when you are down by 3 and began the possesion with 12 seconds is a good look, I’m sorry, but you’re just an idiot.



  240. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    12:27 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    *2



  241. Seriously??
    12:28 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #239 Doesn’t automatically going to get a better shot, but would like to see a play that they have practiced for this situation. If you watch college basketball other than UK, a timeout is called every time in this situation. Would you let your kids make their own call in a critical situation or would you “coach” them before they made their decision??



  242. coldspringmike
    12:32 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Question-would Miller be a better player if he had chosen to go out of state and play ? is the pressure of being Mr. Basketball and playing for your home state university too much ?



  243. biebergroupie
    12:34 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Bruce Pearl is licking his chops after witnessing ANOTHER piss poor effort by the Cats tonight!!!!!!!! Just wait peeps… It will get worst!



  244. suckafree69
    12:34 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    we’re all gettin’ laid!



  245. biebergroupie
    12:37 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Slowly becoming the Laughing stock of this mediocre conference!



  246. Greenwell
    12:37 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    243, I’d be interested in seeing the facts/stats bc I’m certain you’re wrong. I’d much rather have the chance to call a 2nd TO for my D after seeing your sideline OOB setup. Btw, I’m live at probably 20 other d1 games each yr.



  247. Super Morris Brothers
    12:37 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #245 Didn’t TN just lose as well? stfu lol u got balls kid, lil tiny marble balls, but they work, good for you…



  248. chilloutmfers!
    12:39 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I cannot believe how ridiculous our fans are! No wonder everyone hates us! Everyone is acting like a bunch of ignorant jerks! Run Cal off…then what!!!! We played hard and did some good things tonite! I love our Cats and better now than later! We are going to pull it together at the right time instead of being full of ourselves and losing at the wrong time. These guys are young but they put in work! They played their asses off…show them love! How the f*%& do you think they feel without BBN just making them feel even more like shit!



  249. Seriously??
    12:41 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #248 So you’re saying most coaches do not call a timeout in this situation?? That’s just nonsense and any collgee basketball fan knows better. #249 Are you in bed with #248??? LMAO



  250. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    12:41 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Message boards remind me of how stupid people are. I can’t believe how stupid some of you are. How does the world continue working with all of you idiots living in it? How could anyone who knows anything about basketball, and I’m talking basics, like knows ONLY the basics, watch the last 12 seconds of that game and think the team in blue got the best look it could? I mean the only thing that gives me hope for some of you is that I hope that some of you are just trying to stay positive after a tough loss…I can respect that. But if you REALLY believe that….please kill yourself



  251. Seriously??
    12:42 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #252 LMAO….amen brother



  252. dark helmet
    12:42 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    If it wasn’t for everyone spotting Jones we wouldn’t have any open shots lay off Jones. There was a lid on the basket and our boys hate the road equals loss easily we’ve lost to much worse teams on the roAD.
    It seems like half their points came from guys who were guarded by darius help d or not he got owned.



  253. mike
    12:44 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    235 I like Tubby, but everyone knows hes championship was given to him by Pitino.



  254. biebergroupie
    12:44 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I think it’s funny how THIS website is quick to make fun of EVERYBODY else all the time but never has anything bad(real) to say about our beloved Cats! NEVER! Come on KSR, Tomorrow lets make sure you write about how dumb Bruce Pearl is or talk about his Jacket or Make fun of Billy Donovan, or the cards!



  255. Seriously??
    12:48 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #255 Yeah you’re probably right, but he still won it. He still had to tell the players what to do, so he deserves some credit. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want Cal to go anywhere. I love him for real. I just don’t understand why a timeout isn’t called. I wish Cal was on the radio to explain it himself.



  256. Billy D > PayPalCal
    12:54 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Cal is a terrible coach. He has guys like WWW do the dirty work and pay for players. He can’t coach to save his life. One day you goobers will see these. Until the, go ahead a keep your head up your anal cavity. Also, suck it Knight. You will take another loss when we play you in Lexington.



  257. the future
    12:55 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I would not want to play UK in March, folks this team is learning, they are being programed, like Neo….free your mind! Once the program is downloaded we will rule. When is a loss a good loss, when you see you team come back from down ten on the road, when you see Vargas, Polsen, Hood make plays off the bench without turning the ball and giving quality minutes to the team. When you see Brandon attack from the point, Lamb knock down a three, Jorts get position knocking a player out of the paint and yanking down a solid rebound and Darius hit a runner in the lane, and a flush by Mr. Jones. The pieces are there the epoxy is hardening this is the the Big Blue Matrix…we are the one!



  258. dark helmet
    12:55 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    It’s ironic that the guys that r claiming cal should have called a TO are the same guys that claim he’s a bad coach. well bros he’s not exactly a genius at calling set plays so I don’t see the point in calling a TO.
    Cal WINS don’t act like u don’t know this he’s a great coach but he doesn’t have the stable to get to the Derby this year just face it



  259. chilloutmfers!
    12:56 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    252…thanks for making my point…maybe UofL suits you better! I know bb…reguardless, I love my Cats and shit happens. I SEE the work these kids are putting in, good, respectful, smart, classy 18-19 year old effin KIDS and I have faith in them. I don’t turn my back on them and trash them bc they could’nt pull out a win, lol, and then trash the coach…who btw is one of the best things to happen to UK since Quick Pitino dipped out on us! So bb genius…who would do us better? I think we are running out of options here!



  260. Seriously??
    12:59 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I love how the people who where arguing my point have stopped posting…..I won tonight even if UK didn’t!!!! LOL



  261. John
    1:00 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Man this thread appears to be mostly trolls and fare weather fans. This team is young and thin. They are going to play inconsistent and need a lot of luck to finish the season with the kind of record us spoiled fans have come to expect. This is a rebuilding team ranked 11th in the country. They deserve and are going to need all of the support they can get yet it appears they aren’t going to find it on this sight.



  262. chilloutmfers!
    1:02 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    262…wtf is your point? That your a shitty fan?



  263. tim
    1:03 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Good game tonight. Only a 2 point loss against a ranked team/away game. Good job Eloy!



  264. Seriously??
    1:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #264 No not at all….have you read my posts? Do you even know what I’m talking about??? I love UK and love Cal too, I’m just pissed that we lost the same exact way we did at Ole Miss. Some people on here are content losing, I’m not and most UK fans aren’t either.



  265. chilloutmfers!
    1:04 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    263…exactly…smh…ridiculous. I am proud of them tonite…just sayin!



  266. bigbluefan
    1:05 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    THANK YOU #259 ‘the future’ – for seeing the bigger picture! LET’S GO CATS!!! At the end of the day, LET’S GO BIG BLUE.



  267. Seriously??
    1:08 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #267 smh….just sayin!…take that $hit to facebook…lmao



  268. old_school
    1:10 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    At one point Cal had a panic-striken look on his face, turned to his bench as if to summon for help, but then quickly turned back again with the realization that his bench was bare.

    This is his own fault. Cal has set the table for UK to be a team that gets plenty of hype because of in-coming freshmen – but to keep those freshmen happy, and next-year’s crop of freshmen coming – he’s got to play them and rely on them and hope that some if not most realize their NBA dreams in short order.

    That means that the bench is always gonna be short, experience is always going to be limited, and ‘fans’ of UK will find more joy in watching ESPN broadcast of high school games featuring next year’s stars than in watching the current UK team struggle because of a lack of depth and experienced talent.

    But hey – we gonna be sick next year.

    My hope however is – that with each UK loss, more and more UK fans are beginning to see the light and realize Cal was a mistake. He’s a quick-fix artist who knows nothing about building a quality program for the long haul.



  269. chilloutmfers!
    1:15 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I am never content with it! This ruined the rest of my weekend for sure! And I am positive that is the same for most of the others! But I see that we don’t have alot to work with and we played our asses off! Cal has done a great job with what he has! Jorts!!!! Need I say more! You think trash talking will get us that W? Trust in Cal and stfu!



  270. dark helmet
    1:16 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    259.. its a shame the refs probably won’t let those situations happen the refs need facetime on ESPN. There is immense potential but tj is going to have to turn into carmello and darius is going to have to go to a shrink. cal is fine though screw everybody who rips cal do you think any coach could be better than him at this point? He’s trying to peek this team late its obvious- his past teams peaked too early. But boogie isn’t wAlking through that door the .negativity in this site sucks



  271. bmt22033
    1:17 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    I think Cal chooses not to call timeouts in situations like this because it gives the opposing team time to setup their defense and he feels like that’s a worse situation than letting play continue uninterrupted. I realize that we haven’t been winning when he HASN’T called a timeout and it’s easy to say “If he’d just call a timeout…”. You can make a valid argument for and against calling a timeout in that situation and when we lose, it’s inevitable that people will say that Cal should have done the opposite of what he did. But the truth of the matter is that no one knows that the timeout would have made a difference. If there were just one thing different in the way that they played in all of these close losses, then they probably wouldn’t have found themselves in a close game anyway and the decision to call a timeout or not wouldn’t even be up for discussion. Sure, there will be times when no matter how hard a team plays, they’re going to end up in a close game with time running out and I’m not denying that. But given how good they CAN play, I think a lot of people would agree that most of their losses shouldn’t have been that close to begin with. Lack of a good post presence and depth are what’s hurting us. Knight, Jones and Lamb can only do so much by themselves.



  272. Seriously??
    1:20 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #271 #1 recruiting class in the country this year and not a lot to work with?? I’m not trash talking, just stating my opinion. I think after all of the mistakes they made tonight, Cal should have called a timeout. Kill me for that. WOW



  273. notseriously??
    1:21 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    269…you do that! This is a site for UK fans…go cry to the CJ, you’d fit right in!



  274. UK02
    1:23 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    270 – FAIL



  275. notseriously??
    1:25 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Ok…maybe I picked you out of too many of you, overreacting! And working with, I mean bench wise! The inside weakness! everyone is too quick to turn their backs…they need our support…that’s my point!



  276. SanDiegoDave
    1:26 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    There is no doubt that Cal can recruit and coach. He wouldn’t be at UK if he couldn’t. UK fans having unrealistic expectations EVERY YEAR seems to be the norm and that’s OK. That is far better than looking forward to perennial NIT bids. This team is going to the NCAA tournament, most likely with a five seed as I predicted two weeks ago, and probably win a game, maybe two. What tires me most about this blog is reading about “what ifs.” What if Kanter were eligible? What if last year’s team were around this year? What if Cal would have called a time out? What if Tubby didn’t let the program slip into mediocrity? We obviously aren’t going to win the national championship every year. Anyone who thinks so is a moron. My only concern is the constant player turnover, which seems to be where Cal is steering the program. Championships are not won with freshmen and sophomores.



  277. bigkyfan10dot2.0
    1:26 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    #260- do you remember all of those alley-oops to Wall last year? Those were set plays. Cal runs a lot of set plays and usually runs some pretty good ones like the alley-oop play. But just for ships and giggles let’s pretend you’re right and he doesn’t have good set plays? No wait, let’s not do that. Are you an f-ing retard. Basketball is not some mind-numbingly complicated sport. What is it about basketball that would make you think you need a genius to be capable of running good set plays? Hell, if he doesn’t have one…GOOGLE IT!! Basketball plays aren’t locked away in some secret vault. And don’t you think if he didn’t have a good one he would ask one of his buddies…ever heard of Larry Brown. Don’t you realize that coaches talk to one another about what works and doesn’t work? I just can’t stand people who say something like that, “so and so can’t coach set plays”? What are you talking about? If you can put together a dresser you can run a set play. There are only 5 players on a team, this isn’t rocket science. You don’t need to re-invent the wheel. Do you think Cal invented the dribble drive? If Cal didn’t have a set play, he could get one easily, just like you can. Which is what I think you should do. Why don’t you google basketball and set plays, read for a few months, and then come back with something intelligent to say.



  278. dark helmet
    1:30 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    273. I know cal can’t figure out what set plays to run with this team cuz its easy to cue on 3 players and darius is afraid to taste greatness. But seriously if he called a timeout same result. The calzone was really good tonight that was all coaching. It’s going to be a rough rd. But like our chances w brandon knight if he had kanter down low he’d be averaging a dub dub



  279. dbbshad
    1:39 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    U mad?



  280. dark helmet
    1:46 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    279 ok ur full retard… I took up for cal but nearly everyone on this board would say cal is no izzo at calling set plays.cal is an awesome coach but he doesn’t have wall and cousins anymore dork .he should have some plays where he can find an open j for knight or lamb at least. But like I said everybody is keying on them. Not cals fault that we lost this one. Thank u for misinterpreting my post though slapnuts



  281. The Fan
    2:16 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Cal is a great coach, the timeout didn’t lose the game, you had 3 veterans who don’t want to rebound or even try to score. When we made the comeback we should have won the game. But Miller, Liggins and Harrellson don’t wanna do anything but foul, foul and foul, they looked lost all the time. Watch next game on the road and you will see that their man just ran right past them.



  282. Get Real
    7:33 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    First off anyone who says you foul anyone when you have a one point lead in closing seconds isnt thinking, how about a defensive stop and keep the lead?(Did that ever cross your mind)? Second off you call the timeout to get everyone settled and to draw up a play, yes the other team gets to draw one up also, but at that point it becomes coach vs. coach, and right now Cal is the only leader on our team or so I thought, TAKE THE TIMEOUT!!! PERIOD. As i said in the last post anyone calling for Cals job is a [email protected]#$%^ idiot! The man turns our team around in one year and has some close losses in the second year after being [email protected]#$%^ by the NCAA when they took his starting center after letting every other questionable player this year play, looks like those [email protected]#holes r getting what they want huh? Also you cant beat anyone with a 3 man team, uuperclassmen SUCK Miller, Liggins and Harrelson we will be better off when theyre gone, BELEIVE that, to bad we have to deal with them another year.



  283. Cup half Full
    10:47 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    1)Vargas played double digit mins and contributed. 2)Knight has become the leader of this team. 3)UK effectively used a zone 4) They show the competiveness to battle back from 10+ pts on road 5)Had an open 3 pointer by the player who was hot and was 4 for 4 on 3 pters to win the game



  284. see it for what it is
    11:11 am February 6, 2011 Permalink

    Still say Jones, Lamb, and Knight come back next year. We start Davis, Jones, Gilchrist, Knight, and Teague. Lamb still sixth man, backed by Wiltjer, Miller, Liggens, Hood, and Vargas. Its just my opinion but Poole is gonna leave, Polson back as a non-scholly walk on. Still leaves us room for another quality big guy. Gotta take this year for what its worth, who knew Orton and Bledsoe would leave ?



  285. True Blue Fan
    12:11 pm February 6, 2011 Permalink

    For all you UK fans, we need to get behind our team! This is the best basketball program in the nation, maybe even the world! And the fans that get on here and bitch after a loss make me sick! Cal is doing a fine job in year 2. If you remember we weren’t supposed to have 5 guys leave from last year. If Bledsoe & Orton stays this team would be awesome. But thats not the case. These boys will be fine! They will click at the right time and make a deep run come March! Now get off the players & the coachs back!!!



  286. Sapper
    12:24 pm February 6, 2011 Permalink

    287 you are right, Bledsoe ans Orton would have put Miller on the Bench and possibly Liggins, it would have put Vargas in the stands, but instead we are stuck with Darrius “dont foul me” Miller and everyone else. I see Jon Hood and Stacey Poole transferring and hopefully Miller riding the Pine next year and playing as the 6th or 7th man, can’t wait til next year.



  287. Excuses
    2:17 pm February 6, 2011 Permalink

    287) When are you going to stop making EXCUSES all the time? Face the facts, CAL is the BEST recruiter but couldn’t coach himself out of a paper bag. HE’S PROVEN HE’S A TERRIBLE COACH 3 TIMES when COACHING MATTERS! Some of you CAL lovers need to pull your head out of your @$$es and note we are paying $4,000,000 A YEAR for a COACH and not just a RECRUITER!!! HE SUCKS!!!!!



  288. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    5:08 pm February 6, 2011 Permalink

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