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Cats win ugly over Morehead State, 81-70

Phew, that was nasty. In one of the more frustrating games we’ve seen from this bunch, the Cats finally pulled past Morehead State, 81-70.

Archie Goodwin led the way with 28 points, with Poythress close behind with 20. Noel almost had a double-double with 9 points, 11 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 assists. The Cats finally achieved some sort of rhythm towards the end of the second half, shooting 51.1% from the field.

The name of the game was fouls. There were 44 fouls overall, with two Morehead State players fouling out. Morehead’s foul trouble ultimately cut their run short, as the Cats pulled ahead towards the middle of the second half. Like BTI’s options at last call, it wasn’t pretty, but we’ll take it.

Drew will be by shortly with a recap. Go Cats.

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42 Comments for Cats win ugly over Morehead State, 81-70



  1. Kentucky rain
    9:21 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Not pretty but it will teach us to be physical. Kids are thinking about Thanksgiving and heads not fully in this game. Need to learn to play like this because this is what we will get from now on.



  2. Taylor
    9:21 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    We better hope Harrow can come back and play like a PG is supposed to or it might be a long year. This was not a good team UK played tonight.



  3. nassau65
    9:24 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I think that was the fugliest game i’ve seen.



  4. GoCats2
    9:25 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    so much to talk about in this one, fouls, Woods pushing, Mays carrying Goodwin. Wow.



  5. Run fat boy run
    9:25 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    the sky is falling and the Mayans were right.



  6. Bledsoe12
    9:25 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Alex pulled hamstring on last dunk.



  7. GoCats2
    9:25 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Oh and the Turkey Hunter.



  8. Funky Monkey
    9:26 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Guess the Morehead players battled to make up for Sean popping his mouth off.



  9. Silly Mayans
    9:28 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Mayans didn’t account for leap years. The world ended 7 months ago.



  10. Jus Sayin
    9:29 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Sean Woods pushed the kid but it was pushing him away to avoid further conflict. It happens all the time with hot head player. I saw Cal do it to Cousins in a practice.



  11. Disappointed
    9:30 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I’m still annoyed over the Sean Woods incident. He should not have embarrassed that poor kid like that, let alone shove him toward the bench. If he was frustrated with the kid, he should have dealt with it a tad more civil behind closed doors. It’s also frustrating that the camera crew refused to take the shot off of him. Not cool.



  12. Drop it
    9:33 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    You all being too soft on that kid Woods told off. If he’s man enough to draw attention to himself by acting like an idiot then he should be man enough to take the embarrassment of having the camera on him.



  13. Paula Dean's son
    9:34 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I hope our Thanksgiving meal has as good of home cooking as the Cats got tonight. 36 fouls vs 16 fouls. 41 free throw attempts. It’s all because the Cats are more skilled and more athletic I’m sure. Wait, what? The Morehead bench had approximately 25 more points than UKs bench? Well at least the top 5 are more athletic. GIMME SOME HOME COOKIN’



  14. UK2001
    9:35 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    That, Louisville trolls, is how a young, talented team BEATS morehead state.



  15. Old School
    9:35 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    10, and 12 said it. He challenged his coach on camera so he got put in his place on camera.



  16. CaptObvious
    9:36 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    This UK team is ultimately going nowhere. They can’t rebound. They can’t shoot free throws. They are not a good ball-handling team, hence suseceptibility to the press. They also really are a poor three point shooting team overall. And they are fairly slow, especially when Wiltjer is on the floor (He is fools gold…need the offense, but a total defensive liability). They are most certainly an 8-9 loss team and definitely not going to cut down the nets in March. Elite Eight at absolute best.



  17. UKUKUK1865
    9:36 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    This was exactly the same approach little brother used last year. We learned a lot from that game. Hope we learn as much from this game.



  18. barn
    9:36 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    9–before we won the nc?



  19. Ares
    9:37 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Give me a break on the Sean Woods butt chewing coaches chew out kids all the time on all levels. How many times when Pitino was coaching did we say whoa Rick go easy on him. If Cal rips someone are we even talking about this?



  20. Me
    9:37 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Alex has to be the most talented and laziest player I have every seen.



  21. DirtyDutchMantel
    9:37 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    It is a good thing the refs put us on the free throw line every other time down the court or we could have lost.



  22. Mike
    9:41 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    We were lucky to pull that one out….personally, I like Sean Wood’s coaching style, and he had a good shot at breaking the streak at Rupp.



  23. Kentucky rain
    9:44 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    20)Very similar to T. Jones as a Freshman.



  24. Paper Tigers
    9:45 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    21 – it’s a shame woods had to have his players be douches just like him and purposefully foul all the time. We should have shot at least 10-15 more free throws.

    10, 12, 15 – there is no excuse for what woods did. He is an ass and too many people defended him after his comments. I guess the truth comes out eventually. Dude is pompous.



  25. Oogie
    9:46 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens has an outside shot at the first quadruple double in UK history



  26. Obviouslyhatin
    9:47 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    @16

    UK is going nowhere? Since when is the Elite 8 you suggested going nowhere? Are you really that spoiled already from the NC? This teams seems about the same as the Knight led Cats, and they made a great run to the Final 4. College basketball as a whole is down, as shown by IU’s struggles lately.



  27. Truth
    9:48 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    When you have 4 or 5 nba players and you are playing a bad team, you do not deserve to get bailed out by the refs and put on the line every 30 seconds.



  28. blade
    9:49 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Cats have to be more physical when needed. need point guard, better free throw shooting, stronger hands, and talk and play together.



  29. What
    9:49 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    @16 Cmon man its one game. They have not played against a team like that yet. Its the day before Thanksgiving. People were saying Sweet 16 at best for the 2011 team and they proved that wrong. They are what 4 or 5 games into the season without their starting PG. Give it a rest. You are going a little overboard over one meaningless game.



  30. Skeeter
    9:52 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    27 – you’re right. Refs should not call fouls against the team with lesser takent. That makes total sense. It’s aamazing you can turn on a computer and type with your analytical skills.



  31. DruDown
    9:53 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I hope I’m wrong, but I think this is the year we lose to uofl. I think they could put a beating on us. Not sure we can get away with only having six guys and no pg this year.



  32. Skeeter
    9:54 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I like to let Matt put it between my butt cheeks.



  33. Skeeter
    9:56 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Haha. Looks like 27 got mad and took my name. Guess when you can’t debate intellectually, you resort to immature actions. Good job man. Now go tell mommy to tuck you in. It’s past your bedtime



  34. Jeff
    10:16 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Great win for the Cats. Plenty for they guys to learn from. We all learned what a great coach Sean Woods is tonight, very proud his jersey hangs in Rupp. He exposed every weekness this team has, especially if Harrow walks away. Atkinson deserved what Sean gave him, discipline is the foundation of success. Sean Woods can coach my Kentucky Wildcats when the day comes.



  35. Randolph Morris
    10:22 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    #20 – I strongly disagree.



  36. Kyphil
    10:26 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    My opinion ….. Ryan Harrow will not rejoin the team and transfer



  37. Jatt Mones sexed up Ashley Judd
    10:36 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    thankfully the refs were there to call 32 fouls against morehead and save the cats……… 2-9 lol



  38. Jatt Mones sexed up Tyler Thompson
    10:36 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    32 fouls to 12 is some serious home cooking, go cats/refs



  39. mattjonesbonestt
    10:41 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    i am matt jones and i promoted tyler because of her sweet loving….. thanks for the home cooking refs, saved our butts and my radio show



  40. KurtNMia
    10:41 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I am glad this game went the way it did. It was an extremely physical game that made our young Cats dig deep and learn to play those teams that want to bully you around. And that is exactly the way I would describe Sean Woods and his team… Bullys. I don’t think fouling and on every rip is basketball. None-the-less… It proved to be a great lesson for our team and it has only made us stronger. How bout them Cats!?!?



  41. Big Whoop
    10:42 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe we should start a pool betting on when Poythress gets his first assist. It may be March.



  42. KurtNMia
    10:46 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    36 – You are crazy. Harrow will bounce back from these unfortunate events and lead our team to the promise land… #9! John Wall, Brandon Knight, and Marquis Teague all struggled in their first appearances as wildcats… Harrow will do the same. He even has the advantage of seeing this all play out over a year. It is unfortunate that he was ill and has had a family emergency… But he will be fine. It will take time… But he will lead us to 9… That’s the rhyme.