Raise your hand if you and your friends look like idiots with those buckets on your head.
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love” ~ John Lennon
I fear the following five things. And I love when Kentucky beats Louisville.
1.) Montrezl Harrell
Montrezl Harrell is a man. He’s playing the way Alex Poythress should be playing. The freshman, who at one time was considering Kentucky, was a beast in relief for Dieng over the last month and he’ll be a spark coming off the bench.
Let’s hope he doesn’t do anything like this…
2.) Kentucky’s Halfcourt Offense vs. Louisville’s Halfcourt Defense
Passing the ball around the perimeter and waiting for something to happen hasn’t worked all season, and it certainly won’t work against Louisville. The Cardinals are one of the best defensive teams in the country and they’ll be causing problems for Kentucky’s offense all day, especially with Gorgui back in the middle. Kentucky has to knock down open shots when they get them or it’ll be a long evening in the Yum! Center.
3.) Foul trouble
There were 52 fouls called in last year’s regular season Kentucky-Louisville game in Rupp Arena. The Cats don’t have the depth (not that they had a lot last year) to withstand a similar game. Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress have to play smart and keep themselves in the game.
No silly fouls.
4.) The fans
The fans don’t really scare me; I’m just worried that whatever it is they have is contagious. Kentucky fans planning to visit the Bucket should look into wearing hazmat suits to be safe. There’s no vaccine for tool, as far as I know.
5.) Archie Goodwin
I love Archie Goodwin. I love him like a brother. But he scares the sh-t out of me. In Kentucky’s only true road game, at Notre Dame, Archie was so selfish and out of control, Coach Cal had to yank him aside and tell him to quit looking to score and give the ball up. He called it Archie’s worst game of the season.
We can’t have that again. Archie needs to be a scorer, but only within the flow of the offense. How he plays could determine the outcome of the game.