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Insane Stat from Yesterday’s Game

Jim Lyle- AP

Jim Lyle- AP

Jim Lyle- AP

Yesterday’s loss to Florida was one of the worst in the Calipari era. From the start of the game to the final whistle, the Gators dominated the Cats in every way.

In a game where we could look towards a lot of different issues, the main issue was definitely rebounding. In fact, the rebounding margin of (-25) was the worst margin for Kentucky since January 3rd, 1990 at Georgia. Kentucky was out rebounded by 28 that night in a game that saw the Cats lose 106-91. This should put into perspective how embarrassing of a rebounding performance last night was. Remember when almost 2 months ago, Kentucky out rebounded North Carolina, one of the nation’s premier rebounding teams. Now we had the worst performances off the glass in the Calipari era. What gives?

Article written by Sam Gormley

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16 Comments for Insane Stat from Yesterday’s Game

  1. dakich is stupid
    1:14 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    Callipari has a difficult at hand. If has told Monk he needs to rebound more but he refuses to because he wants to leak out for possible top 10 ESPN play. What to do bench him to send a message, when he is the most explosive offensive player on the team. When if he is harsh to Monk could effect future recruits coming here. Player first program means top players don’t get benched for refusal to do as ur told right? As high as he jumps he could snag so many rebounds. But he doesn’t want to.
    People need to leave Fox alone on this loss. Last time I had the flu I couldn’t have ran one trip up a basketball court.

    • playmorezeppelin
      1:19 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink


    • dakich is stupid
      1:32 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

      It is not an easy fix or Cal would have fixed it already. Here comes the tweak.

    • Sasquatch
      1:37 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

      You’re making a big assumption that Monk is making the call. My guess is that Cal knows we are struggling in the half court and Monk in the open court is a better option.

    • dakich is stupid
      1:59 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

      Task at hand is what I meant😎

    • syrin
      3:22 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

      Put the blame where it belongs. BAM! Bam is the softest big I have in a long time. They compare him to Dwight Howard?!?! Dwight gets more rebounds in a quarter against NBA bigs than Bam gets in 1-2 games against average college bigs. For his size, strength and athleticism, it’s pitiful.

  2. KYcats11
    1:24 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    The answer is to put Chris Westry in the starting lineup.

  3. dakich is stupid
    1:30 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    How do u get ur player to go rebound?

  4. wdkaatfan
    1:49 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    These kids have to take pride on the defensive end. When/IF they ever get pissed off about being embarrassingly outrebounded or take getting beat to the rim personally, they will improve. IMO its a matter of pride. Rebounding and getting those 50/50 balls are hustle plays and if they are “okay” with getting beat, we’ll all have to be okay with losing in the first or second round of the NCAA Tournament.

  5. dakich is stupid
    1:57 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    I have only coached little kids in basketball so I’m not qualified to come up with a plan but maybe we should just concentrate on offense and try to out score everyone. Like it was before camp cal. Stop the double teams; it’s not working EVER!

    • Rixter
      2:46 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

      The double teams don’t work because our opponents NEVER miss an open shot! They have to be 139/140 on the year.. it’s incredible. The cats shoot about 50% on wide open shots. Not so for our foes.

  6. Jiminy Crickets
    2:16 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    to bad they dont keep stats on the number of uncontested lay-ups the opposing team scores on. I bet we would be at the bottom of the nation. The more Fla pulled away, the more wide open, beat us down the floor, uncontested dunks they got. Its like we got down 12 and gave up.

  7. Poane1
    2:33 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    The problem is our poor approach to high ball screens. We try to go over every screen and bam steps sideways to give only brief help. This causes one of our off ball defenders to try to step to help ( which is chronically late) and this results in our only consistent rebounder being 17 ft from the basket and our 4 (Willis or Gabriel) being up the lane helping away from the rim when the ball is shot. Nobody is left because Monk is leaking out and not crashing. We do not hedge hard on the high ball screen with bam to redirect the dribbler and also our guards trail cutters and ball handlers. We cannot rebound as we are not in position due to defensive breakdowns. This team seems to need to play zone

  8. bj9039
    6:27 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    i believe the reason some are not getting rebounds is that they are too eager to start the fast break to the other end. They need to all rebound first & then start for the other end.

  9. satcheluk
    9:52 pm February 5, 2017 Permalink

    Defense and rebounding are about heart and effort. You do the math!

  10. upset Cat
    6:59 am February 6, 2017 Permalink

    Poanel was correct, the best post I have read pointing out the problem we are facing, so who is responsible for it happening, I say Mr Arrogant, who told Bam, once he gets the ball inside don’t throw it back out, looking back, the team started fading when this great piece of advice was issued, I I don’t want him fired I just want him to start coaching what he has recruited, his excuse that they are young, of course we know they are young, all I can say is coach coach coach them, that is the part of your job, that you seem to be forgetting. Let go off your mega ego and do right by the school that is The University of Kentucky and start coaching what you bring in.