As Fake Gimel said, the weather here in Louisville has left me without the ability to post, so this is from my Blackberry. The game was tough to take. It is clear that teams who drive and kick exploit Gillispie’s defensive philosophy and UK’s horrendous rebounding, particularly from Stevenson and Miller. It was a tough night to watch the Cats, from Jodie’s poor shooting to DeAndre’s crazy decision making to Billy Clyde’s unfortunate halftime interview. No one (except Patterson) was really on their game.
In the end, UK struggled to make shots late, but the game was lost (uncharacteristically) on defense. UK gave up 85 points to a team that is without three of its best four players. That won’t beat anyone. The game took the fans (and blog writers) down a notch and caused Jeff Goodman to text me and act as if he won our running debate. Bottom line….not a good night.