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Kentucky comeback falls just short 75-68

(Ehh, not quite, ESPN)

Is it really only November? That game had a post-season feel from the start. Sparked by a 9-0 run late in the 2nd half, the young Kentucky Wildcats nearly climbed back into it to take the game from a veteran Duke squad. Kentucky found themselves trailing by 14 late in the game, seemingly on the verge of a lopsided finish. The Alex Poythress we’ve been waiting to see was the catalyst for Kentucky’s late run, which came up just short after pulling within 3 points. On a crucial late game possession with Kentucky down 5 and needing a basket, Archie Goodwin was called for a travel. Duke was then able to essentially ice the game from the free throw line. The final margin was 75-68 in favor of the Blue Devils. Seth Curry was virtually unstoppable on the night for the Blue Devils, leading all scorers with 23 points. Alex Poythress paced Kentucky with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Although Kentucky came up short, the fight this team put up to claw back into the game, along with the emergence of Alex Poythress, will be areas to build on moving forward.

Stay tuned for more on the game later…

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

141 Comments for Kentucky comeback falls just short 75-68

  1. Sports Fan
    11:59 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Please, Up that UK run…If Mason didn’t have to sit, they would have ran away with it… Go DUKE

  2. Manbearpig
    12:00 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #1 if Harrow was healthy would have been a different game…see what I did there?

  3. SayHarrowToTheRepeat
    12:00 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Duke just flopped again.

  4. Rick
    12:00 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel plays so damn hard, with no regard for his own well-being. The fact that he basically spent the whole game fighting with Plumlee was very impressive. The kids got balls that drag the court. Same can’t be said for the Duke and U of L trolls that plague this site.

  5. UK Freshmen
    12:00 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Just short?? We lost by 7 and the beat down was worse than the score.

  6. tltaworl
    12:01 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I am actually more encouraged than disapointed.

  7. Rick
    12:01 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I would tell the IU and U of L trolls to go back to their own site… but wait, they don’t have one, cause no one gives two sh*ts about their programs.

  8. DukeFan
    12:01 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Suck it Matt Jones. You pumpkin pie haircutted freak.

  9. True Story
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    ROFL… Duke Troll? Oh how the ‘mighty’ have fallen. Good game, lots of promise. Will be a great season! hate to give Rat-Face one more though. bleh

  10. Sports Fan
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Yea #2, he would have done what he did against maryland…. NOTHING!! I heard that he didnt want to play tonight because they played Duke…He remember them before he transfered…See where Im going #1 lol

  11. Jarrod Polson
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I carried the day.

  12. southeastKYfan
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Having a hard time remembering it’s only November with no starters returning. Deep breaths, sky isn’t falling, I think. So so much to work on. We lost the game in the stretches were Plumlee didn’t play. Goodwin has GOT to get under control. Poythress showed up. Got to get better! Go Cats!!

  13. i'll take it
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    7 point loss in mid November to a team that starts 3 seniors and have played together for 4 years vs our team in only their second game without our starting point guard. YEAH I’LL TAKE THAT SEE YOU IN MARCH C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS

  14. DirtyDutchMantel
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Duke and uofl could play in a couple weeks? Who wins?

  15. Rick
    12:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #8 – Enjoy your loss in the round of 32. Your team has nowhere to go but down.

  16. You mean Puke
    12:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Happy with that. Fought all night. Puke dropped 3’s all night like Sypher drops pants. And #1… Hope we see you in march buddy ;). Team has loads of potential. Thank you Alex for showing the world what you can really do. This loss doesnt hurt us. Its only november and were gunna be looking goooood after Cal gets this fully worked out. Go Cats!

  17. CaveHunter
    12:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    The refs did an excellent job… of giving Duke the game. All the Plumblees should have fouled out by the 10 min mark.

  18. Swiz Beatz
    12:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Nice offense Cal! Have everyone stand around and watch Archie drive through 3 Duke defenders. WTF????

  19. Rick
    12:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #14 – I can tell you who won’t win – the 14 people watching that crapfest on TV. I’d rather be napping.

  20. Will
    12:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t like losing but man are we going to be scary good in a few months….

  21. Uk finest
    12:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    We will get better, remember we are doing this without a PG. Archie needs to be at the 2…. We lost, but damn did we fight!!! This team will be a force come March… GO CATS!!

  22. Kenny
    12:04 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Lot of positives to take from that game. Poythress is unbelievable. We are young. Hate losing to Duke though. But I am very encouraged!

  23. Feezie
    12:04 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Thought the frosh showed well against the Duke experience for the 2nd game of the year. Plenty to work on, but the ceiling is high.

  24. Jkwon
    12:04 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m most definitely encouraged! For our youth and the fact we still have a ways to go to get in game shape, not to mention missing our starting pg, we played good! That last run took everything we had! We just ran out of gas! We were tired before the run and dug deep to get back in it! Proud of these cats!

  25. HAHA
    12:05 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Duke fans need to remember that these games are almost meaningless. Come March this team will have it together and will be competing for a national title. Duke will see if they can get out of the first round this year, maybe they have a sweet sixteen run in them who knows?

  26. B-man
    12:05 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with #6. For a team this young to hang with a veteran Duke squad…I’m pretty pleased. Not sure what game #5 was watching…it was 3 pt game with under 2 minutes left. Wouldn’t call that a beat down. Wiltjer needs more shots and Goodwin gets a little out of control. If you look at the stats, Noel outplayed Plumlee and of course, Poythress was a beast tonight!

  27. Roger
    12:05 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    So which junior college team is U of L playing this week? I need to known so I can tell their trolls to go watch that game and get off our sack.

  28. UK3K
    12:06 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Between flopping and Plumlee fouling out before the half I’d say our freshmen did an excellent job against a “veteran” team. I’m hopeful Duke might actually win their first game in the tourney this year – dependent on the officiating, of course.

  29. Durrrr
    12:06 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    $100K jewelry shopping spree to celebrate? What? Only 30% down?

  30. PhotoKat
    12:06 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #8 > Lehigh. See you in March.

  31. Amaze Pants
    12:06 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    @1 If Mason didn’t have to sit? Are you not aware Dook extended the lead with Mason on the bench?

    I agree with 6. I’m encouraged by this showing, especially the run in the second half. As a unit, Poythress, Goodwin and Noel outplayed the Duke seniors of Plumlee, Kelly and Curry.

    We can only get better. On the flipside, their seniors already hit their plateau.

  32. Manbearpig
    12:06 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #10, yeah pretty sure the flu takes a lot out of you. Anyways have fun with another season of disappointment come March and watch out for the Little Sisters of the Poor, I heard they are the new Lehigh

  33. Swiz Beatz
    12:07 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Goodwin gets “A LITTLE” out of control? How about passing the freaking ball!!!!

  34. America
    12:07 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Not too bad. Need a point guard, rebound and hit free throws. It has been a while since I have been here. Just wanted to say congrats to the Liberals for re electing Obama. Its so great to know that you guys are in love with a president who hates everything America stands for. You fkin people are retarded. He makes Clinton look honest and thats not a compliment.
    As for UK, they will be fine in March.
    Take care and I will make sure I keep working to pay for the lifestyle of the American bum.

  35. barn
    12:08 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    damned good effort considering we played without a pg. glad we weren’t playing lehigh

  36. Catfan
    12:08 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    This team is only going to get better, Duke doesn’t have that high of a ceiling. By the end of the year UK will be on another level.

  37. Rick
    12:08 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Get out of here with that political shit, #34. Your lying, pandering candidate lost. No one cares. It’s basketball season.

  38. Extremelyencouragedcatfan
    12:09 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Mason Plumlee just got two more fouls as I typed this!

  39. Will S
    12:09 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Duke is the better team… In 1992, now, and forever. Long after Calipari is gone to the NBA. I’ve been telling you since June, Duke would beat UK in Atlanta and we did! Should’ve been by 20+ pts. Honestly, I can’t wait until we play you again. We’ve won 65 of the last 7, thats not a rivalry! I Still LOVE Laettner!! 8 Months coming!! LETS GO DUKE!

  40. Rae
    12:09 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    At least ESPN will have a harder time making a commercial out of it.

  41. Blue Jesus
    12:09 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel is a WORKHORSE, and Poythress is an absolute monster. Once Harrow is back and hitting his stride, we will be nasty. We may have lost this game in November, but I think we all know who will win in March. All I can say is I hope for a rematch in the tourney.

  42. tltaworl
    12:09 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Plenty of opportunities to take it down low and get fouls. Noel shooting freethrows well is scary. Wiltjer is not going to get a more unathletic person to guard him. If he can’t get open from Poop Tooth then we need more WCS.

  43. Will S
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    6 of the last 7*. hey DookSucks where u at?!?!!? RYNO where u at??

  44. RC
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    My 2 cents- Alex and Nerlens are beasts. Archie is super talented, but doesn’t play very smart. No PG. Wiltjer is just going to have to shoot with someone in his face-can’t get separation. On O and D we mistime our jumps (rebounding/defending) as bad as any team I can remember..Cal and co. will work out many of the flaws and skie’s the limit.

  45. sports Fan
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #31 you better be glad he was on the bench then..
    #32 Lets be real, after NCAA gets more info on Coach Cal all them win will be voided… You know it, I know the whole world knows it

  46. Archie
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    A couple quick take aways:

    1. How worthless do Duke trolls have to be to find this site and then post on it? Remember Norfolk St? Because I remember us winning the title.

    2. We played without Ryan Harrow and still looked okay. PG is the most important position in the dribble drive offense.

    3. Alex, Archie, and Nerlens are going to be just fine. As Jason Smith tweeted “Dickie V said this team will be dangerous in February, they’re dangerous now.”

    Hate the loss but they learned and absent a few mistakes that can be chalked up to freshman and lack of chemistry looked like a team that will be better in the long run and have a much higher ceiling.

  47. Head Bussa
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    6 — I agree. This team is far from perfect, and they will lose games (get used to it). The thing is, I saw a level of play at the end of the game that allowed me to believe this team can really be good eventually. When their back was to the wall, they actually started to fight. Unfortunately it took them to be down 14 points to start fighting, but we saw that they could collectively play very hard. We hadn’t really seen that up to that point and I was kind of worried for a while. What we saw in those last eight minutes was something to really be encouraged about. Poythress played like a monster, Noel has more heart than anyone, and Goodwin can play with reckless abandon. Duke really took Kyle Wiltjer out of the game with their defense on him and we really need for Cal to set up some plays to get him three-point looks. He’s too good of shooter for us to not make a concerted effort for him to get his shots.

    Let’s face it. We were beat by a better team tonight. That stated, our guys showed flashes of brilliance mixed in with some pretty sorry play. I think that the guys realized they have to play all-out for the entire game or else they get beat. I think they saw the high level they can play at and now have a standard set for how they need to play from here on out. I’m proud of the fight these guys showed. Sure, there are some concerns but we saw what makes Poythress, Noel, and Goodwin great. We just need the other guys to step it up and we’ll be a formidable force come March. Big-time learning lesson tonight. Don’t look at it more than that.

  48. Rick
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #39 – congrats, your seniors beat our freshman by 7 points. Feel free to remove your hand from your pants at any point now.

  49. Impressed
    12:10 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    To come back like they did was extraordinarily impressive. Add in the flashes of absolute brilliance from Poythress and there were a lot of things to love in this game. Easy loss to handle.

  50. tltaworl
    12:11 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Hey 39, we shall meet again. And it will not be pretty.

  51. Solo
    12:11 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll take UK’s frosh over the duke seniors (or any UL player) every time…uk will be nasty good by Feb.

  52. Catfan
    12:11 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    To bad we don’t have a viable backup pg (polson sucks). Archie icant play the position. He wants to get the ball and go, and when he does pass he just stands around and watches.

  53. Head Bussa
    12:11 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    45 — You are an idiot. The thing is, you are just desperate because you hate the success.

  54. DHo
    12:12 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    It is Mitch’s fault …… if he’d hired Petrino by now, we would have won!

  55. Marshal Cogburn
    12:12 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Our defense is already pretty good, and should be great before the new year. Offense will take longer against good teams, maybe quite a bit longer if Harrow doesn’t pan out, but I think Cal will figure something out. Rebounding and the transition game should come around. I’m pleased with where the team is right now. There was a stretch in the first half when they looked very tough to try to score against. Look for three or four games with both teams in the 50s this year.

  56. Wildcatsteeler
    12:12 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Polson should have started this game. Take that Mo from last game and continue to build his confidence. He earned it anyway. Leave Goodwin at 2 and sub in Mays for Polson or Goodwin depending. Bad coaching imo. We’re gonna need Polson and this was the chance to say you did it, you deserve it, you are in when our main PG is out. Yea, he got beat by Curry twice but that was after sitting on the bench for over 8 mins to start the 2nd half. Mays got beat by him over and over also. Big time missed opportunity to further develop him there.

  57. Hicks
    12:13 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    We had our worst defender on the floor guarding the kid with 20 points at the end of the game. Mays gave up so many points tonight. There were so many adjustments and obvious things that should have been corrected and never were. I won’t second guess Cal but you have to realize Mays couldn’t guard the kid. You’ve got to realize if Nerlens is going to try to block every shot then somebody has to be designated to pick up his man. And let’s just get it out of the way, Archie isn’t a point and it hurts his offensive game when you make him play it. If you send 3 guys to guard Plumlee in the post you’ve already lost. All they want to do is shoot 3’s and we’re triple teaming a guy who has no offensive game on his own unless you throw it to him 2 feet from the basket. This team needs Cal to have his best coaching year ever because there is a ton of talent but there are some glaring holes that have to be hidden or fixed soon and they weren’t tonight.

  58. Catman
    12:13 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Brand new team guys, I saw a lot of positives tonight. Going to take a lil time to get these guys playing more together and getting everyone involved. It will come.

  59. Bornblue
    12:13 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Archie was supposed to kick it back out to the top instead of forcing it in. You can read cals lips when he yelled at him.Had he done that wiltjer would have had two different attempts at threes to tie or go ahead. Bet polson would have executed.

  60. Head Bussa
    12:14 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    39 — Maybe we’ll see you again. Maybe we won’t. I have a feeling you’ll want nothing to do with us come March. Say what you want to deny that, but deep inside you know better. Who knows if we’ll play again though? You might come across Lehigh.

  61. sports Fan
    12:14 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Please, Polson wont do that again the rest of his career… He was out of his league tonight…

  62. Archie
    12:14 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Also, to all these Duke nerds posting look up Corey Maggette and Lance Thomas. Coach K cheats and should have been caught a long time ago. The NCAA needs and alter boy to justify their clearly corrupt system and they haven chosen this weasel.

  63. digger phelps highlighter
    12:14 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    just a few observations:
    1) duke has some guys that have been around 6 years. that’s what coach k does because he is scared.
    2) mason plumlee’s face is 3’2″.
    3) duke is good right now. will get marginally better. our boys will be 100 times better BEFORE march.
    4) this guy (or girl) posting as “sports fan” needs to get a life. his team just won a great game and he’s sitting in his dorm room (or, he’s like most duke fans and has absolutely no ties to duke and is sitting in his moms basement) and he is spending his time here. good luck dude.

  64. You mean Puke
    12:15 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Ahhhh :)…. Its good to be hated. Guys dont respond to the trolls. It only makes them jerk it harder. We know they sit in the basement and use their own tears for lubrication. Its NOVEMBER TROLLS! Say it with me….. NOOOVEMMMBERRR. Some troll will comment on this comment because thats what trolls do. Lets just remember who the defending champs are and move on

  65. Slim
    12:15 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Not a bad loss. First loss that I am not upset t all. Guess winning a championship does that for you.

    This team never gave up an looks so inexperienced and had a shot to beat a good duke team.

    This team will lose several games this year but I really feel they are going to be very good at year end.

  66. Sowell
    12:15 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I am not pleased with the outcome, but I am definitely pleased with the performance and growth I saw from these young players in the last 10 minutes of the game. We went down 14 points, and the young men did not panic. In fact, they seemed to rise to the occasion. Poythress was a monster tonight, and the difference between Noel’s game tonight versus the Maryland game was night and day. While I was disappointed with Wiltjer’s performance on the offensive end tonight, I will say that he looked pretty solid on defense. Further, his lack of offense can be directly attributed to the fact that he did not look for his shot very often tonight, and I believe a lot of his confidence comes down to the first couple of shots he takes. I think that he is one of those guys that we will need to get going early if we expect him to stay involved on the offensive end. Maybe tonight’s game has a different outcome if Harrow is healthy and on his game, but I seriously doubt it. We were outplayed tonight by a (currently) better and more experienced team. I am actually pleased with the growth that I witnessed tonight, albeit at the expense of Puke. Go Cats!

  67. yo
    12:16 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Poythress will come out and smash everyone in college ball by march time…wtf, he’s beastly when his head is in the game

  68. LansingCat
    12:16 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t complain about tonight,overall. CATS are only half as good as they will be in February. I’d love to see DUKE again in the FF.

  69. bill
    12:16 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Are duke fans posting on here…hahahaha. Must be a nice consolation to win a November game after losing to Lehigh. Seniors vs. Freshman, i know duke’s ceiling, I like UK in march.

    Btw, I heard IU and UofL hung a banner for UK losing a game.

    Oh, Duke fans almost forgot…myron piggy

  70. Flop
    12:16 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Nice 32. OUCH!!!! Just hit my elbow on way to the floor.
    When did Mr. Jungles get a coaching position? I thought he died on the Green Mile.

  71. Manbearpig
    12:17 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #45 please just wait until we find out a booster paid off Lance Thomas’ loan

  72. Baphomet
    12:18 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I heard the refs called a travel once in the game and the bandwagon duke fans thought that meant they were to study abroad. They’ll be celebrating not getting laid and poppin zits all night long.

  73. sports Fan
    12:18 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #63 truth hurts dont it…it dont matter what you say. you wanted to win this game I dont care what you say…You guys got beat by DUKE..I know it hurts…you’ll think about all night…So you go take your medication that you started when that shot heard around the world in 92 and try to get some rest… LOL

  74. thats funny
    12:19 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    37 called somebody a liar. That is the funniest sh!t I have heard all day.

  75. Rae
    12:19 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    39. UK has had championships under 5 coaches. That is more than Duke has won period. UK was UK before Cal, and UK will be UK after he leaves. What is Duke without Coach K? They are tied together like PB&J at this point, and Duke wasn’t really what it is before he came along. He will retire eventually. People get old and die. Can Duke be a long-standing program without him, or will they fade into history?

    I predict a few interesting coaching searches in the next five or so years. We might be one of them. I doubt Cal goes to the NBA because his method doesn’t work with guys who are already millionaires. He might get tired though. Pitino might fall apart at the seams. Roy already has had to deal with health issues, hasn’t he? Coach K might want to join ESPN sometime in the next decade.

  76. Jpo
    12:20 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Even if we would have won, this game would have been difficult to watch. How could anyone be a fan of a team that flops so much?

  77. Coach K
    12:21 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I slept with Bobby Knight! He made me.

  78. g-unit
    12:21 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pleased with how we played but I don’t know if I agree with the way Cal is coaching this team… Too perimeter/driving oriented. I think every time down the floor Noel needs to touch it on the block. Force help to come then kick out to Wiltjer and Mays. Wiltjer struggles to create his own shot and that is the best way to really do that is by playing inside-out.

  79. Jezze
    12:21 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats to the Duke Fighting Floppers. They were able to regroup from the loss to Lehigh and almost give away a game to a team who’s played 4 games together.

  80. Ojdidit
    12:21 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    This team is a first round loss waiting to happen. I know y’all think I am over reacting but this team can’t get into an offensive set and no play maker to take over if it brakes down. Can’t wait till next year.

  81. Head Bussa
    12:22 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    76 — I tend to agree. That’s not how basketball should be played and the NBA has made that entirely clear. I wish the NCAA would make consequences for a flop like a technical foul after a warning or something.

  82. ???
    12:22 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Will there be a post-game call in show tonight? If so is it available to listen to on the internet?

  83. J A Brooks
    12:22 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Unfortunately a lot of the ridiculous flop charges in the first half took us out of our rhythm. In the second half the guys looked a lot more hesitant to drive. Also, I swear Plumlee just played the first 8 foul collegiate game.

    We made a lot of mental mistakes and it was obvious we were playing without a point guard… but we found a way to claw back and make it a game at the end. Unfortunately it was another freshman mistake that kept us from getting it back down to 2 points but its November and that stuff will happen.

    There is ZERO chance Wiltjer goes pro after this year, so anyone who was saying that can go ahead and stop now.

    Goodwin still needs to get under control but he does more good than bad and his jumper keeps looking better and better.

    Poythress will eventually be a monster. Mashburn Junior in my opinion.

    WCS looked like a freshman for the first time. He didn’t factor at all but in a month or 2 he and Noel will both be scary good. Only problem is when they both play the offense is very very limited. Neither one of them can do anything when they’re ten feet away from the basket.

  84. Dylan
    12:22 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Duke….i mean you’ll are not that good….you know it….N.C. State and UNC will have your number in ACC…..and who really cares about the 2nd game of the year……GO CATS…..and everybody on this site knows who getting farther in march…when it counts…..WE HANG BANNERS bitch!!!

  85. sports Fan
    12:23 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #75 was you born when UK won all them championships…who care about the past… DUKE won tonight, deal with it…

  86. Catman
    12:23 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    80. Its the second game, they will get a lot better.

  87. Catman
    12:23 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    85. we still have 8

  88. Head Bussa
    12:23 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    80 — Totally disagree. Archie Goodwin is a playmaker and he will only get better when he learns to be more crafty as the season continues.

  89. digger phelps highlighter
    12:24 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    73- does it matter what i say? i thought u may say it a third time. do u seriously not have a life? there’s kids running around your campus celebrating right now. lots of pretty girls!! oh wait, i’m sorry, u like what u have. oh no wait, ur in louisville, i get it…

  90. sports Fan
    12:24 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #84 Tenn and Missouri will own you this year…lol your an idiot…

  91. J A Brooks
    12:24 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    80) go jump of the ledge then LOL.

    We are very young and we didn’t have our starting PG. We’ve played 4 games together and they start three seniors and a junior… yet you’re ready to throw in the towel? What kind of fan are you?

  92. soggyUKgrad
    12:24 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I understand UL & IU fans coming to a UK site to troll, because let’s face it, they SUCK….but never would’ve expected trolls from a program like Duke, who claims to be among the “elite”…true elite programs don’t have to go trolling.

  93. CrimsonCee
    12:25 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Im obviously an IU fan, but very impressed with Kentucky tonight. The consistency will come, but very much a traditional UK team in that a 15-0 run is always on the verge of happening. It’s an absolute athletic freakshow out there and this loss is only going to help. Losing always sucks and it’s obvious this group of freshman is going to struggle at times, but good lord is the talent there. I’d absolutely love to see a matchup with IU – it’d be unbelievably entertaining and would love to see IU deal with the one team that is clearly more athletic than them. Maybe we’ll get it in March…

  94. Sports Fan Sister
    12:25 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Sports Fan………. Your sister said I was better than you

  95. sports Fan
    12:26 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #89….call your dr and up your meds….your driving yourself crazy….

  96. Catman
    12:26 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    93. you got class my friend.

  97. MKG
    12:26 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Ojdidit you’re an idiot. They played without their starting point guard of course they struggled to get into offensive sets. And no offensive playmaker? Have you blacked out the last two games when Archie has the ball in his hands?

  98. manbearpig
    12:27 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #90 says the person who doesn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re”

  99. sports Fan
    12:27 am November 14, 2012 Permalink


  100. Dylan
    12:28 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Sports Fan…..we will win the SEC….you will finish 3rd in ACC…..enjoy that….WE HANG BANNERS

  101. Bobby Knight
    12:29 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I miss you on these cold winter nights

  102. sports Fan
    12:29 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    #98, Dont make it about something else…Hey 98 Duke beat UK…..LOL

    12:29 am November 14, 2012 Permalink


  104. Bobby Knight
    12:30 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    My little rat boy

  105. ProfSpoon
    12:30 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    It did not impact the game at all, but did anyone else notice that in both game Vitale has complained about Mays transferring? He GRADUATED. Isn’t he free to go to any graduate school that admits him? Vitale is that same guy who has said coaches should be able to TRADE players in past. I know he has passion, but his duplicity is wearing.

  106. sports Fan
    12:30 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    dang 93- u killed everything i worked for. i’m used to it tho

  107. sports Fan
    12:31 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    100- We hang Banners…lol theyll be taking down pretty soon…Start to worry when Cal talks about going to the NBA and means it…

  108. manbearpig
    12:31 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Ah poor sports fan hates it when he gets trolled

  109. matt
    12:32 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    hey #39 your so great at predictions huh? did you see that LeHigh beat down last year…were the champs punk

  110. Head Bussa
    12:32 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    108 – We don’t care sports fan. Good win for you guys. Good night.

  111. LOL @ ESPN
    12:33 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Alex Poythress slammed the ball over two dUKe defenders and ESPN says that he was blocked. LOL

    Check the picture out here.

  112. mashburnfan1
    12:34 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Alex was better but I would not say the Alex we want to see….he had 3 def rebounds which will not win us big games. Still alot to be encouraged about with these guys. We had Archie out of position, he is a wing player, no Harrow, puke played physical and shot well and we only lose by 7. Had a chance with like 2 plus minutes to cut it to 1 and failed or who knows. These kids are tough and like I said before these guys will be hard to beat in the tourney. Harrow and Alex will be the keys. Alex is already showing positive signs and hopefully Harrow will be what we need him to be…tough on D, take care of ball, contribute some points and make good decisions on passes. All this comes together, I think it will, we will be fine.

  113. sports Fan
    12:34 am November 14, 2012 Permalink


  114. Dylan
    12:34 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Sports Fan……same ole song and dance…..your lame….thats all you got….the problem is you and all the other lames know that those banners are here to stay….scary isnt it…….WE HANG BANNERS

  115. the Dude
    12:35 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Ask me 3 things were the game and flopping wasnt one albeit ridiculous.

    1. Coach Cal ruining the chemistry going twin towers when Plumlee gets his 4th.
    2. Down 3, 3 to play Mays jacking a 3 give feet behind NBA line.
    3. Goodwin out of control as usual traveling while down three.

    Those were the game, no excuses. Big fan of Noel add Poythress.

  116. Jpo
    12:36 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    81) and then u wonder why duke players just in the nba at an unreasonably high rate… O.o

  117. sports Fan
    12:36 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I really am just 9 years old and UK is better than my team Duke, but i just want to suck my thumb and cherish this moment!

  118. mashburnfan1
    12:36 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    85} we won title in April…I guess that is the past but hell at this point so is last night in the past.

  119. Rae
    12:37 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    85. I was just countering the argument that when Cal leaves UK won’t be good anymore like Will S. hinted at. His argument actually applies more to Duke. Will’s argument was more in general, not tonight specific.

    I quite miss playing Duke on a regular basis. A decade is way too long when it used to be often.

  120. bmt22033
    12:37 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    First, mad respect to Calipari for calling out Duke for flopping on national TV! That may be the *new* greatest moment in the history of the program! 😉 Second, I think you have to be pleased with the *overall* improvements since the Maryland game Friday night. Some things are probably never going to change (Wiltjer on defense, for example) but Noel played better and that Poythress guy…, he can ball! Who knew?!? 😉 The fact that it was Duke aside, for their second real game of the season, I don’t know how you could be terribly unhappy with that performance. Seth Curry felt like Devan Downey from a couple of years ago. Like he could have closed his eyes and thrown the ball back over his head and it STILL would have gone in. It seems very ironic that the feels started to fall off as soon as Plumley went out in the second half of the game. Shouldn’t that have been a *good* thing?!? Oh well. Regardless, it was a good showing for these young guys and has to leave you feeling excited for what they’re going to look like in March. I hope Harrow gets over whatever is wrong with him, soon.

  121. Jezze
    12:38 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    113 – in the meantime, go pick up an elementary level reading book and study through it intently. You’re a disgrace.

  122. Linda Taylor
    12:38 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    103 – IHeart630WLAP after the official IMG postgame wrapup show is over. Probably around 12:50 or so

  123. sports Fan
    12:39 am November 14, 2012 Permalink


  124. Sowell
    12:39 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    50/50 calls in the first half were especially outrageous. Not only that, the phantom timeout called by the refs with about 15:00 min to go in the first half to “wipe” the floor conveniently came when the cats were on a 7-0 run and had sprinted out to a 5 point lead. We lost the momentum after that. I am not trying to say that such trivial things made the difference between a W or a L tonight, but I do wonder if we would have received the same convenient whistle if Duke had been on a run. Good lesson learned by our guys tonight…you cannot expect any help from the refs; take it out of their hands; play the entire game like you did the last 10 minutes (and just hope to hell the other team doesnt shoot 100% during said period)

  125. sports Fan
    12:41 am November 14, 2012 Permalink


  126. Scott
    12:44 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Do not feed the trolls…best way to piss them off is to pretend they’re not even here!

  127. oh snap
    12:47 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I was just sucker punched at a bdubs on taylorsville rd by a big fat red headed Duke fan… if you were there please comment… that crazy fat red headed redneck is running wild and has escaped from the shively zoo. If you are cognizant of her whereabouts please report it to the Jtown police department. AND be warned… she is armed and dangerous, and may slap a floor near you!!!

  128. Sowell
    12:47 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I take more positives out of this miserable loss than I do from the mediocre win over Maryland…CatNation must as well.

  129. flop
    12:48 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Meant to call coach K , Mr. Jingles. As in the mouse in the the movie.

  130. oh snap
    12:49 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I know this may seem like I’m joking… but this seriously happened. SKANK!

  131. Clint
    12:49 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    For an incredibly young team, they showed a tremendous amount of heart. This is going to be a fun season.. Love this team already.. GO CATS!

  132. Jen
    12:52 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    We lost this game by 20pts to UConn in 2011. That team didnt respond to losing well. We will see how this team responds. I think Cal set this up for a loss.

  133. I think you're confused
    1:01 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Sports Fan, I think I might be able to help you… hear me out. You see, people that are self-proclaimed fans of sport enjoy exciting plays (things like alley-oop dunks, put-back slams, and transition baskets). People that enjoy watching basketball played like it was circa 1950 like seeing flop plays, clock grinding, high free throw percentages, and final scores in the 60’s. So you see, you’re actually not a sports fan! In fact, you’re a fan of watching mediocre uppersclassmen play basketball in a fashion that is both boring and without post-season reliability. These are the traits of a Duke fan, which as anyone knows has little to do with what the majority of the population considers a sports fan.

  134. yousuck
    1:03 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    sports fan jerks it to Rat Face. QUEER. You like it in the ass

  135. I think you're confused
    1:38 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    P.S. Your tool in shining armor, Laettner, admitted to pissing in soda bottles on road-trips though KY for years because he was too sacred to stop his car in our fine state. Look it up. Have a good night knowing that you peaked before any of the 50 teams that will likely beat you in the first two rounds come March.

  136. Culver
    1:47 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Actually I was expecting this result…just wanted to see how the team, as young as they are, would react in such a situation. Especially being down against such an experienced team & a H.O.F. coach. I bet Cal feels the same…just saying. March is a few months away folks…chill!

  137. TheRealQuestion
    2:02 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    WHO IS THE Dude in the Harrow pic??????????????????

  138. Fire Cal Now
    4:43 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    What a load of crap. I stayed up till 1am for that?!?! Why even play the game if you can’t do any better than that! Cal and the team should apologize to each and every fan that wasted their money going to Atlanta!

  139. The Miz
    6:17 am November 14, 2012 Permalink


  140. bluefan
    8:38 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pleased with how we played but I don’t know if I agree with the way Cal is coaching this team…
    Oh ye of little faith. Lol
    I don’t like to lose either, but this was all about learning for this young team. I love the way they responded . Heart.Duke is not going to get much better – we are going to get maybe 100 times better. So impressed with Noel. We’ll be a different team when we get the pg situation figured out. Get better, Ryan!

  141. dgtuk
    9:09 am November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Hey everyone…make sure we get bluefan’s comment (140) to Cal ASAP. I am sure Cal will want to meet with bluefan today to better understand what he is doing wrong!