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Kentucky Wins! UK 73 – 72 UNC

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I know all of you were in tense positions like these two as the game wound down, but the Cats pulled it off!  Relax.  Kick off your shoes.  Have a drink.  Go streaking.  Time to celebrate.  This was a FANTASTIC game.  You can’t ask for much more excitement during the regular season.  The Cats could have played better, and UNC could have missed a three here or there, but we will take it.  Kentucky wins 73-72 and the Rupp Arena win streak goes to 38-0.  Anthony Davis sealed the game with a huge block on John Henson.

Article written by Chris Thomas

103 Comments for Kentucky Wins! UK 73 – 72 UNC



  1. Nurd83
    2:03 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah baby!



  2. Maxwell
    2:03 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    FEAR THE BROW!!!!! WHAT A SICK BLOCK!



  3. Clark Kellogg
    2:04 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    “I can’t believe UNC conceded the game to UK.”



  4. Wiltjer's D
    2:05 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Anthony Davis to Clark Kellogg “”…they got Cody Zeller…



  5. youngUKfan29
    2:05 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Yeaaa! Davis the hero! I love Wall’s glasses, I have one too, but it’s pink.



  6. m belikus
    2:06 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    unreal, how freaking talented and aggressive this team is!



  7. Beau
    2:06 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Isn’t it 39-0?



  8. Grammar King
    2:06 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    That was friggin’ awesome! Couldn’t help but be reminded of John Wall when Davis made that game-saving block.



  9. NKYbluefan
    2:06 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    That was Amazing.



  10. bcat
    2:06 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Cody Zeller!! hahaha. Davis reads way too much KSR.



  11. KyFarm
    2:07 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    GREAT win for a young team, Carolina shot lights out and our kids DID NOT quit, GO BIG BLUE!



  12. boomdaddy
    2:07 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    If I get a big NBA contract, Maybe I can afford a sick pair of specs like Mr. Wall wears.



  13. NKYbluefan
    2:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    That was amazing. Browdown!!!!



  14. Computer Blue
    2:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Hilarious that UNC just stood there watching us at the end… hahaha!



  15. Hero
    2:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Great game…one main point to take away is closing out on the three point shooter. UK didn’t do that until the last part of the game.

    Seemed they were more worried about getting beat on the drive. Close out on the shooter and let the guys behind you pick you up if the ball gets past.

    Good game, great game for early December!! Cats did what they need to do to take the win. Awesome!!



  16. Jim
    2:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Was Shabazz in the house? Has he tweeted yet?



  17. InternationalPhilosophy
    2:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    These guys are just fun to watch…nice comeback against a UNC team that played very well.
    Miller and Lamb didn’t score as much as I predicted they would, but both made key baskets when it looked like UNC might take over the game.
    Congrats to both teams on a very entertaining game.



  18. capt. price
    2:09 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Who is Player of the Game?



  19. ruppsays
    2:09 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I need a beer!



  20. Korean Tacos
    2:09 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Surprised the refs didn’t call that block out of bounds on UK



  21. Beau
    2:09 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    My 2 yr old son yelled Holy Crap! after that block. 🙂 probably because I had just done the same!



  22. It's time for 8
    2:09 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I hate those baby blue pussies. Refs did all they could do to give Carolina the game. Should have been ten point with halfway decent refs. #browdown



  23. Allen
    2:10 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    You better back up the KSR servers, I think they’re gonna to crash!



  24. Hal
    2:10 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    its a celebration, bitches



  25. Beau
    2:11 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Wiltjer was the difference! I wanna hear Cal say, “without Kyle, we lose this game.” Haha! Love that kid!



  26. Beau
    2:11 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with you, time for 8.



  27. RidgeRunner
    2:11 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    God, I am so stoked! Yes!!!!!!!! I hit my damn head on the ceiling fan when I jumped up and hollered on the Davis block!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  28. zebras
    2:11 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Those refs were horrible!!!



  29. KyFarm
    2:11 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Who was more disappointed, C. Kellogg or R. Williams?



  30. Skip
    2:11 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I LOVE how overhyped Harrison Barnes is. He’s the best player in the country, as long as no one guards him.



  31. catcrawler
    2:12 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #14 I’m pretty sure they stood there because they were shocked that Henson’s jump shot was blocked… that’s an amazing feat in itself.



  32. BROW-JONES
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  33. Walden Schmidt
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Walls glasses look silly. Boogie looks like he needs to lose some weight.



  34. Tampa Satchel
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Teague walked with .9 seconds left and the refs missed it. I just watched it in slo-mo on DVR. Good win though. Go Kats!



  35. John
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Roy giving it to Tipton. Maybe he’s not so bad after all



  36. mike hartline
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    were can u watch post game news conf



  37. Nassau65
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    that puss blue just faded a lil bit.



  38. Beau
    2:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I thought Harrison played pretty well. Got an NBA body, smart, etc.
    The difference is the coaching, at UK, he’d already be a pro.
    Just saying…



  39. KYStout
    2:14 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    UNC played as good as they are capable of playing and we still won.

    Instant classic.

    Block of the Century.

    This is why we are the winningest team of all time, bitches.



  40. Michael Kidd-Langford
    2:14 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    18, MKG and his monster game should get the Player of the Game!

    22, I really want to agree with you but the refs weren’t the ones shooting 11-18 from the arc. Our perimeter D was atrocious.



  41. Showing respect..
    2:14 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Ant Davis trending on Twitter!!!



  42. RidgeRunner
    2:15 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    15 right on bro. We will get there but yes it hurt us.



  43. You Can Call Me Cal
    2:17 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Even Roy Williams gives Jerry Tipton shit. hahahahaha



  44. BBNinIL
    2:19 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Time for a cigar and some Jefferson Resereve!



  45. Roy Williams
    2:19 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Roy Williams post-game. Final “doggone” count: 3. He’s slipping in his old age.



  46. JuicyFruit
    2:19 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Demarcus with his JORTS jacket



  47. Colonel Matt
    2:19 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    34.—-Yep. I nearly lost it when he dribbled into traffic and picked up the ball.



  48. ruppsays
    2:19 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I need a beer! and a cigar!



  49. Ain't Easy
    2:20 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    First Self, now Ol’ Roy. Cal needs to start pimpin’ those bitches!!



  50. Cotton Nash
    2:20 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Where is Matt’s postgame found???? Please and thank you.



  51. Mack
    2:20 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    The older I get the faster my heart beats during these types of games; not certain if that is good or bad but the CATS need to win at least one more NC before I leave.



  52. 2020
    2:20 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    MKG was our most aggressive player. Superstar.



  53. shazzam missed the game
    2:20 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    @phenom15balla shabazz muhammad – So mad just woke up and missed all the games smh lol !!!



  54. CATFANDAN
    2:21 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    DCuz…looks fat!!



  55. ruppsays
    2:21 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Mack, you can sit next to me when you get here.



  56. Kittyfan
    2:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Please, please please continue the series with Carolina! It is the best basketball in the country!,,



  57. Addison
    2:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #BROWDOWN
    #BOWTODABROW
    ANTHONYDAVISSAYSHUTUPOL’ROY



  58. Old man sleeping in lower arena
    2:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    He He alrrrrrrrright



  59. RuppRunt
    2:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    The halftime adjustments were huge. Cal and the Cats were precise in the second half. Note the few turnovers and the defensive adjustments that took UNC out of its first half offense. Our upside is huge. Looking forward to Verne Lundquist calling future games.



  60. Jim
    2:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    That guy sitting in front of John Wall, is that Jay Shidler?



  61. Tipturd
    2:23 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Tipton: “Roy, forgive me if you’ve addressed this…” Williams: “Jerry I’ve been forgiving you for 25 years. Like everyone else in here.” Thanks KSR Drew



  62. Ol' Roy
    2:23 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Dag-blurnit!! Someone get me a co-colar now! I’m angry as a hornet 🙁



  63. TheBurghCat
    2:23 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    The Cats have rocked the Burgh! (Pittsburgh)



  64. Nc cat
    2:23 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Thank the good Lord we won! Is it Monday yet? I work for UNC Health Care and I will be wearing my finest CATS gear!



  65. Perfect Patterson
    2:23 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Teague really struggled today, and he was hurting the team. However, the team was very resilient and Teague himself did NOT get discouraged and he kept pounding away. He will keep getting better and he will be a great point guard no doubt. Don’t knock him down, he will get there.



  66. JPhelps
    2:25 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    FAT GUY IN A LITTLE COAT… FAT GUY IN A LITTLE COOOAAAT!



  67. David from San Diego
    2:26 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Add that play to the gonna be a good night highlight reel.



  68. Perfect Patterson
    2:26 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Also, So much for Henson saying he was going to “knock that brow off” Davis. Karma is bi&&h



  69. David from San Diego
    2:27 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Somewhere Hubert Davis is crying and Bobby Knight is throwing a chair. Pete Thamel and Pat Forde are looking to the downside to this UK win, but there simply isn’t one!



  70. WS Cat
    2:27 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I’m really glad I recently moved to Winston Salem. It’s going to be fun this week. My kids will go to school painted Blue(real blue, not baby/powder blue)



  71. SCCat
    2:27 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I love Miller. He comes down, hits his signature shot, then strips barnes, then comes down again and would have hit another jumper to put us up 7 with 80 secs to go but got a bad push off call….leadership.



  72. pumped up
    2:28 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Please don’t cancel this series, this will be the best non-conference of this year and can be the best every single year.



  73. jlove
    2:29 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    How does a team that’s so renowned for their “experience” not foul at the end of the game? That was insane. Great win.



  74. ruppsays
    2:30 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #73 — Agreed!



  75. Oborolovesksr
    2:30 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Stand Tall BBN. What a great game. Can’t wait to hear Matt’s take on radio. Go Cats!



  76. Ain't Easy
    2:30 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    74) Coaching



  77. rupp_is_loud
    2:31 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    yes I am



  78. Really,,,
    2:33 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I think I prefer the 2 game streak over Carolina BB to the 1 game streak over Tennessee FB



  79. The Legend Killer
    2:33 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Elton John Wall



  80. Ain't Easy
    2:34 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    66) I think he outplayed Marshall. Few turnovers and got the ball to the right people. Thankfully, Ol’ Roy didn’t realize that UNC was much better with Strickland at the point today.



  81. Kyle A
    2:34 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    DeMarcus with the Canadian tuxedo



  82. Ain't Easy
    2:39 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Did anyone see Bulloch give the goggle sign? I think it was acutally how many more points he was going to score.



  83. ???
    2:42 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Espn: unc is clearly the better team. Granted uk shot shi t from three and onky had a so so game n unc played their best n uk still won
    So yes unc is the best ever



  84. IBleedBluee
    2:43 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I think when playing a team like UNC you got to pick your poison, UNC has not shot the 3 ball that good all year that I know of. I think cal wanted to focus down low to stop UNCs front court ….. We didn’t stop fighting … This team really impresses me !!!! GO BIG BLUE



  85. Carl
    2:45 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Great game by the cats! Gotta give Ol’ Roy credit. He was a gracious loser. I don’t know what we did to shut down Zoeller but that was huge. Lamb and Miller shoot more 3’s, Jones less please :).
    The Great Wall of Davis wins the day! That was a gutsy win, two heavy weights countering each other over and over.

    GO CATS!!



  86. It's time for 8
    2:45 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #40. I know our outside d was bad. Anyone could see that. I’m just sayin we could have had ten more points with decent refs. For one of the many examples, when the ball clearly went out on Carolina then we came back from a timeout and they gave the ball back to Carolina. A lot of fouls on Carolina should have been called that werent.



  87. Laker Cat 18
    2:48 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    The Cats probably played a C game, possibly a B- today. UNC played their B+ to A- game today. UK will improve a lot more than UNC in the time leading up to the tournament. I thought Coach Cal made a questionable decision at the end by having Teague in the game instead of Miller. There’s no place for a PG on the floor that shoots 58% from the free throw line with less than a minute to go in a 1 point game. Glad we got the W! Let’s rip IU next week!



  88. theSkinny81
    2:50 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #88, he cant learn to play under pressure if hes not in the game.



  89. Big blue gonad
    2:54 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Go Go Gadget ARMS!!!!!!!!



  90. It's time for 8
    2:56 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #89. I agree 88. The whole game was pressure if that’s what your worried about. I with most uk fans was worried about the W.



  91. kantucky
    3:00 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    So much for experience wins in tight games. We got the swagga !!!



  92. Laker Cat 18
    3:07 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    89. I understand what you’re saying, but you play to win.

    7 points on 3-11 shooting in 30 minutes or 12 points on 4-8 shooting in 23 minutes, who do you take? Although, I do give Teague credit for having limited turnovers today compared to other games. He’s improving in that aspect, just can’t hit nothing but a layup.



  93. InternationalPhilosophy
    3:21 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    UK had more rebounds, more blocks (by one, and it was a huge one) more steals, and fewer turnovers…all of which countered the lights-out trifectas from UNC.
    Outrebounding them was huge. This team can have a so-so shooting night and still win with defense and rebounding.
    When they shoot well, and that will improve, they are unbeatable.
    I have a feeling March is going to be fun.



  94. InternationalPhilosophy
    3:25 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    btw, the coolest and most effective thing about AD’s block at the end was how he not only blocked the shot, but maintained control and possession of the ball.
    Bill Russell would be proud.



  95. thenamerobdigity
    3:27 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Tebow wore jorts, but Cousins wore a jean jacket with a camo hoody underneath… ouch. John Wall is baller anyway.



  96. david ball
    3:28 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    wow



  97. Blue to the Bone
    3:37 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Davis’s arms are look like they are 5 feet long in this picture.



  98. sammyb
    3:48 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    overall our team is without a doubt the best in the country,….they played like grown men today and the best aspect of it all is they play as a unit,…already!!!All that bein said Teague has a loooooooooong way to go before he gets to an elite level. Lotta hype bout that kid, I aint seein it yet, he was scared to DEATH today and damn near cost us that game, i mean a point guard shootin 57% from the stripe, get out man. Coach better start feedin that kid his wheaties!!



  99. waytogocats
    4:23 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    They’ve earned this #1 ranking now, UNC is good, hope we keep it the rest of the year.



  100. Rupp's Runt
    5:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I honestly hope we don’t face UNC again this year. They are really good. Teague is the key to how far we can go. Kyle Macy needs to work with him on his free throw shooting. He falls backwards when shooting free throws. He MUST get better.



  101. Colonel Sanders
    5:29 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I’m too drunk, to taste this chicken.



  102. david ball
    5:46 pm December 4, 2011 Permalink

    wow…just wow