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Let’s talk about it. (Postgame Show Thread)

The Kentucky Sports Radio postgame show is live over at WHAS.com or on your radio on 630 WLAP in Lexington or 84 WHAS in Louisville. Listen as Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond discuss that awful performance we just saw in South Bend.  Give them a call if you want to join the discussion at 1-800-444-8484 or 502-571-8484.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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78 Comments for Let’s talk about it. (Postgame Show Thread)



  1. Coach Stoops
    9:54 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Is it football season yet?



  2. Oogie
    9:55 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Sup bbn



  3. Scotty
    9:57 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Dookie V slobbered on Manti’s meat stick like a popsicle.



  4. TheBigToe
    9:59 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Stoops! Coach Stoops! Coach Stoops! I feel like I am cheating on basketball right now.



  5. tdogg40330
    10:00 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    no link???



  6. jq
    10:01 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Short, Sweet and to the Point, THEY LOOKED LIKE SHIT!

    Give them another month and you will not recognize them!



  7. Oogie
    10:02 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Paul is having a bad call



  8. Smitty
    10:03 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I am just so angry at the lack of effort…. I could rip out a wind pipe!



  9. kyrgaines
    10:08 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I think Cal should run Harrow or Mays at the point and call it a day. Goodwin needs to play off the ball. So much of why these guys are out of their element has to do with all of them being completely lost on defense. Last year, one guy or two might get lost, but it’s everybody this year.



  10. Mane Event
    10:08 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    For lack of a better word, this team seems to lack “umph! We can play well from here but losing chances for quality out-of-conference wins. #BBN



  11. lip det
    10:10 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    just please dont start with the undefeated crap next year when we get the next big great athletic recruiting class!!!



  12. Fake Hal mumme
    10:11 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    That loss was billy Clyde esc



  13. TheBigToe
    10:11 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    They are really going to love watching film tonight and tomorrow. Yuck. I think I’d rather watch Twilight or something.



  14. Bob Cobb
    10:13 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t buy the “lack of effort” line. They were lost against the zone. That always looks like a lack of effort. Need Harrow to step up as the true point guard. Otherwise our half court offense against the zone will not improve enough.



  15. dpo
    10:14 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe if we suck just enough we can keep this years class and sign next yrs class and go 40-0!!!!!!



  16. Community Drink
    10:15 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    What if we won this game and lost to Baylor? People would be the same way. I vote to secede from bandwagon UK fans.



  17. dpo
    10:16 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder if Stoops knows anything about rebounding?????



  18. RSK Fan
    10:18 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Kat’s looked good tonight. What do you think Ratt?



  19. Rod Strickland's Secret Smile
    10:19 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Now now, everybody calm down.

    Notre Dame is a physical team, and after UK’s performance against Morehead, I wasn’t completely shocked by their showing tonight. Jack Cooley is one of the best offensive rebounders in the country so far this year, and we’ve been pretty poor on the defensive glass, so his domination was no real surprise either.

    Really, defensively we didn’t do terribly. Notre Dame shot lights out on 3s, and several were long or contested. That happens. Don’t worry about that too much.

    Rebounding and offense were the real problems tonight. Short of somehow getting Terence Jones back, I don’t know exactly what we do about rebounding, but I assume that Cal will be working on making Noel and Poythress much better on the boards over the next few weeks. That’s this year’s equivalent of the great Harrelson experiment of 2011. That one didn’t really start paying off until the SEC tournament. Be patient, grasshoppers.

    On offense, I have to disagree with those who want Harrow or Mays to lead the way. I hope Harrow can be a good backup point guard for us. I think that’s his upside, and no higher. Mays is our 3 point specialist right now, and will never be able to slash and drive the way Calipari needs his point guard to. He’s our 2 guard. It may take Goodwin all season to learn how to be Brandon Knight, and he may never get there. But if this team has a chance to make a run in March, Goodwin will have to lead the way.

    So put the knives down. Baylor at home in two days should look better.



  20. Sadness Abounds
    10:21 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    That looked like a Billy Gillespie team out there.



  21. crazy
    10:27 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    No way we reach our potential with goodwin at p.g. He didn’t even play point in high school. Passing is not one of his strenghs. He a scorer period.



  22. ryan
    10:29 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    we just used a couple posts from the show thread on the postgame show. good stuff



  23. Lloyd Christmas
    10:29 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Alex Poythress = Sheray Thomas in disguise?
    Effort and aggression say yes.



  24. tdogg40330
    10:29 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    its Jokers fault



  25. ryan
    10:29 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    matt agreed with you guys who said the game looked “billy clyde esc”



  26. Billy D
    10:30 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Anthony Davis would eat Noels lunch. When these kids quit being selfish, we will start winning.



  27. Axe Cop
    10:33 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    23. You just made the worst comparison in history.



  28. old_school
    10:33 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    This is simply not a good basketball team.

    There’s no solid point guard.
    The shooting guard (Goodwin) plays like a freshmen intent on putting up gawdy numbers.
    Our big men inside are inexperienced – they will get outsmarted and outplayed by more experienced folks.

    This squad could be excellent by their junior year – but in Cal’s system – they won’t have that long to develop.



  29. NineSec95
    10:34 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    We have NO BENCH. If we have to play JP,JH,KW all three at the same time then were in trouble. I don’t want this every year. Keep some damn guys that can help us each year.



  30. Matt
    10:36 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Got to watch a former wildcat bobby perry couch a middle school game for west jessamine in Anderson county tonight and boy is he a great role model. He showed the kids how to blow up and show true sportsmanship. When he was getting manhandled by Anderson county he managed to throw his pen onto the court and charge at an official and cussing him out in front of middle schoolers and having to be restrained and removed from the gym. He was soon followed by a parent who high fived players as he was escorted out then one of his players was thrown out. I guess he taught them that in practice. He should be let go and shouldn’t act like that show some class bobby!!!



  31. Matt
    10:36 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    *coach



  32. kentuckyjoe
    10:36 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    The die was cast when Kyle missed those three straight threes to start the game. That was the difference. And of course it didn’t help that ND made every freaking thing they threw up. Alex was invisible and Archie was highly visible but in a negative way. If you like out of control drives to the basket followed by off balance prayers then you loved Archie tonight. Folks, it will only get better than this so be happy.



  33. KYWildcat04
    10:37 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Last years team wasn’t as YOUNG as this years team. MILLER, JONES, especially LAMB say hello. Those three guys, especially LAMB, was HUGE. This years team doesn’t have anybody CLOSE to the three previously mentioned players.

    This is the first years where the ONE and DONES are going to bite Cal and people can say it doesn’t work. Last year doesn’t qualify because almost half the starting lineup had at least a years experience.

    Yea, Mays, Harrow, and Wiltjer have prior experience but their talent isn’t on par.



  34. BCO
    10:39 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Come on Matt, everyone knows the best way to beat a 3 pt shooting team is to play zone…



  35. them
    10:39 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Would you believe apathetic for all but 2.



  36. Elliott
    10:40 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    If our bigs try to rebound the ball by smacking it down with one hand again I might freaking lose it.. TWO HANDS!! TWO HANDS!!!!



  37. H U A D
    10:41 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    28 annoying troll is annoying.



  38. Mike
    10:42 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to hear what Cal says in postgame. He said earlier today that he would be around another 6-7 yrs. and then the team goes out and plays like they had never stepped on the floor before. That was a Joker Phillips national embarassment on TV.



  39. Romney road Kroger
    10:43 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Romney Road Kroger has been nominated for an ESPY !



  40. NineSec95
    10:43 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Do you guys think that if these freshman don’t get drafted this year do you think it could hurt us with the guys allready committed for next year? God i hope not. Cal needs to pick up some more walk ons that can’t play. Our bench sux.



  41. Bobbum man
    10:43 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I love Goodwin but he should not be pg just not working, took shot after shot without passing once got no one else involved. couldn’t figure out why Cal wouldn’t take him out or let someone else run point… Plus everyone else was awful, poythress was no where to be found and mays and Noel were only decent performances… Long way to go but hey we lost 9 games with knight and co. And they made final 4. I don’t see this teams record being much worse if any… Time to work your magic Cal



  42. Coach Jones
    10:44 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why do people call in to Matt Jones and ask him for basketball advice?



  43. Katdaddy
    10:46 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t want to hear anything about the NBA with these guys! Poythress aint no lottery pick, he’s useless as tits on a boy hog.



  44. old_school
    10:48 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    40 – that’s a legitimate concern. For the first time since he arrived – we are seeing Cal’s system fully implemented. His success the first three years hinged largly on the contributions of experienced players – including last year when Jones and Lamb defied expectations and stayed, and Miller returned for a senior season. Thankfully – there was plenty of room for both Lamb and Jones to stay.

    Next season – I’m not sure. They’ve got at least five guys coming in – and just from the first few games – it’s not a given that either Poythress, Noel, Stein or Goodwin are NBA lottery picks.

    If they stay – will they be asked to sit the bench. If they stay, will the newcomers be asked to sit the bench. Who will transfer? Who might back out of commitments. What does this do to Cal’s reputation of using UK as an 8-month fast track to the NBA?



  45. vegas
    10:48 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Johnny Short is reverse point shaving by skewing the line by overstating each game by at least 10 bigens!



  46. Bobbum man
    10:49 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    And 3- yes that freakin interview was brutal just kept talkin to him about nothin… We get it, they have a good football team



  47. BBNorNBA
    10:49 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t I read somewhere on KSR that WCS could become the #1 draft pick? When is that WCS going to show for KY…also why not run some zone?



  48. Fake Hal mumme
    10:50 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    We gotta Terrence jones poythress like last years. I don’t get how such a hard working student be the opposite on the court



  49. The maleman
    10:50 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    First game on opponent’s floor for a very immature team- who thought we wouldn’t lose some games early ?



  50. TravisC
    10:51 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    That last play was awful. Morgan Newton-esque



  51. Katdaddy
    10:51 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    He reminds me of R morris, he is lazy and has no lift on his shots and hands of stone.



  52. RiverCat
    10:54 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Not sure players returning and players coming in should effect recruiting, as some have stated. Anywhere in the country you’re gonna have to earn PT and if you’re afraid of a college roster…it ain’t gonna get easier on a NBA roster.



  53. Sadness Abounds
    10:55 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    This was one of the worst games UK has played in the last 15 years according to ESPN.

    “According to ESPN Stats & Info, UK’s 50 points were its fewest-ever under Calipari and the fourth-fewest of any Kentucky game in the past 15 years. The 14-point loss was also the second-most lopsided in the Calipari era. “



  54. Try it
    10:57 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Try Mays at the point. Goodwin needs to play off the ball. Mays may not be a slasher and is a good shooter, but his more in control game is needed. I think Mays is the unselfish player on this team. Knight and Mays have similarities. Harrow backs up Mays. The arguement is where are the points going to come from. Archie is to worried about himself to get guys involved. I think Mays will make AP better as well



  55. dr.cox
    11:00 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone thought UK would end the streak is Wrong wrong wrong wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong. You’re wrong. You’re wrong. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WrjwaqZfjIY



  56. Chezzy
    11:00 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    When’s football season?



  57. Karl Marx
    11:01 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    23. Nice! Poythress is a beast but plays like a 9 year old girl. Guy can take over the game if he wanted to but he hides on the wing every possession. So frustrating.



  58. BillyG from the Mayo
    11:01 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Cats got Whooped tonight, they are not tough enough right now and are afraid of contact. Gotta go, we have a team building meeting, Cheers!!



  59. dr.cox
    11:01 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    You’re wrong.



  60. BCO
    11:04 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Seems like a lot of callers on the post game show agree with me. Call me crazy, but I’d move
    Julius Mayes to point. He can direct the freshmen on the court, calm
    them down, and set them up and get them involved. And of
    course he can shoot the rock. Hes not really fast but hes solid other than that. Think it’s worth trying, because Ryan is not playing well enough right now, Archie is too out of control and won’t pass the ball, and Polson isn’t fast enough or big enough to keep up with a lot of our opponents. 



  61. Hunter1249
    11:05 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    We played bad. Chill out Cal has got this.



  62. Capt Obvious
    11:05 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Old School = IU Fan. Spouting his nonsense on every post.



  63. Sadness Abounds
    11:06 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I’m also getting tired of the “youth excuse.” Good basketball players find ways to play good basketball. Kentucky didn’t (save for Julius). I don’t care that Goodwin doesn’t know how to play the point. It was one thing if he had trouble finding the right time to pass, and the right time to drive, but ALL NIGHT he just charged into 2-3 guys then chucked the ball at the shot-clock. It was pathetic. Poythress showed NO effort in the second half. Poythress looks like a hybrid of Disapearius and Crybaby Jones. Another Jekyll and Hyde type player. And Wiltjer looked like he had never played basketball in his life.

    I’m not trying to be all gloom and doom, but I’m not one to excuse away piss-poor basketball. Kentucky didn’t even show up for this game. And I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that before under Cal. And quite honestly, it’s a little alarming.



  64. Coach Cal
    11:06 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Do you all not realize, this team is young. They’re not very good right now & they’re all selfish like Terrence Jones. Also this game was to prove a point & learn a lesson, Harrow was punished for his distraction to the team. Whatever, rhythm or bond this team had if any was broken when Harrow got ill and became homesick. Now that he’s back, & I proved a point he will be our point guard. Archie will slide back over to the two as well as Polson & Hood having front row seats to every game. Hope you boys enjoyed your minutes, you should think Harrow that selfish MFer.



  65. Sadness Abounds
    11:09 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    64, that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.



  66. Mitch Barnhart
    11:15 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    63. These are young kids, some suppose to still be in high school. It’s one loss. Should we fold the tents??



  67. doubt it
    11:20 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I dont think mays is quick enough to play point. Curry blew past him anytime he wanted in duke game. Gotta go with harrow for better or worse. IMO



  68. Sadness Abounds
    11:25 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    66. No, but everyone is just shrugging it off like in January we’re suddenly going to be a top 5 team. Kentucky has had glaring problems since Maryland, and I’m not seeing much improvement after the first month. What part of, “one of the worst losses for UK in the past 15 years” doesn’t rustle you? And it’s actually 2 losses now. And had Maryland not had such a bad shooting night of historic proportions, it could be 3. We’re a month into the season and this team has given me no reason to believe that they are a legitimate threat.



  69. @drunkmarkstoops
    11:28 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Vitale want to put his first name in Manti.



  70. old_school
    11:36 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    66 – if they were supposed to still be in high school – they’d be in high school.



  71. The maleman
    11:48 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    70- these guys are not in High Scool partly bc they have so much Potential- the same reason some guys get drafted when they should still be in college…



  72. old_school
    12:05 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    Are these kids 16-years old?
    No.
    Unless I’m mistaken -they’re all at least 18 unless they’re some academic whiz kids and skipped a few grades.

    In most states – kids can play high school sports up to the age of 19 – and sometimes they do just that because in middle school they get held back so they’ll be older and more mature than the competition.

    I don’t think any of UK’s current freshmen are extraordinarily young.



  73. Jumpman78
    5:02 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    Packed house full of white people? Really? So what is Rupp Arena for every UK game?



  74. Long time fan
    6:51 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    Guys just relax.
    This is an average team. And its OK!
    Lets not be stupid and run people off.
    This team beats the team with Meeks and Patterson and I enjoyed watching those guys play. Stop hoping for a championship every year. I really enjoy this site and the comments but take it easy on these guys. Yes the effort stunk, but can’t we still stay behind these guys and pull go them the same.
    Remember, too much pressure and BS Cal could leave. Anyone would take him. THEN WHAT?!?
    Poythress could be great. He has to believe in himself. We r killing that.
    Noel is no AD! Really? No one in the history of the game has been.
    WCS could stick around a couple more years and be very dominant. Would u want to stay and listen to this crap?
    And lastly, Archie could be another great one. PERIOD. Not his fault he’s playing out of position. No doubt he leaves next year.
    At this point I think they r playing for themselves instead of for BBN.
    AND WHO CAN BLAME THEM?!?



  75. BravoBigBlue
    7:05 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    74 – Don’t blame the fans. If the players are worried about what the fans are saying on message boards, then this team will never get better. But I don’t think they do. Why would they? They play the game. The fans don’t play the game and a lot of fans don’t have lives. So let the players play and the fans rant. No big deal. It’s been that way for a long time.



  76. FranktheTank
    7:14 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    Good to read some comments from some people that have a little sense. My opinion, this team just had a horrible game last night. They really can’t play worse than that. Meanwhile ND seemed to hit big shots every time they were faced with the opportunity. So if we play our worst game and the home team hits big shots, we lose. It happened. It really should’ve been worse than 14 but that tells you (or should tell you) where Cal cant take this thing. It’s going to take some time. It will be difficult without an outstanding PG but maybe one will develop. Support your team and your coach. You are entitled to a championship quality team every single season.
    You want the best out of these kids. Can they count on your best as fans? Man up.



  77. FranktheTank
    7:16 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    obviously what I meant was – you are NOT entitled to a Championship quality team every single season.



  78. billy
    7:28 am November 30, 2012 Permalink

    This team is just not a good as most people thought it was. It may be later in the year but not right now. Calipari knows it.
    Some of you people don’t know as much about basketball as you think you do. Period.