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Ryan Harrow and Julius Mays may not play tomorrow

During his pre-Maryland press conference with local media this morning, Cal said that Ryan Harrow and Julius Mays are questionable for tomorrow night’s game against Maryland. Neither practiced yesterday, Harrow due to flu-like symptoms and Mays to rest his leg after spraining it against Transy.

If Julius and Ryan Harrow can’t go, Cal said Jarrod Polson and Archie Goodwin will handle point guard duties. Wait, Jarrod “SHOOOOT” Polson? Yes. Cal said he is comfortable playing Polson if he has to.

More notes from the presser coming up in a bit.

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53 Comments for Ryan Harrow and Julius Mays may not play tomorrow



  1. Slick
    9:52 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    wooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww



  2. Doc
    9:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t believe Mays won’t play. All he did was bang his knee.



  3. reedwizard
    9:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, that’s not good. I know we were going to be rough, but I’m not sure we could win without both of those guys.



  4. jus syain
    9:56 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Then we are taking an L.



  5. Rockfield, KY
    10:03 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Have some faith in Polson and Archie. They just have to keep the TO’s down and we’re fine.



  6. Suck it up soldier
    10:07 am November 8, 2012 Permalink


  7. Tooty
    10:07 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I’m fine with playing Polson tomorrow, but listen.. If I’m Cal I tell Harrow to man the **** up. This isn’t tiddly winks… Get out there and play.



  8. Jughead
    10:08 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Relax. Both will play.



  9. kingrex
    10:10 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mays will definitely play…Harrow most likely move on



  10. Harrow's Balls
    10:11 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe I’ll drop tomorrow and I man up.



  11. Jughead
    10:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hard to run the floor when you are Linda Blair with the squirts.



  12. RealCatsFan
    10:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I hate to say it, but if both of these guys don’t play, then I think it is almost certain that we will take an L. We were already a little bit shaky for this game to begin with, especially since the turtles got Wells to play for them. Hopefully the Cats will prove me wrong.



  13. Musehobo
    10:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    No big deal here. I feel more confident in Polson than Hood. Watch them play. Polson acts like he’s supposed to be there, Hood plays like a walk on.



  14. Maxps8
    10:20 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    This is the only area I have never been comfortable w/ CoachCal’s methodology of playing only 7 or 8 guys. First he needs more senior leadership on teams and the only way to get that is to have more juniors and seniors like Darius Miller. And secondly, what happens when a key player or two goes down to injury or something else? We do not have the depth that we should or easily could have. This is Coach Cal’s only missing link in his armour. Why he does it this way is baffling to me. There is no reason in the world why he couldn’t recruit 5 more top 100 players to come here and stay for 3 to 4 years. All the greatest teams in history have balance. How can we have balance when the only players contributing (w/ playing time) are FR & SO? Last year worked b/c of Darius…and TJ and MT. Our Kats should have about 5 FR, 5 SO-JR’s, and 5 walk-on’s every single year. This will bite Coach Cal in the behind at some point in his career here.



  15. tyrone biggins
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Oh Lord…



  16. CATS
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I feel like Mays will play, not sure about Harrow.



  17. Landongw
    10:26 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    WTF # 14. Calipari has been the most successful coach in college basketball the last 4 year and he’s coming off a national championship and you’re blowing hot air out your butt so you can sound smart. Get off the comment section you’re making a fool of yourself.



  18. Landongw
    10:27 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    This is Cal speak. Both will play.



  19. Jughead
    10:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    #14 molests collies.



  20. CB
    10:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    any of yall tried to play full on basketball with the flu? im guessing harrow will play but if the dude has a 102 temp and his coughing his lungs up i hope he sits out.



  21. Han
    10:30 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    If we somehow beat Maryland with 2 of our top 7 not playing, good God. Poythress will need to get his motor going, and Polson and Hood will need to step up big time. Also, Kyle will need to have his shot. Or maybe Archie will just go for 40 and set the freshman debut record and a college record in the new arena.



  22. Han
    10:31 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    20) Yeah, he won’t have his legs or arm strength even if he isn’t coughing or vomiting. Hopefully just a 24-hour bug or something an IV can counter.



  23. cats1068
    10:31 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Pitino developing depth. lol How many years has he been at planet red? How many championships? Yeah, he’s doing an awesome job! Not!



  24. theWilkman
    10:32 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    If Michael Jordan can play with the flu, why can’t Ryan Harrow?



  25. cats1068
    10:32 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Depth is overrated. With the TV timeouts these days, there are a lot of breaks. And you can only 5 players at a time. Not 10.



  26. mostplayers
    10:34 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Seems like to me most players play their best with the flu! Its New York, new arena, media, scouts, the lights those boys are playing……



  27. cracka
    10:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    what’s up with twany? he played a little in the blue/white game, but limped around because of a sore back issue. then, the 2 exhibition games start with our “injury report” and dude says there are no issues with anybody, everybody is good to go. then, no twany. couple of guards may be out … no mention of twany. cal didn’t say harrow is sick, julius’ leg isn’t fully recovered and twany still has a sore back = more min for polson … we don’t hear anything about him, just harrow and mays. it’s not that big of a deal, i’m good with cal playing who he wants for his reasons, just wondering.



  28. cats1068
    10:40 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, ask Matthew who his starting 5 is this year?



  29. Al B. Frank
    10:44 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    27- I’d also like to know about Twany’s situation out of curiosity. Been wondering that myself.



  30. barn
    10:44 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    we’ll win even if ryan and julius don’t play. what’s up with all the negative nimrods on here. polson’s a capable guard against a team like maryland



  31. Participant
    10:49 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    To # 24”’I am stating the obvious “Because he is Michael Jordan”,

    Or another way of saying it, as good a kid as JP is…I have seen Michael Jordan, JP is no Michael Jordan.

    Good enough or do you need diagrams on an Etch-a-Sketch?



  32. SEC MANIAC
    10:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    17/19 – Take your blue goggles off for five seconds and enter the real world. We all like CAL and he has been the best coach in the game, but he’s not immune to criticism just because he won a title. Until he wins more titles than FEBUK or Tubby, he should and will be questioned.



  33. cats1068
    11:04 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    32- At this point I don’t see anything to complain about the results. But if you’re a cup half empty person, you can find things to complain about. 3 yrs,102-14, 2 FF’s, 1 EE and ! championship. From my “cup half full” eyes, at this point I see nothing to complain about. But, we all have opinions. That’s what makes the world go around.



  34. cats1068
    11:05 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    1 championship



  35. knightynight
    11:07 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    32: You definitely are a MANIAC. STFU and enjoy the season. He IS immune to criticism for this season and the next 5 as far as I’m concerned.



  36. TCG
    11:11 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    27 – Twany has a hurt back, he’s not 100% yet



  37. UKBlue1!
    11:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Polson is a lot better than some of the guards we had during the Tubby and BCG era.



  38. cats1068
    11:26 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, honestly, with UK’s history of football, can they be so arrogant and say that Petrino is too much trouble? What in Sam Hill is going on Gus? This is 1 of the few people that can come in here and win right away. At this point in UK football, they should consider anything.



  39. cats1068
    11:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, yes, Petrino is worth the risk.



  40. UKalum
    11:32 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Polson > Porter



  41. cats1068
    11:52 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Nice knowing you, Allen!



  42. cats1068
    11:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, defense doesn’t score points.



  43. Duke Sucks
    11:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Porter was the worst player to ever wear Kentucky across his chest.



  44. Duke Sucks
    11:56 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    No way a defensive coach can win at UK. Never going to get the players it will take on that side of the ball.



  45. BurnerTurner5
    12:52 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    #14 is right on. I couldn’t agree more. The last two years we have been one injury away from being totally screwed.



  46. Will S
    1:04 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Get used to Harrow missing games here and there for little if any reason. When he was at NC State, he sat out the game against UNC due to “flu like symptoms”, and missed the game afterwards too (which was 3 days later)… the UNC game was the biggest game of NC State’s season. And he traveled with the team, sat on the bench, looked fine, but didn’t play. The kid is not mentally tough whatsoever.



  47. ky
    1:36 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    at least its not because they were getting paid or something lol



  48. Barney Clovert
    1:39 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Polson > Liggins by far.
    I thought Twany was the one farting around with his academics. Isn’t he the one on the Coach Cal Rader’s Club duty right now?



  49. James
    2:09 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Suck it up harrow!!! You have a chance to play on Espn for the first game of the season with basically everyone in the nation watching and you have “flu like symptoms” not even the flu lol give me a break!



  50. West Jessamine
    2:35 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Polson is not that bad. He could easily be the 8th man this year. He’s better than Michael Porter which I know isn’t saying much. Everybody at Rupp please quit yelling “shoot” when Polson has the ball. Save that crap for Sam Malone and Brian Long.



  51. Ryan Harrow
    3:17 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    #10 where did you go? I’ve been looking for you all season.



  52. jethro
    4:01 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    polson is a good basketball player. it’s that simple.



  53. Wes
    4:52 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I dont think anyone has ever called Jarrod, Jarrod “shoot” Polson he will do great tomorrow he is a true pg (may not score alot) but will handle the ball well and drive and dish. No worries here if he plays significant minutes.