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Unbelievable.

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(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Of course that shot falls.

Kentucky came out of the gates swinging in a game that was heated from the start. The Cats had a few solid runs of their own, most notably the7-0 spurt to head into the locker room down one. But the story of the first half was Indiana’s huge 16-2 run which lasted six minutes; highlighted by sloppy turnovers and missed shots from Kentucky. As the Cats jogged off the court, assistant coach Kenny Payne could be seen on camera mouthing “We’re fine” to Eloy Vargas.

The second half opened with Marquis Teague next to Cal and the Cats trying to fight their way back in it. Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones proved how valuable they are to this team as Davis was quickly on the bench with four fouls and Jones was quite literally MIA. As the Cats were reeling the Hoosiers were hitting, and the Assembly Hall crowd never quit.

But it was Christian Watford, at the buzzer, which ended the game the Cats had won twice in the closing seconds, they had no business winning. Free throws did it in – Davis could have sealed it and Lamb could have at least secured OT. But it was not to be.

— Terrence Jones was horrendously bad, and found himself sitting on the bench in the closing minutes with the Cats winning. He finished with 4 points, 1 rebound, and 6 turnovers.

— Marquis Teague was equally as bad in the first half, but became the leader the team needed in the second half, scoring all 15 of his points.

— Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was a beast and scored at will on mismatches. He finished with 19.

— Anthony Davis was battling foul trouble all game, and was arguably the biggest reason for the loss. When Davis came out, the Hoosier streaked, he returned and the bleeding stopped.

— Christian Watford shot 4-6 from behind the arc with the most important coming at the buzzer. He finished with a team-leading 20 points.

Let the questions come pouring in, why didn’t the Cats foul? Credit to Darius Miller, he had his hands right in the face of Watford on that shot – literally nothing more he could have done. It was just that kind of a day for IU. They were having shots fall all over the floor.

Cats fall 73-72.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

212 Comments for Unbelievable.



  1. Manchester
    7:54 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think Cal was terribly interested in winning this game.



  2. Wildcat Blood
    7:55 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Agree #1



  3. lpool003
    7:56 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    For all that Indiana did to win this game we did just as much to lose it. I hope we see them again in the tournament and end their season.



  4. paducahcat
    7:56 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Jones should have to ride home in the equipment van. Absolutely horrible!!!



  5. RidgeRunner
    7:57 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    1…thats absurd.

    Jones…thats whats unbeleivable. Rather lose to IU on road than UNC at home. We can learn from this and I’m way more upset with TJ than the loss. Frankly, I’m confused with TJ.



  6. refs
    7:57 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    We won! We won!



  7. Gavin S.
    7:57 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    It looked like we did foul, it wasn’t called though.



  8. doubting thomas
    7:57 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    we sucked but the refs were worse. what was the deal with jones?



  9. Computer Blue
    7:58 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Indiana is NOT a good team. They had no business being in this game. On the bright side this should teach the team that they can’t get wins half-a$$ing it and sulking on the bench.



  10. Jason
    7:58 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    This loss will help UK in the long run. Hopefully they got a good lesson on the road…What was Terrance Jones doing in this game by the way?



  11. louisvillefan
    7:59 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Ha Kentucky lost! We beat butler who is also from Indiana so it is obvious we beat a team that beat Kentucky. Louisville had nothing to do with this game but I’m gonna pump my chest like we won the national championship!



  12. STEVE!
    7:59 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    1. Why not? I guess we did OK since we only had 2-3 guys show up to play the whole game. Unbelievably, IU looked faster than us today, repeatedly beating us to the rim and the rebounds.



  13. kyhoop
    7:59 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Trying not to pile on Jones, something has to be up… The guy has shown agression all season and he just wasn’t there tonight. Wouldn’t be suprised to see some external news surface about it soon.



  14. UKBIgDaddy
    7:59 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    No excuse. Sadly enough, many of the IU fans hit it on the head when they talked hustle. I could not believe how Jones was loafing, not blocking out, and would not fight through screens. Cal has to find a way to stop the 3’s. UNC almost did it, IU did. BTW, free throws have to become a priority as well.



  15. Andrew
    7:59 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I hope Terrance Jones has to jog his pansy ass back to Lexington. I’m tired of watching him whine and pout all game. Grow up kid.



  16. magoo
    8:00 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t agree about the anthony davis fouls being the biggest cause, the game got close when Jones sat is butt down, he needs to grow up. If wasn’t sick, then he needs to check himself!!! Worst game I’ve seen from him.



  17. Robbin
    8:00 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    So much for a perfect season like so many have been calling for all season.



  18. UKBIgDaddy
    8:00 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Did Jones stay out to 2:30am again?



  19. tfordstyle
    8:00 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    can we just take the site down…just for a few days.
    its 2 depressing to even have up.



  20. KyFarm
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    how many crushing defeats will it take for cal to get interested in teaching free throw shooting to his teams?



  21. Randy Anderson
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Even if we would have won it was for sure we didnt deserve it the way they played.



  22. CAUKFAN
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    What was wrong with Jones? Dude was just walking around.



  23. IUGrad99
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Glad Urkel got that [email protected] smirk knocked off his face. He chose to take the money and go to UK. You get what you deserve.



  24. Jones Returns
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Go back and watch teague walking up court at end of game…wtf!?!



  25. brb
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    might want to work on free throwsssssssss……should have never thrown davis the ball in thatsituation….but our best ft shooter was 7-11……o well see em in march if they make it!



  26. ranger
    8:01 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    DID WATFORD OWN ALL AMERICAN DAVIS? Yes



  27. Wampuscat43
    8:02 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Four points and one more rebound than I had. Pitiful.



  28. Me
    8:02 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Sum’bitch…

    Let’s not over-analyze this game, and just move on…

    Cal will get the guys together, and TJ will get over whatever was wrong tonight.



  29. ColoradoCat
    8:02 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Terrible officiating, but regardless we deserved to lose. Terrence Jones is the laziest, most arrogant, and stuck up player to ever wear a Kentucky uniform, at least that’s what he showed me tonight



  30. CatScratchFever
    8:02 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    At least Teague finally stepped up when we needed it, but this game was terrible for UK in almost every aspect



  31. PHLCAT
    8:02 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    WHERE TO WATCH POSTGAME??



  32. cjpayn2
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Jones should be sitting the next game we play. He was absolutely horrendous and gave no effort whatsoever. IU fans will no doubt gloat and they can go ahead, it took a 3 pointer at home at the last second to seal the game when we were playing a C+ type of game.



  33. Jason
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Indiana is back this team is a whole lot better I don’t see them losing in a while.



  34. Salem Cat
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I’d like the 2010-2011 T.Jones to go back into hybernation and never come out. IU sucks. Not a team UK should lose to, but did. That should secure and NIT bid for Poindexter and the Honkies.



  35. theSkinny81
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    thanks Indiana, you just pissed off a giant.

    i never want to lose, but its inevitable. but this will be a wake-up call. be ready for a new intensity.



  36. Shylock is Here
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    #1, and #2-Yes, Cal did not want to win this game. He likes instead, to lose games. Wake Up Cretins!



  37. UKGRAD
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Unfortunately for us, we have two major problems as we chase another National Championship. 1. NC teams make free throws in the closing seconds to secure a W. Coach Cal’s teams, for some reason, always struggle to make free throws when they matter most. 2. NC teams are made up of guys that make the smart and right decision when it is winning time, usually because of experience. We will continue to have great talent and no experience in the most intense pressure situations. Anthony Davis should have NEVER had the ball in his hands to even come close to attempting free throws. The ball goes from Lamb to Teague to Davis…..how does this happen? We went from the best FT shooter, to a PG who was having a good second half, to Davis, who shoots 54% from the line. Not smart decisions there.

    Hard to win any game when your “All American” is putrid and your opponent makes every shot they throw up with their eyes closed.



  38. JATR4
    8:03 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    We had two fouls to give and they had no times out. Anyone ever hear of fouling?



  39. ILCatsFan
    8:04 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    3. I’m sorry, but I don’t think IU is a lock for the tourney. Other than Zeller, who really scares you on their roster? I think they’ll have a tough time being above .500 in the Big Ten.



  40. UKBIgDaddy
    8:04 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    How did we lose the tip-off, get out hustled (except for MKG), get out rebounded, and leave 3 point shooters open enough to even get off a shot? By the way, do you think Jones still deserves the “All-American” status?



  41. Townie
    8:04 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    OH NO! We suck again… Well we could have hit a free throw.



  42. SuperTroy
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I really hope the Committee gives IU a 9 seed in our bracket. (Lord knows they’ll lose double digit games again this season and barely make it in for the first time in forever.) But we all know the Committee would NEVER give us the satisfacton of crushing them the way we should have today.

    I will say…that I don’t like how Cal and Crean are friends. It just doesn’t feel right to me. This team deserved to win this game. I feel bad for them. Should have been an undefeated season. Shoulda woulda coulda…



  43. chadman
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I have no idea what game stuart hammer was watching, but no one was on watford until miller did a fly-by. can’t let a shooter see the basket that long before the shot. total breakdown.



  44. freethrows
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Gotta make me.



  45. chadman
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I have no idea what game stuart hammer was watching, but no one was on watford until miller did a fly-by. can’t let a shooter see the basket that long before the shot. total breakdown.



  46. MrCee
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Just came to rub it in. But don’t even have the energy. Kentucky is scary good but rightfully rattled under that kind of pressure. Good luck with the rest of your season. No one runs the table anymore, don’t worry. Well maybe about Jones. IU is back!!!



  47. mike burks
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I see a few more “refs sucks” comments. No, Jones has no heart. Coach chewed him out and he got his feelings hurt. Boo boo. Grow up.

    Jones makes me sick. He attends college for free. I’m sure daily he’s treated like a rock star. Real students pile up thousands in debt and work hard to graduate. He cries because a coach yells at him. Cry me a river.



  48. Inside Your Mind
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    UK gave the game away. It’s clear they didn’t play to their potential and IU gave it all they had but it was just enough to win. Cal will have to fix the free throw shooting of his teams. He can’t win a championship with poor free throw shooting. If Lamb makes his, the game is tied with that last shot and the Cats have a shot in overtime. But ultimately we played a poor, poor game. Having said all that, Kidd-Gilchrist is the best player on this team and it’s not even close.



  49. Msmo
    8:05 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I am actually happy with this result. This can give us a reason to give a crap about UI again, and we do not need to be #1 right now. These guys hate losing, and I’m glad they have the taste in their mouth. Gilley- keep it up. Teague- you’re starting to get it. Jones- WTF?



  50. Louisville
    8:06 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Yea it’s always the refs fault…lol…bye bye losers! IU #winning



  51. ranger
    8:06 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    IU fans were assholes all week. But they were right



  52. levi
    8:06 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    CHOKEARTISTS…..#1 in the nation HAHAHAHAAHA



  53. NYCWildcat
    8:06 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I’m worried about Terrance. That’s the kind of game you play when the Russian mafia has your family hostage and demands you throw it. He didn’t have his teammates’ backs all day. Something’s wrong.



  54. David
    8:06 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Poor coaching by Cal in the last minute of the game, should have guarded the inbounds and the dribble. Did anyone believe that IU would have went for two and not setup the three,besides Darius Miller.



  55. foulmood
    8:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    two fouls to give? let them drive down the court for wide-open 3? are we saving those fouls? don’t think you can carry them to the next game. Come on, Cal!



  56. Truth
    8:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Cal passed on the chance to bench Jones after he fled the scene of a wreck. Cal is not good at controling the players. Sometimes it comes back to bite him.



  57. Jim trammell
    8:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone ever hear of fouling? We had two fouls to give.



  58. Tennessee Wildcat
    8:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Execution on the road is the name of the game, and the Cats just didn’t take advantage of opportunities. You just don’t give second chances to teams if you are on the road. I hope Terrence Jones is running thousands of laps before, during and after practice for a while for that attitude problem he exhibited all game long. If Jones’ head is in the game, we win and win big. I’m very disappointed in a team that had all week to prepare for this and couldn’t handle the pressure. Either way, its a good learning experience that I’m sure Cal will use to make the team better. Can’t wait to thrash Loserville on New Years eve!



  59. Tim
    8:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    These guys have just played what nine games together. We will be fine. We should never have been close in this game everybody didn’t come to play like they did in the Carolina game. Why be hard on Cal in the loss, but love him in the wins. I stick with the guys. They will get better, remember last year. We are far ahead of that team. Everybody that’s going nuts, just calm down it’s a long season. BBN is still the top program, and always will be. We are what everybody else wants to be. Go Big Blue!!!



  60. Louisville
    8:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like they put up and sUcK shut up lmao,…what a great day!



  61. UKGoBigBlue
    8:08 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Say what ever you want, Cal relies way too much on a players talent instead of reinforcing the basic fundamentals. You would think by now as many times in the past 3 years at UK we have lost games up to & including a Nation Championship that Cal would finally get it, and have those kids in the gym everyday shooting something as simple as free throws. Cal doesn’t teach how to guard the 3, and that has killed us time & time again in big games; common sense you would think would tell you to always have someone guarding the trailer especially when that kid has been killing you all day, but for whatever reason that is asking too much. I don’t care how talented these kids might be, if you can’t do something as basic as shoot free throws & guard the 3 point shot, then you have no business yet going to the NBA.

    Cal totally deserves the blame for the loss for this game; our offense looks beyond pathetic.



  62. Make free throws
    8:08 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    And we win!
    Jones had a bad game, maybe he just wasn’t “up” for this game…he’ll be back and he was awesome in the tourney last year…..remember all players have bad games.
    Give credit were credit is due IU played great and hit the shot they needed to at the end!

    The one great outcome of this game was the 2nd half play of Teague…. If he plays like that the rest of the year we will be cutting down the nets in March/ April!



  63. Waterboy
    8:08 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    #55 if you watched the game, Cal asks his players why didn’t you foul? They were told to foul coming out of the time out



  64. Dat24
    8:08 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    If this team were to lose this season, I would rather it be now, at an away game and in a very hostile environment, rather than in March with the National Championship within our reach. I would rather be 40-1 and National Champions than undeafeated and out in the 3rd round. Just sayin.



  65. Musial
    8:09 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I think Kentucky showed some real class and strength in coming from behind to take the lead in a hostile crowd. Indiana just out played Kentucky today regardless of the Refs making horrible calls. Even though KY missed key free throws down the end, there were a lot of moves that could have secured the win. Why didn’t we press with 5.4 seconds? Once the ball reached half court, foul and make them take it out again. Then go man to man in your face all over the court. Just some thoughts I had at the end of the game.



  66. MS CAT
    8:09 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    MILLER DID FOUL JONES BEFORE THE KICK OUT,REF LET IT GO
    FREE THROW SHOOTING HAUNTS CAL AGAIN



  67. Art Vandalay
    8:09 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Can’t figure out why Davis ends up with the ball in his hands at the end of the game when it comes down to free throws…. or why he hangs onto it until someone fouls him.

    Strange game that we still should have won. Its just incredibly embarassing to lose to a team as bad as IU.

    Oh well….learing experience I guess



  68. Tim
    8:10 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    54 They didn’t set up the 3 it was a broken play.



  69. David
    8:10 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    50, we will wait to hear from you after 12/31/11. Go get your crayons and coloring book and get off this adult blog.



  70. Everybodyandtheirbrother
    8:10 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I just want to thank terrance jones for showing the nation what an all american does when he’s playing awful which is give up and pout like a two year old! Grow some backbone kid. At least Teague played through it. Even Boogie whined and pouted, but was also the best big man in the nation back then and had major contribution almost every game!



  71. Rumor
    8:11 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Jones was picked up by the cops (not booked). He was busted with weed.



  72. MARK HAMILTON
    8:11 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    DOES TERRENCE JONES HAVE A FACEBOOK?



  73. blade
    8:11 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    along came Jones. wait, along went jones. pitiful free throw. had two fould to give in last 6 seconds. terrible coaching or execution by players. had chances to foul. not a lot of heart by some. wiltjer aint never gonna play much.



  74. Art Vandalay
    8:11 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Can’t figure out why Davis ends up with the ball in his hands at the end of the game when it comes down to free throws…. or why he hangs onto it until someone fouls him.

    Strange game that we still should have won. Its just incredibly embarassing to lose to a tenam as bad as IU.

    Oh well….learning experience I guess



  75. MS CAT
    8:11 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    SURE COULDVE USED THE BUNNIES TEAGUE MISSED IN FIRST HALF, GLAD HE DIDNT QUIT



  76. ukfaninohio
    8:11 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Say goodbye to the top 10!!



  77. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    8:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Indiana won’t make the NCAAs



  78. zmoney7276
    8:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Forget fouling or not guarding the inbound, why would you not miss the foul shot in that situation? It would have taken a good 3 and a half seconds to get the rebound over with and then they would have had to take a half court shot. Plus the free throws and Jones, not fouling is not why we lost the game. Lamb should have rimmed that free throw.



  79. Will
    8:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Is Indiana relevant again? Maybe. Could have gone either way in the end. Still playing for a number one seed in the NCAA. We will learn from our mistakes in this one. These guys will figure out we are the super bowl for each team we play. Indiana wanted it more today. It’s only one game folks. We will be fine. Go Cats!



  80. David from San Diego
    8:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Quit overreacting about Terrance….. quit nitpicking the final minutes….. road games are hard and this was IU’s superbowl…. tonight was a perfect storm of us having an off night, IU shooting out of their minds…. and while I wish it was uncommon…..but its not…. horrendous officiating against the CATS. The first half looked as blatant a game throwing as I have ever seen….. laugh about the official complaints if you wish but its inarguable….. UK needed a game like this win or lose…. this is what the tourney will be like….. rest assured if/when we match up with UNC/OSU, the officials will be this in favor of UKs opponent. The way we have to overcome it is by making free throws and remaining resilient…. we didn’t make FT but they were resilient in the 2nd half today after being punched in the mouth… I still love this team…. Cal will help them learn from this. Teague grew up in the 2nd half…. don’t forget that point… this will be the turning point in his season… TJ will be fine. Eloy has to give us more minutes so we can hang the next time Davis is benched for cheap fouls…. rest assured….. it will happen again. Go Big Blue… this is just a blip on the screen. Cats fans just have to continue to root for and love this team. They are special…..



  81. KingRex
    8:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Learn from this and move on. We didn’t play our best and still had a chance to win. I don’t think any of us thought we’d go undefeated this year, and if you did then you were kidding yourself. I don’t like IU so it sucks to lose to them, but again, just learn from it and be better the next time we’re on the road in a game like this.



  82. anthony
    8:14 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Miller was late getting out there. He had a hand in the guys face? That’s funny. His hand was up but the ball was already being shot.

    Also, Disappearius Miller had a chance to foul the guy with the ball and he didn’t. That was the 2nd time he fell asleep and IU hit a big 3.



  83. MS CAT
    8:15 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    WHY WONT TO HATE ON JONES, NOT GONNA BE AN ALLSTAR EVERYNIGHT, GET OVER THAT VITALE



  84. Jay
    8:15 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Hope Louisville comes to Rupp #1. Line beards lose by 20.



  85. Kelci
    8:15 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Someone please tell me what was up with Terrence Jones?



  86. BROW-JONES
    8:15 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    WTF happenend to T. Jones? Did anyone ever find him. I hope they find him and he doesn’t miss the bus back to Lextown…..Dude acts like a 3 yr old child at times….



  87. kyfan32
    8:15 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    What have you got to say now Jones! Your total lack of respect for this Indiana team makes you look like a complete jack ass. You did nothing all week but tell us how average at best this Indiana team is. Well guess what, you don’t know jack dude. UK looked out of rhythm and sync all game long. They looked like freshman. What really gets my goat, is now I gotta listen to your big mouth and IU fans, a no win situation. Show a little repect next time.



  88. FUJONES
    8:16 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Jones, your talk about ending this matchup is crap. The UK fans on the border know this is a heated rivalry and you have taken it for granted all week. GTH Jones, and get a clue, your feeling are NOT the feelings of the entire fanbase and you gave plenty of locker roor fodder for the Hoosiers to rally and hand it to us tonight.



  89. Mark Liptak
    8:16 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Never like losing especially to a team that UK has blown apart for over a decade but this should get the team’s attention.

    Can’t explain not fouling period when as Jay Bilas tweeted, UK had two fouls to give and could have burned up some time.

    Little things win or lose games. FREE THROWS, FREE THROWS, FREE THROWS.

    Look at it this way though as bad as UK played, as disinterested and poor it took a shot at the buzzer to beat them. If that’s what it’s going toi take to beat the Cats, I’ll take my chances thank you.

    Mark Liptak



  90. ukfan33
    8:16 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    No Kentucky sports radio for me monday I’ll throw the radio on the floor if I hear from the TRUTH………



  91. BROW-JONES
    8:16 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    @NotJerryTipton: Credit Crean for figuring out how to beat UK: Hold to 50% FT shooting, hit 70% 3s, & roofie T. Jones before the game. LOL!!!



  92. Will
    8:16 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Great to see Teague in the second half. Major growth for him in this game. He is going to be huge for us in our run later this year.



  93. GoCats7
    8:17 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    any update on Jones? was he hurt, sick etc. today?



  94. OogieBoogieMan
    8:17 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    One thing became clear over the past couple of games. When the going gets tough, there are two guys who rise to the occasion: Lamb and MKG.



  95. MS CAT
    8:17 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    AGREE CAL THESE KIDS ARENT MACHINES



  96. DanDakich
    8:17 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Did Jones flex and mug after that 1 rebound. He is a piece of garbage. Also, [email protected] me Matt Jones, you queer.



  97. Michael Parkey
    8:18 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    5.6 seconds to go, 2 fouls to give, we should never have let them get off a shot……unbelievable.



  98. MS CAT
    8:18 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    #96 DAKICH, YOU MISS THE SIDELINES



  99. Youmayberight,but
    8:19 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    @29 what about randolph morris?



  100. reasedru
    8:19 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Hard to win on the road when you cant make free throws..Seems to be a common theme for Cals teams..



  101. Tennessee Wildcat
    8:19 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville fan or Loserville or whatever you call yourself, go trolling to your own message board. I’m sure you will be saying this same stuff after your team gets thrashed at Rupp. The Cats will be just fine and this should help get the chip off of our shoulders. Cal definitely will have something to motivate them more, now.



  102. kramer
    8:19 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Well this loss will help come tournament time, so far UK has played 2 ranked teams and beat them both. What is really stupid is UK ns OHST both lost that means UL wil probably be ranked #1 or #2 Monday?? WHATEVER!!!!!



  103. HBD
    8:19 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Terrance Jones was shaving points, look at betting trends and opp line movement. Someone knew.



  104. blueme
    8:20 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Obviously this team was our best hope at winning a national championship. Not gonna happen. Suck it Terrence Jones you loser POS!



  105. Danny
    8:20 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    You have to give UK credit for coming back in this game considering the environment they were in. With as many classless fans that were at that game I think they did a good job. But free throws must improve. If this game was at Freedom Hall UK would dominate



  106. Will
    8:20 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Still would rather keep UNC and drop off the schedule next year. Maybe rotate Indiana back in every few years. It’s just a no win situation for the Cats. Win and you were supposed to. Lose and they rush the court.



  107. CaliUKFan
    8:20 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    We battled and despite the bullshit had a chance to win — some our fault, some the refs — but Watford hit a big shot. We didn’t deserve to win but had a shot to when it counted. I’d rather lose now than in March. Let’s learn from it and move on.
    Oh yea, and F*%k the hoosiers!



  108. Will
    8:21 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Still would rather keep UNC and drop off IU off the schedule next year. Maybe rotate Indiana back in every few years. It’s just a no win situation for 67030721the Cats. Win and you were supposed to. Lose and they rush the court.



  109. Tbc
    8:21 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Cal should have called timeout, picked them up full court, fouled, make them take it out again. All cal talked about all week was how he didn’t want to play these teams & he wouldn’t last 10 years. Uk will move on now & get better. I just hope everyone got out after the crowd rushed the floor.



  110. Will
    8:21 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Still would rather keep UNC and drop off IU off the schedule next year. Maybe rotate Indiana back in every few years. It’s just a no win situation for 67030721the Cats. Win and you were supposed to. Lose and they rush the court.



  111. Coach Cal
    8:21 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Sometimes my roll the ball out there, hands off coaching comes back to haunt us. We need 2 or 3 more allamericans out there to overcome my inept coaching.



  112. Dumb Azz fans
    8:21 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t realize we had so many outstanding coaches up in the bleachers. Some you all are pathetic. We lost a game in DECEMBER, get over it. Go get drunk or laid or something, damn.



  113. Will
    8:22 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Still would rather keep UNC and drop IU off the schedule next year. Maybe rotate Indiana back in every few years. It’s just a no win situation for 67030721the Cats. Win and you were supposed to. Lose and they rush the court.



  114. mike burks
    8:22 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    UK didn’t do a good job. Jones is no All-American.



  115. Salem Cat
    8:22 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    20) Not really a crushing defeat. IU in Dec on the road by 1.



  116. That's That
    8:23 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Hahahahahahah Dakich was right!!! Not an upset, but hey, let’s rush the court!



  117. GODSAZNO
    8:23 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    KSR, what do you mean why didn’t we foul? UK was only up 2, not 3.



  118. Michael Kidd-Langford
    8:23 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Can we talk about perimeter defense? IU was unconscious from the 3 (9-15 60%). So was UNC (11-18 61%). Heck, so was Portland (11-23, 48% — when their season average is 32%).

    Yes, Calipari’s teams are notoriously poor FT shooters. But we need to do a better job of defending the 3.



  119. Big Blue Nation
    8:24 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    My Soul feels like Kenny Freases’ face.



  120. badgercat
    8:24 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Matt – the UL football and IU basketball prognostications have been over the top. Neither played out too well…



  121. CLUKfan
    8:26 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, Its a tough lose but I would feel a hundred times better going into the NCAA tourney with a L under our belts than undefeated. This is something they can grow off of and hopefully prevent our Cats from getting complacent. Btw lay off jones, none of us know the pressure u have to withstand to throw on a UK jersey. Sure he didn’t play a great game, but everyone has some bad games, instead of bashing him lets try n pick this guy up so he’ll play with some passion nxt time. I think it’s a joke our fans love someone one night and hate them the nxt, maybe we need to grow up.



  122. blade
    8:26 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    117 we had 2 fouls to give before 1+1.



  123. Carl
    8:27 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Listened to Cal. He told the team to foul, they didn’t do it and he does teach 3 point defense but the team as to execute. Bottom line: IU played to their strengths, we were without Davis, Miller and Jones most of the game. I thought Eloy held his own.



  124. Mr Schwump
    8:28 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    You do know we have a coach who got completely outcoached by Crean don’t you? That’s Tom Crean. And you don’t foul at the end? And you expect this coach to win a NC? Laughable. He had a week to fix 3 point shooting D and instead it was worse. And he can’t motivate a lottery pick. Wow. Close game, choke at the FT line. Typical of this coach. Hey Calipari, when you play Vandy John Jenkins will shoot 3s, do you understand? Don’t let your D play 12 feet off him and watch. If your not questioning Calipari after this fiasco you aren’t playing attention. And, by the way, he got schooled by Tom Crean, you’ll have to live with that Calipari.



  125. Big Blue Nation
    8:28 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Hey TJ, notice that there was a ballgame. The loss doesn’t bother me as much as how TJ played. Looks like we found out who should be riding the pine at the start of the games. Oh, and the refs sucked today



  126. tom9698
    8:28 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    TJ where were you tonight? Had to be one of the WORST games for a UK player that i can remember.Refs SUCKED and Miller should have fouled before they got the 3point shot off.FUK IU and UL.



  127. Robby
    8:28 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    As far as I’m concerned this will be the last time I pull for Jones. He quit on the team and us last year and just plain stopped playing tonight. Jones is as selfish a player as I’ve seen put on the blue. Keep him on the bench I could care less. This loss will be a great learning experience for the rest of the team. Jones would have to hitch hike back home if I were Coach Cal.



  128. ChrisinJax
    8:29 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Deja vu? Didn’t Cal fail to foul Kansas in the NC also?



  129. Brandon Stevie
    8:29 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Why can’t the Big Blue fanatics ( me being one) just admit that IU beat our Cats straight up? If our boys could make a free throw, not just in the last 30 seconds but at the beginning of the game then they would have won going away. Free throws have cost Coach Cals teams dearly and continue to do so. We, as the Big Blue fan base need to rise up and demand more free throw practice.

    I am dead serious, blue through and through. Free throws cost our boys the 97 national championship, and I don’t care about Miles Simon. Nazr missed how many?



  130. saki7
    8:30 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    The ‘down the road’ value of a game like this comforts me. The fact that their fans are undeserving, bottom feeding bastards takes it away.



  131. Mike
    8:30 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    This game was on Jones with a valuable assist from Davis…I agree with many others in asking the question how Davis ends up with the ball at the end when he is a bricklayer. We had our chances to win but Indiana wanted it more…were there any loose balls that they didn’t get??



  132. Final Four
    8:30 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Was Terrance Jones in the same building as everyone else tonight?! So much for being the best player in the nation or even an All american. Every player has an off night but it looked like he didnt even want to be in the game!



  133. Mitch Barnhart
    8:30 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    When did we renew the football series with Indiana? I thought the basketball game was today and got to watch the football Cats lose another heartbreaker. Same old UK football. Oh, yeah. Fire Calipari. He lost a game. He sucks.



  134. Louisville
    8:30 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Lmao! LOSERS,,,HERE KITTY KITTY!



  135. UKinTarheelCountry
    8:31 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I have it on reliable authority that Terrence Jones was implicated in a plot to overthrow the United States government and to plant explosives in the Lincoln Memorial. On a more serious note, Jones has to go back and, in the lonely private moments of the early morning darkness, decide whether he is an NBA prospect or a really good college player. That’s it. No more, no less. And IU still sucks.



  136. Will
    8:31 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    124 – not so much. Good try though.



  137. Jason
    8:31 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    What a bunch of whiny-ass bitches. The Cats losing this game is completely inexcusable, that team sucked. This needs to be addressed immediately by Cal.



  138. jgood
    8:31 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    this teams got alot of quit in em



  139. Dat24
    8:32 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Well put, David (#80) and KingRex (#81). Agree completely. It’s done and over with. People are talking about the players sulking on the bench…well take your own advice and stop sulking on here, Facebook, or Twitter. Those boys will own up to the fact they didn’t play well and should have done this or should have done that….they don’t need everyone to throw it in their faces. This team will bounce back. Show them some support, win or lose. And who gives a crap what we are ranked…we are Kentucky. Even during the Gillespie era when we weren’t even ranked, teams still brought their A games and played like they were playing against the number 1 team in the nation. They’re just numbers. I am looking forward to watching this team grow and learn and become the team we all want and know they can be. GO BIG BLUE!



  140. zmoney7276
    8:32 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    This is probably good for us, we knew this team would lose a few, even though it feels like crap, we will likely be better off for it. Get our losses in early and finish strong. Remember last year we went 22-8 and still made the final four. Crushing losses are good for a young team. I hate losing to IU but we will be better for it.



  141. derek4UK
    8:32 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Well now the kids know they aren’t invincible and can loose. Now let’s look forward to the rest of the season. I hope Indiana gets hit with a huge fine for rushing the court and trampling miller. Jones will be ok. He human. Life goes on folks. Let Indiana have there 15 mins of fame. They will not win another game bigger than this. BTW Fk Indiana. And dwight from the office.



  142. Mr Schwump
    8:32 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    You’ve had your mind poisoned by coach who loose games. NOTHING GOOD COMES FROM A LOSS. Put that crap out of your minds.



  143. Will
    8:33 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    One upset by a team who needed the win bad. We will be fine.



  144. Dumb Azz fans
    8:33 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Mr. Chump, I mean Schwump, you sir are a moron and always have been. You’re such a douche.



  145. BCO
    8:33 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    42 please dont tell me youre saying KY deserved the win…if that last shot hadnt gone in for IU it woulda been a travesty.



  146. Korean Tacos
    8:33 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    WE LOST THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!! Oh, wait, no we didn’t.

    Here’s some take aways from the game. Jones needs to learn how to hedge on a screen and not fade toward the basket. 4 of the 7 3s were from Jones fading on the screen. Yes, we had hands in the face (UK player recovering from Jones fade), but the shooter is already in motion, has already set his eyes on basket. hands in the face (late) does not affect the shot.

    Miller is great one on one. But we went to it too late. Miller (or Lamb) should be the cork to stop opposing runs. Usually sure baskets.

    Davis has only been 6’10” for two years.

    Cal did want the foul at end. Lamb gave the foul. Refs no called it.

    The travel on MKG was probably the game turner in that it kept IU close as opposed to UK going up another possession.

    Teague will eventually learn what he can and can’t and when he should and shouldn’t.

    Wiljter was no more a defensive liability than Jones was this game. Obvious, Cal told Wiljter to not settle for 3s. Unfortunately, Wiljter should have “settled” for the 3 on a couple of possessions.

    We have a team full of freshmen and sophomores.



  147. blitzedanddazed
    8:33 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Tough to give away a game like this one. IU punked Jones at the beginning of the game and he rolled over
    and did nothing. Jones should now be the 7th player off the bench. Wiltjer is a 6’10” version of Jon Hood. Useless.



  148. InternationalPhilosophy
    8:34 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    You either learn to deal with pressure or fold up. The kids put together a good comeback, down 10 late in a very hostile environment.
    This game meant 100 times more to Indiana than it did to UK, and it took about 35 minutes for our guys to wake up to that fact.
    They came out of the box looking cool and collected, like they weren’t going to be fazed by the crowd…that was their mistake.
    They must learn that you come out intense and play every possession. No points are awarded for cool.
    I think Cal will make the most of it and turn it into a positive.
    And please, UK, practice your free throws.



  149. Dumb Azz fans
    8:34 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Btw Schwump, you need to learn how to spell LOSE moron.



  150. blueme
    8:35 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    this was the most embarrassing loss since Gardner-Webb. I ALMOST wish we still had Tubby. He could not recruit but he could coach. What is gonna take for cal to take seriously making free throws and defending the three a priority?



  151. Fropac
    8:35 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    It was one game folks. Give the kid a break!!



  152. ChrisinJax
    8:35 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Game points:
    1)Terrence Jones is one selfish individual.
    2)Pouted the entire game!
    3)Teague came on thank goodness but is the worst shooting UK PG since Saul.
    4) Miller showed little heart or effort. No leadership as he should have been in Jones’ face.
    5) Davis has to learn how to quit playing umbrella defense and go straight up.
    6) Why does Cal have a tough time getting his players to do do what he supposedly tells them to do at the end of games? In the replay, he clearly is not even yelling for them to foul. Did he really tell them to foul in the huddle? He didn’t foul Kansas either in the NC.
    7) Better that we lost this game as should learn more from it than if we won with such a poor performance.
    8) Gilchrist is my favorite player on this team because he HUSTLES!



  153. Mr Schwump
    8:37 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    144, tell it to Calipari and the players. They’re the ones who choked. And, BTW, our $5 million dollar coach got schooled by Crean. That’s Tom Crean. We sure as hell not getting our money’s worth. Sickening.



  154. Mr Schwump
    8:39 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    149, I’m sure I’ll learn to spell LOSE by the end of the year. This coach has us headed for more.



  155. saki7
    8:41 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    To say that nothing good comes from a loss hints that one knows nothing about life, and might not yet be an adult.



  156. MARK HAMILTON
    8:42 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    DOES MR SCHWUMP HAVE FACEBOOK



  157. InternationalPhilosophy
    8:43 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone who thinks a road loss in December is sickening or that it ruins his day needs to get his priorities straight.
    It’s a *game*.
    For the team, learn from it and move on.
    For the fans, don’t let the outcome of a college hoops game make your life miserable.
    If it does, stop watching.



  158. 19snl60
    8:43 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    why not bench 1 star jones and play vargas, he at least wanted to be in there. hope they bet the right way



  159. puds
    8:44 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    #117 had 2 fouls to give moron



  160. Catcounsel
    8:45 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with #48 Inside Your Mind on calling this game. The Cats lost this game, Indiana did not win it. You cannot win a Natl. Champ. if you cannot make free throws. When a team shows you that they are hitting their outside shooting, you do not leave a guy open outside by 6 feet or more and just hope it does not go in when they have been making their shots. Need all players to be ready to contribute for the entire game, cannot take a day off like Jones arguably did. If the coaches handle this situation correctly, this could be a much needed help for the rest of the season with the players learning what needs to be learned after their first loss on the road this season.



  161. saki7
    8:46 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    My favorite part of the game was two IU players running into each other like stooges and the ball bouncing away…with none of our players in sight. $&*@!



  162. NCcat
    8:46 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Somewhere tonight Bobby Knight is having a scotch and laughing his ass off….



  163. Shendocats
    8:47 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Not only all the touch fouls called on UK but the lack of fouls called on IU that made a huge difference. How many times did MKG go up with guys hanging on his arms and how many times did he go to the line?



  164. Scott
    8:48 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Curious as to where all those posters that were predicting a 20+ beatdown are now? IU fans were made fun off all week long, including by the writers on this site, for saying that we felt we had a good shot to win this game. It was a great college game, no different than the game last Saturday against UNC. Why UK fans can’t see that is beyond me. Oh well.



  165. InternationalPhilosophy
    8:50 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    @163 Shendocats

    That may be the best lesson of all for these kids. You won’t get calls on the road, so don’t count on getting them, play through adversity.



  166. thefan
    8:50 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Its simple , UK played no defense. How many 3’s have to be hit before you go damn we better guard them closer. I like Jones but I never seen a player act like a wuss during a game. Not flexing his muscles now. UK can’t wait always until second half before they decided to play. I hate losing, but better to lose now than later. Todays was Indiana’s championship. Maybe this game will wake up Teague and Jones.



  167. lipper
    8:52 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    the turtle always wins the race and smarts always beats athletes. next time u know it alls laugh at the unathletic dukes and iu’s and talk of how u know we would kill them…..just eat it! how about them unathletic “whities” ksr?



  168. Bryan
    8:53 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    152- are you kidding me? Miller did great that game. He was aggressive like we’ve been wanting for so long. He showed up today



  169. Thanks
    8:54 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Jesus, you people need to get a grip.



  170. mashburnfan1
    8:55 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    quit crying about refs jeez…this game is on free throw shooting and T Jones. Cal should have pulled Jones very early. I am more disappointed that Jones did not even cheer when we made our run to get in it and take the lead. The entire bench was clapping and jumping up but Mr. Pout just sat there. If you don’t want to play at least cheer for the guys that are giving effort. Cal needs to do something about this as I am sure his teammates took notice. A word to Jones..this is a special team capable of having a special season, if you don’t want to be a part of it leave now.



  171. saki7
    8:56 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    164.) The shockingly mean-spirited behavior of IU fans invited it, along with a very long period of the Hoosiers just not being very good.



  172. InternationalPhilosophy
    8:56 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    @164 Scott

    I predicted a UK win 86-58 and it was obvious early on that I was way off.
    Hats off to IU for doing what it took to win. I have no problem eating crow…have lived long enough to be quite used to the taste.
    Having said that, I now predict a crushing defeat for Louisville when they visit in a couple of weeks.
    Short-term memory loss covers a multitude of sins.



  173. Thatwasbad
    8:58 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Fundelmentals would have won that game. No one blocked out and we couldn’t hit free throws. How could you not foul with 5 secs left and two to give.



  174. JonesNeedstobeontheWing
    9:06 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I love Cal, but this job coaching didn’t make any sense to me:

    1) Are we running a dribble drive offense or now?? Why did we play both Jones and Davis on both blocks inside? This is why our dribble drive was stagnant the entire first half. (Teague looked better in the second half because Jones was on the bench rather than clogging the lane.) When Jones is in, he needs to stay near the three point line until he finds the need to cut toward the basket.

    2) Why didn’t we run the full court press? We are playing a slower, less talented team…

    3) Why didn’t we try any non-man-to-man defenses (something less predictable) to address their three point shooting?

    4) If you are a player that has a poor free throw percentage and you are about to get fouled (late in the game), you should be smart enough to either a) pass it to a teammate or b) call timeout (rather than selfishly try to make yourself the hero).



  175. The Big Dog
    9:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Why did we not take advantage of the fouls we had to give at the end of the game? They never should have gotten that shot. Officials were awful, as was Jones. Where were Teague and Miller in the first 30 minutes of this game? I hope we can learn from this.



  176. EastKY
    9:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    My two questions are this.

    1. After Lambs last free throw why didnt Cal send a sub to the scores table and tell him to foul? This would have done two things, stop the game so Uk could get back on D and they could have known to foul.
    2. Can we not find some decent plays to run under our own basket?? That should be a time we looking to score but we just get it in and then hand it to a guy in the corner and they have to take it back up top and run a set. Why not try to score?



  177. The Bottom Line
    9:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    For all of you trashing Terrance Jones, shame on you. He’s a 19 year old young man that has made enormous contributions to our program over the past couple years. He had a rough night. Cut the guy some slack. He’s a stud and he’ll deliver down the stretch. Much love Jones. This game was a learning experience.



  178. BBN
    9:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Bottom Line:

    – UK did not play well at all.

    – Jones was horrible.

    – The officiating was horrible.

    – Aside from Lamb, Teague & Gilchrist, the rest of the team played like scared pussies.

    – UK could not hit free throws.

    – UK deserved to lose.

    – The Indiana program has not been “elevated” by the win. They still suck.

    – UK vs. Indiana on a neutral court, UK wins by 20+.



  179. Robby
    9:13 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Just watched Cal and the post game interview and it made me feel a little better about losing, but I just can’t get over Jones quitting on us AGAIN!!!!!!!!



  180. Louisvillecatsfan!
    9:14 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    All these freaking dumb [email protected]@ fans is exactly the reason good coaches leave town and great coaches don’t stay…….grow up and realize we have something GREAT and quit trashing our KIDS and our COACHES! We were undefeated and ranked # 1 and most fans are acting as if we haven’t one a game! Keep your head up T. Jones and much love and upmost respect and thanks for coming back and look forward to some more upcoming nasty highlights!



  181. Cat in the ATL
    9:14 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Some of the posters on this site are pure trash. Calling college kids names and cursing them because you don’t like the outcome of a game? Straight up trash. As an alumni of the University of Kentucky, I am ashamed that we have fans like this. My guess is that a lot of those acting in such a way have never attended UK and many most likely have never even been on campus.



  182. Final Four
    9:15 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    177) im a student at UK who has to take out ridiculous student loans to be here. People here think Jones is a super star hes got free tutoring free food and free tuition cause he is a good basketball player. Her gets all that free shit and great treatment so he can go out on the court and do better than 4 pts an 1 rbd. I cant do better than that or even close to that but thats why i dont get what he does.



  183. Gaffalicious
    9:18 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Seriously guys, this was a pre-conference game. Losses happen. Indiana played great. Kentucky didn’t. How many of you, who are currently dogging Caliapari and this team, were on your knees ready to suck him off last week? And for you who are calling Jones garbage and asshole, grow up! He’s a kid who makes mistakes. Considering what we saw in the Cincinnati/Xavier game, Jones could be a lot worse. I swear, I love UK, but sometimes I can’t stand UK fans.



  184. andyouthinkiminsane
    9:23 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    JUST IN…Terrance Jones still on the court…wondering when the pregame practice is over and the game begins! Whoa…new nick name “Soft Jones”



  185. HARTCOCAT
    9:26 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Im going to blame that sob who made that shot at end of game. If he had missed we ALL would
    happy!



  186. InternationalPhilosophy
    9:28 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    @183 Gaffalicious

    Agree, especially your last sentence.
    Maybe it’s a matter of age/maturity, I don’t know, but try to show a little class, people.
    This team is going to accomplish some great things but it’s going to take a while to gel…be patient and supportive then reap the rewards.
    Or continue to carp and moan and whine and see how much fun that turns out to be.



  187. Boots45
    9:31 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Jones played like a spoiled kid. Didn’t like what we happening so he quit! We deserved to lose this one. IU has the balls to hit the big shot. See yeah next year I guess unless we get them in the tournament. One can only hope!



  188. Boots45
    9:32 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    * was happening



  189. Michael Gilchrist
    9:37 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Lets be honest, the thing that killed us the most is not Jones or Davis Jr. not playing well. We still had the lead with under a minute to go. What killed us was poor free throw shooting and not picking up watford at half court. With one of those two mistakes erased we win with both them still playing terribly.



  190. GiveIUcredit
    9:38 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    IU deserves all the credit for winnning this terrific game but Terrence Jones didn’t play horrible… he never had the chance to play horrible since he missed the team bus to Bloomington!!



  191. iloveuk
    9:38 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t believe people are trashing our players…that’s ridiculous. I absolutely LOVE this team and terrence is one of my favorite players…they had an off game and Indiana outplayed us..that’s that.
    Everyone chill out please and just let the boys learn from this! Why is it that when we win and do great things certain “fans” act like they love this team but when they have one off night and certain players don’t have the best game of the season people turn on them and trash our freaking players! They are KIDS…this isn’t the NBA…and they are not perfect. If you’re gonna be a fan, support this team and these kids…if your gonna bitch about this team everytime they have an off night, then get off the bandwagon cause i’m sure if they read your comments they wouldn’t want you cheering for them anyway. This team has soo much talent!
    GO BIG BLUE!



  192. Gaffalicious
    9:40 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    My thoughts exactly 191



  193. ltothaj1
    9:41 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    all u guys talking smack about Calipari need to start watching football instead of basketball if all u wanna do is B1tch at the coach. The guy is a heck of a coach, and we were in a position to win the game at the end, thats what he is there for, the players are the ones who didn’t execute, not Calipari. Any team that has good shooters, are gonna make 3s no matter how good your defense is, when there going in, there going in, and thats what happened tonight. Indiana got hot, and every loose ball bounced right to them for a 3, a layup and it was always out of bounds on us, it was there night, they shot 60% from 3. Some of these guys have only played 9 college games, it proves Cal is a damn good coach for us to be this good, this early in the season. Sure, we need to work on FT’s, but all it takes is one of those balls to bounce our way off a missed shot, instead of bouncing into a wide open IU players hands at the 3pt line and we win the game. There are alot of things that factor into this loss, but you can be sure one of em’ aint Calipari.



  194. 5-Star Recruits win
    9:44 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Has there been any news on how Jai Lucas is leaning in his recruitment?



  195. Scott
    9:45 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Just have to say…a lot of these comments are just proving the stereotype of so many UK fans. One close road loss, and they throw half the team and the coach totally under the bus.



  196. Coach Cal
    9:47 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Hey, I rolled the ball out there for my guys and they laid an egg. It is too hard to teach them how to play. I just need a couple more McDonald’s All-Americans and we will get shit right.



  197. Vegas
    9:57 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Ha, I took all you suckers to the bank! Look at how many farms I have now!



  198. Anyonebutky
    10:04 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Since I can’t post on the “Oh really Indiana?” thread, I’ll post here. For the last two weeks, Ky fans have been posting on Indiana forums, insulting Indiana, predicting a great Kentucky victory, on and on. In the event, Ky came up short. And on this thread, who is to blame? Why the refs, Jones, Cal, Assembly Hall, the weather, the horoscope, whatever. Ky is loaded with talented, well-paid players, and the team will surely end up doing well. But, Ky fans suck. IU is up and coming. Great program, great people, doing it the right way, and backed by the greatest fans in the country. Learn to live with it.



  199. Motodog
    10:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Had to be the worst most one sided officiated 1st half in the history of basketball. Our kids didn’t handle it well at all. Oh yeah, Indiana may have also set the record for jump shots bouncing off the rim, then the backboard, then maybe the shotclock, then the rim one last time before falling through. The basketball gods were shining brightly on Bloomington tonight.



  200. CatFanDr
    10:09 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    @189) Saying the last play of the game is what killed us is the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard. What killed us is playing like $hit for nearly the entire 40 minutes. This game shouldn’t have even been close. I don’t like to trash talk the kids, and i understand everyone has down nights.. But Jones QUIT on his teammates. simple as that!



  201. go big blue
    10:17 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Did Indiana win the national championship or something because they sure as hell acted like it today. If they have so much tradition then why did they storm the frigging court like theres no season left and maybe next time we see them on the court there will be some refs from somewhere besides Indiana and maybe T. Jones will seem interested in the game.



  202. What...
    10:26 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    198….weren’t your fans doing the same thing to us? and didn’t your fans threaten cal on twitter and say crap?….Our players knew that it would be a hostile environment at IU and uk would get a lot of crap down there from you guys…what does that say about your fanbase? You guys are rude and don’t have class. When people come to Rupp, uk fans are pretty welcoming from what i have witnessed over the years…i read an article written by a UNC fan that uk fans invited him over for dinner after the game and said they were very nice to him…as was everyone else he was around that day.. Not every UK fan is rude. Every fanbase has those idiots that you hate. indiana came to play tonight, we all know that. Our team did not play their best and lost by one point. That’s great that your team is coming back or whatever, however you don’t need to come on our site and talk shit. Just like UK fans shouldn’t either.
    UK fans are the most passionate, loyal fanbase in america… learn to live with that. Why can’t people just say good game and get on with their lives?



  203. southeastUKfan1
    10:35 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    This young team must learn to play through bad circumstances when every shot is bouncing around and in, whistles aren’t blowing right, when nothing they do seems to work. They have to learn how to grit their teeth and want buckets more, and want stops more. Growing pains, but we had some of those before a Final Four trip last year. Why was Jones a total diva tonight? Does anybody have any scoop on him?



  204. louisvillecatfan
    10:49 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    This was a sloppy game for the cats and one we will likely remember for a long time. The positives to take out of this (if there are some) is that a. it was not in the tournament, and b. tough games like this get the team better prepared for tournament time. The thing that pissed me off the most was the almost trampling of Darius after the shot went in. Also, I was worried about the guys getting off the court as they were clearly locked in by the fans for a good couple minuets. Did anyone else catch the screen shot of what looked like a UK fan helping Anthony off the court?



  205. PLEASE GO
    12:26 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    T. Jones…please go away. You could be the worst player I’ve ever seen. You can’t catch the damn ball. How in the hell can you play on this level and can’t catch the damn ball? Jesus you suck!



  206. Carl
    12:38 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    Please explain to me why it is the coach’s fault when college kids miss free throws? Those kids have been shooting that shot in games and practice since grade school. It shouldn’t be the college coach that teaches them. It should be their 6 grade coach. A missed free throw at the end of the game is not from lack of knowing how, it is a lack of mental toughness to focus and execute.



  207. BBallfan
    2:44 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    I would be embarrassed BBN! You all talked so much trash bout IU all week. They gave it back! They handed it to you…and honestly they played just as poorly as you did! And to blame the refs…same uk loss story of the last countless losses. IU fans might not be as big as BBN, but they are way better of a fan base and stick with their team. They don’t dog their kids…and even thru the down years. They beat you all and played the same ragged game you did. Both teams were close to their scoring avg. Grow up…or give up being a fan bc YOU, BBN, are the reason America hates you! Face it…IU is back and it absolutely KILLS you…and all of America loves seeing you cry like little babies! To the UK players…keep your heads up. You are loaded with talent and will be fine. To BBN…eat a d*@k!



  208. kingrex
    3:03 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    206-I think what people are commenting on is how it seems Cal teams never shoot free throws well. You look at what all those kids have in common and it is the coach. But you do make a good point. I love this team and for one am glad this rivalry will be resurrected. You do not want to be those teams that cannot be beaten because it would take the fun out of it. I truly believe that. I was afraid with Cal’s recruiting combined with UK’s pedigree that we would just be predictably unstoppable. I do want to win multiple championships, but I don’t want to go 30-1 every year. Then it is meaningless. I was mad at Jones at first, but now I am seriously worried. The look on his face all game was weird. It was as though he had been given a horrible medical diagnosis. Cal is a fantastic coach and he will get more out of this loss than if we had won. If Wall’s team had lost one more game during the year we would have won the whole thing two years ago. That team just thought it would escape with a win no matter what. It is surreal to think that we should still have Wall and Cousins as Juniors!



  209. ltothaj1
    7:57 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    198.) UK fans suck, and IU is a great program with great people eh? Are you serious? Did u not see all those comments your “great people” sent directly to Calipari on twitter? Looked to me like a bunch of low-lives with corn cobs up there bum, anybody with any dignity isn’t gonna send those kind of comments over the internet to anyone. IU is one of those fan bases like Duke fans, they think they are better than everyone, and they can dish it out but can’t take it. You guys had shots falling yesterday, well, your shots were bouncing all over the rim and backboard, and then falling in, and the game was pretty much 4-on-5 most of the game because Jones didnt show up, and Davis was on te bench. Ride your high horse while you can, but deep down in your weak little heart, you know that UK is the better team, and 9 out of 10 times UK would whipe the floor with IU, you know it, and I know it. Crean said IU wasn’t interested in moral victories, we knew that, you guys have no morals, but face it, this WAS YOUR SUPER BOWL, and you are gonna celebrate this win and try to stay in the news as long as possible, but to UK, whether we win or lose, this is just another game, and come Monday morning, we have moved on and are preparing for the next team, and winning #8. You will be back down on your level, and we will be back on ours, and bringing in another crop of 5-stars to wax you guys in Rupp next year.



  210. Lou eaton
    9:58 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    So, Ohio St played without Sullinger and lost. We played without Jones and Davis(most game) and both of us lost….As great as Davis is defensively can he please show us something besides a dunk…obviously dunks are more difficult against stronger competition



  211. Lou eaton
    10:03 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb were the only players to play both halfs….truly game amazing to watch and how about 60% on threes….we need Davis to defend the three….he would have had 15 blocks …..now that dunks are scarce against stronger opponents we need to see some other offense from Davis…does he have any???????? At least Sullinger had an excuse…



  212. PUNT PUNT
    11:31 am December 11, 2011 Permalink

    poor prep by Cal…..we looked like lost dogs on the court! IU came out prepared to WIN or die….that’s what our kids need to learn from this. EVERYONE is going to come out and give us the BEST game of the year!!!! They circle KY on every schedule that we play!!

    Learn that…and be ready like a warrior for EVERY game!! Or…..we will lose!

    GO CATS!! AND ANYONE HATING ON TJ….LOOK IN A MIRROR BEFORE YOU POST!!!