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What did you do this afternoon?

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Have you purchased your gigantic, green plastic glasses yet? They’re the new thing. Wall wore those through the entire game.

That’s not all that was going on, though. Let’s talk about a fun-filled Saturday afternoon in Lexington.

Rupp Arena was insane.

In-sane.

I wish every single one of you could’ve been there to witness it. UK somehow managed to find the 24,398 loudest people on the planet and crammed them into Rupp Arena. The crowd was electric from the opening tip until the last note in “My Old Kentucky Home” and I can still feel the intensity as I write this.

Luxury boxes bring revenue but nothing is more valuable to a program than the way Big Blue Nation brought the noise today. Give yourself a round of applause — if you have any applause left in you.

This one brought the celebrities out.

John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Tayshaun Prince, Tracy McGrady, Rasheed Wallace, Josh Hopkins, and Speaker of the House John Boehner were in attendance.

Rupp Arena’s own Speaker of the House was in the crowd too. I’m talking about the lovely Ashley Judd.

This one brought the media celebrities out, too.

I saw Mike DeCourcy, Jeff Goodman, Chad Ford, Seth Davis, Chip Cosby, and some guy with a mustache that would make Alan Cutler cry. That thing was beautiful. I sat beside him at the St. John’s game and I was tempted to ask him if he wanted to trade a mustache hair for an eyebrow hair like soccer players do with their jerseys after games. I was too intimidated to ask, though.

The hamburgers in the media room were left over from the Marist game.

Only the best when the stars come to town.

I won’t even talk about the potato salad.

Hey, Dikembe. Did you see John Henson’s jumper at the end of the game?

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Not in Anthony Davis’ house.

The crowd brought the boos to Rupp Arena.

No, not like Billy Gillispie brought the booze to Rupp Arena. I mean the crowd wasn’t particularly satisfied with some of the calls. I’m not usually one to complain about officiating but this crew missed a couple and that’s putting it nicely. I didn’t have a good angle on some of them but there were plenty of bad calls that were blatantly obvious.

Tony Greene hates us.

Roy Williams said “dog-gone” in the press conference.

It won me ten bucks. He also hit us with this:

Jerry Tipton: “Roy, forgive me if you have already addressed this…”

Coach Williams: “Jerry, I’ve been forgiving you for 25 years. Just like everyone else in here.”

Well played.

I like Doron Lamb at the point.

If a guy has to sit at crunch time, I’d rather it be Marquis Teague than Kidd-Gilchrist, Miller, or Lamb. Those three have to be on the floor when it matters the most.

Teague’s missed free throw on the one-and-one could’ve been a killer. After the game, Coach Cal said he made Teague stand up and hug Anthony Davis in the locker room.

Can I get a hug, too? I want to hug him. We all do.

How did Anthony Davis block that shot?

Beast.

Absolute beast.

Best back-to-back Saturdays ever?

Easily.

Kentucky better be unanimous No. 1 team in the country on Monday.

Don’t give me that Ohio State beat Duke by 18 crap.

North Carolina played a great game, shot 61% from three-point land, had a five-point lead at the half, and Kentucky got the W.

All they do is win, win, win no matter what.

Indiana…

You’re next.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

51 Comments for What did you do this afternoon?



  1. Gilchrist on D
    6:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    How about when Zeller acted like he got hit with a Drago punch, and fell. Louisville will do that kind of flopping 10 times minimum on Dec. 31st. Great officiating! Unreal game.



  2. PUNT PUNT
    6:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    61%?????



  3. Michael Kidd-Langford
    6:08 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone have a YouTube of Daggum Roy pulling an Anthony Davis on Tipton? I didn’t catch the post-game.



  4. So
    6:10 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Ok so when does twany get to play and does anyone know how good he really is



  5. Rupp's Runt
    6:10 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Who did Roy Williams blame this loss on? Couldn’t have been the Ram’s Club. I’m guessing he blamed it on all the NBA Scouts in attendance.



  6. Gilchrist on D
    6:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Played against Twanny several times during the summer when he was at Ballard. I am 34 years old and held my own. Twanny is a Murry State type player. He won’t play valuable minutes. He’s a 2 star type player.



  7. RickyPVoodooDoll
    6:14 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Beware of the Brow



  8. yevkazim
    6:14 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Did anyone else notice the turning point of the game, when one of UNC’s guys made a 3 pointed and made 3 goggles. From there on, it was a changed game



  9. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins
    6:17 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Lamb is better than Teague…but let’s not get carried away with his PG skills. He had a huge turnover at the end of the game. Looked like he had no idea about what to do with the ball.



  10. White Castle Sliders
    6:18 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    What a win!!!! Going to celebrate with a 12pack of Natty Light and a sack of sliders.



  11. Gilchrist on D
    6:20 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #10. that sounds good.



  12. Computer Blue
    6:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    People are too hard on Teague. Others made mistakes too. He’ll keep getting better.



  13. Grayinrichmond
    6:22 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    If there is a quality opponent the blue hairs still can make some noise!



  14. dustin
    6:26 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    demarcus looks like an ugly woman and wall looks like his (her) son? am i right?



  15. Marquis Teague
    6:30 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Drew,

    Yes I missed a free throw but Doron had two HUGE turnovers in the second half costing the team points and they were buzz kills. So no Doron shouldnt be point guard.

    Marquis



  16. InternationalPhilosophy
    6:30 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Not to be overlooked is the move in the paint Wlltjer made late in the game…that basket was huge.
    He’s going to be a force as he gains experience and bulk.



  17. Mr Schwump
    6:31 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Good to see Cousins didn’t miss any meals during the strike.



  18. HillbillyInBC
    6:32 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Boogie’s Canadian tuxedo is nearly as funny as Wall’s clown glasses.



  19. Boogie
    6:43 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I need to hit the treadmill for a month without stopping.



  20. GapToothDanny
    6:44 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    re: Teague stops dribbling the ball with a second to go in the game—LHL’s headline tomorrow will be “Cats Walk Away With Win”
    gtd



  21. InCalWeTrust
    6:46 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    People need to ease up on Teague. He is playing the toughest position on the floor. He will come around. To all Teague’s critics out there: Save some ketchup for that big piece of crow you’ll have to eat in March.



  22. Big-Dogg
    6:47 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Still don’t understand why Jones spent entire 2nd half 30 ft from hoop. Should have been down inside. Henson couldn’t handle him.



  23. booger
    6:56 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Great write-up, Drew.



  24. Han
    6:56 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    4) He’ll be available as soon as the semester ends (mid December). Based on the B-W game and BBM, he’s athletic, and will guard well. Lamb will probably still be second PG, though. But it helps to have another guard with SEC experience.

    22) We didn’t go inside enough. Got caught up in trying to match their 3s. Of course, it didn’t help that the refs weren’t calling fouls on UNC in the paint. Yes, there were a lot of bodies in there, but come on…



  25. Jim
    6:57 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Was Shabazz in the house?



  26. Spiderman rules
    6:58 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Teague only had one turnover and is only his 8th game sure he hasnt played like a superstar but he managed the game



  27. Spiderman rules
    7:01 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    my spidey sense tingled so i rolled off of zellar and swung to the corner the swat ….with great power comes great responsibility



  28. ???
    7:01 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Teague will be fine he just needs to think pass first and he will be cool



  29. he says she
    7:12 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Shabazz was asleep during the game according to his tweet. Remember that he is two or three hours behind… and a teenager.



  30. Not Suffering Fools Gladly
    7:13 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    #6-You are a complete idiot. But thanks so much for sharing your athletic prowess.



  31. Dane Brammage
    7:14 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Ohio State beat Duke by 18. Teague looked hesitant @ point. UNC played great. KENTUCKY wanted the win more.



  32. sportyMcSport
    7:29 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    OSU will get their share of no. 1 votes…the UK haters will be showing out big time



  33. George Clinton
    7:32 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    John Wall be sportin some focussed State Fair game winning neon green Funkadelic lensless rims with contrasting charcoal wild KAT whiskers on a non-smile, HUH!



  34. Dr. Richard Flemming
    7:37 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Let the record reflect, I did not perform rhinoplasty on the fan front & left of John Wall. It is my contention, he was born with that right naris.



  35. jr
    7:47 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I just have one very serious question….Are we still pooping icecream?? Just wandering…



  36. UNCschmooNC
    7:50 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    meep



  37. tyson
    7:50 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Can we give some love to Eloy Vargas??? The last two games he has been SOLID when he is in. He has hustled, gone to the ground on loose balls, and FOUGHT for rebounds. GREAT effort.



  38. australiacatfan
    7:52 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I am so sick of ESPN talking about all the lessons UNC will learn. UK is number 1 and they would not be talking about all the lessons UK would learn if UNC was 1. Aaargh it drives me crazy



  39. D-Bake
    8:05 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Well said Drew Franklin.



  40. EEK
    8:42 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Rupp was rockin’ this afternoon! i was impressed that everyone got into the game. sometimes the old people like to sit the entire game but everyone was up and screaming from the tip! I enjoyed the “all we do in win, win, win” song at the end! awesome game!!!



  41. sammyb
    9:33 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Heres one for anyone who says Jones shouldnt 3s’ his 3p% for the year so far is 64% highest on the team, this is some of the reason he came back this year to step up other aspects of his game which he is doin perfectly. Heres a stat for those tryin to say that Teague only had one turnover today, makin excuses for his play today (Turnovers per game 3.1 also leading the team) I made some posts about Teague earlier n I got to retract a lil, his game was off today,….yes he will get better,..yes he is only a kid but 65% of the team are only kids or young. Teague was scarred to death today in its obvious he doesnt have clutch abilities that the other KIDS have i.e. KIDD(the man) Gilchrest, BIG Ant Davis. But come March I beleive hell be up there with the rest, all Im sayin is he has ALOT of work to do PERIOD.



  42. Rupp's Runt
    9:54 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    OSU beat Duke by 18. UNC could have beaten Duke by 25 today. UK beat UNC. Cats are Number 1 period.



  43. Lovely
    10:04 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    I’m so thrilled I could be in Rupp today. Happy birthday to me!



  44. Reality Check
    11:25 pm December 3, 2011 Permalink

    Typical media… Fed free food and complains about it. Wow.



  45. BK
    12:45 am December 4, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t forget Jorts & Brandon Knight were both at the game too!



  46. Here ya go
    1:03 am December 4, 2011 Permalink

    44) it’s pretty sad when Dr. Rick(drew franklin) follows the lead of the narcissist (matt jones). They get free access to Rupp games.. killer seats.. mingle with the stars… and want to find the one little nit pick to cry about. It’s sad really. I think instead of crying they should go pay the 10 dollars for a hamburger and drink.



  47. TT
    1:11 am December 4, 2011 Permalink

    anyone have a link to the Williams post game-presser? I would love to hear Tipton get put in his place…..



  48. Viren
    1:48 am December 4, 2011 Permalink

    I know many UK fans are asking what happened to our perimeter defense but North Carolina was simply not going to miss from the three point land. I remember one possession Cats had like 3 great defensive blocks and ball went straight to Barnes hand and he swished a three. One possession I saw Miller was up in Bullocks GRILL but he made a highly contested three from the right wing. We could have folded our guys could have given up as soon as we tie the game or take the lead Carolina made a huge play on the other end to take the lead. Everyone deserves huge prop for never giving up until the last buzzer was sounded. I thought Teague took some ill-advised shots that led to Heels run out at the other end. Anyway you saw the game but am still very excited. Go Cats



  49. 19snl60
    8:06 am December 4, 2011 Permalink

    I liked the way the carolina players looked to be in shock after ant davis block…3 seconds ran off before they tried to foul.



  50. Taybull Matt
    8:22 am December 4, 2011 Permalink

    tyson, I concur. Eloy Vargas played well. I was very happy with his day and looking forward to Eloy improving and seeing what he contributes every game; he is stepping it up.



  51. Tom Blevins
    4:43 pm December 4, 2011 Permalink

    tyson and Taybull matt, count me as another Vargas fan. Last year, when he came into a game, it was an adventure at best. This year when he comes in, I expect something good to happen. Jones, Lamb, and Miller are all better players than last season, but Vargas may be the most improved player on the team.