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10 Takeaways From Kentucky’s Slump-Busting Win

Take a deep breath, Big Blue Nation. Kentucky broke out of its funk by snapping its four-game losing streak with a win over a hot Alabama team in Rupp Arena. The Cats led for most of the game and closed it out with a final score of 81-71.

Celebrate with these 10 takeaways from Saturday afternoon…

 

1. Kentucky owned the glass.

Of all the positive takeaways from Kentucky’s first win in five games, the team’s dominance on the glass stood out the most. The Cats hauled in 44 rebounds to Alabama’s 27, including a season-high 20 offensive rebounds. Kentucky got 20 second-chance points off of those boards, and at one point in the game had rebounded over half of their own misses.

2. Five players in double digits.

PJ Washington, Kevin Knox, Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards all reached double-figure scoring in the game.

That’ll do.

3. Jarred Vanderbilt showed up in crunch time.

John Calipari often talks about making the “winning plays” down the stretch, so he must be very pleased with how Jarred Vanderbilt played in crunch time. Vanderbilt had his usual offensive struggles throughout the game, but scored six crucial points on three straight made baskets in the final minutes to maintain his team’s lead. His 11 points in the game put him in double figures for the first time in his career and he was one rebound shy of making that his first career double-double. If he can continue to chip in 10+ points per game, it’ll be impossible to keep him off the floor because he does everything else and is easily the best rebounder.

4. Quade Green outplayed Collin Sexton.

Collin Sexton may be a projected lottery pick and All-SEC selection, but he wasn’t the best point guard on the floor Saturday. That honor goes to Quade Green, who outplayed his counterpart in Kentucky’s win. The two freshmen tied with 12 points apiece, but Green was much more efficient from the field (5-of-6) and had four assists with no turnovers, while playing solid defense on Sexton.

5. The Cats survived Knox’s first half no-show.

Kentucky scored 39 points and took a five-point lead into the half with zero points, zero assists and zero rebounds from Kevin Knox. Knox would eventually get going midway through the second half, but it was nice to see Kentucky hold its own and outplay Alabama when Knox was contributing nothing. The whole team chipped in to cover for him when he was off.

Knox did finish with 13 points and five rebounds though, so he more than made up for the rough start after halftime.

6. How much longer can Diallo play?

We’re often a little tough on Hamidou Diallo, but it’s not without reason. Kentucky is better when he isn’t on the floor and that was the case again Saturday, although he was a little better than he has been. Like Cal said after the Auburn game, it’s tough to watch him struggle because he’s out there trying as much as anyone and it’s just not working. Everyone feels bad for the guy, but how much longer can he take up minutes when there are better options? He can’t keep missing shots and then doing things like this:

Diallo, just too easy to score on for a guy with his tools and quickness pic.twitter.com/CpWGHL136f

— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) February 17, 2018

Sign me up for a Green/Gilgeous-Alexander primary backcourt.

7. Assists are still a problem.

Only 10 assists for the Wildcats today on 28 made baskets. There has only been one game with more than 10 assists in Kentucky’s last six.

That’s not good.

8. 23,220 people sang the national anthem and it was awesome.

A great day when @UKOperaTheatre’s @EMcCorvey leads the crowd at @Rupp_Arena #BBN pic.twitter.com/3Crf8x3Yzc

— Opera Lex (@OperaLex859) February 17, 2018

 

9. Derek Willis and Bam Adebayo returned to Rupp Arena.

It was good to see Willis and Adebayo back in Rupp to see the game. Adebayo served as the celebrity Y, and Willis provided one of the highlights of the afternoon during a courtside interview during a timeout. When asked how things are going in Detroit, Willis told the crowd, “The G-League sucks but I’m okay with it.” He’s a man who tells it like it is.

10. It was an all-around great day.

Rupp Arena sang the national anthem as one collective choir, the Firecrackers did their thing at halftime, a woman won a truck, a guy hit a halfcourt shot for $10,000 and Kentucky broke its losing streak with a crucial win over a tournament team.

It was a Saturday we all needed.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

203 Comments for 10 Takeaways From Kentucky’s Slump-Busting Win



  1. 2thepoint
    7:25 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    Cal is being political and playing on our heart strings concerning Hami. I ask Cal how about the same love for the 4 stars and 3 stars and 2 stars, because they have dreams too. If he had let players like Humphries play through mistakes I feel he would have been either in the NBA or still on campus preparing for the NBA this year. How about Wynyard, how much time has he seen in the past 2 years before his suspension. Willis comes to mind, Willie sat a lot too and the list goes on. What does Cal say to the parent who young man has to sit while another gets to play when they don’t deserve the time. I am not against Hami, but I am for fairness. I hope Hami gets it together and has a great NBA career, but I also want KY to win games and championships while at the same time letting the team grow together and have the same rules for everyone, because after all the players probably dream of playing in the NBA.



  2. Parker_UKFanNC
    7:38 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    The thing about the assists we have 20 points off second chance opportunities as well as 21 made free throws. So taking into consideration most of the second chance points were tip ins or layups, you could say half our points had chances to have assists. So 10 assists is probably around 23-25 points meaning about 15-20 points were scored off of plays made by individuals. I’ll take a 50% assist rate on shots that weren’t free throws or putbacks.



  3. Ukcatzfan2
    7:38 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    With 2 more losses in the SEC reg season ( ARK! FLA)and maybe 2 wins in the SEC tourny
    and The win over WV ,UK best win so far,looking not as good ( WVA) has lost 7 games
    i think the cats miss the NCAA for the 2nd time under cal
    and next year with worse class under CAL coming in 2018-2019 season will not be much better



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      8:00 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      Um, seriously? We have the #1 SOS which will be taken into affect. We got another quadrant 1 win today as well as a good number of quadrant 2 wins. If we just win the remaining home games and one or two in the tourney we will make the big dance. You’re asinine to think otherwise.



    • ThankfulCat
      9:07 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      Wrong

      The Cats are in. No way they are out

      And they are more than capable of making some noise



    • UK Big Board Update
      9:25 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      Ukcatzdipshit doesn’t account for the returning players next year. God DAMN some people are stupid.



    • shelby
      9:27 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      Worst class? Quickley and keldon johnson are big time and tyler herro’s ranking has risen all year. Will have a lot returning next year and still may add ej montgomery. In other words, crawl back to the whore house card fan ???



    • Eazy
      12:18 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      UK is top 20 in the RPI. We aren’t even close to missing the tournament. Louisville is almost a lock for the NIT, though.



    • catsarerunnin
      11:07 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      If UK finishes below 500 in the SEC regular season they will be on the bubble because of the lack of respect for the conference.



  4. Lip Man 1
    8:10 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    They actually looked like a basketball team today for the most part. Good for them!



  5. callitlikeiseeit
    8:19 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    Cats looked better today for sure! Mostly because the fraud Diallo, rode the pine during crunch time! I don’t think Diallo would start at Georgetown College



    • UK Big Board Update
      9:00 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      You watching your Cards? lol



    • callitlikeiseeit
      9:29 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      quit using my sceen name, this again was not me.



    • Rembrandt
      9:34 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.



    • Eazy
      12:22 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Why in the hell do louisville fans post here when we own them and they are going to the NIT. Its ridiculous.



    • catsarerunnin
      11:08 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Because they are jealous.



  6. KayutsBy90
    10:11 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    The only fraud here is callitlikeiseeit. The site won’t register the same screen name twice. Nice try though. Just like a Cards fan to try to blame others for their own stupidity



    • callitlikeiseeit
      11:28 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      You need to know truth before running your mouth. That was not me so in some way another user is posting under that same screen name. I have seen 6 or so comments that were not made by me, one happened yesterday while I was at work.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      11:30 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      and asshole, call me a cards fan, why don’t you suck me. Been a UK fan since late 70’s, football season tix holder as well.



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      11:46 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      I do remember he used to be a positive commenter in the past so I thought it was odd how we acting recently



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:50 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Late 70’s? Damn old fossil dick



    • catsarerunnin
      11:09 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t talk about yourself that way. Hurts your self confidence.



    • unbridled
      8:40 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      It happens. Other users somehow post comments hike using someone else’s screen name.



    • unbridled
      8:42 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Hike=while



    • 4everUKblue
      8:57 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      probably should change your password.



  7. BradCalthegoat
    11:25 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

    The only takeaway from today is that we got a great win over a football school today! BBN please stand up



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      11:46 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      Check their resume and get back to me.



    • BradCalthegoat
      11:50 pm February 17, 2018 Permalink

      Ok I checked it….. and?



    • Eazy
      12:04 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Your cards got blasted again. Not quite as bad as we beat them though. Have fun in the NIT Louisville.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:21 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m not even a cards fan lol. Can you imagine if you all were in the ACC lol. Instead you all get to play shit like USC, candy-vandy, ole miss, LSU,Missouri miss st…… the best team in the SEC is Auburn lmfao



    • Eazy
      12:26 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, I can. We would play teams like Pittsburgh, BC, wake and GT. The ACC has more teams outside the top 100 than the SEC. Both conferences are projected to get 8 teams in. The only difference is the bottom teams in the ACC are worse. Check the numbers before spewing nonsense.



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      1:27 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Dude we have the #1 SOS so your argument is bullcrap and Bama is top 30 RPI team. 5-1 vs top 25 teams. They actually have a better resume than Kentucky so this is a very good win. Out of curiosity who do you cheer for?



    • Eazy
      1:38 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly, Parker. These guys are ridiculous. And for them to call me an idiot when I’m speaking in facts only proves their ignorance.



  8. BradCalthegoat
    12:27 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    North Carolina, Virginia, Miami, Duke, Syracuse, louisville



    • Eazy
      12:31 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      What’s your point. Louisville is 41st in the RPI and we beat them by 29. UK would have a better record in the ACC. Louisville being above .500 in that conference proves it.



    • Eazy
      12:33 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Louisville has only beat bottom level teams in the ACC and UK has a much harder SOS. Once again you’re wrong.



    • Eazy
      12:35 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Auburn, Tennessee, Missouri, UK, Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Alabama are all ranked ahead of Louisville. Lol. Numbers never lie. We own Louisville.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:36 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      All those teams you named don’t have a shot to make it to the final four



    • Eazy
      12:38 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      And you think Louisville does?! That’s hilarious. Virginia and Miami have never been to a final four. Neither has FSU. UK has been to four of the last 7. USC went last year. Florida makes regular appearances. So to say none of those teams have a shot is just stupid.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:47 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      USC pulled that out of their ass that might have been the worst Final 4 team of all time. I never said once louisville was good. I’m not even a louisville fan.



    • Eazy
      1:39 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I seen to recall them beating Duke with ease and then beating Baylor by 20. Hardly pulled it off by luck.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:51 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      The duke game was never even close and duke had by far the most elite talent top to bottom and I bet you can’t even name one player for USC without looking it up Brad.



    • Bull Filmer
      7:58 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Actually, UVA actually made the 1981 and 1984 Final Fours.



    • BradCalthegoat
      9:37 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I am still mad that USC beat Duke last year and went to the final four



    • 4everUKblue
      10:08 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Beat the $h!t out of dUKe! Was never close.



    • Bull Filmer
      1:08 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Two kids we wanted bad who went to dook: Luke Kennard and Zion Williamson.

      What’s a true joke is dook gets so much talent every year and because Mike’s servicing the committee, they get an annual gift of the easy road to hoe to the NCAA Championship…….EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

      So when the Game Cokes beat the blew drivel, it was outstanding.

      BTW, GO CLIMPSUN!



  9. Eazy
    12:29 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Oh, and UK is 2-0 vs ACC teams and we are in a current stretch of playing 7 straight ncaa tournament teams right now. USC was in the final four last year. The SEC is 11-7 vs the Big 12 which is rated ahead of the ACC. The SEC is also rated ahead of the ACC. You are an idiot.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:39 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      They beat Louisville and Virginia tech? Those 2 teams suck. They wouldn’t beat Miami, syracuse, Virginia, Duke or N.C. don’t even argue that because you barely beat candy by 1 and just got off a 4 game losing streak



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:40 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Hell no louisville ain’t even gonna make the tourney do you see me saying louisville has a shot? Lol



    • Eazy
      12:42 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Miami and Syracuse?! That’s a joke. We are better than both. UNC and Duke are tough but we’d definitely have a shot. UNC lost to Wofford. Lol. And SC smoked Duke last year.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:44 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Ky is better then Miami and Syracuse? Are you serious? Ky is barely better then Candy Vandy.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:44 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Check the scores bro. Vandy should of beat you bums twice



    • Eazy
      12:48 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Check the scores bro…Miami lost to shit GT. Oh, and Duke lost to SJU. lol. UK is ranked 30 spots ahead of Syracuse. It’s not even close.



    • Eazy
      12:49 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Vandy has three top 25 wins for the record. And by your logic every team that beat Wofford is better than UNC and Louisville. You really are challenged aren’t you?



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:52 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Candy-Vandy game Ky 2 wins. Vandy couldn’t win the Ky high school state championship



    • Eazy
      12:54 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Funny you forgot to mention Alabama has 5 top 25 wins.



    • Eazy
      12:45 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Syracuse lost to st bonnaventure, GT and Wake. Vanderbilt is better than those teams. Miami also lost to GT. In case you missed it this year is basically wide open and to think UK doesn’t have a chance is just ignorant.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:51 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Ky don’t have a shot in hell. You wanna bring up all these games and talk about all these big wins. Alabama beat Mercer by 1 stfu clown



    • 4everUKblue
      7:58 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Funny Brad you claim to be a UK fan yet you continually refer to UK as “you and you bums” so you just outed yourself. So you STFU!



    • Booby Petrino
      8:59 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      He finally admitted to being a Duke fan. But if he’s spending all his time here (which he clearly is) instead of on Duke boards, we low where his heart is. He loves us but just can’t admit it. Also, he loves his brother in a sexual way according to his admission, so there’s that.



    • Booby Petrino
      8:59 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      *know



    • 4everUKblue
      10:09 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yep we know which way he swings now.



  10. BradCalthegoat
    12:33 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    U really think the SEC is good? Lol



    • Eazy
      12:36 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      The SEC is ranked 3rd in the RPI and is projected to get 8 teams in the tournament. The ACC is 4th. I’m not even arguing. Just spitting facts unlike you. UK beat Louisville by 29. I really know we own your boys.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:37 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Name one team in the SEC who can make it to the final 4? Lol. Don’t you dare say Auburn their the size of a high school team lol



    • Eazy
      12:40 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      The SEC has been to 7 final fours in the last 8 years so it’s more likely than not one will make it. At least you won’t have to worry about Louisville making it though.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:41 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah and Ky will be a one and done as well………



    • Eazy
      12:52 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      We wouldn’t be .500 in the ACC! How is that? We beat Louisville by 29 and they are above .500 in the ACC. Who’s the fool. I’m just giving the facts.



    • Eazy
      1:00 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, and Missouri is a top 25 team. Meaning they’d actually be in the top half of the ACC. Louisville would be near the bottom of the SEC though. These are just facts unlike the ignorance you are spewing. By your stupid logic we’d smoke duke since UNC beat them and VT beat UNC and we beat VT. The ignorance and jealousy of Cards fans is amazing.



    • BBNstrive49
      12:46 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Bradcal don’t argue with this fool. He really acted like we would have a shot again duke. I’m sorry we aren’t better then Miami, nor would we be 500 in the acc Missouri is a bottom dwelling acc team. We lost to them.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:00 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      So Strive is a new troll, you and Brad must be BFF’s. How sweet.



  11. BradCalthegoat
    12:53 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Your not even .500 in the SEC bro lol



    • Eazy
      12:57 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      And a team we crushed is above .500 in the ACC. Thanks for proving my point.



  12. BradCalthegoat
    12:54 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    The best team in the SEC is Auburn! And we’re not even talking about football lol



    • Eazy
      12:56 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      UK beat Louisville by 29 and we are 35-16 vs them all time. The SEC has 7 top 30 teams. Wofford is better than Louisville according to your logic.



    • BradCalthegoat
      12:59 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Lol I’m not even a louisville fan bro. I’m a duke fan lmfao



    • BradCalthegoat
      1:01 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Now say something about us. Even Zion thinks we’re better lol



    • BBNstrive49
      12:59 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      We won’t finish 500 in the SEC either



    • Eazy
      1:01 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, nice! So you are talking trash on SC but you must’ve forgot what they did last year?!



    • Eazy
      1:04 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Alabama and Missouri both had top 10 classes and are both going to the tournament. How am I an idiot for just putting out facts?



    • Eazy
      1:09 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      To say auburn is the worst top 10 in years is hilarious. Have you seen TT, Purdue, etc?



    • Eazy
      1:42 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Also, the SEC had the most players in the nba and the most McDonald’s AAs currently. So despite your ignorance it’s also the most talented conference.



    • BBNstrive49
      1:01 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m just being honest eazy you’re a idiot. Do you honestly think Alabama is good? That Missouri is good? Auburn is the worst top ten team in 10 years.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:05 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Actually Zion just likes the duffel bag drop just like all the others. And dUKe couldn’t even make it out of the sweet 16 with the best talent in the country last season. USC drilled them like a little girls team. But of course K will get the easiest bracket like he does every year. And K hasn’t had one original recruiting strategy ever, he used the brotherhood that John Wall started 4 or 5 yrs ago.



  13. Eazy
    1:02 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Um, yeah we will. We will probably finish 9-9 or 10-8. UK is 19th in the RPI. A lock for March despite what you clowns say.



    • BBNstrive49
      1:05 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Missouri couldn’t score in a women’s prison. We lost to them. Only clown I see is some moron named eazy.



    • Eazy
      1:06 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Missouri is a lock for the tournament you fool.



    • Eazy
      1:07 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Do you really think Wofford an St John’s are good?!



    • BradCalthegoat
      1:09 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I think Zion does. That’s the reason he chose us right?



    • Eazy
      1:11 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      He chose Duke so he could get paid in college and lose in the second round.



    • Eazy
      1:19 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I bet you didn’t think SC was good last year either! Until they blasted Duke. Or Florida until they beat Virginia by 30. Bottom line is UK has 8 titles and has been to four of the last seven final fours. Catch up or don’t speak. The facts are all that matter.



    • BBNstrive49
      1:06 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Do you really think they are good??????? I hope to god not.



  14. BradCalthegoat
    1:03 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Zion thinks we’re doing pretty good……. and Bagley……. and Christian laettner



    • Eazy
      1:05 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I thought the 98 Uk team was good too. You forget that one?



    • BBNstrive49
      1:06 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      What in the hell does the 98 team have to do with 2018 LMFAO



    • Eazy
      1:10 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Duke isn’t even doing that well this year. And they lost to SC in the second round last year. What’s your point.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:08 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      dUKe got embarrassed last season, while having the top talent in the country. That game was never close. And I thought UofLittleBro fans were the worst, I would never go on another fanbase’s site and troll like Brad the idiot.



    • Bull Filmer
      1:19 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Marvin Bagley III is the real deal. Speaking of deals, dook must have offered him one he couldn’t refuse. Like the 3 high schools he attended in 3 years. Kid is a Rock Star.



    • 4everUKblue
      5:11 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      He would never have been allowed to play anywhere else.



  15. BBNstrive49
    1:05 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    How long till booby is commenting on my post. I hate clingy thots.



    • Eazy
      1:08 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m sure you are a fan of the team we beat by 29, right?



    • Eazy
      1:15 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I hate trolls who have nothing better to do but post of another fans website. UK is 35-16 vs your sorry ass Cards.



    • Eazy
      1:20 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Who are you a fan of? Do you also not think going to four of the last seven final fours is not impressive?!



    • Eazy
      1:21 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m a idiot. Lol. Learn to write. You are AN idiot.



    • BBNstrive49
      1:18 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m a Louisville fan cause I don’t think beating Bama at basketball is impressive????? Stop you’re a idiot



    • Booby Petrino
      7:49 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Ha ha ha thinking of me and i wasn’t even on here. Nothing better to do than troll on a Sat night huh? Lmfao
      I don’t even know who you are and this is probably the first time I’ve commented on one of your comments. Keep thinking of me tho, that’s sweet.



  16. BradCalthegoat
    1:10 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    This is dukes website now get your unranked asses out of here. The REAL kings of college basketball



    • Eazy
      1:12 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Duke has 5 titles. UK has 8. Duke is overrated again this year.



    • Eazy
      1:14 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      UK is ranked 19th btw. Can’t wait to see Duke choke again. Mercer, Lehigh, SC…



    • BradCalthegoat
      1:15 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Robert Morris lol



    • Eazy
      1:16 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      That’s funny. So is the 78 title game. The 98 elite 8 and 8 titles to 5. Duke is a one coach program.



    • Eazy
      1:25 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      UK completely dominates Duke in the NBA, too. Not even close. Only reason Zion and company are going there is because of duffel bag Capel.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:13 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Uh Brad, maybe you obviously haven’t done your research, UK is the winningest program in college BB in spite of getting the toughest bracket in the tourney every year while dUKe gets the easiest. K got embarrassed with the best talent in the country you troll idiot.



  17. BradCalthegoat
    1:15 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Ky is not rated at all. Crickets



    • Eazy
      1:16 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      19th actually.



    • BBNstrive49
      1:17 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Pulling at the RPI ranking is the most desperate move I’ve ever seen



    • Eazy
      1:22 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      The RPI is much more meaningful than the AP. I’m sure your clown ass didn’t know that, though.



    • Eazy
      1:27 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      You all are probably Trump fans too, right. Your troll moves, lack of knowledge, and ignorance to facts are dead giveaways.



    • BradCalthegoat
      1:29 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Make America great again



    • Eazy
      1:32 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      lol. Figures. I knew you were too stupid to be an actual duke graduate. Like all their fans you are just bandwagon. Wait till the wheels fall off. Nice losses to St John’s and BC btw! Clowning Missouri who has a top notch coach and top 5 recruiting class and you can’t even beat BC! Pathetic



  18. BradCalthegoat
    1:16 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    No their not bud lol



    • Eazy
      1:17 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yes they are. Check the RPI clown.



    • Booby Petrino
      7:50 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      *there lol



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      10:17 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Ok it’s they’re not their or there. Sorry it was bothering me



    • 4everUKblue
      8:15 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Brad is a total idiot!



    • Eazy
      10:24 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      We moved up to 17th. Yeah, about as ignorant as they come. Duke fans are almost as bad as Louisville with just a bit more success but equally obnoxious.



  19. BradCalthegoat
    1:20 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    RPI lol. So Missouri, tenn, Auburn, Texas &M must be up there too right? Because didntvyou lose to them 4 in a row? Lol



    • Eazy
      1:23 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      They are all top 25 unlike Miami and Syracuse.



    • Eazy
      1:29 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      The ACC is actually behind the Big 12, Big East and SEC. The SEC has the most top 25 wins out of conference and is 11-7 vs the Big 12. Too many facts for you?!



    • Eazy
      2:05 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      They can’t comprehend facts man. Already tried. It’s obvious they are bandwagon. It’s also obvious Duke cheats just like UNC.



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      1:32 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Ah I got a good friend that is a dookie clown but dang you really are a true dookie fan. Would you care to explain how you lost to a team that lost 11 straight games? Also how to all these fantastic recruits meet Duke’s Ivy League level educations standards. Kinda hard to believe there isn’t something going on there.



    • 4everUKblue
      9:01 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      It’s called the duffel bag drop, probably getting paid more in college than they will in the pros.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:02 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Well, let’s not get carried away…Duke does not have Ivy League standards; that’s a myth.



  20. BradCalthegoat
    1:30 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    How are you 19th after 4 losses in a row? This isn’t connect 4



    • Eazy
      1:34 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Because the SEC is rated higher than the ACC based on the facts I’ve mentioned. Unlike you and your troll friend I speak in facts only.



  21. Parker_UKFanNC
    1:36 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Only bad loss in that stretch is mizzou. All 3 other teams were ranked or currently ranked. UNC lost to wofford at HOME. Y’all lost to a 11 straight lost team and then proceeded to lose to UNC. Only legit team in the ACC is Virginia



    • BBNstrive49
      1:44 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      This guy can’t be taken seriously.



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      2:16 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I can’t be taken seriously? Please provide facts that combat my statements instead of using ad hominem fallacies as arguments.



    • BradCalthegoat
      1:44 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Are you drunk?



    • Eazy
      1:46 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Finally some logic. Actually Missouri isn’t even a bad loss. They are a tournament team too. None of our losses are as bad as Wofford and SJ though. UK is way more talented than UNC. Duke is vastly overrated. And though Virginia is good they will probably choke like they always do.



    • Eazy
      1:47 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      He can’t be taken seriously because he pointed out facts! lol. So you think Wofford and SJ are good! Wow



    • Eazy
      1:52 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      By Brads logic Duke would be the worst team in the Big East and Wofford is one if the best in the ACC. Lol. UNCheat is a joke. And Duke, though talented will likely choke.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:51 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Brad the dUKe troll is obviously smoking crack.



  22. BradCalthegoat
    1:48 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    I’m done lol. This man thinks Missouri and Alabama are good



    • Eazy
      1:53 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      And you think Wofford and SJ are good? Bama and Missouri are tournament teams with top 10 picks on there roster. Do you not follow the mock drafts at all?



    • BradCalthegoat
      2:33 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Missouri has one player and he didn’t even play against you all and still won lmao



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      2:17 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Dude we don’t “think” we look at the stats oh and also what basketball analysts and experts say. But obviously you know more than them.



    • Booby Petrino
      7:51 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Didn’t you say you were done? lol



    • Eazy
      10:10 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Wow, Missouri has 5 4 stars and 2 5 stars. Way more than Miami and Syracuse. This guy might be the most ignorant person ever.



    • Bull Filmer
      1:27 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      BradCalthegoat has diarrhea of the mouth and keyboard; she has a fixation on MIZZOU.

      What kind of simpleton, LOSER, dook fan spends her time on a KENTUCKY sports board?

      She evidently has attention deficit disorder – she’s poking at people to get attention.



  23. BradCalthegoat
    1:49 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Talk to me when you get off the bubble. Thanks



    • Eazy
      1:54 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      You think BC is good too. Wow!



    • Eazy
      1:56 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      We aren’t on the bubble. Neither is Alabama. And Sexton is better than any player in the ACC



    • Eazy
      1:57 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, talk to me when you have 8 titles and Duke quits paying players. Thanks.



    • Eazy
      2:07 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      SEC has the most NBA players by far too. Just like UK has the most of any college. We own Duke. 8 titles to 5.



    • BradCalthegoat
      2:22 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      UCLA has the most dumbass



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      2:25 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      He said the most NBA players if you could read.



    • Eazy
      10:12 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Lol, how stupid are you Brad? I said UK has the most NBA players! We have the second most titles. We do have the most tournament wins, though. And we own duke in all 3 categories.



    • Eazy
      10:27 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Bagley will be the next duke bust.



    • BradCalthegoat
      2:22 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Better then Bagley? ??



    • 4everUKblue
      8:18 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Last time I checked Bagley isn’t in the NBA although he is getting paid. Cousins, KAT and AD will own his ass when he does get there and it won’t even be close.



  24. Eazy
    2:03 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Man, it was too eazy slaying those trolls. Not once could they dispute the facts. Go Wofford! Go Johnnies! Calling someone an idiot for pointing out RPI, final fours and titles. Typical Louisville and Duke jokers who don’t measure up when it comes to actual numbers. Thanks for the workout!



  25. BradCalthegoat
    2:19 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    All those NBA players and1 championship with Cal lol. That’s sad



    • Booby Petrino
      7:57 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Didn’t you say you were done? Man, what a loser.



    • Eazy
      10:15 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      No, what’s sad is bandwagon Duke fans talking trash on a UK site. 1 title and four final fours in 8 years is a great run actually. Get back to me when Duke catches up. Which will be never.



  26. BradCalthegoat
    2:20 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    And who gives a shit about the NBA? Lol



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      2:21 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Still no facts just shifting the argument I see. I enjoy watching the players succeed after they leave personally.



    • BradCalthegoat
      2:41 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Goodluck in the tourney! I’m sure you all will do great lol



    • Eazy
      10:17 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m sure we will, too. We have gone further than Duke 5 of the last 7 years in the tournament. Duke chokes more often than not. Who cares about the NBA you ask? The players and most sports fans in America is the answer.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:19 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      You think dUKe will do better than last year? How did that go?



  27. Parker_UKFanNC
    2:27 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/rpi/_/sort/sos please check this and look at Bamas record vs top 25 teams vs Dukes



  28. bigbluehank
    2:32 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Cal should show some professionalism and wear a tie. The man gets paid more than any other coach in basketball and can’t spare a few minutes to tie a simple knot? Needs to get out of the AAU recruiting mindset.



  29. Booby Petrino
    7:56 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    BradCal has already admitted that he’s in a relationship with his brother, so I really wouldn’t put much stock in anything he says. So gross.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:21 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      He has obviously been lobotomized.



    • Booby Petrino
      8:50 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I wonder if we should start a Go Fund Me for his counseling? He truly needs it. Anyone who thinks it’s ok to be in a relationship with their brother needs help.



    • 4everUKblue
      9:04 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      True he’s obviously a lonely loser, nothing better to do on Saturday night than troll.



    • 502CodeRed
      9:37 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Lil boobs always talking about relationships on a sports blog. Girl, you need to get out of the mountains and find a man. smh



    • BradCalthegoat
      9:42 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Carolina owned Lolville last night



    • 4everUKblue
      10:12 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      CodeRedNeck is feeling left out poor guy. Brad the dUKe troll has taken the spotlight from you.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:57 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Aw lilcode is jealous that I’m giving someone else attention. Do sweet. Hey, I’m just passing on info so that everyone will know who they’re dealing with. He’s the one who said he doesn’t swing my way (female) and then he went on to talk about incest. Lilcode is prob his brother so he’s stepping in



    • Booby Petrino
      10:59 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Lol so true 4ever so true!



    • Eazy
      11:03 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Have fun in the NIT, Code! It’ll be the last time for a while louisville will make any kind of postseason tournament.



    • 502CodeRed
      11:21 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Eazy – That’s fine. We have a manager as interim HC. They have already surpassed expectations this year so all is good.
      After reading your blather I’ve come to the conclusion that you might indeed be mildly re+arded. I’m sorry.



  30. henderblue
    9:47 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    After reading the comments on this and other KSR posts recently, it’s clear to me that Russia is interfering and possibly colluding with outside forces, maybe the University of Louisville to undermine and interfere with BBN’s support of our beloved Kentucky Wildcats. I don’t guess there’s anything we can do about it other than to ignore them and to continue to support our team. Haters are gonna hate and unfortunately they have their keyboards as an avenue to spew their venom. They’ve attacked our coach and these kids and I hope to God that they don’t read this crap that the outsiders put on display here. I’m calling on Matt Jones to beef up the defenses and get these Russian loving venom spewing outsiders under control. We true fans can continue to agree to disagree in a fashion that doesn’t attack these 18 year old kids. Your move Matt.



    • Eazy
      10:31 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Great post. I was thinking the same thing actually.



    • 502CodeRed
      1:17 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Take a look around, henderblue. A lot of the garbage is from “insiders”. I came here a long time ago to comment on an article about UK and UofL. Banter is fun as long as it doesn’t get personal but as soon as it was discovered who I cheered for, the D bag brigade came out in full force with nothing but insults. If Matt drops the hammer he needs to start with the fair weather fans who call themselves BBN. And I doubt UofL colluded with Russia.



    • henderblue
      3:22 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Code, I don’t have a problem with friendly banter. I have a brother who is a Louisville fan and we go at it from time to time. But at the end of the day we’re still brothers. And you’re right, when it gets personal, it’s time to back down. I’m not a fan of attacking these kids. Now I’m not sure that UL and Russia aren’t in bed together. It’s that “red” thing. Go Cats!!



    • bigal77
      6:50 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

      502CodeRed February 18, 2018 at 11:21 am | Permalink
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      Eazy – That’s fine. We have a manager as interim HC. They have already surpassed expectations this year so all is good.
      After reading your blather I’ve come to the conclusion that you might indeed be mildly re+arded. I’m sorry.



  31. All Cats Everything
    9:48 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    Quit feeding the trolls. BradCal and BigBlueNstionDude and etc are all kids. Quit arguing stupid shit with kids.



    • Eazy
      10:31 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      They must be because there basketball knowledge is minimal.



  32. CatsandPats
    9:52 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

    I love reading the comments here as they pertain to our team and insight on our season as it progresses. However, once we shy away from that it gets very irritating and unbearable at times. I don’t mind a little bantering but this is far from that. There are a TON of faithful fans that follow everything on KSR that should not be impeded by a few pessimistic posters. Please keep these people in mind at all times. The old adage goes, “misery loves company.” Sometimes I feel like we only feed the negativity when the best thing to do is pretend whomever they are do not even exist. I choose to be the bigger, more mature people and support our team fiercely. Will you do the same?



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      10:20 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      I simply use facts. I’ve worked with kids for over 8 Years so I’m well aware of the behavior. I also enjoy helping kids learn and change. Granted that’s probably impossible in this case. I still have hope tho



    • Eazy
      10:34 am February 18, 2018 Permalink

      Me too Parker. The facts never lie. But maybe we should heed his advice and just ignore these clowns. It’s gotten to the point where the commenters are mostly trolls. Jones needs to do something about it.



  33. callitlikeiseeit
    11:37 pm February 18, 2018 Permalink

    I sadly somehow just read through this entire comment section.. my IQ just dropped 50 points. Smdh