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8 Absurd Moments from Last Night

Note: There are a LOT of .gifs in this post, so I advise letting them load while you go treat yourself to a beverage, snack, or dessert.  I recommend a pale ale, popcorn, or mini ice cream sandwich.  Even better, all three. 

I think Jimmy Dykes put it best last night when he said “There’s a lot of stuff going on in this game.”  In the span of three hours (!), 60 fouls were called, 81 free throws attempted, and approximately 482 liters of bourbon consumed in the Bluegrass.  But the stats don’t tell the whole story.  Some truly bizarre things happened last night, and I spent my day narrowing them down to the 8 most absurd moments.

1. This woman’s mask was terrifying

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Straight up something out of a horror movie. Even that weird bunny from Donny Darko is creeped out

2. James Young got uppercut by the ball


But because it was just the ball and not Quall’s elbow or hand, they ruled there was no illegal contact.  Ouch.

3.  Jimmy Dykes took us for a run


Jimmy Dykes said he wanted to take viewers on a tour of Arkansas’ campus, but what he really wanted was a chance to work on his Blair Witch Project sequel: When the Nail Drives You.

4. Then Jimmy showed off his food


It’s all fried, but it’s okay, you know, because he did all that running.

5.  Marcus Lee got a flagrant foul


Knowing Marcus, he probably got confused and thought this was the line for tickets to “Spongebob on Ice.”

6.  Cal got photobombed


“HAAAAAAY! You remembered to record ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ right?  Okay!”

7.  Both Willie Cauley-Stein and James Young fell over the first row of Arkansas fans

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Gotta love that hustle, though.

8.  The ball got stuck in the scoreboard ballstuck

Save the best for last, right?

Seriously, that happened.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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27 Comments for 8 Absurd Moments from Last Night

  1. 20-20
    8:11 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    Why you people think that is the ball hitting his face and not his forearm I’ll never know.

    • Haha
      8:17 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

      Thank you!!! Clearly his forearm. Which also make not a flagrant foul but still was not the ball. If it iss legal to make any contact you want with the ball I guess I will start clearing out the lane swinging that thing low.

  2. Was Just gonna say
    8:17 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    Dude’s right forearm clearly made contact….makes me not feel so bad about Randle getting dude back later 🙂

  3. Cry Babies
    8:27 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    9) UK fans crying about the refs after shooting close to 50 foul shots on the road. I bet a lot of road teams shoot over 40 ft’s in Rupp. Let’s see how many UT shoots on Saturday.

    • Rixter
      8:44 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

      Didn’t bad officiating cost the Cards that Memphis game?

    • Mike
      4:48 pm January 16, 2014 Permalink

      Cats drove almost every possession moron they should have shot 50 free throws

  4. Rei
    8:29 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    Why are we forced to relive this game?

  5. Beavis606
    8:30 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    How the hell was Marcus Lee a 5 star player???

    • Transfer
      8:41 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

      Either him or Willis will transfer. Cal is already recruiting over both. Since Cal doesn’t like to play the white guys, my guess is Willis.

    • jpg
      9:52 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

      Both Willis and Lee came in knowing the situation. They both need to gain weight, and work on their game. I love the Cal haters! A player plays and is labeled a 1-and-done, or they sit, and they are projected to leave.

      I especially love UL fans on here, because Pitino tries to have 34 players on his roster every year. Talk about recruiting over.

    • Mudcreekmark
      12:00 pm January 16, 2014 Permalink

      Oh, I don’t know. Could it have something to do with averaging 17.7 points, 19.5 robounds and 6.7 blocks as a senior? I’m sure you had better stats in high school right?

    • Jesus
      10:56 am January 17, 2014 Permalink

      Willis will not transfer. He’s a Kentucky boy and putting on that blue and white has been a life long dream.

  6. Rixter
    8:43 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    The Marcus Lee thing.. they kept saying flagrant elbow, but if you look closely, the elbow you see belongs to the Arkansas player. Marcus simply slides his arm inside the player’s body, which is how you’re taught to block out on a rebound.
    You are not taught, however, to throw an opponent to the floor.

    • GoBigBlue
      9:17 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

      I understand that elbows are extremely dangerous. But since when is retaliation something that isn’t just as bad? If throwing someone to the ground isn’t also a flagrant foul, then they need to re-evaluate the foul call definitions.

  7. Thanks TROLLS
    8:54 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    #3 thanks for letting BBN just how interested you are in our beloved Wildcats by trolling our pages. I love to see others always keeping up with UK! Shows how much you’re intimidated. Lmao!! It’s hilarious….never in a million yrs would I waste my time on another school’s page, but thanks for letting us know you care. We don’t blame you….UK is the best tradition in college basketball!! 😊

  8. Ball to face
    9:04 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

    Serious question.
    Could you take the ball, smack the other guy straight in the face, then while he is stunned drive by him?

    • Gap Tooth Danny
      9:51 pm January 15, 2014 Permalink

      YES, for one shining moment, that was a perfectly acceptable method of advancing the ball.

  9. grumpycat
    3:57 am January 16, 2014 Permalink

    You need to make a Gif of Randle Double Elbowing the Arkansas player. I’m amazed the guy didn’t get knocked out! lol

  10. SMH
    7:53 am January 16, 2014 Permalink

    7. Both Willie Cauley-Stein and James Young fell over the first row of Arkansas fans

    And saved the ball into an Ark player while doing so.

  11. Richard the Investigator
    8:10 am January 16, 2014 Permalink

    The most absurd call all game was when andrew caught the ball around halfcourt, got pushed over the line and they called an over-and-back. Remote almost went through the TV.

  12. bigbluedan
    9:30 am January 16, 2014 Permalink

    Instead of making .gif’s of all this nonsense how about a .gif or ten to Alex Poythress dunks? I could really care less about seeing our players jump over the bench, I’d rather seem them jump over another player.

  13. bluebloodtoo
    11:16 am January 16, 2014 Permalink

    So where is the .gif of Andrew getting pushed over the halfcourt line and all three refs with a clear view standing there swallowing their whistles?

  14. Mudcreekmark
    12:11 pm January 16, 2014 Permalink

    I still haven’t seen anyone else talking about the three loose ball fouls we got called for. They were all terrible calls but no one seems to remember them but me. (1) Polson and an Arkansas player chase down a long rebound and bump into each other just as Polson gains possession of the ball. (2) Randle saves the ball under the basket. He trys throwing it off an Arkansas player but the ball remains in play and Young and an Arkansas was trying to gain possession but they called the foul on Young before anyone had control of the ball. Neither player was holding or pushing, they were just hustling to try to get the loose ball.(3) The one that really should have been out of bounds on us, however Harrison slid 10 feet and threw the ball back into play, again they called a foul on us before anyone gained control of the ball. Again, neither player was pushing or shoving each other, just fighting for possession. What I have always been taught is that when there is a loose ball, both players have the right to the same space. If neither play has possession how is that a foul? Both players are basically doing the same things to try to get possession and while no one actually had secured possession, a foul was called on us both times and one time when we actually did have possession. Any one on here want to correct me on my thoughts?

    • CatsFanFrankfort
      1:36 pm January 16, 2014 Permalink

      I totally agree with the Polson rebound. That one made me jump around my living room and scream at the refs. Polson had possession and was still whistled for the foul! And then Cal benched him and yelled at him! Granted, he might have yelled at him for something completely different, but it certainly wasnt a foul. That was the play that pissed me off the most in the entire game…including the put-back dunk to win.

  15. Blueneck
    2:06 pm January 16, 2014 Permalink

    Agree the Polson foul was atrocious and would like to see the gif of them rewarding the guy for falling down.
    The Lee foul was stupid. Anytime you are blocking out your elbow is near the other guys head, especially if he is shorter. He may have made contact but didn’t swing his elbow.
    Would really like to see the gif of the over and back call to see how that wasn’t a foul. Stuff like that is why guys end up flopping.

  16. Bluebones
    9:25 am January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Mud creek, I agree 100% on the loose ball calls they were simply horrible. The refs kept Arkansas in the game the entire second half. Let’s just hope we don’t see that type officiating in the tourneys. Refs were very, very inconsistent with “slap down” fouls also. 6 of our first half turnovers were forced from Arkansas players slapping down on the ball, but then when Kentucky players started doing it, and some were extremely clean ball slaps, all of the sudden they were labeled automatic fouls.

  17. LovesCatsHasDogs
    7:09 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Kentucky always has been and always will be my team, but I am a huge fan of college basketball in general. I have watched portions of several non-UK games this year just to see what other teams have going on. Officiating in college basketball is the worst I have ever seen it…across the board! I understand the reasons behind the new rules, but the intense focus on the new rules have allowed officials to completely lose sight of common sense. What is a charge? Does that small half-circle under the basket even mean anything anymore? Over and back? What is that? Jump ball…don’t even get me started. I thought I heard them say that the NCAA Head of Officiating, or some similar title, was at the Arkansas game. I hope he was paying attention! It is breaking my heart to watch!