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Andy Kennedy had a lot of nice things to say about Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis

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Andy Kennedy held a teleconference yesterday morning to give reporters an update on his squad heading into SEC play, and when asked about Saturday’s game against Kentucky, had nothing but praise for Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis.

“Jamal Murray may be as good a guard as I’ve seen come through there from a talent standpoint,” Kennedy said. “Tyler Ulis is the fastest, most difficult guy to stay in front of in college basketball. They’ve still got long, athletic frontcourt guys. I don’t think it’s going to be any less formidable than it’s always been.”

Kennedy’s group came as close as anyone to marring UK’s perfect 31-0 regular season last year at Rupp, which he called college basketball’s “Mecca.”

“As I’m scouting this team, I’m still looking at a team that’s 8-0 in that building,” Kennedy said of Rupp. “We know going in — number one, our guys are super excited because this is the mecca. You go to Rupp Arena, this is something that you dream of. Our guys are really excited, especially our newcomers. A guy like Tomasz Gielo, a fifth-year transfer from Liberty, this is a dream come true I’m sure for him. Stefan Moody, who had, as you said earlier, a good game and we were competitive until the bitter end, but we left dissatisfied. Him being a senior, even though as a coach there would be other venues I would rather open SEC play in, I’m sure for him he’s excited about the opportunity, and all our other countless newcomers.”

Saturday’s mission: contain Stefan Moody.

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3 Comments for Andy Kennedy had a lot of nice things to say about Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis

  1. CatsfaninFL
    10:29 am December 31, 2015 Permalink

    Comments like these about last year are reasons why I’m still skeptical heading into SEC play about how well our record will play out. We saw how much UCLA played over their head and attributed it to last year. Every team we pummeled last year is going to have a little more incentive despite the fact it’s a completely different team. Our boys better bring it or we’ll be looking 7-9 losses and a 5-8 seed.

    Although, as long as we get in the tourney I still like our chances. Cal always seems to have us clicking at the right time.

  2. RealCatsFan
    11:23 am December 31, 2015 Permalink

    I’ll be at the game Saturday – looking forward to it. I hope our boys don’t have a hangover from the UofL game. Moody will probably go off for 30 – they key will be let him get his and contain the rest of the team.

  3. loservilletard
    11:50 am December 31, 2015 Permalink

    I too think they will lose at least 5 SEC games, not strong enough inside nd if the outside shots don’t fall, they lose