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Four Things the BBN Wants to See vs. LSU

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In the last four games, Kentucky’s lone win was an overtime squeaker at home against Georgia.  In the middle of a January funk, John Calipari will debut a “reboot.”  Fans will be anxious to see what the ambiguous term actually means.  We probably won’t be able to see specifically what it is, but there are four things fans would like to see that have been absent during this spell.

1.  A Sense of Urgency

A lot of words have been used to describe the feeling surrounding the team.  People have questioned the team’s toughness, their heart and will to win.  “Sense of urgency” might be the most appropriate term.  Playing with their pants on fire doesn’t require them to play fast (even though that would be nice).  Fans want to see players diving for lose balls, fighting for rebounds and yearning to win.  It’s difficult to describe this intangible, but if there’s evidence of hustle and increased communication between the players, all parties can leave satisfied with a big win.

2. Rebound, Rebound, Rebound

Of all the embarrassing things from Saturday night’s game in Gainesville, Kentucky’s rebounding might be the most embarrassing.  Florida had 25 more rebounds than Kentucky, just four more boards than UK’s total.  That disappointing margin gave Florida ten more second chance points.  Control of the glass tonight will give fans confidence in the Cats moving forward.

3. Ball Security

John Calipari lamented Kentucky’s turnover problem’s during yesterday’s press conference.  “We were the low turnover team in the country three weeks ago.  Now we’re 16, 17 a game.”

It’s not that bad, but close.  Kentucky’s averaged 14.5 turnovers a game during the four-game stretch, almost three over their season average.  The problem is compounded when you see the dwindling assist numbers.   Not once during this four-game stretch have they had more assists than turnovers.  The Cats must return reboot (?) to their old ways of sharing and taking care of the basketball.

4.  A Blowout

We’ve only seen flashes of fun over the last few weeks.  A fun blowout is the medicine the BBN needs to get through the doldrums of conference play.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Four Things the BBN Wants to See vs. LSU



  1. Joe Dan Gorman
    5:47 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    I’m just hoping for Number 4.



  2. Laker Cat 18
    5:59 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    It’s hard for me to listen to Rex on the pregame show. I miss O.



  3. Kevin C
    6:11 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    You forgot passing/assists.



    • Laker Cat 18
      6:30 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      Got to make shots to get assists. Shooting 38% like against Florida won’t bode well for that category.



    • Kevin C
      9:08 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      You also have to pass it…hence the “passing/assists”. SMH



  4. Ridge Runner
    6:14 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    Defense



  5. UKALLDAY1
    6:26 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    Who cares what they do in this game or from here on out. They are not a good team and they have been exposed. Bam looks like Tarzan but plays like Jane, no post moves or awareness, he’ll be back next year. Malik dissapears against good defense and in big games (Except UNC), Fox doesn’t have a great basketball IQ, Briscoe isn’t good at basketball, he can’t make a jumper if his life depended on it. Wenyen is weak and dumb, this team isn’t going past the first weekend in the tourney



    • Ridge Runner
      6:30 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      Ridiculous defined…



    • catsarerunnin
      6:31 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      UKALLDAY huh? Bet you’re just a real treat to watch a game with.



    • 4everblue
      6:41 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      UKALLDAY1 go back you your UofL fan site and shut the hell up! BBN is no place for someone like yourself!



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:03 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      UKallday what is it like to have an inverted pen!s? Ad hominem is the only appropriate response to your drivel.



    • UK Big Board Update
      8:18 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      CATandMONKEY wins. LOL



    • CATandMONKEY
      9:37 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

      How was that ” weak and dumb” player tonight?

      Weak and dumb would eat both you and your mom for a pre- breakfast snack.