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Jalen Jones thanks Isaac Humphries for the technical

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The technical on Isaac Humphries with 9 seconds left in overtime is all anyone can talk about in the postgame press conference, and, when asked, Texas A&M’s Jalen Jones thanked Isaac for the mental error.

I was like, ‘Thank you. I appreciate the opportunity,'” Jones said when asked for his reaction to the late T on Humphries. “So, thanks to the dude on the other team.”

Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy told reporters he didn’t think the technical on him nor the technical on Humphries were very good, but, the rules are the rules.

“If a kid slams the ball on the floor, that’s the rule,” Kennedy said.

Meanwhile, Isaac’s just vowing to get better.

Hang in there, Isaac.

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19 Comments for Jalen Jones thanks Isaac Humphries for the technical

  1. crazyy8s
    9:42 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    Good game Isaac! Don’t let one call hinder your progress. You have a bright future ahead of you.

    • catdaddyd
      10:25 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      Humphries played his best game, bone head mistake at the end. Did he not remember Briscoe getting a technical at South Carolina? He’s definitely passed Skal by.

  2. DelrayCat
    9:43 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    Mostly seniors in biggest game of their careers vs. mostly Freshmen on the road. I am surprised UK had the chance at the end they did. Great effort, but without Poythress and now Willis out for who knows how long…and road games left at Florida and Vandy….I fear bye-bye SEC title. Man, we really need Willis to be okay.

    • crazyy8s
      9:51 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      I called you out on the other thread, and I’ll do it again. Why must you jump to pessimistic conclusions? “(B)ye-bye SEC title.” How about you step up to the plate and pick a winner. The team Kentucky played today is better than both Florida and Vandy, and in spite injuries, fouls, and some odd calls, Kentucky was in position to win with 10 second left in overtime. I fear Florida and Vandy may not be happy with what is coming to their courts.

  3. Lip Man 1
    9:45 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    Can’t win in overtime it seems this year.

    Humphries made a dumb, stupid mistake but he’s a freshman it happens.

    What is garbage is how the referees decided the game instead of the players.

  4. Rixter
    9:46 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    Don’t the rules also say if a player takes 3 steps across the lane, then comes to a jump stop, without every dribbling the ball, that shall be deemed as traveling??

    So, the refs don’t call EVERY infraction.

  5. rainman
    9:46 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    He should thank his three team mates in the stripped shirts!

  6. Red headed Stepchild
    9:55 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    AGREE. If your going to “have to call the T ” Don’t you have to call the INTENTIONAL FOUL as well?

    I mean if you foul a player late in the game in hopes that he misses the free throw to give you another possession, fair being fair in all.

    • Megan
      12:14 pm February 21, 2016 Permalink

      There’s no such thing as an “intentional” foul anymore. Technical fouls no longer make any mention of intent.

  7. Angelo
    10:02 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    I love this team! They are the most fun to watch in 20 years! Who knows they may make a nice run in the NCAA tourney.

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:52 pm February 21, 2016 Permalink

      Enjoy watching from home.

  8. cayts23
    10:16 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    Sucks that Willis got hurt, and sucks that Isaac has his best game and it ends like that for him. The only thing we can do is hope Willis is ready to go on Tuesday or hope that Briscoe develops a jumper or that Skal learns how to play basketball.

  9. jdunc
    10:28 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

    Is it really “the rules”? Please show me where….

    Class A Unsporting Technical Infractions

    Art. 1. A player or substitute committing an unsportsmanlike act including, but not limited to, the following:

    -Disrespectfully addressing an official or gesturing in such a manner as to indicate resentment.
    -Using profanity or vulgarity; taunting, baiting or ridiculing another player or bench personnel; or pointing a finger at or making obscene gestures toward another player or bench personnel.
    -Inciting undesirable crowd reaction.
    -Contacting an opponent, while the ball is dead, in an unnecessary, unacceptable and excessive manner.
    -Flagrantly (severe or extreme) contacting an opponent while the ball is dead.
    -A flagrant noncontact infraction that involves extreme, sometimes persistent, vulgar, abusive conduct when the ball is dead or live.
    -Participating after having been disqualified (noncontact flagrant 2 technical).
    -Leaving the playing court and going into the stands when a fight may break out or has broken out (flagrant noncontact infraction).
    -Fighting as in Rule 10-5.
    -Disrespectfully contacting an official

    • rainman
      10:35 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      It is NOT a rule that throwing the ball is a Tech! If it were done to disrespect the official, or another player, it would be! But it’s the refs call, and he was a jerk!

    • jdunc
      10:50 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      “If a kid slams the ball on the floor, that’s the rule,” Kennedy said.

    • basketball uk
      11:10 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      I feel as if other team or school did it no foul all the upsets this year excited players but only at kentucky hope to rematch sec tournament. This team might struggled a little on road once tournament come no more road games.

    • damage_control
      11:16 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      Kennedy doesn’t write the rules and most likely has no idea just like you jdunc

    • WeareBBN
      11:26 pm February 20, 2016 Permalink

      It is an unsportsmanlike act at all levels as defined by the NCAA rule book below. If the ball would have stayed near him they would probably look the other way. Ulis and Hump knew it right away. Quit crying like babies, the 20 O boards were the factor, not officiating.

      b. CLASS A and CLASS B technical fouls. A CLASS A technical foul
      involves unsportsmanlike conduct or behavior by a player, substitute,
      coach or bench personnel. Unsportsmanlike conduct is behavior or an act
      that is unbecoming to a fair, ethical and honorable individual. A CLASS B
      technical foul is an infraction of the rules that neither involves contact with
      an opponent nor causes contact with an opponent and falls below the limit
      of an unsportsmanlike act. (See Rule 10-3 and 4.)

    • Megan
      12:42 pm February 21, 2016 Permalink

      I’m with jdunc on this one. I can’t find the rule, either in the rule book or case book. There’s certainly nothing explicit about it. What WeareBBN cites is simply a broad definition of what a CLASS A and CLASS B technical foul is. It uses such vague terms as unsportsmanlike, unbecoming, fair, ethical, and honorable, which doesn’t answer the question: Did Humphries’ actions rise to those levels, and did the ref have any discretion in the matter?

      My guess is that if the ref had consulted the other two refs, they would have decided as a group not to call quite possibly a game-deciding technical under the circumstances. Bilas, who’s usually pretty good about these things, was highly critical of the ref’s call. And Seth Greeberg tweeted that his discussion with other refs indicated call didn’t have to be made.

      But again, where is this rule we keep hearing about? We still haven’t identified it. Where does it say the ball has to stay near or can’t rise above the players’ heads? Don’t confuse folklore for rules.

      Perhaps WeareBBN can give it another try. I’ve run out of search terms. I looked at every instance of “floor,” for god’s sake.