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KenPom predicts a 78-71 UK win at Alabama

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If you’re one of the many fans who are slightly worried about Kentucky basketball’s upcoming trip to Alabama, let Ken Pomeroy put you at ease.

The new KenPom rankings have Kentucky ranked No. 7 overall with a 75 percent chance of victory down in Tuscaloosa.

According to Pomeroy and his magical mathematics machine, Kentucky will win that one, 78-71.

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It is a little tough to take Pomeroy seriously, though, considering he still has Kentucky in the top 25 defenses. I don’t see that one.

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15 Comments for KenPom predicts a 78-71 UK win at Alabama



  1. Mathlete
    3:37 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    When they play defense they’re one of the 25 best in the country, we just haven’t done much of that lately



  2. RealCatsFan
    3:45 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Ken obviously didn’t watch the last eight minutes of the LSU game. I love my Cats, but right now our defense is the joke of college basketball. If we do not give total effort on defense for 40 minutes Saturday, we are coming home from Tuscaloosa with a loss. Plain and simple.



  3. AGSlater
    4:17 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    SlaterPom Predicts Bama 84 UK 74



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:54 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

      AGSlater July 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
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      Duke has been getting every player they want even over UK.

      AGSlater April 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
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      Damn. They are stacked. Could go 40-0. Not a Duke fan whatsoever just being real

      AGSlater January 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
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      When do they release NIT bracketology? That’s where this team is headed

      AGSlater January 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
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      Not if, but when they lose to Arkansas they will be out of Top 25 for good. We don’t need to worry about rankings. Need to worry about missing tournament.

      AGSlater February 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
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      I think they will have 9-10 losses before selection day and be a 7-10 seed. No im not a Cards fan. Our resume is poor. 3-4 really bad losses and 1 decent victory. If more teams keep losing 5-6.

      AGSlater May 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
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      Our football program stinks and will always stink. Who would want to play for us? It gets old that kids say the school they decommit from is a top their list. Just shut up and say I will NOT be going to UK

      AGSlater September 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
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      Here is a stat- we suck

      ag slater December 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
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      Here comes another 2-10 season everyone. I predict 3 straight seasons without an sec win. Next years team may even be worse than this team. Everyone thinks barker is the golden child savior. Hilarious

      ag slater November 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink
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      We suck so bad in football I really forgot that we were even playing a game at all until about 9. We are pathetic in every way possible.From the coaching to the players this football program is pathetic. Can we just take football away from the university It is pointless to play. The only thing our football program is good at is making a bad name for the university and making any team look awesome, How sad is it when your team cannot even win a conference game in 2 seasons. Absolute joke. laughing stock of all of football



    • meeksfor3
      9:01 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

      Drop the mic and walks away. 🙂



  4. FKCat
    4:46 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe we need to get Stoops to take over the basketball defense too.



    • Laker Cat 18
      5:02 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

      I was thinking something similar. We need a new defensive coordinator for our basketball team.



    • catsarerunnin
      5:15 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

      How many SEC titles and National Titles has Stoops won??? How many will he win? Let’s say around zero.



  5. 96ChampionBestTeamEver
    5:51 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t get it, this never was a very good defensive team. People talk like if we could get back to where we were, but this team has never been there. Our offense ran like a well oiled machine for a while, and the defense was certainly better than the last 7 minutes of the LSU game, but never great. Way back in early Dec. UCLA showed us we had issues defensively. Teams that are athletic enough to spread us out can drive to the hoop at will. I wish the team luck at Alabama but it will be a really tough game. Go Cats – please!



  6. EdC
    6:05 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    KenPom at the peak had UK at I think 7 on defense back before Camp Cal. The defense looked better then because we were disrupting teams. Now that it is forced into half court defense and disruption is a thing of the past it has been a steady slide downhill.

    KenPom also doesn’t seem to handle momentum at all and UK is on a pretty steep downward momentum trend.



  7. Luether
    6:39 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Hope KenPom is right but the Cats will need to play a lot better and tougher than they’ve been playing. My sources say it’s doubtful…



    • catsarerunnin
      6:43 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

      Not sure your parents are reliable “sources” but they are probably ready for you to move out of their basement.



    • AGSlater
      9:27 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

      This guy still thinks we are good. lol



  8. UK Big Board Update
    1:54 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

    AGSlater July 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    Duke has been getting every player they want even over UK.

    AGSlater April 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    Damn. They are stacked. Could go 40-0. Not a Duke fan whatsoever just being real

    AGSlater January 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    When do they release NIT bracketology? That’s where this team is headed

    AGSlater January 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    Not if, but when they lose to Arkansas they will be out of Top 25 for good. We don’t need to worry about rankings. Need to worry about missing tournament.

    AGSlater February 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    I think they will have 9-10 losses before selection day and be a 7-10 seed. No im not a Cards fan. Our resume is poor. 3-4 really bad losses and 1 decent victory. If more teams keep losing 5-6.

    AGSlater May 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    Our football program stinks and will always stink. Who would want to play for us? It gets old that kids say the school they decommit from is a top their list. Just shut up and say I will NOT be going to UK

    AGSlater September 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    Here is a stat- we suck

    ag slater December 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    Here comes another 2-10 season everyone. I predict 3 straight seasons without an sec win. Next years team may even be worse than this team. Everyone thinks barker is the golden child savior. Hilarious

    ag slater November 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink
    Like It (0)
    We suck so bad in football I really forgot that we were even playing a game at all until about 9. We are pathetic in every way possible.From the coaching to the players this football program is pathetic. Can we just take football away from the university It is pointless to play. The only thing our football program is good at is making a bad name for the university and making any team look awesome, How sad is it when your team cannot even win a conference game in 2 seasons. Absolute joke. laughing stock of all of football



  9. meeksfor3
    9:02 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

    Can we just take the Ken Pom projections and not play these games?