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Kentucky at Alabama: First Half Comment Thread

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Kentucky is at Alabama today, looking to make up for last Tuesday’s embarrassing loss at LSU. Today’s game, the third of the SEC slate, has the Cats favored over the Tide in the two teams’ first of two meetings this season.

Alabama enters the game after a road loss at Ole Miss, only two nights ago. That short rest should work in Kentucky’s favor, as will the distraction out in Arizona stealing the home fan base’s attention. Thanks for that, college football.

Mrs. Tyler Thompson is in Tuscaloosa and I am on my couch in Lexington — join us as we chat about the game below…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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185 Comments for Kentucky at Alabama: First Half Comment Thread



  1. BigBlueFan
    5:50 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Live Stream links for Kentucky at Alabama:

    http://ukbasketballlive.com/uk-basketball-live-streaming.html

    Check back shortly after it ends to watch a 720p HD replay of the game. Also, a Leach & Pratt radio sync replay should be available tomorrow.



  2. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    5:51 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Howdy, friends. Sorry I’m a little late. Bama tried to keep me out by not giving me a parking pass or an assigned seat, but I muscled my way onto press row.

    This arena will not be totally full tonight. LOTS of blue.



  3. FinnaGoHAM
    5:52 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    THE RETURN OF THE FINNA!!!

    Glad to be back after a 2+ week absence. Son is now married and family has all left – FINALLY!!!



  4. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    5:53 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Welcome back, Finna!!



  5. Drew Franklin
    5:53 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Go Bengals?



  6. FinnaGoHAM
    5:53 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    And I’m officially broke.



  7. FinnaGoHAM
    5:54 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Thanks Ty. Feels good to be back.



  8. KFG
    5:55 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler are you going through Anthony Grant withdrawal?



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      5:57 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, although I walked by Avery Johnson earlier today and he stopped and said hello to me. He was very polite and had a personal umbrella holder alongside him.



    • girl wildcat fan
      5:59 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, Mrs. T, but those starched shirts wouldn’t be the same on Avery Johnson..



  9. OMGMattyG
    5:55 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    If I win the Powerball, I’m going to buy CoverItLive and make it not suck.



  10. Matthew Mahone
    5:56 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s talk Powerball



  11. millertime98
    5:56 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s goooooooooooo



  12. millertime98
    5:57 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I got a ticket Wednesday night. Apparently it was for tonight’s drawing. Oops.



  13. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    5:58 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Requisite “Sweet Home Alabama” playing



  14. FinnaGoHAM
    5:59 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    If I win Powerball it will pay off most of my son’s wedding expenses, but not all of them.



  15. KFG
    6:00 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is the private detective wanting to go to Oxford to dig up dirt on Ole Miss there?



  16. millertime98
    6:01 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    If I win I’m building Bill Keightley arena



  17. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:01 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Alabama is billing this as a sellout, but it’s not



  18. KFG
    6:02 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Crowd looks thin on tv. Lots of empty seats.



  19. FinnaGoHAM
    6:02 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler, where are you seated?



  20. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:02 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress looking aggressive so far. I like it



  21. Sir Brandon
    6:02 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I liketh this version of Alex



  22. FinnaGoHAM
    6:03 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Alex has already played better than he did in the entire LSU game.



  23. UKCrewser
    6:03 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Hello………#22



  24. Matthew Mahone
    6:03 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is this game on NETFLIX? Shouldn’t have gotten the lowest package on DirectTV.



  25. millertime98
    6:04 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Murray passed and Poythress made a layup. On the same play!



  26. TulsaCat
    6:04 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I like the aggression



  27. Drew Franklin
    6:04 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Well AP came to play



  28. Chewbacca
    6:04 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Dunk with two hands, big man. two hands…



  29. UKCrewser
    6:05 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Great move by Murray…..no finish



  30. millertime98
    6:05 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Murray just airballed a layup



  31. girl wildcat fan
    6:07 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Why can’t we play like this all of the time!!



  32. UKCrewser
    6:07 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    OO = 1 hand = no rebopund



  33. KFG
    6:08 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I hate it when the camera angle doesn’t face the benches. Cal watching is a crucial experience of games.



  34. Drew Franklin
    6:08 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe please never shoot again



  35. Chewbacca
    6:08 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    no. just….no



  36. millertime98
    6:08 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    He was being pulled down



  37. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:08 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Hey Isaiah: don’t try to shoot threes.



  38. Chewbacca
    6:09 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    great pass by Ulis, but he has to know Skal likely won’t catch that one.



  39. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:09 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    First “Go Big Blue” Chant of the night!



  40. DelrayCat
    6:10 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe needs to be put on the bench for good.
    He is the worst shooter in the history of basketball.



  41. millertime98
    6:11 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Ummmm, for who?



  42. jkmann1
    6:11 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    LiveBlog?

  43. Wildcats bball and Bengals playoff games back to back! Gotta love it!

    Go Cats and Who Dey!!!



  44. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:11 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    MURRAY!



  45. Bluecreeker
    6:12 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe is forcing the issue…he needs to be coming off the bench.



  46. Sir Brandon
    6:12 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    We goeth streaking



  47. jkmann1
    6:12 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Anybody ever notice how Murray’s made shots almost always swish?



  48. So_True
    6:12 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I think Briscoe might need contacts.



  49. canecat
    6:14 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Like trying to get through ft Knox to get registered. Glad I made it



  50. millertime98
    6:14 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Girls just look better in blue



  51. canecat
    6:15 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Bobby perry band looking good



  52. UKCrewser
    6:15 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    LaB bowing up????? for what?



  53. canecat
    6:16 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    What the hey



  54. UKCrewser
    6:16 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is Skal a man now??? #FirstT



  55. Drew Franklin
    6:16 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Well there’s at least some fight in Skal today



  56. jkmann1
    6:17 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I hate to stereotype Haitians, but aren’t they kinda known for being badass?



  57. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:17 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    SKAL!!! Did a little jawing at both ends and got a T. Calipari making officials go to the monitors to review



  58. millertime98
    6:17 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Terrible



  59. Sir Brandon
    6:17 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Ball lieth not



  60. canecat
    6:18 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Who are the refs



  61. jkmann1
    6:18 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe went to sort of squash any potential jawing and got T’d. Wow, that is ****ing stupid.

  62. 32 blew by the crowd.



  63. jkmann1
    6:19 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    It seems obvious, but this team needs to be uptempo. Our halfcourt deficiencies are just too glaring to try and play the way we’ve played for most of Cal’s tenure.



  64. Chewbacca
    6:20 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    ugh. all sloppy now.



  65. DelrayCat
    6:20 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I have never seen such a talented team regress like this.

  66. Ooh. Rare bad pass by Ulis.



    • Melvit
      6:21 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Poythress couldn’t be bothered to jump.



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      6:22 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      That pass was totally catchable, Poythress just didn’t put in the effort to bring it down



    • Denim King
      6:23 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      i would love to know what Poythress is always so distracted with.



  67. nicky
    6:21 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    jam time



  68. canecat
    6:21 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Mrs. Tt are you sitting on floor



  69. Chewbacca
    6:21 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Does South Carolina go 40-0?



  70. So_True
    6:22 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler seems all revved up. Must have had some Red Bull.



  71. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:24 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Watching Ulis vs. Coleman is fun. They’re almost the same height



  72. FinnaGoHAM
    6:25 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    TT, I see the press area where you’re seated. You must be in the nosebleed section because I don’t see you in the first five rows.



  73. Sir Brandon
    6:25 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Pivot foot slideth



  74. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:26 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress and one!



  75. TulsaCat
    6:26 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    More of that, please



  76. millertime98
    6:27 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Good Alex is good



  77. Denim King
    6:27 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    poyhtress schools the 6-8 accountant!



  78. DelrayCat
    6:27 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Cats have one good player who will play in the NBA, Murray, and all the others can only dream of seeing an NBA floor.
    Too bad the draft wasn’t held BEFORE the season.



    • millertime98
      6:30 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Riiiiight

    • Skal will, just maybe a year later than thought.



    • DelrayCat
      6:35 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      No way…Skal is the biggest UK bust in the Cal era.
      He is soft as Charmin. No confidence.
      What does he do well?? Nothing.
      He will be lucky to be a second round pick if he goes pro.
      However, I’d advise he does try to go pro after the year, otherwise next year he’d be passed over by all the incoming freshmen.



  79. Melvit
    6:27 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    How many UK fans are there?



  80. Sir Brandon
    6:28 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    LEE!

  81. Marcus and Alex!



  82. OMGMattyG
    6:29 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I bet the NRA wouldn’t even let Briscoe buy a gun.



  83. So_True
    6:31 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Only points are from Poythress and Murray. Wow!



  84. Bluecreeker
    6:31 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe should be about 7th in the rotation



  85. DelrayCat
    6:31 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    No way Lee or Poythress get drafted. I don’t care what the projections say.
    The NBA is a man’s league.
    Neither have any ability to create their own shot or shoot mid-range jumpers so valued in the NBA for the 4. Couple that with their only modest defensive abilities and these two will be lucky to make it somewhere in Europe.



    • Bluecreeker
      6:32 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Poy cant hit anything……unless he dunks.



    • Denim King
      6:33 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      they can’t dribble either



    • millertime98
      6:34 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Poythress no, but Lee will go in second round. Not every player needs to be a scorer.



  86. nicky
    6:31 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Who else can score on their own? Thats the problem



  87. TulsaCat
    6:32 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Feed the beast



  88. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:32 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Good: UK is ahead. Kind of bad: Murray and Poythress are the only ones that have scored



  89. Denim King
    6:32 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    obamacare is killing us



    • Melvit
      6:34 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Lame attempt at political humor.



  90. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:33 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Even Alabama has a Kiss Cam. Get with it, Rupp!



    • millertime98
      6:35 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      I think they are anti blue hairs kissing



  91. So_True
    6:34 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Can we be a politics free zone?



  92. Sir Brandon
    6:34 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    RedBeard behind the bench looketh confused



  93. KFG
    6:36 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is there arena as sad as it seems on tv?



  94. millertime98
    6:37 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    We have had some abysmal looking shots. Way off.



  95. nicky
    6:37 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Matthews a worse shooter tan I thought…wow



  96. Denim King
    6:37 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Matthews looks to be another ultra-athletic player who should never shoot outside 3 feet



  97. OMGMattyG
    6:37 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress is tired of listening to our shit.



  98. canecat
    6:38 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Alex is playing like Alex the great



  99. Sir Brandon
    6:38 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    More pick and Roar, please



  100. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:39 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Great D by Kentucky the last couple of trips



  101. millertime98
    6:39 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    It was one shot people, give Matthews a break



  102. So_True
    6:39 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Three air balls tonight. Is that a record?

  103. That looked like all ball.



  104. millertime98
    6:40 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Alabama’s fans look like they are at movie.



  105. Denim King
    6:41 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Coach Cal need a wider tie clip.



  106. nicky
    6:41 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    It’s more than one shot…it has been several in games that has had absolutely NO touch



    • Denim King
      6:42 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      i would not confuse matthews with a shoooter!



    • millertime98
      6:44 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Not saying he is a shooter. Forget it.



  107. Melvit
    6:41 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    At least the refs are somewhat decent tonight.

  108. Murray out of control.



  109. nicky
    6:43 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis with the lost art pull up



  110. millertime98
    6:43 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    False. Making a blanket statement about a player barely in his second semester is silly.



  111. GuamCat
    6:44 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress’ career path is very similar to Jared Prickett. Both highly touted, but never could quite get to that elite status. Both will go down as very solid and well liked players. Just not what we thought hey would be.



    • Bluecreeker
      6:46 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Sacrilege……..Don’t be hatin on Pelphrey.



    • GuamCat
      6:51 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Pelphrey? Maybe you should re-read my comment?



  112. Stopover
    6:44 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s face it, Alabama is just another awful SEC team.



  113. Denim King
    6:44 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    There goes Willis losing his man again.



  114. Drew Franklin
    6:45 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I like Maria Taylor



  115. nicky
    6:45 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    No it’s not…you either can shoot or you cannot regardless of how long you’ve been in college.



    • millertime98
      6:47 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Fight, no one has ever improved. Got it.



    • Bluecreeker
      6:48 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Nicky….give the kid a break. He isn’t at UK because he sucks. It is a big change from HS.



  116. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:46 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    “Simba Cam” is always my favorite



  117. nicky
    6:46 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    When your shot is off so drastically on multiple occasions, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not gonna be labeled a shooter

  118. Avery rockin’ the 3 piece.



  119. Denim King
    6:47 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    i think alabama could give us a run for our money in a worst free throw shooting contest



  120. Bluecreeker
    6:47 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Nicky….give the kid a break. He isn’t at UK because he sucks. It is a big change from HS.



  121. nicky
    6:48 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    2 for the boy scout



  122. nicky
    6:48 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    nice!!



  123. Sir Brandon
    6:48 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    YES



  124. FinnaGoHAM
    6:49 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    HUTCHERSON



  125. nicky
    6:49 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Again…has nothing to do with his shooting prowess…



  126. Melvit
    6:49 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like they’ve finally learned that the roll is supposed to pass to the pick after the pick picked.



  127. nicky
    6:50 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Poy in Duke freshman year mode!



  128. Denim King
    6:50 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis is nothing like iverson. I loved iverson, but the dude was a career volume scorer.



  129. millertime98
    6:50 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Some people just want to complain, pretend they are coaces.



    • millertime98
      6:50 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Also coaches



    • CATandMONKEY
      6:52 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Amen



  130. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:50 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    During the timeout, I went and took a picture of this guy’s sign. I can’t tell if he’s a UK fan, a Virginia Tech fan, a Clemson fan, or if he just hates Alabama:



  131. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:51 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Mulder for three!



  132. Denim King
    6:52 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    good to see mulder get some run



  133. nicky
    6:52 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Pointing out the obvious is not complaining…learn the difference



    • millertime98
      6:53 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Lol. Sure thing.



  134. millertime98
    6:52 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    How in the….

  135. Canucks can shoot the 3!



  136. Denim King
    6:52 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    what is Willis doing? anyone?



  137. nicky
    6:53 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Sorry for being mean with the last statement miller…my bad



  138. girl wildcat fan
    6:53 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Noooooooooooooo!!



  139. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:54 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Sir Brandon’s aptly named “Pick and Roar”:



  140. nicky
    6:54 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    he created space with that 3



  141. Bluecreeker
    6:54 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I love the game Poy is having…..Uh, wait…..yeah, just as he gets it going the knee bug-a-boo kicks in.



  142. Denim King
    6:57 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    hopefully he just banged it.