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Kentucky down to No. 27 in NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet

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After a win over Vanderbilt and a loss at Auburn, Kentucky is down to No. 27 in the new NET Rankings, six spots lower than a week ago.

Undefeated San Diego State is the No. 1 team in the NET, followed by Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas, Dayton, Duke, Louisville, Arizona, West Virginia, and Michigan State. You can see the rest of the rankings here.

As we do every Monday, let’s take a look at Kentucky’s team sheet, which the Selection Committee starting using to pick and seed teams a few years back. Each team’s wins are sorted into four quadrants using their opponent’s NET rankings:

  • Quadrant 1: Home 1-30; Neutral 1-50; Away 1-75
  • Quadrant 2: Home 31-75; Neutral 51-100; Away 76-135
  • Quadrant 3: Home 76-160; Neutral 101-200; Away 136-240
  • Quadrant 4: Home 161-plus; Neutral 201-plus; Away 241-plus

A few notes, since we’re about a month and a half out from Selection Sunday, so this stuff is becoming more and more important:

— Kentucky’s average NET win (the average ranking of the opponents they’ve beaten) is 142, while its average NET loss is 90. Here’s how that compares to teams in the top ten:

  • 1. San Diego State: 157/0
  • 2. Baylor: 126/53
  • 3. Gonzaga: 167/31
  • 4. Kansas: 80/7
  • 5. Dayton: 154/11
  • 6. Duke: 109/62
  • 7. Louisville: 132/24
  • 8. Arizona: 130/39
  • 9. West Virginia: 92/47
  • 10. Michigan State: 127/36

In fact, Kentucky has the highest average NET loss of any team in the top 40. Those losses to Evansville and Utah hurt.

— After winning three straight games, South Carolina’s NET ranking is now No. 74, moving Kentucky’s loss in Columbia last month to Quad 1. That’s good.

— Kentucky’s “biggest” games left: LSU in Baton Rouge (Feb. 18), Auburn at home (Feb. 29), Florida in Gainesville (March 7), and Tennessee in Knoxville (Feb. 8).

— Up for grabs this week: a Quad 2 win vs. Mississippi State at home on Tuesday and a Quad 1 win at Tennessee on Saturday.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

106 Comments for Kentucky down to No. 27 in NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet



  1. mothandras
    10:15 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    We are a couple bad losses, and an early exit from the SEC Tournament away from being NIT bound. We need to try to win out.. but tough games @ LSU, and @ Florida, and Auburn at home.



  2. CrystalBall
    10:31 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    There is NO WAY Ky is NIT bound.



  3. Righteous1
    10:43 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    It doesn’t really matter if it is either an NIT or NCAA bid, somebody will be 10 million richer and still have an unprecedented lifetime contract.

    In Cal We Trust, It’s NBA or Bust!



    • StillBP
      10:49 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      do you ever stop crying?



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:52 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      He’s a crybaby that’s just who he is. Go ahead and name the coach you want at UK and let’s see how little you really know.



    • StillBP
      10:58 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      oh he said in another thread he wants Pearl. Bc Pearl has won a SEC championship and went to the FF in the last 3 years. HAHAHAHA how comical are these dudes (Righteous, Mashburnfan1, hot stuff eddie)…although I’m not convinced they aren’t the same person posting under different names. They have to keep changing their timelines to fit their complaints. Cry, cry cry. So bitter about Cal’s salary, I haven’t seen this level of jealousy in a while!



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:03 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Bruce Pearl???? LMAO! He really is an idiot.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:06 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I think he’s Slater.



    • StillBP
      11:09 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      4ever you’re probably right, probably slater



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:14 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      All those haters are only happy when the Cats lose, they’re miserable when we win because they don’t get to gloat and say I told you so. Imagine living a life that miserable, because UK wins way more than they lose.



  4. Righteous1
    10:57 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    The 10 million dollar man is 1 NIT bid away from becoming John V. Calipari which is like Joe B. Hall with more NIT bids than titles!



    • StillBP
      10:59 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      aw, someone is so butthurt about Cal’s salary. Maybe if you were good at anything in life you’d at least get out of your mom’s trailer.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:04 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Sounds to me like he doesn’t like any of the former UK coaches either. He’s most likely not a UK fan but a simple minded troll.



    • CrystalBall
      11:27 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Don’t think any of those mentioned by StillBP are UK fans.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:30 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Agreed CrystalBall



    • StillBP
      11:34 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      well the root for UK football, just not basketball. They are just obsessive about Cal.



  5. GoCatz
    10:57 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Cats will end up as a 3 seed… 4 at the worst. Their best games are ahead of them.



  6. Righteous1
    11:04 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Well Blue and BP for the same amount of money there are only 2 choices for UK:
    1. Billy Donovan
    2. Brad Edwards

    If I wanted a style fit for UK but less money:
    1. Nate Oats
    2. Brian Dutcher
    3. Chris Beard
    4. Brad Underwood
    5. Eric Musselman

    Take the money saved from the style fit list and give it to Stoops and his assistants to keep them in Lexington.
    There you go.



    • StillBP
      11:06 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Do you really think UK is hurting for money to pay coaches? Did you miss the article on how much the SEC made last year and our cut of it?



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:11 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Donavan won 2 titles with the same team, never did anything else at FL or the NBA. I don’t know who Brad Edwards is and as far as the other coaches…what have any of them done?



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:15 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Help me out here Slater I mean Righteous1 who is Brad Edwards?



    • StillBP
      11:15 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      same, not sure who Brad Edwards is. I wasn’t even getting into criticizing the list. Just don’t know why he’s so obsessed with Cal’s salary when we’re bringing in over 40 million a year just for being in the SEC. I know, I know…”Cal isn’t worth 10 million. Fire Cal! Hire someone who can’t get the players that Cal can get but maybe can win a championship in about 10 years!”



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:18 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      You’re right BP, he’s probably among those who cry about wanting 4 year players then cry when a player has to stay 2 or 3 seasons. Yeah let’s pay less and get a coach who can’t get good players.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:20 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      BP do you think this idiot even graduated high school?



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:21 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      All I’m hearing is crickets….



    • Bluehender
      12:03 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Brad Edwards??? Hahhahaha…I think he meant Brad Stevenson. He’s a miserable person who is only happy when we lose. Just like 4ever said..



    • Bluehender
      12:06 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Sorry…Brad Stevens..



    • mashburnfan1
      12:24 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Donovan would be gold here, and win titles. Thought that was our goal. Now it’s all about June



    • StillBP
      12:29 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      how many times does Donovan have to make it clear he doesn’t want to come here? Mash is that bf that you break up with but he keeps begging you to come back and won’t move on with his life.



    • StillBP
      12:32 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      also Mahburnfan you keep complaining that Cal hasn’t been to a FF in 4 years, how many did Donovan go without one after winning his championships? Answer: 6, and that includes 2 consecutive NIT trips after his championships. You would have a fit if Cal went to 2 consecutive NITs



  7. VirginiaCat
    11:11 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    It would take a major meltdown for Kentucky to be NIT bound. More likely a 5-6 seed in the NCAA tournament. I think we are a player or two short to make a deep run this year. The failure to recruit a big man to shore up our front court has limited our potential. That said, we can beat anybody on a given night, but stringing six good games together might be a bridge too far.



  8. Righteous1
    11:31 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry Brad Stevens of the Celtics instead of Edwards. What has Calipari won in the last 4 year’s and I fully realize what UK is getting from the SEC but the money is in football which if you look at budgets and earnings across the league that is where the focus is at. Also, I have no problem with a UK basketball coach being paid like he is Nick Saban, but you cannot go 4 soon to be 5 yrs without a Final Four appearance and not expect criticism. And for the record for the 2 charter members of the Loyal Cal Bitches Club: Yes I graduated from high school and Yes I graduated from College!



    • StillBP
      11:41 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Is bitches supposed to be an insult? I am female, I’m used to guys calling us that because they can’t deal with a women who has an opinion. I’d rather be in the Loyal Cal Bitches Club than the Irrational Cal Hating Crybaby Club. I guess Duke should fire K bc he hasn’t been to a FF in 4 years, maybe 5 after this one. But hey UNC has been to a FF and look at them tearing the league up this year! Also, good thing Villanova didn’t use that measure for Jay Wright or they’d have 2 less championships than they did a few years ago!



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:46 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      LOL that shows how little you know about basketball Slater. I want Brad Edwards LMAO!



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:47 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Must have graduated via online classes, no way you could come out of mom’s basement for fear of the other kids beating your @ss on a daily basis with your ignorant comments.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:55 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      BP if you look at Jay Wright’s record, other than the two titles what has he done? How long did it take him to even get to the final four and how many times did he miss the tourney or get knocked out in the first or second round? And what has he done lately? Does that mean he’s not a good coach? I don’t think so.



    • JohnnyCat
      12:11 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      UK basketball is not just John Calipari. Don’t act like a good coach who is at an inferior program would only have that same amount of success at UK. Being head man here at UK would ELEVATE any good coach and take him to the next level given the vast resources, fanbase, and tradition of the program. I think Righteous1 has some legit standing here to think there are other coaches out there who could potentially do equal to or better than 1 title in over a decade at the helm of the greatest hoops program in America.



    • StillBP
      12:24 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      yes Johnny we saw a prime example of that with BCG. He was a good coach, being coach at UK did not elevate him. Sure, KY is a traditional powerhouse but I think you all are naive to think kids look at UK today like they did 20 years ago. Most only look at UK like that now bc of Cal. If Cal weren’t here, I don’t think another good coach from an inferior program would have the success that Cal has had here. I think it would take them more than 5 years to get to a FF and longer to get a championship. I don’t think we’d be any better off.



    • mashburnfan1
      12:32 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Can’t compare what other coaches have done to Cal. Facts are Cal has had the best players and/or team almost every year yet loses to very average teams in tourney. There are coaches that would have won at least 2 titles or more with the players and reams Cal has had the past 10 years. Last 2 tourney draws should have been easy F4 trips. Some coaches have those multiple titles without all that nba talent.



    • StillBP
      12:44 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      facts are also that those coaches would not have gotten the players that Cal has gotten, so to say they would’ve won with them is irrelevant.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:16 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Nice try mashbum but as usual you’re full of sh!t.



  9. madskilz
    11:32 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Kentucky’s rebounding and blocking out is an embarrassment. They have no heart.



  10. Righteous1
    11:39 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Well Loyal Cal Bitches Club members, see if you can acquire student Id’s for tomorrow nights game and get a free Chick Fil A sandwich. Maybe your hero can wipe the sandwich or drool off of your mouth tomorrow night!



    • StillBP
      11:43 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      man you are just so witty, how do you come up with this stuff? I’ll try to find someone who works for Kleenex to maybe get you a lifetime supply of tissues for all the crying you do. Maybe see about a lifetime supply of Bengay for you to relieve the butthurt.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:50 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Yep this is definitely Slater. No question about it. He’s the second half starting guard on the church team he told me once. He’s so good they save him for the second half. You know if you could channel you Cal hate into more productive areas you might be able to accomplish more than second half starting guard in a church league. LOL



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:51 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I think maybe he needs Preparation H or Preparation A – G.



  11. JohnnyCat
    11:50 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    The simple fact is UK is stuck with Cal for better or for worse. Even if he up and retires at the end of the year, the next coach would be in his shadow for the foreseeable future since Coach would remain the lifetime ambassador and de facto face of the program. No way Cal is walking away from this gravy train.



  12. Righteous1
    11:52 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Well Still BP the coaches at Duke and UNC should retire. K won 2 titles this past decade and Williams won 1 title. I know UNC got Anthony back this weekend from an injury after 6 weeks which hurt. Blenheim is another one that should retire along with Huggins. I don’t view Villanova at UK’s level because they are not top 10 all time in wins. The expectations are different at UK.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:56 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Who is Coach Blenheim ?



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:57 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Somebody’s getting flustered…..calm down Slater.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:00 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Well you never fail to provide some great comedy Slater, thanks I needed to start the day with a good laugh but I’ve got to run, you take care of mama and stay away from sharp objects, ledges, etc.



    • Bluehender
      12:08 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Lol….



  13. JohnnyCat
    11:54 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    I also think if UK loses 5-6 more games, plus not win the SEC tourney…they are in real danger of not making the tourney. But they would need to drop 2-3 home games to do it. The Miss State game is huge. That is a pretty good team with a big guy that can manhandle our super soft front-court.



  14. Righteous1
    11:58 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    JohnnyCat you are right. UK had their opportunity last year to move him to UCLA but chose not to. The ends just does not satisfy the means with his contract and sets a precedent which is now a past practice for the future and that is OK if you are going to Final Fours on a consistent basis but not a good thing at all if you are not.



  15. Righteous1
    11:59 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Boeheim auto correct kicked in.



  16. Righteous1
    12:06 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    And yes UK is a gravy train for Calipari because he now has a contract where his coaching results are irrelevant and no standard accountability for lack of results which is the point. I will ask the 2 geniuses the question: How do you hold a coach accountable for his lack of desired results when he is the highest paid and the only coach with a lifetime contract?



    • StillBP
      12:12 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Coach Cal has been to 4 Final Fours and won the championship 1 time in 10 seasons, Stoops hasn’t sniffed a BCS and hasn’t made it to a NY6 bowl in 7 seasons. But yet we need to pay Cal less and give Stoops some of that money according to Righteous. How does that even make sense?



    • StillBP
      12:13 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      oh and my answer would be: most rational fans of any program don’t expect a championship every 3-4 years so there is no reason to hold Cal accountable for not doing so.



  17. chief_cat
    12:13 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    The issue I always have with these ranking systems is that they tend to overvalue some conferences while undervaluing others. The SEC got some respect over the last couple of years but is undervalued again this year, while the ACC and Big 10 are incredibly overvalued. As a result, the value of wins in the ACC and Big 10 is inflated while wins in the SEC are diminished. I recognize that the numbers take into account wins out of conference too, but in my estimation the Big 12 is the strongest conference this year and the SEC went toe-to-toe with them just a week ago. How can we have so many teams in conference that rank much lower than ACC and Big 10 conferences?
    Regardless, the Cats have shown improvement since mid December but are just not consistent. UK can considerably improve it’s NET ranking by winning some big games over the next few weeks (LSU, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee) and showing well at the conference tourney.



  18. Righteous1
    12:17 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    I figured there would be crickets on that question!



    • StillBP
      12:25 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      um hello…I addressed it before you posted this comment. are you high?



  19. Righteous1
    12:28 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Well BP I guess UK did not beat Penn State in a NY6 Bowl 2 yrs ago in football? My eyes must have deceived me. Help me with this one? 18 wins in 2 yrs happened only once since Bear Bryant! Yes pay Stoops and his staff because football is more profitable.



    • StillBP
      12:35 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      yeah this should be embarrassing to you: The Citrus bowl is NOT a NY6 bowl.Oh and total wins count in football but not basketball huh? I thought championships were all that matters. Man, you are so confusing.



  20. Righteous1
    12:30 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    It is fair to expect a FF every 4 yrs if you truly are the gold standard like your hero says.



    • StillBP
      12:37 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Hmm so what coaches consistently go to the FF every 4 years and have since there has been a FF? By that standard, no coach should be coaching.



    • StillBP
      12:41 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      or I should’ve said has been to the FF every 4 years since they started coaching, not since there has been a FF



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:53 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      You hear the crickets BP, I think you stumped mashbum and Slater.



    • StillBP
      12:54 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      he should crawl into his hole after his Citrus Bowl/NY6 comment



  21. Righteous1
    12:54 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    You are right on the Citrus Bowl not being a NY6 Bowl but a New Years win is just as good against a top 10 traditional power and 18 wins has only happened 2 other times. So you can go ahead and cheer for your hero but since there is no accountability necessary and no FF appearances needed, we should pay Calipari 20 million per season with your logic.



    • StillBP
      1:00 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      ok a New Years win against a traditional power who isn’t a top 10 power that year and 18 wins in 2 years makes you happy in football but nothing but a final four (not championships, just a final four, right?) every 4 years or less is acceptable as far as basketball goes. Got it. It doesn’t make sense, but I noted it.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:06 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I agree with for once Slater, we should pay him 20 million.



  22. Righteous1
    12:56 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    UK is the gold standard according to this coach so why not give him more. BCG a good coach?



    • StillBP
      1:04 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I’m okay with giving him more money if that is what the admin wants to do. Mainly bc UK isn’t hurting for money and it’s funny hearing you cry about it. As far as BCG goes, he took a team with 1 winning season in 11 years to a Sweet 16, so I would say that’s considered good. He definitely fell of at UK, could have something to do with his drinking problem but Idk.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:10 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I think Slater has the same drinking problem, either that or crack.



  23. Righteous1
    1:04 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    There have been 2 coaches that have been to The FF since the last time Cal did. Also, how do you go 38 and 0 and lose in a FF and how do you have 4 NBA All-Stars and not make a FF? Surely, it was not a lack of coaching.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:09 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Why don’t you ask K the same question Slater? He had, according to ESPN, not only the greatest college player of all time but the greatest recruiting class of all time, even better than the 38 – 0 team and didn’t make it to the FF. How long did it take Bennett to get there and win and how many times did his team choke before they got the finally got the friendly whistle?



    • StillBP
      1:10 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      how do you get inducted to the Hall of Fame if you are not good at coaching? How do you get every college coach and NBA coaches to say you’re a great coach if you aren’t a great coach? How do you get pretty much everyone who is paid to analyze sports say you are a great coach if you aren’t a great coach? You know what, now that I think about it, all of those guys are wrong and the 3 dudes on KSR message boards who do not get paid to coach or analyze sports for a living are correct, makes total sense! Fire Cal, hire Righteous1 and mashburnfan1. I guess only people with 1 at the end of their message board names knows what they’re talking about. I need to change my name to StillBP1 if I want to be taken seriously around here!



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:12 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      BP that makes total sense but you left out Matt10.



    • StillBP
      1:17 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I guess I haven’t seen Matt10 but at least he has a 1 after his name, just added a 0 too. You gotta have a 1 after your screen name to know what you’re talking about around here. Change your name to 4everUKBlue1 🙂



  24. 4everUKBlue
    1:14 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Righteous1 why don’t you go back to Slater, it’s much easier to type and you’re not fooling anyone.



  25. Righteous1
    1:22 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    So at the end of this season, the Hall of Fame Coach and Sporting News Coach of the Decade should get another raise regardless of outcome BP?



    • StillBP
      1:23 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I don’t really care whether he gets a raise or not. You seem to be the one obsessed with pay, not me.



    • StillBP
      1:28 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      regardless of what you think you know about me, I don’t think Cal is perfect. I don’t think Cal is some sort of idol. He makes plenty of mistakes but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great coach. Just bc you get paid a lot of money doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. Some of the richest people out there lose tons of money on bad investments bc they are human and make mistakes. Doesn’t mean they aren’t great at what they do, it just means they aren’t perfect.



  26. Righteous1
    1:24 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    If your answer is Yes then there are a lot of people that would want to work for you with unlimited pay, no expectations, and no accountability for results.



    • StillBP
      1:30 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      your bar of accountability is unreasonably high. A Final Four every 4 years is too high for anyone. Do some coaches make one 1 in 4 years…yes, as has Cal. Do some coaches make 1 every 4 years of their career…none that I’m aware of but if I’m wrong please correct me.



    • StillBP
      1:32 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Tom Izzo comes close, but of course hasn’t won a championship in 20 years. So do you want a coach who can make the FF every 4 years but can’t win a championship in 20?



  27. Righteous1
    1:42 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Ask Indiana, UCLA, Ohio State, and UConn that question? Tom Cream, Ben Howland, Steve Alford, Thad Matt’s, and Kevin Ollie should respond to your question as well.



    • StillBP
      1:48 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I’m asking you. What do you want, FF or championships? How are those schools you mentioned doing with their new coaches? I’m not seeing any championships for their replacements.



    • CrystalBall
      6:10 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Very interesting and entertaining comments. have really enjoyed reading them all. Some very good points.
      Congratulations to you all. Super job. Thanks.



    • StillBP
      1:53 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      and even much success at all from the replacements, let alone FFs



  28. Righteous1
    1:54 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Crean and Matta. Auto check kicked in. This will be 5 yrs with no FF and 2 different SEC coaches have been since 2015. If you have the top 1 to 3 recruiting classes every year and are a Hall of Fame Coach and a Sporting News Coach of the Decade, then how can it not be reasonable for at least a FF every 5 years when you are the highest paid and only coach with a lifetime contract. So far the contract is and will not meet the expectations of results that UK should have period. UK is the #1 program of all time per the Bleacher Report. UNC, UCLA, Duke and Indiana. Coach K gets a pass for 5 titles and 12 Final Fours. The FF’s are tied with Wooden. Wooden is the only coach worth what Calipari is being paid. Neither K nor Bobby Knight are worth the Calipari contract.



  29. Righteous1
    1:57 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    The replacements will probably not make it. I think the Indiana coach will be the first to be axed and then the UConn coach.



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:21 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Kevin Ollie won one title with a team he inherited. Do you know what he did after that? I do.



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:29 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
      Connecticut Huskies (Big East Conference) (2012–2013)
      2012–13 Connecticut 20–10 10–8 T–7th Ineligible
      Connecticut Huskies (American Athletic Conference) (2013–2018)
      2013–14 Connecticut 32–8 12–6 T–3rd NCAA Champion
      2014–15 Connecticut 20–15 10–8 T–5th NIT First Round
      2015–16 Connecticut 25–11 11–7 6th NCAA Second Round
      2016–17 Connecticut 0–17 0–9 Vacated
      2017–18 Connecticut 0–18 0–11 Vacated
      Connecticut: 97–79 (.551) 43–49 (.467)



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:32 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      All those coaches you mentioned did not do well at all and none of them won at the level Cal has.



  30. Righteous1
    2:06 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    I do like that you are reasonable BP with some good points. I give credit where credit is due. I am retired now, but I held my employees accountable to produce the desired results in order to be well compensated. I don’t see how accountability is on display with this coach based on results at UK. 5 coaches in 68 yrs won 1 title each from 1952 to current season so historical data shows that it was time to move on to a new direction without setting a precedent and now a past practice with this coach that will now be the expectation. We can do better from a monetary standpoint and a fresh face and start.



    • StillBP
      2:24 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I started to reply to your last comment but work pulled me away. I’ve spent too much time on here arguing today so I need to scoot and do a little work. But I was going to say something similar to you, I don’t mind having a discussion with you even while we disagree, without the name calling it’s a good discussion. You have valid points, they just get overlooked because of some of the rude stuff you say. I say rude things in return, I am not saying I’m perfect on that either. Hopefully we can both address things a bit more maturely from here on out.



  31. Righteous1
    2:25 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    BP here is the whole point: I would have sat Cal down after the 2015 season and I would have given him a raise to 7 or 8 million which would have kept him here to 2026. I would not have given him anything additional after 2015 but would have had incentives in his contract until he had UK in another Final Four at least once maybe twice before the next raise and the lifetime contract. Instead to Cal’s credit, he leveraged UCLA against UK to get an unprecedented contract off of 4 yrs with no Final Fours. This is how I would have handled it, but the UK brass chose a different path!



    • StillBP
      2:36 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      I actually think your suggestion there is reasonable and don’t disagree with that. That isn’t the path Mitch chose, but I’m in the club who thinks we can still have success with Cal, I don’t think it’s hopeless.



  32. Righteous1
    2:29 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    I have no idea on the gender of the commenters so LCBC is directed at the delusional ones that are OK with the last soon to results of the last 5 yrs. LCBC seems to bring out the Cal lovers though! Not directed at females.



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:34 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

      There are none more delusional than you unless it’s mashbum but I think you and Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert are neck and neck for the most delusional.



  33. 4everUKBlue
    2:36 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Also you need to do some research on why Wooden was so successful. The tricks he pulled back in those days wouldn’t work today unless your K.



  34. Righteous1
    5:35 pm February 3, 2020 Permalink

    10 titles in 12 yrs is impressive no matter the era period!