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Kentucky vs. Alabama (First Half Comment Thread)

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Good evening, friends. Who’s ready for some Kentucky basketball action? Drew and Nick Roush are court side at Rupp Arena, while I’m on the couch in KSR’s Nashville compound. Join us as we watch the Cats attempt to get back on track vs. the Crimson Tide tonight.

Tonight’s starters: Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Marcus Lee and…Isaac Humphries. Something tells me Rupp will give him a very warm welcome.

Alex Poythress (knee) warmed up with the team, but don’t know whether he’ll see game action. In case you missed the news earlier, Derek Willis (ankle) will NOT play tonight.

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150 Comments for Kentucky vs. Alabama (First Half Comment Thread)



  1. BigBlueFan
    6:50 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Live Stream links for Kentucky vs. 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
    6:52 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    So excited Isaac is getting the start. He needs to spike the ball when he comes out, right?



  3. scacchoops
    6:53 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Live tempo-based stats for Kentucky/Alabama, starters posted…

    http://www.scacchoops.com/alabama-at-kentucky-basketball-live-stats-2232016



  4. Dawn1
    6:54 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Hi all!
    A “spike” should be part of his intro dance with EJ.
    You go, ya big Aussie!



  5. millertime98
    6:55 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    About to get a foot of snow, a big W would make it easier to shovel. Cats by 90



  6. Drew Franklin
    6:56 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Hello



  7. millertime98
    6:56 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Spike the piano?



  8. Nick Roush
    6:59 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Miss Kentucky’s got pipes, but I don’t know how that tiny crown stays on her head



  9. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:59 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Mr. TT needs to hurry up with my food.



  10. Dawn1
    6:59 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Is that the same girl that’s suing Katina?



    • Nick Roush
      7:01 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Nope this is America. The girl suing Katina is Miss Kentucky USA. This girl had on a custom AD jersey



    • Dawn1
      7:02 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Good girl.



  11. Nick Roush
    7:00 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    The new highlight reel has South Carolina highlights and Sweet Jesus it’s glorious



  12. KFG
    7:01 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    We got this?



  13. Chewbacca
    7:03 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    ugh. the replay from sat. hurts.



  14. Dawn1
    7:03 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Isaac’s roar was pretty loud. Good for him. That should wipe away all remaining thoughts of Saturday.



  15. Nick Roush
    7:04 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Backdoor And 1 to start the game is a nice way to start the game



  16. Chewbacca
    7:05 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    me likey…



  17. Dawn1
    7:05 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Birthday bucket #1



  18. Nick Roush
    7:06 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    #Airball #LOL #Whiff #WhereIsTheRim #Hashtag



  19. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:07 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Isaac with the jump shot! Good for him



  20. Drew Franklin
    7:08 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Loud roar for Poythress as he checks in for Humphries



  21. OMGMattyG
    7:08 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    What’s that on the TV?

    It’s a whole mess of basketball excitement! Better be ready.



  22. Dawn1
    7:08 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    ESPN is soooo far behind. Isaac just now hit that.



  23. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:08 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    ALEX!!! Has there been a louder ovation for a sub?



  24. Nick Roush
    7:08 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Cant lie, I got some chills when Poythress got a standing ovation upon entering the game for the first time



  25. Dawn1
    7:09 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    THIS IS WHY I LOVE KENTUCKY BASKETBALL!!



  26. thabeast
    7:09 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    I know we’re playing Alabama, but it is absolutely embarrassing how quiet Rupp gets



  27. Nick Roush
    7:09 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Guy behind me is complaining for a 5-second call. Don’t want to be a bearer of bad news, but they got rid of that rule, Bud



    • OMGMattyG
      7:11 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      A shame really. It added an exciting dimension to the game.



  28. Drew Franklin
    7:10 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    After warmups the team huddles up and spikes the ball really high in the air. Done it all year. Tonight they were trying to get Humphries to do it and he wouldn’t.



  29. EdC
    7:10 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like somebody’s on a mission.



  30. Chewbacca
    7:10 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    alex looked slow on defense, but great pick and roll…



  31. Nick Roush
    7:11 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    4 points to start the game is 4 points I didn’t think we’d get from Alex Poythress



  32. canecat
    7:11 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    What is it about Alabama coaches and the stylish attire? Very nice suit Coach.



  33. millertime98
    7:12 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    I’m a little disappointed Scoop Lemond didn’t break the news about Alex playing



    • Drew Franklin
      7:12 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      I knew but had to be careful. UK didn’t want it getting out.



    • Nick Roush
      7:14 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      That’s why Drew is the best. If he gets Scoop on you, he knows when to be careful. In my case, that’s all of the time



  34. Dawn1
    7:12 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s hear it for the Poy.



  35. KFG
    7:13 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    I hate that the spike is becoming a thing. Stop showing it.



  36. EdC
    7:14 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s go Isaac … bring on a double double tonight



  37. EdC
    7:15 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Why does every team have to be somebody & company with ESPN announcers?



  38. lmdxn
    7:17 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Against a traditional back to the basket center Humphries plays the best defense on the team. Walls up and contests without fouling



  39. OMGMattyG
    7:17 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Amazing Alabama Fact: There are more trees in Alabama than people. They share this fact with literally every other state. Probably.



  40. Chewbacca
    7:17 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    this just in….Ulis can dribble. man, he’s so good in traffic.



  41. millertime98
    7:17 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    That’s my point, Drew. Normally (like the surgery news) he says it anyhow. Is he maturing?…nah.



  42. WheelerBear
    7:17 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Avery Johnson be like WTF



  43. UKCrewser
    7:18 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Hello Tyler, Drew, Nick………..and Dawn1



  44. Drew Franklin
    7:18 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Humphries playing great so far. Skal may never see the floor if this keeps up.



  45. dwildslex
    7:19 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Am I right that it was Chris Weber who called a time out in the FINAL game one year that resulted in a technical? I’ll take Isaac’s technical ALLLLLL day. That guy won’t get another technical as a Wildcat



    • millertime98
      7:21 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, Weber. Did it in NBA too



    • dwildslex
      7:22 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      He did it TWICE? what the hell???



  46. The Rest of the story
    7:19 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Stinking refs showing early

  47. Mrs. TT, did Mr. TT make you a sandwich? 😉



  48. Dawn1
    7:21 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    It was Weber. And there’s a Michigan fan at work that I remind about that game every March.



    • dwildslex
      7:24 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Makes Isaac’s seem so insignificant…I wish we had won the game, but anything to avoid
      a mistake in Final Four!

    • That game is the ONLY time I ever pulled for UNC.



    • millertime98
      7:25 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      I live in Michigan so I get to remind a lot people….except they beast us to get to that game sooo…



  49. The Rest of the story
    7:22 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Throwing elbows no call

  50. Is Avery related to Screamin A Smith?



  51. Dawn1
    7:22 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    I love how Isaac smacks his hands together every time he misses something, like “Ah shucks gosh darnit”



  52. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:23 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Also, this is awesome:



  53. EdC
    7:23 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Ugh enough of that hack Lunardi.



  54. The Rest of the story
    7:24 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Lets pop that Bama bubble



  55. AGSlater
    7:25 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    It is not good or even decent to have Briscoe shoot the ball. I like him, but he is the worst shooting guard I have ever seen. Poythress looking good out there!



  56. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:26 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    No mas Lunardi

  57. Bracketology is meaningless when it shifts daily.



  58. The Rest of the story
    7:27 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    ESPN talking brackets game is optional



  59. Nick Roush
    7:28 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    I just got in a fight with a BBQ sandwich and lost miserably



  60. Chewbacca
    7:28 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Skal needs to step in before he takes that. Noticed last game he settled for a harder shot than he could have, too.



  61. UKCrewser
    7:28 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Who had Lee for POG?



  62. canecat
    7:29 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Oh Canada



  63. CATandMONKEY
    7:29 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Murray from Lee!



  64. OMGMattyG
    7:29 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Stacey Poole is yet to play in this game. You’ve gotta wonder if he’s gonna see many more minutes this year.



  65. EdC
    7:30 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    How about calling an obvious walk please?



  66. Dawn1
    7:30 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    That only works for Murray, ‘bama.



  67. The Rest of the story
    7:31 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Lets see some more Humphries



  68. The Rest of the story
    7:32 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Would love to see Poy, Lee, and Humphries in together and put Brisco on the bench till he can at least hit a layup



  69. Drew Franklin
    7:33 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Murray has hit a three in every game this season.



  70. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:34 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Spake says refs have told coaches the post play is getting too rough and to tone it down.



  71. Dawn1
    7:34 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Walnuts in brownies or no?



  72. KFG
    7:35 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler do still miss Anthony Grant?



  73. UKfan4TwoDecades
    7:35 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Shoeless Ulis



  74. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:35 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    More like Tyler SHOE-LIS!



  75. BLUEBALLS
    7:35 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    SHOELESS ULIS!!



  76. EdC
    7:36 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Shoeless Ulis is still > than Bama

  77. I suddenly have a yearning for some Old Folks Sausage. No idea why.



  78. EdC
    7:37 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    All that dribbling and even Murray could cover him LOL.

  79. How about callin a push off on Bama’s guards???



  80. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:38 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    If Tyler Shoe-Lis or Shoe-Less Ulis isn’t trending by the end of the night, we’re not doing our job right



  81. OMGMattyG
    7:39 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Shoe comment.



  82. BLUEBALLS
    7:39 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Bricksoe!!!



  83. The Rest of the story
    7:39 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Ugg FTs Brisco



  84. Broski
    7:40 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler is the best post defender on the team and I’m only barely kidding



  85. EdC
    7:40 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    It’s just bizarre that Briscoe shot >70% from the line his senior year and is so bad now. 15 ft. is still 15 ft.



  86. BLUEBALLS
    7:41 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Let me ask a question please.

    How? How as a shooting guard, do you suck at free throws?



    • Nick Roush
      7:42 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      As Yogi Berra said, the game “is 90 per cent mental. The other half is physical.” It’s all in his head



    • OMGMattyG
      7:44 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Your eyes could be closed.

      You could be standing in the wrong direction.

      You could have your hands in your pockets.

      Several things, really.



  87. The Rest of the story
    7:41 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Really ugly scoring for both teams



  88. The Rest of the story
    7:42 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Really obvious that Ulis is the best man on the court hmmm every game

  89. Just keep Ulis shoeless and save Nike some money. They could use it.

    Oh man, Matty is starting to rub off on me!



  90. Drew Franklin
    7:43 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Bama’s not-Obasohan players are 1 for 13.



    • OMGMattyG
      7:47 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      This is true. Each of the 13 remaining players is 1 of the remaining not-Obasohan players.



  91. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:44 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Oh goody, more Joe Lunardi at halftime!



  92. EdC
    7:44 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Yea great Joey Brackets ranked 36th out of 89 bracket pickers who have been doing it 3 or more years.



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:46 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Most overrated prognosticator in the history of sport.



    • EdC
      7:48 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      To put it another way, if he were in a 64 person tournament of bracket pickers he would not be picked to make it to the 2nd round.



  93. Dawn1
    7:44 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    The only thing I’m sad about right now is that OMGMattyG hasn’t hit us with any more Bama fun facts.



    • Nick Roush
      7:47 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Here’s one: Greenbow, Alabama is home to Great American Forrest Gump



    • OMGMattyG
      7:49 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      I’ll get my sources right on it. Fun Facts are important. Also fun.



  94. EdC
    7:44 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis trying for that really big NBA sock endorsement money.



  95. The Rest of the story
    7:46 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    First team to 60 wins



  96. Chewbacca
    7:47 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Rick Jams with the tough D on Ulis. didn’t work…



  97. The Rest of the story
    7:47 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Clang time for Brisco

  98. There was a lid on the basket there.



  99. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:48 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Haha, Matt had a great WTF look there



  100. canecat
    7:48 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Matt !!!



  101. UKCrewser
    7:48 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Even Matt was questioning that on the side line



  102. The Rest of the story
    7:50 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    No way these clowns can hang with Ulis all they can do is foul him



  103. Drew Franklin
    7:50 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    9, 4 and 3 for Ulis

  104. Did I see Matt giving the “Whaaaaa????!!!!” gesture to the refs?



    • Sir Brandon
      7:51 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      Big toe giveth the refs the bidness



  105. So_True
    7:52 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Probably not going to make it to 71



  106. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:52 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Fun half, see y’all in the second half thread



  107. The Rest of the story
    7:52 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Bama on a scoring burst at end of half look out for a comeback 2nd half



  108. OMGMattyG
    7:52 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    Fun Alabama Fact: Alabama has a bunch of A’s in it. Other words that have a bunch of A’s in them are Abracadabra and Aaaaaaaaaaaah. Other words can also have a lot of A’s in them if you spell the words wrong, which you are NOT allowed to do.

  109. Miss Dimples ladies and gentlemen.



  110. EdC
    7:53 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    The need Jerry Tipton there to ask Joe Lunardi how it feels to not be a very good bracket picker compared to his peers.



  111. 2thepoint
    7:58 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

    that was funny EdC