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Kentucky vs. Arkansas (First Half Comment Thread)

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Greetings from Bud Walton Arena, where there are plenty of seats left for tonight’s showdown between the Cats and the Hogs. Drew’s making the most of his last days of vacation by holding court at Tin Roof Nashville tonight, so Nick Roush and I will be here to take you through tonight’s crucial road game.

As you can see in the post directly below this one, Derek Willis was rewarded for a career game at Auburn with a starting nod tonight. He’ll take Marcus Lee’s spot and play alongside Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, and Alex Poythress. On tonight’s pregame radio broadcast, John Calipari told Tom Leach that he doesn’t think Dominique Hawkins will play, although Hawkins looked good in warmups if you ask me.

You know the drill. Let’s talk it out. Refresh the page with CTRL+F5 and Command+R.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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173 Comments for Kentucky vs. Arkansas (First Half Comment Thread)



  1. BigBlueFan
    6:50 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Live Stream links for Kentucky at Arkansas:

    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
    6:54 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Hey guys. Either it’s a really late arriving crowd or it will NOT be a full house tonight. In other news, the Razorback’s giant inflatable mascot (not their other costumed mascot) is awesome:



  3. FinnaGoHAM
    6:56 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler, good luck getting out of Arkansas tomorrow. #Prayers



  4. nicky
    6:57 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Here’s the chance Willis and his groupies have been yearning for



  5. nicky
    6:57 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Hope he makes the best of it and gets another double double or better



  6. UKCrewser
    6:59 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Hi Ya’ll….Its supposed to snow here…….



  7. beaudiddy
    6:59 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    $20 poythress comes out scared!!



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:19 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Fail.



  8. Chewbacca
    7:00 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    typing syllabi and watching the game. ok, mostly just watching the game…



  9. scacchoops
    7:00 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink


  10. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:00 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Arkansas’ video board is massive



  11. UKCrewser
    7:00 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    40 Minutes of heck….



  12. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:01 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Willis gets an especially loud ovation from the smattering of UK fans in the stands



  13. mikeslines
    7:01 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    ESPN just said we’ll see if Tyler Ellis can avenge our loss to Arkansas earlier this season… SMH



  14. UKCrewser
    7:02 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    How was the Matt Jones FatHead received this weekend? Or, is it this week?



  15. UKCrewser
    7:03 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    #SecondTeam #KaraIsNotComingThroughThatDoor



  16. KFG
    7:04 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    I just hope Jimmy Dykes is there tonight and he’s sitting directly behind the goal post.



  17. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:04 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    “THE FASTEST 40 MINUTES IN BAAAAASKETBALLL!!!!!!”



  18. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:04 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    And we’re off! Willis loses the tip.



  19. UKCrewser
    7:05 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Oh Boy, does Willis come out?



  20. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:05 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Not surprising: there are Wal-Mart ads everywhere



  21. KFG
    7:06 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Who is this poor man’s Jarrod Polson shooting free throws?



  22. UKCrewser
    7:06 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Over/Under Bonus for ARK……..12.32?



  23. Nick Roush
    7:06 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    I really don’t like the look of Hannahs’ face. Almost as awful as Riley LaChance



  24. FinnaGoHAM
    7:07 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Interesting fact: if you type “Arkansas Dykes” into Google, you probably won’t find the former ESPN commentator on the first page.



  25. millertime98
    7:08 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Somebody missed a three vs us!



  26. UKCrewser
    7:08 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    I think that was a pass by Ulis of the board



  27. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:08 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress playing strong down low so far, 4 easy points.



  28. KFG
    7:08 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Has Alex come to play?



  29. Nick Roush
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Willis show us why he isn’t supposed to be guarding people on the perimeter, but hey, there’s rebounds so it’s OK



  30. UKCrewser
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Experience Finna????



  31. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Make it six!



  32. BLUEBALLS
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    who is this Poythress?



  33. millertime98
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Alex for 50



  34. nicky
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Poy killin it



  35. FinnaGoHAM
    7:09 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Beaudiddy,



  36. FinnaGoHAM
    7:10 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Beaudiddy, you owe us $20



  37. BLUEBALLS
    7:10 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    WILLIS



  38. UKCrewser
    7:10 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress, earning his minutes every other game…..



  39. nicky
    7:10 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    rejected



  40. JewelieLou
    7:10 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    I have my lucky cup, a 1978 Championship cup I got from my Granny tonight, unlike on Saturday so I think we should have a better result.



  41. FinnaGoHAM
    7:10 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Arkansas cheerleaders are sparkly



  42. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:11 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Calipari screaming at the refs about that foul. He’s not happy



  43. Nick Roush
    7:12 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    It wouldn’t feel right if Marcus Lee didn’t get an early ricky-tack foul on an illegal screen



  44. UKCrewser
    7:12 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Good looking or like, “Here Sparkly”?



  45. Memphis UK Cat
    7:13 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Nice start Cats!



  46. UKCrewser
    7:13 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    School already called of for tomorrow in Charlotte……Hasn’t even rained yet!



  47. UKCrewser
    7:14 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Did Matt have to go back to LA to pay some parking tickets???



  48. BLUEBALLS
    7:14 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    amazing!!! We have a low post game and we are up 7!!!

    beats wild crazy out of control drives / heaving up 3’s as shot clock expires



  49. UKCrewser
    7:16 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    The Good CAYTS showed up tonight……



  50. millertime98
    7:17 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    I’m sure I’m forgetting one but I can’t remember the last lob



  51. nicky
    7:18 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal fouled



  52. Classof89
    7:18 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Is Ark this bad or are we playing good? I really cant tell anymore!!



  53. Melvit
    7:18 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal is in, time to lose the 10 point lead



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:21 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Another fail.



    • Melvit
      7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Really?



  54. FinnaGoHAM
    7:18 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    SKAL!!!!!!!



  55. nicky
    7:18 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    SKAL!!!



  56. UKCrewser
    7:18 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Good Skal….keep it up



  57. KFG
    7:19 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal dunked it and didn’t fall down!



    • Nick Roush
      7:21 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!



  58. BLUEBALLS
    7:21 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    they assaulted one of our guys…..no call



  59. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:21 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    So far, bigs looking good. Can’t complain too much when you’re up by 10 on the road



    • millertime98
      7:24 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      This is UK, you can always complain



  60. EdC
    7:21 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal trying to break some backboard 🙂



  61. FinnaGoHAM
    7:22 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Anyone know if Drew and Kindly made it to Tin Roof?



  62. Denim King
    7:22 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Charles Matthews is the best at almost making huge dunks.



  63. Classof89
    7:22 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    The good thing is we’ve heard Skal’s name and wasn’t a technical or a foul!!



  64. UKCrewser
    7:23 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Drink! “Climbing the Ladder” uhg…



  65. nicky
    7:23 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Brickscoe is back…ugly



  66. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:25 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    UK saved by a foul on that series. Still suffer from bouts off awful on offense.



  67. UKCrewser
    7:25 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal not helping on the pick and roll…. Tyler had to drive it 2x



  68. millertime98
    7:26 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    See, TT ^



  69. FinnaGoHAM
    7:26 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    SKAL on the floor for a loose ball?!?!?!?!



  70. EdC
    7:26 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal doing some dirty work. Nice.



  71. UKCrewser
    7:26 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal may need his uniform washed after this game……



  72. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:27 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Want to love Karl even more? Here he is watching tonight’s game in his old jersey: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/karl-towns-is-watching-the-game/



    • EdC
      7:28 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Excellent. He held his own against Davis and the Pelicans this week. Outrebounded Davis by a lot.



  73. UKCrewser
    7:28 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Matthew’s and Willis are the Pre-Dunk Posterizers…..



  74. UKCrewser
    7:29 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    TT, that it so Devin Booker of Karl!



  75. Melvit
    7:29 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    The wheels are wobbling.



  76. UKCrewser
    7:29 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Lead = 10…..Does it get to 20?



  77. EdC
    7:30 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like another night where Murray thinks the only shot he can take is a 3 pointer.



  78. millertime98
    7:30 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    We ordered, Willis started, Skal playing OK…what can we complain about…. Mmmmm



    • FinnaGoHAM
      7:32 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      We didn’t win Powerball



    • millertime98
      7:34 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Also, pressed, not “ordered”



  79. UKCrewser
    7:31 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    HAHAHAHA LEE 2 fouls 2 fouls HAHAHAHA #CountFoulULa



  80. nicky
    7:32 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Stoops got his new OC…..Cal needs one now



  81. BLUEBALLS
    7:33 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Poythress vanishes again?? THROW HIM THE BALL…THEY CANT STOP HIM



  82. Chewbacca
    7:33 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    shot clock violation just should never happen. ridiculous….



  83. FinnaGoHAM
    7:34 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    We lost the Liveblog and Seriously has never been heard from again



  84. scottg74
    7:34 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    This offense is like my car in the cold, sputtering then just stops. Need to run the pick and roll with TU and Poy



  85. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:35 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Ouch, that was a big dunk. Hold it together, Kentucky….



  86. UKCrewser
    7:35 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    #35



  87. scottg74
    7:35 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Getting pump faked to death



  88. nicky
    7:37 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    3 blocks for Willis?



  89. BLUEBALLS
    7:37 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    how do you miss that layup?



  90. scottg74
    7:37 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe now a offense liability



  91. Melvit
    7:37 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Archie Briscoe is back



  92. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:37 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Arkansas trying to creep back into this game. Also, this place smells like burnt funnel cake



  93. scottg74
    7:37 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Need a Willis 3!



  94. UKCrewser
    7:38 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Can BBall players wear gloves???? like a receiver? Willis needs some



  95. scottg74
    7:38 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Murray inept tonight



  96. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Lee has got to rebound. Arkansas within 5…



  97. Melvit
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Murray needs to dunk those



  98. BLUEBALLS
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    has Ulis scored yet?



  99. scottg74
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    And the wheels begin to ravel off



  100. UKCrewser
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Uler is cold



  101. EdC
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Out comes Lee



  102. Nick Roush
    7:39 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Welp, didn’t wanna let the crowd back into it, yet here we are.



  103. scottg74
    7:40 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Hate to say it, but it’s coming



  104. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:40 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    And Lee just picked up his third foul with 3:50 left in the half. Great.



  105. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:41 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    At least ESPN seems to be getting a good shot of Arkansas’ inflatable mascot dancing on his head.



  106. BamaCatsFan
    7:41 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Too much watching the ball on D.



  107. nicky
    7:41 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Moving screens should not be fouls imo….just treat it like a travel



  108. Chewbacca
    7:41 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Lee wasn’t playing well tonight anyway….



  109. scottg74
    7:42 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Out of sync, foul fest, and really noone showing up.



  110. SanDiegoCats
    7:42 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Only one of lees fouls was actually on ball



  111. scottg74
    7:43 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    back to back treys would be nice



  112. SanDiegoCats
    7:43 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    It’s crazy how quick we let teams back in games



  113. Rise
    7:43 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Do we even have any alley oop dunks this year? Seems like all other Cal teams had like 3 a game.



  114. EdC
    7:43 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    That last dunk was all on Lee while he was ball watching.



  115. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:43 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    WOW, Skal hit a jumper from almost the three-point line. Nice!



  116. Stuck on Blue
    7:44 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal!



  117. UKCrewser
    7:44 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice



  118. scottg74
    7:44 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal actually doesn’t look as timid



  119. BLUEBALLS
    7:44 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    NOOO SKAL…….ok…good shot!



  120. EdC
    7:44 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal who??????



  121. scottg74
    7:45 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Really? thats a foul on Skal. Oh, Tony Green crew



  122. BamaCatsFan
    7:45 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal has to learn to play D without grabbing the other guy



  123. UKCrewser
    7:46 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    did the King lean?



  124. EdC
    7:46 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Nice Murray. I think he listened to Cal.



  125. scottg74
    7:46 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Murray good drive



  126. BLUEBALLS
    7:46 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    BLARGE!!!



  127. scottg74
    7:47 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Damn let them play a little



  128. nicky
    7:47 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Would love a 10 point lead at the half



  129. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:47 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Just heard an Arkansas fan yell “F*** YOU REF,” so they’re clearly happy



    • EdC
      7:48 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Happy and classy



  130. canecat
    7:47 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Not to complain, I really miss the live blog (the former fake Mrs. Darius Miller)



  131. scottg74
    7:48 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal looks so much like Tayshaun



  132. Chewbacca
    7:48 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    wow. that brand on his arm is gross



    • Nick Roush
      7:50 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      One of the nasties things I’ve ever seen. I kinda want to ask if someone got a picture, but I really don’t want to see it again



  133. scottg74
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Beat on a back door cut imagine that



  134. EdC
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Seriously how was that not a walk when the guy was doubled under the basket and ended up 10 feet away.



  135. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal looking a lot better tonight, playing with a ton of energy.



  136. FinnaGoHAM
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    SKAL???



  137. BLUEBALLS
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    SKAL!!!



  138. nicky
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Wow..Skal different player tonite



  139. BamaCatsFan
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    That must be the kind of play Skal can make that we’ve been hearing about



  140. EdC
    7:49 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Feed the beast. Skal is on fire.



  141. scottg74
    7:50 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Drain a 3



  142. scottg74
    7:50 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Cal need teach foot in throat method.



  143. Nick Roush
    7:50 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Kingsley with 2. Would love to see him get a quick one in the second half



  144. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:51 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    My Tweetdeck keeps autocorrecting “Skal” to “Seal.”



    • nicky
      7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      He was playing like a Seal for a while there



    • EdC
      7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

      Arkansas’ defense is totally trying to deny Skal! That’s awesome!



  145. canecat
    7:51 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal would benefit from ballet lessons, help his coordination, reaction time, and strength



  146. millertime98
    7:51 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Eat it Drew



  147. FinnaGoHAM
    7:51 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    White shirt with a white tie is a look.



  148. BamaCatsFan
    7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Dagger



  149. UKCrewser
    7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY E S



  150. scottg74
    7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Up 14 is like being up 4 with this team



  151. canecat
    7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Mrs. TT I miss Anthony Grant



  152. millertime98
    7:52 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Up 12 vs Auburn



  153. KFG
    7:53 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    What’s the snack situation like at Bud Walton Tyler?



  154. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:53 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe the answer for Skal is just letting him hit that mid-range jumper and not worrying about playing under the basket



  155. BLUEBALLS
    7:53 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Skal should ditch the mouth piece….makes him look soft



  156. UKCrewser
    7:54 pm January 21, 2016 Permalink

    Nick, you, Jared and Freddie should fill in on KSR when Matt is out. Give the radio some “Podcast Love”…