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Missouri Beats Kentucky for the First Time 69-60

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Kentucky never lost to the University of Missouri, until today.  UK’s perfect 10-0 record against the Tigers was tarnished after an abysmal offensive performance dug the Cats into a hole too deep to recover.

In the first half Kentucky scored just 18 points and had as many made field goals as turnovers (6).  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gave the Cats hope for another miraculous comeback by scoring eight points in the first four minutes of the second half, but his spark could not ignite Kentucky’s stone-cold offense.

Kentucky’s three-point streak came dangerously close to ending.  Wenyen Gabriel kept it alive for one more game by hitting one from the corner with 2:53 to play.  The Cats were still just 2-20 from long range and shot just 31.3 percent from the field.  Despite their offensive ineptitude, Kentucky found a way to put together a decent comeback effort, but it happened about five minutes too late.

After another slow start and a historically bad offensive performance, this Kentucky team needs a tweak or two.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

139 Comments for Missouri Beats Kentucky for the First Time 69-60



  1. big cat
    4:44 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Same ole excuses from Cal…blah, blah, blah…will tell fans did you see? You’re out..next guy…but they’re kids…I like our team…



    • BigBlueNationDude
      4:58 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Funny he says that. Its the same guys that stay in the game.



    • syrin23
      6:40 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      I have been saying for years that Cal has to recruit two lights out shooters every year, and he NEVER does. The only year he won the championship, yes he had Anthony but he had Doron Lamb, Darius Miller, and Wiltjer. Cal looks too much at the KSR dunking highlight montages. For all of Diallo’s vertical, how many dunks does he have this year? I bet it’s less than 10. How many threes has he hit as a shooting guard? Might also be less than 10. We need more Tyler Herro types, and FAR fewer PJ Washingtons, Diallos, etc. You think Diallo has no basketball IQ? How about PJ? Dude kept leaving his guy open under the basket to double team a guy 15 feet away. Led to numerous fouls and/or lay ups. Dude is the worst passer I have seen at the college level, and also one of the worst pass catchers. We cannot win with him in the line up. Cal puts “toughness” over BASKETBALL ability. You emphasize “toughness” if you have no basketball skills. How do you “tough” a plater into making a wide open three? How do you “tough” in missed free throw after free throw. No, we need LESS toughness, and an a’ton more basketball skill. BELMONT has more and far better BASKETBALL players than we do. We have “athletes” which means, “unskilled”. Same thing is true when you put an “athlete” at QB in football. It means he can run and can’t pass for shite.



    • catdaddyd
      7:14 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Totally agree. Got to have shooters, and not just one. We don’t win in 12 w/o Lamb.



    • DelrayCat
      7:58 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yes! Let’s turn into Wisconsin and get 5 shooters with “high basketball IQ”…..we all know what that means…another mention of Tyler Herro being the “type” of player we need more of…..hmmmm



  2. jduty
    4:44 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    We suck, plain and simple



  3. satcheluk
    4:45 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    That was an embarrassing effort.



  4. Jiminy Crickets
    4:45 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    20 offensive rebounds, because we couldn’t shoot, but only 11 second chance points off offensive rebounds, because we can’t shoot



    • syrin23
      6:42 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, but have you watched all the dunking highlights? Isn’t it great when we get players who can dunk over people 6 inches shooter and 50 pounds lighter at the high school level? We need more Tyler Herros, and less PJ/Diallo/Knox types.



    • DelrayCat
      7:59 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yes…more of that certain “type” of player again we were so fond of during the 1950s.

  5. Well, I see KSR has found a way around AdGuard with an awful obtrusive ad. Kudos to your IT guys I guess.



  6. Nickytoonuthugger
    4:47 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Gotta love these one and dones i mean who the hell cares about winning. Its all about getting little junior all about me to the nba. That cal he sure is a great coach



    • UKfanman01
      5:17 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      You complain when them one and dones won a title? You turn your prestige resume into UK to bump Cal from his job? I’m sure if you could produce a valid argument and take a whole lot less money and actually be productive they might give you a shot… Oh yeah, you’ve never coached before… nevermind



    • KYJelly
      5:19 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Bet you were whistling a different tune after West Virginia. Get out of here, bandwagon fan



    • syrin23
      6:44 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      What one and dones? Anthony Davis was the best player in college basketball in a span of five years surround by vetrans and elite shooters. See ANY elite shooters or veterans on this team? See any Anthony Davis players? Cal has ONE title, and if anything has shown us the one and dones cannot win titles.



  7. King_tucky
    4:47 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Come on haters. Bring it. I don’t care. Still don’t think this was our worst game. Seen alot of things I liked. Who other than maybe Virgina is really good this yr. We have just as good a chance at this point as anybody.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      4:58 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      If you don’t think this was our worst game, that speaks volumes about how bad this team has been this year



    • syrin23
      6:46 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      What did you see you liked? Missed threes? Missed FTs? Double team coming from the player guarding the man right under the basket leading to lay ups and fouls? Consistent charging? Inability to make an alley oop dunk from a seven foot tall player? Crap passing?



    • kjd
      9:15 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Drink that Kool aid.
      We have no chance to win 6 in a row in the NCAA.



  8. AmazzzingLarry
    4:48 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    No bueno.



  9. KYcats11
    4:48 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Honestly can’t think of too many losses as bad as this one. Team looks very lost on offense. But hey, you can’t do too much if the shots just aren’t falling. Hate to be like this, but the officials definitely didn’t help us, but we didn’t play well enough to win. We are a tweak or 2 away from becoming something special. We have the pieces, we just have to put them together. Go Big Blue



    • syrin23
      6:49 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      What “tweak” is going to turn this team of “athletes” (meaning NO SKILL) into shooters that can hit open shots and free throws? What “tweak” is going to stop this team from throwing passes that look like outlets for the other team? What “tweak” is going to stop these guys from running over defenders every time they go to the basket? The only “tweak” we need is fewer “athletes” and more basketball players who might not have a dunking highlight reel which is what KSR only cares about. Tell me again about Diallo’s vertical. Show me a single game this year where it helped us win. How many dunks does he have on the year? 6?



    • KYcats11
      8:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      I just thought about a good tweak! How bout some fan support and not bashing the players after they play a bad game. They don’t deserve it, they don’t purposely set out to lose. If you don’t enjoy being a fan, leave. Take your B1TCH1NG and moaning elsewhere.



    • kjd
      9:20 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      KYcats11. syrin23 speaks the harsh truth that you can’t handle. You can post, but a differing opinion should be silent?



    • KYcats11
      10:03 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Nope. Just saying trying to save the poor man for being mad at the world all the time. Optimism and confidence are great things.



    • KYcats11
      10:52 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      From*



  10. bluecat15
    4:48 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Diallo needs to apply for the YMCA draft



  11. Jarisn02
    4:52 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    This team looks like they are getting ready for a deep run…in the NIT



    • KYJelly
      5:20 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      You’re an idiot if you think they’re going to the NIT.



  12. kfwa
    4:52 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    The tweak is they return next year and we worry about developing players for the program and not the NBA draft.



  13. BlueSteel
    4:55 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    All of you so called “fans” just go away… All you seem to want to do is wait for a chance to bash kids who may not be perfect but are trying! In fact as poorly as we played today – a normal shooting day from three point range (we average 35%) and we win, probably comfortably!



    • callitlikeiseeit
      5:02 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      but we did not do that and Mizzou is not good. Only reason w have a decent record is SEC is bad. I know, all say how deep it is, I agree it is deep with all average teams. No SEC team has a Final 4 chance unless A&M gets healthy and right mind set, they may have an outside chance. And you think the Vandy win was great as well I suppose. Team is not good, no experience and recruits we got were not the best and Cal may have misjudged how good some were.



    • BlueSteel
      5:09 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      No I do not think the Vandy win was great – I think they survived even if they did not deserve to. I am not even saying that this is one of Cal’s best teams (pretty obviously not) but I do believe they still have a chance… some things you just have to learn under the bright lights & pressure (As painful as that may be)… Kansas lost at home today… Duke lost to St. John’s – who was 0-11 in the Big East…



    • KYjellyRoll
      5:27 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Who was it that duke lost to today?



    • KYJelly
      5:22 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      It’s not the SEC that us average, it’s the whole field this year



    • david8577
      5:07 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      callitlikeiseeit, You know how I can tell you aren’t a UK fan? Because you clearly know nothing about the SEC. You’re a troll douchebag, and you aren’t even good at it.



    • JusSayin
      5:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      The SEC will have 10 teams projected to make the tournament if Georgia wins. That is the opposite of bad. Every team in the conference is good enough to beat anyone.



  14. Kozmo
    4:55 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Best possible situation: Cal retires and we get Billy Donovan. Hopefully that scenario lines up in the next few years.



    • JusSayin
      4:59 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      So we can overachieve with 4 star recruits all season, and then lose to team with talent in the elite 8?

      No thanks.

      Coach K is the only chosen objectively better than Calipari and he’s not coming here.



    • Rixter
      5:03 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      BILLY DONOVAN?? You think he’s still relevant? who’s your second choice, Shaka Smart?



    • tippytoe
      5:06 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Last time a Kentucky team shot well was when Billy D was shooting coach.



    • Kozmo
      5:10 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Criticize all you want. Donovan has 2 shiny rings in a box somewhere.



    • JusSayin
      5:14 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      So does Pitino until the NCAA takes it. You want to fire Cal and hire Pitino?

      Then maybe Cal goes to Louisville and we get to read in the comments how Pitino is always losing to Calipari after every rivalry game.



    • CatsfaninFL
      5:19 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Cal has taken us to 2 Elite 8s, 2 Final 4s, a National Runner Up and a National Title and you want him to retire. You sir have snacked on 1 too many tide pods.



    • Kozmo
      5:22 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Lol I never said fire Cal. Obviously that won’t happen, Hopefully he retires in the near future and Donovan is available.

      Highly doubt Florida would lose championships 10-11 years later.

      Cal has a dominitating 7% all time win percentage over Donovan in NCAA games coached. Are you going to seriously look someone in the eye and say Donovan is an inferior coach when you compare the talent the two have had?

      And don’t even argue that Donovan can’t recruit. He might not recruit like Cal did his first 6 years, but I would take my odds on him coaching whatever players he would end up with.



    • henderblue
      5:26 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      You’re an idiot. Billy Donovan has never wanted to come here and will not.



    • Kozmo
      5:28 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      faninFL you think he’s going to coach for forever????



    • Kozmo
      5:31 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      The dude was on the verge of coming here when we hired Billy Clyde.

      If he gets canned in NBA next 3 years and Cal retires are you going to tell me he wouldn’t consider coming here? Only way he wouldn’t is if K is retiring in the same time frame.

      Do you seriously think Cal is going to coach for 5 more years?



    • CatsfaninFL
      5:44 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      I will be happy if Billy D comes here but I’m not wishing Cal gone. Billy D is no definite guarentee.



    • CATandMONKEY
      5:40 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Wrong. Donovan turned us down. BCG was about 4th or 5th choice.



    • Kozmo
      5:43 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      The man was a day away from coming here. Have you not heard Matt talk about this or are you just blinded by the fact Calipari is the current coach so he must be Christ himself?



    • Jiminy Crickets
      6:05 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Billy D turned us down twice



    • Kozmo
      6:08 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Jiminy, a man canned from the NBA will have different motivation than one coming off two national championships.



  15. Jiminy Crickets
    4:55 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    15 points off of 20 Missouri turnovers because we can’t shoot



  16. BigBlueNationDude
    4:58 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Where is all my peeps saying we will be just fine and we can make a run and Cal is a god?? New flash in case you guys forgot: we stink like horse manure. Our offense is ran like a guy that cannot coach and just yells. They also refuse to rebound on defense. Glad we got some of these guys coming back they are so good. Tell cal to quit recruiting theae guys that are just “athletes” and get some guys that can actually shoot. No better than .500 in conference play 8-12 seed and flounder in the tournament. You wise guys who think Cal is god and can do no wrong can eat it.



    • BlueSteel
      5:04 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      One game does not a season make! Give it a rest dude… Cal is not perfect – neither are the players & neither are you… No we did not play well today and despite that with just an average outing from 3-point range we would have won probably rather easily.



    • Rixter
      5:05 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      We get it, you don’t like Cal or UK. You seem to follow them pretty closely, however. That’s kinda sad. Pathetic, really.
      I hope life gets better for you.



    • henderblue
      5:29 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Amen Rixter. How right you are. Life really gets good for him when UK loses. When we win I suspect it’s more drinking and wife beating



    • CatsfaninFL
      5:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Jump off a bridge please



  17. catsby90.1
    4:58 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Is it bad that I gave up hopes of winning late in the game and just wanted us to hit a 3 so we wouldn’t lose that streak?



    • katfan33
      5:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Same here



    • RealCatsFan
      6:31 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yep – me too. I fully expected us to lose a road game like this considering the way we played against Vandy. Since they were able to squeak out a win against them, they didn’t learn from it.



  18. makeitstop
    5:01 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    You can be a fan and still have the cognitive capacity to recognize a lack of talent without being called a hater or fair weather. This team isn’t headed for anything special bc they just aren’t that good. They don’t shoot well and don’t pass well – a lot of misses were bc they took hard shots instead of passing to cutters or open shooters. That’s not just bad shooting it’s bad basketball.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      5:03 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      said same thing in Nov and got bashed. Knew coaching we have would not change it, he needs the best talent by a long shot to win.



    • Jarisn02
      5:04 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      A cutter? I’ve seen 3 cut to the goal baskets all year by this group



    • Cat68
      5:12 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Agree with ya makeitstop. I’m a fan but the product on the floor does not always lend itself to glowing reviews.



    • catdaddyd
      7:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Name one thing this team does well. I can’t think of any. Nothing to hang their hat on. Shoot, no. Great passing, no. Defense, no. Rebound, no. I’ll still cheer them on, but with low expectations.



    • kjd
      9:25 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Totally agree with you, makeitstop.



  19. Cat68
    5:03 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Once again, low basketball IQ – Diallo fouling when we’re 3-4 seconds from a backcourt violation. And it’s his 5th.

    And I’ve never seen more athletes who can’t seem to catch or even hold on to a round ball.



    • Rixter
      5:07 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, there’s no way they can throw the ball 10 feet across the line in 4 seconds.
      Don’t pay too much attention to the announcers, they’re morons.



    • Cat68
      5:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, but they didn’t because the defense had ‘em. And I paid no attention to the announcers but I’m sure you watched Cal yell at him ‘What are you doing?’



    • JDG3566
      5:09 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Diallo fouling out is not a bad thing. Poor kid can’t shoot at all.



  20. Jarisn02
    5:06 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Nick Richards is making it a habit of missing a wide open dunk at least once a game



    • Rixter
      5:08 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      True story, in 3/4ths of one season, he’s already the career leader in missed dunks.



    • JDG3566
      5:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      This team can’t play defense. Man to man or zone with all the length they have



    • kjd
      9:26 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Richards has to lead the nation in missed dunks.



  21. Kat4Life
    5:08 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Here’s one for ya…..when was the last time Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas lost on the same day to unranked teams ??



    • RealCatsFan
      6:33 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Throw Louisville in that bunch too. Hopefully UNCheat will throw in a clunker and lose too, but they play Pitt, and Pitt is horrible.



    • dballrb
      1:09 am February 4, 2018 Permalink

      2005



  22. sp
    5:08 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Quickley is pissed he didn’t go to Duke.

    Our run is over. And it wasn’t even that great. Five star kids don’t want to play in front of 80 yr olds and have a coach that does nothing but yell at them. Cals game plan of rolling the ball out there and letting the players win is a thing of the past. Our overrated 5 star kids who should really be 3 or 4 star can’t compete that way. We have to have an actual game plan beside thinking our shit don’t stink.



    • Rixter
      5:09 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      No, they would rather play FOR an 80 yr old.



    • sp
      5:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      True. And the average age of the fans in Cameron is 27. In Rupp it’s 64.



    • JDG3566
      5:14 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Why foul there best free throw shooter. Porter was 1-4



    • RealCatsFan
      6:37 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Oh good lord, will you please do us all a favor and become a dook fan? (If you are not one already – strongly suspicious). It wasn’t even that great? Seriously? My goodness son, find something productive to do with your time. You will never be satisfied.

      I’m not happy about the way we are playing right now either, but look around. With the exception of one or two teams, just about everyone is taking their lumps. Dook lost today to a middling St John’s team. Kansas lost at home to an unranked team. I guess their runs are over too. SMDH



  23. dakich is stupid
    5:08 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Ummm not a good product. Thank goodness the rest of college basketball is down also. Anybody could win it all.
    At least Duke lost today.



  24. Dragon
    5:09 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Why does Tubby still use a corded phone?



  25. Matty Arbuckle
    5:10 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Duke also lost today though



  26. Condo1122
    5:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Wenyen made his 3 from the top of the key, not the corner, that was Quade. Also, losing to a team that ended the game going scoreless for almost 7 minutes from the field is encouraging.



  27. dakich is stupid
    5:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Team just too inexperienced. Next year with all the players back, watch out



    • BigBlueNationDude
      5:49 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Watch out for what? They arent good. Best bet is to hope Johnson, herro, and quickley are good



    • dakich is stupid
      7:49 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Just not super stars. Let’s say next year we get a super star, plus some good shooters. Then these players can play as role players. HOPEFULLY, that’s what happens.



  28. Headhurts
    5:12 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Win home games, win a couple sec turn games then win 6 in a row on neutral courts, then bring #9 home. I’ll take that. GO CATS!



  29. Cmart0907
    5:12 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    If Cal learns how to run a designed play then we wouldn’t have this problem.



  30. Nickytoonuthugger
    5:13 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Bluesteel u r a moron that is all



    • JDG3566
      5:15 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Knox needs to take more than 6 shots for the game



    • BlueSteel
      5:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      That’s a very insightful comment Nicky blah blah blah… you have no idea what you’re talking about – and probably never played sports in your life



    • Memphis UK Cat
      5:31 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Dude you are what is wrong with our fan base.



  31. Condo1122
    5:16 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    This site was a lot more fun when it wasn’t inundated with advertisements.



    • Kozmo
      5:33 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Totally agree. Guess you can’t blame him though for turning down revenue. Profit is profit.



    • BigBlueNationDude
      5:50 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Get the app on your phone. Who really uses the website?



  32. Nickytoonuthugger
    5:17 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Come on ppl coach cal isnt a god. He is losing at his own game. When he came to ky one and dones were unheard of. He got who he wanted then all the other big boys started the one and done thing and now he is getting beat at his own game. Time for a change and yes he has drstroyed ky bball and the college game too



    • CATandMONKEY
      5:46 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Lots of idiotic comments on here today.
      This by far takes the cake.



    • Memphis UK Cat
      7:53 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Dickytoons is a moron



  33. makeitstop
    5:18 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Our GUARDS have shot barely 40% the past 10 games, counting Knox as a guard… our best shooters hit well under 50% and that’s to say nothing of the 3 point line. Knox’s stroke probably looks best but even he can’t regularly string together 2 >50% games. Some of that is shot selection but it’s kind of hard to win shooting like that. And our worst team of the Cal era is the only one w more turnovers than assists and this one is right on the cusp of that. Better shots, more assists and fewer TO will get them 10 more points/game but that’s not “special” it’s just not NIT.



    • JDG3566
      5:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      SGA is the only player that pushing the offense.



    • StevieGotLoose
      6:40 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      I’m not watching or listening to anymore games. I wasted the afternoon watching a bunch 3 stars who can’t shoot. This team is junk. If the dreamers still think the Cats will be fine come March, they are going to realize this season is really a nightmare. Basketball just takes up the dead period until the spring football game.



  34. KYJelly
    5:19 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Kevin Knox took 6 shots, SGA took 18. That can not happen!!! That’s not on SGA, it’s on Knox for not demanding the ball when he’s the best offensive player on the team



  35. KYcats11
    5:20 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Why can’t we go attack mode like we did at the end the whole game?



  36. makeitstop
    5:28 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    As deep as we are with relatively equal talent and lots of length, why we don’t press and trap more is a mystery, too. It wears teams down. But D wasn’t the problem, it’s lack of offense. Mildy encouraging that the D is better and it’s true the refs made it hard to figure what would be allowed and what wouldn’t, but the point blank misses and poor shots/selection make it hard to watch and harder to win.



  37. KYjellyRoll
    5:28 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Can’t win em all. Go cats



  38. CatBlue in LR
    5:29 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Did Cal just end his interview with Tom Leach by saying, “See ya, Bob”?



  39. kentuck1
    5:37 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    How can you force an opponent into 20 turnovers and shoot 25 more shots and still lose ??? This team needs to play a little harder in the first half maybe?



  40. cats646
    5:37 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    We’re one day closer to football season!!



  41. jim tom
    5:43 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    On a brighter note. I have plenty of cold beer left and the stripped bass are biting. Oh and one more thing this season of mediocrity will soon be over



  42. runningunnin.454
    6:11 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen….don’t watch.
    Go CATS.



  43. big cat
    6:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Funny…people say don’t watch if we don’t like it. Uhhh, last stat I saw has it that Rupp attendance is DOWN….ratings in ALL sports, except NBA, are also down…



  44. runningunnin.454
    6:29 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    AT least we didn’t lose to 11-13 St. John’s like Puke University.
    Yeah, Mizzou beat us, they also beat Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and today Alabama beat Florida in Gainesville.
    It’s called parity.



    • jim tom
      6:38 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      So what’s your point



    • runningunnin.454
      6:47 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      My point is.. like I said, parity….you got a dictionary?



    • jim tom
      7:49 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Parity my ass team can’t shoot simple as that



    • henderblue
      9:21 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      You’re an idiot.



    • runningunnin.454
      8:52 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Hah Hah, Hee Haw. Ha Ha…funniest thing I’ve ever heard; you need a new dictionary, man.
      Thanks for the laugh.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:12 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Henderblue, how did you squeeze in there? James Thomas and I were enjoying a tete-a-tete, a badinage of hysterical proportions; and I was waiting for, “Parity my ass cal can’t coach simple as that”.



  45. olejordy
    6:40 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    We are a mediocre team this year. Plain and simple. Not all freshman-heavy teams are created equal and this team, outside of Shai, is consistently disappointing. Will be a 27-4 team, 1 or 2 seed NEXT year. This year, 22-9, 5 or 6 seed.



  46. RealCatsFan
    6:41 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    It’s funny, my wife accuses me of being a negative fan because I get pissed during games like this and say that we are toast, when sometimes we make a run at the end and end up winning the game. But I look like the all time homer compared to the whiners that come on these threads ONLY AFTER A LOSS. Most of them are nowhere to be seen when Kentucky gets a win.



    • runningunnin.454
      7:09 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      When you’re right, you’re right. Over 100 comments on this thread alone. After UK wins, it’s liked a graveyard at midnight around here.
      Teams aren’t rolling over for the Blue Bloods anymore…Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State; all the traditional powers are struggling.
      The days of sailing through a conference schedule are over.



    • jim tom
      7:51 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Keep drinking the cal lkool aid



    • RealCatsFan
      9:02 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      So jim tom, what “kool aid” are you drinking? Are you drinking the K kool aid? They lost to an awful St.John’s team today with the most talent in college BB. What about the Ol Roy koolaid? He lost, what, 9 games so far? Should be out of the top 25 soon. Bill Self koolaid? He lost to a middling OK St team today – at home. Izzo kool aid? With the controversy swirling around that program, he will be lucky to finish the year. No need to mention the Pitino kool aid – it no longer exists! Need I go on? Seems like all the kool aid must taste like goat piss these days!



    • henderblue
      9:29 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

      Not much the Cal haters can say about that RealCats



  47. sp
    8:07 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    The Darryl Issacs add sucks



  48. UKfan4TwoDecades
    9:26 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    This game is yet another disappointment in every aspect. It is mathematically impossible for these highly ranked recruits, who are now playing for UK, have amnesia COLLECTIVELY when it comes to basics. No sustained heart. 99.99% of the time opposing teams have leads in the first quarter/half and then that gives them confidence that they can win. These UK players are allergic to physical contact and they are softer than Charmin bathroom tissue. They don’t pass. They don’t talk. They don’t hold each other accountable. Some of these players truly believe they are far superior to their stats. A semi arrogance that lulls them into thinking they can make a comeback. That they don’t have to play hard.
    Cal plays his “excuse cards” over and over and over. I’m sick of hearing it I was sick of hearing it a few years ago and its gotten old. Why not press all game? 18 points in a half? The local boys and girls club would have scored more than 18 points. What do opposing teams fear about Kentucky? Nada. Again I have never seen players go for 20 – 25 plus points in a few games and then turn into gummy bears in the majority of games. Cal is too set in his ways. He doesn’t adjust. And his constant yelling and getting in their faces is painful to watch and believe me high school kids thinking about coming to Kentucky see this and don’t want any part of being berated on national tv over and over. Cal has one of the greatest coaching staff in the NCAA. He should let Barbee be responsible for the press. He should assign Kenny Payne to the big men. John Robic should be assigned to talking to the players, one at a time and with an assertive but not red-faced wide-eyed anger and disdain. Then Cal will have some of this off his plate for I have been disappointed, and I like them all, that the assistant coaches are superglued to their chairs and don’t show emotion. Educate, or if need be support, the players
    during the games. The players need to get Cal’s screams, pointing, etc. out of their head and allow them to play being overseen by the entire coaching staff and not just “bad cop Cal”. I hope there are major improvements in every player’s games in every facet of their games but my eyes tell me UK is in trouble Real trouble. Borderline possibly not making the NCAA Tournament as the worst case scenario. Here’s hoping everyone has a good weekend in spite of this horrific, disappointing, and lethargic loss.



    • jrdh13
      8:14 am February 4, 2018 Permalink

      Do you seriously think coaches arent assigned to their own specific areas? Of course kp works with the big man of course barbee is thr defensive coach of course robs is the x and o film guy



  49. CombatMedic_98
    10:40 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    We have a low ranked class of kids heading into a high seed tourney bid…not looking good.



  50. Lip Man 1
    12:16 am February 4, 2018 Permalink

    Nick Richards simply is bad at basketball right now. Maybe in a year or two he can get a lot better but he’s bad right now.



  51. dballrb
    2:06 am February 4, 2018 Permalink

    On NEUTRAL site floors I still like my team.On in conference floors(most ON campus, seating 10,12k) and it’s very different..The whole damn building, campus,town,city,state are all turning the screws on you.More of a factor than many can imagine..For instance…the O-dome in Gainesville..You can’t sit on the bench and keep your shoe toes off the in bound line,fans seated above you kicking you in the head or spilling/pouring their drink on you….Squirrels in the Tad-Pad, (nice upgrade though,but I digress)..Point being,Big cavernous building,plenty of room away from the crowd and no less than 50% of the fans are BBN..Our guys can win 6 games in 3 weeks against anyone. We lost to big,bad Kansas by 4pts and even had the lead late,but were supposed to get run out the gym…I called 7-9 Ls this year going into the dance,but if our season ends with an L (once playing in neutral site games,unlike Duke) it won’t come before the elite 8,maybe later and I’ll STILL like my team.Damn y’all haters be hatin’….late