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Second half defense is a real problem


For reasons no one can explain, Kentucky’s defense is pretty bad. All those quick, high-flying athletes; all those easy buckets they allow to inferior opponents. It’s mind-blowing.

The second half D has been especially bad for the Wildcats, proven once again Tuesday night when LSU dropped 58 points on Kentucky after halftime. The Tigers won the second half by nine points and shot 62.5 percent from the field in that period. (May I remind you: LSU is not good at basketball.)

It’s an ongoing problem, too. Kentucky has now given up an average of 54 second half points per game over the last four. Whatever the reason behind that, it needs to be fixed or the Cats aren’t beating anyone in March.

Fifty-eight points to LSU.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Second half defense is a real problem

    10:30 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    Drew, I love you because you’re the only one telling it how it is. This team has regressed wildly & the effort levels are completely embarrassing. There is no excuse for lack of effort w/the elite athletes this team has. Rebounding & defense are effort & have to be a given. I do t care of this team’s scores 200 pts a game. They’re not beating any tournament team w/o a complete 180 on the defensive end. These guys should be embarrassed. They just don’t get it.

  2. Lip Man 1
    11:00 pm February 7, 2017 Permalink

    When you have a team full of kids just barely out of high school this happens.

    Have to deal with it the best you can since it’s not going to change anytime soon.

  3. henderblue
    5:25 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Oh you’re driving to the basket? Excuse me while I step out of your way… That’s the way most of them are playing defense. Especially Bam, at the rim. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BE KNOCKING PEOPLE ON THEIR ASS!! Please ,Bam, protect the rim

  4. kenny
    8:44 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    I’d say if they scored 200 they’d beat anybody in the tourney

  5. satcheluk
    10:56 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Our D is so bad it has been demoted G.