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Seth Greenberg breaks down Kentucky’s defensive miscues

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Blowing a 21-point lead is bad enough, but Kentucky still had a chance to win the game in the final minutes and failed. Why? Seth Greenberg broke Robert Hubbs III’s dunk with 1:30 left to put Tennessee up by five — a crucial play — and guess who was the culprit of Kentucky’s defensive breakdown to let Hubbs in the lane? Jamal Murray.

“You cover this play 8,000 times in your walk-through, without a doubt,” Greenberg said. “Jamal Murray, there’s 11 seconds left, anything going over the top, that’s fine, we’re going to get a stop. What does he do? He turns his head. When he turns his head, BAM! Robert Hubbs.”

“That’s the story of the night. Right there. Lack of attention to deal. All you need to do is get a stop. Instead, turn your head, and bam.”

Can’t argue with him.

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9 Comments for Seth Greenberg breaks down Kentucky’s defensive miscues

  1. Kat4Life
    6:07 pm February 3, 2016 Permalink

    ….like Roderick Rhodes………Jamal Murray has the uncanny ability to keep both teams in the game at the same time…..

  2. tippytoe
    6:17 pm February 3, 2016 Permalink

    Wow, maybe it wasn’t the referees after all.

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  3. UKBlue1
    6:42 pm February 3, 2016 Permalink

    Murray is raw; he has abilities but when it comes to basic fundamentals he might as well be playing middle school basketball. Another problem, he apparently doesn’t listen because he keeps making the same mistakes over & over again. Also on a break away he refuses to give up the ball & when it comes to the easy score or the hard score, he will always pick the hard score. Read between the lines; who do you think Cal is referring to this year when he constantly talks about taking the hard shot verses the easy shot.

  4. WeareBBN
    7:25 pm February 3, 2016 Permalink

    No Seth, our players never make mistakes or get out of position. Our coach is the greatest ever game coach to win one title with a zillion NBA players. All who try to speak in reality are trolls, including you now Seth, you Loserville fan hiding under the name Seth.
    It is all the refs, no ref likes UK and those 3 last night were refs in our losses 22 years ago and 17 years ago. Just ask any fan or writer on KSR and you will learn all about it. One writer even thinks if they shoot 25 more free throws that we were called for 25 more fouls than the other team. Last night we had 26 fouls and the other team only 19, never mind 3 of ours were on purpose at the end to stop the clock, so it was really only 4 more called on us than on UT. The few games we lose that are not the refs fault we only lost because it was that other teams Superbowl game. See how stupid all that sounds folks, that is what is said on here after every loss.

    • Jiminy Crickets
      7:35 pm February 3, 2016 Permalink

      do you know one game we didnt lose? same game we’ve won 8 out of 9 times.

  5. Game Changer
    10:58 pm February 3, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis is our MVP, he is an amazing competitor and a great player and manager/coach/PG. Having said that the past two games were not his best. In the Kansas game that last possession was beyond crucial… our players were in foul trouble, we were exhausted, we had 9 seconds on the clock and he turned it over at the worst time. In the Tennessee game, he blew couple of coverages that led to a couple of 3s, he missed very few FTs but the one he missed was at a very crucial time but most importantly when the wheels were coming off towards the end of the first half while we were blowing a 21 point lead, neither him nor Calipari took the time to calm this team down. This team’s achilles heal… no true center, can’t guard without fouling, and collapsing under pressure. I think aside from Ulis it is probably one of the mentally softest and vulnerable teams of all time… even worse than the NIT team as a whole when it comes to lack of mental toughness and fortitude. Okay I am ready for being shot down… shoot away

  6. symphonist41169
    7:57 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    He’s a a terrific scorer but he’s also a FRESHMAN. These highly touted kids come out of high school as gunslingers averaging 30+ points per game but not one of them has EVER had to play defense before. That’s the main adjustment to the college game they have to make and what gives most of them fits. Briscoe has caught on to it extremely well, but can the same be said about Matthews? Apparently not or he’d get more playing time. They have to learn to play DEFENSE in college so they can forget everything about it when they go to the NBA.

  7. Megan
    11:23 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    Yeah, Murray makes a lot of mistakes. Seems like we have to take the bad with the good. Thing is, he’ll be out of here before he learns how to play.