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This team will only go as far as Marcus Lee takes it

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Back in October, I doubt many of us picked Marcus Lee to be the key to this team’s success. Tyler Ulis? Definitely. Jamal Murray? Possibly. Alex Poythress? Only if you were really optimistic. But Lee? Sure, he was one of the few veterans on the inside, but considering he only averaged 2.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 10.9 minutes per game last season, I think most of us took a “wait and see” approach with the junior forward. Even John Calipari wasn’t sure what role Lee would have on this team.

Fourteen games in, one thing has become painfully clear about this squad: as Marcus Lee goes, they go. In two of Kentucky’s three losses this season, Lee’s absence dealt a fatal blow. Against UCLA, Lee left the game with a head injury less than five minutes in, after which the Cats collapsed inside and couldn’t recover. Last night against LSU, Lee fouled out in five minutes with 0 points. Kentucky’s problems against Ohio State extended far beyond Lee, but he fouled out of that game as well.

After last night, it’s hard to think about March with this group, but if Kentucky is going to make a run for #9, Lee will be the reason why. Hear me out…

Lee’s been better than any of us anticipated

I love Marcus Lee, but I didn’t picture him coming in this season and averaging 8.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, mostly because I thought Skal Labissiere would be better. Skal started the season off well enough, but fell off the deep end at the end of November. Skal’s struggles have been well documented by now, but one of the reasons Kentucky didn’t stumble when Skal did was because Marcus stepped up to fill the void; however, because Lee has been so great, that means when he’s not, it hurts the team more that before, as you can see in…

…Lee’s stat line in UK’s losses

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Lee actually played well vs. Ohio State, but the rest of the team dug itself such a hole that not even Jamal Murray hitting seven threes could get them out of it. Getting injured vs. UCLA was beyond his control, but with him out of the game, Kentucky had no presence on the offensive glass, which came back to haunt them after going 8-25 from three-point land.

Lee’s performance against LSU was within his control and it wasn’t good. He picked up two fouls within the first five minutes of the first half and in the second, fouled out with 13 minutes left in the game. When he was in the game, he didn’t do much, attempting two shots, grabbing two rebounds, and turning the ball over twice. All of that in just five minutes. Ouch.

However, when Lee plays well, Kentucky plays well

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Lee’s best games this season have been against Duke, Illinois State, Arizona State, and Ole Miss, which you could also argue are four of Kentucky’s best wins outside of the Louisville game. I included the Louisville game because, although his stats aren’t flashy, Marcus had a huge impact. Calipari played Marcus late in the game despite the fact he had four fouls and it paid off. Lee was able to defend the paint from collapse without fouling out, an under-appreciated performance that I’m not sure Kentucky would have won without.

If Lee suffers, so does Alex Poythress

After playing together for three years, it’s only natural that Marcus and Alex have developed chemistry, and with Skal Labissiere struggling, the two veterans have found themselves working side-by-side in the starting lineup. Looking at the box scores, if Lee doesn’t play well, neither does Alex. With Lee out of the UCLA game, Alex only scored four points and fouled out. He also disappeared against LSU, putting up only four points, four rebounds, and three turnovers.

He’s the best offensive rebounder we’ve got

While Alex Poythress has dominated the boards for UK on the defensive end, Marcus is the team’s leading rebounder on the offensive end. Lee has 44 offensive boards this season; Alex is the next closest with 32. As I mentioned earlier, one of Lee’s biggest strengths is rebounding his teammates’ misses from three-point land. Without him, Kentucky isn’t just a poor shooting team, they’re a poor shooting team that can’t get a second chance.

He’s the best rim protector we’ve got

Marcus leads the team in blocks with 26, with Skal close behind with 23; however, most of Skal’s blocks came in the first month of the season. Since the end of November, Skal’s only had 6 blocks. Marcus has had 15.

His energy is crucial and contagious

I don’t know about you guys, but one of the worst parts of UK’s performance last night was how listless the team looked. They looked like they were just going through the motions. Instead of getting up for the challenge of playing Ben Simmons in their SEC road opener, they shrank away. As a junior and a starter, yes, some of that falls on Marcus.

Before the season, Lee’s role was the energy guy off the bench, ready to give the team a spark when needed. Lee’s been starting most of the season, so bringing the energy is a little different now, but for Kentucky to succeed, Lee has to get back to clapping, hustling, and all of that other intangible stuff we love him for. Look, I get it; some days are just tough, but Lee’s energy is contagious, and because of that, it’s crucial.

More of this, Marcus:

Without it, this team won’t go far.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

77 Comments for This team will only go as far as Marcus Lee takes it



  1. BigBlueBoom
    8:16 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    More of the clapping? He clapped almost the entire time he was in last night and had 5 minutes of suck. I love Marcus, but he was awful last night. Every time I saw him clap at Simmons I knew we were in trouble.



    • syrin23
      1:27 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, but I thought Poythress was even worse. At least Lee’s fouls were from being too aggressive. Poythress was just a step behind all night long. How in the world is Briscoe a starter? I literally can shoot better from the three point line and double him at the free throw line. It’s like 4 on 5 when we are on offense. Yeah he drives well, so foul him. It’s like a guaranteed turn over. He should try out for safety for Stoops. Looks like an NFL build to me. Skal always is a step behind and has no strength, upper body with his hands or lower body. This team oozes talent potential (aside from Briscoe).



  2. Game Changer
    8:33 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Honestly I think this team is exceeding realistic expectations…. okay hear me out. Lets take a look at this team.

    You have a diminutive point guard who has the heart of a lion, who plays with lots of passion but at the end of the day only 5’9”… so the size disadvantage comes into play specially on the defensive side of the game… last night got caught twice on screens that lead to 3 pointers that were crushing… Having said that no one agrees that he exceeds our expectations… he is playing well above what God gave him… a true champion.

    Okay now lets look at Murray… raw talent, only a freshman… if you tell anyone your freshman is giving you avg of 15/5/5…. all you could say is wow….what more do you expect from a freshman.

    Okay lets look at Briscoe… again freshman… so what happens??? you lack confidence, it gets into your head so now you can’t even shoot free throws… again what do you expect the guy was literally going to prom less than 8 month ago… do you expect the mental toughness of a 22 or 23 year old…. No way!!

    Lets look at Skal… it wasn’t his fault that the coaches and their recruiters did not evaluate him correctly… the kid is soft… not just skinny or inexperienced… He is SOFT… nothing you can do about that. When 6 feet players rip the ball repeatedly out of your hand and out rebound you, when you are seven feet tall then you are just SOFT!! again what do you expect… it wasn’t his fault that they recruited him.

    Lets look at Poythress… the guy looks like Tarzan but plays like Jane… I used to wrestle in High School…we used to call guys like him cream puffs… they are really muscular but just not truly strong…. on top of that the guy unfortunately is not very smart… that shows in his lack of development… its no bodies fault including him that he is not as strong as he looks and not very smart.

    Lets look at Lee… he reminds me of WCS…. he is very athletic but not per se a basketball player… he can jump high so he can dunk, otherwise he is a volleyball player who is playing basketball.

    The bench??? well just not very talented or deep… it is what it is. So please don’t expect much more and you will in return not be so unhappy…. it took me all the way to the end of the game last night to realize that this is a 10 loss team that is lucky to make it to the sweet 16….. we can’t expect to go to the final four every year!!!



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:59 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Poythress is actually very smart, just think he doesn’t live only for basketball.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:59 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Who’s unhappy? It was a conference loss in January. SHIT HAPPENS.



    • syrin23
      1:29 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      No, it was a conference decimation. We made their inside players look like first round draft picks. They had THREE players with 10+ rebounds. Pathetic.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:07 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      LOL, syrin23 is never around after a win. Fascinating.



    • Game Changer
      8:17 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      CATandMONKEY… actually we are fooling ourselves when we pretend that most of these college players benefit from their 4 year degrees in fields that are not economically sound. People like Poythress came into college with only one goal in minds as McDonald’s All Americans and that is to become Lottery picks and make millions and when they don’t then it is a bust. Alex Poythress has an undergraduate degree in Business Marketing… let me tell you something…. MBAs can’t find jobs in todays market let alone guys with undergrad degrees. At max 40 to 50 K a year… he works 20 years and pays no taxes and still makes only 1 million while as a a lottery pick he is looking at guaranteed millions…. so yeah he is pretty dumb when he gives no effort or does not learn the basics on defense



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:09 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Wow, so now not even getting a degree is good enough…. Good grief.



  3. Long Dong Silver
    8:37 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    I’m certainly not giving up on this team, but I’m not expecting much from them, either. Some compare this team to 2014, but that’s not really fair. There’s no Randle or even Dakari on this team.



    • Sublem
      11:34 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      This team is more closely related to the Brandon Knight team.



    • syrin23
      1:40 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      How so Sublem?



  4. nicky
    8:40 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler….ML doesn’t have the overall skills to take us anywhere unfortunately….He is an athletic role player most years with very limited BASKETBALL skills…..It is going to have to be a complete TEAM effort this year for us to go anywhere; each player playing WITHIN their roles/abilities as there are no superstars on this roster

    If not, we’re on the way to another 2013



    • Biglaw Dawgin'
      8:42 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Agreed. Lee is decent at best. If he showed some sort of mental toughness or actual leadership, I might agree that a player like Lee could be pivotal for the team. This dude just wants to clap his hands and look like a leader, he really doesn’t know how to lead though. He’s just not mentally there yet. He’s always trying to do what looks cool and never makes the fundamental play. He gets out of position for defensive rebounds every time because he refuses to box out. Yes he gets some O boards because of his athleticism, but him trying to swat every shot and being out of position actually hurts us on D.



  5. beaudiddy
    8:43 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Just hard to watch this team play road games. Guess they leave their balls at rupp.



  6. GroundControlToNumber9
    9:15 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    If this is the case then we’re doomed.

    Lee plays too casually. When Ulis yells at him he rolls his eyes and smiles. Like it’s a YMCA game and his point guard is way too serious about it.

    Tyler, I think you might be right unfortunately.

    We could also say if Poythress showed up every game that Lee wouldn’t have to. But Poythress has D-League painted all over him. He will spend 20 years in the D-League. Both of them will.

    Mark my words.



  7. GroundControlToNumber9
    9:23 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Every scout in the country was watching last night. Most of them were live.

    For Marcus and Alex to play like that knowing what was on the line as far as ‘their’ future (forget about Kentucky for a second).

    We’re talking about what ‘they’ will be doing for the next 10 years. What ‘their’ career will be. What ‘their’ play as a wildcat will be remembered by (if even remembered at all). Being honest here.

    They have 2 months… the fork is in the road.

    Make millions or be another woulda/coulda/shoulda who will be forgotten so quick that cat fans will always wonder why on earth they decided to waste Cal’s time at UK.



    • syrin23
      1:31 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I thought about that last night. I wonder if the fact that they knew 25+ scouts were there put too much pressure on them. Lee’s fouls came from being too aggressive. Stupid, but aggressive. Poythress looked like he was ready to take a nap. No players (aside from the twins) have ever frustrated me more than him.



  8. scottg74
    10:11 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Seems to me Briscoe has hit the freshman wall like John Wall did. Eventually you have to have mental toughness, forget negative and build on positive. Have a little swag.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      11:15 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Im not sure I believe the kid could ever shoot. No way he’s “mental” for 14 games at 33% from the FT line. He is literally a turnover every time he shoots or drives. Id love to see Hawkins take his time. the best game we have played this YEAR was the Louisville game. Can anyone tell me which player did not play in that Game??



  9. cats paw
    10:13 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    but where are all the comments about if a kid dont come to ky to be groomed by Cal they are destroying their chances of being drafted??? someone needs to explain this to Simmons



    • UK Big Board Update
      10:32 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Hahahaahaaaa. You use Simmons, a once-a-decade type of player as your example?

      Why don’t you use, oh say:

      Chane Behanan
      Wayne Blackshear
      Peyton Siva
      Samardo Samuels
      Earl Clark
      Carlos Hurt

      just to name a few? They were all MDAA’s. What happened to them?

      You are dumber than we all thought.

      Quit trolling, and head back to the card chronicle.

      #L1C8



    • Jiminy Crickets
      11:12 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Not sure, but we could ask Antonio Blakeney, Malik Newman, or Steven Zimmerman, all of which rank BEHIND Skal on Chad Ford’s big board With Blakeney and Newman not in top 20.



    • syrin23
      1:33 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      The real question I have is why we don’t EVER recruit a lights out dead eye shooter. We won one title under Cal. We had one of the best players ever in college basketball in AD, and one of our best ever shooters in Lamb.



  10. Jiminy Crickets
    11:04 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Lets be real honest. This is actually LESS talented than 2013, or at best A PUSH
    starters…
    Tyler is a beast but he’s 5’9, and limited in his ability. He’s better than Harrow due to Heart, but not overall talent. (ADV 2016)
    Briscoe is worse than Julius Mays. mays was at least a capable shooter, and hit his FTs (ADV 2013)
    Murray is Archie Goodwin 2.0, scores but is out of control and reckless (PUSH)
    This years Alex is freshman year Alex, no different (PUSH)
    Lee is worse than Noel. Noel took over games defensively and caused teams to back out (ADV 2013).

    Starters 1 adv 2015, 2 pushes and 2 adv 2013 …..(ADV 2013)

    bench….
    Skal is worse than WCS
    Derek Willis is a Kyle Wiltjer 2.0 (although Wiltjer was better). Fan favorite White boy with a jump shot but cant guard the urinal
    Mychal Mulder is John Hood. Good shooter, never plays
    Hawkins is about the same contributor as Polsen

    Charles Matthews really doesnt have a comparable guy on that team.

    Bench….PUSH, or very slight ADV 2016

    Overall Slight advantage 2013 (an arguable PUSH)



    • Sublem
      11:36 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      congrats on making one of the most stupid comments on KSR



    • BMT
      7:25 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Are you serious about Ulis not having more talent than Harrow?!?!?



  11. Jiminy Crickets
    11:22 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    question? is this the same kid we see now? Has Cal put him at center and killed his skill set?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwjJFw7fjbc



    • AndTheDevil
      11:36 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      No, just he’s not playing church league level talent.



  12. bosshogg24
    11:22 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Marcus Lee is very limited, Can’t shoot, can’t score, can’t make a foul shot, can’t defend bigs without fouling, would be 8th man on a good team! Tell me again that there is no player or coach at UK that can’t teach Lee or Briscoe how to shoot a foul shot!



    • rockatao
      2:36 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I may be the only one with this opinion, but I think Marcus actually has a pretty nice touch on his free throws. He should be making a better percentage. Briscoe’s form, on the other hand, is BAD. I can’t believe he ever shot 73% in HS as Cal claims. I can understand guys shooting short or long, but to miss by a foot right or left, shooting unguarded from 15 feet, is unbelievable. I’m 72 years old and I swear I think I could still make 4 out of 10 with my eyes closed.



  13. Sublem
    11:38 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Unless Cal will redshirt Tai, I have no damn clue why he doesn’t play him.



  14. Stopover
    12:27 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    It’s not always about the talent. Other programs would ‘kill’ to have our players. Sometimes you just have to coach what you have. I’d like to see at least one article or two that evaluates the coaching….. Or lack thereof.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:31 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Still trolling?

      We are 8-1 versus your coach. Just quit.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:39 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Stopover December 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      Yea,, Cal really coached up the Harrison twins. And Poythress. I could go on, but its not given that Cal can get Skal there. Ever.

      ———–

      “Oh look! Another scandal at UofL!”
      Stopover December 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      Let’s just hope others dont jump on our administration scandals. Cheap shot here and way to premature.

      ———–

      Stopover December 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      Whoopee. Another dunk by Alex.

      ———–

      Stopover December 23, 2015 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      So we have two of our guys posing at two of UofL guys that won a National Championship? Oh, and our two guys won nothing.

      ———–

      “Rick Pitino Flips Off UK Fans on Way to Locker Room”

      Stopover December 26, 2015 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      We probably deserved it.

      ———–



    • Game Changer
      12:39 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      UK Big Board
      I am a big UK fan yet I have to admit that you are one of the biggest and most annoying idiots on this site…. just because people question our coach or the players or the team does it make them a Louisville fan or a troll…. just give it up man… please shut up… God you annoy me



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:46 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      You obviously didn’t read Stopover’s history of comments……



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:55 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      As long as the haters and Tard trolls continue to stay, I’m going to continue calling them out.



    • Stopover
      1:10 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Okay, Mighty Mouse.

      ‘….here I come to save the day….’



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:02 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Whatever you say, Tard.



  15. Kizzy
    12:38 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    This team doesn’t win or lose because of Marcus Lee SMH. But if it did, you can kiss NCAA tournament goodbye right now. No, this team wins and loses as a team. There either all on, or all off. Tyler T, you and Drew can be clueless at times. Make me a sandwich, leave sports to the Men.



    • J-Dub421
      10:39 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Make your own sandwich, then take it and go away and take your sexism with you.



    • UK Big Board Update
      10:59 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Kizzy getting crushed on Twitter. LMAO!!

      https://twitter.com/mrstylerksr/status/685093573398769664



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:06 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I love when men feel so threatened by women in sports that they’re condescending. It must suck to have a penis that small.



    • SinceStollField
      1:04 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I wouldn’t eat that sandwich.



  16. Game Changer
    12:56 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Lets be honest here…. Cal is a great coach… Willis, Humphries…etc are on a bench because they are not very good. The talent level is just seriously down this year… Thats all… No one fault!!



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:01 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I totally agree with this. Lets just let this season play out. (I hate to say this so early) but next year will be fun.



    • syrin23
      1:39 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Those last 5 minutes of the Wisconsin game were the worst 5 minutes of coaching in NCAA history. Cal cannot coach a close game down the stretch without losing unless he has off the chart overwhelming talent because he stops playing offense with 5 minutes left in the game. HORRIBLE. I mean HORRIBLE.



    • Game Changer
      8:23 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Syrin 23… I have to disagree. The last 5 minutes of the Wisconsin game was largely due to the Harrison twins reverting to their old ways, WCS simply disappearing like he did so often in his 3 years ( he only played big against weaker players and opponents), Booker going cold, and Ulis’s size being an issue against the bigger guards who were posting him up. Couple of bad calls and you have a close game against a very talented team not go your way.



  17. Angelo
    1:34 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Great point Tyler! No one else has the courage to say it. We have to have a solid big to make the final four! Nice courageous statement!!



  18. WildcatScratchFever
    6:53 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    He’s the best offensive rebounder we *have* not we have got



  19. bankerbh
    7:11 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    What’s up at KSR these days and republishing articles you already posted earlier in the day?



  20. Game Changer
    8:28 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    I have to agree and disagree with you. Yes we do not a solid inside presence in order to win games. However, relying purely on Lee will not be the answer as his talent level makes him more of a role player than a true 5 like Demarcus Cousin or AD. However, your point can be addressed only one way… play the 5 by committee…. that is have all 5 big guys take turns rotating in and out giving you a solid 5 to 10 minute each, giving you avg of 5 points and 5 boards each and we’ll win. This means that Lee and Poythress have to play great, Skal has to play better and Humphry and Tai have to be developed more quickly



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      8:37 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      You want to play Alex at the 5?



    • Game Changer
      8:40 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Yes… I know he is a 4 but when he goes beast mode he can rebound and post op like a 5



    • rainman
      9:44 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Truth is, we don’t have a 5 unless you count Humphries! Skal plays more like a 3-4, (face up shooter).
      So by committee is our only choice, IMO!
      I love Lee, but he’s limited in his offense, and AP, well, heres to hoping he makes a great teacher some day……

      We have problems people! But we also have Cal, and lets hope he can figure it all out!



  21. Game Changer
    8:40 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    We don’t have a traditional 5 on this team



  22. bstains
    8:42 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Why don’t we play more zone? We could start Tyler, Murray, Alex, Derek and Marcus. Derek can shoot and maybe the zone will help with his inability to play defense. But what the hell do I know, I work in a factory.



    • Game Changer
      8:44 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I am a Kentucky guy and I understand how much we like our boys… but lets be honest here… Willis is neither a great offensive player ( streaky 3’s shooter) and terrible on defending and does not rebound for a guy his size.



    • rainman
      9:48 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I really wish people would QUIT asking this question! If you want to watch ZONE, find anther team! CAL will NOT play zone, because he isn’t a zone coach, plain and simple!

      Willis gives us CONSISTANT energy, and effort, THATS why he’s so valuable! The only other players to give us that is Ulis, and Murry! I’m not putting Briscoe in this group because I’m not sure what that is Briscoe gives?



    • Game Changer
      10:19 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Willis is much more of a liability out there than a plus… like Skal… except that he is a junior



    • bstains
      1:08 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I hate the zone as much as Cal does but I hate watching our guys get beat in man to man more. We are soft on defense this year and I was suggesting we switch it up a little. I agree Derek is useless on defense but Brisco has become useless on offense, every time Brisco shoots it is as good as a turnover. He either misses the shot or gets fouled and misses the free throw. In time Cal will get if figured out. Go Cats.



  23. Game Changer
    8:45 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Guys like Padgett, Miller, Travis Ford were Kentucky guys that you wanted to see in the game…. Willis is just not that caliber and for whatever reason just like Poythress he plays really dumb.



  24. Biglaw Dawgin'
    8:54 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t think it’s that the team plays well when Lee does, I think it’s reversed: Lee plays well when the team does. It’s easy to block shots and grab O boards and easy put backs when the other team is on tilt and trying to play catch up. But all that flying around and risking getting out of position when we’re down can turn a 5 point deficit into an 18-point deficit quick. Real frickin quick, playa.



    • rainman
      9:50 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Especially when your allowed to play 5 minutes in the ENTIRE game!



    • J-Dub421
      10:36 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I disagree. I think Lee is the lynch-pin on our defense. Lee orchestrates the defense the same way Ulis orchestrates the offense. Lee is the guy who calls out screens and tells other players where to be, etc.



  25. Chopper
    11:07 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    The lack of basketball knowledge from people commenting here is hilarious. But it’s also embarrassing to read all this shit from people who are part of UK’s fan base. I hate it break it to everyone commenting, but you all really don’t know shit about basketball or any of these players. Some of y’all actually think you can evaluate talent. Listening to Cal’s post game presser and the KSR radio show every day doesn’t qualify you to evaluate talent. Y’all are foolish. The comments are really sad. No, I’m not a Louisville troll



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:12 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Totally agree. It just shows that any redneck with an Internet connection can jump on here and preach their (misinformed) opinions as “facts”. It’s exhausting, and the main reason we can’t keep coaches very long around here.



  26. za
    11:40 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Remember that Villanova team years back that played 4 guards? We should try that when DH gets back.



  27. Kizzy
    3:53 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

    My comment stands true. You don’t know what your talking about. The sandwich comment wasn’t sexist, you dared someone not to ask to make them a sandwich. I’d be very careful putting me on blast on twitter, in KSR is one thing. You would do well to remove your twitter post of me. I don’t care who agrees with me or not, just because you don’t make sense doesn’t give you the right to put me on blast. Again be careful.



    • J-Dub421
      4:46 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      I called you sexist because your comment was sexist. It’s not about the sandwich, it’s about you telling a female to “leave sports to the Men.” Having a penis clearly hasn’t made you any smarter, since you don’t even know how to properly reply to a post.



  28. Kizzy
    3:58 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

    If you feel you have a real problem you have my info, email me. I’d hate to see you have to leave your day job all because you have thin skin. Again my problem is you blasting me on social media, I guess I could do that to you as well??



    • UK Big Board Update
      7:23 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      LMAO!!! Is that supposed to be some kind of threat?!?! LOL, what a pu$$y you are.



  29. Kizzy
    7:59 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

    Take it however you like, I’m not laughing. UK big board update, say whatever, your behind a keyboard, so yeah. Bash me all you want on ksr, but only a an immature thin skinned person would take it to social media. But keep talking, stay behind your computer tough guy.smh



    • UK Big Board Update
      9:57 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Sure sounds like you’re the one with the thin skin…..



  30. Kizzy
    10:54 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

    How? Bash me all you want here. Common sense anyone would be pissed being blasted on social media. You would to. Why are you cosigning anyway? I believe I was talking to Tyler. I don’t have to agree with her take on Marcus Lee. In truth, Ulis, and Murray hold this team together, if they go, this team wins NO games. Lee can be a non factor everytime, everyone and we can still win. In fact, if we could hit free throws, and a respectable percentage of our threes, and stop biting on pump fakes, and buckle down on D, we beat LSU. They were not so hot themselves, but we all know everyone plays there A game against us, there A game is very beatable, with, or without Lee.



    • J-Dub421
      11:31 pm January 7, 2016 Permalink

      Then why didn’t you just say this in the first place??? No one was bashing your opinion, they were bashing your sexism. Argue your opinion like an adult without taking cheap sexiest shots and no one would have cared.

      And for crap sakes, learn to use the reply button.