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UK catching Vanderbilt off big loss and short turnaround

Vanderbilt is Kentucky’s next opponent in the sport of men’s basketball and John Calipari’s Wildcats are catching Bryce Drew’s Commodores at a good time.

Vanderbilt was in Athens last night to take on the Georgia Bulldogs, which did not go well. At all. Georgia won that game by 19 points — the same Georgia team that lost by 46 at Tennessee last weekend.

After the game, Coach Drew was asked about playing Kentucky on Saturday and he said they won’t spend any time looking at Kentucky today; they will instead look back at all the things that went wrong against the Bulldogs.

“We’ll plant a seed,” Drew said. “And hopefully the harvests are coming soon.”

The problem there is Vandy’s seeds and harvests don’t have a lot of time before the Commodores make the trip to Lexington. Kentucky already has a one-day advantage by playing on Tuesday, plus the benefit of playing at home. So it’s the perfect opportunity for the Cats to get a dominant win with 40 minutes of good basketball, something we haven’t seen through the first two games of SEC play.

Vanderbilt is currently winless in the conference, having lost its first game to Ole Miss by 10 points at home. It’s just not the same team after the injury to star point guard Darius Garland, who is out for the entire season after leading the team in scoring through five games.

Let’s win big. It’ll really make BBN happy.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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22 Comments for UK catching Vanderbilt off big loss and short turnaround

  1. BigolBlue
    2:25 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    Vandy will cover you can count on it. Probably will be close in second half.

    • secrick
      2:47 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      Both your comments suck . Must be awful to hate a team like you guys do . Can’t sleep at night for fear the Cats will win which they usually do.

    • Skooms
      3:04 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      What’s the spread anyway? You’re guaranteeing the cover, so I was wondering how many points?

  2. No more excuses cal
    2:38 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    This team needs all the help they can get to get a win

    • Skooms
      3:03 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      This guy needs all the help he can to win at life.

    • RealCatsFan
      9:10 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      There is not that much help available even from the Red Cross.

  3. Righteous1
    2:55 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    I absolutely agree with both of you. It may be closer than the Texas A&M game was. Kentucky was lucky to win that game. Also UK would have lost by double digits easily at Alabama if they would not have pressed in the last minute. I still am mystified on why this team does not press the entire game. The athletes they have could make it tough on the other team. But, we would rather play to the other teams tempo and hopefully beat them at their own game which also astonishes me. We should press and make teams play to our tempo. I am sure this will not happen unless we are behind.

    • terwilliger
      3:03 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      It isn’t just this team Righteous1… last years team played the other team’s tempo as well. We should have dirt rolled Kansas State, but in the week leading up to the game, all Cal would talk about was how we were gonna have to “grind it out”. Sure enough, we let them dictate the tempo and they beat us without their best player even playing. Smh

    • No more excuses cal
      7:18 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      Amen brother

  4. terwilliger
    2:56 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    Vandy is absolute garbage. The Cats need to come out of the gate with some intensity, looking to blow these guys out. This game should really be a slaughter in Rupp Arena. It should be over early. Come on CATS, impose your will on a lesser opponent for a change!

  5. Bigblue7982
    3:07 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    Vandy sucks cats by 20.

    • BigolBlue
      4:07 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      Thats what I thought about Bama and Texas am

  6. No more excuses cal
    5:13 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    It doesn’t matter if we win or not all that matters is the June draft players first

    • T-wah
      8:43 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      What really should matter is the use of punctuation and capital letters (where appropriate) for the purpose of clear communication.

    • No more excuses cal
      1:15 am January 11, 2019 Permalink

      That would not change the facts about this team and cal

    • No more excuses cal
      1:16 am January 11, 2019 Permalink

      Truth hurt’s no matter how it is written

  7. Racerr11
    5:46 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    Love the players first Cal coached teams.BBN

  8. channell
    6:38 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

    Who is sick of one and done? I’m ready for a team that is worried about the final score, not its draft status. Most of the SEC has this type of players. I hate Tennessee but love the competitiveness of that team. A team done right by maturing and getting better. Wish those days would return at UK.

    • No more excuses cal
      7:20 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      Me to

    • RealCatsFan
      9:12 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      Then you chumps should root for Vandy tomorrow night.

    • RealCatsFan
      9:17 pm January 10, 2019 Permalink

      UT has a good team this year. Maybe they will equal their best finish EVER and make the Elite Eight for what, the 3rd time in history? But they will probably flame out second round. And next year when Williams and Scofield are gone they will be lucky to be top 25. Is that what you want? Then go buy some puke orange and root for them.

  9. No more excuses cal
    1:20 am January 11, 2019 Permalink

    How many times have they beat us in the last 3years and how many 5star NBA all Americans did we have enough said