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UK vs. Albany: First Half Comment Thread

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The first of Kentucky’s 40 basketball games this season tips off tonight in Rupp Arena with the University of Albany Great Danes in town. Also the first of two games on back-to-back day, tonight marks the beginning of Kentucky’s tune-up weekend leading up to the highly anticipated game with Duke on Tuesday.

Starters for Kentucky are Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Charles Matthews, Marcus Lee and Skal Labissiere. Isaiah Briscoe will not play tonight after banging knees with Dominique Hawkins, who will play, in practice earlier this week.

Let’s talk about it below. Cats.

 

(Pro tip: You can refresh the comments by hitting CTRL+F5 or Command+R)

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

104 Comments for UK vs. Albany: First Half Comment Thread



  1. BigBlueFan
    6:52 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Live Stream links for Kentucky vs. Albany:

    http://ukbasketballlive.com/uk-basketball-live-streaming.html

    Check back shortly after it ends to watch a 720p HD replay of the game.



  2. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    6:55 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Hey guys. Not gonna lie, been watching the coverage of the Paris attacks and am pretty bummed out. Tonight’s game is a much-needed distraction.



  3. millertime98
    6:58 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Murray for 25 tonight



  4. millertime98
    6:58 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Je t’aime Paris



  5. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:02 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    HERE WE GO!



  6. KFG
    7:02 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Giving the Comment thread a try. This is no liveblog.



    • KFG
      7:51 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      I miss the filter of the liveblog everything I say feels a lot dumber, probably because it’s in a comment section. We need to find a better liveblog alternative.



  7. millertime98
    7:02 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    me and Tyler and Drew and the Cats. Friday night fun.



  8. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:03 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Two fouls already. Ugh.



  9. Drew Franklin
    7:04 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    And Kentucky’s first points of the season come on a dunk from Charles Matthews.



  10. millertime98
    7:04 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    wow. that was a man dunk



  11. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:04 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Matthews dunk! First points of the season



  12. AmandaLou
    7:04 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Drew, can you remind us what to do to get the comments to refresh? Was it F5?



  13. Sir Brandon
    7:05 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Matthews and Ulis bringeth athleticism



  14. Drew Franklin
    7:06 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Strong move by Lee. He didn’t have that this time last year.



  15. Sir Brandon
    7:06 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Liketh the aggressiveness of Lee



  16. Drew Franklin
    7:08 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Oh hey new sideline reporter



  17. millertime98
    7:09 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Matt said this team is going to score a lot of points, They might, but I agree that they will struggle somewhat early



  18. UKCrewser
    7:11 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    The Fighting Marmaduke’s….



  19. Drew Franklin
    7:11 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Derek Willis fans, CELEBRATE!



  20. Dawn1
    7:11 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Hi all. Will the liveblog be returning at some point? I have so much trouble with the comments section.



    • Drew Franklin
      7:13 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      I’m afraid the live blog only has three more football games and then it’s dead forever.



    • AmandaLou
      7:15 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      That makes me sad. Will it not even be brought back out for an old fashioned Monday Night Live Blog?



    • Drew Franklin
      7:20 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      Maybe before the end of the year. We’re closing our account with CoverItLive. They’re terrible people.



  21. Sir Brandon
    7:12 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    What you talketh about, Willis?!?!



  22. KFG
    7:12 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I’m more impressed with Derek Willis’ play than his tattoo game!



  23. Drew Franklin
    7:12 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    So Murray’s good



  24. scacchoops
    7:12 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink


  25. Drew Franklin
    7:15 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Big ovation for Lee as he fights for multiple offensive rebounds. Just what Cal wants out of him.



  26. Sir Brandon
    7:15 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Marcus playeth activeLEE



  27. Dawn1
    7:15 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Say it ain’t so Drew! Do we need some crowdsourcing?



  28. millertime98
    7:16 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    we are going to struggle down low on offense this season.



  29. Chewbacca
    7:16 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    This is new and fun. Hi, everyone!



  30. AmandaLou
    7:16 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    After the Football LiveBlogs I started watching this season of Below Deck after reading Tyler post about it and now I kind of love it.



  31. UKCrewser
    7:18 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Make the new interns run the live block as initiation…that could be fun!



  32. millertime98
    7:19 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    VIVA LA ROCKY



  33. Drew Franklin
    7:19 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Marcus Lee having a game.



  34. Sir Brandon
    7:19 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Alas poor LiveBlog, we hardly knew thee.



  35. taylorsvillecat
    7:19 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t find the comments from the updated iPhone app



  36. millertime98
    7:20 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t know that it will ever happen but I’ve already bought tickets to Rocky’s musical



  37. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:20 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Defense is a work in progress to say the least



  38. UKCrewser
    7:20 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Nice take Willis



  39. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:21 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Two straight and ones for Lee!



  40. millertime98
    7:22 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    that sequence just made all the “why don’t we press” people “excited”



  41. Chewbacca
    7:23 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Murray makes it look like he’s not even trying



  42. andrew59832
    7:24 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Skal kinda…just chilling.



  43. Sir Brandon
    7:24 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    The screen moveth



  44. millertime98
    7:24 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    all these rules changes but they don’t address the one they really need to: jumping into the defender. Worst call in the game.



  45. Drew Franklin
    7:25 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    And there’s the first shot clock violation of the season



  46. andrew59832
    7:25 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    That camera angle is just so bad. It’s like they get paid to do one of those every half and it always sucks.



  47. millertime98
    7:26 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    quick whistles could also be a problem as I see a few games where Alex will be our biggest player on the court



  48. millertime98
    7:27 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Willis is good.



  49. andrew59832
    7:28 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    It’s actually spelled D-E-R-E-on flee-K



  50. AmandaLou
    7:28 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    So happy to see Willis doing so well.



  51. millertime98
    7:29 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I’m going to stop posting, this feels weird. I’m used to getting one on a game via the LiveBlog.



  52. girl wildcat fan
    7:29 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    What is Murray’s stat line so far?



  53. TheWildcatKyle
    7:31 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I am going to be the first the call in show so I can suggest Willis starts next game.



    • Drew Franklin
      7:32 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      Good luck. You won’t be the only one trying to get through for that one.



  54. Chewbacca
    7:33 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    It’s early, but I’m kind of underwhelmed so far. not sure why



  55. millertime98
    7:34 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    It’s Friday night so I’m used to hearing that



  56. andrew59832
    7:35 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Skal is struggling.



  57. TheWildcatKyle
    7:35 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Willis on pace to average 30pts per game this season.!



  58. Chewbacca
    7:36 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    What a bunch of Hoolie



  59. Drew Franklin
    7:36 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Sooo how is Calipari going to keep Willis on the bench? It’ll be tough if he keeps playing like this.



  60. Cats&CavsFan
    7:36 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Im not 100% yet but i think the live blog was better. Maybe this will grow on me?



  61. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:38 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Sorry y’all, had to post some stuff. Willis highlights now on the main page



  62. millertime98
    7:38 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Ullis, Skal, Dom + whoever could cause a lot of shot clocks this season.



  63. Drew Franklin
    7:39 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Am I the only one who didn’t know women’s basketball switched to quarters this season?



  64. taylorsvillecat
    7:40 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Again, is the comment section accessible from the app?



  65. millertime98
    7:41 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    UK women 30-9



  66. Chewbacca
    7:42 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    No 5 second rule anymore, right?



  67. millertime98
    7:43 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    another whistle, YAY!



  68. millertime98
    7:44 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    No way I’m calling him I-Zack. It’s Isaac.



    • Sir Brandon
      7:48 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      iZach?



  69. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:44 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Sloppy few minutes here. Did that kid from UAlbany give Isaac Humphries a haircut too?



  70. yarg
    7:45 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I’m concerned about UK’s interior defense whenever they face a big body down low. Lee is great at being the second dude to come in to help, but not sure who would be able to guard somebody like an Okafor from last year.



  71. millertime98
    7:47 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    11 turnovers in a half is not a good sign for a guard oriented team.



  72. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:48 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Joey Palumbo sighting on TV!



  73. millertime98
    7:49 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    “You haven’t seen me play enough”



  74. andrew59832
    7:49 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Lotsa scoring options for us.



  75. Drew Franklin
    7:49 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Quick two for Mulder but he was completely lost on the other end



  76. Sir Brandon
    7:49 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Ulis hath courage



  77. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:50 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Meanwhile, UK Hoops is leading Rice 34-16 at halftime



  78. Chewbacca
    7:51 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    scoring is great until those shots don’t go in. I love how we are not afraid to shoot, though. green lights all over the court.



  79. Drew Franklin
    7:51 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Willis finally misses



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:52 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      But still, Willis gets buckets.



  80. roflectomy
    7:51 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Cal was being loud during the last couple of possessions. I guess the mic might explain it lol.



  81. KFG
    7:52 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    First half thoughts: WOW WILLIS



  82. Sir Brandon
    7:53 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Snacketh time



  83. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    7:53 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Haha, this poor sideline reporter. Just let Cal talk



  84. The Rest of the story
    7:54 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Cats look like a freshman oriented team first half. Skal not doing anything so far. Willis is the man.



  85. girl wildcat fan
    8:06 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Skal is a second half man…



  86. The Rest of the story
    8:13 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Sloppy play by Cats keeping Albany in a game that they do not belong in



  87. The Rest of the story
    8:17 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Game quickly gets ugly or more uglier than it already was



  88. The Rest of the story
    8:19 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Really not loving the play of Alex. Just not exerting himself



  89. The Rest of the story
    8:20 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Skal is getting bodied and it is bothering him a lot.