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UK’s Backcourt is the Best, Says CBS

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

It’s nothing new to us, but it’s nice to see others appreciate just how spectacular Kentucky’s backcourt is playing.  After struggling some on Saturday, Ulis, Murray and Briscoe proved last night that they deserve to be in the conversation as the best backcourt in the nation.

After first rolling with Maryland, then with Buddy Hield and Co. and Oklahoma, Jon Rothstein of CBS now believes that Kentucky’s guards are the best of the best.

Right now, the only way any logical compass can point when it comes to this topic is towards Kentucky and that was only reiterated by the way Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray played in Tuesday night’s 88-79 win at Florida.

The duo combined for 40 points, 15 assists, and 12 rebounds against the Gators and continue to complement each other like Al Pacino and Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco.

Throw in Isaiah Briscoe’s 13 points, three assist, three-rebound performance in a supporting role and you’ve got a trio that’s built to compete against anybody.

I’d take those three against anybody.  With a guard-dominated NCAA Tournament around the corner, it’s hard not be confident about the Cats.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for UK’s Backcourt is the Best, Says CBS

  1. bbn4LIFE
    5:22 pm March 2, 2016 Permalink

    #9 is upon us.

    • Angelo
      5:32 pm March 2, 2016 Permalink

      I am hoping for a miracle year like 1998. We do have three great three point shooters this year. I think 98 only had two.

  2. Angelo
    5:28 pm March 2, 2016 Permalink

    KSR needs to look at Brisco’s stats from high school and see if there has been any change at UK. Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Jiminy Crickets
      6:11 pm March 2, 2016 Permalink

      I think he weight trained too much in the off-season, without maintaining the same level of off-season shooting. He threw off his shot.

      Its a well known theory that heavy muscle training and strength training can throw off a shooter, and forces him to learn to control his shot again. If he literally shoots 100’s of shots per day while weight training, it usually doesn’t effect the shot, but shooting is a “fine muscle” technique and needs trained as much as gross muscle.

  3. leon singleton
    5:43 pm March 2, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe and Shal have arrived for March madness.