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Wednesday’s Top 10: More Post-LSU Stuff

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Last night’s outcome was disappointing to some, but as they say in sports, a win is a win. Kentucky is now in a three-way tie for first in the SEC with Florida and South Carolina, all having 19-5 overall and 9-2 SEC records.

This morning we’ll look back at how the Cats got that 19th win and how it could’ve been better, plus a little bit more from around basketball.

Let’s go.

 

1. How do you only beat LSU by seven? At home! As a 25-point favorite! 

Everyone beats LSU by double digits. You have to really go out of your way to not beat LSU by double digits.

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I’ll tell you how: you play terrible defense. You give up 85 points to a team that had only scored in the 80s five times all season. You let a team that’s only shot 50 percent from the field five times, shoot 50 percent from the field.

Seven-point win over LSU. Seven. Unacceptable.

2. Cats will practice for three hours today.

It’s going to be a long day in the Joe Craft Center for the Cats. Calipari said they will hold a three-hour practice today, and, “If anybody says they can’t go, you won’t make the trip to Alabama. So don’t go, or you’ll go.”

Bam Adebayo said, “If we puke, we puke.”

3. Forget about the bad defense by watching the KY Wildcats TV highlights.

There were some exciting plays before the wheels fell off down the stretch.

4. Calipari will trim the rotation if he has to.

“Don’t want to shorten the rotation to five or six guys, but I will if I have to,” he said after the game. “I’d like to play eight or nine guys so they all get a chance to play, have fun, morale, all that. But you better deserve to be on that court, or… We’re at that time of the season.”

5. Alan Cutler’s hair is on fire.

6. In other basketball news, Lonzo Ball’s little brother scored 92 points in a high school game last night.

LaMelo, the younger Ball, took 61 shots in his high school game last night and finished with 92 points, 41 of which came in the fourth quarter. Poor Eli Scott had a pretty nice triple-double and no one is saying a word about his night.

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LaMelo Ball is only a sophomore, ranked as the No. 1 point guard in 2019, and he is already committed to UCLA.

7. Hello, Alex Poythress!

8. How adorable is this photo from last night’s game?

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Hopefully it finds its way to PawPaw so he can frame it.

Also, you should check out our entire UK-LSU photo gallery from Dr. Michael Huang Photography on Facebook by clicking below:

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9. Rupp Arena is auctioning off old basketball goals.

Rupp is auctioning off basketball goals used in Kentucky games from October 2000 until September 2016. They will be available for inspection on February 10th and 17th between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. behind Rupp Arena at the Service Entrance, and they’ll go to the highest bidder(s) between now and February 27th at 4 p.m.

For more information or to fill out your bid form, click here.

10. Who up Philadelphia!

I am flying to the City of Brotherly Love tomorrow to meet with Quade Green and to watch his game Friday night. If you’re in the Philly area, you should go to his game and wear blue and we can yell UK things together. Have your people contact my people.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

6 Comments for Wednesday’s Top 10: More Post-LSU Stuff



  1. secrick
    9:09 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Worst defense i have ever seen. LAZY.



  2. Blue Jesus
    9:26 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    The highlights for Melo Ball’s 92 point game are on Youtube, and you might be less impressed after you watch them. Obviously it’s notable anytime someone goes for that many, but the game looked like the last round of pickup of the day where no one even runs down the floor for defense and every possession is 3v1. I couldn’t make it to the end of the highlights. I bet 60 of his points were either he didn’t come back for defense and they through a long pass to him wide open under the basket, or him driving one-on-one against these middle school looking guards. It’s not an anomaly he had 4 offensive boards and 1 defensive–he rarely got that far down the court.



    • Based God
      11:31 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

      I made it through the whole thing. It was sad to watch. Final score was 143-126. They weren’t even really playing defense, just selling out on steals and then trying to get the ball out of the net and thrown to Melo as soon as possible. I bet #0’s arm was killing him today from throwing full court passes to Melo cherry-picking at the other end of the floor. Apparently his brother scored 71 in a game earlier this year. Their dad is the coach. Sad display IMO.



  3. inside info2
    9:32 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Glad you guys were able to snag Dr. Huang as a photographer. He takes great pics.



  4. TBW3011
    9:50 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    You could practice 48 straight hours and this team isn’t going to go hard enough to puke.



  5. somerset bill
    11:30 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    don’t click on the cutler thing if you are in an area where co-workers can hear you laughing uncontrollably.

    that camera man is obviously a seasoned sports videographer who knows how to follow the action. he inched the frame upward once things started to develop.