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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Technical U?


Let me say upfront that I don’t think the following numbers mean anything.  Technical fouls are often as much on the personality of the referee as it is on the behavior of the player or coach.  Cal screams the same way pretty much every game and I imagine with salty language many times.  Some refs let it go and Doug Sirmons doesn’t.  Sometimes players get involved in shoving matches that they didn’t start.  Some of these technicals are for hanging on the rim or celebrating too hard.  But the point is, the number of techs a team accumulates doesn’t always equate to the character of a team.

With that said, this team has a TON of technicals this year.  8 different players or coaches have been called for a technical this year.  The total thus far of 17 is already the high for a Calipari team by SIX.  Isaiah Briscoe’s 4 techs are the 2nd most in a season for a UK player under Cal.  Many of these were for weird situations and many of them were legit.  But how does it compare to the other 6 Calipari teams?  A breakdown:

2015-16 (17 total)
4: Briscoe
3: Murray, Calipari
2: Ulis, Labissiere
1: Poythress, Lee, Humphries

2014-15 (5 total)
2: Aaron Harrison
1: Lee, Towns, Ulis

2013-14 (10 total)
4: Calipari
2: Aaron Harrison
1: Cauley-Stein, Poythress, Antigua, Johnson

2012-13 (10 total)
3: Cauley-Stein
2: Calipari, Goodwin
1: Noel, Robic, Harrow

2011-12 (9 total)
3: Calipari, Davis
2: Jones
1: Teague

2010-11 (6 total)
3: Calipari
2: Liggins
1: Miller

2009-10 (11 total)
5: Cousins
2: Orton
1: Wall, Bledsoe, Dodson, Liggins

Article written by Bryan the Intern

10 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Technical U?

  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    8:05 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    Wasn’t this posted yesterday?

  2. btowncatfan
    8:29 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    What is this, Groundhog Day?

  3. fatbrat
    8:34 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    You asked the question ” is UK technical U” Compared to who?

  4. StuckinLville
    8:38 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    Now imagine that, Boogie has the most lol I love him!

    • Laker Cat 18
      9:01 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

      Briscoe is closing in! I think he can get him by the end of the season.

    • Craig Sagers Suits
      3:03 pm February 25, 2016 Permalink

      If we get another game called by Sirmons, Shows, or Pat Adams, you could probably place a good bet for a 5th or 6th for that matter to get called on him.

  5. kyle heavy
    8:41 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

  6. JHyamo
    9:45 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    Now show us the referee that called each.

  7. Biglaw Dawgin'
    10:18 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    If BTI ever uses his penchant for numbers on stats that actually matter, he could very well end up writing an interesting article.

  8. Big Kat
    11:32 am February 25, 2016 Permalink

    What were Robic’s and Antigua’s for? Don’t often see assistants with techs.