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Cats lose and Making A Murderer (Wednesday Show Thread)

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If Matt and Ryan get tired of talking about last night’s game, they will go ahead and dissect America’s obsession with Making A Murderer.

But first, they do have a thing or four to say about the Cats’ no-show in Baton Rouge.

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70 Comments for Cats lose and Making A Murderer (Wednesday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:56 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    That was dissapointing.

    I couldn’t stay up for the game since I was sick, did we ever lead in the game?

    Drew, how many tweets did you get? #EatIt



    • RealCatsFan
      10:22 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      I think we led briefly at the very beginning. Got to within 4 a couple times in second half, then fell apart.



  2. Big Curt
    9:56 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    I had that circled on my calendar at the start of the season. Still, painful to watch. Still love my CATS though. They’ll get there…….



  3. houndstooth
    9:59 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Skal left a scowl on my face but so did Lee and Alex.



  4. Realme
    10:02 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Gotta hand it to this team. When they decide to play badly, they really commit. 🙂
    I think part of the problem is that when a team is a bad match up for Tyler, no one is stepping in and taking up the slack, unlike last year.



  5. Sentient Third Eye
    10:12 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Part of it is that this team, right now, is dependent on matchups to win. If a team is really weak at the point, we’ll cream them. But if they are strong in the post, we can’t match up.



  6. dean winchester
    10:14 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    I see this as a 2011 situation, in that its time to settle on a 6-7 man rotation and everyone else rides pine. You need people to play roles. To me, Ulis, Murray, Poythress, Lee, dom, willis, and either Humphries, Wynyard,.or Skal. Ulis and Murray log about 37 mins a piece. Whomever plays the five has to rebound and play defense. I think Tai maybe the answer there. 265 lbs, physical. If he boxes out and gets boards and the occasional putback he will be an improvement.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:17 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, if Tai can just be a space-eater, that would be an improvement over right now. It’s not like we’re getting any post production from the starters. Can he defend, though? Would it matter? Switch to a zone maybe to help Tai and Isaac inside.



    • dean winchester
      10:28 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      If one of them could be Jorts 2.0…rebound,.solid d, set screens,.occasional putback or hook.



  7. RealCatsFan
    10:17 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Um, Briscoe was actually 1-7 from the line. Worst FT shooter in UK history!



  8. Buck Naked
    10:22 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    We are basically a jump shooting team that is extremely inconsistent. When you have 0 post presence, it is very hard to win at a consistent clip.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:47 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Exactly! The irony is that part of the answer would be Briscoe with his driving ability IF he could hit free throws. That’s what makes him so frustrating.



  9. RealCatsFan
    10:23 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Dammit Matt, I had cleansed the UT game from my memory, and now it is back thanks to you!



  10. RealCatsFan
    10:24 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe’s mouthpiece is his binky. He needs it.



    • J-Dub421
      10:26 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Then someone give it back to him!!!



  11. J-Dub421
    10:24 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Can we borrow Jodie Meeks to work with Briscoe?



  12. secrick
    10:25 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Just let the three go, piss on throwing the ball in to the big men. Give me Murray, Ulis, Briscoe, Hawkins and Alex and tell Alex when he gets the ball to throw back out to the other players and go rebound. Yeah i know it won’t work but those big guys have pissed me off.



  13. UKinIN
    10:25 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    no one should confuse murray taking on all of the scoring responsibility in the second half of the OSU and LSU games as the offense improving.



  14. cats paw
    10:26 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    just remember ole cats paw said Cal needed to scrap the 3 guard lineup after the duke game!! all Briscoe does is take shots away from the only real offense we have (murray). just another example of Cal chosing athletes (street ballers in a lot of cases) over fundamentals. maybe he can remind us of how free throws arent important again?



    • RealCatsFan
      10:28 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Gee, I guess Cal should have you on speed dial. Maybe we need to hire you and fire Cal.



    • UK Big Board Update
      10:44 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Ol’ cats paw made sure to post this just minutes after the win over Duke.

      “cats paw November 17, 2015 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      but ill help you all out here for future knowledge. if Duke plays us again, pick Duke! they will not miss that many 3’s again. Hate all u wish but i can fill this thread full of my predictions that are generally 100% on! and thats why i get under your skin so much!!”



    • J-Dub421
      10:53 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, let’s not play a 3 guard line up because our bigs have been playing so very well. Brilliant observation!! (<- That's sarcasm.)



    • ukjaybrat
      11:37 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      i really wish you would go back to card chronicle and stay there.



  15. RealCatsFan
    10:26 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    At the beginning of the season someone said that Alex would be out most important player, and he has been invisible. I bet you could map out performance as a team against his as a player, and they would coincide.



  16. J-Dub421
    10:27 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    How is Willis so good on offense and so bad on defense???



    • RealCatsFan
      10:29 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      A great deal of defensive success is about attitude. A player has to take a personal affront to being scored on. Also, I think Willis is lacking in lateral quickness, which allows his opponent to get by him frequently.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:38 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Willis or Wiltjer? LOL



    • RealCatsFan
      10:38 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      … ad J-Dub, Willis is a very good set shooter and is good for a putback dunk or fast break dunk, but he hasn’t shown much of a post game so far. That’s what we need.



    • J-Dub421
      10:38 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      A lot of times he just gets caught standing around watching, or is late rotating or switching. It’s infuriating.



    • J-Dub421
      10:40 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Real, I don’t know that I would really consider Willis a post player. I’ve always seen him as more of a wing.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:09 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Agree with J-Dub : Willis is not a post -guy. It would be awesome if he could rotate through the 4 and 5 positions but that shall likely remain a wish -unfulfilled. We would all love for DW to work with much success



  17. UKinIN
    10:27 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    matt, will you acknowledge that calipari’s “go make a play” offense doesn’t work? his teams, this one in particular, need more of a plan.



  18. RealCatsFan
    10:31 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Damned good thing we beat Duke and Louisville, because we won’t have many opportunities to get good wins to offset the bad losses going forward.



    • dean winchester
      10:49 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Actually tex am and south carolina are both ranked. Florida has a good rpi. Still play at Kansas. Lots of opportunities left, but we got alot of issues right now.



  19. Cat House
    10:33 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    I kept waiting for the tiny car to come sliding in and the rest of the clowns come rolling out.



  20. RealCatsFan
    10:36 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Used to bowl in several leagues, and the thing I hated about it back then was coming home reeking of cigarette smoke. And Matt, real bowlers have their own shoes and their own bowling ball. Those that rent shoes are known as duffers.



  21. Laker Cat 18
    10:36 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    DO NOT put this on Marcus Lee. He’s the one who has brought us this far.

    1. Skal is always going to be Skal. He has improved very little.

    2. Briscoe is Archie Goodwin 2.0. If he drives, he better put it in the basket, because he’s not going to get it from the foul line. Terrible shooter and sees WAY too much playing time.



    • Rixter
      10:42 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      If Skal gets drafted, I’m forgoing my 4 years of eligibility and declaring for the draft.
      I’m 56, but I’m confident I’m a better basketball player than Skal.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:51 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Laker Cat, at least Archie could hit more than half his FT’s.

      Rixter, I would wager that at least you wouldn’t get pushed around in the middle as much. Put a butt on them! 😀



  22. Rixter
    10:40 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    When the politicians were telling folks Matt was gay, all they needed was to play a clip of him fawning over ‘The Bachelor’



    • J-Dub421
      10:46 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      I highly doubt Matt is gay, but even if he was, what difference would it make??



    • RealCatsFan
      10:49 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      You forgot to say, “not that there’s anything wrong with that”. 🙂



    • Realme
      10:51 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      I would argue his Bachelor fandom makes him a tiny bit misogynistic. It seems to be watching women embarrass themselves that entertains him the most.



    • Cat House
      10:55 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      I don’t think he is gay but he is a wimp. He was raised in Bell County and never shot a gun or was in a fight.



    • J-Dub421
      10:55 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Nice Seinfeld reference! 🙂



    • RealCatsFan
      11:09 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      I think the correct term might be “metrosexual”.



  23. UKinIN
    10:42 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    caller is right about team focusing on ben simmons. i kept screaming at the tv “quit acting like simmons is lebron! it’s just basketball! play your game!”



  24. J-Dub421
    10:43 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    The play of both Lee and Alex is determined in the first four minutes of a game. If they come out and play well immediately we’re good. If they pick up quick fouls (like last night), we’re screwed.



  25. RealCatsFan
    10:48 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    They based the name “Cole Trickle” off of real life stock car racer Dick Trickle, one of the all time best names in sports. May he RIP.



  26. houndstooth
    10:49 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    why would the put red white and boom on the weekend when uk plays southern miss in football. maybe so we have a place to drown our sorrows?



  27. Rixter
    10:51 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    When Briscoe gets 3′ from basket, he’s out of his range



  28. houndstooth
    10:54 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Can we move on to Making of a murder



  29. TomTraubertsBlues
    10:54 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Matt, Matt, Matt. Duke lost by 16 last year, not 30. Mulder hit 1 three pointer, not 2. Lee played 5 mins, not 6. Briscoe was 1-7 from the line not 1-5. Alex scored 4 pts, not 2. How did you get through law school with a memory like that?



    • houndstooth
      11:01 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Facts are optional on the show.



  30. CATandMONKEY
    10:58 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Matt, as much as I hassle you for your musical tastes, I still am completely on board with your taste in Ms. Musgrave (No”s”, just like no “s” in the word Kroger).



  31. houndstooth
    11:09 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    briscoe has two knocks- can’t shoot jump shots either



  32. Cat House
    11:16 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Cal is 200-41 at UK. That means he has lost 30 games when not down 10 at the half. That doesn’t mean anything either.



    • houndstooth
      11:30 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      That’s not true- they said down by 10 or more at the half- not down at the half.



    • Cat House
      11:34 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      WTF!!!!



  33. RealCatsFan
    11:17 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    When we were down by 4, a couple of bad decisions did us in. If we make a play and cut it to 2 or even 1, I wonder if LSU fans would have started having bad flashbacks to the “Mardi Gras Miracle”. Maybe Cal should have this team watch some of that game.



  34. houndstooth
    11:28 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Joe B Hall used to do a lob to Walker or bowie after the tip- nothing like a slam dunk to start the game.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:41 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      We started the Wisconsin game with a lob slam to Willie last year, and at that point I thought we might run away with the game. Alas, did not turn out that way. 🙁



  35. J-Dub421
    11:41 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe’s problem is mental, it’s not his work ethic or his shot. There isn’t anything glaringly wrong with his shot.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:43 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Great minds think alike! 😉



    • J-Dub421
      11:47 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      And so do we! 🙂



  36. RealCatsFan
    11:43 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe’s troubles at the line are 100% mental. They need to somehow simulate the pressure situation in practice when he is practicing his FT’s. Maybe if he does not hit 75% or better they tase him or something. 🙂



    • RealCatsFan
      11:46 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

      Seriously, maybe not a good comparison, but I coach girls’ juniors volleyball. We sometimes have kids who serve very well in practice, but then freeze up in a game and muff their serves. We put them in a pressure situation in practice where they have to get a certain percentage over an in or there are repercussions like running laps or sprints. It helps considerably. Volleyball serve is very similar to FT’s – you have to get in a routine to do it the exact same way each time – get in a rhythm.



  37. J-Dub421
    11:56 am January 6, 2016 Permalink

    People need to stop expecting freshmen players who are 17-18 years old to be a finished product right now. Give them some time to develop before writing them off.

    People also need to accept Alex for who he is. Alex is not a leader, he’s a shy, quiet, introvert. Being a leader goes completely against his entire personality.



  38. bakju keha
    2:22 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    need hazard affiliate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!