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Hey Kentucky looks back on the 2018-19 UK Basketball Season

Now that we’ve had some time to let it marinate, the Hey Kentucky crew is ready to recap the season that was. Drew Franklin and Mary Jo Perino went through the highs and the lows of John Calipari’s tenth season in Lexington on Monday night’s edition of Hey Kentucky.

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18 Comments for Hey Kentucky looks back on the 2018-19 UK Basketball Season

  1. makeitstop
    12:31 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

    As a lifelong UK fan (dad played for Rupp and my first games were at Memorial Coliseum and Stoll Field) but UVA grad, I hv to say this was the best tourney that we didn’t win, bc there were so few upsets, so many OT games, best against best, and if the Cats can’t win, at least it was the Cavs. It was like a Breeders Cup – so many good teams in every round, anyone could win. It makes it harder to win but fun to watch. Thank god Duke lost. Next year, the trophy comes back to Lexington!

  2. michaelb
    12:39 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

    I really liked this team we had , I felt like we did well but could have made the final 4. Remember the second time we played auburn when we let Montgomery play d on the guards and it gave them fits and we won by 20/30 ? Well where in the he’ll did that go ? Did we not look at what worked vs them ? Nah let’s just bench ej. Lol wtf

  3. RealCatsFan
    7:02 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah, you could argue that Cal made some questionable decisions this year, particularly with substitution patterns, but a lot of high profile coaches also made bad decisions. Cal has consistently brought in high level players who are also good people, and I couldn’t think of many coaches who can handle the beast that is UK Basketball the way he has. That being said, I agree that Cal needs to find a way to maintain some maturity and experience on the roster. The grad student route helped, but it doesn’t provide the continuity that a 3 or 4 year player provides, and the NCAA may be closing that door. Cal needs to find a way to keep a few 4 or 5 star players for multiple years while still working in a few one and done studs. Difficult balancing act, but it’s what needs to be done to move forward.

  4. dave1964
    7:57 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

    If Cal comes out before the season starts and say Richards has made the most improvement of the summer I will throw up. If not for Tyler H this would have been a big let down.

    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      12:08 pm April 9, 2019 Permalink

      Always been very surprised by UK’s interest in Richards as a prospect. He hasn’t played too much basketball and you can tell when you watch him, especially up close. Been coaching a Nike AAU team here in Chicago for a while now and was always surprised at how little basketball knowledge Richards was able to absorb.