Well, you know Crean will have them playing hard...
Haha, HR, wonder who you're talking about?
Okay, let me ask this: What has to happen tomorrow for IU to win? Watford does a decent job of containing T. Jones for one...
In order of likely happening, I'd put it 3,2,1,4
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
IU would really have to be raining in the 3 ball as well. Hulls would have to hit 8 or 9.
They couldn't guard R. Jackson from BC and he didn't have much of an inside presence.
I think UK will win by 20 or so.
So Liggins pushes off then knocks Hulls back again and draws the foul but Oladipo drives and gets hit and that's good D? All right cool.
Did IU drive the ball more than a couple times in the 2nd half? Seems to me they settled for jump shots while Kentucky was looking to drive every possession. Add in superior athletes and it's a recipe for free throw discrepancy.
Also, our two best players were saddled with foul trouble for much of the game... that helped IU keep it close.
I thought the defensive intensity from UK was like night and day first half to second.
What about the call that fouled out Darius Miller? Phantom call if I've ever seen one.
IU deserves a bunch of credit though, they played their hearts out.
If Liggins and Jorts hadn't brought it today in a big way, UK loses.
And for the record, Kentucky actually took more 3-pointers than did Indiana (18-15).
But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Now to those UK fans that want to discuss basketball in reality world...
Kentucky won the game because they tightened the defense the last 8 minutes. Indiana was previously getting some easy backdoor looks, and UK took that away. I was impressive with how aggressive they were down the stretch. Plus, loved the way Liggins was using his size advantage on Hulls to get inside.
UK played well when it counted. They earned a tough win.
But typical of some people to make officiating a convenient excuse.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Someone on another board made a good point that Jorts' play seems to have increased in quality since Kanter was allowed to resume practicing with the team. I don't think those two things are necessarily unrelated.
Coach Cal post-game: "We won the game over 5 minutes tonight. Offensively AND Defensively."
Agree with Coach. I do think our defense was really clicking for closer to 10 minutes rather than 5.
"They could've, maybe should've, won the game tonight."
"What about Josh Harrellson tonight?"
"When you win, enjoy it."