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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    He lost versus Wisconsin on a remarkably questionable late non-call that could well have swung the game.


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    Kentucky lost composure after that (non) call. (Which makes sense, considering how young they were.)

    BTW, the guy who missed that call-- John Higgins-- has a history with UK basketball, most of it sordid.
    ehh, Higgins is a joke, and I am aware of his history with UK, but IMO that team was 10-15 points better than any team in the country that year. A call or a couple calls really should not have been enough to beat that team.....again in my opinion. I rank that team as probably the best college basketball team I watched as an adult. From the couch, I thought Cal could have managed that team a little better in regards to lineups and PT distribution. How does Booker only play 19 minutes in that game while the Harrison twins each played about 30?
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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Cal started to gear things down well before that bad call. He does that all the time and it gets his teams in trouble more often than not. Most of the time they survive it but didn't this time. This started about the 5 minute mark when UK had only had about a 4 or 6 point lead. Way to early to be grinding things down against a very good team like Wisconsin. They were on the ropes and Cal let them back in it. Any blaming of officials, even though Higgins is horrible, is just sour grapes.
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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Cal started to gear things down well before that bad call. He does that all the time and it gets his teams in trouble more often than not. Most of the time they survive it but didn't this time. This started about the 5 minute mark when UK had only had about a 4 or 6 point lead. Way to early to be grinding things down against a very good team like Wisconsin. They were on the ropes and Cal let them back in it. Any blaming of officials, even though Higgins is horrible, is just sour grapes.
    This happened in 2012 against Kansas in the national championship game and that could have ended the same way.

    Wisconsin offensively was the worst matchup for Kentucky the entire tournament and everyone knew it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    This happened in 2012 against Kansas in the national championship game and that could have ended the same way.

    Wisconsin offensively was the worst matchup for Kentucky the entire tournament and everyone knew it.
    Yea I had bad feeling about that Wisconsin game. They were a bad matchup for UK. You are right about that 2012 game. If not for a great play Gilchrist near the end of that game they could have blown it because Cal put them in the grind game way too early..
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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    They were on the ropes and Cal let them back in it. Any blaming of officials, even though Higgins is horrible, is just sour grapes.
    Absolutely sour grapes.

    That said, that call at that time changed the complexion of the game completely.

    Kentucky wins, IMO, if that call is made correctly.

    That's why UK didn't win the championship that season.

    (That tends to happen a lot with Higgins officiating Kentucky games. The UNC game that ended up with all sorts of Kentucky fans ready to tar and feather him is another example.)

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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    If Cal had not ground the game down that call probably would not have occurred. Anyway that's all in the past and nothing can be done now. You would hope Cal would have learned but he hasn't and he will never change.
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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Time is set for the UL game on December 31st is noon. That is the same time as the Sugar Bowl. If UK should be in the Sugar Bowl(I'm not holding my breath) which game will you choose to watch?


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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Time is set for the UL game on December 31st is noon. That is the same time as the Sugar Bowl. If UK should be in the Sugar Bowl(I'm not holding my breath) which game will you choose to watch?


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    When was the last time UK was in the Sugar Bowl?

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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    When was the last time UK was in the Sugar Bowl?
    I think it was 1951. Bear Bryant was their HC then. So its been a while.
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    Re: UK Basketball 2022-2023: Canít Get Much Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Wow! You just never know what these guys are going through sometimes. Sounds like he is doing better and coping better with all of things that went badly in that time.
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