And I thought the last one was painful to write...
UK has a long way to go if they want to live up to that Top 10 ranking they have held for the last few weeks, and tonight they did nothing to silence their critics. More after the jump.
Well, maybe this attention we have been giving the Hoops squad is jinxing them, because tonight UK fell again 77-75 to Alabama, a team which had only one SEC win coming into tonight's contest. that makes three straight losses, all on the road for UK, which may be seeing it's first SEC Championship in decades slipping through it's fingers.
UK came back from a 23pt deficit in the second half after going in at halftime down 22. the charge was fast and furious, but ultimately just short. A'dia Mathies had 26 points for Kentucky, her last basket being a 3-pointer with 1 second left. She scored 18 in the second half on 80% shooting, and added six steals and five assists.
After three of these losses in a row, Matthew Mitchell is going to have to go back to the drawing board to correct the problems, or simply find a way to get UK shooting better. UK shot 60% in the second half, but only managed 33.3% in the first half, and they committed 15 T.O.'s before the halftime buzzer. they allowed Alabama to shoot 70% in the first half on their way to racking up 50 pts when the first buzzer went off. Jasmine Robinson scored 17 for Bama. I'll put some more analysis into this later this weekend, but for now, suffice it to say, the ladies are in trouble, and they need to find their way back from an abysmal two weeks of lousy basketball, including poor shooting, way too many T.O's and nonexistent execution. I hope Coach has his Magic 8 Ball going overtime.