Barney? Is that you? - Kevin C. Cox
5 Total Updates since February 12, 2013
3 months ago Article 149 comments
Florida easily defeats Kentucky in Gainesville with sharp execution and, frankly, very good basketball. But the big news isn't the lopsided loss, it's the apparent knee injury suffered by Nerlens Noel.
3 months ago Update 38 comments
I have to eat dinner and what not, so the postmortem will not be until later. For now, here is the box score for the game, courtesy of ESPN.
|Nerlens Noel, F||23||3-5||0-0||2-4||1||6||0||1||3||3||3||8|
|Alex Poythress, F||29||1-9||0-1||3-5||2||4||2||2||0||3||0||5|
|Julius Mays, G||34||4-7||2-5||0-0||0||2||3||1||0||1||2||10|
|Ryan Harrow, G||19||0-3||0-1||0-0||0||1||1||0||0||2||1||0|
|Archie Goodwin, G||30||4-9||0-1||0-0||1||1||3||3||0||4||4||8|
|Jon Hood, G||7||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jarrod Polson, G||15||1-2||1-2||1-2||0||1||1||0||0||1||2||4|
|Kyle Wiltjer, F||23||3-5||1-2||0-0||2||2||0||0||0||1||0||7|
|Willie Cauley-Stein, F||20||5-9||0-0||0-0||3||6||1||0||0||2||3||10|
|Erik Murphy, F-C||26||3-10||2-5||2-2||3||5||1||0||3||1||3||10|
|Patric Young, C||24||5-7||0-0||2-3||4||11||0||1||4||2||1||12|
|Mike Rosario, G||34||4-11||2-4||2-2||1||2||2||0||0||0||1||12|
|Kenny Boynton, G||35||3-7||1-3||2-3||0||0||2||2||0||3||1||9|
|Scottie Wilbekin, G||36||5-9||1-2||3-4||0||1||8||2||0||3||2||14|
|Casey Prather, G-F||23||6-8||0-0||0-0||1||3||2||0||2||0||3||12|
|Jacob Kurtz, G||1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Michael Frazier II, G||18||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||1||2||0||0||1||1||0|
|Dillon Graham, G||1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Braxton Ogbueze, G||1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|DeVon Walker, G-F||1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
3 months ago Update 417 comments
Kentucky is lost in Gainesville right now, and the reason is that Kentucky's guards have zero confidence and are playing as if they don't care whether they win or lose.
I could go on and on about what went wrong that half, but everyone saw it. Kentucky failed to communicate on defense, they were timid on offense. If you watched UK trying to set screens, you saw that the only player who set a single effective screen all game long was Kyle Wiltjer. You can't just fake a screen, you have to absorb at least some contact or it doesn't help.
Kentucky is simply outclassed in team execution on both ends of the floor in this game, and no mistake about it. They are capable of a big comeback, but I don't know if they have the heart, particularly at the guard spot. Archie Goodwin and Ryan Harrow continue to hang their heads after every big play, and I really see what Calipari means when he talks about playing "cool." Willie Cauley-Stein, Harrow, and Goodwin have all played "cool."
Not sure what Calipari can say, but I hope he has some magic beans with him for the second half.
3 months ago GameThread 260 comments
Come join A Sea of Blue and its community members as we discuss the Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators live.
3 months ago Article 40 comments
The time has come for the two big dogs in the SEC to fight it out for supremacy. Kentucky travels to Gainesville to try to wrest control of the conference from the Gators on their home floor.