On a special edition of social media reactions, we had a double-whammy of Kentucky vs Monmouth and the Louisville fanbase having their collective hearts broken by not getting Purdue head coach and former UofL player and Louisville native, Jeff Brohm.
First up, Kentucky vs Monmouth: The Wildcats played their best game of the season defensively, allowing only 44 points to Monmouth. Granted, Monmouth came in with an 0-7 record, but Kentucky showed tremendous effort on the defensive side of the ball.
Tyler Herro led the Wildcats with 16 points and showed his ability to hit the three ball and also showed off his defensive prowess as well with five steals on the night.
Kentucky will need more defensive nights like this for the rest of the season and that starts with a very good and very talented UNC-Greensboro team coming to Lexington on Saturday.
Here’s what social media had to say about the Wildcats finally dominating a game and looking good while doing it:
Better defense ➡ Better offense ➡ More fun️️ pic.twitter.com/iVJsRXmN04— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 29, 2018
Kentucky basketball beat Monmouth by the same amount of points Kentucky football beat Louisville— Ian Teasley (@ianteasley) November 29, 2018
Monmouth is bad, but this is what Kentucky needed. Make some perimeter jump shots and had some good things happen on defense. They handled an inferior opponent for only the second time this season. This should be a good confidence boost with the schedule starting to strengthen.— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettBOS) November 29, 2018
Kentucky's opponent on Saturday will be far different from Monmouth. 7-1 UNC-Greensboro's only loss came to LSU 97-91. The Cats will he tested.— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) November 29, 2018
Monmouth coach King Rice thanks Calipari for playing his team the last two years. "Kentucky is a SUPER talented team." Watched tape, thought there were spots they could have success against the Cats "and then they close those spots very quickly."— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 29, 2018
Two players (besides Tyler Herro) in the Calipari era have had at least 16 points, eight boards and five steals in a game: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Willie Cauley-Stein.— Chase Campbell (@Chase_KYK) November 29, 2018
Monmouth coach King Rice: “Kentucky will be a tough out in March.”— Shane Shackleford (@shack_daddy_1) November 29, 2018
Tyler Herro— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 29, 2018
16 pts (6-10 FG) (2-5 3pt FG)
5 STEALS pic.twitter.com/vqTa0KkyRB
Kentucky basketball couldn’t even beat 0-7, 30% shooting Monmouth by more points than Kentucky Football beat Louisville by. That’s how bad UK whipped Louisville’s ass Saturday— B3KG (@B3KeithG) November 29, 2018
And now to drink the tears of the Louisville fan-base:
More from @JeffBrohm "I believe that remaining at Purdue is the right thing to do, and I am excited for the challenges ahead. I want to thank the University of Louisville and Vince Tyra for reaching out and expressing their interest in me."— rickbozich (@rickbozich) November 28, 2018
His statement conclude with "As a former Cardinal player and coach, I want nothing but the best for the University of Louisville. Under the leadership of President Bendapudi and Vince Tyra, the future is in great hands. I also want (thank) all Cardinal fans for their support"— rickbozich (@rickbozich) November 28, 2018
Now for the fun stuff:
I was just sent this video from a UofL Fan: pic.twitter.com/DM7FXdHQEy— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) November 29, 2018
Well I guess we can all agree that Jeff Brohm is a coward and didn’t think he could lead his hometown team back to success and we didn’t want him anyway happy we all agree.— Chug (@Chuggernaut6) November 29, 2018
Louisville head coach Marvin Lewis.— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) November 29, 2018
A football program’s brand image takes a huge hit from getting publically spurned. Look at what happened @ Tennessee last year. Jeff Brohm’s decision, albeit unintentional, has embarrassed Louisville. We just got dumped for a 6/10. Vince is about to earn that paycheck. #goodluck— LiveFeedLouisville™ (@LiveFeedLville) November 29, 2018
*this one is my favorite because they call Brohm a 6/10 even though they desperately wanted him*
Naw, he made his decision and stayed when we needed him most. That should be his last offer to coach the Cards. Purdue? Wow! Please remove all Brohm mentions in all Cardinal facilities— Troy O'keefe (@troy101781) November 29, 2018
Jeff Brohm is gonna regret his decision. After Rondale leaves, what does he have??? Still a huge fan of him though.— Jack Farmer (@jcfarmer6) November 29, 2018
Brohm should have said no 4 weeks ago. This was a sucker punch, and he didn’t have to do this to himself or the city of Louisville. He is the villain forever because he strung this out and said no. If he didn’t want to come, I was fine with that, but he played us and that hurts— Jordan Erk (@SportsJerk03) November 29, 2018
Jeff Brohm will crawl back on his hands and knees for the Louisville job. Wait! What?— LL Cool Jon (@sensiblejon) November 29, 2018
I am not stating this, but simply asking the question: Could Jeff Brohm have been deterred from the Louisville job because he was intimidated by the pressure of living up to the hype of being a "hero"?— Lance McGarvey (@clm250) November 29, 2018
*No, the Louisville job is a dumpster fire right now*
Louisville now drops to 2-11 on the year— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 28, 2018
Service is bad here and I can't load Twitter. What time is the Brohm press conference at Louisville? I assume he took the job?— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) November 28, 2018
It’s time to bring him back home, Louisville. pic.twitter.com/ZQQxOhwkBp— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) November 29, 2018
Do they realize those are Brian's jerseys? https://t.co/HVXYrVO1fe— Kent Spencer (@WHAS11Kent) November 29, 2018
Louisville could still end up with a very good coach, but boy, this is a crushing swing and miss. The Cards’ perfect coach said no to home. https://t.co/U19mO3JGS6— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 29, 2018
We’re nearing the “didn’t want him anyway”... “he really isn’t that good anyway” stage of the linebeard grief process— B3KG (@B3KeithG) November 29, 2018
A) Kentucky isn't playing right now.— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) November 29, 2018
B) Yes, I'm obsessed with your misery. I want to crush up your heartbreak and snort it.
C) Good luck with that coaching search. https://t.co/OuCagNuN3b
I can’t get enough salty Louisville fan tweets! You guys fired Jeff Brohm! Literally fired him from Louisville as the OC and somehow you feel betrayed!?!? Laughable.— John Purdue (@NotPurdueSports) November 29, 2018
Unless Vince Tyra nets ole St Nick Saban, no one will be as good as Jeff Brohm for UofL to the fan base. Absolutely no one. Honestly I feel bad for whomever that coach will eventually be.— Vote LJ 4 Ravens QB '19 (@Kingamongpawns) November 28, 2018
With Jeff Brohm rejecting Louisville, UofL officials now focus their efforts on their new top target to fill the coaching vacancy: Robby Teprino. pic.twitter.com/iB4sgeyLCh— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) November 28, 2018
“I’ll destroy my own property, that’ll show his ass”— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) November 29, 2018
Anybody ready for some Ron Cooper 2.0? John L. Smith is still around, right?— Bryan the Intern (@BryantheIntern) November 29, 2018
I hope every UofL fan takes a mental note today. When UofL was 2-10 and in need of a coaching change they reached out to Jeff Brohm, the “first family of UofL” to come back and take over and lead his home town and alma mater back to winning traditions. And he turned his back.— kyle (@Rip_Rope) November 29, 2018
AD's arent judged like coaches but I feel like Tyra losing Brohm to Purdue is at least on par with Johnny Jones taking Ben Simmons to the NIT.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 28, 2018
Four days after suffering the worst home loss in the history of Cardinal Stadium, Louisville takes another L. https://t.co/rAd4ZjpID4— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) November 28, 2018
I hope you all have enjoyed laughing at Louisville and their misery with me.