The Cats led after the first half, which featured both teams putting on an atrocious shooting performance. After that, Auburn started to find their footing and Kentucky continued to look completely lost on the offensive side of the court. There was no flow, no rhythm, and to put it quite frankly, BJ Boston struggled a lot this game.
If Boston cannot become the player that we all thought he would be, this Kentucky team will have not a chance to turn this season around.
Calipari also did not put on his best coaching performance, sitting Dontaie Allen at key times in the game when the Cats needed an offensive spark. Isaiah Jackson also saw his fair share of time on the bench this game as well.
Really seemed like Kentucky had turned a corner against Florida, but this offense is garbage and Cal refuses to play the best players. Not much to say beyond that.— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) January 16, 2021
After leading UK in scoring in the first half, Dontaie Allen has played 3 minutes in the second half.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) January 16, 2021
Dontaie Allen is the only player with a positive +/- number in the second half. He has only played 3 minutes after leading the team in scoring the 1H.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) January 16, 2021
There is very little about this game I understand. I don’t get the game plan and I don’t get the execution on Offense— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 16, 2021
Why is Dontaie Allen on the bench?— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) January 16, 2021
Sharife Cooper just picked up an Oscar nomination after this flop. pic.twitter.com/HQ4O25Ywd5— Sam Gormley (@GormleyKSR) January 16, 2021
that was not an offensive foul on mintz.— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) January 16, 2021
I have stuck up for Cal all season and will always be pro Cal but I am getting fed up....— Dylan Ballard (@DylanBallard_UK) January 16, 2021
These lineups are miserable, no offensive flow, and claiming he needs someone to fight but he clearly doesn’t care about that!
BJ Boston's game is full of bad habits. What are you doing there?— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) January 16, 2021
You know the basketball IQ is lacking when a player runs back to grab his shoe instead of reaching out to grab a rebound. Like wut— Travis Graf (@TravisGraf_) January 16, 2021
Complete joke. Players can't pass, can't defend, can't shoot, can't do anything. This Auburn team stinks and they're punking UK in the second half.— Round Daddy (@JStreble82) January 16, 2021
John Calipari doesn't want people to pile on BJ Boston, but by keeping him on the floor Cal is just giving fans ammunition.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) January 16, 2021
This 2nd Half leaves open a lot of criticisms— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 16, 2021
And Kentucky collapses.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 16, 2021
Cooper drive and dump for a dunk, Cats go zone and Cooper splits gap for a floater, Boston horrible turnover, then another (Auburn layup), Askew turnover (Auburn layup).
Tigers 56, Cats 46, 5:36 2H.
That's like a 25-point lead vs. Kentucky.
Calipari deserves every bit of criticism he's going to get for this coaching display. Abysmal.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) January 16, 2021
Bright side of this UK game: At least Justin Powell is hurt, so we're spared the indignity of seeing another KY HS kid to whom Cal couldn't throw a bone torch the Cats.— Kal Oakes (@oaksie72) January 16, 2021
At some point, Calipari will have to put the team above BJ Boston. It's not happened yet.— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) January 16, 2021
I’ve never questioned Cal’s coaching until this year. Why aren’t the beat players on the court consistently throughout the entire game?— Michael Bennett (@justthecatradio) January 16, 2021
Boston 17% from 3— Keaton Belcher (@KeatonBelcher) January 16, 2021
Allen 50% from 3
It’s not hard
"nothing comes easy for them"— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) January 16, 2021
"trouble scoring in the half court"
"difficulty scoring in transition"
lol don't use so many words when 2 will do: Kentucky sucks
Kentucky is going to fall to Auburn, now 4-8 on the year and 3-2 in the SEC.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) January 16, 2021
This one's on John Calipari.
Not enough.— Did Dontaie Allen play today? (@DidDontaiePlay) January 16, 2021