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It’s time for BJ Boston to play less

Dontaie Allen deserves to start going forward.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 01 Champions Classic - Kentucky v Kansas Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats lost on Saturday to the Auburn Tigers 66-59 for their 2nd loss in a row.

Once again, it was a frustrating game to watch as the Cats offense looked abysmal like we have seen all season.

Kentucky shot 40% overall but was 23% from three and shot 56% from the free-throw line.

It is not a secret that the Cats’ highest-rated recruit, BJ Boston, has not had the season we all expected him to have, as he is shooting 35% from the floor and 16% from three.

On several occasions, the team has played much better when Boston is not on the floor. The one that sticks out is the win at Mississippi State when he was on the bench down the stretch and Kentucky came back from a large deficit to win the game.

Although it was for a brief moment, the same was true Saturday.

Right after the under-8 timeout, Boston had two backbreaking turnovers that allowed Auburn to extend the lead to 56-46 with 5:36 to play.

Boston was sent to the bench following a Kentucky timeout, and the Cats looked like a different team down the stretch cutting the lead to 62-59 with 28 seconds remaining.

Unfortunately, the Cats weren’t able to get a much-needed win, but the fact is this team is better with Boston off the floor and it is getting to the point that Cal is going to have to put the team first and cut down Boston’s minutes.

Dontaie Allen led the Cats in scoring in the first half on Saturday, and with eight minutes to play in the game, had seen a total of three minutes in the second half.

When asked about that following the game, John Calipari gave a mind-boggling answer which had a lot of people scratching their heads.

I completely understand not quitting on a player, but Boston needs to see his minutes reduced, and Allen needs to see his minutes increased.

Let us know in the comments section if you agree.