Well, the Kentucky Wildcats drop another game, this time to Georgia for their third straight loss in SEC play. Kentucky was up six with two minutes to play in the game and kinda seemed to be pulling away until they just....collapsed?
It was yet another brutal game offensively for the Wildcats, barely cracking 60 points again and missing every possible open three-pointer.
One bright spot was BJ Boston, who had his best game of the season. The only issue is that no one else stepped up to help offensively, thus leading to a much closer game against a bad Georgia team.
With Kentucky now at 4-9 on the season, the hope for an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament is pretty much all but over at this point. The only hope for Kentucky to make it to the post-season is to win the SEC tournament, which is seeming like a next to impossible task at the moment.
Fans, still support the team, but you can go ahead and write this season as over.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about yet another Kentucky loss:
Kentucky just lost to Georgia.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 21, 2021
Not even sure this is an NIT team.
Calipari says “I need someone to talk to me because I am discouraged...”— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 21, 2021
Terrible loss and totally deserved— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 21, 2021
Kentucky collapsed down the stretch completely
Absolutely pathetic.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) January 21, 2021
WELP.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 21, 2021
Kentucky was up six with two minutes to play. Georgia slipped a bounce-pass inbounds between defenders and the Dawgs hit the game-winner with a second to go.
FINAL: UGA 63, UK 62
Cats started 1-6, won 3 straight, now lost 3 straight. They're 4-9 overall, 3-3 SEC.
Calipari has been outcoached this entire season. He simply has no idea what to do with this team.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) January 21, 2021
I only watched the last 3.6 seconds of that ball game but I feel like I watched the whole game— Ben Mattingly (@ben_mattingly) January 21, 2021
Love watching 7-foot Olivier Sarr reach and provide zero helpside defense. Go back to Mintz/Allen/Boston/Brooks/Jackson, you know, the lineup that actually resembles basketball tonight— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 21, 2021
Kentucky Basketball 1992-The Unforgettables— Shannon The Dude (@ShannonTheDude) January 21, 2021
Kentucky Basketball 2021-The Forgettables
Cal has probably deserved most of the criticism for some substitution patterns or curiosities this year but I'm not really feeling the "see, Boston needed to come off the bench all along, this is what happens CAL!" He played well, just be happy for him a minute?— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) January 21, 2021
Calipari was worried about taking BJ Boston's heart by benching him. When, if you recruited the right dudes, sometimes it brings out the heart.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 21, 2021
Which guy is Boston? He's 6 of 10 with 12 points and the only reason Kentucky is in this game. Rest of the team is 5 of 17.
The Cats @KentuckyMBB finally getting a strong offensive game from HS All American BJ Boston as he has 18 pts (9-15) vs Georgia . Cats lead 56-50 with 5 min. left .— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 21, 2021
I beg of you Kentucky— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 21, 2021
Please stop the long 2s
Hope that this BJ Boston game gets him rolling again. Georgia is terrible, so I don’t think that I would read too much into the actual performance. But really hope this gives him confidence as he plays against better opposition in the coming games.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) January 21, 2021
STOP GIVING THE BALL TO OLIVIER SARR IN CRITICAL MOMENTS. IT HASN'T WORKED YET— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 21, 2021
Overall, the Kentucky offense has been bad when Sarr is on the floor. They score 99.5 points per 100. When he’s off? They’re up at 104.4, and the defense is about the same. In general, Kentucky has been better when Olivier Sarr is off the floor this year.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) January 21, 2021
If Kentucky wins, BJ balls out, and Allen struggles, Calipari is coming for everybody— Round Daddy (@JStreble82) January 21, 2021
Kentucky is determined to play through Olivier Sarr in the post and I just don't understand why.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) January 21, 2021
Bill Russell would like to have a word with Isaiah Jackson.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) January 21, 2021