The Kentucky Wildcats lose yet another one, this time a total heartbreaker to Arkansas, 81-80. For the first time all season long, Kentucky drilled a go-ahead bucket with 12 seconds to play thanks a three from Davion Mintz. Unfortunately, the very next trip Kentucky later was called for a foul, and the Razorbacks hit two free throws to take back the lead.
Kentucky then tried to take it the length of the court with 4 seconds left, but also let Olivier Sarr, their 7-0 center, dribble the ball up the court which ended up in Sarr just giving the ball to Arkansas, literally.
It was a great effort from Kentucky, but they just made some poor decisions on the offensive end as they have all season. The same song and dance.
Here is what Twitter had to say:
Tough one. Kids fought their tails off. pic.twitter.com/pBYVsa8694— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 10, 2021
The life of a UK Basketball fan this season. pic.twitter.com/uBLUf8J3Fv— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) February 10, 2021
I feel sorry for these dudes man. It’s just one thing after the other— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 10, 2021
They deserve something good to happen for them
It's my job and I'm not sure how much more I can watch this season.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) February 10, 2021
Terrence Clarke in a walking boot. pic.twitter.com/AicVBmczyl— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) February 10, 2021
That is an amazing stat by @CoachJimmyDykes— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 10, 2021
Kentucky has had a 2nd Half lead in 13 of 17 games
And we are 5-12
Reached that point in the season where I don't really see the sense in beating Cal up for substitution patterns and in-game decisions because he's (sometimes too slowly) tried pretty much all of it and none of it works to last— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) February 10, 2021
at this point, the only reason I watch Kentucky is out of morbid curiosity to see how bad it can get— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) February 10, 2021
Watching Kentucky’s offense is certainly 40 minutes of hell— Ian Teasley (@ianteasley) February 10, 2021
Just let Kentucky and Duke play a best of 7 series after the season and sell tickets. Will be horrible basketball but would make a ton of money— (@ABickett24) February 9, 2021
Calipari and UK: 10th place in SEC— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) February 10, 2021
K and Duke: 10th place in ACC
If Kentucky makes 11+ threes and somehow loses this game by double-digits we are officially a football school until further notice.— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) February 10, 2021
John Calipari's next two months should be an all-out blitz to make sure that Junior Keion Brooks is a thing.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 10, 2021
I think Junior Keion could look a lot like Sophomore PJ.
Pat Adams lives for an opportunity to head to the monitor and disrupt the game.— Anthony Wireman (@awireman) February 10, 2021
Isaiah Jackson has SIX fouls in the box score. So he fouled out and ... earned an extra tech.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 10, 2021
Can we add Isaiah Jackson's two points to the scoreboard or no @SEC— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) February 10, 2021
that ain’t no tech on jackson. smh.— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) February 10, 2021
Took Kentucky three months and a dozen losses to realize Sarr isn't Shaq— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) February 10, 2021
They should never post Olivier Sarr again. Pick and pop if you're going to use him. Let him face the basket.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) February 10, 2021
STOP SHOWING THE CROWD WE ARE SAD ENOUGH RIGHT NOW— BBN Tonight (@BBNTonight) February 10, 2021
That was about the opposite of “One Shining Moment” as it gets.— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) February 10, 2021
Dealing with a loss is so much easier when the ending is this funny pic.twitter.com/bu053WEUUC— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) February 10, 2021