John Calipari had an interesting quote following Kentucky’s loss to Ole Miss last night.
Calipari on Postgame Radio:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 3, 2021
“This is a stat our fans may know or may not know. We may be the worst two point shooting team in America”
I’m not sure if this is statistically accurate or not, but just from the eyeball test, it wouldn’t be surprising.
Last night, Kentucky shot 44.4 percent on two-point shots (16/36).
According to teamrankings.com , Kentucky ranks 311/347 for two-point field goal percentage at 45.5 percent. For reference, Gonzaga ranks first at 64.4 percent.
This season, game after game, time after time, we’ve watched missed layups that have left us scratching our heads wondering how that shot could be missed. We’ve watched players pull up for long two-pointers when they could take a three by shooting from one step further back. We’ve watched contested mid-range jumpers that nobody had any business taking.
The list goes on and on.
It all points to an offense that is not effective, to put it nicely, and a system that needs changing.
As for the two-point shooting, I think fans know just how bad it is.
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Mississippi gets their 14th win, not just of the season but also against Kentucky ever. Series is now 108-14 to Kentucky. That's how this season is going.— ESPN Radio Lexington (@ESPNRadioLex) March 3, 2021
That’s so 2020-2021.
Rare territory for a rare talent.
Free throw shooting and rebounding hurt the Cats.
That had to be done.
It was never going to be easy, but it keeps getting more difficult.
Booker could be one of the early favorites.
That had the feel of an NCAA Tournament game.
The NKU ending wasn’t the only wild game.
What will the reaction be?