Posted: 10:39 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Well, instead of going out like Wildcats, Kentucky went out like a farm animal last night in Georgia. Prepping for an NIT invitation in 3...2...1...
Tweet of the Morning:
Virginia shot itself in the foot last night worse than Kentucky did. Kentucky does not have any bad losses. Va has lots of em.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 8, 2013
So you're saying that last night's loss to a sub .500 Georgia team wasn't a bad loss? In what universe? I want to go there -- now.
If you’re an ESPN Insider, you can read the rest. I’m not, so I can’t.
Georgia averaged 1.105 points per possession. That makes the Bulldogs the eighth team this year to averaged at least 1.1 points per possession against UK. Only four teams reached that number last season.
This statistic says a lot.
Indianapolis forward Trey Lyles is expected to be in Rupp Arena on Saturday for Kentucky’s regular-season finale against Florida.
I want this kid for two reasons: 1) He’s really good, and 2) I love to stick it in Indiana’s eye.
"I’m disgusted with myself more than them," Calipari said. "If we look like this at this point (of the season), it means I’ve done a crap job with this team."
I’m forced to agree. Now, before you go all defensive, I’m not saying Calipari is a bad coach, or that he didn’t try. But for whatever reasons, his Jedi mind trick didn’t work on this group, and either he didn’t have a back-up plan, or the Vulcan mind-meld didn’t work either.
See Mr. President, it is possible to use imagery from two sci-fi movies correctly in one paragraph.
Just kidding, sir.
On the bright side, Kentucky solidified its chances for an NIT bid Thursday night by losing 72-62 at Georgia.
Okay, Jerry, this made me laugh, and I needed one. Dark humor is an art form.
Okay, Kentucky fans, are we going to let Alabama fans out-crazy us? Who’s willing to go get a full back-tat of Calipari in some fictional motif?
Show of hands? Anyone? Beuller? …
Now imagine if, in addition to all of the camera angles and setups we have in college hoops, we could get camera footage from officials. They’re on the court, surrounded by the fans, just feet or inches away from the players, and their eyes are naturally (obviously) trained on the most important parts of the game. It’s a ready-made incursion inside the invisible bubble that separates you from the game. The barriers are gone.
Now imagine officials willing to wear this device. You can’t, can you? Neither can I.
Ever want to simulate an NCAA tournament, or a football playoff? You can do it here.
Dunlap said the biggest modification in Kidd-Gilchrist’s shot is he’s releasing the ball with his fingertips instead of the palm of his hand. He also said his release point is slightly higher now, thus creating a loftier arc on his shot than when he came into the league.
Why someone never fixed the jerky motion in his jump shot when he was younger remains a mystery. When the Bobcats drafted him Dunlap felt as if it would be a three-year process for Kidd-Gilchrist to develop a more fluid release.
Money has allowed college football and basketball to look nonsensical as conferences dissolve and familiarity disintegrates. The matchups no longer reflect geographical continuity, and schools have forsaken many of the rivalries and relationships and premises that built their multimillion-dollar athletic departments.
"When I saw the kid going that way, I was like, ‘No, he’s not. No, he’s not … Oh, yes he is,’" Millwood coach Varryl Franklin recalled. "I couldn’t believe it."
You talk about something tough to live down. How would you like to have to deal with this mistake in high school?