February 16, 2006
Dawgs lose to UK.
That was the worst UK team since maybe Pitino's first year when they were on probation. We catch them on a night when they are totally disinterested in playing basketball. And we put forth...I don't even know what to call that. What a cluster.
UK was so bored, that they were literally giving us freebie turnovers. It was sad. The score doesn't properly reflect what happened. Go to this link and scroll to the chart. You can mouse over the flat red lines to see how long we went without scoring.
I just don't understand how ANY team can consistently go 5-10 minutes without scoring any baskets night after night. We have better talent than THAT.
Tonight we went scoreless in the first half from the 15:20 mark until the 6:53 mark. Roughly 8.5 minutes. At that point, we hit a free throw. Then another 30 scoreless seconds.
In the second half we scored 3 points (a FG and 1 FT) from the 10:18 mark until the 3:22 mark. That's 7 more unwatchable minutes. We were also held scoreless for the last 90 seconds of the first half and the first 90 seconds of the second half.
That's a total of 19 game minutes scoring only 4 points. That's almost an entire half of absolutely unwatchable basketball.
This wasn't the 1998 Wildcats. This was the barely Tourney eligible Mildcats. This wasn't the man eating Rupp Arena. It was as quiet as it's ever been for most of the night. And this wasn't the normal refs that we get for a game like this. We actually shot more free throws than UK (when has that ever happened).
This wasn't as low a moment as Auburn, but it was bad.
For a shorter and more to the point review of the game try BoDontKnowHerschel's recap.
This isn't a team of McDonald's All-Americans. But they are more talented than THIS.
On the bright side, Humphrey looked really good.
Posted by Paul Westerdawg at Thursday, February 16, 2006