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catmandoo
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posted 12-04-2018 02:13 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It was a tale of two halves Saturday in Kentucky’s game against UNC Greensboro.

It looked to be more of the same from our young Cats in the first twenty, but it looked as if a whole other team came out of the tunnel for the second half. It had been a while since I’d seen such a stark difference between not just a team’s play, but the atmosphere in an arena as well.

This kind of battle, though, is exactly what Kentucky needed to grow.

The first half was hard to watch in nearly every way. On offense, UK struggled to knock down shots and finish at the basket. On defense, Kentucky had another fight on their hands as Francis Alonso scored 19 points alone. UNCG’s biggest lead was only 5 in the opening minutes, but it felt like it was an enormous deficit.

Finally, no one can settle the outcome of a game on poor officiating, but there were questionable calls throughout the day that threw Kentucky out of rhythm. The boo’s of nearly 22,000 people were intense and often on the entire officiating crew. With a scary-looking injury to Keldon Johnson that left Rupp silent, things were looking bleak for John Calipari’s group going into the half down three.

The Wildcats flipped the script over the rest of game, though, as almost every issue seemed to be corrected. Kentucky finished the game shooting 48.3% from the field and 41.7% from three.

On defense, Kentucky held the Spartans to 21 second-half points and won the rebound battle 46-30. When it came to some more debatable calls, this team matured and kept their composure to play through them and turn the deficit into a 17-point win. The boo’s changed to an eruption of cheers from a combination of great plays, like Reid Travis and Keldon Johnson slams, Tyler Herro shooting, a slick behind-the-back dribble and finish from PJ Washington and the overall impact of Ashton Hagans.


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Old Norm
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posted 12-04-2018 05:14 PM      Profile for Old Norm   Email Old Norm   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two words: Doug Shows

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rlt4uk
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posted 12-04-2018 06:19 PM      Profile for rlt4uk     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Him and TV teddy valentine are the worst officials

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Old Norm
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posted 12-04-2018 07:17 PM      Profile for Old Norm   Email Old Norm   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That roofer from out west somewhere was the worst IMO. Can't (and don't want to) remember his name.

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SCWC
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posted 12-05-2018 01:55 AM      Profile for SCWC     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
John Higgins is his name Norm. He is the only official I know that has sued Ky fans over games he has called for us in the final four. He was the official that cost our 2015 team a perfect season.
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handycat
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posted 12-05-2018 06:08 AM      Profile for handycat   Email handycat   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I read some where that this might be Teddy's last year. Let us pray.
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catmandoo
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posted 12-05-2018 04:12 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We are 79-28 (73.8%) when Doug Shows ref's our games and 42-15 (73.6%) when Teddy Valentine refs our games.

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