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Florida Crushes Kentucky’s Spirit

UK can beat Florida. But it won't be until after they graduate their 3 studs this year.

We can complain about the phantom Technical but UK wilted the last 5 minutes. They were scared and Florida wasn't. This team just doesn't have it. 3pt shooting is inconsistent, FT shooting is atrocious, and the team plays like prima donnas, instead of a team. This collection of prima donnas simply does not play hard.

I say now, that UK loses at Ole Miss, wins the next 4, and then loses by 20 at Florida. Finishes 23-8 for the regular season. Falls to Florida in the SEC and goes into the Big Dance at 25-9 with a 7-8 seed. Likely out by the round of 16 as possibly the most talented collection of talent that could not jell as a team.

BTW, I can't stand Andrew Harrison. Whines and cries after every miss. Sulks with his head down. The PG is the leader and sets the tone. His attitude has rubbed off on the team. He needs to go after this year.

I do not miss Tubbyball or BillyG and his flask, but I am getting tired of Calipari falling back to "I have a young team." He recruited it. If he is continuously focused on getting all 1 and dones, then he needs to take "we're young" excuse out of his interviews.
I have come around on my position about having some key vets (contributing non-freshman for a Calipari team). You cannot win the Title without some blue collar/4 year players that give you leadership and their maximum effort. The 09-10 team had Patterson, the 10-11 team had Liggins, Jorts and Miller, and the 11-12 team had Miller, Jones, and Lamb. Last year, no one. And this year, Poythress is may or may not attend the game.

Next year looks like the year. Good, not great recruiting class, with a good mix of returning veterans. I thnk Willis will be the wild card shooter this team lacks if he can put 25lbs of muscle on.

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1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,... fb.me/4rtUJiRSK
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back. fb.me/7EWsEFppx

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