January 14, 2009
Oh where to begin in the show that Jodie Meeks put on last night in Knoxville. We tuned in at halftime to see that Kentucky’s number 23 had already put up 26. Great stuff, despite Hubert Davis mistakenly commenting that the Wildcats were going to have to find offense from other players…”unless Jodie Meeks is gonna score 52 points.” Davis added that he didn’t see that happening and that Tennessee should prevail.
Hubert, if only you knew.
While Meeks could of probably put up 54 on just about any team last night, it just shows how undisciplined and fundamentally awful Tennessee is. We had a hunch this team was terribly overrated earlier this season, and we’re starting to see that manifest itself here in mid-January. This team refuses to do simple things like play transition defense, pass (only 9 assists on 25 field goals against UK), or contain their opponents scoring threats (Meeks is the sixth player to record a career high against the Vols this season).
Kentucky now propels themselves to the top of the watered down SEC, and Meeks is now on a short list for national player of the year candidates.
December 18, 2008
We’re just a couple of bloggers, new bloggers at that, so our credibility is minimal. In order to get some real “stuff” on here, we’ve reached out to some esteemed beat writers who actually know what they’re talking about. Writers whose name carries significant weight in the circle they work in.
With league play upon us, it’s as great time to get the word from college basketball writers across the country and find out their take for what’s ahead.
Since 1981, Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald has been on the beat for Kentucky and the SEC. He previews the upcoming league schedule, and brings up an ex-Wildcat player fond of the prospects of passing gas in Hong Kong.
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November 17, 2008
So there was a bevy of games on the slate last night. For those of you looking for some drama and hoping for something like Miami of Ohio following up their effort against UCLA–well nothing of the like really happened. Pittsburgh turned it on in the 2nd half and steamrolled those Red Hawks, UCONN scored two more points in the 2nd half than their opponent put up in the entire game, and Stephen Curry is doing his best to extinguish any doubt that moving to point guard will prevent him from scoring points, dismantling a trifling JMU squad. Villanova also put up an impressive 107 points to annihilate Fordham. Er scratch that…Fordham would struggle against Division III teams, they’re atrocious
The closest game on the Top 25 scoreboard was Georgetown (probably on auto-pilot) with a nine point win over Jacksonville. Boring.
Yes, I (Nick) am aware that it appears I am purposely overlooking Sunday’s Duke-URI outcome, where Jimmy Baron nearly single-handedly snapped the Blue Devils 62 game home non-conference winning streak. My response…this time of the season is like Spring Training: If you win, great. If you lose…well it’s just Spring Training. Right? RIGHT? Anyone?
Anyways we’re looking forward to the first big matchup of the season…UNC and Kentucky. The Wildcats still suck but at least it’s a “brand-name.” Tyler Hansborough is still out with that injury, so we won’t need a big bottle of Aleve handy just to watch the entire 40 minutes of play.