The Kentucky Wildcats went to court Tuesday to avoid their fourth straight loss, but after a decent performance in the first half and a great comeback in the final seconds, the situation collapsed again with late sales as Kentucky went down two free throws with 4 against Arkansas 81-80 lost 3 seconds
The Wildcats were led by BJ Boston with 17 points. Kentucky showed an even attack on the scorebook, but it had less to do with sharing the ball and more to do with the fact that no one got a ton of it seems that the fighting There’s no end in sight for this team, and here’s what you need to know from Tuesday’s game
At some point this season, the Kentucky Wildcats thought they had resolved the point guard issue with Terrence Clarke. With Clarke losing to an injury earlier this year, both Devin Askew and Davion Mintz have relied on them leading the offensive Neither was excellent, and most of the time neither was appropriate
On Tuesday, it looked like John Calipari had finally thrown his hands up and decided to try everything. At one point, BJ Boston ran the point with a larger line-up that, of course, wasn’t necessarily better than other casts we’ve seen But what is the answer at this point? Are you trying different people to find something that works this year? Or do Mintz and Askew do more reps to prepare for the future?
Do I have Deja Vu? Have I written this column before? I know this wasn’t the cats’ worst game for sales statistically, but they must be the worst team we saw at Lexington Your tickets are a mess You have trouble passing the paint And there’s no player up the place where you feel the ball is safe. If I had to pick the prime suspect in sabotage this season it would be sales
John Calipari recently talked about balancing shooting with defense, and Arkansas certainly came up with a game plan to take advantage of the Kentucky shooters on the offensive, the Wildcats kept going to Dontaie Allen and creating candid looks if his Man not met, the helper’s mission got an open look
We need to remember, however, that this is Dontaie’s first season of college basketball. He’s a newbie on the field and has a lot of room to grow as a player, especially on the defensive. Is he fighting now? Absolutely does that mean he cannot defend? Absolutely not
I know this list is supposed to be about this game, but what about the future? When does a team change their strategy in order to focus on the upcoming seasons? Which young players should experience at the expense of veterans retiring?
Coach Cal has spoken many times about focusing on these kids and this season, but from a programming perspective, don’t you need to consider scrapping this season? There is a ton of talent in the next year and possibly as many returning from this roster. How can the remaining games on the schedule be used to prepare this program for the future?
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