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UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:43 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2012 6:49 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

Kentucky played another basketball game and killed another basketball team on Saturday.

This time the victim was LSU.

And it's starting to look like the Wildcats are the lone trustworthy thing in the sport.

Sure, John Calipari will continue to question his team and build others up because that's what he does. But there's no denying that the third-year Kentucky coach doesn't just have the nation's most talented roster. He's also got the country's top team. And the Wildcats are playing like it. And they're just a wild 3-pointer away from sitting here in late January with a 22-0 record.

Think about that.

If Christian Watford's buzzer-beater doesn't swish, Kentucky is undefeated.

Nobody else is literally one shot away from perfection.

Syracuse was handled at Notre Dame. Ohio State was handled at Illinois. Missouri was handled at Oklahoma State. North Carolina was handled at UNLV (and destroyed at Florida State). Baylor was handled at home by Missouri. Kansas was handled at Iowa State. Duke was handled at Temple. Georgetown was handled at Pittsburgh. Michigan State was handled at Northwestern and Michigan. And I just listed everybody else in the top 10 of the latest AP poll. Put another way, seven (Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri, Kansas, Duke, Georgetown and Michigan State) of the nine schools not named Kentucky that are ranked in the top 10 have lost to a currently unranked opponent, and the other two have either lost at home (Baylor to Missouri) or been routed (North Carolina at FSU).

Meantime, the Wildcats are rolling.

I'm not saying they'll finish the regular season with one loss.

But they sure look like they could, don't they?
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:17 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

<<sitting here stealthly in Kentucky as a raving Syracuse fan waiting until/if Cuse meets and beats UK in the championship game then I will flaunt it nonstop to all of Big Blue Nation.  UK is a 6 man rotation, Cuse is 10-11 man rotation...if Cuse only played 6 players they would all be averaging double figures...as a matter of fact, Cuse players score more points per minutes played the UK does....UK better hope their boys don'e foul out in the tournament, that will be there achilles heal...and it's bound to happen atleast once as agressively as they play defense...Cuse 77 UK 73 - Cuse 2012 National Champions!>>



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:11 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

You know what all you jack-heads don't want to admit?  This is one of the best defensive teams ever at the university of Kentucky, let me repeat that ,one of the best defensive teams EVER at the university of Kentucky. That's not myth,that's a fact ! If this team gets one fraction better than they are, gonna be a tough out. With 5 guys in double figures (most of the time)and the way they face up on defense,boys and girls it is a pretty sight ! I mean it is scary how good this team can get. Parrish sees it,so give him a break. Water is wet and the sky is blue and defense is defense. We'll see how everbody else fares with someone constantly in their grill,long armed high jumpers ,all up in your grill.  Bring it !!!!!!




Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 8:38 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Parrish, you need to find another line of work. You are bored and petulant and NO FUN anymore. At one time your work was insightful and carried a sense of humor. Now, not so much. Sad.



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 8:12 pm
 

If Christian Watford's buzzer-beater doesn't.....

IF Fab Melo didn't miss the game
IF Notre Dame didn't shoot the ball well
IF Syracuse would have shot better
IF Deon Waters didn't have his worst game
IF ND center didn't have his career game
IF, ONLY...................... 



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 8:06 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

If Christian Watford's buzzer-beater doesn't swish, Kentucky is undefeated.

Really? The 'IF' excuse, wow Parrish I thought you were above that.  BTW, IF my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.



Since: Dec 29, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:59 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Big East much superior league.  The SEC and Big East are 10-10 vs each other this season.  I don't see what's superior about that!  Just saying...



Since: Jan 28, 2012
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:59 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

That's OK, people lose money gambling everyday. So a Cuse homer wants to whine about how UK's wins haven't impressed him and Syracuse should be the #1 team? Shocking. Haha UK continues to prove they have the most talent and the highest ceiling of ANY college team. When Jones plays like he did today the Bulls couldn't beat UK. Cuse can pull their usual don't get past the first weekend of the tourney as always. Go Cats!!! But I'm sure Cuse will be fine...Bernie Fine.



Since: Dec 29, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:54 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Yea your right it was vs the Tigers but after watching Florida and UK today... UK has more talent, balance, SIZE, equal speed, and don't live or die by the three.  I just don't see the Gators handling Kentucky.  At home Florida might beat UK but won't handle them.  Only time will tell. 



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:51 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Wipe your chin after slobbering like that!



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:50 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

And they  are  only  going  to get  better , and this  is good .This team is really  coming  together and BBN should  enjoy  what  an amazing  job  coach Cal has done! No other  coach  or program  could  reproduce  what Kentucky  has done  in the last  3 years! GO CATS!


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