3001 users online now!    CONTACT US | ADVERTISE | REGISTER       

About this Page -- This is a discussion on The Kentucky Postgame Report. within the forum Tennessee Vols Basketball. 1. Nobody should be surprised, nor disappointed in this loss. UT just didn't have the firepower to finish the job. ...

Go Back   VolNation > Tennessee Vols Forums > Tennessee Vols Basketball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Welcome To Detroit City
 
zjcvols's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The Great City of Friendsville, TN
Posts: 35,768
Likes: 6,646
The Kentucky Postgame Report

1. Nobody should be surprised, nor disappointed in this loss. UT just didn't have the firepower to finish the job.

2. You saw the defense with Yemi Makanjoula. He was the difference maker tonight. When he fouled out, UK has too much inside to finish the game. Just shows you can't always rely on numbers. Yemi's numbers might not have been impressive, but his overall impact was.

3. I'd like a reasonable explanation why Armani Moore didn't have more minutes tonight. In his limited action, he had five points and four boards and played good D.

4. The Bernard King Player of the Game: Jordan McRae. Might as well rename this the Jordan McRae player of the game. He continues to make his case for All-SEC this year. He owned lottery pick Archie Goodwin tonight. Quite impressive tonight, and was really impressed with his ball handling tonight.

5. Trae had some good moments tonight. I thought his defense was better, especially on Harrow. But dear God, those turnovers and two missed point blank layups just kill you.

6. UK had too much inside on offense for UT to play consistent D, especially when Yemi went out and Stokes was in foul trouble. Noel had his way in there. Kenny Hall didn't step up (again). His defense was awful.

7. Speaking of Stokes, I thought he got screwed on the foul calls, at least in my mind. I've been critical of his fouling, but honestly, he was screwed from the get go playing against Noel and Cauley-Stein at Rupp. He had no chance.

8. Derek Reese continues to impress. He gave Wiltjer the hardest time tonight, had nine points, and grabbed four boards. He's going to be a solid player at UT. He played tough.

9. UT's pick-n-roll offense has to improve. Trae and Jordan, with their ability to score inside the three point arc, can do so much damage with that play, especially because they both can dish it. UT's bigs however don't set good screens, and since no one has a jump shot, it limits their ability to make a play. Look at how Wiltjer got some easy points because he can shoot.

10. 0-3 in the SEC absolutely sucks. But the last two games UT has played well, and seem to have improved, especially with the emergence of Jordan McRae. I thought UT played their best game in a month tonight. UT should win Saturday against a porous Mississippi State. Then a major opportunity next Thursday at Ole Miss. If UT can win the next two games, they get two home games against Alabama and Vandy. That's going to be the key. UT started off 1-3 last year in the SEC, and then 2-5, to finish 8-1. They get an extra two SEC games this year. I'm not saying UT is going to win 12 games. I'm just saying that if UT can fix the turnovers, they can still have a good season.

Go Vols!!!
zjcvols is offline  
VN Likes: 5
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,417
Likes: 1,143
They had the talent to be tied late in the game. However, they did not have the mental toughness to work hard enough to get a good shot in the last 3 minutes and they gave up dunks, layups, and wide open jumpers.
Backwards K is offline  
VN Likes: 1
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
#BuckSquad
 
SWFLvol33's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Hess Hall
Posts: 628
Likes: 288
I don't see us beating Florida this year as well as UK at home. NIT again this season
SWFLvol33 is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
I hate Kentucky
 
VolsSportsFan's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 23,386
Likes: 6,493
I'm not sure why one would think we'll win at Ole Miss. They just whipped us at TBA and just beat Missouri at their place. That's definitely a probable L.
__________________
PS4. Xbox One. Wii U. 3DS. PS Vita.
VolsSportsFan is offline  
VN Likes: 3
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,417
Likes: 1,143
You have to have a winning record to get in the NIT.
Backwards K is offline  
VN Likes: 6
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
What's next?

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somerset, KY
Posts: 5,823
Likes: 1,275
Thought we might be in trouble when Trae dribbled it off his nut sack.
Never have I seen so many bad ball handlers on one team.
TOs and FTs strike again.
Richardson embarrassed himself.
FTs are about personal dedication.
And where has our perimeter defense gone?
Not bichen just whinin.
calban is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bleedingTNorange's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 40,828
Likes: 8,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by VolsSportsFan View Post
I'm not sure why one would think we'll win at Ole Miss. They just whipped us at TBA and just beat Missouri at their place. That's definitely a probable L.
Was kinda wondering the same.
bleedingTNorange is online now  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
Bluegrass OG 4 life
 
Hardwood_fanatic's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 7,113
Likes: 683
Kentucky just, blah. They are average. No upperclassmen who understand the push it takes to play there, boys are just lost. Bluntly speaking there isn't any good reason they shouldn't have put this away by double digits much sooner.
Hardwood_fanatic is offline  
VN Likes: 1
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bleedingTNorange's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 40,828
Likes: 8,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by calban View Post
Thought we might be in trouble when Trae dribbled it off his nut sack.
Never have I seen so many bad ball handlers on one team.
TOs and FTs strike again.
Richardson embarrassed himself.
FTs are about personal dedication.
And where has our perimeter defense gone?
Not bichen just whinin.
Hopefully this horrible ball handling and passing motivates this staff to find a GOOD PG who can contribute next year.
bleedingTNorange is online now  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Sports' Truther
 
Scotty's Flat Top's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 27,319
Likes: 8,578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardwood_fanatic View Post
Kentucky just, blah. They are average. No upperclassmen who understand the push it takes to play there, boys are just lost. Bluntly speaking there isn't any good reason they shouldn't have put this away by double digits much sooner.
Oh ok. Cool.
Scotty's Flat Top is offline  
VN Likes: 1
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,728
Likes: 3,281
Why the hell is this Kentucky dude here? Nobody gives a damn about your opinion.
The Orange Pants is offline  
VN Likes: 3
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
Raise a lil hell...
 
OrangeBalls's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 8,002
Likes: 2,082
Yemi is a good defender. He earned his fouls. He needs to play within himself though and not take himself out of the game with fouls.

Stokes got jobbed tonight. The refs were bound and determined not to let him play. It's complete horsesh*t that in 2013 we have refs that are still that incompetent. NO damn excuse for some of those calls and non-calls tonight.

Moore should've gotten more PT tonight. No way in hell he can be any worse than McBee at defending. McBee is a flat out liability.

Ky had no one that could stay with McRae. He should've been getting the ball on every possession late. Golden had 5 of UT's 13 turnovers. McRae was UT's only double digit scorer. Ky had more balance. 4 guys had double digits.

The game in TBA will be interesting to see which teams show back up a month from now. UT can beat Ky if they're not beaten down by losses by then. We'll see.
OrangeBalls is offline  
VN Likes: 1
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
Raise a lil hell...
 
OrangeBalls's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 8,002
Likes: 2,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardwood_fanatic View Post
Kentucky just, blah. They are average. No upperclassmen who understand the push it takes to play there, boys are just lost. Bluntly speaking there isn't any good reason they shouldn't have put this away by double digits much sooner.
Considering the foul differential in the 1st half and well into the 2nd half, I'd agree with that last statement.
OrangeBalls is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Vols188's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 1,009
Likes: 288
1.I also liked Armani Moore's play the last two games
2. Refs blew it the whole game, Yemi obviousaly took a charge on a no call Noel dunk! Stokes was being hacked the whole game, making him a non-factor
3. I love the confidence and scoring ability of a playmaking Mcrae
Vols188 is offline  
VN Likes: 1
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 01-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: God's Country
Posts: 4,980
Likes: 2,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by bleedingTNorange View Post
Hopefully this horrible ball handling and passing motivates this staff to find a GOOD PG who can contribute next year.
With what scholarship?.
1985Vols is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27