Last weekend’s loss to Seton Hall dropped Kentucky’s record to 7-2. But John Calipari told the players to think UK’s record is 8-1. It’s part of the coach’s effort to create a positive environment in a panicky Big Blue Nation.
Of course, Kentucky’s season was only nine games old going into this weekend. There’s plenty of time to rise in the estimation of evaluators. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi suggested UK needs that time to improve its profile.
Tyler Herro’s 4-for-13 shooting against Seton Hall lowered his accuracy this season to 41.8 percent. He missed all six of his three-point shots, which made him 12-for-44 (27.3 percent) in UK’s first nine games. Rex Chapman and SEC Network analyst Pat Bradley said their faith in Herro as a shooter remains strong.
Charlotte Hornets president Michael Jordan scolded Malik Monk after the ex-Kentucky guard picked up a technical foul in the Hornets’ win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Jordan even lightly smacked Monk on the back of the head.
Kentucky was already one of the nation’s least-efficient three-point shooting teams. Then came Wednesday’s announcement that one of the better shooters, Quade Green, plans to transfer. Jay Bilas and Rex Chapman say UK can overcome the departure.
Kentucky basketball announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, that sophomore guard Quade Green has decided to transfer to another school. Green’s exit takes away an experienced option off the bench for head coach John Calipari.
Sayre head football coach Chad Pennington, a former quarterback for the New York Jets, is featured along with his Spartans team in a segment of “NFL Films: Fathers & Sons,” which will re-air Thursday on Fox Sports 1.
Not for the first time, Quade Green transfer rumors are circulating, but his mother denied that any decision has been made. Green’s average of points and minutes have decreased in his sophomore season.
Kentucky basketball went 4-0 on an August exhibition trip to the Bahamas. Since then, however, UK has experienced a disappointing start to the regular season. Did the preseason success make this young team overconfident?
John Calipari makes no secret of his preference not to call timeout to plot a game-winning play. His philosophy sparked second-guessing after UK failed to get off a good final shot in the 84-83 overtime loss to Seton Hall.