Kentucky 69 Michigan State 62

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    Kentucky 69 Michigan State 62

    Final nice win for the Cats. A lot better than last years opening game.
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    I love it when Kentucky is on top!

    Cats! Cats! Cats!

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    Wow Maxey, just wow!!!

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    Hagans, Maxey, Whitney, Sestina and Richards. That’s a squad.

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    Maxey with an unbelievable game. I have a feeling I will be fighting the same fight that I had with Herro last year. I said last year that you never hear people complain or say a shot was a bad shot if it goes in. There won't be many who complain about the shots Maxey took and made tonight. However, as the year goes on he can take a lot of similar shots that were well contested tonight and may miss and people will complain about it being a bad shot and how he forced it.

    At the end of the day players like Maxey, Herro, etc are scorers and feel like they can make every shot they take. They are capable of making tough contested shots, which Maxey did tonight. I know for me personally I can live with it, when a game comes and he may be missing some of these tough shots. He is going to be a stud!

    Nice win by the Cats today. I will venture to say that some who tried to make predictions and possibly overreact to how they looked in exhibition games, may have a different opinion now. They will lose some games, but they will be right there come March and a chance to win it.

    Go Cats!

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    Sloppy play by both teams, but I loved UK's energy and activity. Defense looked good for the first game of the year. Free throw shooting was huge. And Tyrese Maxey wants the ball in big moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Hagans, Maxey, Whitney, Sestina and Richards. That’s a squad.
    Hagans played well except when driving to the basket, that is just not his move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Hagans, Maxey, Whitney, Sestina and Richards. That’s a squad.
    Whitney is almost well rounded, his offense is essentially one dribble from a turnover right now.

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    Very happy with the win, I still have questions offensively especially on the interior. I'll lower my 9 loss prediction from the season prediction thread to 6 maybe 7 after tonight.

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    Kentucky's ceiling is much higher than we saw last night. Looking forward to watching guys like Whitney and Brooks improve.

    Loved the first half defense of the Cats. Got lucky that MSU missed some wide open looks down the stretch.

    It will probably be a constant this year, Richard's and Montgomery are gonna frustrate me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Very happy with the win, I still have questions offensively especially on the interior. I'll lower my 9 loss prediction from the season prediction thread to 6 maybe 7 after tonight.
    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Kentucky's ceiling is much higher than we saw last night. Looking forward to watching guys like Whitney and Brooks improve.

    Loved the first half defense of the Cats. Got lucky that MSU missed some wide open looks down the stretch.

    It will probably be a constant this year, Richard's and Montgomery are gonna frustrate me.
    So I was actually very happy with Richard's last night. I thought he played hard and physical. He altered many shots even without blocking them. Then offensively I think he did a good job getting position and getting his hook shot off. Which I think most will see and learn to be very confident in his hook shot, because I think that will be a shot we see him make pretty consistently.

    With all that said keep in mind UK just played against what most likely will be one of the better defensive teams in the county this year. So it wasn't going to come easy.

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    Still learning all the names and playing styles as Maxey, Hagans, and Quickley all look the same when on the court.

    Who knows what this team will be, but at first glance I like what I saw potential wise on defense.

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    Very nice way for the Cats to tip off the season.

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    Glad to have missed this in the prediction thread. Go Big Blue!!!

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