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    If the Cats lose to Auburn and to Alabama(beat Tennessee by 28 last night) at home , are they a "bubble" team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    If the Cats lose to Auburn and to Alabama(beat Tennessee by 28 last night) at home , are they a "bubble" team?
    If that happens then yes they become a bubble team. However they are not a bubble team at all right now. They lose the next two to make it 5 losses in a row then yes they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    If the Cats lose to Auburn and to Alabama(beat Tennessee by 28 last night) at home , are they a "bubble" team?
    Currently UK is 20th in the rpi, and 6th in strength of schedule. They are projected to go 3 and 3 to finish the season. Which would make them 20 and 11. Projection would have them 19th rpi and 5th strength of schedule.

    So quite honestly 3 and 3 definitely will get them in. 2 and 4 probably would still get them in too but definitely would make for some anxious movements possibly on selection Sunday.

    At the end of the day this was a bad year for Cal to have his youngest team ever. Especially since the conference was better and making their schedule a top 5 toughest schedule in the country.

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    Saw this posted somewhere else on the web :

    "Players are a reflection of coaching. Can anybody remember a team coached by Bob Huggins jog up and down the court on defense? Bobby Knight? Brad Stevens? Rupp? Wooden? Or any other truly great college coach?

    This is not a well coached team and for the most part, the players on this team were not particularly well coached in high school either. Quade Green is a selfish 6-foot shooting guard who was recruited as a point guard. He did not recruit himself to UK.

    "Calipari chose the one-and-done route. It is not fair to blame an almost all freshmen team for still playing like freshmen this late in the season. That is 100 percent on the coach who recruited them, who has had months to mold them into a cohesive team. The parts are all there, they just need a builder to put them together. "

    Seems like about 1 in 5 fans are getting agitated with Cal.

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    When does the "youngest team ever" defense quit holding H2O ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    Saw this posted somewhere else on the web :

    "Players are a reflection of coaching. Can anybody remember a team coached by Bob Huggins jog up and down the court on defense? Bobby Knight? Brad Stevens? Rupp? Wooden? Or any other truly great college coach?

    This is not a well coached team and for the most part, the players on this team were not particularly well coached in high school either. Quade Green is a selfish 6-foot shooting guard who was recruited as a point guard. He did not recruit himself to UK.

    "Calipari chose the one-and-done route. It is not fair to blame an almost all freshmen team for still playing like freshmen this late in the season. That is 100 percent on the coach who recruited them, who has had months to mold them into a cohesive team. The parts are all there, they just need a builder to put them together. "

    Seems like about 1 in 5 fans are getting agitated with Cal.
    So the 18% has grown to 20%?

    Bunch of fools if they think Kentucky needs to move on from Calipari. I honestly can't believe people are trying to have this conversation. Embarrassing for the fanbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    So the 18% has grown to 20%?

    Bunch of fools if they think Kentucky needs to move on from Calipari. I honestly can't believe people are trying to have this conversation. Embarrassing for the fanbase.
    You should know by now that nothing, absolutely nothing, embarrasses this fanbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    When does the "youngest team ever" defense quit holding H2O ?
    Apparently never. It has become the norm when making excuses year after year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Apparently never. It has become the norm when making excuses year after year.
    Difference between excuses vs. explanations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Difference between excuses vs. explanations.
    It get used and worn out every year. It is an excuse and nothing more.

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    Why would the young explanation bother anyone? It's a fact. They are the youngest team in college basketball this season and it shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    It get used and worn out every year. It is an excuse and nothing more.
    It can be an excuse to you, but its an explanation to me. Excuse means the type of play is okay and excused. An explaination merely defines it and doesn't make it okay.

    Don't know why it bothers non-UK fans either way to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Why would the young explanation bother anyone? It's a fact. They are the youngest team in college basketball this season and it shows.
    The reason I dislike hearing it is because Cal and UK fans want the best players who then in turn leave early leaving the team young. If Cal and the fans get the players they want, they are going to be young all the time. Can’t have it both ways. If you want the best players (that leave after a year or two), you can’t use the young excuse because young is exactly what you are wanting or asking for in recruiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post

    Don't know why it bothers non-UK fans either way to begin with.
    I'm seriously beginning to think they're more obsessed with Kentucky then the crazy UK fans are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkuclubbaseball19 View Post
    The reason I dislike hearing it is because Cal and UK fans want the best players who then in turn leave early leaving the team young. If Cal and the fans get the players they want, they are going to be young all the time. Can’t have it both ways. If you want the best players (that leave after a year or two), you can’t use the young excuse because young is exactly what you are wanting or asking for in recruiting.
    I think for most rationale UK fans, saying they are young isn't them making excuses. Its them trying to remind the irrational UK fans that "this team is young, its a process, there will be bumps and we've seen this before. Ride the waves and hope they are playing up to their highest potential come March."

    In reality, the rational would be better off not even trying lol.

    Hell, I think thats even how Coach Cal uses it at times. But people get all upset about him making excuses.

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