Agree with this. When your top scorer is Jones you are likely not winning. None of the main scorers got into any kind of rhythm. Maybe some of the credit is UK's defense. If I was playing Bama this is the strategy to use if you have the matchups to do it. Let Jones try to create and take as many shots as he wants and take away the 3 point shots. Jones is a competitor and one of the hardest playing players we have. He is just not the dangerous scoring threat. He has certainly improved in that area and I love the kid for that.
Half this board has ripped him a part over the last two years and all he has done is get better. He has earned the right to load up from three just like any of the others. You say he doesn't yet where was everyone else from three? How come they aren't being discussed by you?
Well if no one else is hitting them, someone has to shoot them to keep us in the game, so today's circumstances were different than others. He isn't launching threes at high rates or even often enough to make a comment about his shot selection. So yeah, I guess stand by your opinion even though it isn't really in line with his typical performance. Today was an outlier.
I've always given Herb praise not sure where the detriment thing comes from. Herb gets his points at the basket and FT line.
I said detriment as in your comment about him having no business from shooting a three. Because if he shouldn't be shooting them in your mind and he is then he is being a detriment to the team, because it's hurting the team. Simple logic.
You guys are focused on herb shooting threes are focused on the wrong things. We were miserable from the free throw line, we missed at least 5-8 lay ups and we made some careless turnovers. Mix that with how well Kentucky shot the ball and the lack of foul calls that were made on Kentucky when we were driving to the basket and I would say we did great.
I wasn't focused on the threes. Just making a point Herbert Jones has earned the ability to shoot two threes a game without being ridiculed.
Much different from last year. We are a dangerous team. We are learning how to win with this new style but we are constantly improving. Our effort, attitude, style and discipline is way better than last year. If we had Gary, Rojas and Q as a part of this roster I think we are a tournament team this year. Two knee injuries and bs NCAA eligibility ruling cost us 3 major contributors
Completely agree with this. My only concern has been the teams depth or another injure. Also, if the close loses add up will they have they mental toughness to keep working to get better. If they do I think this year ends up better.