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Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« on: March 13, 2016, 07:45:36 pm »
KENTUCKY
Record:
26-8
Last Game: W, 82-77 (OT), v. Texas A&M in SEC championship game
Last 10: 8-2
Line: Kentucky -13.5
Notables:
6-4 fr G Jamal Murray 20.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.0 spg, .456 FG%, .788 FT%, .421 3 pt FG%
5-9 so G Tyler Ulis 17.2 ppg, 7.2 apg, 1.4 spg, .856 FT%, .342 3 pt FG%
6-8 sr F Alex Poythress 10.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, .613 FG%
6-3 fr G Isaiah Briscoe 9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg
6-9 jr F Derek Willis 8.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, .479 FG%, .914 FT%, .436 3 pt FG%
6-11 fr C Skal Labissiere 6.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.5 bpg, .517 FG%
6-9 jr F Marcus Lee 6.4 rpg, 6.1 rpg, 1.6 bpg, .681 FG%

Very nice event held at the arena tonight. We all were hoping for Duke in Providence but instead it's UK.

First reaction was it's the worst case scenario for us. Compared to the other 4s, Kentucky is miles ahead in my opinion. Calipari is a world-class coach with world-class talent – obviously not inferring that Coach K isn't, but UK has the ability to cut down the nets.

All the stuff you know needs to happen needs to happen. Jameel isn't going to go for 40, but we're going to need 20 and 10 out of him. He has had his way in the paint in the America East. He will have no such luxury on Thursday night. Cal will do everything he can to prevent Warney from getting the ball. He has done a nice job staying out of foul trouble and that has to continue. We will need big minutes from Tyrell and possibly Petras to give Warney a break. He will have to work very, very hard for his points.

The UK backcourt is no joke. Ulis and Murray is as good a duo as there is. Ahmad has to have a huge night defensively, presumably on Murray, and Woodhouse has to be the second outside threat on offense.

Enjoy the week, everybody. Should be fun.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 09:35:49 pm by Checkmate »
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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 08:11:34 pm »
UK is going to have a tough time with SBU. I don't know if UK can pull off a miracle.

We'll see....

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 09:22:42 pm »
Kentucky favored by 13 1/2.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 11:01:29 pm »
I don't think Kentucky is going to have enough time to go through all our film tape (and Indiana's, to be honest). They'll watch our tournament games, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame, I'd think.

And here's the opportunity: They're going to play man, and they're gonna see us as a one-man team and focus on stopping Warney in the low post at all costs - and they might be right. But they might not understand how good of a passer he is. Which means we're going to have to be smart and quick with our cuts. When all attention is drawn to Warney, when he absorbs all the gravity, we need to move instantly as soon as they turn their collective attention to him - and Warney will make the right pass.

We have three days to get our spacing down - not just to give Warney the space to operate in the paint, but the spacing to make Kentucky defenders move justenough for our guys to cut to the hoop. A step here and there is all a smart team needs.

Defensively, we'll be okay, I believe that, although we'll have to hide Woodhouse on someone - maybe Murray, if that makes any sense at all. He's the slowest of the three and Woodhouse will have a better chance staying in front of him instead of Briscoe or Ulis.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 11:59:59 pm »
I don't think Kentucky is going to have enough time to go through all our film tape (and Indiana's, to be honest). They'll watch our tournament games, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame, I'd think.

And here's the opportunity: They're going to play man, and they're gonna see us as a one-man team and focus on stopping Warney in the low post at all costs - and they might be right. But they might not understand how good of a passer he is. Which means we're going to have to be smart and quick with our cuts. When all attention is drawn to Warney, when he absorbs all the gravity, we need to move instantly as soon as they turn their collective attention to him - and Warney will make the right pass.

We have three days to get our spacing down - not just to give Warney the space to operate in the paint, but the spacing to make Kentucky defenders move justenough for our guys to cut to the hoop. A step here and there is all a smart team needs.

Defensively, we'll be okay, I believe that, although we'll have to hide Woodhouse on someone - maybe Murray, if that makes any sense at all. He's the slowest of the three and Woodhouse will have a better chance staying in front of him instead of Briscoe or Ulis.

Cal does not show tape of other teams to his teams. The coaches will tell them what they need to know though. You want to put your worst defender on our top scorer? Interesting strategy.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 01:01:12 am »
Yeah, covering your best perimeter player with our worst perimeter defender is not ideal. I'm just looking at Ulis and Briscoe driving, and they'll blow by Woodhouse, no problem. Puriefoy and Walker are quick enough laterally and athletic enough to have a chance on them - or just bother them enough. Because once there's penetration, everything breaks down defensively. Those two give us the best chance to stop that - not that it's an easy task.

And since Murray's more of a spot-up shooter (that's making everything) than a penetrator, maybe Woodhouse can stay at home with him. Of course, following him around picks and screens is another issue.

Hey, I'm grasping for straws here. You've got a big advantage at every position other than Warney. And we need a lot to go right - and maybe think a little differently.
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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 01:11:21 am »
I honestly know nothing of yall, but heard you have one really good guy. Our bigs have been very iffy this year, so that is our main weakness. Murray had a tough night tonight, and had a hard time getting open shots. Crazy A&M got a better seed even though we were ranked higher and beat them tonight.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 07:28:20 am »
Mannnnnn. Kentucky as our first NCAA game ever. Just to make things even more exciting. Can't wait to the Cats and the Seawolves on the same court!
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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 09:24:06 am »
All things considered, a 15 seed in Brooklyn would've been better for SB. At the same time I'm sure Coach P will have the team ready to play and for the most part over the last couple of years SB has held their own against the top 20 teams that they have faced.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 11:09:02 am »
Kentucky's back-court is scary good. Walker is going to be on Murray all day long which is our best chance to contain him. Briscoe and Ullis are going to be really tough to contain- I'd stick Puriefoy on Ullis and may need to **** with Woodhouse on Briscoe. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a lot of Nyama on the floor when Briscoe is on the floor- Briscoe is so quick getting to the hoop.

Warney is way more refined in the post than the UK players and has the potential to have a big game. However he does struggle a bit against the bigger guys though he did well against Vandy (Jones is gonna be a 1st rounder from there). I'm really intrigued for Jameel because this game could really solidify him on the NBA radar- he'll be a Dejuan Blair and maybe even Paul Millsap type of player in the NBA IMHO. Guys like him are chronically underrated in the pros.

Overall, a lot of things need to go right for us to win:
1. Contain Ullis- he's an amazing player and we need to play lock down defense
2. Prevent too much penetration from Briscoe- great player but his perimeter shooting is still a work in progress
3. Don't allow too many offensive rebounds
4. Get to the FT line and hit the free throws
5. Don't try to run with UK- they're just more athletic than us (as expected)

I expect a 15-20 point loss, anything less than that will be something to be proud about. I'm picking UK in my bracket but would love to be wrong!

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 11:21:42 am »
   Calipari will keep it at about a 20 point loss for SBU. No sense blowing us out early he has to save his guys for Indiana .  It will be nice on TV a good match up for sure but obviously no win .

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2016, 11:53:33 am »
you gotta believe.

pressure's off, sure.  but no sekunda and questionable free throw %?  could be a tall order.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2016, 01:20:13 pm »
Kentucky's back-court is scary good. Walker is going to be on Murray all day long which is our best chance to contain him. Briscoe and Ullis are going to be really tough to contain- I'd stick Puriefoy on Ullis and may need to **** with Woodhouse on Briscoe. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a lot of Nyama on the floor when Briscoe is on the floor- Briscoe is so quick getting to the hoop.

Warney is way more refined in the post than the UK players and has the potential to have a big game. However he does struggle a bit against the bigger guys though he did well against Vandy (Jones is gonna be a 1st rounder from there). I'm really intrigued for Jameel because this game could really solidify him on the NBA radar- he'll be a Dejuan Blair and maybe even Paul Millsap type of player in the NBA IMHO. Guys like him are chronically underrated in the pros.

Overall, a lot of things need to go right for us to win:
1. Contain Ullis- he's an amazing player and we need to play lock down defense
2. Prevent too much penetration from Briscoe- great player but his perimeter shooting is still a work in progress
3. Don't allow too many offensive rebounds
4. Get to the FT line and hit the free throws
5. Don't try to run with UK- they're just more athletic than us (as expected)

I expect a 15-20 point loss, anything less than that will be something to be proud about. I'm picking UK in my bracket but would love to be wrong!

The big, big dilemma. I think Kentucky can win the whole damn thing, but can I have my rooting interests even remotely compromised on Thursday?
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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2016, 01:22:45 pm »
There will be a plan in place to win, and it will be a darn freakin' good plan!

Whether it works or not, however....

Great to see SBU matched up with one of the...or THE...premiere programs in college basketball. Looking forward to the game. Go get 'em Seawolves.

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Re: Game 33: NCAA First Round – SBU v. Kentucky
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 01:26:19 pm »
The line is 13.5. If we lose under that I'd consider that a win. This UK people!!!!! The Premier basketball team in the country. You run with Kentucky you're running with the big dogs!!