Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Live-Blogging Vanderbilt at Kentucky on the ESPN

6 comments:

HeimThyme said...

Best lost I've seen from Vandy in a long time. They responded to the UT-style shut down of Jenkns in the first and fought back well. Yes we didn't close out, but Lance had a nice shot, people hit their free throws... damn close. Two fumbles by Festus and one terrible 3 atempt by JT a little earlier were the difference.

I know how people have a tendency to catastrophize on here after every loss, and if we're going to lose, at UK, like that, it is the best loss you can have. I l now believe in our tourney chances.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. We played UK at home better than any team this season. People are going to rag on Jeff, but in time outs I saw guy trying to encourage and motivate his team. Haven’t seen that from him. Other than that horrendous 3 at the end, he played a good game. Kids just gotta keep working on finishing shots.

Jenkins is also playing better under pressure.

The inbounds play at the end was going to be the holiest of basketball miracles if it went in. Other than the UT game, we are playing our best basketball at the right time.

Interesting to see how we play Florida on Sat...

Andrew said...

Why didn't Walker play a single minute in that game? When you're playing a team that only runs six deep, you generally like to throw a bunch of people running around at them. Plus, for all we'd have liked to win the game, I think it's just as important to get Walker back to the point that he can give you quality minutes.

Also, what the hell happened to Fuller, Odem and Steve T? God, we are maddeningly inconsistent. We looked terrible in the first half and great in the second half. Some players show up to certain games but not others. Why?

That said, I don't feel so bad after this loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm am typically critical of our team when we lose, but not this time. Amazing comeback in the hardest place to play in the country (at least one if them). Calapari said uk wasnt concerned with Ezeli. Fine. Ezeli was awesome though. Jenkins should continue using the curl cut down the lane like in the 2nd half. When he cuts to the hoop it opens up his jump shot. I can't say a bad thing about our starting 5 except for turnovers in the 1st half. Feeling much better about the rest of march. Big game vs UF!

Anonymous said...

Id still rather play Lance right now and not Andre. I havent felt this good about a Vandy team heading into the tourni since the 07 team...

Home court advantages are great, but they dont do you any justice in the tourni...remember 08?

UK will figure that our real fast

Go Vols? Does anyone anyone even care about the SEC tourni? I think its a joke.

Anonymous said...

Agree - NCAA tourney is only thing that matters - especially when you see how it is seeded.