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OGT: Fla @ UK, Sat, 02/22, 6 PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. 407king

    407king GC Hall of Fame

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    Actually thought the game was well officiated. I hated the no-call on AN at the end but it is what it is, was really well officiated by SEC standards this year.
     
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  2. GratefulGator

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    I don't often agree with you, but this time, I agree with you. I'm mystified that we don't run more full-court press, which seems to be very effective and disruptive.
     
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  3. ufg8r3283

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    Correct in regard to number of FTs. I don't disagree.

    As you quoted me saying "It wasn't necessarily the number of fouls or lack thereof, but more phantom calls at key moments that really hurt us."
     
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  4. HallGator

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    I thought it was about as good as it gets at Rupp.
     
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  5. alaegator

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    There is no consistently good position for KBJ in this offense. Teams have figured out that when he gets the ball near the basket they just sag and double team him. KBJ is not athletic enough to jump over tall defenses and score close in consistently. So our offensive sets spot him over the top to draw the tall defenders out to cover him, in the hope that it results in a pick and roll or that lanes open for KJ, AN or Lewis to take it to the rack. When defenses sag on KBJ down low he either tries to score or kicks it out to the open man. Oftentimes he misses or makes a poor pass or turnovers. The mastermind behind our offense has decided that moving KBJ around the court gives us the best option. The reason that the offense seems more dynamic wheN KBJ and Payne play together is that when defenses sag on KBJ, Payne is near the rim for a put back or wide open for a layup...See Eric Fawcett’s excellent analytics on which player combos have the highest PPP production. FWIW.
     
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  6. gatorjjh

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    Saturday, February 22, 2020
    At the Buzzer: No. 12 Kentucky 65, Florida 59
    UF Chris Harry / Senior Writer
    A quick breakdown of Saturday's road trip and loss in Lexington.
    AT THE BUZZER
    No. 12 KENTUCKY 65, FLORIDA 59


    WHAT HAPPENED: Sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley scored a career-high 26 points, 22 of them after halftime, including barrage of back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers that broke a close game open in the second half Saturday night and sent the 12th-ranked Wildcats to a Southeastern Conference victory over the Gators at Rupp Arena. Florida had a seven-point second-half lead, but went into a 1-for-11 shooting funk about the same time Kentucky turned it up for the home crowd and went on one of those "Rupp Runs" that tend to turn a game. Quickley hit eight of his 17 shots, four of his six 3-point attempts and all six of his free throws to help his team shooting 48 percent after intermission. Freshman guard Tyrese Maxie had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The Gators were led by 19 points and nine rebounds from sophomore forward Keyontae Johnson and grad-transfer forward Kerry Blackshear Jr.'s 18 points and six rebounds, which he countered with five turnovers. Florida held a three-point lead inside 14 minutes to go in the game when Quickley went nuts, bombing trio of 3s on consecutive possessions to drop the Gators into a six-point hole. While UF was missing a fifth consecutive shot and on its way to turning the ball over 16 times, the margin went to eight. The Gators, though, still managed to make things interesting late, forcing three Wildcat turnovers in the final two minutes and scoring off each to make it a two-point game, 61-59, with 17.4 seconds left. UK, though, got a pair of free throws each from Quickley and Maxie to ice a sixth straight victory on a night the team scored a season-low number of points.
    STAGGERING STATISTIC: Sophomore shooting guard Noah Locke came into the game with at least one 3-pointer in 24 consecutive games and making 52 percent from 3 in league play. Not only was that streak snapped, Locke had his first scoreless game of the season after going 0-for-5 from the floor.
    At the Buzzer: No. 12 Kentucky 65, Florida 59 - Florida Gators

    Men's Basketball vs Kentucky on 2/22/2020 - Box Score - Florida Gators
     
  7. wingtee

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    Please tell me how was he All ACC ??? What did he do well there?
     
  8. garygator27

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    Maybe pick some spots every once in a while and try to press and scramble. It seems like any fast pace play is just frowned upon.
     
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  9. gatorjjh

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    Game Recap: Men's Basketball | 2/22/2020 8:00:00 PM | Associated Press
    Quickley Leads No. 10 Kentucky Past Florida
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Immanuel Quickley scored a career-high 26 points, including 15 of Kentucky's 17 during a decisive second-half stretch as the 10th-ranked Wildcats pushed past Florida 65-59 on Saturday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

    Quickley made 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 8 of 17 shots overall to surpass his previous high of 23 points at Auburn on Feb. 1. He scored all but four of his points in the second half. Tyrese Maxey had 13 points for first-place Kentucky (22-5, 12-2 Southeastern Conference), which took a three-game lead over Florida (17-10, 9-5).

    A back-and-forth game featuring 11 lead changes and 10 ties swung Kentucky's way midway through the second half thanks to Quickley, who knocked down three consecutive 3-pointers for a 50-44 lead with 11:20 remaining. The sophomore guard's 3 with 1:34 left provided an eight-point cushion. But Florida rallied within 61-59 on Scottie Lewis' tip of his missed free throw with 19 seconds left.

    Maxey converted a 1-and-1, and Ashton Hagans made a steal that led to Quickley adding two free thows with 1.9 seconds left. Florida outrebounded Kentucky 30-27 but committed 16 turnovers, leading to 20 points.
    Quickley Leads No. 10 Kentucky Past Florida - University of Kentucky Athletics
     
  10. jeffphillips21

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    Tough one boys
     
  11. alaegator

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    VT had a deeper bench at the power forward and center positions. KBJ played mostly the power forward position alongside other talented bigs so opponents were not as keen on sagging defenses around him. KBJ is pretty good when he has space to move and score in close. He’s the only big we have with any experience but he has not played with this group before. Hence every game is a new challenge. IMHO...
     
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  12. jeffphillips21

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    not as much as we hate losing to UK ;)
     
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  13. 352Fella

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    It was in reference to a non-call at the end of the game. It's my opinion. You made your point the FIRST time you quoted me. Run along...
     
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  14. wci347

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    Regardless as to whether it happened to Billy or not you can look past those games because there were other games that he got results. To compare lapses in offense under two coaches- one that has a litany of deep runs (wins and losses) and the other who made a deep run with players coached and recruited by the other coach who made deep runs- is unfair.
     
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  15. akaGatorhoops

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    the point is, lapses and runs are inherent to basketball. You can make whatever comparison you wish, and that will almost universally prove true.
    so what is unfair is to point to something that is part of the game, and a reality for virtually every team and coach.... and pretend it is a unique flaw of mike what.
    That is unfair.
     
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  16. gatorjjh

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    Florida comes up short behind career game from UK’s Quickley
    Joseph Salvador, Sports Writer Alligator
    The Florida Gators lost in dramatic fashion to the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday. With both teams on win streaks and SEC supremacy in the balance, it came down to the wire. In the closing seconds of regulation and after a horrid offensive performance from UF, the Wildcats were able to pull out the 65-59 victory thanks to Immanuel Quickley’s scorching hot hand.

    Going into Rupp Arena, UF coach Mike White knew that he would need every able-bodied player if the Gators (17-10, 9-5) were going to have a chance to dethrone an SEC-best Kentucky (22-5, 12-2) team.
    Specifically, Kerry Blackshear Jr. The forward has gotten into foul trouble in the past and most recently in UF’s win against Arkansas on Tuesday when he only saw 12 minutes of action. “We have to keep him on the floor,” White said at media availability on Friday. “We’re not as good with him out. We need him. We need him in a big way in Lexington. Somehow he has to avoid foul trouble.”

    Someone should have told Scottie Lewis.
    Lewis — a freshman guard known for his defense and athleticism — picked up his second foul of the game with less than four minutes played. He’d watch from the bench for the rest of the half.
    Florida’s tandem of Blackshear Jr. and Keyontae Johnson would go on to shoulder the load for the underdog squad, however. The forwards combined for 20 points in the first half on 50 percent shooting.
    Florida comes up short behind career game from UK’s Quickley
     
  17. BLING

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    I thought the issue was the refs not calling some obvious fouls, swallowing the whistle a few blatant times, not that they called too many on us. Hell, we only had 4 fouls with just a couple minutes left.

    I think “letting them play”, or whatever we want to call it, generally favors the more aggressive team. No doubt that was uk there. They were called for 8 fouls in second half, but probably could have been called for about 20.

    I’m not saying the refs were horrible overall, I generally prefer the “let them play” style of officiating, but they did miss a couple that were pretty ridiculous - and in key spots they got them wrong. One of our few fouls in the 2nd half was called on Mann, but the replay showed he had it clean and it even went off the UK players hands. There were no FT’s involved there (I dont believe), but it cost us a possession.
     
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  18. wci347

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    You can't have the best 3 point shooter in the SEC go 0-5 and expect to win. The fact that we were right there with our starting backcourt shooting 1-11 only underscores the talent we have on this team. We are not dependent on one person's output game in or game out. Two starters who average 22 points a game in SEC play only score 4 points and we lose by 5. That speaks volumes. I am sure some of Kentucky players were under average also, but not to the same degree as three of our starters. 31 points a game are scored when you add Scottie Lewis into the mix, who only scored 2 points with about 42 seconds left in the game. 6 points from 31- Kentucky is in trouble in Gainesville.
     
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  19. g8wayg8r

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    Liked Cals comment at halftime about getting in the gym and practice shooting if you miss shots. I'd say the same applies to free throws as well.
     
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  20. wci347

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    Critics point out the non traditional swing of Jim Furyk. He has this little re-direction loop in his downswing which is hardly textbook Bobby Jones!!! However, he has won 17 professional tournaments and is a US Open Champion. It is hard to be critical of a person who has lapses when they produce results. When one doesn't they will always be remembered more for the lapses and not for the accomplishments. As of this point in his coaching career, MW is known for being incapable of preventing his team from going through these sometimes 5-20 minute lapses in games where they look totally discombobulated, poorly coached and clueless as to how to play offense particularly in big games that really matter.

    Until he breaks through and wins some big games and goes deep in a tournament with HIS PLAYERS and not a predecessors, this is the label that will be attached to him- end of story!!!!
     
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