UK Gets Outplayed By Baylor, Loses at Home 64-55



In what could be dubbed as one their worst-played games of the past three years, the Kentucky Wildcats allowed an unranked Baylor Bears team to sneak out of Rupp Arena with a 64-55 win, snapping Kentucky’s 55 game winning steak at Rupp Arena and handing John Calipari his first loss in the hallowed arena.

Kentucky was done in in more than one facet of the game. Not only did they commit 16 turnovers, they shot an abysmal 29.2% from the field, including 4-of-22 from three point range.

Archie Goodwin led the team with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists before fouling out with minutes left in the game. Alex Poythress had 13 points and six board. Nerlens Noel missed a lot of shots down low (3-for-15 from the field), but had 8 points and a career high 17 rebounds. Julius Mays had six points, both on three pointers. Willie Cauley-Stein played with tremendous hustle, but only had six points to go along with his seven rebounds. Kyle Wiltjer had three points on a 1-for-11 shooting day, and sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow finished with only two points.

  • Moonage

    They seem to play lackadasical, get behind, and then panic when it’s really too late. They need to panic a lot sooner against decent teams. If they hustle and play hard, and smart, they’ll beat any team in the country.

    Didn’t really listen to the CBS broadcast that much, but where is Harrow now?

  • Raymond Lindsey

    I am a Wildcat fan till the day I die I we are just a young team they have alot of learning to do thats why we have Coach Cal proud to be part of the Big Blue Nation

  • Bradley League

    i think harrow needs to be put in more! you can tell they are a young team for sure! no leadership and goodwin makes some stupid shots instead of passing to an open man. thats a freshman mistake and soon will be fixed by calipari!

  • Lora DeVore

    WOW !! what a title for an article : | I thought this was a uk webpage. I was proud of them !! They hustled , got on the floor , scrapped but their shots didnt fall. What more can ya ask ? I give them an A for effort !! I have to wonder if a UL fan wrote this. Sorta disgusted at the way you talk about them.

  • Anthony Vicars

    I was definitely pleased with the effort but the shots just wouldn’t fall for us.

    There’s also the fact that their defense reminds me of a bunch of elementary school kids chasing the ball around the court and never catching up to it.

    Eventually they can fix it but it’s very frustrating to watch. It will take a lot of hard work, but we can be a really good team that will go deep in the tourney if everyone commits to playing the way Calipari is asking them too.

  • Jerry Conners