.Lots of emotions last night as the Dawgs lost to Calipari's cats. First and foremost, here's a short clip of the seniors getting recognized.
Many thanks to Ricky McPhee, Tyler Whatley and Albert Jackson for all the games, hours of practice and just being DamnGoodDawgs!
Some brief thoughts:
- thanks to Alan for the ticket. I can't link from this program on my phone but he runs Alan's Assessments over on the left there. (UPDATE - here's the link.)
- Mark Pope spoke about the team's desire to beat Kentucky before the game. Unfortunately, as much as the Dawgs have grown since the meeting in Lexington, Calipari's employees have grown exponentially more.
- Thompkins played tight. I doubt coming off the bench a few seconds in played as much of a role as the number of scouts in attendance did. Just hope that wasn't his last game at Stegeman.
- I've seen men mad before. But when Leslie cramped up Coach Fox came unglued in a way that usually leads to something closer to A-bombs more than F-bombs. If that ref were Coach's red tie his family would be planning a funeral this morning.
- I'd love to watch the game again to verify this, but overall I thought the backcourt played consistently while the frontcourt struggled mightily as a whole. Perhaps the polar opposite of the game in January.
- except for Jeremy Price. Damn fine game from him.
- Lastly, I've been going to games at Stegeman Coliseum since the late 70s. This was the second rowdiest crowd I've seen there. Alan and I were left to wonder what it'll look like in a couple years when we're stretching the Ws into the twenties this time of year.
Something to look forward to for sure. Cuz those days are coming I can promise you that.
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