Thursday, March 05, 2009
UPDATE - KY loses at Florida - 60-53. As my 2 readers may have noticed, I have not been posting about KY basketball recently because THEY SUCK! Last place Georgia beat us at home last night. They said it best on the KSR Blog. "I have watched a lot of basketball and I have questioned a lot of coaching moves. But I have never seen a more bizarre decision than the mass substitution to start the second half. For reasons that only he knows, Gillispie took out four of his five starters (leaving Porter) and put in Harrellson, Galloway, Miller and Slone into the game, with the contest close and momentum very much up in the air. Over the course of two minutes, that lineup took a 2 point lead and turned it into an 8 point deficit from which UK never came back. In so doing, Georgia got the confidence it needed to pull through to the end and UK found itself dug deep in a hole that could end its NCAA Tournament chances. Lots of people take up for and try to understand Billy Gillispie’s mind games…..this is one that is incomprehensible to me." I stayed up and listened to the post game radio show and Gillispie had the audacity to attack my buddy Tom Leach and accuse him of trying to get Gillispie to talk bad about his players. "You can't get me to talk bad about my players Tom, you just can't, I won't do that." Right after the encounter with Tom, he proceeded to throw his players under the bus. Although KY pays him 2 million dollars a year I'm beginning to think someone from Louisville is paying him 3 million to screw up the program. March Madness has turned in to Gillispie madness here in KY.