I thought they put entirely too much emphasis on Noel, and the lamentations of woe at his injury. Got to be a demoralizing thing for the rest of the team.
It’s all coming off the heels of last years spectacular lineup...give ‘em some time, the n00bs will find their cohesion.
Are you kidding? The guy WAS going to be the #1 pick in the NBA draft... he's STILL probably be a top 5 pick. He was a FORCE on the inside, especially on defense. And the scary part is: he was still IMPROVING almost every game.
WITH Noel, UK was an interesting team... still not "great", by any stretch... but, scary, and getting better. And they clearly WOULD have made the tournament.
Without Noel?? They're still decent... until Caulley-Stein goes out with foul trouble.... Then, they become awful.
Not many teams in the country could lose a player like Noel without being hurt... for Kentucky? His loss was devastating.