- Aug 23, 2011
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Lots of TOs for the 'cats in the 1st half.
There may have been a spirited discussion at halftime. If I were Mitchell, I'd point out that MTSU hasn't come close to beating a ranked team this year, so I don't want to be the first.
Doesn't matter what the score was half way through the second half at PSU they lost by 16 and only scored 49 points. MTSU is incredibly inconsistent and is therefore not a very good team. It is a bad loss for Kentucky no matter how you cut it.That's not true. MT had a double digit lead over Penn St. at Penn St. midway through the second half before being held scoreless in the last 8 minutes. They got killed by Tennessee but they played close with Ga. Tech and Arkansas as well (though I know they're not ranked). Their best player (Rowe) is a sophomore and they start a freshman point guard. They've had some lapses but this is a talented and athletic MT team who will only benefit from playing this tough schedule.
My point was having been at the PSU game that MTSU did not play well against PSU. They lost to PSU by 16 and should have lost by more than 20 quite easily. It was one of two games I made this year. I hope to see PSU/Nebraska tomorrow night.I'm not saying it's not a bad loss for KY. I was just saying MTSU has played another ranked opponent close.
I guess it depends on what your definition of close is and what your definition of good is.
They are undersized and have much less talent than most top 25 teams, but was it terribly surprising for me to see that they won? No. They've beaten UGA and LSU from the SEC when they were ranked in the top 10 as well. Coach Insell consistently gets more from less than other coaches.
KY did not play well and MT was firing on all cylinders (other than hitting from outside). It was a bad loss for Kentucky and a huge win for MT. I don't think it means KY is overrated or MT is a great team, but it shows that there is a little more parity in the women's game and what can happen if you don't bring your A game every night or overlook an opponent.