Mintz, Cats feeling ‘terrible’ after losing season

BY LARRY VAUGHT

Vaught’s Views

If you are an optimistic University of Kentucky basketball fan you have to hope that the struggles of this 9-16 season can somehow benefit the Cats next year.

Senior guard Davion Mintz — who is not sure about his timeline to decide if he might return to UK for another year — said feeling so low definitely resonated with the players.

“I’ve never lost this many games in my life in basketball, I mean, just consecutively like this. I know other guys on this roster haven’t either,” Mintz said after the SEC tourney loss to Mississippi State. “Now you know. You know how it feels. You don’t want to climb back into that hole.

“Like now, once you dig in, you know exactly how to escape. You just don’t want that pain to come back. It’s terrible. Whether it’s my last college game or not, you just don’t want to go out like that.  I know a lot of guys are feeling terrible. I mean, even if that’s the next level or not, you know how it feels to lose like this.”