Um, whut? LOL. How is it justification of success for folks to opine that whining and begging for nonexistent penalties at the end of a hard-fought contest is kind of low-down and douchey for a coach, especially one at a juggernaut program with a wealth of talent? Lobbying officials or pointing things out to them during a game is one thing, all coaches do some of that; refusing to accept a loss to the extent that you raise a stink and insist on a call (as opposed to challenging an actual made call) is something entirely different.
I mean, honestly, most of the folks weighing in don't even have a personal stake in anything related to UK and/or never even play them. Kind of hard to refute that somebody's a sore loser when he tries to lobby the refs for not one, but two, bs calls at the end rather than just own up to the fact that he got beat fair and square. That's not jealousy talking; that's just people witnessing bona fide poor sportsmanship... there's no crying in basketball, either. Fans can get away with some of that; coaches are supposed to be above it, especially when they're wrong.
He did his best to try and limit the damaging impression everyone got later on at the presser when he said you have to give UAr credit for continuing to play hard right up to the end; but even then he couldn't just congratulate them without throwing one of his players under the bus and saying that's what you get from freshmen... totally distancing himself from any responsibility for the loss, and apparently forgetting that it's his own recruiting model that keeps so many inexperienced players on the floor for every game every year in the first place.
I know he's your coach and all, so sticking up for him is par for the course; we all do it... but if he was still coaching at Memphis, UK fans would be like the fans of most of the other DI teams and consider it a pussy move.