Due to some technical difficulties I was unable to see the majority of the first half. From what I’ve seen, this is what I’ve got:
– UK’s defense has been horrible. Calipari talked about how his Camp Cal-inspired three-a-days were designed to toughen up UK on the defensive end, but so far that seems like it’s not working out as he planned. Georgia’s shooting 50 percent (3-of-6) from behind the three-point line, and 44 percent (12-of-27) from the field. Travis Lee is their only player if double figures (12), but they have two more (Trey Thompkins and Ricky McPhee each have eight) who are a field goal away.
– UK’s offense hasn’t been much better. We’ve yet to hit a three so far (0-for-8) and our free throw shooting’s been brutal (10-for-18). From the field, Kentucky’s at 40 percent (12-for-30).
– Kentucky’s being out-rebounded (23-21), but is winning the turnover war (7-13). Wall already has three giveaways for Kentucky in the early going.
– Offensively, Patterson and Wall lead the way for the Cats with eight apiece, while Cousins and Orton each have four rebounds to pace Kentucky.
– Something to watch in the second half is Georgia’s foul situation. They’ve already committed 13 as a team.
We’ll have more after the game including a full recap and analysis. Go Cats!