Kentucky bounced back in a huge way, destroying the Auburn Tigers 78-54 last night at Rupp Arena. Terrance Jones, easily my pick, and everyone else’s for player of the game, had a big night, tallying 35 points and 8 rebounds. Jones displayed his inside and outside game last night, by dunking, posting up and scoring and even knocking down 4 of 5 threes. Kentucky rounded back into form by getting back to doing what they do best….. sharing the basketball. After getting just 9 assists Saturday against Georgia, UK notched 18 last night. When Kentucky shares the ball the way they did last night, it opens up good shots for a REALLY good shooting team, and you see the firepower that they have when this occurs.
This game was never in doubt as UK jumped out to a 15-3 lead right off the bat and never looked back. In a game in which the Cats shot 50% from the field and 42% from the beyond the arc, they took a step back from the foul line by only making 9 of 17. Hey, there’s always improvement for something from game to game, right???!!
As I look at the Kentucky team, as I’ve said before, when they play a team that doesn’t have a productive center, UK will dominate, and on the flip side, when they play a team that has a center that’s a legitimate threat, it’s going to be a battle!!! Overall a very impressive performance by the Cats and I look for them to continue their dominance this Saturday vs. LSU.
GO BIG BLUE!!!!!