#9 Kentucky escapes #11 Washington 74-67

Kentucky came out again in the first half tonight and put on a clinic going on an 18-2 run early in the first half. The Cats managed foul trouble and a poor shooting night to pick up a hard earned early season win. Washington is going to hang around the top 15 all year and this win is the first of what I expect to be many that will make up a solid tournament resume come March. Kentucky will now tip it up with UConn who took down the 2nd ranked Spartans of Michigan State earlier tonight for the 2010 EA Sports Maui Invitational Championship. It’s late and I have to be up early so here are few quick notes:

  • Kentucky dominated the glass tonight winning the battle 44-33. This team was expected to be weak on the boards but with the effort of Harrellson and Jones this team may make rebounding a strength.
  • T-3 was once again a man tonight. He struggled shooting from the field (4-13) all night but still managed to end up with 16 points to accompany his 17 boards. What a night for #3!
  • Brandon Knight lit up the scoreboard leading all scorers with 24 points. The part of his game that struggled tonight were his turnovers. 0/8 was his assists to turnover numbers tonight, that won’t get it done but he still managed to run the offense well as he was desperately missed when he sat the last 9 minutes of the first half with 2 fouls.
  • Josh Harrellson had a very solid night. Yes he had a few plays were he just couldn’t seem to get control of the ball but overall his hustle plays which resulted in timely rebounds is what may have been the difference tonight.

Kentucky will now go for their 2nd Maui title tomorrow night, but win or lose this has been a successful tournament and we are really getting to see this team develop into the type of team that Coach Calipari would like to put on the floor every night. Of course we want this win though. Go Big Blue!

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One Response to “#9 Kentucky escapes #11 Washington 74-67”

  1. Kevin Mark Says:

    Kentucky is getting better and better,I hope they will become the champion,who would like to lose?nobody.

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