First game of the regular season. The Cats come out guns a blazing. Terrence Jones slams down 25 Points and 12 Rebounds for his first Double Double of his UK Career. Brandon Knight (17 pts/5 ast) and Doron Lamb (20 pts) bring it with Double Digit scoring. Young Doron also pulled in 5 rebounds.
And in what is most likely a surprise for many a UK fan who had left him for dead, Deandre Liggins throws down for 14 points, dishes out 6 assists and nabs 3 rbds.
It’s going to be a group board effort this year without Kanter. Unless Vargas and Jorts step up big time. Jorts is a big fella. he should be snatching balls left and right. We’ll see.
Jorts had a respectable 7 rebounds (4 Offensive). He’ll be sorely needed this year with Kanter being ruled ineligible. A shame that. The NCAA made a piss poor decision on that call. 13,000 dollars makes one a “Professional.” Who’d a thunk it. I thought Pro Ballers were cashing million dollar checks. Yet, the NCAA rules that a measly 13,ooo bucks and 20,000 bucks in school expenses makes one a “Professional.” The NCAA is still a joke.
Anyway. Great Game and Great Opener on the Season. Many is the fan was worried about this game. The baby Cats proved up to the challenge of the Great Bucs of ETSU. Imagine!
The one down side is free throw shooting. An abysmal .391. Can’t give up the freebies like that and expect to make any kind of run in the NCAA Tournament.
Last word. Darius Miller. The kid seems to have talent. He doesn’t seem able to bring it except on occasion. I think he can ball as well as the Frosh. Why he continues to be satisfied with second string is unfathomable.
Jones become the first Kentucky freshman to debut with a double-double since Jules Camara in 1998, stuffing the stat sheet with 25 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals in Kentucky’s 88-64 win over Eastern Tennessee State.
|S. Poole Jr.||1||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Percentages:||.485||.500||.391||Team Rebounds: 3|
|Technical Fouls: None
Officials: Doug Shows, Lee Cassell, Chuck Jones