Cats ground Jayhawks on historic night for college basketball PDF Print E-mail

 

The youthful Kentucky basketball team started slow, but finished strong during a historic night last night at Madison Square Gardens.

Duke Head Coach Mike Krys(???) started the night by breaking Bob Knight's all-time victory mark and Kentucky finished things off with a win over fellow traditional power Kansas, 75-65.

The score was tied at intermission, but UK started the second 20 minutes like a team possessed.

Anthony Davis got two baskets, one off a steal and a dunk and Terrence Jones added another two points as the Wildcats built a four-point 34-30 lead.

Another dunk by Jones and a three-point basket by Marquis Teague had the Cats cruising, 39-30.

Kansas never seriously threatened again.

Sophomore Doron Lamb led the way for Kentucky with 17 points including three, three-point baskets.

Jones contributed 15 and Davis had 14.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague added 12 points each.

While it was an impressive win over a top 15 team, Kentucky Head Coach John Calapari didn't sound pleased in his post-game press conference.

“We don't believe we have to truly play together yet. It's not talent that wins, it's good teams that win," he said. "This is not a good team yet. We're not bad, but we're not a good team yet. We've got good players, but we broke off every play."

The Cats will continue the Northeast swing this week when they head to Uncasville to play in the Hall-of-Fame Tip-off Tournament.

They will face Penn State Saturday and either Old Dominion or South Flordia Sunday.

The games both days will get underway at noon.