It absolutely wasn’t an offense explosion in the first half, but Kentucky did look a bit more in sync than previous games. It was a good sign to see only 6 turnovers and 7 assists.
Kevin Knox was a major bright spot. He hit 2 early three pointers that really stabilized UK. He finished the half with 11 points.
As expected, Reed Arena was rocking. I was impressed with how the Cats handled the environment early. Shooting remained awful. Kentucky shot 36% from the field. However, there was not the typical long stretch of horrible execution.
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It is going to be a rock fight in the second half. Legggooo!!!!!