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Kentucky Blows By Harvard in the Second Half 79-70

Harvard hung around for a half until Kentucky’s lengthy defense took over to pick up the Cats’ seventh win of the 2017 season.

Harvard came out of the locker room hot in the first half, making 7 of their first 17 three-point attempts (42.1 percent).  Kentucky did not play poorly, but still only led by five at halftime.  Then Hamidou Diallo took over.

The Cats jumped passing lanes, created turnovers and ran the floor for easy transition buckets.  The 13-0 run put the game out of reach midway through the second half.  In the middle of it all was Diallo.  The uber athletic shooting guard tied a career-high with 19 points and added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals to the stat sheet.  Kevin Knox was just ahead of Diallo with a game-high 20 points on the night.

Many may have hoped for a bigger final scoring margin, but Kentucky played well in an entertaining game.  The Cats stepped up their game defensively when they had to and stole nine passes, forced 15 turnovers and turned it into 24 points.  Harvard came out with a haymaker and Kentucky punched back.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 responses to “Kentucky Blows By Harvard in the Second Half 79-70”

  1. catsby90.1

    Why the hell does he play pj so much? I️ hate watching him

    1. DelrayCat

      He is FAR better than Quade Green. Thank goodness SGA can play point.

    2. UK Big Board Update

      PJ and Green are going to be very important players to have next year.

  2. chris43

    A win is a win but I’m not exactly sure I’d call this blowing by Harvard. It looked like we were going to for a minute but as usually we let off the gas and allowed them to catch up.

  3. Lip Man 1

    Excellent free throw shooting for a change, well done.

  4. RUKidding

    There are just two aspects of this team that I think are atrocious, and one of them ISN’T the team’s fault. 3-point defense and not playing zone–the latter one simply kills me.

    1. CatsfaninFL

      You don’t play zone against a team that is shooting well from 3.

    2. BBNDan7

      Thank you catsfaninFL. Some people only complain rather than provide knowledgeable input

    3. catsarerunnin

      Playing zone slows down the game which isn’t a good thing for a team that likes to run like this one.