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Kentucky picked up their seventh win of the season against Tommy Amaker’s Harvard team 79-70. But, the win received mixed reviews from the man in charge. Coach Cal wasn’t pleased with the defensive lapses and their continued struggles with putting an opponent away. Overall however, this young Kentucky team continues to make strides. UK scored 24 points off 15 Harvard turnovers and blocked nine shots. Their length continues to cause issues for opponents. Hamidou Diallo and Kevin Knox look more comfortable every time they step on the court. Let’s dive further into their performances courtesy of KSR photographer, Dr. Michael Huang:
Knox looks so effortless when he plays the game of basketball. He’s shown that he can make plays all over the court. With his 6’9 size, you can see why Coach Cal doesn’t want him to settle for outside shots. Knox can dominate by taking his player off the dribble. Against the Crimson, he had 20 points to go along with 7 rebounds.
Diallo is really playing at a high level right now. He’s not settling for long jump shots and is using his supreme athleticism to his advantage around the rim. Even his missed dunk just about brought the Rupp roof down. Against Harvard, he made his mark across the stat sheet as he tied a career-high with 19 points and added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drew a lot of praise from ESPN announcer Jay Bilas for his performance on Saturday. A lot has been made of his seven foot wingspan but his length can really give opponents fits on the defensive end. SGA scored 12 points to go along with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. Also, impressive was his 8-8 mark from the free throw line. As a team, Kentucky was 25-30 from the line.
Next Saturday Kentucky travels to play Monmouth University in Madison Square Garden. Until then you can check out KSR’s complete photo gallery on our Facebook page: