Darius, seen here in his natural habitat, dunking on Canada.
In another taste of what could be to come, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Great White Mustangs of Canada 96-68 in a much more balanced game than last nights. Matt will be around with a full recap later, but until then, some quick hitters:
-I’m really beginning to wonder if we will ever see a complete game from this Wildcat team. Like yesterday, the boys in blue had a little trouble getting things going in the first half but began to pull away at the end of it, and throttled the overmatched opponents in the second.
–Miller again J-Wowwed with his leadership and his versatility. The opponent has to be made note of, but Darius played a pretty effective center at points in the first half, simply by taking his man off the dribble and converting. Assuming Enes gets eligible, we likely won’t see him play the 5 much at all this year, but if we have to play in a game where you actually can foul out… you never know.
-Josh Harrelson had a time of it tonight. He finished only two boards shy of a double double, and had five blocks in the first half alone, but it seemed like every other play he was committing a foul or falling victim to a back door cut. Still, you can see that Jorts game has improved, and as he continues to get more meaningful minutes he looks like a solid back up center.
-As far as the freshmen are concerned, the story was split between Lamb and Knight. Knight didn’t have as many points tonight, and at times in the first half seemed to lack the scoring touch he had yesterday. But before long he was putting the ball through the basket and before the Knight was over he had dropped 12 dimes. It’s no secret he’s not John Wall, but folks – he looks pretty freaking good.
–Lamb had his best game of the season, as he exploded for a team high 24. He showcased his smooth jumper, and his tear drop, and showed how he could be the consistency from the two guard we were missing last year. If you listen to those around the program, they will tell you that this Lamb is more in line with his norm than the one from last night. Let’s hope they’re right.
-Is it just me, or is the Canadian National Anthem really boring? I blame socialized health care.
For the full stats, check Matts post below. For a more thorough recap, check back later.
Until then, be good Cats fans.